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Mang claims victories in three classes

FORT PLAIN — Fort Plain’s Spencer Mang won three separate classes during Central New York Motocross Racers Association action Sunday at Twister Valley Sports Complex. Mang won the collegeboy, 122-250 expert and 122-open expert classes as Twister Valley hosted the CNYMRA for the second ...

Amsterdam Mohawks game postponed to Thursday

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks had Monday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game with Glens Falls at Shuttleworth Park postponed by wet weather. The game was rescheduled for Thursday as part of a doubleheader. The first game is slated to begin at 5 p.m. at Shuttleworth ...

Dan Parslow, left, was named the Fonda-Fultonville Central School Male Athlete of the Year, while Avery Cook was named the Female Athlete of the Year at the FFCS spring sports awards night June 7 in the high school auditorium. (Photo submitted)

Fonda-Fultonville honors spring sports athletes

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District hosted its annual spring sports awards night June 7 in the high school auditorium. Dan Parslow was the Male Athlete of the Year, while Avery Cook was the Female Athlete of the Year. Parslow also earned the Higgins Plaque as the ...

Cars line the frontstretch during a meet-and-greet session for fans to get autographs from drivers at Fonda Speedway on Saturday. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Fuller registers first Fonda big block victory

FONDA — When the big block DIRTCar series races came to Fonda Speedway for their tour events, Tim Fuller was always considered a threat to win, but never did. This season, Fuller has joined the ranks as a weekly competition at the speedway. It did not take long for him to make his ...

Mohawks fall short at Geneva, 9-7

GENEVA — Joseph Tassin had a two-run home run to help Geneva to a 9-7 victory over Amsterdam in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Saturday at McDonough Park. Tassin finished with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Red Wings, while Justin Etts had a double and two RBIs. Matt ...

Johnstown senior athletes pose for a photo. In the front row, from left, are Charlie Osborne, Michael Brown, Benjamin Russo, Payton Sardella, Molly Sear, Anna Heroth, Mallory DeFrancis, Kaitlyn Serpa and Emma Gottung In the middle row, from left, are Aylene Newman, Casey VanValkenburg, Chloe Salisbury, Mallory Baldwin, Kassandra Richer, Claire Guzielek, Chelsea Cirillo, Justin Horan, Brandon Crisafulli, Cecelia Mowrey, Bridget Spagnuola and Jacob Billa. In the back row, from left, are Daniel Jarabek, Jacob Petrie, Derek Lee, Brandon Mraz, Erik Frank, Jordan Herron, Austin Dingman, Nicholas Frasier, Michael Nourse Jr., Samuel McInnis, Trevor Askew and Benjamin Wager. (Photo submitted)

Johnstown honors senior athletes

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District athletic department and Purple and Gold Club hosted its 10th annual senior athlete banquet June 5 at the Winner’s Circle. Bob Wager was the guest speaker. Wager is a 1988 Johnstown High School graduate, a three-sport captain in football, ...

Fort Plain hands out spring sports awards

By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain athletic department hosted its spring sports awards ceremony June 9 in the Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School auditorium. Amber Douglas was named the softball Most Valuable Player, while Alexis Hagadorn earned the Board of ...

Russell claims victory in Lexington Run 5K

JOHNSTOWN — After winning the first two legs of the 5K Triple Crown on May 6 and 20, Amsterdam’s Cody Russell completed a three-race sweep June 10 in the Lexington Run. Russell finished the 3.1-mile course in a time of 18:26. He also was the top overall finisher in the Glove Cities ...

Baisley wins Run for the Violets 5K

DOLGEVILLE — Dolgeville’s Jake Baisley won the 19th annual Run for the Violets 5K on June 11. Baisley, who also was the top Dolgeville finisher, covered the 3.1-mile course in a time of 18:15, finishing more than 3 minutes ahead of second place. The event was part of Dolgeville’s ...

Triple J Club

Members of the Johnstown Triple J Club pose for a photo at the Johnstown senior athlete banquet on June 5 at the Winner’s Circle in Fonda. The Triple J Club members participated in all three sports seasons during their senior year.

Amsterdam’s Will Holland, left, attempts to beat the throw to first as Saugerties first baseman Jack Gonzalez awaits the throw during Friday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Mohawks lose to Saugerties, 7-2

AMSTERDAM — After losing to the Amsterdam Mohawks, 11-5 on Thursday night, the Saugerties Stallions traveled to Shuttleworth Park hoping to get back on the winning track. Getting multiple hits from four different players, the Stallions upended the Mohawks by a score of 7-2 on Friday night ...

Gloversville’s Jen Vickery throws to the plate during an April 18 Foothills game against Johnstown at Johnstown High School. Vickery was named a second-team Foothills Council softball all-star. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Several area softball players named Foothills Council all-stars

Several area players were among those named to the Foothills Council softball all-star team. Nicole DeRose, Gianna Quatrini and Emma Patrei all were named second-team all-stars for Amsterdam, while Megan LaMont and Karly Power were named honorable mention. Gloversville’s Jen Vickery was ...

Mohawks snap 2-game losing streak

SAUGERTIES — The Amsterdam Mohawks snapped a two-game losing streak Thursday, defeating the Saugerties Stallions 11-5 at Cantine Memorial Veterans Field. The Mohawks broke open a tied ballgame with a seven-run fifth innng. Anthony Gonnella provided the big hit in the inning for Amsterdam ...

Gloversville's Salvatore Attigiato launches off the table top during a 122-250 Amateur moto at STR/Monster Supercross action Wednesday night at Royal Mountain. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Six area riders claim Royal wins

CAROGA LAKE — Six area riders were among those claiming victories during Monster Energy/Sowle Trailer Repair Supercross competition Wednesday night at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Johnstown’s Casey Battisti won both motos on his way to a victory in the 122-250 amateur class. Battisti also was ...

Amsterdam's Griffin Roberts throws to the plate during a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. Roberts was selected in the 29th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins with the 856th pick. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Eight former Amsterdam Mohawks taken on final day of MLB draft

AMSTERDAM — After three former Amsterdam Mohawks were selected in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday, another eight were taken on the final day of the draft Wednesday. Justin Yurchak, Evy Ruibal, Tyler Ratliff, Jonathan Pryor, Connor Johnstone, Connor Heady, Griffin ...

Racing Around: Shaffer savoring first win

You’ll have to excuse “Happy” Harry Shaffer if he shed a few tears Saturday night at Fonda Speedway. After 30 years of competition, the veteran sportsman driver fulfilled a promise to his father and parked his ride in Victory Lane for the first time in his career at the Track of ...

Amsterdam’s Julian Gallup, right, awaits a pickoff throw as Albany’s Brandt Holland dives back to first base during Tuesday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Albany rolls past Amsterdam, 11-1

AMSTERDAM — The Albany Dutchmen took advantage of some late-inning runs to blow open their game against the Amsterdam Mohawks Tuesday Night at Shuttleworth Park. The Mohawks got 6 2/3 solid innings from pitcher Ben Anderson before the Albany bats came to life giving the Dutchmen an 11-1 win ...

Former Amsterdam Mohawk Zach Logue was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Three former Mohawks taken on second day of MLB draft

AMSTERDAM — Three former Amsterdam Mohawks were among those selected on the second day for the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday. Riley Mahan, who played for the Mohawks in 2015, was taken in the third round by the Miami Marlins with the 89th pick. The only former Mohawk to be selected ...

Amsterdam Mohawks' shortstop Eric Rivera looks to tag Saugerties' Nick Campana on an attempted steal in the third inning of Monday's Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Mohawks fall short in extra innings, 5-3

AMSTERDAM — After holding off the Saugerties Stallions for a 10-7 victory Sunday night, the Amsterdam Mohawks could not duplicate the task on Monday. The Mohawks grabbed a 3-0 lead but the Stallions got to the Amsterdam bullpen, with John McKenna delivering two home runs, including a 2-run ...

Changes coming to Glen Ridge

FULTONVILLE — In its history, Glen Ridge Motorsports Park had seen its share of up-and-downs. More recently, the speedway has struggled with low car counts and minimal fan attendance forcing the track in a new direction, which saw successful car owners Mike Parillo and Ray Sefrin step in ...