Local Sports

Lady Eli returns to Saratoga winner’s circle in thrilling G1 Diana finish

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli produced another memorable effort at historic Saratoga Race Course, running down Quidura in the final strides to win the 79th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday. Lady Eli outlasted ...

Fort Plain earns NYSPHSAA School of Excellence award

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. recently announcers its 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence winners. Schools can earn School of Distinction status by having 100% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the ...

Mohawks give Griffin 1,000th career win

GLENS FALLS — After dropping the opening game of Friday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader to Glens Falls, the Amsterdam Mohawks recovered to defeat the Dragons 6-5 in the night cap and give coach Keith Griffin his 1,000th career coaching victory. Griffin, the Mohawks ...

Opening Day sees all-sources handle increase over 2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Opening Day of the 2017 season at Saratoga Race Course saw all-sources handle of $20,332,051, a 14.47 percent increase over the 2016 opening day total. The day of racing was highlighted by a stunning performance by Hoolie Racing Stable’s Dream It Is. The 2-year-old ...

Blue Sox deny Coach Griffin milestone win

AMSTERDAM — A sweep of the Utica Blue Sox would have given Amsterdam Mohawks head coach his 1,000th career win but inconsistent play prevented any celebration by the Amsterdam players and fans. The Mohawks ended the night with a split of the doubleheader with the Blue Sox taking the opening ...

Area riders post victories at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — Johnstown’s Casey Battisti led a pack of five local riders posting victories during STR/Monster Energy Drink Supercross competition Wednesday night at Royal Mountain Ski Center. Battisti took home top honors in the 122-250 Amateur and 122-Open Amateur divisions, while ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.