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Virus wipes out spring season at FMCC

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College baseball team was slated to open its Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season Sunday with a doubleheader against SUNY Adirondack at the Route 67 campus. But now the Raiders won’t get a chance to play this season due to the cancellation ...

SPRING SWING

VAIL MILLS — Holland Meadows Golf Course owner Dennis Sniezyk said the driving range will be open, weather permitting. “We had a great winter going in here. It was really busy, then we had to shut it down. At least now we can get outside. We need about two or three days like today in a ...

South High’s Willis to be honored

SCHENECTADY — Lauren Willis, a senior at South Glens Falls High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year. Willis, who competes in field hockey, lacrosse and bowling, will be recognized at the first-ever ...

Dolgeville players named CSC all-stars

Several Dolgeville players were named Center State Conference volleyball all-stars. Dolgeville’s Emma Bilinski was named CSC Division II Most Valuable Player. Breanna Potts, Jazzlyn Grassel and Rylee Lamphere all were named first-team all-stars for the Blue Devils, who won the Division II ...

Teeing Off! Golf courses cleared to resume play with precautions

Local golfers can get back on course, with some limited precautions. The New York State Golf Association says golf courses can open for the 2020 season but golfers have to abide by CDC guidelines for safe social distancing, according to a press release on Thursday. The NYSGA has been ...

RPI senior Brady earns honors

SCHENECTADY — Liz Brady, a senior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named as one of the three collegiate award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year. Brady, a lacrosse player from Bradford, Mass., will be recognized at the first-ever Capital ...

Fonda Speedway opener pushed back to May

FONDA — The 2020 season at Fonda Speedway will have to wait until May. Following a virtual Fonda Fair Board meeting, held via Conference Call on Wednesday evening, it was announced no activities would take place on the fairgrounds during the month of April – including auto racing – to ...

Area Little Leagues playing waiting game

The of the crack of a bat and the popping of the leather as the pitcher’s fastball hits the catcher’s mitt are sounds that will not be heard for a while at Little League parks around the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading, Little League International recently placed a notice on ...

Averill Park’s Ware to be honored

SCHENECTADY — Lydia Ware, a senior at Averill Park High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year. Ware, who competes in soccer and track and field, will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District ...

SOLID SHOWING

Mayfield’s Madison Relyea recently competed in the 2020 Cross Country Skiing Junior Nationals at the Auburn Ski Club Training Center in Donner Summit, Calif. Relyea was 35th in the 18-and-younger girls division in the classic event with a time of 16:11.1. In the sprint freestyle, she was 40th ...

NYSPHSAA announces cancellation of winter state championships

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announces the cancellation of the remaining winter state championship events. The impacted championship events include the boys and girls basketball regionals and state championships, as well as the ice hockey and bowling ...

READY AND WAITING

With fresh clay added to the racing surface, Fonda Speedway is ready to go, but the season is on hold with the COVID-19 mandates that also forced the cancellation of the Fonda Car Show and the Northeast Racecar Show this spring at ViaPort Rotterdam.

Bouchard did not let injury sidetrack his varsity career

GLOVERSVILLE — Dante Bouchard is known for his gritty performances on the basketball court during his four-year varsity career at Gloversville High School. However, the toughest obstacle he faced happened off the court near the end of his sophomore year. Bouchard was a passenger in a car ...

Fonda-Fultonville hosts winter sports awards night

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District hosted its annual winter awards night March 11 in the high school auditorium. From the boys basketball team, Jackson Atty earned the James C. Lippie Memorial Most Valuable Player award for the second straight year. Andrew Georgia ...

FFCS concludes 23rd annual volleyball tournament

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville High School Physical Education Department recently concluded its 23rd Annual Physical Education Volleyball Tournament. To promote physical fitness and lifetime activities the physical education department ran a volleyball unit and then for four days after ...

Area athletes named Foothills all-stars

Several area athletes were among those named to the recently announced Foothills Council indoor track and field all-star team. Broadalbin-Perth had Zydain Jackson (55-meter dash), Jon Simmons (55-meter hurdles), Hunter O’Dell (triple jump) and Tino Mancini (shot put) named first-team ...

Area golf courses ready, but on hold due to virus

Prior to Friday’s order to close all non-essential businesses by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, local golf courses were prepared to open with special precautionary measures in place so their patrons could enjoy the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. “There were a few articles ...

Fort Edward’s Fish named award winner

SCHENECTADY — Morgan Fish, a senior at Fort Edward High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year. Fish, who competes in volleyball and basketball, will be recognized at the first-ever Capital District ...

Racing museum announces Hall of Fame finalists

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Six racehorses, four trainers, and one jockey account for the 11 finalists that will comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2020 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are racehorses Blind Luck, Game On Dude ...

AHS grad Sanchez earns honors

HOUGHTON — Amsterdam High School graduate Edena Sanchez, a junior on the Houghton College women’s indoor track and field team, was named an Empire 8 Conference Sportswoman of the Year. One member of each team was named that institution’s representative on the 2019-20 Women’s Indoor ...