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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 ...

B-P graduate Tavolaro honored by Sage

ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ department of athletics recently announced the recipients of the department’s annual awards. Sage named senior Joanna Tavolaro (Broadalbin-Perth) the 2019-2020 Sage women’s track and field Gator of the Year. “Joanna is one of the most truly special ...

SEASON SHORTENED

TROY — Johnstown graduates Kerry Blackwood and Tanner Fahr saw their sophomore seasons on the Hudson Valley Community College men’s lacrosse team cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. The Vikings lost their only game of the season by an 18-7 margin to Mercer County Community College. ...

State athletic association hosts quarterly meeting

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its quarterly meeting of its Executive Committee via video teleconference for the first time in the history of the Association. The Committee voted on several key proposals important to the Association’s ...

GJSD holds budget hearing

JOHNSTOWN — Members of the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education answered questions relating to the proposed $39 million budget for the 2020-21 school year. BOE members answered questions that were sent in prior to the budget hearing on Tuesday during their virtual public ...

Dragons’ Bouchard headed to IMG Academy

GLOVERSVILLE — With schools shut down and not able to make college visits, Dante Bouchard has had some time on his hands. So, he did some painting. First Bouchard painted the rock at Gloversville High School, honoring his graduating Class of 2020 before turning his attention to a larger ...

Calderone closes out stellar career at Broadalbin-Perth

BROADALBIN — When the Broadalbin-Perth baseball team opened practice in early March, Dante Calderone was poised to cap off a standout senior year as the Patriots’ third baseman. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of schools and the cancellation of the spring sports ...

Canjo grad Gonzalez honored by Sage

ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ department of athletics announced the recipients of the department’s annual awards. The department selected senior men’s basketball player Joshua Gonzalez (Canajoharie) as the 2019-20 Male Dean Robinson Scholar-Athlete of the Year as the senior with the ...

Friesen wins twice in STSS ‘Carolina Swing’

GAFFNEY, SC – Stewart Friesen has had a great week in the Carolinas, capping off the weekend with a Short Track Super Series win at Cherokee Speedway after a tough battle with Larry Wight. It was Friesen’s second win in three days and gave him three podium finishes and a nice $4,000 ...

COVID-19 mandates put motocross season on hold at Royal Mountain

CAROGA LAKE — Rain or shine, Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marked the start of the motocross season at Royal Mountain Ski Center. Instead of campers and riders hauling in from around the Northeast and filling the air with the sound of dirt bikes and laughter around a campfire, the ...

Rowback commits to play for FMCC

JOHNSTOWN — E.J. Gallup, who was recently named men’s basketball coach at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, announced the commitment of local standout Joey Rowback to the program for the 2020-21 season. Rowback is a senior at Gloversville High School and helped lead his team to the ...

Hall of Fame inductions postponed

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame inductions and Vintage Baseball Game scheduled for May 31 have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall of Fame inductions for Randy Marshall, Bebe Garguilo, Joe Kobuskie, Frank Ricco, Don Shoblom and the ...

SEASON STOPPED

Amsterdam graduate Olivia Lazarou saw her sophomore season on the Iona College women’s track and field team cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. During the indoor season, Lazarou was part of the fourth-place 4x800-meter relay team at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships. She ...

NFHS releases reopening guidance for state associations

INDIANAPOLIS — The National Federation of State High School Associations recently released guidance for its 51 member state high school associations to consider in reopening high school athletics and other activity programs across the nation. The guidance document was developed by the NFHS ...

RIFLEMAN’S CHALLENGE

The Pine Tree Rifle Club in Johnstown hosted the Rifleman's Challenge on Saturday. The event was contested on the 200-yard range.

Area athletes among those honored by Sage

ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ department of athletics recently announced the recipients of the department’s annual awards. In addition to several honors bestowed for athletic and academic excellence, Sage also selected the Gator of the Year Award for the department’s 17 varsity sports for ...

Several area teams, individuals earn state awards

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced its winter 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete teams and individuals. This is the 28th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc. and the American Dairy ...