Mayfield's Garret Delaney shoots over Waterford-Halfmoon's Connor Houle (10) during Friday's Section II Class C play-in game at Mayfield High School. Looking on is Waterford-Halfmoon's Joey Panetta (2). (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Boys Basketball Roundup: Mayfield thumps Waterford-Halfmoon

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MAYFIELD — The Mayfield boys basketball team began its postseason with a Section II Class C play-in game against Waterford-Halfmoon of the Wasaren League Friday night. The 14th-seeded Panthers got 22 points from Trevon Gifford on their way to a 69-36 romp over the 19th-seeded Fordians. ...

Wells boys lose to Keene, 53-36

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KEENE VALLEY — Antonio Finsterer scored 19 points to lead Keene to a 53-36 victory over Wells in a Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference crossover contest Thursday. Miles Warner finished with 16 points for Keene, while Azriel Finsterer added 11 points. Tre Zimmerman scored 11 points to ...

Sunday’s AMEC race cancelled

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CAROGA LAKE — The Adirondack Motor Enthusiasts Club cancelled its race scheduled for Sunday on Caroga Lake. For more information, visit

FMCC basketball teams fall to North Country CC

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MALONE — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College basketball teams came up short in Thursday’s double-header at North Country Community College. The Lady Raiders got out to a 30-19 first-quarter lead, however North Country hit 19 3-pointers in the game to put the game away, 93-66. The ...

Wells girls top Willsboro, 39-28

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WELLS — The Wells girls basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 39-28 victory over Willsboro in Mountain and Valley Conference crossover action Thursday night at Wells Central School. Sierra Mauro led the Lady Indians with her 19-point performance, while Jocelyn Scribner ...

OESJ, Amsterdam boys earn top seeds for tourney

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When the Section II postseason tournaments begin Friday, the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville and Amsterdam boys have the rest of the teams looking up at them. Fresh off their victory over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons to win the Western Athletic Conference championship, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. ...

Amsterdam girls claim second seed in Class A

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A total of nine area girls basketball teams will compete in the Section II Tournament. Amsterdam, which has reached the Class A title game in each of the last two season, earned the second seed for this year’s tournament. “The seeding went as we had hoped,” Amsterdam coach Eric ...

Mayfield’s Relyea qualifies for states

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NORTH CREEK — Mayfield’s Madison Relyea earned spot at the state championships for the second straight year with her finish at the Section II Nordic Skiing Championships on Wednesday at Gore Mountain Nordic Center. Relyea, a freshman, finished the 7.5K skate race in fourth with a time of ...

Area swimmers, divers ready for sectionals

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CLIFTON PARK — Several area competitors will take part in the Section II Division II Boys Swimming and Diving Championships at Shenendehowa High School. Gloversville, Fonda-Johnstown, Canajoharie-Fort Plain and Amsterdam all will send multiple competitors to the three-day meet, which ...

Wells girls defeat Minerva-Newcomb

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WELLS — Sierra Mauro finished with 18 points to lead Wells to a 46-22 victory over Minerva-Newcomb in a Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball game Wednesday. Jocelyn Scribner and Jonni Stuart each had six points for the Lady Indians, who improved to 5-14 overall. Kate ...

Palaszewski earns wild card spot

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GALWAY — Galway senior Dillan Palaszewski earned a wild card spot at 160 pounds for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships on Feb. 23 and 24 at the Times Union Center in Albany. It will be Palaszewski’s third straight trip to the state tournament. He ...

Gallup helps Albany improve to 11-1

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ROCHESTER — The Albany Patroons stretched their win streak to nine games tonight with 120-114 win over the 4-9 Rochester RazorSharks in Rochester‘s Blue Cross Arena. The first place Patroons were led by a trio of 20 point scorers E.J. Gallup, Lloyd Johnson and Edwin Ubiles, who scored 12 ...

Parslow scores 23 in Sage victory

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ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ women’s basketball team hosted Hartwick College on Tuesday night in an Empire 8 contest. After trailing for most of the game, Sage had a late-game rally to beat the Hawks, 72-67 and earn their 18th win of the season. Sage stands at 18-6 overall and 12-3 in the ...

Legion baseball sign-ups scheduled

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — Sign-ups for St. Johnsville American Legion baseball will take place March 10 at 10 a.m. Sign-ups are for players age 19 and younger. The team also is looking for coaches. Sign-ups will take place at the St. Johnsville American Legion at 38 W. Main St. Players from ...

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville's Tyler Leon (34) is challenged by Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons' Alex Cooper (34), Nacier Hundley (0) and Lorenzo Cavallaro (32) as he drives to the hoop for two of his game-high 30 points during the Western Athletic Conference championship game Tuesday at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. (The Leader-Herald/james A. Ellis)

Leon powers Wolfpack to WAC title

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JOHNSTOWN — The last time a school other than Mekeel Christian Academy won the Western Athletic Conference boys championship game was in the 2010-11 season when Fort Plain took home the championship trophy. Tuesday night at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. ...

Johnstown's Garrett Way warms up for a Foothills Council match against Gloversville on Jan. 22 at Perry Lanes. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Johnstown’s Way earns berth at state bowling championships

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SCHENECTADY — Johnstown’s Garrett Way rolled a six-game total of 1,303 Tuesday at the Class B bowling championships and advanced to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship match March 10-11 at Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse. Way also registered a ...

Johnstown's Noah Massey (21) goes up for a shot as Queensbury's Matthew Chase (10) defends during Tuesday's Foothills Council game at Warren Street Elementary School in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Boys Basketball Roundup: Sir Bills fall to Spartans, 62-49

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Sir Bills closed out their regular season on the short end of Tuesday’s 62-49 Foothills Council score against Queensbury at the Warren Street Elementary School. Matthew Boyle led Johnstown with 15 points, while Adam Wilson chipped in with 10 and Trevor Porter ...

Fleming places fifth in sectional GS

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QUEENSBURY — Johnstown’s Emily Fleming placed fifth in the giant slalom at the Section II Alpine Skiing championships Tuesday at West Mountain. Fleming posted a time of 59.64 in the giant slalom and followed it with a 12th place run in the slalom with time of 54.66. As a result of her ...