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Section II Basketball Tournaments: Area hoop teams set for sectionals

While Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville and Gloversville are idle after receiving first-round byes in the respective brackets, seven local boys basketball teams will begin their quest for sectional championships this week. Amsterdam, Fonda-Fultonville, Johnstown, Mayfield, Canajoharie and ...

Fonda-Fultonville upsets Voorheesville to advance in tourney

When the brackets for the Section II girls basketball tournament were announced Wednesday, a total of eight area teams were part of the pairings. After three days of competition, just four teams remain. Amsterdam, Fonda-Fultonville, Gloversville and Johnstown are the final three area teams ...

ZDK members test for rank advancement

JOHNSTOWN — Members of the Zen Do Kai, located at 490 North Perry St, Johnstown, tested for rank advancement. The Zen Do Kai was established in 1969, and the owners and instructors, Rob and Bonnie Streeter, have more than 60 years of combined martial arts experience. The Johnstown Zen ...

NYSSCA announces 2019 hall of fame inductees

ALBANY — After a spirited round of voting, the Hall of Fame committee of the New York State Stock Car Association has elected a long time car owner and a trio of outstanding drivers for induction into the association’s prestigious Hall of Fame. Saratoga Springs car owner Jerry Rose ...

Cap selections announced for Hall of Fame inductees

COOPERSTOWN — The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the cap selections that will appear on the Hall of Fame plaques for each of the six members of the Hall of Fame class of 2019. Harold Baines, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Lee Smith ...

Fort Plain to honor winter sports teams

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain winter varsity and junior varsity sports teams will be recognized at a reception Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the junior-senior school auditorium. Family members and friends of the winter varsity and junior varsity sports teams ar

Royal Mountain to host snow drags

CAROGA LAKE — Royal Mountain Ski Area and Renegade Racing will host snowmobile drag racing again this winter. The third of three events will take place March 9. Registration for riders will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., with racing to follow a 6:30 p.m.. There are classes for all ...

Annett wins Xfinity opener at Daytona

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Annett won for the first time at NASCAR’s national ...

Blues beat Avalanche 3-0 for 9th straight victory

By The Associated Press DENVER — Jake Allen made 32 saves, Vladimir Tarasenko and Zach Sanford scored 57 seconds apart in the third period and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday for their ninth straight victory. The winning streak is St. Louis’ longest since ...

Lady Dragons punch ticket to quarterfinals

GLOVERSVILLE — Midway through the first quarter of Friday’s Section II Class A opening round game, Mohonasen chopped Gloversville’s early 9-0 lead down to a single basket. The Warriors run served as a wake up call for Gloversville as Harmony Philo hit a 3-pointer to spark an 11-0 run by ...

Fort Plain holds off Galway in play-in game

FORT PLAIN — Meeting for the third time this season and the second time in a week, the Fort Plain and Galway boys basketball teams battled one another in a Section II Class C play-in game Friday at Harry Hoag Elementary School. “It’s always tough playing a team three times,” Fort ...

FMCC men’s, women’s bowling teams capture conference championships

TROY — Both the Fulton-Montgomery Community College men's and women's bowling teams captured their first Mountain Valley Conference Championships in bowling since the inception of the program just three years ago on Friday at Hilltop Bowl. The men edged Hudson Valley Community College for ...

Swimmers advance to finals

CLIFTON PARK — Several area swimmers qualified for today’s finals at the Section II Division II Boys Swimming and Diving Championships at Shenendehowa High School. In Friday’s preliminaries, a total of 33 competitors qualified for today’s individual event finals by placing in the top ...

FMCC women win, men lose to Herkimer

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College basketball teams earned a split with Herkimer County Community College Friday at the Route 67 campus. The Raiders came up on the short end of the 72-61 score in the opening game, while the FMCC women posted a 64-46 in the ...

Mayfield girls win Nordic skiing sectional title

NORTH CREEK — The Mayfield girls claimed the team title Thursday at the Section II Nordic Skiing Championship at Gore Mountain Nordic Center. The Lady Panthers placed fpur skiers in the top 10 to finish with 12 points. Queensbury was second with 17 points, while Johnsburg was third with 50 ...

OESJ claims WAC title with overtime victory over Braves

GLOVERSVILLE – When two teams meet in a battle for a conference championship, the expectation is that the game will be tightly contested. The Western Athletic Conference championship game did not disappoint as the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Wolves came away with a 53-51 overtime ...

Winton, DiMezza qualify for state bowling tourney

SCHENECTADY — Johnstown’s Mick Winton and Canajoharie’s Cian DiMezza both will be part of the Section II All-Section Composite team at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships. The state meet will take place March 9 at Strike N Spare Lanes in ...

Fonda-Fultonville rolls past Corinth in Class B play-in game

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Lady Braves defense proved to be too much for Corinth. The 13th-seeded Lady Braves held No. 20 Corinth scoreless for a span of more than 17 minutes starting late and the first quarter to late in the third quarter to post a 53-19 victory over the Tomahawks in a ...

Parslow honored on senior night

ALBANY — Jess Broad scored a team high 14 points with a team best seven rebounds and Anna Toke added 10 to lead the Stevens Institute of Technology to a 65-51 victory over The Sage Colleges on Thursday night in Kahl Gym in and Empire 8 match-up. Stevens improved to 17-7 and 12-3 in Empire 8. ...

FMCC earns split with NCCC

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College basketball teams split their double-header against North Country Community College Thursday at the Route 67 campus. North Country won the women’s contest 69-49, while the FMCC men stretched a one-point halftime lead into an 86-73 victory ...