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Six area athletes earn state meet spots

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CLIFTON PARK — Six local athletes punched their tickets to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association track and field championship meet on the opening day of qualifiers Thursday at Shenendehowa High School. Johnstown’s Abigail Gottung, Amsterdam’s Lauren Santiago, ...

MOHAWKS OPEN SEASON

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The Amsterdam Mohawks posted a 10-1 victory over the Thruway Railcats in an exhibiton game to open their season Thursday at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. The Mohawks are scheduled to travel to Utica today to kick off their Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League schedule. The Mohawks are ...

CHOOSING THEIR SCHOOLS

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Four members of the Gloversville Huskies football team signed their letters of intent to play football at the college level Thursday at Gloversville High School. In the front row, from left, are Pryce Bouchard, Korey Cotugno, Jared Malagisi and Brent Muhlberger. Bouchard will be attending Rowan ...

Fonda schedules basketball camp

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FONDA — The 18th annual Fonda basketball camp will take place from June 25 to June 29. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. The camp is for boys in grades 3-8 (as of September 2018). Cost of the camp will be $95. For more ...

Northville to host athletic awards

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NORTHVILLE —  Northville Central School will host its modified athletics awards at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The Northville junior varsity and varsity athletics awards will take place at 6 p.m. on June 11. Both ceremonies will take place in the school’s gymnasium.

Racing Around: Weekend filled with exciting finishes

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If the final laps of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and the 602 sportsman features at Fonda Speedway didn’t get your heart pumping, then you better have it checked. Bobby and Danny Varin both ran down Chuck “The Cobra” Hebing in the final laps of the sprint car main with Bobby first ...

Mohawks open season tonight

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AMSTERDAM — After failing to reach the championship series last summer for just the second time since the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League was founded in 2011, the Amsterdam Mohawks will look to play for its fifth PGCBL title this season. The Mohawks are scheduled to open the season ...

Bowling hall of fame set to meet

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Bowling Hall of Fame will host a meeting June 10 at Perry Lanes at noon. All members are urged to attend as there will be voting for the new inductees to be honored in October of 2018, plus there will also be an election of officers and directors. Members are ...

Darling Field to host free soccer clinic

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Coerver New York Soccer Academy is coming to Darling Field on Wednesday to provide a free night of training for any interested players. This will provide players, parents and coaches the opportunity to learn about Coerver Coaching and showcase what to expect this ...

Amsterdam loses in Class A title game

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TROY — Playing for its first Section II title for 1974, the Amsterdam baseball team dropped a 5-2 decision to Foothills Council rival in the Class A championship game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. Tuesday’s contest was a close one throughout before a two-run single by the Mike Siano gave ...

PHILLIPS HONORED

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Fort Plain baseball coach Craig Phillips was honored Tuesday at the Section II Class AA Championship game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy. Phillips was named the 2016-17 National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High School Coaches Association.

Women’s Bowling Association to meet

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JOHNSTOWN — The final meeting of the Johnstown USBC Women’s Bowling Association will take place June 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Perry Lanes.  All sanctioned women bowlers are invited to attend.  Those looking to pick up money or plaques from the city tournament may do so at the meeting, For ...

FMCC baseball, softball players earn postseason honors

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JOHNSTOWN — Two Fulton-Montgomery Community College baseball players and one softball player earned postseason honors. From the baseball team, Bradley Smith was named to the Region 3 second team, while shortstop Cory Moore was named to the Region 3 glove team. FMCC coach Dave Hennessey was ...

Gloversville’s Bruce loses in quarterfinals

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SCHENECTADY — Gloversville’s Damian Bruce lost to Saratoga Springs’ Nick Grasso in the quarterfinals of the Section II boys tennis singles tournament Wednesday at Central Park. Bruce, the No. 6 seed, dropped a 6-1, 6-3 decision to Grasso. Bruce defeated Scotia-Glenville’s Laif ...

Area athletes honored by Sage

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ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ department of athletics has announced the recipients of the Sage Scholar-Athlete honors for the spring of 2018. Sage created the Sage Scholar-Athlete Team during the 2012-13 academic year to continue the tradition of honoring academic and athletic excellence ...

TITLE QUEST

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The top-seeded Amsterdam Rams baseball team will be playing No. 2 Queensbury Tuesday for a chance at winning their first Section II Class A championship since 1974. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Joe Bruno Stadium on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

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Gloversville’s Tristana Quinones, right, poses with Johnstown Women’s Bowling Association President Mona Cole, left, after receiving one of three Lucille Solar Junior Scholarships on at the association’s banquet at Perry Lanes in Johnstown on May 17. Quinones will attend either Keuka ...

HUDSON VALLEY BOUND

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Four members of the Johnstown boys lacrosse team recently committed to play lacrosse next year at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Garrett Way, Andrew Sitterly, Tanner Fahr and Tyler Bump all plan to play for the Vikings next year.

Hilltoppers claim Class D crown

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TROY — With a roster that features no seniors and just four juniors, the Fort Plain baseball team earned what may be the most unlikely of its 11 Section II titles Saturday at Joe Bruno Stadium. The second-seeded Hilltoppers overcame a three-run deficit with a four-run sixth inning and ...