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Menis wins Fulmont Roadrunners Scholarship

FORT JOHNSON — Isaac Menis of Schenectady High School has been selected as winner of the Fulmont Roadrunners Club’s 2019 James R. Dern Memorial Scholarship.  The scholar-athlete excelled in the classroom, as well as in long-distance running and extracurricular activities during his high ...

Severe rainstorms force cancellation of racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) canceled live racing following the fourth race on Thursday's card, after a series of severe summer thunderstorms, complete with heavy rain, at Saratoga Race Course. In total, seven races were cancelled, including the featured ...

Winston C captures graded steeplechase stakes A.P. Smithwick Memorial

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Hudson River Farms' Winston C stayed off the pace and made a strong move from the outside following the last of the eight jumps, taking command in the flat portion of the race and outkicking Vosne Romanee by 3 ½ lengths to win the Grade 1, $150,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial ...

Blowers a double winner at Monster Energy Supercross

CAROGA LAKE — With 132 riders checked in for racing action, 13 local riders posted victories during Monster Energy Supercross action Wednesday night at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Fonda’s Tyler Blowers led the local with victories in the 122-250 Expert and 122-Open Expert classes, while ...

Wells athletes earn MVAC all-star honors

Several Wells players were among those named to the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference South Division all-star team. Wells sophomore Dan Johnson was named the South Division’s Most Valuable Player. On the mound, Johnson struck out 47 and walked just nine this year. He also led the ...

Minit to Stardom powers to victory in G2 Honorable Miss

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Brittlyn Stable’s Minit to Stardom, the longest shot on the board at odds of 20-1, led gate-to-wire in Wednesday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Jose Camejo and piloted by Alex Cintron, Minit to Stardom entered the ...

Sign-ups tonight for Little Huskies

GLOVERSVILLE — Sign ups continue this week for the Gloversville Little Huskies. Sign-ups will be held tonight at Littauer Field on Union Street from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $50 for one child, $80 for 2 children and $100 is our family cap for 3 or more ...

Costes sets new Mohawks HR mark

AMSTERDAM — Max Costes put his name in the Amsterdam Mohawks’ record books Wednesday night. Costes connected for his 10th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the fourth inning of the second game of a doubleheader with the Saugerties Stallions to break the franchise home run record ...

Well-matched field comes together for $100K Curlin

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A field of nine sophomores will seek their first stakes victory of the year in Friday’s $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles over the main track at Saratoga Race Course. Trainer Chad Brown will saddle recent maiden winner Highest Honors and allowance winner ...

FoJo’s Gray named All-American

JOHNSTOWN — Fonda-Johnstown swimmer Alayna Gray recently was named an All-American in the 50-yard freestyle by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association. Gray had a season-best time of 23.39 seconds to place 91st in the nation. She was one of three swimmers from New York ...

Dona picks up win as Albany rallies to beat Mohawks, 8-6

AMSTERDAM — Gloversville High School graduate Aaron Dona picked up the victory on the mound as the Albany Dutchmen rallied to defeat the Amsterdam Mohawks 8-6 in Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball action Tuesday night at Rao Family Stadium at Shuttleworth Park. Dona (5-0), a 2018 graduate ...

T Loves a Fight looking to deliver a knockout performance in John Morrissey

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Noda Brothers’ scrappy 5-year-old T Loves a Fight will square off against five other rivals in Thursday’s $100,000 John Morrissey, a 6 ½-furlong sprint for New York-breds, 3-years-old and up, at Saratoga Race Course. T Loves a Fight was claimed by trainer Orlando ...

Rivals Chalon and Mia Mischief meet again in G2 Honorable Miss

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Wednesday’s 28th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap drew a formidable field of ultra-consistent contenders, including Lael Stables’ Chalon and Mia Mischief, in the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares 3-year-old and up at Saratoga Race ...

Hilltoppers hosting car wash fundraiser

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain baseball program is hosting a car wash fundraiser this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Plain Bus Garage. All proceeds are going towards new uniforms for the 2020 spring season.

Supercross action Wednesday and Friday

CAROGA LAKE — Monster Supercross will be held twice this week at Royal Mountain Ski Area. The regularly scheduled event on Wednesday will be joined by a make-up date for an earlier rain out on Friday. Both nights will have sign-ups from 5 to 7 p.m. with practice immediately there after. ...

Mohawks romp to 12-3 win over Rapids

WATERTOWN — DJ Poteet connected for a single, triple and a home run to lead the Amsterdam Mohawks to a 12-3 victory over Watertown in Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball action Monday. Poteet also drove in two runs and scored three times for the Mohawks (29-8). Sam Zayicek drove in two runs ...

REPEAT CHAMPIONS

The Johnstown Little League 11-12-year-old all-stars defeated Fonda Sunday to win their second-straight District 12 AAA championship. Team members include Danny Brown, Brady Cotter, Travis Tallon, Jakob Hanna, Landon Fiore, Tyler Walrath, Noah Stock, Devon Ward, Tavien Blowers, Dylan Hulbert, ...

Golden Award shines in G3 Shuvee; Mominou springs upset in Caress

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Summer Wind Equine’s well-bred Golden Award made the grade with a sparkling performance in Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee, a nine-furlong test for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up, at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Golden Award, by ...

Saturday’s cancelled card to be run today at the Spa

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Peter Brant and Stud Vendaval’s Grade 1-winner Wow Cat headlines a talented eight-horse field for today’s Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee at Saratoga Race Course. In addition to the Shuvee, today’s 13-race Saratoga offering will include the entirety of Saturday’s card, ...