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Amsterdam gets past Jamestown, 8-6

JAMESTOWN — In the first meeting between the teams, Amsterdam rallied for an 8-6 victory over Jamestown in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Wednesday at Diethrick Park. Jamestown scored twice in the bottom of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead before the Mohawks answered ...

Racing Around: Cosselman celebrates first win in pro stock

After nine years of racing in the street stock division, Randy Cosselman was looking for a bigger challenge. “We had won a couple races in the street stocks and had a bunch of seconds, but it seemed we were pouring as much into the street stock as we would have been in the pro stock,” ...

Mohawks fall short against Mohawk Valley

AMSTERDAM — In a rematch of the 2017 East Division finals, the Amsterdam Mohawks squared off against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs for the first of two regular-season games between the teams this season. The host Mohawks found themselves in a hole early but battled back to put the tying ...

Area players named Foothills all-stars

Several area softball players were among those named to the Foothills Council all-star team. Amsterdam freshman Sydney Szczepanik was the area’s lone first-team selection. Amsterdam’s Megan LaMont (junior), Shelby LaMont (eighth-grader) and Emma Patrei (senior), and Gloversville’s ...

Area riders post solid showings at Twister Valley

FORT PLAIN — A total of 192 riders took part in Sunday’s Central New York Motocross Racers Association event at Twister Valley Sports Complex. Several area riders posted wins in their respective classes. Fort Plain’s Spencer Mang won the 122-250cc expert and 122-open expert classes, ...

Warner wins Modified Throwdown

FULTONVILLE — It was a breakthrough night for Rocky Warner at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. Warner picked up his first feature win of the season in the Jake Spraker-owned No. 1J modified in the 35-lap, $1,100-to-win Small Block/Big Block Showdown Sunday night at The Ridge. “We had a ...

Fort Plain falls short in Class D title game

VESTAL — The Fort Plain Hilltoppers quest for a third state championship came to an end Saturday at Binghamton University. Facing Section IV champion Deposit/Hancock, Fort Plain fought an uphill battle the entire game and came up on the short end of the 9-3 final score in the NYSPHSAA Class ...

Area athletes compete at state meet

CICERO — Several area athletes posted strong showings on the second and final day of competition at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships on Friday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Amsterdam junior Gabby Stanavich was fifth overall and ...

Varin picks up modified win at Fonda

FONDA — There was a first-time winner, a back-to-back winner and a driver making his return to Victory Lane after a 15 year absence Saturday night at Fonda Speedway. “Rowdy” Randy Cosselman held off the race-long pressure from A.J. Walters, Chuck Dumblewski and Ivan Joslin to pick up ...

Mohawks lose to Saugerties, 2-1

SAUGERTIES — John Dempsey had a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning to help Saugerties post a 2-1 victory over Amsterdam in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game Saturday at Cantine Veterans Memorial Field. Dempsey finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Stallions, ...

FFCS hosts spring sports award event

FONDA — Chris Yarush and Brittany Castelluccio were selected as the male and female Athletes of the Year at the Fonda-Fultonville Spring Sports Awards ceremony June 4 in the high school auditorium. Yarush also was named the James F. Minicki Memorial MVP for the boys track and field team. ...

Hilltoppers to play for state title

BINGHAMTON — For the second time in three years, the Fort Plain Hilltoppers will be playing in the championship game of the NYSPHSAA Class D tournament. Friday, the Section II champions defeated Section X champion Madrid-Waddington 8-2 at NYSEG Stadium to punch their ticket in the state ...

Area athletes post strong showings at states

CICERO — Several area athletes posted strong showings on the opening day of competition at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships on Friday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Amsterdam juniors Gabby Stanavich (100 hurdles) and Lauren ...

Mohawks shut out Dutchmen

AMSTERDAM — In a game that featured 26 strikeouts, the Amsterdam Mohawks posted a 2-0 victory over the Albany Dutchmen in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest at Shuttleworth Park on Friday. Peyton Plumlee (Mississippi State), Ryan McLinskey (Seton Hall) and Ryan Falls ...

UPSTATE N.Y. SPORTS LORE: The Death & Rebirth of an Economy at the Ballpark

At the turn of the 20th century, the leather and glove industries of Fulton County dominated the Upstate New York economy. At its peak, several hundred glove shops and ancillary businesses tied to this industry dotted Fulton County, providing jobs to anyone willing to work and stabilized the ...

Hilltoppers ready for state semifinals

FORT PLAIN — Experience will be on the side of the Fort Plain Hilltoppers when they play Section X champion Madrid-Waddington in the NYSPHSAA Class D state semifinals today at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton. Even though Madrid-Waddington’s roster features 10 seniors and the Hilltoppers have ...

Area athletes set for state track meet

CICERO — Several area athletes will be among those competing Friday and Saturday at the New York State Public High School Track and Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The local contingent features a mix of those with state-meet experience and those making their first ...

Mohawks roll past Capital City Reds

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks posted a 14-4 victory over the Capital City Reds in an exhibition game Thursday at Shuttleworth Park. Elvis Peralta Jr. (Marshall) paced the Mohawks at the plate, going 3-for-5 with five RBIs, finishing a triple shy of the cycle.  Chris Lanzilli (Wake ...

Fort Plain baseball wins 8-2. Moves to state finals Saturday

BINGHAMTON — The Fort Plain boys baseball team has won 8-2 against Madrid-Waddington today. They will play for the Class D State Title on Saturday. The Leader-Herald will have more on this story in Saturday's print and online editions.