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Grandstand tickets for Travers offered

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. announced that fans who purchase Travers Day grandstand admission tickets in advance will save $5 off the price of admission the day of the event. Advance grandstand admission tickets are $10. Pending availability, grandstand admission ...

Construction continues on the new athletic fields at Gloversville High School. (Photo submitted)

Changing Fields

GLOVERSVILLE — On Sept. 7, the Gloversville Enlarged School District is scheduled to have its new state-of-the-art FieldTurf facility at the high school turned over to them for use. That weekend there are three soccer games and a field hockey match scheduled the christen the new ...

Jim Introne (9), Tim Hartman Jr. (22), David Constantino (7) and Jeremy Pitts race through turns one and two during crate modified heat race action Sunday at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in Fultonville. Hartman went on to win the 25-lap crate modified feature. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Hartman wins again at Glen Ridge

FULTONVILLE — Since Glen Ridge Motorsports Park made the switch from Friday nights to Sunday nights, Tim Hartman Jr. has been a frequent visitor to Victory Lane at the track. Hartman claimed his third crate modified win in five races since the track switched to Sunday nights with the July 2 ...

Green Mask dominates Troy Handicap

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask narrowly missed the track record for 5½ furlongs, crossing the wire in 1:00:49 after a perfect stalk and pounce trip to win the $250,000 Troy on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course, and solidify himself as one of the top turf sprinters in ...

Nick Stone (27), Dennis Joslin, center, and Jason Casey (324) race through turns one and two during pro stock action Saturday at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Wilder picks up modified win at Fonda

FONDA — After struggling the last few races with the Bill Schoons-owned No. 24, Jeremy Wilder and the team opted to bring Wilder’s No. 22J to Fonda Speedway Saturday night. It was a good choice as Wilder led all but three laps of the 30-lap modified feature to score his second win of the ...

Saratoga Roundup: Gun Runner dominant in Whitney victory

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney’s Gun Runner delivered on his reputation as one of the top older males in the country, picking up his second straight Grade 1 with a 5 ¼-length score as the heavy 3-5 favorite in Saturday’s 90th running of the $1.2 million ...

Troy Handicap slated for today at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Green Mask and Holding Gold were game challengers, falling just short of a record-setting performance last out against graded stakes competition. The duo will look to build on those efforts, linking up again in today’s 13th running of the $250,000 Troy Handicap for ...

Andy Fusco, left, and Al Busch talk during a previous vintage baseball game at Parkhurst Field. (Photo submitted)

Upstate N.Y. Sports Lore: Vintage baseball game set for today

The game of baseball dates back to 1839 when Abner Doubleday is credited with having laid out the first version of the game on Eli Phinney’s cow pasture in Cooperstown. While the same premises of the game laid out in 1839 have lasted the test of time, many rule changes have taken place ...

Bricks and Mortar wins Hall of Fame Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s undefeated Bricks and Mortar added his first career graded stakes victory after closing hard to win the Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1:39.47 for 1 1/16 miles on a firm Mellon turf course at ...

All eyes on Gun Runner in Whitney

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney’s multiple Grade 1 winner Gun Runner will attempt to bolster his status as one of the top older horses in the world, wearing the target as the 4-5 morning-line favorite in a field of seven for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney, ...

Josh Hohenforst poses in Victory Lane after capturing the benefit 20-lap Winged Cage Kart victory Thursday night at Caroga Creek Speedway.  (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Hohenforst claims checkers at Caroga Creek

EPHRATAH — Growing up, Josh Hohenforst spent a lot of time at Caroga Creek Speedway both working and racing at the track that was operated by his family. He has moved on from racing go-karts to driving a big block modified at the local speedways. Thursday night he returned to Caroga Creek ...

DiamondDawgs sweep Mohawks from playoffs

LITTLE FALLS — One thing has been constant in the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs' run for a second Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Championship: 4-3. They beat Albany by that score on Tuesday, and took a 1-0 lead over the Amsterdam Mohawks in the East Division Championship Series by that ...

Meet-the-coaches event at Northville

NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School will host  a mandatory meet-the-coaches night on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. All student-athletes planning to play soccer or golf in the fall should plan to attend. For more information, contact athletic director John Karbowski at ...

Northville slated to host fitness test

NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School athletic director John Karbowski will administer t he Athletic Placement Process Physical Fitness Test for seventh -and eighth-graders on Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. on the varsity soccer field. Any seventh- or eighth-grade student-athletes interested in ...

Mike Mahaney poses in Victory Lane after winning the Jack 50, a Tribute to Jumpin' Jack Johnson, Wednesday night at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Mahaney claims Fonda victory

FONDA — Mike Mahaney has a knack of coming up big in special events at Fonda Speedway. In 2012 he was the season-opening 40-lap Ice Jam and closed out the season by winning the 112-lap Tribute to Champions race honoring Jumpin’ Jack Johnson. Wednesday night Mahaney returned to Fonda ...

Sean Smith (276), Carman Casolo (376) and Sheldon Wayman (534) battle at the front of the pack as Raymond Lane (192) tumbles off his motorcycle heading into the first turn in the first 122-250 novice moto during STR/Monster Energy Supercross competition Wednesday at Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Blowers doubles up at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — Several local riders were among the winners during STR/Monster Energy Supercross competition Wednesday at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Fonda’s Tyler Blowers, Johnstown’s Casey Battisti, Broadalbin’s Zach Finch, Johnstown’s Bennett Melita, Stratford’s Tom Hogan, ...

Mohawks lose to Mohawk Valley, 4-3

AMSTERDAM — The top-seeded Amsterdam Mohawks dropped the first game of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division championship series to the third-seeded Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs by a score of 4-3. The Mohawks outhit the DiamondDawgs, 7-5, tallying five hits in the first ...

Carina Mia claims victory in Shine Again

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Three Chimneys Farm’s Carina Mia took advantage of class relief and notched her first victory in more than a year, overtaking stablemate Going for Broke in midstretch and outkicking her challenger to win by a neck in the fifth running of the $100,000 Shine Again for ...

Saugerties catcher Jeff Palczewski looks to throw the ball back to the pitcher as the Mohawks exit the dugout to congratulate Eric Rivera (3) after he scored on a dropped third-strike play in the bottom of the fourth inning in the opening round of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League playoffs Tuesday night at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Amsterdam tops Saugerties to advance

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks advanced to the East Division Finals of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League on Tuesday night by defeating the Saugerties Stallions 6-3 at Shuttleworth Park in the first round of the playoffs. The Mohawks got three hits each from Dustin Skelton and ...

PGCBL President Kunion to retire

Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League President Jeff Kunion announced Tuesday his intention to retire from his role as president when his contract expires at the end of the 2017 calendar year. “My family will shortly be moving to Florida and with all of our teams in upstate New York, I ...