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Gloversville, Johnstown changing classes

With a change in classification for both the Gloversville Huskies and the Johnstown Sir Bills heading into the 2020 football season, both teams are looking forward to the challenges new opponents will bring. “In the offseason the state adjusted the classification numbers so it moved the B ...

FMCC’s Mills earns all-region honors in cross country

JOHNSTOWN — Sebastian Mills of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s cross country team was named to the all-Region III team. Mills won the Region III title with a time of 27:10.51 on the 8K course at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua. Finger Lakes’ Hunter Brignall ...

REEDY HONORED

GALWAY — Galway’s Julia Reedy, an outside hitter, recently was named in the Top 79 Sophomores Highest Honorable Mention in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com. Reedy helped the Golden Eagles reach the state Class D semifinals last fall. She was named the Western Athletic Conference overall ...

SHORTENED SENIOR SEASON

Tyler Nordby, a senior on the Westminster (Pa.) College men's lacrosse team, saw his season end early during to the coronavirus pandemic. Nordby, who graduated from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School after moving from Amsterdam, was a 2019 all-Presidents' Athletic Conference selection at ...

GHS football to host Google Meet

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Huskies football program has scheduled a Google Meet at 7 p.m. Thursday night for all players and parents in the Gloversville High School football program. Varsity football coach Jim Robare said discussions on workouts and what players should be doing at home ...

GHS grad Dona making most of unusual situation

With his sophomore season at St. Thomas Aquinas College cut short by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, Aaron Dona is now hoping for and looking forward to summer. After pitching for the Albany Dutchmen in 2019, the Gloversville native is headed for the Coastal Plains Collegiate Baseball League to ...

Area wrestlers named WAC all-stars

Several Fonda-Johnstown, Canajoharie-Fort Plain and Galway wrestlers were among those named to the 2019-20 Western Athletic Confererence all-star team. Fonda-Johnstown, which finished second in the league standings, had Dylan Cotter (106 pounds), Owen Hicks (126), Jonathan Cranker (145), Kyle ...

Fonda waiting on green light to begin season

FONDA — The 2020 racing season got off to a solid start for promoter Brett Deyo with the inaugural “Sunshine Swing” for the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled by Sunoco at All-Tech Raceway in Florida in early February. That was backed up with the Melvin Joseph Memorial race in early ...

Wells’ Stuart named MVAC Division III MVP

Several Wells players were among those named to the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference Division III boys and girls basketball all-star teams. From the boys team, Byron Stuart was named the Division III Most Valuable player, while Wells coach Adam Clute was named Coach of the Year. The ...

Dolgeville wrestlers named CSC all-stars

Several Dolgeville wrestlers were among those named to the 2019-20 Center State Conference all-star team. A total of 11 Dolgeville wrestlers were honored. Philip Keeler (152 pounds), Jacob Null (160), Ethan Randall (170), Kyle Getman (182) Jon Costanza (220) and John Monk (285) all were ...

Saratoga training delayed by NYRA

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Due to the continuing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the New York Racing Association, Inc. announced Wednesday that the opening of the Oklahoma Training Track and stabling area at Saratoga Race Course will be delayed. The Oklahoma facility was originally ...

Nick Stoner Golf Course set to open

CAROGA LAKE — Nick Stoner Municipal Golf Course is scheduled to open for the season Monday. The clubhouse will be closed with payment taken using the park-and-play method. All of the cups have been raised 1 inch and if the ball hits the cup, it is considered in, by USGA rules. Players ...

Golf courses now deemed non-essential

ALBANY — New York put golf courses on the non-essential business list Thursday, a move that will force them to shut down for play until at least April 29. Empire State Development keeps a running list of industries that are deemed essential during the pandemic and golf courses were not ...

Sports awards gala postponed

SCHENECTADY — The Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala, scheduled for May 12 at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady, has been postponed. Public events at Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre and Universal Preservation Hall have been postponed due to state and federal ...

High school football schedules announced

With the spring schedule still in doubt, the Section II football schedule for 2020 was announced Tuesday. There will be plenty of changes for area teams as Gloversville, Johnstown and Canajoharie-Fort Plain all drop to lower classes this season. Broadalbin-Perth, Amsterdam and ...

Canetto rounds out award recipients

SCHENECTADY — Amelia Canetto, a senior at Taconic Hills High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2020 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year.

 Canetto, who competes in field hockey and track & field, will be recognized at the first-ever ...

Section II and III push back spring start date

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In a press release, Section II athletics announced Monday that it had extended its suspension of games and scrimmages for member schools through April 30. Previously, Section II’s ban on playing games and scrimmages had extended until April 19 because of the COVID-19 ...