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COVID-19 mandates put motocross season on hold at Royal Mountain

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CAROGA LAKE — Rain or shine, Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marked the start of the motocross season at Royal Mountain Ski Center. Instead of campers and riders hauling in from around the Northeast and filling the air with the sound of dirt bikes and laughter around a campfire, the ...

NYRA announces stakes schedule for Belmont meet

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ELMONT — The New York Racing Association, Inc. recently announced that live racing, to be conducted without spectators, will return on June 3 at Belmont Park. Following the five-day opening week, live racing throughout the 25-day Belmont spring/summer meet will be conducted Thursday through ...

Rowback commits to play for FMCC

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JOHNSTOWN — E.J. Gallup, who was recently named men’s basketball coach at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, announced the commitment of local standout Joey Rowback to the program for the 2020-21 season. Rowback is a senior at Gloversville High School and helped lead his team to the ...

Hall of Fame inductions postponed

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame inductions and Vintage Baseball Game scheduled for May 31 have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall of Fame inductions for Randy Marshall, Bebe Garguilo, Joe Kobuskie, Frank Ricco, Don Shoblom and the ...

SEASON STOPPED

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Amsterdam graduate Olivia Lazarou saw her sophomore season on the Iona College women’s track and field team cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. During the indoor season, Lazarou was part of the fourth-place 4x800-meter relay team at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships. She ...

NFHS releases reopening guidance for state associations

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INDIANAPOLIS — The National Federation of State High School Associations recently released guidance for its 51 member state high school associations to consider in reopening high school athletics and other activity programs across the nation. The guidance document was developed by the NFHS ...

RIFLEMAN’S CHALLENGE

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The Pine Tree Rifle Club in Johnstown hosted the Rifleman's Challenge on Saturday. The event was contested on the 200-yard range.

Area athletes among those honored by Sage

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ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ department of athletics recently announced the recipients of the department’s annual awards. In addition to several honors bestowed for athletic and academic excellence, Sage also selected the Gator of the Year Award for the department’s 17 varsity sports for ...

Several area teams, individuals earn state awards

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LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced its winter 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete teams and individuals. This is the 28th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc. and the American Dairy ...

Motocross event at Royal canceled

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CAROGA LAKE — Saturday and Sunday’s annual Memorial Day Weekend CNYMRA Motocross event at Royal Mountain Ski Area has been cancelled in accordance to the restrictions placed due to COVID-19. Officials announced they are working closely with the local health department and government ...

Cuomo says car and race tracks can reopen with no fans

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By MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press ALBANY — In another step toward reopening its economy going into the summer, New York will allow horse racing tracks and Watkins Glen International car track to reopen with the coronavirus outbreak easing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on ...

Hales Mills looking to form golf leagues

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JOHNSTOWN — Hales Mills Country Club is looking at the potential of forming couples and ladies leagues later this season. Both of the leagues are very relaxed and are meant to be something fun to do. Both leagues will be starting later this year because of the COVID-19 mandates. We are ...

SEASON STOPPED

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Galway graduate Anna Gardner, a senior on the St. Lawrence University women’s indoor and outdoor track and field team, saw her outdoor season canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

SEASON STOPPED

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Amsterdam graduate Edena Sanchez, a junior on the Houghton College women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams, saw her outdoor season canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Sanchez won the 800 meters at the Empire 8 Conference indoor track and field championships, earning ...

Coaching class offered in June

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GUILDERLAND — One of the courses required to coach in New York state high schools will be taught at Vent Fitness. The theories and techniques of coaching high school athletics course will take place June 13 and 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Participants must attend all class ...

SEASON CUT SHORT

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Galway graduate Jake Restivo, a sophomore on the Binghamton University men’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams, saw his outdoor season canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Restivo placed third in the long jump at the America East Conference indoor track and field ...

NYSPHSAA names task force committee

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LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has selected members to serve on a COVID-19 Task Force to examine potential impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the fall 2020 season and the 2020-2021 school year. Task Force members were selected by Paul Harrica, ...

SHORTENED SEASON

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Johnstown graduate Maddie Etherton saw her freshman season on the Norwich University women’s lacrosse team cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Etherton played in all four games for the Cadets, finishing with two goals and an assist. Norwich went 0-4 in its first four games this season, ...