Local Sports

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 ...

NYRA announces giveaway items for Saratoga season

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. will continue its tradition of premium giveaways with four giveaway days scheduled for the summer 2017 meet at Saratoga Race Course. All giveaways are free with paid admission, while supplies last. The 2017 Saratoga Race Course ...

Dutchmen end Mohawks’ win streak

AMSTERDAM — For the second time this season it was the Albany Dutchmen who ended the Amsterdam Mohawks’ win streak. The Dutchmen downed the Mohawks Friday night by a score of 10-4 preventing Amsterdam from getting their ninth win in a row. Nick Estrella had 4 hits, 2 RBI’s and ...

Parslow earns Skyline honors

NEW YORK — Skyline Conference Commissioner, Linda Bruno recently announced the Academic Honor Roll for the 2017 Spring sports season, which honors student-athletes in the conference with a 3.3 grade point average or better while competing in men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and ...

Mohawks top Newark for 20th victory in 21 games

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks continued to dominate the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League by overpowering the Newark Pilots on Thursday night at Shuttleworth Park. The Mohawks extended their league-best record to 26-7 with a 7-3 victory over the Pilots at Shuttleworth Park. The ...

Learning the Game

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville field hockey program is hosting a summer clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The clinic began July 6 and continues until Aug. 10. The clinic is open to third- through six-graders and takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. at Gloversville Middle School. For more ...

Caroga Creek to host special event

EPHRATAH — Caroga Creek Speedway owner/promoter Todd Moran announced that announce that a special three-division program will take place for the first time at his 1/5-mile track Aug. 3. Two of the divisions, Junior 2 Turquoise and Stock Heavy, compete on a regular weekly basis at the track ...

Area riders post wins at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — A total of 10 area riders were among the winners Wednesday during STR/Monster Energy Supercross competition at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Johnstown’s Casey Battisti swept both motos to win the 122-250 amateur class. Battisti also won the 122-open amateur class, finishing ...

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, Mayfield, Amsterdam, ...

Gloversville’s Bruce wins Schenectady County Tennis Association tourney

SCHENECTADY — Gloversville’s Damian Bruce won all three of his matches to win the Schenectady County Tennis Association 16-and-younger tournament at Central Park in Schenectady. In the quarterfinals, Bruce, who was seeded second, posted a 6-1, 6-1 victory over East Greenbush’s Joshua ...

Getting Their Kicks

A youth soccer camp is taking place this week at Boulevard Elementary School in Gloversville. The camp is focused on individual skill emphasis, as well as small-sided games. This camp will be directed by Gloversville girls varsity soccer coach Mike Hallenbeck.

Mang wins two classes at Twister Valley

FORT PLAIN — A field of 222 riders was in attendance for Sunday’s Central New York Motocross Racers Association event at Twister Valley Sports Complex. Fort Plain’s Spencer Mang won both motos to win the 122-250 expert class. He also swept both motos to win the 122-open expert ...

Annual hillclimb Sunday at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — The 35th annual Monster motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile hillclimb will take place Sunday at the Royal Mountain Ski Area. All hillclimbers must be signed in by 10 a.m. with racing at 11 a.m. The event is the highlight of the racing season at Royal with more than 200 of the ...

Mohawks shake off slow start, rally past Elmira

AMSTERDAM — After hammering out a 22-12 victory over the Adirondack Trail Blazers on Sunday, the Amsterdam Mohawks returned home and continued to swing a hot bat. Facing the Elmira Pioneers for the only time in the regular season, the Mohawks erased an early five-run deficit to pull away to ...

Fonda-Fultonville hosts baseball camp

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville baseball coach Rick Palumbo is hosting his 12th annual summer baseball camp this week at the Fonda-Fultonville Little League Park.The camp features baseball stations with an emphasis on throwing, catching and hitting. There are games every day to go along with the ...

Constantino rallies for Glen Ridge feature win

FULTONVILLE — Getting through traffic on a tight quarter-mile dirt track can be difficult and lead to changes at the blink of an eye. With the 25-lap 602 modified feature going caution free it came down to who got the break between Brian Calabrese, Chad Edwards and David Constantino as they ...

RIDING AT TWISTER VALLEY

Above: Riders leave the starting line to begin the first plus-30 novice moto during Sunday's Central New York Motocross Riders Association event at Twister Valley Sports Complex in Fort Plain. Right: Scott Phelps (420) clears a jump during a plus-40 expert moto at Sunday's Central New York ...

Varin registers modified victory at Fonda

FONDA — Two weeks ago, Bobby Varin had engine trouble with his primary Saturday night ride in the No. 00 so he brought the Palmer’s Service 76 to the track to compete. He opted to bring the Palmer 76 back to the speedway Saturday and won an epic battle with Tim Fuller to pick up his ...

All-Star Tournament

JOHNSTOWN — Fonda-Fultonville won the District 12 Triple AAA 11-and-12-year-old all-star tournament. Fonda-Fultonville went 4-0 in the tournament and defeated Gloversville in the championship game, 12-2. Johnstown Little League hosted this year’s tournament at Peter Hand Field in ...