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Galway inducts five new members into its Athletic Wall of Fame

GALWAY — The sixth annual Golden Eagles Wall of Fame Induction and Athletic Awards Ceremony took place June 8 in the Galway High School auditorium. Five new members were inducted into the Golden Eagles Wall of Fame, the 2018-19 male and female Athletes of the Year were announced, and the ...

Nitrous looks for boost in today’s G2 Amsterdam

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Winchell Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ Nitrous will look to add graded stakes-winner to his accomplishments after coming within a neck of earning that status last out, headlining a talented 12-horse field in the 27th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam for ...

DRAGONS BASKETBALL CAMP

More than 75 athletes took part in the week-long Gloversville Dragons Basketball Camp at Gloversville High School. The camp included boys and girls entering grades four through nine and was under the direction of Gloversville boys varsity coach Aric Kucel and FMCC women’s coach Kevin Jones. ...

Highest Honors graduates to win Curlin in stakes debut

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A Chad Brown-trained entrant making his stakes debut off a victory gave the conditioner the win on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. But instead of even-money favorite Looking At Bikinis earning a trip to the winner’s circle, it was 4-1 selection Highest Honors going ...

Familiar faces on Triple Crown circuit reunite in G2 Jim Dandy

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Gary Barber’s War of Will has already proven he can compete against the top 3-year-olds in the country when he won the Grade 1 Preakness on May 18 at Pimlico. After running in all three legs of the Triple Crown, the War Front colt will again face top-level talent as part ...

Mohawks drop pair to Saugerties

SAUGERTIES — The Amsterdam Mohawks dropped a doubleheader to the Saugerties Stallions in Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League action Friday night at Cantine Veterans Memorial Field. The Stallions took the opener 3-2 and came back to shut out the Mohawks 4-0 in the night cap. Costes and ...

HOOPING IT UP!

Landon Conyne, right, challenges Rocco Natale as he drives to the hoop during a scrimmage during the Gloversville Dragons Basketball Camp Thursday at Gloversville High School.

Menis wins Fulmont Roadrunners Scholarship

FORT JOHNSON — Isaac Menis of Schenectady High School has been selected as winner of the Fulmont Roadrunners Club’s 2019 James R. Dern Memorial Scholarship.  The scholar-athlete excelled in the classroom, as well as in long-distance running and extracurricular activities during his high ...

Severe rainstorms force cancellation of racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) canceled live racing following the fourth race on Thursday's card, after a series of severe summer thunderstorms, complete with heavy rain, at Saratoga Race Course. In total, seven races were cancelled, including the featured ...

Winston C captures graded steeplechase stakes A.P. Smithwick Memorial

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Hudson River Farms' Winston C stayed off the pace and made a strong move from the outside following the last of the eight jumps, taking command in the flat portion of the race and outkicking Vosne Romanee by 3 ½ lengths to win the Grade 1, $150,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial ...

Blowers a double winner at Monster Energy Supercross

CAROGA LAKE — With 132 riders checked in for racing action, 13 local riders posted victories during Monster Energy Supercross action Wednesday night at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Fonda’s Tyler Blowers led the local with victories in the 122-250 Expert and 122-Open Expert classes, while ...

Wells athletes earn MVAC all-star honors

Several Wells players were among those named to the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference South Division all-star team. Wells sophomore Dan Johnson was named the South Division’s Most Valuable Player. On the mound, Johnson struck out 47 and walked just nine this year. He also led the ...

Minit to Stardom powers to victory in G2 Honorable Miss

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Brittlyn Stable’s Minit to Stardom, the longest shot on the board at odds of 20-1, led gate-to-wire in Wednesday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Jose Camejo and piloted by Alex Cintron, Minit to Stardom entered the ...

Sign-ups tonight for Little Huskies

GLOVERSVILLE — Sign ups continue this week for the Gloversville Little Huskies. Sign-ups will be held tonight at Littauer Field on Union Street from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $50 for one child, $80 for 2 children and $100 is our family cap for 3 or more ...

Costes sets new Mohawks HR mark

AMSTERDAM — Max Costes put his name in the Amsterdam Mohawks’ record books Wednesday night. Costes connected for his 10th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the fourth inning of the second game of a doubleheader with the Saugerties Stallions to break the franchise home run record ...

Well-matched field comes together for $100K Curlin

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A field of nine sophomores will seek their first stakes victory of the year in Friday’s $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles over the main track at Saratoga Race Course. Trainer Chad Brown will saddle recent maiden winner Highest Honors and allowance winner ...

FoJo’s Gray named All-American

JOHNSTOWN — Fonda-Johnstown swimmer Alayna Gray recently was named an All-American in the 50-yard freestyle by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association. Gray had a season-best time of 23.39 seconds to place 91st in the nation. She was one of three swimmers from New York ...

Dona picks up win as Albany rallies to beat Mohawks, 8-6

AMSTERDAM — Gloversville High School graduate Aaron Dona picked up the victory on the mound as the Albany Dutchmen rallied to defeat the Amsterdam Mohawks 8-6 in Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball action Tuesday night at Rao Family Stadium at Shuttleworth Park. Dona (5-0), a 2018 graduate ...

T Loves a Fight looking to deliver a knockout performance in John Morrissey

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Noda Brothers’ scrappy 5-year-old T Loves a Fight will square off against five other rivals in Thursday’s $100,000 John Morrissey, a 6 ½-furlong sprint for New York-breds, 3-years-old and up, at Saratoga Race Course. T Loves a Fight was claimed by trainer Orlando ...