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Lady Bills capture Class D title

ROTTERDAM — A game that started out in pouring rain, ended in big smiles and overflowing emotions for the Johnstown Lady Bills. After falling behind 2-0 early, the top-seeded Lady Bills battled back to defeat second-seeded Academy of the Holy Names 16-10 to win the Section II Class D girls ...

Mayfield advances with 12-2 win over Rensselaer

GLOVERSVILLE — Heading into its sectional opener, the Mayfield softball team had been putting up plenty of runs in its recent outings. The Lady Panthers came into the game averaging 11 runs a game in their last five contests, and their offense continued its recent surge ...

Fonda-Fultonville boys second, Mayfield third at Group 4 championships

STILLWATER — Liam Viscosi took home a pair of individual championships as he led the Fonda-Fultonville boys to a second place finish at the Section II Group 4 track and field championships Thursday at Stillwater High School. The Braves finished five points behind Stillwater, 116-111, in the ...

Dolgeville baseball loses to Oriskany

DOLGEVILLE — Brandon Reid had a triple, RBI and scored a run to lead Oriskany to a 6-0 victory over Dolgeville in a Center State Conference baseball game Wednesday. Kyle McGrath and Kaegen Kraeger each had two singles for Oriskany. Kraeger also had two RBIs.

Bruce falls in tennis quarterfinals

SCHENECTADY — Gloversville’s Damian Bruce was defeated by Chatham’s Keon Anderson in the quarterfinal of the Section II tennis tournament Thursday at Central Park. After dropping the first set 6-1, Bruce battled back in the second set to a second tie break before dropping the 7-6 (7-5) ...

Thibodeau helps Fort Plain blank Gloversville

JOHNSTOWN — Just as teams hope to start a season off fast, they also hope to finish the season off stronger. For the Fort Plain Hilltoppers they were able to do both as their 9-0 victory over the Gloversville Huskies at Johnstown High School on Wednesday night tied a bow on their undefeated ...

Amsterdam’s Santiago, Stanavich claim sectional wins

By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald GUILDERLAND — The Amsterdam girls track and field team placed sixth at the Section II Group 1 Championships at Guilderland High School on Wednesday. The Amsterdam boys team placed 15th. In the girls meet, Shenendehowa won the team title with 147.5 ...

Fort Plain, Amsterdam earn second seeds for sectionals

In 2018, the Fort Plain Hilltoppers opened postseason play as the second seed in the Section II Class D baseball tournament and finished as the runner-up to Deposit/Hancock in the state tournament. With their entire lineup returning from last season, the undefeated Hilltoppers have their ...

Three area teams set to play home playoff contests today

A total of six area softball teams will take part in the Section II Tournament this year. Amsterdam, Canajoharie, Mayfield, Galway, Fonda-Fultonville and Fort Plain-Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville all will take part in postseason play beginning today. In Class C, Mayfield (12-5 overall) ...

Gloversville’s Bruce reaches quarterfinals

SCHENECTADY — Gloversville’s Damian Bruce reached the quarterfinals of the singles bracket of the Section II Tournament for the second straight year. In the first round, Bruce topped Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Peter Fulgieri, 8-5, before notching a 10-1 win over Scotia-Glenville’s ...

H.S Softball Roundup: Amsterdam edges Maple Hill, 3-2

AMSTERDAM — After trailing most of the game, Amsterdam scored once in the sixth and twice in the seventh to rally for a 3-2 victory over Maple Hill in a non-league softball game at Shuttleworth Park on Wednesday. Mackenzie Farina led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple for the Lady ...

Dolgeville softball loses to Hamilton

HAMILTON — Madison Rodriguez had a double and two singles to help Hamilton post a 17-0 victory over Dolgeville in a Center State Conference softball game Wednesday. Emily McCann had three singles for the Emerald Knights, Kyleigh Pearson had a single and a double, Kerrigan Kelly had two ...

Johnstown lacrosse teams to play for titles

By JAMES A. ELLIS The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN — After struggling in the first half of Tuesday’s Section II Class D semifinal match, top-seeded Johnstown turned it on in the second half. Trailing Schuylerville 7-6 at the half, the Lady Bills made the most of a man-up situation just under ...

Hoyt, Serpa lead Sir Bills to 9-6 semifinal victory over Greenwich

JOHNSTOWN — For the first time since 2006, the Johnstown boys lacrosse team will be playing for a sectional title. The second-seeded Sir Bills punched their ticket to the Class D title game with a 9-6 victory over third-seeded Greenwich on Tuesday at Knox Field. “We wanted to get to the ...

Broadalbin-Perth boys win second-straight sectional title

RAVENA — The Broadalbin-Perth boys successfully defended their championship, while Johnstown edged Ichabod Crane by three points to take home second at the Section II Group 3 track and field championships Tuesday at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School. The Patriots amassed 137.5 points to ...

Wells baseball earns fourth seed

WELLS — The Wells baseball team earned the fourth seed for the Section VII Class D Tournament. The Indians will face top-seeded Chazy in the semifinals Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. In the other semifinal, third-seeded Crown Point and second-seeded Schroon Lake/Bolton will meet Tuesday at 4:30 ...

Hilltoppers finish 14-0 in WAC

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Hilltoppers finished their Western Athletic Confernce schedule with a 14-0 record after defeating Schoharie 7-1 in league action Tuesday. Brady Fureno had two doubles, a single, four RBIs and a run scored for the Hilltoppers (15-0, 14-0), while Nate Boley aded ...

Botch throws second no-hitter of season

BERNE — The Mayfield Lady Panthers closed out their regular season with a 7-0 victory over Berne-Knox-Westerlo in Western Athletic Conference softball action Tuesday. Jillian Botch struck out 15 batters as she threw her second no-hitter of the season for Mayfield. Taryn LaFontaine had a ...

Lady Bills blank Gloversville, 10-0

JOHNSTOWN — After dropping a 5-1 decision to Scotia-Glenville in the first game of a Foothills Council doubleheader, Johnstown rebounded to defeat inter-city rival Gloversville 10-0 on Senior Night at Johnstown High School. “We played a good game against Scotia first,” Johnstown coach ...