Local Sports

Gloversville's Richard Taylor warms up for the Huskies' Foothills Council match against Queensbury on Nov. 14, 2016, at Arterial Lanes in Gloversville. Taylor recently was named a first-team Foothills Council all-star. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Area bowlers named Foothills all-stars

Several area bowlers were among those selected to the 2016-17 Foothills Council all-star team. Amsterdam, which won the Foothills Council South Division and tournament titles, had Brendan McGillin, Mike Hughes and Jon Schultz named to the first team. McGillin also qualified for the New York ...

The Amsterdam Sea Rams youth swim team will send seven competitors to the Adirondack Gold Short Course Championships meet, which will take place starting Sunday at the Robison Pool at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. Pictured, from left, are Nathanial Andersen, Trevor Dzikowicz, Thomas Knack, Emily Miles, Kylie Cotugno, Kayla Dzikowicz and Cecelia Mowrey. (Photo submitted)

Sea Rams qualify to compete at short-course meet in Troy

TROY – A total of seven swimmers from the Amsterdam Sea Rams youth swim team achieved qualifying times for the Adirondack Gold Short Course Championships meet, which will take place starting Sunday at the Robison Pool at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. To qualify for the meet, ...

AHS grad Rouse honored by MAAC

EDISON, N.J. – For the second consecutive week and the second time in his career, Marist baseball junior Andrew Rouse, an Amsterdam graduate, was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week the conference announced Wednesday for his performance in three games at the George ...

SUNY Cobleskill's Anthony Yevoli, left, controls the ball during a men's lacrosse game against Lyndon State College at Frank Bailey Field on the campus on Union College in Schenectady on Feb. 26. Yevoli, an Amsterdam High School graduate, recently was named the "2017 Boy of the Year" by the Upstate New York/Vermont Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (Photo submitted)

Yevoli honored by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

ALBANY — SUNY Cobleskill sophomore lacrosse player Anthony Yevoli, an Amsterdam High School graduate, was named the “2017 Boy of the Year” by the Upstate New York/Vermont Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Yevoli was honored by the society at its annual Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ...

Six members of the Royal Mountain Junior Racing Team competed in the Kandahar State Championship race last weekend at Gore Mountain in North Creek. In the front row, from left, are Brady Cotter and Jill Sandel. In the back row, from left, are Andrew Lake, Colin Cotter, Emily Fleming and Carter Cheney. (Photo submitted)

Royal Mountain racers compete at Gore Mountain event

NORTH CREEK — Six members of the Royal Mountain Junior Racing Team competed in the Kandahar State Championship race last weekend at Gore Mountain in North Creek. Emily Fleming of Johnstown placed fourth overall in the girls U14 age group, earning a spot on the state team that will compete ...

Yevoli, Mowrey help Cobleskill to victory

LA PLUME, Pa. — The SUNY Cobleskill men’s lacrosse team took to the road Wednesday afternoon and posted a 16-2 victory over Keystone College in non-league action. With the victory, Cobleskill improved to 2-0 overall on the season while the Cougars now fall to 0-4 overall on the ...

Fulton-Montgomery Community College's Kerome Grant (32) puts the ball up over SUNY Broome's Kenneth Davis (10) during a Nov. 6 game. Grant recently was named third-team all-region and second-team all-conference. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

FMCC players earn region, conference honors

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College men's and women's basketball teams combined to have five players earn all-region and all-conference honors. From the women's team, My'eesa Grant, Moet Jenkins and Rylie Smith were honored, while Kerome Grant and Dante Morgan were honored ...

B-P grad Graham honored by NECC

BENNINGTON, Vt. — For the second-straight time, the New England Collegiate Conference Baseball Rookie of the Week hails from Southern Vermont College as freshman left-hander Tyler Graham, a Broadalbin-Perth graduate, collected the honor on Monday for the period ending March 5. Graham had a ...

Veteran Fort Plain Hilltoppers baseball coach Craig Phillips looks on as his players rest between sprints on the opening day of practice Monday at Fort Plain High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Fort Plain looking to replace key players

FORT PLAIN — At the end of the 2016 baseball season, the Fort Plain Hilltoppers celebrated a victories of Genesee Valley (11-0) and West Canada Valley (11-6) to capture the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D championship. The majority of the starters from that ...

Coach Denise Benton, right, talks with members of the Johnstown Lady Bills lacrosse team on the opening day of practice Monday at Knox Field in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis

Changing of the Seasons

The spring sports season began Monday at area high schools with the first day of practice.

AHS grad Brown earns honors

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named sophomore Izaiah Brown, an Amsterdam High School graduate, its Division I Men’s Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of the Year on Monday. Brown owns the second-fastest 400-meter time in the country and ...

Coveney, Sturdivant compete for Albany

BOSTON — Broadalbin-Perth graduate Jake Coveney and Amsterdam graduate Omahri Sturdivant competed for the University of Albany men’s indoor track and field team at the IC4A and ECAC Indoor Championships at Boston University. Coveney competed in the heptathlon for the Great Danes. In the ...

R.J. Pingitore

B-P names new varsity baseball, soccer coaches

BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Perth alumnus R.J. Pingitore has been named the varsity baseball coach and long-time assistant Billy Eipp was appointed the new varsity boys soccer coach by the Board of Education during its meeting on Monday, Feb. 27. “I’m thrilled that two individuals with such ...

Members of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College bowling team, from left, Damian Sullivan, Shirley Glynn, Daniel McCoy, Sydney Palmatier, Charlie Cusano, Kendra Sweet, Donavon Derenzo and head coach Tom Rathbun after competing at the NJCAA National Tournament in Buffalo. Matt Frisch not pictured. 
(Photo courtesy of Meghan Power, FMCC)

Raiders’ inaugural season finishes at National Tournament

BUFFALO — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College bowling team completed its inaugural season on Saturday with a respectable finish at the NJCAA National Tournament held in Buffalo. The Raiders co-ed team finished 13th out of 19 teams bowling against only men’s teams. “I thought they did ...

The Section II Committee awarded plaques to the members of the Class A all-tournement team following Friday's championship game at Hudson Valley Community College. Receiving the awards were, from left, Amsterdam's Nina Fedullo and Guilianna Pritchard, Gloversville's Harmony Philo, Queensbury's Hope Sullivan, Averill Park's Kelsey Wood and tournament MVP Kat Stackrow.
(The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

All-tournament team

The Section II Girls Basketball Committee awarded plaques to the members of the Class A all-tournament team following Friday's championship game at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Receiving the awards were, from left, Amsterdam's Nina Fedullo and Guilianna Pritchard, Gloversville's ...

Local sports in brief

McGillin competes at state tournament ROCHESTER — Amsterdam’s Brendan McGillin finished 53rd at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships Sunday at AMF Gates Lanes. McGillin posted games of 194, 181, 166, 164, 160 and 197 for a 1,062 six-game ...

Fonda-Johnstown's Trevor Askew swims the breaststroke portion of the 200-yard individual medley Saturday at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Swimming and Diving Championships at Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow. (Photo contributed by Lisa Askew)

Askew finishes 30th at state championships

EAST MEADOW — Fonda-Johnstown senior Trevor Askew finished 30th overall in the finals for the 200-yard individual medley at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at the Nassau County Aquatic Center. Askew finished with ...

Amsterdam's Kevon Boucaud competes in a Tri-County Indoor Track League meet at Union College in Schenectady on Jan. 21. Boucaud was second (NYSPHSAA) and fourth (Federation) in the 55-meter dash and sixth (NYSPHSAA) and eighth (Federation) in the long jump at the New York State Public High School Athletic 
Association Indoor Track and Field Championships at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in State Island on Saturday. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Area athletes post strong showings at state meet

STATEN ISLAND — Amsterdam’s Kevon Boucaud picked up four medals to lead the local athletes participating in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association indoor track and field championships Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex on Staten Island. The ...

GHS grad Pettit helps Cobleskill to title

CAZENOVIA — The SUNY Cobleskill men’s swimming and diving team recently captured its second North Eastern Athletic Conference championship in the last three seasons at the 2017 NEAC Championships, hosted by Cazenovia College. The Fighting Tigers posted a team total of 621 points to ...

Parslow scores 19 points in Sage loss

AMHERST, Mass. — The Sage women’s basketball team faced No. 19 ranked University of Mary Washington in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament on the campus of Amherst College on Friday. For the Gators, the 2017 tournament appearance was the second in program-history, ...