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Community Sports

BASEBALL’S BACK

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Hilltoppers baseball program is hosting a “Back to School Baseball Camp” from Monday through Friday at the Little League Park in Fort Plain. The camp, for ages 7 to 13 years old, is limited to the first 30 players by pre-registration only and will run from 9 ...

A., J. & G team to play vintage game

GLOVERSVILLE — The A., J. & G Team will take on the Mountain Athletic Club in a Vintage Baseball Game on Aug. 22 in Fleischmann’s, New York. The game will take place at the historic M.A.C. Grounds on Wagner Avenue in Fleischmann’s. The M.A.C. team and grounds were initially ...

UPSTATE N.Y. SPORTS LORE: Fulton County’s Home Run Derby Connection

The 91st Major League All-Star game was scheduled to take place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 14. The annual exhibition game was established in 1933 and features the most popular players in the American League going up against their counterparts in the National League. ...

RACING AROUND: Racetracks to remain without fans

Getting fans back in the stands at local racetracks will take a little bit longer now. On Tuesday, Executive Order 202.32 that allowed racetracks to operate without fans in attendance was extended through Aug. 20. It is unfortunate because fans are missing out on some close ...

Fish posts ace at Holland Meadows

VAIL MILLS — Ken Fish recorded a hole-in-one Saturday at Holland Meadows Golf Course. Fish used an 8-iron to ace the 130-yard eighth hole. His shot was witnessed by Lillian Gregorius, Joe O’Leary and Kathy O’Leary.

Hall of Fame dinner postponed to 2021

With the health and safety of attendees in mind, the Greater Capital Region Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame has postponed its third annual induction dinner. The induction ceremonies and dinner had been scheduled for Sept. 26. If conditions warrant, the committee will seek an ...

Hales Mills to host adult-child outing

JOHNSTOWN — Hales Mills Country Club will host an adult-child outing Aug. 7. The outing is scheduled to have a 2 p.m. shotgun start. The round will be played as a two-person, nine-hole scramble. Teams can be made up of any combination children and adults. Each teams entry will cost $10, ...

Royal Mountain set to host supercross

CAROGA LAKE — Royal Mountain Ski Area will host its season-opening supercross event Wednesday. General admission will be $10. Children age 6 to 12 will be $5. Registration will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. with practice set for 7 p.m. Racing will follow the practice session. For more ...

Annual hillclimb Sunday at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — The 36th annual motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile hillclimb will take place Sunday at Royal Mountain Ski Area. All hillclimbers must be signed in by 10 a.m. with hillclimbing at 10 a.m. The event is the highlight of the racing season at Royal with more than 200 of the fastest ...

Hales Mills to host junior golf camp

JOHNSTOWN — Hales Mills Country Club will host its junior golf camp from July 30 and 31. The camp will be taught by head professional Christopher Mathewson. The camp will cost $80 per child and lunch is included. For more information, call (518) 736-4622.

Swing Fore Kids event postponed

FORT JOHNSON — The annual Swing Fore Kids 2020 at Rolling Hills Country Club has been canceled due to restrictions from COVID-19. There is enough money in reserve to maintain the same benefits to local high school golf teams as in the past. The Rolling Hills staff are hopeful to host the ...

Coaching class offered in August

GUILDERLAND — One of the courses required to coach in New York state high schools will be taught at Vent Fitness. The principles, philosophy and organization of high school athletics course will take place Aug. 1, 2, 8 and 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days. Participants must attend all ...

Smithtown West High School named honored by state athletic association

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association recently announced that the Smithtown High School West (Section XI) football team as the winner of the Spring 2020 Community Service Challenge. Smithtown West was chosen as the winning school by the NYSPHSAA Student-Athlete ...

Baseball Hall of Fame open to visitors

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 ...

Cannon posts ace at Nick Stoner

CAROGA LAKE — Dave Cannon of Canada Lake recently recorded a hole-in-one at Nick Stoner Golf Course. Cannon used a 3-hybrid to ace the 190-yard 17th hole. It was his second career hole-in-one. Cannon was playing with Jeff Perras.

UPSTATE N.Y. SPORTS LORE: A Jigger of Sports

If you opened up to the sports pages of the Leader-Herald newspaper from the mid-1950’s through the early 1990’s, you saw a column with the tag line “A Jigger of Sports.” The column was written by Gloversville native George “Jigger” Thompson, who was the publications sports editor, ...

Royal Mountain set to host opening event

CAROGA LAKE — Royal Mountain Ski Area will host its season-opening event July 4 and 5 when its hosts the Central New York Motocross Racers Association. General admission will be $20 for the weekend or $10 per day. Kids 5-and-younger will be admitted free and children age 6 to 12 will be $5 ...

Garaghty records ace at Nick Stoner

CAROGA LAKE — Brendan Geraghty of Gloversville recorded his first hole-in-one recently at Nick Stoner Golf Course. Geraghty used a 9-iron to ace the 130-yard ninth hole. He was playing with his brother, John Geraghty.

Skoda notches ace at Hales Mills

JOHNSTOWN — Ed Skoda recently recorded a hole-in-one at Hales Mills Country Club. He used an 8-iron to ace the 133-yard 11th hole. Skoda’s shot was witnessed by Mike Frollo, Bill Sullivan and Joe Dimaio.

NYRA, Saratoga Springs launch face mask benefit

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. and the City of Saratoga Springs recently unveiled a limited edition set of Saratoga Race Course-branded face masks as part of a joint initiative to raise funds for two local non-profit organizations: Franklin Community Center and ...