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Area football players earn all-state honors

Several area football players were among those named to the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state team. The Class B, C and D teams were announced Jan. 8, while the Class AA and A teams were announced Jan. 15. Amsterdam senior running back Peyton Ausfeld was named to the ...

H.S. Skiing Roundup: Area skiers post solid showings

NORTH CREEK — The Johnstown and Broadalbin-Perth boys and girls nordic ski teams competed at the Shenendehowa Invitational at Gore Mountain on Monday. The event was a two-run giant slalom. In the girls meet, Shenendehowa’s Miceala Leonard posted the top time in the first run with a time ...

FMCC Roundup: Lady Raiders lose to Mohawk Valley

UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community College had five players score in double figures on its way to an 89-66 victory over Fulton-Montgomery Community College in a Mountain Valley Conference women’s basketball game Monday. The Lady Hawks outscored the Lady Raiders 50-33 in the second half on ...

Boys Basketball Roundup: Fonda-Fultonville edges Catholic Central, 54-51

TROY — Jackson Atty hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Fonda-Fultonville to a 54-51 victory over Catholic Central in a non-league boys basketball game Monday. Atty, who recently committed to play for Castleton University next year, finished with 32 points and connected on six 3-pointers ...

Mayfield bowlers sweep OESJ

GLOVERSVILLE — The Mayfield boys and girls bowling teams each posted 4-0 victories over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville in a Western Athletic Conference match at Arterial Lanes. In the boys match, Lee Smith rolled a 209-554 to lead Mayfield, while Logan VanNostrand posted a 198-513. R.J. ...

Despite low numbers, local indoor track teams off to successful starts

The local indoor track and field teams have turned in several top elite performances so far this season in the Tri-County Indoor Track League and invitationals. The teams have scrambled a bit for meets after a leaky roof at the Union College Field House forced the cancellation of several ...

Masi commits to Northern Vermont University-Johnson for soccer

Isabella “Bella” Masi has committed to play soccer for Andrew Lafrenz and the Badgers of the Northern Vermont University- Johnson. NVU Johnson participates as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC). Bella will bring her ...

Broadalbin-Perth boys victorious at TCITL meet

TROY — The Broadalbin-Perth Patriots placed first at the Tri-County Indoor Track League meet Saturday morning at Hudson Valley Community College. The Patriots topped Mohonasen 82.5-72.5 for the title, while Gloversville placed seventh with 27.83 points. Micah Smith, Jon Simmons, Jeff ...

Lady Braves go 1-1 at Juggler Classic

SYRACUSE — The Fonda-Fultonville Lady Braves split their games at the Notre Dame Juggler Classic Saturday and Sunday. The Lady Braves suffered their first loss of the season in a 56-47 decision to Cazenovia in the opening round on Saturday and recovered to defeat Holland Patent, 65-55 in ...

FoJo competes at Ichabod Crane Duals

VALATIE — Fonda-Johnstown’s Tanner Warner went 3-0 on the day at the Ichabod Crane Duals Saturday at Ichabod Crane High School. Warner pinned Coxsacie-Athens’ Zarib Alam in 35 seconds and collected a pair of forfeits. Jonathan Cranker and Owen Hicks went 2-for-3 on the day. Cranker ...

Mayfield girls place at Queensbury Invy

NORTH CREEK — The Mayfield girls’ Nordic ski team placed second at the Queensbury Invitational Saturday at the Gore Mountain Nordic Ski Center. The Lady Panthers were topped by Saranac Lake, 11-21, while Johnstown placed ninth in the meet with 102 points. Mayfield’s Madison Relyea ...

Fonda-Fultonville posts win over Fort Plain

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Braves hosted the Hilltoppers of Fort Plain on Friday night in a match-up of Western Athletic Conference division leaders. The Braves launched a big run in the second quarter to extend their lead and maintained a steady attack for the remainder of the game to ...

Boys Basketball Roundup: Rams, Patriots, Dragons notch Foothills wins

AMSTERDAM — Kevin Perez scored 16 points to help Amsterdam to an 88-35 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council boys basketball game at Amsterdam High School on Friday. The Rams outscored the Sir Bills 51-13 in the second half on their way to the win. Tyrell Douglas and Yandeel ...

Girls Basketball Roundup: Northville rolls past OESJ

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Northville Lady Falcons used a 16-4 second quarter surge to break open a tie ball game and pull away for a 46-26 victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville in Western Athletic Conference action Friday night at Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville High School. Kerrigan ...

H.S. Bowling Roundup: FFCS loses to Middleburgh, 3-1

MIDDLEBURGH — Tyler Mann had a high game of 224 and finished with a 655 series to lead Middleburgh to a 3-1 victory over Fonda-Fultonville in a Western Athletic Conference boys bowling match Friday at Middleburgh Lanes. Andrew Miaski had a 226-616 for the Knights, while Ross Guernsey posted ...

Dolgeville volleyball improves to 11-2

DOLGEVILLE — The Dolgeville volleyball team improved its overall record to 11-2 and 5-0 in the Center State Conference with a 3-0 victory over Frankfort-Schuyler Friday at Dolgeville High School. The Blue Devils won by scores of 25-6, 25-4 and 25-15. Breanna Potts recorded eight kills, ...

C-FP swimmers top HF-SGF, 74-53

CANAJOHARIE — Canajoharie-Fort Plain won seven of 10 events on its way to a 74-53 victory over Hudson Falls-South Glens Falls in a non-league boys swim meet Friday at Nellis Pool. Ella Robinson won the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly for Canajoharie-Fort Plain, while Kurt ...

C-FP wrestlers defeat Berne-Knox-Westerlo

CANAJOHARIE — Canajoharie-Fort Plain won eight of 12 weight classes on its way to a 54-16 victory over Berne-Knox-Westerlo in a Western Athletic Conference wrestling match Thursday. Kessler Nichols (138 pounds), Seth Richardson (145), Hayden Casler (170), Dustin Moyer (220) and Lyman ...

West Scholarship no-tap tourney set

JOHNSTOWN — An eight-pin no-tap bowling tournament to benefit the John F. West Scholarship Fund at Fonda-Fultonville High School will take place Jan. 25 at Perry Lanes in Johnstown. The tournament, in its seventh year, will begin at 11:30 a.m., with check-in at 11 a.m. There also will be a ...

A look back at 2019 season at Fonda

By RON SZCZERBA Fonda Speedway FONDA — The 2019 season at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway has been called by some the “resurgence” of the historical Montgomery County Fairgrounds half mile track, with large crowds and increased car counts witnessed during the first ...