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Mohawks post 8-6 win over Dutchmen

ALBANY — In their first contest following the All-Star break, the Albany Dutchmen (22-14) fell to the Amsterdam Mohawks (28-8) by a final score of 8-6. After Albany took a 3-0 lead to start the game and saw their lead cut to 2-1 in the second inning, Amsterdam delivered a blow that the ...

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Summer volleyball: F-F Hanna Moore. 7/19. Game between Amsterdam and F-F.

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL

The Sacandaga Summer Volleyball League is playing matches every Wednesday through July 26 at Fulton-Montgomery Community College at 5:30 p.m. The league includes teams from Galway, Middleburgh, Fonda-Fultonville, Johnstown, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Broadalbin-Perth, ...

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Matt Crafton edges Stewart Friesen for truck win at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Matt Crafton’s time racing on dirt tracks over the past year paid off at Eldora Speedway. Matt Crafton won the Eldorda Dirt Derby on Wednesday night for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in more than a year. The two-time series champion passed ...

Former Amsterdam track star Izaiah Brown hold up the 11 medals presented to him by the New York State High School Athletic Association to replace the ones that were destroyed in a fire at his family home last August. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

NYSPHSAA presents Brown with new medals but charred ones are motivation

AMSTERDAM — During his high school track career at Amsterdam High School, Izaiah Brown garnered many trophies and medals for his standout performances, including 11 gold, silver and bronze medals at the state championship meets. Last August many of those awards were damaged or lost in a ...

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Amsterdam's TJ Collett (44) is greeted by teammates as he crosses home plate following his 3-run home run in the second inning of the opening game of a June 23 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader against the Saugerties Stallions at Shuttleworth Park. Collett will see action tonight as a member of the PGCBL East Division All-Star team. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Amsterdam to host PGCBL All-Star Game

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks will host the 2017 Perfect Game Collegiate League All-Star Game today.  The entire day will be dedicated to PGCBL All-Star events and is being tabbed as “The First Annual PGCBL Baseball Fest.” The traditional All-Star Game will take place at 7:10 ...

Coach Aric Kucel, center, speaks with the campers during the annual Next Level Basketball Camp Monday at Gloversville High School  (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The Next Level Basketball Camp is taking place at Gloversville High School this week boys and girls entering grades three through nine, who are looking to improve their skills in order to take their game to the next level. The focus of Next Level Basketball Camp is to improve players ball ...

Wagner, Blowers win twice at CCR

EPHRATAH — Caroga Creek Speedway hosted 86 karts in 14 divisions of competition Saturday night with Jeremiah Wagner and Tavien Blowers picking up two victories apiece. Wagner took home top honors in the Stock Heavy and Wing Champ divisions, while Blowers topped the podium in the Junior 1 ...

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Sharpening their skills

The Gloversville Girls Varsity Soccer team guided by varsity coach Mike Hallenbeck and assistant coach Wendall Edwards conducted a youth soccer camp for students ranging from grades pre-kindergarten to eighth grade at the Boulevard Elementary School. 83 campers participated in the camp and ...

Jason Samrov (24V) and Nick Stone battle for the lead during the 20-lap Pro Stock main event Sunday night at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Edwards claims modified feature win at Glen Ridge

FULTONVILLE — Last Sunday David Constantino made a late-race pass to grab the 602 crate modified feature away from Chad Edwards. Edwards did not let it happen two weeks in a row as he got to the front and held off Constantino through a series of late-race restarts to pick up the victory in ...

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A DAY ON THE SLOPES

Dolgeville’s John Steele controls his Artic Cat Snomobile after clearing a jump at the 200-foot mark as he attempts to complete a run toward the finish line at the 600-foot mark on the Royal Slope during the annual New England Hillclimbers Association event Sunday at Royal Mountain.

Friesen claims fourth win of the season at Fonda

FONDA— Stewart Friesen made his fourth win of the season look easy, coming from the 11th starting position to the lead on lap 10 of the 30-lap modified feature event. He led the remaining laps in the Halmar No. 44 Cyclone Chassis DKM car and the 45th of his career at the “Track of ...

Gallup scores in Team Fredette loss

LAS VEGAS — Gloversville’s E.J. Gallup connected for three points in Team Fredette’s 100-97 loss to Team Utach Saturday in their opening round game of The Basketball Tournament. Gallup came off the bench and connected on one of two 3-point attempts. Brandon Davies led Team Fredette ...

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LEARNING THE GAME

John Petrucelli of the Erie BayHawks talks with participants in the 10th Annual Harley Fuller Basketball Camp Thursday at Northville High School.

Amsterdam Mohawks (5)  John Valente. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

PGCBL announces all-star and prospect game rosters

AMSTERDAM — The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League announced the rosters for the East and West divisions for the upcoming 2017 PGCBL All-Star Game, which will be hosted by the Amsterdam Mohawks at Shuttleworth Park on Tuesday. The East Division, which is comprised of the Albany ...

Saratoga meet set to open Friday

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 2017 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth ...

Mohawks rally to beat Dutchmen, 5-4

ALBANY — Following a tight battle, the Albany Dutchmen (21-13) fell to the Amsterdam Mohawks (27-8) by a final score of 5-4, on a ninth inning RBI double by Dylan Reynolds (Fairfield). After rallying back from a 4-2 deficit to tie the game at four, Albany allowed Amsterdam to regain the ...

Saratoga Race Course ready for opening weekend

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Racing fans will be greeted by a series of exciting new attractions, perennial-favorite events and world-class thoroughbred racing when they return to the Spa for opening weekend of the 2017 racing season at Saratoga Race Course. The 2017 season will get underway Friday ...

Several special events highlight 2017 meet at Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS —With five days until opening day, The New York Racing Association, Inc. announced a 40-day lineup of entertainment and special events for the 2017 summer season at Saratoga Race Course. The event schedule for the annual summer meet will feature a number of new happenings ...

King’s Bishop renamed in honor of Jerkens

ELMONT —  The New York Racing Association is proud to announce that the Grade 1 King’s Bishop at historic Saratoga Race Course, New York’s premier summer race for 3-year-old sprinters, will be renamed in honor of H. Allen Jerkens, recognizing the legendary late trainer’s immeasurable ...