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Gloversville bowlers sweep Schuylerville

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Huskies improved their season record to 8-4 overall with a 4-0 victory over Schuylerville in Foothills Council bowling action Friday. Gloversville, bowling at Arterial Lanes, posted game scores of 1,120, 1,191 and 1,258 for a total of 3,569 ...

Sir Bills fall to South High in season opener

JOHNSTOWN — South Glens Falls’ Willis Bickford rolled a 793 triple at Kingpin’s Alley to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-0 victory over Johnstown in virtual Foothills Council bowling action Thursday. South High (7-1) took total with games of 1,225, 1,140 and 1,276 for 3,641 total pins, while ...

ValleyCats join Frontier League

Spurned by Major League Baseball in the big reorganization of Minor League Baseball, the Tri-City ValleyCats will join the independent Frontier League for the 2021 season and beyond. This agreement will allow the ValleyCats to maintain professional baseball in the Capital Region. Tri-City had ...

Brown, Ortiz register year-end NYRA titles

OZONE PARK — Chad Brown won his sixth consecutive New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) year-end training title with 91 wins while Jose Ortiz compiled his second riding crown with 142 victories as racing in 2020 was capped with the conclusion of the card on December 31. Klaravich Stables ...

South Glens Falls tops Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — Willis Bickford rolled games of 207, 245 and 254 to finish with a 704 series to lead South Glens Falls to a 3-1 victory over Gloversville in a Foothills Council bowling match Wednesday. Dalton Jones posted a 232-633 for the Bulldogs, Chris Sharpe had a 223-624 and Jacob Hall ...

Mayfield girls win Queensbury Invitational

NORTH CREEK — The Mayfield girls nordic ski team posted its second win in as many races at the Queensbury Invitational on Tuesday at Gore Mountain Nordic Center. The Lady Panthers placed three skiers among the top five to finish with 10 team points. Queensbury was second with 19 points, ...

Glen Ridge adds ESS to its schedule

FULTONVILLE — Along with announcing its opening day on May 2, Glen Ridge Motorsports Park announced an addition to the upcoming schedule.  The Empire Super Sprints are scheduled to return to the Ridge for the first time since 2011 on Aug. 8.  When the ESS ran at the Ridge on June 25, ...

A Whole New Game

AMSTERDAM — The competition was the same, just in a little different setting. Monday, the Broadalbin-Perth and Amsterdam bowling teams squared off against each other in a Foothills Council match at Kelly’s Imperial Lanes, the home house for both squads. Due to COVID-19 mandates, the ...

Fonda Speedway releases tentative 2021 schedule

FONDA — After a challenging 2020 due to New York State-imposed COVID-19 regulations, Fonda Speedway will be back — stronger than ever — in 2021. The BD Motorsports Media LLC management team returns for its third season at the historic Track of Champions half-mile oval. The first on-track ...

Local teams, athletes rose to the top of their fields in 2020

Despite a shortened high school sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local athletes and teams turned in outstanding performances in 2020. Leading the way were a pair of state champions. Mayfield’s Madison Relyea finished her junior year with the e girls nordic combined award at the ...

Lady Panthers victorious in season opener

GLENS FALLS — The defending Section II champion Mayfield girls nordic ski team opened its season with a victory at the Saratoga-Shenendehowa Nordic Invitational Wednesday at Crandall Park. The Lady Panthers won the girls’ varsity title over Queensbury 11-17, while Lake George placed ...

UAlbany reschedules Stony Brook series

ALBANY — The University at Albany men’s basketball series against Stony Brook originally scheduled for Jan. 9 and 10 has been postponed due to a pause within the Seawolves’ program. The series will now be played on Feb.y 12 and 13. Stony Brook announced a pause in its men’s program ...

Mel Rojas Jr. named KBO MVP

By Jon Sargalis Amsterdam Mohawks AMSTERDAM — After a dominating year in Korea, Mel Rojas Jr. has the hardware to go with it. On Monday, the KBO named Mel Rojas Jr. the league MVP. The 2009-10 Mohawk hit .349 with 47 home runs, 135 RBI, 39 doubles and 1 triple in 142 games for the KT ...

Fariello rolls 300 at Imperial Lanes

AMSTERDAM — Mike Fariello rolled a 300 game in Mixed Nuts league action Tuesday night at Kelly’s Imperial Lanes. Fariello finished the night with a league-high 702 triple.

NYRA stakes races to be run without Lasix in 2021

By PAT McKENNA New York Racing Association The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that, in accordance with its commitment to eliminate race day medication, the use of Furosemide (Lasix) will be prohibited within 48 hours of all stakes races conducted at NYRA tracks ...

Officials praise horse racing safety bill

By STEPHEN WHYNO The Associated Press Horse racing officials and industry activists are hailing the passage and signing of a safety and integrity bill that will standardize medication and doping rules in an effort to make the sport safer and fairer. The long sought-after legislation ...

A QUICK LOOK BACK: Falcons win Woodward Tourney

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Falcons held the high scoring Middleburgh Knights to a season low 49 points on their way to winning the 2019 John Woodward Memorial Holiday Tournament. Behind a persistent offensive performance and a dominant rebounding effort the Falcons won by a score of ...

LAZAROU HONORED

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference recently announced the men’s and women’s cross country All-Academic Team. The Iona College cross country program had a total of 29 student-athletes on the 2020 Cross Country All-Academic team. The Iona men’s program had a MAAC leading 18 ...