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Johnstown senior quarterback Caden Mureness signed his letter of intent on Wednesday to atend and play football for St. John Fisher next fall. Pictured, from left, are Kelly Wiltey, Caden Mureness and Harold Mureness.

Fonda Speedway scheduled to open today

By RON SZCZERBA Fonda Speedway FONDA — There is nothing like the excitement of a new racing season, for drivers, crews, and fans and the opening event of the 2021 racing season at Fonda Speedway will be no different today. Adding to that excitement and making it a must-see event for any ...

Saratoga Race Course to welcome fans

ALBANY (AP) — New York will push back its curfew for bars and restaurants an hour to midnight, starting Monday, as the state continues to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The governor also announced during a telephone briefing Wednesday that auto and horse ...

Dolgeville opens with 32-6 victory

NEWPORT — The Dolgeville Blue Devils got their Fall II football season underway Friday with a 32-6 victory over West Canada Valley. Jared Bilinski got Dolgeville on the board with a first-quarter touchdown run and added the 2-point conversion. West Canada Valley answered in the second ...

Scotties rally to beat Amsterdam, 34-31

BALLSTON SPA — Amsterdam rallied rallied from a 12-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter to take a 31-28 lead but could not take home the victory as Ballston Spa scored as time expired to claim a 34-31 Class A victory on senior night Friday at Ballston Spa High School. The Rams ...

Canajoharie tops Fort Plain, 2-0

FORT PLAIN — Canajoharie avenged a 2-1 loss to Fort Plain a week ago with a 2-0 victory Friday at the Fort Plain Sports Complex. Cody Haig broke a scoreless halftime deadlock with a goal midway through the second half off a feed from Braden Greenslete to put the Cougars up 1-0. Tommy ...

STRONG SHOWING

Tiffani Podolec Horman of Madison, Wisc., competed in the American Birkebeiner — “The Birkie” — cross country skate ski race of 45km (28 miles) on Feb. 25 in Cable , Wisc. She finished with a time of 4 hours, 44 minutes. The Birkie is very hilly and is considered one of the most ...

Bauer set to join FMCC men’s bowling team

JOHNSTOWN — Andrew Bauer of Clifton Park recently signed a letter of intent to attend Fulton-Montgomery Community College in the fall and to become a member of the FMCC Bowling team. Bauer has been the captain of the Shenendehowa High School bowling team the past two seasons. He has ...

Northville girls top Fort Plain, 8-1

NORTHVILLE — Kerrigan Groff and Kaytelenn VanHeusen each scored two goals to lead Northville to an 8-1 victory over Fort Plain in a Western Athletic Conference girls soccer contest Thursday. Ciara Thompson, Grace Forsey and Jaycee Frasier all had a goal and an assist for the Lady Falcons. ...

Fonda-Fultonville sweeps OESJ, 3-0

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Marilyn Whitcavitch posted 12 kills and two aces to lead Fonda-Fultonville to a 3-0 victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville on Thursday in a Western Athletic Conference volleyball match. The Lady Braves won by scores of 25-8, 25-17 and 25-9. Madisyn Dineen had four ...

Girls Soccer Roundup: Broadalbin-Perth blanks Gloversville

BROADALBIN — Three different players scored for Broadalbin-Perth in a 3-0 Foothills Council victory over Gloversville on Wednesday at Patriot Field. Alayna Preston, Miana Barbosa and Maria Stewart all scored for the Lady Patriots, while Lauralie Grainer added an assist. Mairead Marsden ...

Boys Soccer Roundup: Northville shuts out Fort Plain

FORT PLAIN — Miles Weaver scored twice to lead Northville to a 5-0 victory over Fort Plain in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer contest Wednesday. Landon Ginter, Jacob Frank and Blake Forman also scored for the Falcons, while Josiah Jensen had two assists. Caleb Clapper and John ...

H.S. Volleyball Roundup: Galway sweeps Mayfield

MAYFIELD — Julia Reedy registered 14 kills, 11 digs and three aces to help Galway sweep Mayfield, 3-0, in a Western Athletic Conference volleyball match at Rovito Gymnasium on Wednesday. The Golden Eagles won by scores of 25-10, 25-18 and 25-18. Amber Kolpakas posted 11 kills and two ...

RACING AROUND: Fonda set to open its season Saturday

It is expected to be a highly emotional night Saturday when Fonda Speedway opens the gates for its 70th consecutive racing season at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. With the passing of 11-time track champion Jumpin’ Jack Johnson and popular Clem DaBiere fresh in their minds, fans will be ...

Scotia-Glenville defeats Johnstown, 6-1

JOHNSTOWN — When the Johnstown boys soccer team faced Scotia-Glenville in its season opener March 16, the Sir Bills dropped a 11-0 decision at Scotia. In the second meeting between the teams, Johnstown trailed just 2-1 at the half before dropping a 6-1 Foothills Council decision to the ...

H.S. Volleyball Roundup: C-FP gets past OESJ

FORT PLAIN — Sarah Paradiso finished with 11 service points and six aces to help Canajoharie-Fort Plain to a 3-1 win over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville in a Western Athletic Conference volleyball match Tuesday. C-FP won by scores of 25-20, 25-17, 22-25 and 25-13. Kaylee Sanders posted ...

Premier Lacrosse League slated to return to UAlbany this summer

LOS ANGELES — The Premier Lacrosse League powered by Ticketmaster announced today that the league will return to the University at Albany. Tom & Mary Casey Stadium will host a six-game weekend from Aug. 13 to 15. “In 2019, we closed our regular season at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium ...

Johnstown rolls past Gloversville, 15-0

JOHNSTOWN — On a day when its starters played just one quarter, the Johnstown field hockey team got a glimpse of its not-too-distant future Monday at Knox Field. The Lady Bills rolled to a 15-0 Foothills Council victory over Gloversville in a game that saw nine different players ...

H.S. Volleyball Roundup: Huskies sweep Lady Bills to remain unbeaten

JOHNSTOWN — Macey Salvione finished with 17 kills, 11 digs and five aces to lead Gloversville to a 3-0 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council volleyball match Monday at Johnstown High School. The Huskies won by scores of 25-10, 25-11 and 25-20. Aireana Muhlberger had 25 assists ...

Girls Soccer Roundup: Canajoharie cruises past Fort Plain

FORT PLAIN — Playing for the third time in four days, the Canajoharie girls soccer team showed no signs of fatigue in a 7-0 victory over Fort Plain in a Western Athletic Conference contest Monday. Caitlyn Baker had two goals and two assists for the Cougars, who played Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. ...