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Community Sports

Royal Mountain racers post solid showings

CAROGA LAKE — The Royal Mountain Racing Team hosted the ADK Slalom race at Royal Mountain on Sunday. The top finishers for Royal were Samantha Sandel of Gloversville and Noah Stock of Johnstown. Sandel won the girls U12 division, while Stock won the U12 boys division. In the boys U8 ...

LEAGUE CHAMPS

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing and Recreation Basketball League recently crowned its 2019-20 season champions. Brown’s Collision won the regular-season and playoff championships in the fifth- and sixth-grade boys division. Southside Beverage won the regular-season and ...

Galway to celebrate women in sports

GALWAY — Galway Central School District will join entities across the nation to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Thursday. From 1-2:15 p.m., girls in grades three to eight will hear from head field hockey coach of Wesleyan University Christine Kemp, who will share stories ...

Hall of Fame seeking candidates

The Greater Capital Region Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame, already sporting an impressive list of Olympians, state and national champions and long-time record holders, is now accepting nominations for its third class of inductees. Eligible candidates include track and cross ...

UPSTATE N.Y. SPORTS LORE: Salerno part of Adirondack sports lore

In the 1950s, Adirondack baseball was put on the map when 23-year-old Mineville native Johnny Podres beat the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 1955 World Series. Podres hurled a 2-0 shutout against the perennial World Champions and was named the World Series Most Valuable Player. From ...

Royal Mountain to host snow drags

CAROGA LAKE — The third season of snowmobile drag racing is scheduled at Royal Mountain Ski Area. The second event of the season will take place Saturday. Registration for riders will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., with racing to follow at 7 p.m. There are classes for all abilities from ...

Mohawks dinner scheduled for Feb. 8

AMSTERDAM — Roger McDowell will serve as the keynote speaker at the Amsterdam Baseball/Mohawks Baseball Hall of Fame Dinner on Feb. 8.  The 14th annual event will take place at Saint Mary's Institute in Amsterdam. McDowell is a former relief pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from ...

Adirondack Outdoorsman Show set for Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — The 15th annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show will take place at the Johnstown Moose Club (109 South Comrie Ave./Route 30A on Feb. 8 and 9. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 9. The show will be geared towards the tastes of ...

FUSC set to host meeting on Monday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton United Soccer Club will host an organizational meeting Monday at Dunkin Donuts in Gloversville at 7 p.m. Plans for the 2020 season will be discussed. Volunteers are urgently needed to help run the program. The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending.

West Scholarship no-tap tourney set

JOHNSTOWN — An eight-pin no-tap bowling tournament to benefit the John F. West Scholarship Fund at Fonda-Fultonville High School will take place Jan. 25 at Perry Lanes in Johnstown. The tournament, in its seventh year, will begin at 11:30 a.m., with check-in at 11 a.m. There also will be a ...

A look back at 2019 season at Fonda

By RON SZCZERBA Fonda Speedway FONDA — The 2019 season at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway has been called by some the “resurgence” of the historical Montgomery County Fairgrounds half mile track, with large crowds and increased car counts witnessed during the first ...

NYSSCA announces Hall of Fame inductees

After great deliberation, the New York State Stock Car Association’s Hall of Fame committee has narrowed an outstanding field of candidates to three super star drivers and an outstanding mechanic/crew chief for induction to NYSSCA’s Hall of Fame. The slate is headed by “Magic Shoes” ...

Northville to honor senior athletes

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School District athletic department will honor the school's senior winter athletes on Wednesday. All girls and boys basketball and cheerleading seniors will be honored with their families. The ceremony will take place at approximately 5:45, between ...

Bowling association hosts youth tourney

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Regional USBC hosted a youth bowling tournament Dec. 29 at Starlite Lanes. There were two shifts at noon and 3 p.m. It was a handicap tournament with three divisions — ages 8-12, ages 13-16 and age 17-and-older. The tournament was open to any sanctioned ...

Martial artists earn rank promotions

JOHNSTOWN — Recently four members of Pazzaglia’s American Kenpo & Karate — Alexa West, David Frye Jr., Mia Pazzaglia and Brandon Walton — all tested for their next rank. West and Frye both tested for their white belts with a yellow stripe known as eighth kyu. Both of them did an ...

Pazzaglia’s American Kenpo and Karate host women’s self-defense course

JOHNSTOWN — Recently Pazzaglia’s American Kenpo and Karate provided a women’s self-defense course entitled Survival Part I. Owner and chief instructor Joe Pazzaglia said due to the recent tragedies within the community and the surrounding area that he was getting many requests and ...

Upstate N.Y. Sports Lore: Fulton County’s brush with perfection

When I was 10 years old in 1978, a project in Mrs. Clara Swarts fifth-grade class at Mt. Carmel School was a “10-minute oral presentation.” The topic I chose was “the history of the Baseball World Series.” It was during this project that I became enamored about the legend of Don ...

ADK outdoorsman show Feb. 8 and 9

JOHNSTOWN — The 15th annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8 and 9 at the Johnstown Moose Club, 109 S. Comrie Ave. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 9. This annual show is focused toward the needs to ...

Fonda Speedway hosts awards banquet

By Ron Szczerba Fonda Speedway ALBANY — Top performers from the “Track of Champions” were honored on Saturday, December 7 at the Fonda Speedway Awards Banquet hosted at Treviso by Mallozzi’s in Albany, N.Y. This was the first year-end celebration under the BD Motorsports Media LLC ...

Ward rolls two 300s at Arterial Lanes

GLOVERSVILLE — Dave Ward Sr. rolled two 300 games during a Space League play at Arterial Lanes on Tuesday. Ward also rolled a 249 to finish with an 849 series.