Local Sports

Five Mohawks named to all-star team

SAUGERTIES — The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) is pleased to announce the rosters for the 2019 PGCBL All-Star Game. The ninth PGCBL All-Star Game is scheduled for July 16 at Cantine Field, home of the Saugerties Stallions. The All-Star Game will be divided between the ...

B-P graduate Opalka honored as Sage cross country Gator of the Year

ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ department of athletics gathered to recognize and honor the outstanding performances of the 2018-19 year with the naming of the athletic award winners for the 17 varsity athletic teams. In addition to awarding the Gator Award, for the Most Outstanding Player, ...

Five local riders post victories at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — Several local riders posted wins Sunday on the second and final day of a two-day Central New York Motocross Racers Association/Monster Energy Drink event at Royal Mountain Ski Area. A total of five area riders picked up victories Sunday. Johnstown’s Kyle Pollak, ...

Basketball camp set for Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — The Dragons Basketball Camp will take place at Gloversville High School on July 22 to 26. The camp is for boys and girls entering grades four through nine, who are looking to improve their basketball skills in order to take their game to the next level. The focus of the ...

Three area riders claim wins at Royal Mountain

CAROGA LAKE — Several area riders posted strong showings on the first day of the two-day Central New York Motocross Racers Association/Monster Energy Motocross event Saturday at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Johnstown’s Kyle Pollak, Johnstown’s JT Vietri, and Johnstown’s Maxx Miller all ...

Glen Ridge washed out by wet weather

FULTONVILLE — Late afternoon thunder storms forced the postponement of racing action Saturday night at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. The scheduled 50-lap, $2,500-to-win, Fonda 200 qualifier, Vengeance for sailpaneled modifieds has been rescheduled for Aug. 18. The Hoosier Daddy II for for ...

Several area teams, individuals earn state scholar-athlete awards

By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald A total of 26 area spring sports teams were among those earning New York State Public High School Athletic Association scholar-athlete team awards. In addition to the team winners, a total of 354 local athletes earned individual scholar-athlete ...

SUMMER SUCCESS

The Johnstown Little League 10-and-younger all-star team placed second in the FJ&G Tournament in Johnstown on July 3. Cobleskill won the tournament title, while Duanesburg finished third.

Friesen rallies for Firecracker 50 win

FONDA — Add the epic finish to Wednesday’s Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Firecracker 50 to the list of highlights in the 63 year history of Fonda Speedway. After suffering a flat tire on lap 31 while leading the race, Stewart Friesen pitted and returned to the back ...

Monster Energy Drink Supercross

Drew Cleveland (215) leads the pack in the first 122-open expert moto during Monster Energy Supercross competition at Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake on Wednesday.

Mohawks extend win streak to four games

GLENS FALLS — Playing their fourth game in three days, the Amsterdam Mohawks rolled to a 14-2 victory over Glens Falls in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Thursday at East Field. Amsterdam, which swept a doubleheader against Glens Falls on Tuesday, scored four times in the ...

Several area athletes earn honors at Sage

ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ had 45 student-athletes honored for their efforts in the classroom for the spring of 2019 with the release of the Empire 8 Presidents’ List. Sage’s 17 varsity teams and 237 student-athletes combined for a 3.23 grade point average on the spring semester as ...

Golf tournament slated for July 27

JOHNSTOWN — The Foothills United Methodist Church Foundation will sponsor its second annual golf tournament at Fox Run Golf Club on July 27, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost will be $100 per golfer. Entry fees should be received by Foothills United ...

Sage selects Parslow as Co-Female Athlete of the Year

ALBANY — The Sage Colleges recently honored several student-athletes in conjunction with their annual athletic award banquet. Among the many awards handed out, Sage selected senior women’s basketball player Emily Parslow Fonda-Fultonville) as the Co-Female Athlete of the Year. Earlier ...

Royal Mountain to host motocross event

CAROGA LAKE — Royal Mountain Ski Area will host a pair of Monster Energy Motocross events Saturday and Sunday. Each day is an individually-sanctioned AMA event. Over 300 of the fastest riders in the Northeast are expected to be on hand to challenge Royal’s doubles, triples and tabletops ...

Robare named Huskies varsity football coach

GLOVERSVILLE — On April 15, the Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Ian Schwan as the Huskies varsity football coach. Schwan was set to take over for Jared Bongo who resigned the position after the 2018 season. Monday, the school board ...

Mohawks sweep past Dragons

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks recovered from a pair of weekend losses to sweep a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader from the Glens Falls Dragons Tuesday night at Rao Family Stadium at Shuttleworth Park. Amsterdam won the opener 3-2 on Dalton Reese’s pinch hit single ...

Animal shelter golf tourney planned

CANAJOHARIE — The 17th annual Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter Golf Tournament is planned for July 13 at the Canajoharie Golf and Country Club. The tournament will be played in a four-person scramble format. The fee includes coffee, juice and donuts at 7:30 a.m. during registration. It also ...

Capital Region Football Hall of Fame class announced

ALBANY — Thirteen players, six coaches, an official, two veteran media members and the 1953 Nott Terrace championship team make up the Capital Region Football Hall of Fame class of 2019, the 10th anniversary class of former Section II greats. “The opportunity to honor the great ...

Fonda Speedway to host Firecracker 50

FONDA — The season of special events and resurgence of the legendary “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway continues on Wednesday as the inaugural Fuccillo Automotive Group “Firecracker 50” presented by Teo-Pro car takes to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds ½ mile track. The Bob ...