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Community Sports

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 ...

Hudson Valley athletics announces addition of Esports for fall 2020

TROY — Hudson Valley Community College Director of Athletics, Justin Hoyt, has announced the addition of Esports within the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE), beginning in the Fall semester of 2020.  To date, more than 60 institutions have already joined or ...

Marylou Whitney Collection auction benefits Saratoga Backstretch Clinic

SARATOGA SPRINGS — From diamonds to denim, and tchotchkes to chic couture, The Marylou Whitney Collection Auction offers diverse purchasing opportunities for fans and friends—anyone who wishes to have a personal remembrance of the philanthropic icon who was known as the Queen of ...

Clarkin records ace at Nick Stoner

CAROGA LAKE — Todd Clarkin recorded a hole-in-one June 11 at Nick Stoner Golf Course. Clarkin used a 5-iron to ace the 200-yard 17th hole. He was playing with Phil Ferrara, Matt Smrtic and Matt Smrtic Jr.

Coaching class offered in July

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 July 18 and 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Participants must attend all class ...

CATCH OF THE DAY

Andy Miller, an 84-year-old fisherman from Mechanicville, landed a 45-inch, 27-pound northern pike on June 4 on Great Sacandaga Lake. Miller, who has been fishing the lake for 40 years, was trolling north of Sand Island using a leaded line when he caught the pike. The fish had the last laugh, ...

Herkimer places first in Daktronics Cup

HERKIMER — Herkimer County Community College has placed first among two-year college non-scholarship athletic programs for the 2019-20 Daktronics Cup, awarded by the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA). Formerly the NATYCAA Cup award, this program ...

Wadsworth records ace at Hales Mills

JOHNSTOWN — Phil Wadsworth recorded a hole-in-one Friday at Hales Mills Country Club. Wadsworth used an 8-iron to ace the 11th hole. The shot was witnessed by Roger DeRocker.

Crable notches ace at Nick Stoner

CAROGA LAKE — Thomas Crable recently recorded a hole-in-one at Nick Stoner Golf Course. Crable, a junior golfer from Rockland County, used a 4-iron to ace the 191-yard second hole. It was his first hole-in-one. His shot was witnessed by his father, Bill Crable, and his brother, William ...

Fonda scheduled to race June 13, 14

FONDA — Racing is set to return to Fonda Speedway. Following a practice session for all divisions this Saturday, the Track of Champions will drop the green flag on its first racing event of the season on June 13 with a second day of racing set for June 14. While the cars will be on the ...

Glen Ridge opener slated for June 14

FULTONVILLE — Glen Ridge Motorsports Park will host its season-opening race June 14. The card will feature the Red Chair 602 DIRTcar Racing sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crushers DIRTcar Racing pro stocks, limited sportsman, street stocks, mini-stocks, Northeast Paving and ...

UPSTATE N.Y. SPORTS LORE: Sonju brought the NBA to Speculator

Forty years ago, Upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountain Region was put on the International sports map when the 1980 Winter Olympics took place in Lake Placid. American speed skater Eric Heiden won five gold medals, while setting four Olympic records and one world record on the Lake Placid ...

Oklahoma track at Saratoga to open

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. announced Friday that the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course will open for training on Thursday, June 4. The barn area at Oklahoma will open to horsemen beginning Tuesday, June 2. The Oklahoma Training Track and Whitney ...

NYRA announces stakes schedule for Belmont meet

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 ...

Saratoga Auto Museum to feature helmet art as part of new exhibit

Saratoga Springs — When the Saratoga Automobile Museum reopens once the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, the main Golub Gallery exhibit will feature the iconic collection of noted sports car racer Rob Dyson. But along with Dyson’s collection of gleaming road race cars, vintage Indianapolis ...