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Amsterdam's T.J. Collett (44) is greeted by teammates as he crosses home plate following his three-run home run in the second inning of the opening game of Friday's Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader against the Saugerties Stallions at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. Collett and teammate Liam Wilson shared PGCBL Player of the Week honors. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Amsterdam’s Collett, Wilson share PGCBL honors

AMSTERDAM — The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has announced Amsterdam teammates T.J. Collett (Kentucky) and Liam Wilson (Canisius) as co-Player of the Week honorees and Elmira’s Houston Roth (Ole Miss) as the Pitcher of the Week for Week 3 of the 2017 summer season. Since ...

Mohawks’ win streak hits nine

UTICA — Liam Wilson had a two-run home run, a double and went 3-for-3 to lift Amsterdam to a 7-4 victory over Utica in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Monday at Donovan Stadium. The Mohawks out hit the Blue Sox 11-5 and got on the board quickly, grabbing a 4-0 lead, ...

Large field competes at Caroga Creek

EPHRATAH — The month of June concluded last Saturday night at the Caroga Creek Speedway with 128 karts filling the pit area. A total of 16 different divisions competed with the Winged Champ Kart Series at the 1/5-mile track in the final feature of the night staging their third series event ...

Weather washes out racing at Glen Ridge

FULTONVILLE — Glen Ridge Motorsports Park was forced to postpone Sunday’s racing card due to wet weather. A total of 16 crate modifieds, 10 limited sportsman, 10 pro stocks, 14 slingshots, 11 POWRi midget sprints, and nine four-cylinder mini stocks were in attendance. Glen Ridge will ...

Johnstown's Tanner Fahr pases the ball as Amsterdam's Riley Mahoney (16) and Francisco Alejandro (35) close on the play during non-league action Saturday at the Lynch Literacy Academy. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Johnstown lacrosse players earn Wasaren League all-star honors

Several Johnstown players were among those named to the recently announced Wasaren League boys lacrosse all-star team. Garrett Way, Kerry Blackwood, Andy Sitterly and Tanner Fahr all were named league all-stars. Way (attack) and Fahr (defensive midfield) were named to the second team, while ...

Tony Farone (18), Mark Mortensen (1M) and Rocky Warner race through turns three and four during sportsman action Saturday at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Friesen claims modified victory at Fonda

FONDA — Tim Fuller may have got the best of Stewart Friesen in the opening round of the Bill Anagnostopulos Elimination Race but at the end of the night Friesen parked his No. 44 in Victory Lane for his third modified feature win of the season Saturday at Fonda Speedway. While Friesen ...

Mohawks roll past Saugerties

SAUGERTIES — TJ Collett finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored to power Amsterdam to a 9-3 victory over Saugerties in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Saturday at Cantine Memorial Veterans Field. Collett’s effort included a home run and a double to help the ...

Vlainich top finisher in Mule Haul race

FORT HUNTER — The Fulmont Roadrunners Club’s 34th annual Mule Haul road race, an 8-kilometer (4.96-mile) event, took place June 18. Glenville’s Gavin Vlainich won the race with a time of 29:25. Ian Thane (30:34) was second, Matthew Raponi (31:14) was third, Isaac Menis (31:31) was ...

Amsterdam's Cody Russell, left, won the Lexington Run on June 10 in Johnstown. Russell finished the 3.1-mile course in a time of 18:26. The Lexington Run was the third and final race in the 5K Triple Crown presented by St. Mary's Healthcare. The first race took place May 6 with the Run for the Roses 5K in Johnstown and the second took place May 20 the Mountain Valley Hospice 5K at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Broadalbin's Ashley Wilson, right, was the top female finisher in the Lexington Run, placing fifth overall with a time of 20:02. (Photo submitted)

Lexington Run

JOHNSTOWN — Amsterdam’s Cody Russell won the Lexington Run on June 10 in Johnstown. Russell finished the 3.1-mile course in a time of 18:26. The Lexington Run was the third and final race in the 5K Triple Crown presented by St. Mary’s Healthcare. The first race took place May 6 ...

Dolgeville’s Barnes, George honored

SYRACUSE — Section III honored the area’s top scholar-athletes June 12 at an awards dinner at SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus. Dolgeville’s Sarah George and Hunter Barnes were among the honorees. George played girls soccer, girls basketball, and girls track and field, ...

Amsterdam's Cody Russell, right, and Fort Plain's Stacy Merchant were the men's and women's winners in the 5K Triple Crown. (Photo submitted)

Russell, Merchant win 5K Triple Crown

JOHNSTOWN — After winning the first all three legs of the 5K Triple Crown on May 6, May 20 and Amsterdam’s Cody Russell was crowned the overall winner. Cody Russell finished with a three-race total time of 55:58 to earn the overall title. Amsterdam’s Cory Russell was second with a ...

Amsterdam's TJ Collett (44) is greeted by teammates as he crosses home plate following his three-run home run in the second inning of the opening game of Friday's Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader against the Saugerties Stallions at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Red-hot Mohawks win seventh straight

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks got a complete-game two-hitter from pitcher Andrew Saalfrank and TJ Collett collected five RBIs as the Mohawks romped to a 13-2 victory over the Saugerties Stallions in the opening game of Friday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader at ...

Several Johnstown spring sports athletes were named all-stars in their respective sports. (Photo submitted)

Johnstown athletes earn honors

JOHNSTOWN — Several Johnstown spring sports athletes were named all-stars. From the boys track and field team, Nick Frasier was named a first-team Foothills Council all-star in the high jump and honorable mention in the triple jump. Christian Solby (800 meters) and Brandon Mraz (3,000-meter ...

A total of 12 students from the Greater Johnstown School District were among those recognized in May at the Sandra G. Morley Leadership Award ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College. (Photo submitted)

Johnstown students receive Sandra G. Morley Student Leadership Awards

TROY — A total of 12 students from the Greater Johnstown School District were among those recognized in May at the Sandra G. Morley Leadership Award ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College. These students were selected by their physical education teachers for exhibiting sportsmanship, ...

Summer athletic programs slated for Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District will sponsor several clinics and leagues this summer. Football Team Install When: June 28 to July 26, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Where: Knox Field Grades: Johnstown High School varsity and junior varsity football ...

Gage lifts Richmond past Hartford, 3-0

RICHMOND, Va. —In his 44th appearance for the club, Broadalbin-Perth graduate Matt Gage pitched his first nine-inning shutout in the Richmond Flying Squirrels' 3-0 win over Hartford at The Diamond on Thursday. He scattered five hits, walked one and fanned three while throwing 67 of 106 ...

Fordyce earns SUNYAC honors

POTSDAM — Jordon Fordyce, a Northville graduate, was one of 102 SUNY Potsdam student-athletes to earn a spot on the State University of New York Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll for the 2016-17 school year, the conference announced Monday. Fordyce is a sophomore ...

Amsterdam's Liam Wilson takes a cut at a pitch which went for an RBI double in the third inning of a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game against Glens Falls Thursday at Shuttleworth Park. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Mohawks sweep doubleheader from Dragons

AMSTERDAM — Liam Wilson and Anthony Gonnella blasted home runs and drove in 11 of Amsterdam’s 13 runs as the Mohawks defeated Glens Falls 13-1 in the opening game of Thursday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader at Shuttleworth Park. The Mohawks completed the sweep ...

Fonda's Tyler Blowers (17) got the hole shot to lead a pack of 25 riders to the top of the hill during the opening 122-250 novice moto at STR/Monster Supercross action Wednesday night at Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Three area riders post wins at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — Three area riders were among the winners during STR/Monster Energy Supercross at Royal Mountain Ski Area on Wednesday. Fonda’s Tyler Blowers, Stratford’s Tom Hogan and Broadalbin’s Austin Becker all claimed victories. Blowers won all four of his motos to claim ...