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Northville claims Class D championship

MECHANICVILLE — As a group of Northville residents stood anxiously waiting for the girls soccer team to return home, one parent remarked about how he experienced a local tradition when the boys soccer team returned home after winning the 1995 state championship and now his daughter was also ...

Area swimmers ready for Section II Division 2 Championships

CLIFTON PARK — Several area girls swimmers will be among those competing in the Section II Division 2 Championships this week at Shenendehowa High School. A total of 15 area competitors qualified to swim in individual events. Gloversville-Mayfield, which finished seventh at last year’s ...

Lady Bills to face Camden in regionals

GLOVERSVILLE — After winning its first sectional title since 2011, the Johnstown field hockey team now turns its attention to regional play. The Lady Bills will face Section III Class C champion Camden today at Gloversville High School in a regional semifinal contest. Johnstown played ...

Northville to play for Class D title

MECHANICVILLE — One season removed from its Section II Class D championship; the Northville girls’ soccer team is heading back to the championship match. The Lady Falcons will travel to Mechanicville High School today to take on top-seeded New Lebanon for the 2019 title in a 4:30 p.m. ...

H.S. Volleyball Roundup: Lady Braves advance to Class C title match

GLOVERSVILLE — For the second time in as many years, the Fonda-Fultonville volleyball team will play for a Section II Class C title. The third-seeded Lady Braves punched their ticket to the championship match with a 3-0 victory over second-seeded Tamarac. FFCS won by scores of 25-13, ...

Burnt Hills sweeps Gloversville in Class A semifinals

BALLSTON SPA — The Gloversville Huskies' trip to the Final Four of the Section II Class A volleyball tournament did not have the result they were hoping for. Facing top-seeded Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake the upset-minded Huskies could not get on track as the perennial powerhouse Spartans ...

Braves win Class C crown; will compete for state title

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Several area runners were among those earning state meet spots Monday at the Section II Cross Country Championships at Saratoga Spa State Park. Leading the way was the Fonda-Fultonville boys team, which won the Class C title. It is the Braves’ first sectional crown ...

Little Lady Bills sign-ups Saturday

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Little Lady Bills girls basketball program will host sign-ups for the 2019-20 season Saturday at the Warren Street Elementary School gymnasium. Sign-ups will take place from 9 to 11 a.m., and there will be a $35 registration fee. The fee includes a T-shirt and ...

Lady Bills win Class C field hockey title

GLENS FALLS — For the first time since 2011, the Johnstown field hockey team claimed a sectional title Sunday. The top-seeded Lady Bills rolled to a 7-0 victory over second-seeded Schuylerville at Putt LaMay Memorial Field at Glens Falls High School in the Section II Class C championship ...

Northville defeats Fort Ann, 3-0

GLOVERSVILLE — After being denied a spot in last year’s Section II Class D finals by Fort Ann, the Northville girls soccer team gained a measure of revenge Saturday. The second-seeded Lady Falcons blanked the third-seeded Cardinals, 3-0, at Gloversville High School in a Section II Class D ...

OESJ falls to Cardinals in Class D championship match

COLONIE — When the season began, the Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville boys soccer team wasn’t certain how it would fare having lost several starters from last year’s team. When the season ended Saturday, the feeling was all too familiar for the Wolves. After losing 2-1 in overtime to ...

FMCC’s Mills places second at nationals

WESTFIELD, Mass. — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams finished their 2019 seasons at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 3 Championship. The event was held at Stanley Park in Westfield on Saturday. The men ran an 8K ...

MILESTONE MET

Johnstown’s Taryn Ringer, center, poses with her teammates after scoring her 100th career goal during Tuesday’s Section II Class C semifinal contest against Granville at Knox Field in Johnstown. Ringer scored twice in the 3-1 victory to push her career total to 101 goals.

Broadalbin-Perth girls sweep past Johnstown into Class B semifinals

BROADALBIN — Eliana Fraser finished with 10 digs, nine kills and five assists to lead top-seeded Broadalbin-Perth to a 3-0 victory over eighth-seeded Johnstown in a Section II Class B quarterfinal contest at Broadalbin-Perth High School on Saturday. The Lady Patriots won by scores of 25-13, ...

Blue Devils fall in Class D semis

ILION — The day got off to a good start for the Dolgeville Blue Devils Saturday but went rapidly downhill as their season ended with a 45-20 loss to Frankfort-Schuyler in Section III's Class D football semifinals. The Blue Devils (6-3) took the opening kickoff and drove for a Kyle Getman ...

FMCC women win season opener, 85-51

JOHNSTOWN — Djenaba Ndiave finished with 20 points, six rebounds and six steals to lead Fulton-Montgomery Community College to an 85-51 victory over Ulster County Community College in a women’s basketball game Saturday. The Lady Raiders led 39-28 at the half on their way to the ...

Goodemote helps Sage to 1-0 victory

HOUGHTON — Sage’s men’s soccer team travelled to Houghton College on Saturday in a must-win Empire 8 match. The Gators did just that as they beat the Highlanders, 1-0. With the win, Sage is now 9-8 overall and 3-3 in the Empire 8 as the final day of league play wraps this evening. The ...

Sage volleyball wraps up 2019 season

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. — Sage’s women’s volleyball team travelled to Mt. Holyoke College for a non-conference tri-match with the host Lyons and nationally ranked Babson College. Sage faced No. 16 ranked Babson in the first match, but fell 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-18) as Babson improved to 30-1 ...

OESJ in rematch with Fort Ann for Class D title

COLONIE — Having lost several starters from last year’s team, the Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville boys soccer team headed into the new season unsure of what to expect. “We lost nine starters from last year’s team including the league MVP and four first- and second-team all-star, but ...

Lady Bills ready to play for Class C crown

By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald GLENS FALLS — Over the last two seasons, the Johnstown field hockey team has gone 34-1. For as much success as the Lady Bills have enjoyed, it is the one loss that has driven their efforts this season. Johnstown (16-0 overall) will face Schuylerville on ...