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Fonda Speedway to host Hondo Classic

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By RON SZCZERBA Fonda Speedway FONDA — Today, at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, Sampson Motorcar and Yellow Transportation present a racing card headlined by the 15th annual “Hondo Classic” for the Algonkin Pro Stocks paying a minimum of $1,000 to win. The Hondo ...

Baseball Hall of Fame open to visitors

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COOPERSTOWN — The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum reopened its doors on June 26 in accordance with New York State’s regionally-focused phased reopening plan and with many enhanced health and safety procedures. The Hall of Fame opens as the Mohawk Valley — which encompasses ...

Athletics sweep Mohawks

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AMSTERDAM — The Albany Athletics and Amsterdam Mohawks clashed Thursday night at Rao Family Stadium at Shuttleworth Park. Both teams came into the contest with 2-0 records and the Athletics completed a doubleheader sweep, winning the opener 5-3 and taking the nightcap 12-6. Brian Hart had ...

Swing Fore Kids event postponed

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FORT HUNTER — The annual Swing Fore Kids 2020 at Rolling Hills Country Club has been canceled due to restrictions from COVID-19. The Rolling Hills staff are hopeful to host the event again in 2021.

NEWEST RAIDER

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Amsterdam's Cayderen Graveley recently committed to play for the Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s basketball team next year.

RACING AROUND: Area tracks have busy weekend

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The Fourth of July Weekend was packed with racing action, some with and some without spectators. With the rainout of last Wednesday’s Firecracker 50, Fonda Speedway hosted a two-day racing spectacular with limited entry into the grandstand. Stewart Friesen made the most of racing near ...

MOHAWKS ON THE MOVE

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AMSTERDAM — Two members of the 2019 Amsterdam Mohawks recently signed with Major League Baseball teams. J.D. Mundy and D.J. Poteet helped the Mohawks with the 2019 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League title and signed major league contracts in June. Mundy signed with the Baltimore Orioles, ...

Mohawks sweep season-opening doubleheader against Dutch

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AMSTERDAM — Baseball returned to Rao Family Stadium at Shuttleworth Park on Monday as the Amsterdam Mohawks hosted the Albany Dutch in an Independent Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader. Amsterdam won both games of the twinbill, taking the first game 7-4 and completing the sweep with a ...

McCoy, Horning, Gray, Tranka post wins at Glen Ridge

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By JACOB MACDONALD Glen Ridge Motorsports Park FULTONVILLE — Glen Ridge Motorsports Park returned to action Sunday with a full card of racing action. With Damon Anderson putting bonuses up to the winners of every race, Scott McCoy (602 sportsman) and Luke Horning (pro stocks) ...

Friesen, Edwards capture STSS features

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FONDA — It was a big weekend at Fonda Speedway for Stewart Friesen and Chad Edwards. Friesen picked up the win on Saturday night in the $4,000-to-win Red, White and Blue 30-lap modified feature and returned Sunday to pick up his fourth win of the season at Fonda Speedway in the rain-delayed ...

Royal draws record number of riders to CNYMRA event

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CAROGA LAKE — Royal Mountain Ski Center opened its motorcross season with a two-day Central New York Motocross Rider Association District 3 event. Saturday’s competition drew 485 riders to the newly redone racing surface and Sunday’s event drew 361 riders. Johnstown’s Bennett Melita ...

Johnstown Little League hosting abbreviated season

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There will be a baseball season for the local Little Leaguers! The Johnstown Little League has welcomed players from the Gloversville, Broadalbin and Fonda-Fultonville little leagues to join them for an abbreviated season that will run from Monday to Aug. 7. “We have had kids decide to join ...

Saratoga announces 2020 stakes schedule

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 2020 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will feature 71 stakes worth $14.45 million, encompassing 39 graded stakes and 18 Grade 1s from July 16 through Sept. 7. “We’re thrilled to be racing at Saratoga this summer, and we thank Governor Andrew Cuomo for ...

Choosing his school

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Canajoharie-Fort Plain senior quarterback Derek Hyney recently committed to play football at Utica College next fall.

Fonda welcomes fans back with weekend doubleheader

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FONDA — After a rainout of the “Firecracker 50” on Wednesday evening, the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, July 4 with a program called “The Red, White, & Blue Special” sponsored by the Recovery Sports Grill. On Saturday evening the ...

Falcons honor Moore’s standout soccer career

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NORTHVILLE — Northville girls varsity soccer coach Doug Hammons and athletic director John Karbowski surprised senior Brytney Moore with a commemorative soccer ball the day before her graduation from Northville High School. Hammons and Karbowski delivered the ball, which features a photo of ...

RACING AROUND: Miller is making his mark

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The dates June 26 and 27 must be special for sportsman driver A.J. Miller. On June 27, 2019, Miller picked up his first career sportsman victory at Fulton Speedway. Last Friday, June 26, Miller made the two-hour haul to Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and brought home his initial sportsman ...