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Mohawks lose to Mohawk Valley, 5-1

LITTLE FALLS — Matt Smith was 4-for-4 with solo home run, an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs to a 5-1 victory over the Amsterdam Mohawks in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game at Veterans Memorial Park. Zack Coker also had a solo home run for Mohawk ...

Dolgeville athletes compete at qualifier

CICERO — Several Dolgeville athletes competed Friday at the Section III Division 2 State Qualifier at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Cole Harlow placed third in the shot put for the Blue Devils with a throw of 47-5 1/4. Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Logan Wendt won with a throw of 49-9 ...

Fort Plain/Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville's Tyler Brado clears the high jump bar at 6-03 en route to winning the Section II, D-2 championship Thursday at Shenendehowa High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Derwin, Boucaud, Brado and Hartlieb headed to state meet

CLIFTON PARK — Four local athletes punched their tickets to compete in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association track and field championships on the opening day of the Section II championships Thursday at Shenendehowa High School. Broadalbin-Perth’s Jeff Derwin ...

Amsterdam pitcher Ben Anderson (11) covers the base to get the final out of the first inning on Onondaga’s Trey Bauer’s grounder Thursday night at Shuttleworth Park. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Mohawks open season with 12-1 rout of Flames

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks got their season off to a good start Thursday, defeating the Onondaga Flames 12-1 at Shuttleworth Park. The defending Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League champions were led by Amsterdam-native Julian Gallup (Niagara) who went 2-for-3 with a double, ...

Amsterdam Mohawks head coach Keith Griffin, left, talks to team members Wednesday at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Amsterdam Mohawks open season tonight

AMSTERDAM — The prep work for the defense of their Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League championship began Wednesday as members of the 2017 edition of the Amsterdam Mohawks gathered for the first time at Shuttleworth Park. Unlike last season, when the Mohawks had only a handful of ...

Area athletes looking to qualify for state meet

CLIFTON PARK — Several area athletes will be looking to earn a spot at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships today and Friday at the Section II State Qualifier at Shenendehowa High School. Leading the way will be Broadalbin-Perth senior ...

Athletes honored by Herkimer College

HERKIMER — Herkimer College hosted its annual Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 8. Fort Plain graduate Gabrielle Bridgewater earned the Most Dedicated Runner Award for the women’s cross country team, while Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville graduate Hannah Taylor earned the women’s ...

Colonials reunion slated for June 17

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Museum will host a Glove Cities Colonials reunion June 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. All past players, family, and sports and history-lovers are welcome to attend. This event will include a brief history of the nearly five decades of the team, followed by a panel of ...

Fonda-Fultonville’s Adam DeSorbo will compete at the New York State   Public High School Athletic Association golf championship in Ithaca. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

DeSorbo ready for state tournament

FONDA — Adam DeSorbo just missed qualifying for the 2016 New York State Public High School Athletic Association golf championships. That may have been a key to his drive to make the championships this year. Last October, the Fonda-Fultonville junior shot an opening-round 76 at Orchard Creek ...

Richard Umholtz, left, and Ryan McMamara, right, of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College baseball team, were named to the 2017 Mountain Valley All-Conference team. (Photo submitted)

FMCC’s Umholtz, McNamara named to all-conference team

JOHNSTOWN — Richard Umholtz and Ryan McNamara of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College baseball team were named to the 2017 Mountain Valley All-Conference team. Umholtz was named to the team as one of the three top pitchers in the conference. He started five conference games for the ...

Justin Veverka (207) leads the pack during a plus-25 amateur moto Sunday at Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Miller, Mang score motocross wins at Royal Mountain event

CAROGA LAKE — Johnstown’s Maxx Miller and Fort Plain’s Spencer Mang took home top honors in their divisions from the second-day of Central New York Motocross Riders Association competition Sunday at Royal Mountain Ski Center. Miller captured topped the field in the 51cc Pee Wee Senior ...

Johnstown's Sean Smith (276) gets the hole shot out of the gate in the 122-250 Novice Division 2 moto at the Central New York Motocross Riders Association competition Saturday at Royal Mountain. (James A. Ellis/The Leader-Herald)

Royal Mountain kicks off new season

CAROGA LAKE — The 35th season of motocross racing at Royal Mountain Ski Area kicked off Saturday with the first day of a two-day Monster Motocross event. Johnstown’s Maxx Miller was the lone area rider to claim a victory on the opening day of racing. Miller picked up the win in the 51cc ...

Mike Maresca (7) and Bobby Varin (00) race through turns one and two during modified action Saturday at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Fonda Speedway hosts busy night of racing

FONDA — Just shy of three years since his first modified feature win, Josh Hohenforst landed the Apollo Rocket back in Victory Lane. Hohenforst made a big move on the outside of turn one on lap 17 and withstood the pressure from Bobby Varin to take home the checkers in the 30-lap modified ...

Russell wins Mountain Valley Hospice 5K

JOHNSTOWN — After winning the first leg of the 5K Triple Crown on May 6, Amsterdam’s Cody Russell made it 2-for-2 on May 20 in the Mountain Valley Hospice 5K at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Russell finished the 3.1-mile course in a time of 18:22. He was the top overall finisher ...

The top three finishers in each class pose for a photo at the DelSavio 100. From left, are (L to R): Ken Benton (third, benchrest), Randy Swart (second, benchrest), Harold Miller (first, benchrest), John DelSavio, Mark Duesler (first, sporter), Doug Sterling (second, sporter), and John Quackenbush (third, sporter). (Photo contributed by John DelSavio)

Pine Tree Rifle Club hosts DelSavio 100

JOHNSTOWN — Nine members of the Pine Tree Rifle Club participated in the first-ever DelSavio 100 centerfire rifle match May 16. The DelSavio 100 Match was named in honor of club member, John DelSavio, who has been instrumental in reviving centerfire rifle competition at the club over the ...

At the New York State AAU Karate Championships, Sheldon Howard, a sixth-degree black belt, returned with two medals — one gold and one silver. (Photo submitted)

Gold Medalist

Having last competed in January in Chicago where he won the American Karate Association Karate Championships, Sheldon Howard returned to the competitive arena in New York City on April 23. Howard had taken a few months off from competing to allow for a hand injury to heal. It did not prevent ...

Fort Plain's Harold Robbins won the pro eliminator class at the NHRA New York State Championships at Lebanon Valley Dragway on Sunday in West Lebanon. Robbins and his father, Brooks, compete as Robbins and Son Racing. (Photo submitted)

State Champion

Fort Plain’s Harold Robbins won the pro eliminator class at the NHRA New York State Championships at Lebanon Valley Dragway last Sunday in West Lebanon. Robbins and his father, Brooks, compete as Robbins and Son Racing.

The 35th season of motocross racing at Royal Mountain Ski Area kicks off a two-day Monster Motocross event today and Sunday. Sign-up for both days of racing is 7 to 9 a.m. Practice will start at 8:30 a.m. on both days with racing at 11 a.m. Classes range from 50cc 4-6 years old to 50-and-older. Royal Mountain is a nine-time Central New York Motocross Riders Association Track of the Year and once again riders will be greeted with numerous track changes, according to a news
release. The Monster Supercross season will begin June 7. The annual hillclimb event is scheduled for July 16. For more information on Royal Mountain, visit its website, www.royalmountain.com. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Racing Returns to Royal

CAROGA LAKE — The 35th season of motocross racing at Royal Mountain Ski Area kicks off a two-day Monster Motocross event today and Sunday. Sign-up for both days of racing is 7 to 9 a.m. Practice will start at 8:30 a.m. on both days with racing at 11 a.m. Classes range from 50cc 4-6 years old ...

The Johnstown USBC Women’s Bowling Association hosted its annual city banquet Thursday at Perry Lanes in Johnstown. Plaques and money were awarded to the winners of the city tournament. Pictured, from left, are Connie Hladik (association manager), Tricia Hillock (most improved,  35-pin increase), Jackie Gardner (high series, 707), Mona Cole (association president), Amanda Borden (high average, 203), Patty Colson (high game, 279) and Nikki Durrin (Lucille Solar Adult Scholarship, $300). Money and plaques that were not able to be picked up Thursday may be claimed at the association meeting June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Perry Lanes. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Award Winners

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown USBC Women’s Bowling Association hosted its annual city banquet Thursday at Perry Lanes in Johnstown. Plaques and money were awarded to the winners of the city tournament. Money and plaques that were not able to be picked up Thursday may be claimed at the ...

Dolgeville boys third at sectionals

SAUQUOIT — The Dolgeville boys track and field team placed third at the Section III Class C1 Championships on Friday at Sauquoit Valley High School. Tully won the boys team title with 161.25 points, while host Sauquoit Valley was second with 122 points. Dolgeville was third with 63.75 ...