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Johnstown's Jake Petrie (7) tags out Broadalbin-Perth's Will Austin at second base on a steal attempt during ThursdayÕs Section II Class B quarterfinal game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

H.S. Baseball Roundup: Johnstown advances to Class B semifinals

JOHNSTOWN — In a wild game that featured multiple delays for weather and even a three-run grand slam, the Johnstown baseball emerged victorious in a Section II Class B quarterfinal contest against Broadalbin-Perth on Thursday at Johnstown High School. The 12th-seeded Sir Bills posted an 8-1 ...

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

QUEENSBURY — Having successfully petitioned its way into the Section II Class A tournament, the Amsterdam softball team made the most of its opportunity Thursday. The 10th-seeded Lady Rams posted a 4-3, eight-inning win over seventh-seeded Queensbury in a first-round matchup. The Lady Rams ...

Johnstown’s Amber Tesi, right, controls the ball as Cohoes’ Maddy Johnson (8) defends during Thursday’s Section II Class D quarterfinal game at Knox Field in Johnstown. The Lady Bills won, 14-13, in overtime. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Lady Bills outlast Cohoes in overtime, 14-13

JOHNSTOWN — In a game that lasted nearly five hours, the Johnstown girls lacrosse team posted a 14-13 overtime victory over Cohoes in the Section II Class D quarterfinals at Knox Field. The game began at 4 p.m. and didn’t end until 8:50 p.m. due to multiple weather delays. Johnstown ...

Broadalbin-Perth graduate Katie Herba was named SUNY Delhi's Female Athlete of the Year for 2016-17.  (Photo submitted)

Herba honored by SUNY Delhi

DELHI — SUNY Delhi recently hosted its annual athletic awards banquet. Broadalbin-Perth graduate Katie Herba was named Female Athlete of the Year for 2016-17. She was a member of the SUNY Delhi Broncos soccer and basketball teams. In women’s soccer, Herba was recognized by the ...

The Gloversville tennis team poses with its sectional runner-up plaque and patches after losing 6-1 to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in the Section II Class A championship match Wednesday at Ballston Spa High School. (Photo submitted)

Huskies’ run ends in Class A title match

BALLSTON SPA — Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake won four of five singles matches and both doubles contests to post a 6-1 victory over the Gloversville tennis team in the Section II Class A championship match at Ballston Spa High School. “The team came up short, but we battled every point,” ...

Fort Plain's Michaela Stockwell (4) pitches to Canajoharie's Hannah Smith during Monday's Western Athletic Conference game. The Hilltoppers were seeded fourth in the Section II Class D Tournament, while the Cougars earned the 10th seed in Class C. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Softball sectionals short on local teams

The Section II softball tournament will be light on local teams as just five area squads will be part of the postseason. Three of those teams — Canajoharie, Galway and Mayfield — will be part of the Class C brackets. Also taking part in sectionals will be Amsterdam (Class A) and Fort ...

Track & Field Roundup: Rams’ Boucaud wins three events at Foothills meet

SCHUYLERVILLE — Queensbury swept the team titles at the Foothills Council track and field championships at Schuylerville High School on Wednesday. In the girls meet, the Spartans finished with 146 points to earn the victory. South Glens Falls (91 points) was second, Amsterdam (63) was ...

JHS boys lacrosse loses to Voorheesville

JOHNSTOWN — Ian Owens finished with seven goals to lead Voorheesville to a 16-10 victory over Johnstown in a Wasaren League boys lacrosse game Wednesday at Knox Field. Aiden Crouse had three goals and an assist for the Blackbirds, while Tim Burnham, Brendon McMahon and Jake Palmer all ...

AHS girls lacrosse tops Schenectady

AMSTERDAM — Kayli Hoefs finished with five goals to the Amsterdam to a 12-5 victory over Schenectady in a non-league girls lacrosse game Wednesday at Lynch Literacy Academy. It was the first home win for the first-year varsity program. Lucia Liverio had two goals and an assist for the ...

Dolgeville baseball edges Waterville

DOLGEVILLE — Playing for the third time in as many days, the Dolgeville baseball team posted a 5-4 victory over Waterville in a Center State Conference contest Wednesday. The Blue Devils scored four times in the bottom of the fourth and held off a late Waterville rally to secure the ...

JHS girls lacrosse earns fourth seed

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown girls lacrosse team earned the fourth seed for the Section II Class B Tournament. The Lady Bills will host fifth-seeded Cohoes today at 4:15 p.m. at Knox Field Johnstown and Cohoes met Tuesday, with the Lady Bills posting a 19-10 victory. Schuylerville was seeded ...

Caroga Creek set to race Saturday

EPHRATAH — Caroga Creek Speedway is scheduled to host its first point-paying event of the season Saturday. Gates are slated to open at 3 p.m, with racing scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Pit admission will cost $10 and those 4-and-younger will be admitted free. The speedway address is ...

Gloversville's Brian Hugo hits a return during his second singles match with Scotia-Glenville's Brendon McCarthy in Tuesday's Section II Class A semifinal match at Knox Field in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Gloversville to play for Class A title

JOHNSTOWN — Gloversville won all five singles matches on its way to a 5-2 victory over Scotia-Glenville in a Section II Class A boys tennis semifinal match at Knox Field on Tuesday. The victory earned the second-seeded Huskies their first trip to the Class A title match. “It’s a proud ...

H.S. Baseball Roundup: Johnstown, Broadalbin-Perth spring first-round upsets

SCHUYLERVILLE — Michael Brown finished with a double and a triple to lead 12th-seeded Johnstown to an 8-7 victory over fifth-seeded Schuylerville in first-round Section II Class B baseball tournament matchup Tuesday, The Sir Bills led 8-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh before ...

Baseball pairings announced

SARATOGA SPRINGS — It was a quick turnaround for several of the area’s high school baseball teams. The pairings for the Section II baseball tournament were released Tuesday morning and six area teams played first-round games Tuesday afternoon. Fonda-Fultonville, Johnstown and ...

Runners leave the starting line to begin the boys steeplechase at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Tuesday. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Canajoharie boys, FFCS girls claim WAC titles

FONDA — The Canajoharie boys and Fonda-Fultonville girls claimed the team titles at the Western Athletic Conference track and field championships Tuesday at Fonda-Fultonville Central School. In the boys meet, Canajoharie finished with 120 points to top the team standings. Galway was ...

Girls Lacrosse Roundup: Johnstown tops Cohoes, 19-10

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown had 10 different players score on its way to a 19-10 victory over Cohoes in a non-league girls lacrosse game Tuesday at Knox Field. Amber Tesi led the Lady Bills with four goals, while Abbie Hollister finished with four goals and two assists. Maddie Etherton posted ...

AHS boys lacrosse loses to Glens Falls

AMSTERDAM — Julian Winston scored five goals to lead Glens Falls to a 16-2 victory over Amsterdam in a Foothills Council boys lacrosse game Tuesday at Lynch Literacy Aademy. Andrew Stamatel had three goals and four assists for the Indians, while Nolan Hogan finished with three goals and ...

Canajoharie’s Brianna DiMascio, right, looks to tag Fort Plain’s Kendall Kennedy during Monday’s Western Athletic Conference softball game. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

H.S. Softball Roundup: Canajoharie tops Fort Plain, clinches division

FORT PLAIN — Mackenzie Bowerman was 2-for-5, including a second-inning grand slam, to power Canajoharie to a 14-3 victory over Fort Plain in a Western Athletic Conference softball game Monday. Bowerman also earned the win, allowing four hits, two walks and striking out nine. The victory ...

Amsterdam graduate Anthony Yevoli was named the 2017 recipient of the SUNY Cobleskill athletic program's Hugh D. Grace Award for Sportsmanship. The award was presented to Yevoli at the college's annual Athletic Awards Convocation. From left,  SUNY Cobleskill VP of Student Affairs Dr. Anne Hopkins Gross, Yevoli and SUNY Cobleskill President Dr. Marion Terenzio. (Photo submitted)

Amsterdam graduate Yevoli honored by SUNY Cobleskill

COBLESKILL — The SUNY Cobleskill Department of Sport & Exercise recently announced that sophomore Anthony Yevoli, an Amsterdam graduate and a member of the Fighting Tigers men’s lacrosse team, was named the 2017 recipient of the athletic program’s Hugh D. Grace Award for ...