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Thibodeau helps Fort Plain blank Gloversville

JOHNSTOWN — Just as teams hope to start a season off fast, they also hope to finish the season off stronger. For the Fort Plain Hilltoppers they were able to do both as their 9-0 victory over the Gloversville Huskies at Johnstown High School on Wednesday night tied a bow on their undefeated ...

Amsterdam’s Santiago, Stanavich claim sectional wins

By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald GUILDERLAND — The Amsterdam girls track and field team placed sixth at the Section II Group 1 Championships at Guilderland High School on Wednesday. The Amsterdam boys team placed 15th. In the girls meet, Shenendehowa won the team title with 147.5 ...

Fort Plain, Amsterdam earn second seeds for sectionals

In 2018, the Fort Plain Hilltoppers opened postseason play as the second seed in the Section II Class D baseball tournament and finished as the runner-up to Deposit/Hancock in the state tournament. With their entire lineup returning from last season, the undefeated Hilltoppers have their ...

Three area teams set to play home playoff contests today

A total of six area softball teams will take part in the Section II Tournament this year. Amsterdam, Canajoharie, Mayfield, Galway, Fonda-Fultonville and Fort Plain-Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville all will take part in postseason play beginning today. In Class C, Mayfield (12-5 overall) ...

Gloversville’s Bruce reaches quarterfinals

SCHENECTADY — Gloversville’s Damian Bruce reached the quarterfinals of the singles bracket of the Section II Tournament for the second straight year. In the first round, Bruce topped Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Peter Fulgieri, 8-5, before notching a 10-1 win over Scotia-Glenville’s ...

H.S Softball Roundup: Amsterdam edges Maple Hill, 3-2

AMSTERDAM — After trailing most of the game, Amsterdam scored once in the sixth and twice in the seventh to rally for a 3-2 victory over Maple Hill in a non-league softball game at Shuttleworth Park on Wednesday. Mackenzie Farina led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple for the Lady ...

Dolgeville softball loses to Hamilton

HAMILTON — Madison Rodriguez had a double and two singles to help Hamilton post a 17-0 victory over Dolgeville in a Center State Conference softball game Wednesday. Emily McCann had three singles for the Emerald Knights, Kyleigh Pearson had a single and a double, Kerrigan Kelly had two ...

Johnstown lacrosse teams to play for titles

By JAMES A. ELLIS The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN — After struggling in the first half of Tuesday’s Section II Class D semifinal match, top-seeded Johnstown turned it on in the second half. Trailing Schuylerville 7-6 at the half, the Lady Bills made the most of a man-up situation just under ...

Hoyt, Serpa lead Sir Bills to 9-6 semifinal victory over Greenwich

JOHNSTOWN — For the first time since 2006, the Johnstown boys lacrosse team will be playing for a sectional title. The second-seeded Sir Bills punched their ticket to the Class D title game with a 9-6 victory over third-seeded Greenwich on Tuesday at Knox Field. “We wanted to get to the ...

Broadalbin-Perth boys win second-straight sectional title

RAVENA — The Broadalbin-Perth boys successfully defended their championship, while Johnstown edged Ichabod Crane by three points to take home second at the Section II Group 3 track and field championships Tuesday at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School. The Patriots amassed 137.5 points to ...

Wells baseball earns fourth seed

WELLS — The Wells baseball team earned the fourth seed for the Section VII Class D Tournament. The Indians will face top-seeded Chazy in the semifinals Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. In the other semifinal, third-seeded Crown Point and second-seeded Schroon Lake/Bolton will meet Tuesday at 4:30 ...

Hilltoppers finish 14-0 in WAC

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Hilltoppers finished their Western Athletic Confernce schedule with a 14-0 record after defeating Schoharie 7-1 in league action Tuesday. Brady Fureno had two doubles, a single, four RBIs and a run scored for the Hilltoppers (15-0, 14-0), while Nate Boley aded ...

Botch throws second no-hitter of season

BERNE — The Mayfield Lady Panthers closed out their regular season with a 7-0 victory over Berne-Knox-Westerlo in Western Athletic Conference softball action Tuesday. Jillian Botch struck out 15 batters as she threw her second no-hitter of the season for Mayfield. Taryn LaFontaine had a ...

Lady Bills blank Gloversville, 10-0

JOHNSTOWN — After dropping a 5-1 decision to Scotia-Glenville in the first game of a Foothills Council doubleheader, Johnstown rebounded to defeat inter-city rival Gloversville 10-0 on Senior Night at Johnstown High School. “We played a good game against Scotia first,” Johnstown coach ...

H.S. Baseball Roundup: Amsterdam cruises past Johnstown, 11-0

JOHNSTOWN — Matt Murphy went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs to power Amsterdam to an 11-0 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council baseball game at Johnstown High School on Monday. Peyton Ausfeld was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Rams, who won their 17th straight ...

AHS grad Boucaud qualifies for nationals

COBLESKILL — SUNY Cobleskill freshman Kevon Boucaud (Amsterdam) has qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships to be hosted by the University of Mount Union from Alliance, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute of Geneva, Ohio from Thursday through ...

Late rally lifts Mayfield past Fonda-Fultonville

GLOVERSVILLE — Kelsey Meca hit a two-out, bases-loaded, walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Mayfield to a 4-3 Western Athletic Conference victory over Fonda-Fultonville on Sunday in a game played at Gloversville High School. Meca’s hit plated Lindsey Hampton and ...

Amsterdam’s Santiago wins 400 meters at Eddy Meet

SCHENECTADY — Amsterdam’s Lauren Santiago won the 400-meter dash Saturday at the 79th annual William F. Eddy Invitational at Schenectady High School. Santiago won with a school-record time of 56.07 seconds, which is the top time in the state this spring. Gabby Stanavich was third in the ...

Johnstown field hockey players selected to represent New York

JOHNSTOWN — Four members of the Johnstown field hockey team, Cole Krempa, Emily Pertell, Emily Fleming and Taryn Ringer, have been selected to represent New York state at USA Field Hockey’s National Futures Championships. Emily Fleming and Taryn Ringer will be playing in the U16 ...

Royal Mountain to host motocross event

CAROGA LAKE — The 32nd season of motocross racing, sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks, kicks off this Saturday and Sunday at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Each day is an individually-sanctioned AMA event. Royal Mountain is a member of the Central New York Motocross Racers Association and the ...