Local Sports

Northville to host sports awards event

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School athletics department will host the junior varsity and varsity sports awards at 6 p.m. on June 12 in the school gymnasium. All junior varsity and varsity athletes from the fall, winter and spring athletic seasons will be recognized with ...

Anadio to speak at chamber sports banquet

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 32nd Annual Sports Award Banquet on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave. in Johnstown at 7 p.m. with keynote speaker PJ Anadio.  At the event, the chamber hosts and honors the top 36 athletes from ...

Bruce wraps up career at Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — When Damian Bruce made the Gloversville varsity tennis team as a seventh grader, he played second singles behind his brother Scott. That proved to be a one of the biggest challenges for him to keep working. The result was a high school varsity tennis career that wrapped ...

Warner wins again at Glen Ridge

FULTONVILLE — Mother Nature again threatened to cancel racing at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park for the fifth time in six weeks, but this time The Ridge won. After a two hour delay, the track crew got the track race-ready for the full race card plus the first appearance at the speedway in ...

Fort Plain claims Class C crown

TROY — The classification may have changed but the result was still the same; The Fort Plain Hilltoppers are sectional champions. Fueled by a 14 strikeout performance by junior John Cortese, the Hilltoppers defeated Hoosick Falls 10-0 in six innings to capture the Section II Class C ...

Mohawks roll past Stallions

AMSTERDAM — JD Mundy had a home run, two singles, two RBIs and scored two runs to help Amsterdam to an 11-1 victory over Saugerties in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest at Shuttleworth Park on Saturday. Julio Cortez had a single, double, RBI and scored a run for the Mohawks, ...

Varin, Friesen claim modified wins at Fonda

FONDA — After being beat by inches by Bobby Varin in the held-over modified feature, Stewart Friesen rallied to pick up his first feature win of the season in the regularly scheduled modified main event Saturday night at Fonda Speedway. Friesen made the most of a late race restart to get ...

Parslow honored by Sage Colleges

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, the ...

B-P graduate Eschler inducted in SVC Athletics Hall of Fame

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The selection committee for the Southern Vermont College/Saint Joseph College Athletics Hall of Fame has selected four outstanding alumni and a pair of former legendary staff members to be inducted as the Hall’s Class of 2019-as announced by the SVC Department of ...

Lady Bills’ run halted in state quarterfinals

ROTTERDAM — A barrage of unassisted goals from the Bronxville Broncos proved to be too much for the Johnstown Lady Bills to overcome. Anneke Pulkkinen connected for three of the Broncos five goals in the first three minutes of play as the Section I girls lacrosse champions defeated ...

Mohawks get past Dragons

GLENS FALLS — Sam Zayicek finished 3-for-5 with a solo home run, double, three runs scored and an RBI to lead the Amsterdam Mohawks to a 9-3 victory over the Glens Falls Dragons in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest at East Field on Friday. It was the season-opening game for ...

Area athletes earn state-meet spots

CLIFTON PARK — Several area athletes earned state-meet spots Friday on the second and final day of competition at the Section II State Qualifier at Shenendehowa High School. Johnstown’s Sebastian Mills, Mayfield-Northville’s Madison Relyea, Amsterdam’s Gabby Stanavich and ...

Wells baseball loses in semifinals, 9-1

CHAZY — Ben Norcross and Traygan Coon combine on a three-hitter to lead top-seeded Chazy to a 9-1 victory over fourth-seeded Wells in a Section VII Class D baseball semifinal Wednesday. Norcross struck out nine in four innings and Coon struck out five in three innings. Norcross also had a ...

Supercross to begin at Royal Mountain

CAROGA LAKE — The 32nd season of supercross racing, sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks, kicks off Wednesday at Royal Mountain Ski Area. More than 200 of the fastest riders in the Northeast are expected to be on hand. There will be some track changes that will make the track more rider and ...

Six local athletes earn berths for state championship meet

CLIFTON PARK — Six local athletes punched their tickets to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association track and field championships at Middletown High School on June 7 and 8. Amsterdam’s Lauren Santiago and Gabby Stanavich, Broadalbin-Perth’s Sean Meher and John ...

Lady Bills face Bronxville in state Class D quarterfinals

ROTTERDAM — For the first time since 2006, the Johnstown girls lacrosse team will be playing a state regional contest today. The Lady Bills will face Section I champion Bronxville in a state Class D quarterfinal today at Mohonasen High School at 5 p.m. Johnstown won the Section II Class D ...

Butler pitches Hilltoppers into Class C final

AMSTERDAM — For the fourth-straight year, the Fort Plain Hilltoppers will be playing for a Section II championship. Powered by Troy Butler’s one-hit performance on the mound, the second-seeded Hilltoppers defeated No. 11 Greenwich 6-1 in a Section II Class C Semifinal Wednesday afternoon ...

Local softball teams fall in sectional play

It was a rough day for the local softball teams in sectional competition Wednesday. The Amsterdam Lady Rams fell to Ballston Spa 7-0 in the Class A quarterfinals, while it took eight innings before Hoosic Valley pulled out a 3-2 victory over Mayfield in the Class C tournament. Also in the ...

Area players named to all-state team

Several area girls basketball players were among those named to the recently announced New York State Sportswriters Association all-state team. Gloversville’s Harmony Philo and Kendra Lavery; Amsterdam’s Jackie Stanavich and Andie Gannon; Fonda-Fultonville’s Abby Lombardoni; ...

CHOOSING THEIR SCHOOLS

Galway’s Lindsey Zawisa, seated left, and Emma Smith, seated right, signed their letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level during a ceremony at the Galway Elementary School gymnasium last Thursday.Zawisa will play volleyball at Roberts Wesleyan, while Zawisa ...