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FMCC Roundup: Raiders upset MVCC, 90-87

UTICA — Having lost twice to Mohawk Valley Community College during the regular season, the third time was the charm for the Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s basketball team. The eighth-seeded Raiders upset the top-seeded Hawks, 90-87 in the quarterfinals of the Region III ...

Former Mohawk earns national honors

AMSTERDAM — Former Amsterdam Mohawks outfielder Brett Kinneman of North Carolina State was named the Rawlings/Perfect Game National Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday.  Kinneman’s summer season with Amsterdam was cut short in 2016 due a shoulder separation. Kinneman had ...

JHS spring sports practice schedule set

JOHNSTOWN — Spring practice will get under way Monday for Johnstown High School teams. The girls varsity and junior varsity softball teams will practice at Warren Street Elementary School from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The varsity and junior varsity baseball teams will practice Monday from 3 to 5 ...

OESJ earns spot in Class D title game

GLENS FALLS – For the second-straight game, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville looked to its defense to keep it in the game until the offense got going. In the opening half the Wolfpack pounded the ball inside against defending Section II Class D champion Argyle but could not get the ball to ...

Mayfield’s Relyea places ninth at states

NORTH CREEK — Mayfield’s Madison Relyea finished ninth Monday at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Nordic Skiing Championships at Gore Mountain Nordic Center. Relyea, a freshman, finished with a time of 22:09.4 in the 7.5K skate race. It is the second straight ...

FMCC men, women ready for regionals

By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College women’s basketball team closed out the 2017-18 regular season with a 13-10 record and were awarded the eighth seed in the Region III Tournament. The women will travel to Finger Lakes to take on ...

B-P grad Herba earns ACAA honors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The SUNY Delhi women's basketball team took three of the four major ACAA awards as the league unveiled today its all-conference teams. Head coach Vicki Andruszkiewicz was named the ACAA Coach of the Year, while Samiaya Salley (Highland Falls/James I. O'Neill) was chosen ...

Gallup scores 14 in Patroons’ victory

ALBANY — Gloversville graduate E.J. Gallup scored 14 points to help the Albany Patroons to a 106-102 victory over the Yakima Sun Kings in a North American Premier Basketball League contest Sunday at the Albany Armory. With the win, the the Patroons improved to 13-3 on the season and ...

Sectional Showdown Set: Dragons, Running Rams to battle in Class A semifinal

TROY — Having a first-round bye and a long lay-off since their last game on Feb. 13 did little to slow down the Gloversville Dragons. Facing fourth-seeded Queensbury in the quarterfinal round of the Section II Class A tournament Sunday at Hudson Valley Community College, the Dragons came ...

Top-seeded Amsterdam shakes off slow start to defeat Bishop Maginn, 92-65

TROY — It took a while for top-seeded Amsterdam to get into the flow of the game, but once the Running Rams did, they had little trouble getting past No. 9 Bishop Maginn in the quarter-final round of the Section II Class A tournament Sunday at Hudson Valley Community College. The ...

Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

By TED ANTHONY The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women’s hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics today as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself ...

Four runners qualify for state indoor championships

ALBANY — Four local athletes and a relay team will be heading to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association indoor track and field championships Saturday. Fonda-Fultonville’s Brittany Castelluccio, along with Amsterdam’s Lauren Santiago, Gabby Stanavich and Charlie ...

Wells boys lose to Crown Point in OT

CROWN POINT — Zach Spaulding scored 28 points to lead third-seeded Crown Point to an 81-65 double-overtime victory over sixth-seeded Wells in a Section VII Class D quarterfinal Saturday. The Panthers outscored the Indians, 20-4, in the second overtime to earn the victory. Jake LaDeau ...

OESJ boys punch ticket to semifinals

STILLWATER — After playing their last game on Feb. 13, the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville boys seemed a bit disheveled in the opening half of Saturday’s Section II Class D quarterfinal game at Stillwater High School. The top-seeded Wolfpack struggled offensively with unforced turnovers ...

Mayfield edged in Class C quarterfinals by Maple Hill

TROY — After falling behind by 15 points in the opening quarter, the 14th-seeded Mayfield Panthers battled back to put themselves in position to win Saturday’s Section II Class C quarterfinal game. The Panthers’ Garrett Delaney hit a 3-pointer from the left side with 1:35 left in ...

Relyea, Fleming headed to state ski meet

Two area competitors will compete in the state skiing championships on Monday and Tuesday. Johnstown’s Emily Fleming qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Alpine Skiing Championships, while Mayfield’s Madison Relyea will compete in the New York State ...

Palaszewski places third at state tourney

ALBANY — Having come up short of the podium in his last two trips to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships, Galway’s Dillan Palaszewski finished third in his fourth and final trip to the state meet. Palaszewski, a senior, finished third in the ...

FMCC men, women earn regional spots

JOHNSTOWN — Following their victories over Columbia-Greene Community College Saturday, the Fulton-Montgomery Community College basketball teams learned their seeds in the NJCAA Region 3 D-III basketball tournament. The Raiders topped Columbia-Greene 125-94 Saturday and picked up the eighth ...

McCoy playing for King’s College

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. — Johnstown graduate Kendra McCoy, a senior on the King’s College women’s lacrosse team, had a career-high five goals and two assists in a 24-7 victory over Gwynedd Mercy University in the season-opener for both teams in Gwynedd Valley on Wednesday. Nine different ...

Local athletes competing for Albany

BOSTON — Broadalbin-Perth graduate Jake Coveney and Amsterdam graduate Omahri Sturdivant both posted third-place finishes for the University at Albany men’s indoor track and field teams at the America East Championships this weekend at the Boston University Track and Tennis ...