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Amsterdam's T.J. Collett shatters his bat as he singles up the middle during the first inning of Monday's Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game against the Elmira Pioneers at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Mohawks shake off slow start, rally past Elmira

AMSTERDAM — After hammering out a 22-12 victory over the Adirondack Trail Blazers on Sunday, the Amsterdam Mohawks returned home and continued to swing a hot bat. Facing the Elmira Pioneers for the only time in the regular season, the Mohawks erased an early five-run deficit to pull away to ...

An overview of campers working on skill development during the annual FFCS Baseball Camp held at the F-F Little League Park in Fonda on Monday. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Fonda-Fultonville hosts baseball camp

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville baseball coach Rick Palumbo is hosting his 12th annual summer baseball camp this week at the Fonda-Fultonville Little League Park.The camp features baseball stations with an emphasis on throwing, catching and hitting. There are games every day to go along with the ...

David Constantino (7) challenges Chad Edwards for the lead on the low side of turns one and two during the 602 modified feature Sunday night at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Constantino rallies for Glen Ridge feature win

FULTONVILLE — Getting through traffic on a tight quarter-mile dirt track can be difficult and lead to changes at the blink of an eye. With the 25-lap 602 modified feature going caution free it came down to who got the break between Brian Calabrese, Chad Edwards and David Constantino as they ...

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RIDING AT TWISTER VALLEY

Above: Riders leave the starting line to begin the first plus-30 novice moto during Sunday's Central New York Motocross Riders Association event at Twister Valley Sports Complex in Fort Plain. Right: Scott Phelps (420) clears a jump during a plus-40 expert moto at Sunday's Central New York ...

Ronnie Johnson (2RJ) races through turns three and four with Stewart Friesen (44) during modified action Saturday at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Varin registers modified victory at Fonda

FONDA — Two weeks ago, Bobby Varin had engine trouble with his primary Saturday night ride in the No. 00 so he brought the Palmer’s Service 76 to the track to compete. He opted to bring the Palmer 76 back to the speedway Saturday and won an epic battle with Tim Fuller to pick up his ...

Fonda-Fultonville won the District 12 Triple AAA 11-and-12-year-old all-star tournament. (Photo submitted)

All-Star Tournament

JOHNSTOWN — Fonda-Fultonville won the District 12 Triple AAA 11-and-12-year-old all-star tournament. Fonda-Fultonville went 4-0 in the tournament and defeated Gloversville in the championship game, 12-2. Johnstown Little League hosted this year’s tournament at Peter Hand Field in ...

Mohawks rally past Saugerties, 5-4

SAUGERTIES — Liam Wilson belted a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead Amsterdam to a 5-4 victory over Saugerties in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Saturday at Cantine Veterans Memorial Field. Wilson finished the game 3-for-5 with a home run, ...

Amsterdam's Tim Kline was one of the winners of the Fulmont Roadrunners Club's 2017 James R. Dern Memorial Scholarships. (Photo submitted)

Kline, Menis earn Fulmont Roadrunners’ Dern Memorial Scholarships

FORT HUNTER — Alice Menis of Schenectady High School and Timothy Kline of Amsterdam High School are winners of the Fulmont Roadrunners Club’s 2017 James R. Dern Memorial Scholarships. The scholar-athletes excelled in the classroom, as well as in long-distance running and extracurricular ...

Mohawks blank Albany Dutchmen

AMSTERDAM — Thomas Lane, Ben Anderson and Brandon Reitz combined on a three-hitter to lead Amsterdam to a 9-0 victory over Albany in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Friday at Shuttleworth Park. The win was the 15th in the last 16 games for the Mohawks. Anderson earned the ...

Amsterdam's Will Holland connects for an RBI single in the Mohawks' four-run fifth inning against the Glens Falls Dragons in Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League action Thursday at Shuttleworth Park. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Mohawks hold off Dragons’ rally for eighth-straight home victory

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks needed all of a 10-run advantage they built early in Thursday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game with the Glens Falls Dragons. The Mohawks jumped out to an 11-1 lead after five innings of play but Glens Falls battled back to put the tying ...

Parker Chase (819) leads the charge out of the gate during the first 122-250 novice class moto Wednesday during STR/Monster Energy Supercross competition at Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Six area riders post wins at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — Six area 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, Johnstown’s Maxx Miller, Stratford’s Tom Hogan, Johnstown’s Todd Cleveland and ...

Amsterdam’s Brandon Reitz was named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Pitcher of the Week. (Photo submitted)

Amsterdam’s Reitz, Jamestown’s Stack earn PGCBL weekly honors

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has named Jamestown Jammers outfielder Collin Stack (UMBC) the Player of the Week and Amsterdam Mohawks right-hander Brandon Reitz (Florida State) the Pitcher of the Week for the fourth week of the 2017 season. For the league-leading Jammers (21-5), ...

Mohawks roll past Adirondack, 12-4

BOONVILLE — Anthony Gonnella slugged three home runs to power Amsterdam to a 12-4 victory over Adirondack in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest at Robert Smith Sports Complex on Wednesday. Gonnella finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored for the Mohawks, who ...

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FORT PLAIN BASEBALL CAMP

Photo submitted The Fort Plain baseball team hosted its annual camp June 26 to 30. The camp was open to players age 6 and older. It took place at the Fort Plain Sports Complex and it was directed by Fort Plain varsity coach Craig Phillips, who has more than 700 career victories. The camp ...

Five Dolgeville baseball players earn Center State Conference honors

DOLGEVILLE — Five Dolgeville baseball players were among those named to the Center State Conference Division III all-star team. Jacob Farquhar and Dylan Walrath were named all-stars for Dolgeville, which finished its season with an 11-7 overall record and a 5-6 mark in CSC ...

Open practice set at Caroga Creek

EPHRATAH — Caroga Creek Raceway will host a practice session tonight at the Route 10 facility. Gates to the racing facility will open at 4 p.m. with practice being staged from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. There will be a $10. pit admission fee and a kart practice fee of $10. for all divisions. ...

From left, Binghamton's Matthew McLaughlin, Amsterdam's Kevon Boucaud and McQuaid's Noah Williams race during the Division I 100-meter preliminaries at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at Union-Endicott High School in Endicott on June 9. Boucaud was named a first-team Foothills Council all-star in the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Several area athletes named Foothills Council all-stars

Several area athletes were among those named to the Foothills Council track and field all-star team. Amsterdam’s Kevon Boucaud was named a first-team all-star in the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump. Broadalbin-Perth’s Jeff Derwin was named to the first team in the shot put and ...

Mohawks split two games with Albany

ALBANY — On a day that featured bonus baseball at Siena Field, the Albany Dutchmen (13-9) lost to the Amsterdam Mohawks (18-7) by a score of 7-4 in 11 innings in the game from June 7 that was suspended due to darkness, but bounced back with a 5-3 win in the regularly-scheduled contest Sunday. ...

Friesen picks up win at Utica-Rome

VERNON — Stewart Friesen took the lead from Pat Ward on lap 55 with a pass in the slick outside lane after a lap 45 restart and withstood a fury of action, including a pair of red flags in the final 25 laps to win the New Yorker 100 at Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday night. It was the first ...

Tim Hartman Jr. challenges Brian Calabrese (21C) for the lead in the 30-lap Crate Modified feature Sunday night at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Hartman Jr. wins feature event at The Ridge

FULTONVILLE — Tim Hartman Jr. opened a new era of racing Sunday night at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park in grand fashion. The second generation driver found his way to the front midway through the 30-lap Crate Modified feature and held off a late-race rally by Rocky Warner to pick up his first ...