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Williams honored by FMCC Board of Trustees

JOHNSTOWN — Sophomore Kira Williams had a standout season for the Fulton-Montgomery Community College women’s cross country program. She was recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting at FMCC on Thursday. Williams was honored for being named Mountain Valley Conference Champion and the ...

A look back

Some photos from The Leader-Herald sports archives.

Student-Athlete advisory committee members selected

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces the members of the 2020-21 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). This year, 11 new members will join the SAAC, teaming with the 11 returning members who served as juniors last year. The SAAC is ...

Jack Johnson’s iconic 12A on display at the Saratoga Automobile Museum

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Thanks to the generosity of car owners Carole and Alton Palmer, one of DIRTcar super star Jumpin’ Jack Johnson’s last rides is now on exhibit in the Racing in New York gallery of the Saratoga Automobile Museum. “The car was barely in the door when museum visitors ...

Wilson rolls 300 game at Arterial

GLOVERSVILLE — Burt Wilson rolled a 300 game during Space League action Tuesday night at Arterial Lanes. Wilson finished the night with a 616 triple.

Stanavich signs NLI to attend Mercy College

AMSTERDAM — For the third time in eight days, the Amsterdam girls basketball team had one of its players sign a National Letter of Intent to play collegiately. The latest was senior Jackie Stanavich, who signed her letter to play at Mercy College next year during a ceremony at Amsterdam ...

FMCC ATHLETES HONORED

JOHNSTOWN — The 2019-20 academic year and spring athletic season brought on many challenges. The National Junior College Athletic Association recognized 9,555 student-athletes who persevered through those challenges and achieved a GPA above 3.6. Five FMCC Student-Athletes were tabbed NJCAA ...

Gannon to play for Roberts Wesleyan

AMSTERDAM — When Amsterdam senior Andie Gannon stepped foot on the campus at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, she knew it was where she wanted to go after graduation. Tuesday, the 5-10 senior forward for the Lady Rams basketball team signed her National Letter of Intent to play ...

Start date for high risk winter sports pushed back

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has announced the start date for high risk winter sports (basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling) will be moved to Jan. 4, 2021. Until authorization is granted by state officials, NYSPHSAA member schools ...

LEAGUE CHAMPS

The Purple team won the Junior Division of the Johnstown Flag Football League. The team posted a 5-1-1 overall record this season. Kneeling, from left, are Noah Eaton, Larry Ahrens and Kaiden DeRonda. Standing, from left, are Elijah Wager, Johnathon Vandewalker, Austin Brown, coach Trevor ...

WRESTLING WITH THE PACK

Dolgeville senior Jacob Null, front row, third from left, signed his National Letter of Intent to wrestle at North Carolina State University next year. Seated, from left, are his mother, Daisy Null, his father, Ryan Null (father), Jacob Null, and his brother, Anthony Chromczak. Standing, from ...

B-P cross country teams finish 2020 season

BROADALBIN — The boys and girls varsity cross country teams at Broadalbin-Perth have officially wrapped up their fall season, with longtime coach Jeff Richards explaining that while COVID-19 definitely made the season challenging, it just may have been the one thing that helped his ...

State athletic association names Bergman as its President

LATHAM — Julie Bergman of Hancock Central School (Section IV) officially took over as the 50th President of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association on Sept. 1. Bergman begins a two-year term (2020-2022) as President after serving as an officer for the previous four ...

Amsterdam’s May signs letter of intent to play for UMBC

AMSTERDAM — Antonia May has been an intricate part of the Amsterdam Lady Rams success over the past four years. Thursday the senior foward signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her basetball career after graduation at Division-I University of Maryland-Baltimore County. “The ...

Section 2 pushes start date for winter sports to Dec. 14

LATHAM — Just two weeks before the scheduled start date of Nov. 30 for the high school winter sports practices, Section 2 announced that low/moderate risk sports practices will now begin on Dec. 14. The high risk sports official start date will also be Dec. 14, pending approval from the New ...

Ringer, Fleming, Pratt sign National Letters of Intent

JOHNSTOWN — When last season ended with a 1-0 loss to Bronxville in the state Class C finals, the Johnstown field hockey teams had every intention of making a return trip this season. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a change of plans. Instead of taking the field with its loaded ...

Smith reclassifies, will play at USCA next year

BROADALBIN — It is an opportunity Broadalbin-Perth’s Mackenzie Smith felt she could not pass up. Opting to graduate at the end of the 2020-21 school year, Smith, a 6-foot junior forward, signed her National Letter of Intent Thursday to attend and play basketball at the D-II University of ...

Rams’ Cotugno headed to Wake Forest

AMSTERDAM — With family and friends looking on, Amsterdam High School senior Carson Cotugno signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play baseball for the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University. “It is a dream for every single kid,” Cotugno said Wednesday. “Your parents ...

Dolgeville girls drop season finale to Poland

DOLGEVILLE — A season unlike any other came to an end for the Dolgeville girls soccer team Tuesday. The Blue Devils dropped a 7-0 decision on their home field to defending state and Section III Class D champion Poland. “It was a tough finish to the season,” said Dolgeville co-coach ...

Dolgeville/Little Falls boys lose to CVA

LITTLE FALLS — Adin Day finished with three goals and an assist to lead Central Valley Academy to a 10-2 victory over Dolgeville/Little Falls on Friday. Gerald Wood scored twice for Central Valley, while Sohum Patel and Maxwell Hall each had a goal and an assist. Hayden Dooley, Kace Cook ...