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Mayfield’s Karleigh VanNostrand delivers a pitch to Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s Caitlyn Bianchi during Thursday’s Western Athletic Conference game at Mayfield High School.
(The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

VanNostrand leads Mayfield softball team to victory

MAYFIELD — Karleigh VanNostrand recorded 11 strikeouts in the circle and connected for a double, single and three RBIs to lead Mayfield to a 12-1 Western Athletic Conference softball victory over Berne-Knox-Westerlo Thursday at Mayfield High School. Kylie Cotugno added two singles, two RBIs ...

Fort Plain baseball coach Craig Phillips recorded his 750th career victory Wednesday. The Hilltoppers defeated Mekeel Christian Academy, 14-3. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

H.S. Baseball Roundup: Phillips earns 750th career win

FORT PLAIN — Fort Plain baseball coach Craig Phillips became the first coach in New York State Public High School Athletic Association history to reach 750 career wins Wednesday. The Hilltoppers defeated Mekeel Christian Academy, 14-3, in a Western Athletic Conference contest. Phillips, ...

Amsterdam's Trey Ausfeld tags Broadalbin-Perth's Mike Dygon as he attempts to score on an overthrow to home plate during Wednesday's Foothills Council game at Shuttleworth Park. (James A. Ellis)

Rams use fast start to top Patriots

AMSTERDAM — The Broadalbin-Perth baseball team was set to host Amsterdam on its home diamond Wednesday, however, consistent rain overnight made the field unplayable. Instead, the teams moved the Foothills Council South matchup to the artificial turf at the Rams’ home field at Shuttleworth ...

H.S. Softball Roundup: Lady Rams get past Queensbury

AMSTERDAM — Megan Lamont, Michaela Kelly and Michaela Rust each had two hits and an RBI to lead Amsterdam to a 9-2 victory over Queensbury in a Foothills Council softball game Wednesday. The Lady Rams improved to 5-7 overall and 4-4 in Foothills play. Jasmin Pepe, Karley Hertzner, Justice ...

Gloversville’s Nicholas Bruce hits a forehand during Wednesday’s Foothills Council match against Hudson Falls at Knox Field in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

H.S. Tennis Roundup: Gloversville cruises past Hudson Falls, 7-0

JOHNSTOWN — Gloversville won all five singles matches and both doubles contests on its way to a 7-0 victory over Hudson Falls in a Foothills Council boys tennis match at Knox Field. Damian Bruce, Brian Hugo, Nicholas Bruce, Cam Biche and Ryan Issa all won singles matches for the ...

Girls Lacrosse Roundup: Johnstown loses to Scotia, 12-5

JOHNSTOWN — Lillian Murphy and Sarah Sullivan each scored three goals to lead Scotia-Glenville to a 12-5 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council girls lacrosse game Wednesday at Knox Field. Sydney Obman scored twice for the Lady Tartans, while Sarah Sullivan, Catherine Rumfelt,, ...

AHS boys lacrosse loses to Scotia, 15-2

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam boys lacrosse team slipped to 1-5 overall and 0-4 in Foothills Council play following a 15-2 loss to Scotia-Glenville on Tuesday at Lynch Literacy Academy. Anthony Barone-Lopez and Adam Noce scored for the Rams, while Riley Mahoney had an assist. Jesse Kellogg ...

Mowrey leads Cobleskill to victory

BUFFALO — The SUNY Cobleskill men’s lacrosse team took to the road Wednesday, recording a 24-4 North Eastern Athletic Conference win over Medaille College at Dobson Field. With the victory, Fighting Tigers move to 4-8 overall on the season including a 1-6 mark in NEAC play, while the ...

Caroga Creek set to open Saturday

EPHRATAH — Caroga Creek Speedway Owner/Promoter Todd Moran will open the gates for the season Saturday at noon to begin a 25-date schedule for the 2017 season. According to a press release, Moran and his staff have been busy over the past few months adding 400-plus yards of new clay to the ...

Track & Field Roundup: Gloversville swept by Scotia-Glenville

GLOVERSVILLE — Scotia-Glenville earned a sweep of Tuesday’s Foothills Council track and field meet at Park Terrace Elementary School. On the boys side, the Tartans notched a 111-21 victory, while the girls posted an 85-41 victory. In the boys meet, Scotia-Glenville won 16 of 17 events ...

Amsterdam's Gabby Stanavich clears a hurdle on her way to victory in the 100-meter hurdles during Tuesday's Foothills Council meet against Johnstown at Knox Field in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Track & Field Roundup: Amsterdam sweeps Johnstown in Foothills meet

JOHNSTOWN — The Amsterdam boys and girls track and field teams both posted victories over Johnstown in a Foothills Council meet at Knox Field on Tuesday. The Amsterdam boys won 82.5-57.5, while the girls posted an 88-49 victory. In the boys meet, Kevin Boucaud won four events for ...

Softball Roundup: Mayfield outlasts Galway

MAYFIELD — Angelina Mannino finished with a double, two singles and an RBI to help Mayfield earn a 9-8 victory over Galway in a Western Athletic Conference softball game Tuesday. Galway scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to take an 8-3 lead before Mayfield scored six times in ...

JHS boys lacrosse loses to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Zack Rowland finished with four goals and five assists to power Cambridge to a 14-0 victory over Johnstown in a Wasaren League boys lacrosse game Tuesday. It was the fourth straight loss for the Sir Bills, who slipped to 1-8 overall and 0-6 in Wasaren League play. Cody Oldham ...

Baseball Roundup: Canajoharie gets past OESJ, 9-5

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Nick Kocjan finished with three hits to lead Canajoharie to a 9-5 victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville in a Western Athletic Conference baseball game Tuesday. Isaiah Logan and Joe Trembley each had two singles for Canajoharie (4-4 overall, 4-2 WAC). Mike ...

FMCC Roundup: Raiders lose four to Herkimer

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College baseball team dropped all four of its games against Herkimer on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, the Raiders lost 7-1 and 10-0 at Herkimer before dropping 18-16 and 12-1 decisions to the Generals at home Monday. In Sunday’s first game, ...

Johnstown's Michael Brown looks to get back to the base as Gloversville first baseman Trevor Mee waits for the throw on a pickoff attempt during Monday's Foothills Council game against Gloversville at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Sir Bills complete sweep of Huskies

JOHNSTOWN — When the Gloversville Huskies gave the Johnstown Sir Bills extra outs, they made the most of the opportunities. The Sir Bills benefited from six Gloversville errors as they rolled to a 12-3 Foothills Council victory Monday night at Johnstown High School to sweep the season series ...

Johnstown’s Grace Giarrizzo looks to bunt during Monday’s Foothills Council game against South Glens Falls at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

H.S. Softball Roundup: Lady Bills blanked by South Glens Falls, 22-0

JOHNSTOWN — Leah Vanderwarker was 5-for-5 with a double, two triples and a home run to power South Glens Falls to a 22-0 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council softball game Monday at Johnstown High School. The Bulldogs pounded out 19 hits, including nine for extra bases. Maddy ...

H.S. Tennis Roundup: Gloversville tops Glens Falls, 6-1

GLENS FALLS — Gloversville won four of five singles contests and both doubles matches to post a 6-1 victory over Glens Falls in a Foothills Council boys tennis match Monday. Damian Bruce, Brian Hugo, Nicholas Bruce and Cam Biche all won singles matches for Gloversville (3-1 overall, 3-1 ...

Girls Lacrosse Roundup: Johnstown to Schuylerville

SCHUYLERVILLE — Amy Moreau finished with seven goals and two assists to power Schuylerville to a 19-3 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council girls lacrosse game Monday. Allison Burnham had four goals and an assist for the Black Horses, Cassie Patrick had three goals and two assists ...

AHS boys lacrosse loses to South High

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Jason Boucher finished with five goals and two assists to lead South Glens Falls to a 15-6 victory over Amsterdam in a Foothills Council boys lacrosse game Saturday. Darwin Weller had three goals and an assist for the Bulldogs. Adam Noce scored three goals for ...