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Hilltoppers ready for state semifinals

FORT PLAIN — Experience will be on the side of the Fort Plain Hilltoppers when they play Section X champion Madrid-Waddington in the NYSPHSAA Class D state semifinals today at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton. Even though Madrid-Waddington’s roster features 10 seniors and the Hilltoppers have ...

Area athletes set for state track meet

CICERO — Several area athletes will be among those competing Friday and Saturday at the New York State Public High School Track and Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The local contingent features a mix of those with state-meet experience and those making their first ...

Mohawks roll past Capital City Reds

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks posted a 14-4 victory over the Capital City Reds in an exhibition game Thursday at Shuttleworth Park. Elvis Peralta Jr. (Marshall) paced the Mohawks at the plate, going 3-for-5 with five RBIs, finishing a triple shy of the cycle.  Chris Lanzilli (Wake ...

Fort Plain baseball wins 8-2. Moves to state finals Saturday

BINGHAMTON — The Fort Plain boys baseball team has won 8-2 against Madrid-Waddington today. They will play for the Class D State Title on Saturday. The Leader-Herald will have more on this story in Saturday's print and online editions.

Fort Plain baseball wins 8-2. Will play in state finals

BINGHAMTON — The Fort Plain boys baseball team has won 8-2 against Madrid-Waddington today. They will play for the Class D State Title on Saturday. The Leader-Herald will have more on this story in Saturday’s print and online editions.

Coupas, Fancher named top athletes

JOHNSTOWN — Through their senior year in high school Hannah Coupas and John Fancher were instrumental to the success of the teams they played on at Northville and Mayfield High Schools respectively. Wednesday night, the standout athletes were honored as the Female and Male Athletes of the ...

Swatt tells athletes not to be afraid to step outside of their comfort zone

JOHNSTOWN — In 2013 Lexi Swatt sat with her Johnstown High School classmates at a table at the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Sports Award Banquet. Wednesday, Swatt returned to Johnstown as the keynote speaker for the Chamber’s 31st Annual Sports Award Banquet at the ...

FMCC athletes earn academic honors

JOHNSTOWN — Several FM student athletes had a strong showing in the classroom this year.  Eleven student athletes made the NJCAA All-Region Academic honors this year.  Those eleven student athletes earned a 3.5 GPA or higher and earned at least 24 credits.    Also, seven of those ...

Hales Mills to offer nine and dine

JOHNSTOWN — Hales Mills Country Club will host a nine and dine event June 22 at 5:30 p.m. The cost for dinner and golf, which includes a cart, will be $25 per person for members and $40 per person for non-members. The dinner menu will feature a choice of either prime rib or panko parmesan ...

Mohawks to offer several camps

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks will offer several baseball camps this summer. The camps are staffed by Amsterdam Mohawks coaches and players. The all-pro camp will take place June 25 to 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The cost will be $135 for the camp. Lunch may be included for the ...

Blowers leads local riders in Supercross season-opener

CAROGA LAKE — Tyler Blowers led a group of six local riders to post victories on the opening night of Monster Energy Supercross action Wednesday night at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Blowers, of Fonda, posted victories in the 122-Open Amateur division and the Schoolboy 12-16-year old ...

Johnstown, Amsterdam players earn league honors

Several Amsterdam and Johnstown players were among those named to the 2018 Foothills Council girls lacrosse all-star team. Johnstown sophomore Alexandra Queeney (midfield) and Amsterdam sophomore Kayli Hoefs (midfield) were named first-team all-stars. Johnstown junior Maddie Etherton ...

Mohawks roll past Dragons

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks pounded out 14 hits on their way to a 9-2 victory over the Glens Falls Dragons in a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League contest Tuesday at Shuttleworth Park. Six different Amsterdam players had at least two hits in the game and eight different players ...

Former Mohawks picked in MLB Draft

AMSTERDAM – Several former Amsterdam Mohawks were among the players selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. Griffin Roberts, a member of the 2016 Mohawks team, was taken 43rd in the first round by the St. Louis Cardinals Tyler Frank, a member of the 2016 Mohawks team, was selected ...

DeSorbo, Lovelass compete at states

ITHACA — Fonda-Fultonville’s Adam DeSorbo and Galway’s Ryan Lovelass competed for Section II at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association golf championships Sunday and Monday at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. DeSorbo posted an 87 in the first ...

Hudson Division wins WAC all-star game

GALWAY — Mayfield’s Juliana Buyce scored the game-winning run on a walk-off wild pitch to lead the Hudson Division to an 11-10 victory over the Mohawk Division in the Western Athletic Conference senior all-star game Tuesday at Galway High School. Buyce, who shared Hudson Division Most ...

Johnstown players named Wasaren League all-stars

The Johnstown boys lacrosse team had 12 players named to the recently announced Wasaren League boys lacrosse all-star team. Garrett Way (attack), Tyler Fahr (defense) and Tyler Bump (short-stick defensive midfield) were named to the first team for the Sir Bills, who finished the season 11-6 ...

Swatt set to speak at sports award banquet

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 31st annual Sports Award Banquet on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave. in Johnstown at 7 p.m. with keynote speaker Lexi Swatt. At the event, the Chamber hosts and honors the top 36 athletes from ...

Constantino notches third-straight win on Fan Appreciation Night at The Ridge

FULTONVILLE — After being rained out last Sunday, the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park roared back into action Sunday night with a full card of racing on Fan Appreciation Night. The week away did not seem to affect David Constantino as he parked his DKM Cyclone-chassied crate modified in Victory ...

Fort Plain headed to Final Four

GLENS FALLS — The Fort Plain Hilltoppers are headed back to the state Final Four. Saturday, the Section 2 Class D champion Hilltoppers dominated Section 9 champion Tuxedo 13-0 to win the Regional championship and punch their ticket to Friday’s New York State Public High School Athletic ...