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Gloversville varsity volleyball coach Duane Hicks, left, speaks with campers during the Gloversville volleyball camp on Monday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Gloversville hosting volleyball camps

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville volleyball program will host volleyball camps at Gloversville High School this week. The fundamentals camp took place Monday and today. It was open to all girls entering grades six through 12. The camp focused on the basics of the game. The advanced camp ...

Miss Ella repeats in Caress with late-running trip

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jack Swain’s Miss Ella rallied late in the stretch and outkicked Fair Point at the wire to repeat as the winner of the $200,000 Caress for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Monday at Saratoga Race Course. Pacquita Coqueta set the early fractions for the ...

Mohawks fall short at Mohawk Valley

LITTLE FALLS — In a game shortened to seven innings by rain, the Amsterdam Mohawks dropped a 3-0 decision to Mohawk Valley in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Monday at Veterans Memorial Park. With the victory, Mohawk Valley regains second place over the Albany Dutchmen by ...

Caroga Creek bests Mother Nature

EPHRATAH — Despite early afternoon rain showers, Caroga Creek Speedway managed to complete its racing card Saturday. The program started about an hour and a half late and a total of 15 divisions and 91 kart teams competed in heats and then features. This Saturday, Caroga Creek will host ...

Area tennis clinic moved to Aug. 1

GLOVERSVILLE — The July 25 tennis clinic for youths ages 8 and older, to be held at the Darling Field courts from 11 a.m. to noon, was rescheduled to Aug. 1. Players are reminded to bring water. There will also be clinics on Aug. 8 and 15. The clinics are sponsored by the Gloversville ...

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The family and friends of Ed Richer celebrate in Victory Lane as Dave Richer climbs from his car after winning the Limited Sportsman main event one week after his father Ed died from a heart attack.

Richer scores emotional victory at Glen Ridge

FULTONVILLE — As his team was preparing to go home after racing at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park last week, Dave Richer’s father, Ed, suffered a heart attack and passed away. The team put the tragedy behind them and returned to the track Sunday night and watched as Dave recovered from an ...

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Saugerties turns back Mohawks, 9-6

AMSTERDAM — The Saugerties Stallions jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on for a 9-6 victory over the Amsterdam Mohawks Saturday night in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division matchup. Tyler Kelder led the Stallions by going 3-for-5 with a home run and 3 ...

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TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

A combined team from Gloversville and Johnstown traveled to Ausable Fort for a 16-team softball tournament and defeated Grampa Millers 11-5 in the championship game to bring home the tourney title. The team, coached by Andrew Wilson, was comprised of Patrick Semione, Colin Lombardoni, Jason ...

Lady Eli returns to Saratoga winner’s circle in thrilling G1 Diana finish

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli produced another memorable effort at historic Saratoga Race Course, running down Quidura in the final strides to win the 79th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday. Lady Eli outlasted ...

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Fort Plain earns NYSPHSAA School of Excellence award

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. recently announcers its 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence winners. Schools can earn School of Distinction status by having 100% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the ...

Mohawks give Griffin 1,000th career win

GLENS FALLS — After dropping the opening game of Friday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader to Glens Falls, the Amsterdam Mohawks recovered to defeat the Dragons 6-5 in the night cap and give coach Keith Griffin his 1,000th career coaching victory. Griffin, the Mohawks ...

Opening Day sees all-sources handle increase over 2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Opening Day of the 2017 season at Saratoga Race Course saw all-sources handle of $20,332,051, a 14.47 percent increase over the 2016 opening day total. The day of racing was highlighted by a stunning performance by Hoolie Racing Stable’s Dream It Is. The 2-year-old ...

Amsterdam Mohawks’ first baseman Julian Gallup (9) waits for the throw from pitcher Ben Anderson on a pick off attempt as the Utica Blue Sox’s Kyle Norman scrambles back to first during the first inning of the opening game of Thursday’s Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doublheader at Shuttleworth Park. (The Leader-Herald/Bill trojan)

Blue Sox deny Coach Griffin milestone win

AMSTERDAM — A sweep of the Utica Blue Sox would have given Amsterdam Mohawks head coach his 1,000th career win but inconsistent play prevented any celebration by the Amsterdam players and fans. The Mohawks ended the night with a split of the doubleheader with the Blue Sox taking the opening ...

Johnstown's Michael Ward (171) hold off Todd Cleveland at the top of the hill during the opening moto of the Plus 30 Expert Division during STR/Monster Energy Drink Supercross competition Wednesday at Royal Mountain. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Area riders post victories at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — Johnstown’s Casey Battisti led a pack of five local riders posting victories during STR/Monster Energy Drink Supercross competition Wednesday night at Royal Mountain Ski Center. Battisti took home top honors in the 122-250 Amateur and 122-Open Amateur divisions, while ...

Mohawks post 8-6 win over Dutchmen

ALBANY — In their first contest following the All-Star break, the Albany Dutchmen (22-14) fell to the Amsterdam Mohawks (28-8) by a final score of 8-6. After Albany took a 3-0 lead to start the game and saw their lead cut to 2-1 in the second inning, Amsterdam delivered a blow that the ...

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Summer volleyball: F-F Hanna Moore. 7/19. Game between Amsterdam and F-F.

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL

The Sacandaga Summer Volleyball League is playing matches every Wednesday through July 26 at Fulton-Montgomery Community College at 5:30 p.m. The league includes teams from Galway, Middleburgh, Fonda-Fultonville, Johnstown, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Broadalbin-Perth, ...

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Matt Crafton edges Stewart Friesen for truck win at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Matt Crafton’s time racing on dirt tracks over the past year paid off at Eldora Speedway. Matt Crafton won the Eldorda Dirt Derby on Wednesday night for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in more than a year. The two-time series champion passed ...

Former Amsterdam track star Izaiah Brown hold up the 11 medals presented to him by the New York State High School Athletic Association to replace the ones that were destroyed in a fire at his family home last August. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

NYSPHSAA presents Brown with new medals but charred ones are motivation

AMSTERDAM — During his high school track career at Amsterdam High School, Izaiah Brown garnered many trophies and medals for his standout performances, including 11 gold, silver and bronze medals at the state championship meets. Last August many of those awards were damaged or lost in a ...

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Amsterdam's TJ Collett (44) is greeted by teammates as he crosses home plate following his 3-run home run in the second inning of the opening game of a June 23 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader against the Saugerties Stallions at Shuttleworth Park. Collett will see action tonight as a member of the PGCBL East Division All-Star team. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Amsterdam to host PGCBL All-Star Game

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks will host the 2017 Perfect Game Collegiate League All-Star Game today.  The entire day will be dedicated to PGCBL All-Star events and is being tabbed as “The First Annual PGCBL Baseball Fest.” The traditional All-Star Game will take place at 7:10 ...