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Community Sports

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 ...

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 ...