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Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville's Elias Sanchez (33) goes up for a shot as Fonda-Fultonville's Nik Couture (12) looks on during Friday's Western Athletic Conference game at Fonda-Fultonville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Braves hold off Wolfpack in battle of unbeatens

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville High School was the site of the battle between two unbeaten teams Friday night. The Braves put their 5-0 record on the line as the played host to the Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville Wolfpack, also 5-0. After building a 13-point first-half lead, the Braves had ...

Gloversville's Jeremy Lombardoni looks on as Patrick Raldiris (2) battles Schuylerville's Paul Harshbarger left, and Nicholas Budesheim (10) for the offensive rebound during Foothills Council action Friday night at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Horses saddle Dragons with 53-39 loss

GLOVERSVILLE — Wednesday night against Queensbury, the Gloversville Dragons poured in 13 3-point goals en route to handing the Spartans their first league loss of the season, 72-69.. Friday night against Schuylerville, the long-range shots did not fall for the Dragons as they fell to ...

Johnstown's Trey Stover dribbles past Broadalbin-Perth's Jackson Sassanella (5) and Bobby Munn during Friday's Foothills Council game at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Boys Basketball Roundup: Sir Bills end 10-game losing streak against Patriots

JOHNSTOWN — Matthew Boyle scored the game-winning basket with two seconds remaining to lead Johnstown to a 51-49 victory over Broadalbin-Perth in a Foothills Council boys basketball game at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. It was the first win for the Sir Bills over the Patriots since ...

Girls Basketball Roundup: Bulldogs get past Panthers

MAYFIELD — Taylor Meacham scored 27 points to lead Berne-Knox-Westerlo to a 63-53 victory over Mayfield in a Western Athletic Conference girls basketball game Friday. The Bulldogs led 36-24 at the half on their way to the victory. It was the first loss in five games this season for the ...

Dolgeville volleyball defeats Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN — Lauren George finished with 15 digs, 15 assists, five aces and four kills to lead Dolgeville to a 3-2 victory over Cooperstown in a Center State Conference volleyball match Friday. The Blue Devils won by scores of 25-15, 19-25, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-22. Bobbie Lee Hall had 14 ...

H.S. Bowling Roundup: Schoharie defeats OESJ, 3-1

LITTLE FALLS — Perry Lawyer rolled a 222-570 to lead Schoharie to a 3-1 victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville in a Western Athletic Conference match at RD's Gorge View Lanes. Louis Hardendorf posted a 173-476 for the Indians, who finished with a 2,180-2,122 advantage in total ...

C-FP wrestlers top Little Falls, 48-30

CANAJOHARIE — Canajoharie Fort Plain won eight of 13 weight classes on its way to a 48-30 victory over Little Falls in a non-league wrestling match Thursday. Jared Bentz (113 pounds), Adam Oertel (120), Derek Countryman (126), Lucas Sunderland (132), Orion Burke (152), Andrew Towse (160) ...

Gloversville's Gabby Langley (21) is challenged by Schuylerville's Briana Signor (15) as she drives to the hoop after recording a steal during Thursday's Foothills Council game at Gloversville High School. Trailing the play are Schuylerville's Emily Vallee (1) and Cassaundra Darrah (10). (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Gloversville, Johnstown girls victorious

GLOVERSVILLE — After starting the season off with four-straight losses, the Gloversville girls basketball team finally tasted victory. Powered by Harmony Philo’s 19-point performance, the Lady Dragons cruised to a 64-38 victory over Schuylerville Thursday night at Gloversville High ...

Gloversville, Johnstown girls victorious

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Lady Bills took the court at Warren Street Elementary School Thursday night to face off against the Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots. Both teams were in search of their first win of the season and when it was over, after a fourth quarter scare from the Lady Patriots, ...

Fonda-Johnstown’s Kyle Gray, top, battles Amsterdam’s Randy Faria Jr. during their 170-pound bout Thursday at Fonda-Fultonville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Rams pin loss on Fo-Jo wrestlers

FONDA — In its first home match as a combined squad, the Fonda-Johnstown wrestling faced a familiar foe Thursday. Fo-Jo, which is competing in the Western Athletic Conference this season, hosted former Foothills Council rival Amsterdam at Fonda-Fultonville High School. The Rams won 11 of ...

Glens Falls' Joe Girard III (11) shoots over Johnstown's Keegan Feinour during Thursday's Foothills Council game at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Girard III nets 48 in Glens Falls’ 87-70 victory over Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Sir Bills put up 43 second-half points against Glens Falls but it was not enough to overcome the Indians 55-point first half performance en route to registering an 87-70 Foothills Council victory Thursday night at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Glens Falls ...

Sea Dragons, C-FP swimmers post wins

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville-Mayfield Sea Dragons won 10 of 12 events Thursday as they defeated Glens Falls 102-81 in Foothills Council swimming action at the Gloversville Middle School pool. Danny Helou, Dane Dillenback and Brandon Becker posted two individual victories apiece for ...

H.S. Wrestling Roundup: Galway defeats C-FP, 45-36

GALWAY — Galway won eight of 15 weight classes on its way to a 45-36 victory over Canajoharie-Fort Plain in a Western Athletic Conference wrestling match Wednesday. Brandon Grupe (120 pounds), Billy Ous (138) and Sam D’Alessandro (195) won by pin for Galway (3-0 overall, 1-0 WAC), while ...

Girls Basketball Roundup: Mayfield routs Duanesburg, 48-24

MAYFIELD — Sydney Sheldon scored 16 points to lead Mayfield to a 48-24 victory over Duanesburg in a Western Athletic Conference girls basketball game Wednesday. The Lady Panthers led 29-13 at the half on their way to the victory. Lindsey Hampton finished with 12 points for Mayfield (4-0 ...

Amsterdam swimmers lose to HF-SGF

AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam won eight of 12 events, but Hudson Falls-South Glens Falls used its depth to post a 101-72 victory in a Foothills Council boys swim meet at Lynch Literacy Academy on Wednesday. Trevor Dzikowicz (200-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle), Lucas Sarabia (500 freestyle, 50 ...

Dolgeville volleyball loses to Sauquoit

DOLGEVILLE — Mandy Brennan finished with eight kills and two blocks to lead Sauquoit Valley to a 3-1 victory over Dolgeville in a Center State Conference volleyball match Wednesday. The Indians won by scores of 25-20, 22-25, 25-18 and 25-16. Brittany Kuhn had 11 assists, four digs and two ...

Gloversville's Joey Rowback (23) grabs an offensive rebound away from Queensbury's Patrick Conway (2) during the second quarter of Wednesday's Foothills Council game at Gloversville High School. Looking on are the Dragons Anderson Jones (24) Buck Galster (5) and Esean Brown (3) along with Queensbury's Bryce Bleibtrey (15), Jeff VanAnden (3) and Thomas Scotto-Lavino. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Boys Basketball Roundup: Bouchard scores 40 in Dragons’ win

GLOVERSVILLE — When Dante Bouchard hit his first three attempts from behind the 3-point arc Wednesday night, you could feel it was going to be a big night for the sophomore and his Gloversville teammates. Bouchard blistered the nets for a career-high 40 points, including eight 3-pointers, ...

Swimmers dive into the pool to begin an event during a Nov. 30 Foothills Council meet between Gloversville and Amsterdam at Gloversville Middle School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

2017-18 High School Boys Swimming Preview: Diving In

The area’s four boys swimming and diving teams all return several key competitors for the 2017-18 season. In addition to their returnees, all four squads have newcomers who are expected to contribute this season. All four teams also have solid numbers on this year’s team and are hoping ...

Winter weather wipes out local slate

Several area athletic contests were postponed as a results of Tuesday’s winter weather. The Gloversville boys basketball team had its home game with Queensbury moved to today at 7:30 p.m. The Broadalbin-Perth boys basketball team had its home game with Hudson Falls moved to today at 7:30 ...