St. Johnsville's Brittney Thomas (20) and Nicole Kardash celebrate after Thomas scored the Lady Saints' first goal during the first half of the Section II Class D girls soccer championship match against New Lebanon at Mohonasen High School in Rotterdam on Nov. 1, 2003. (The Leader-Herald)
Northville's Brian McLain, left, and Don Ballard of Fort Ann follow the bouncing ball during the Section II Class D boys soccer championship game at Colonie High School on Nov. 1, 2003. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)
Johnstown's Quinn Biron, foreground, fields a pass from Kylen Lark during the Section II Class B field hockey championship match against Taconic Hills at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Nov. 1, 2003. (The Leader-Herald)
The Johnstown High School girls varsity basketball team poses with the Section II Class B championship plaque after defeating Holy Names in the sectional title game on March 1, 2003, at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. (The Leader-Herald)
Gloversville's Pete Christiano (43) fights off Fonda-Fultonville's Jason Brown (21) after bringing down an offensive rebound during their opening-round game of the Gloversville Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27, 2003, at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)
Dolgeville quarterback John Boyd, right, is protected by guard Josh Smith (53) as he throws over Watertown Immaculate Heart defensive lineman Ben Rutkowski, left, during a Section III Class D semifinal game at Rome Free Academy on Nov. 1, 2003. (The Leader-Herald)
The Broadalbin-Perth volleyball team celebrates after winning the Section II Class C title against Schuylerville on Nov. 5, 2003, at Ballston Spa High School. (The Leader-Herald)

A look back at some of the key moments in area high school sports history from 2003.


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