Local Sports

Amsterdam loses in Class A title game

TROY — Playing for its first Section II title for 1974, the Amsterdam baseball team dropped a 5-2 decision to Foothills Council rival in the Class A championship game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. Tuesday’s contest was a close one throughout before a two-run single by the Mike Siano gave ...

PHILLIPS HONORED

Fort Plain baseball coach Craig Phillips was honored Tuesday at the Section II Class AA Championship game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy. Phillips was named the 2016-17 National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High School Coaches Association.

FMCC baseball, softball players earn postseason honors

JOHNSTOWN — Two Fulton-Montgomery Community College baseball players and one softball player earned postseason honors. From the baseball team, Bradley Smith was named to the Region 3 second team, while shortstop Cory Moore was named to the Region 3 glove team. FMCC coach Dave Hennessey was ...

Gloversville’s Bruce loses in quarterfinals

SCHENECTADY — Gloversville’s Damian Bruce lost to Saratoga Springs’ Nick Grasso in the quarterfinals of the Section II boys tennis singles tournament Wednesday at Central Park. Bruce, the No. 6 seed, dropped a 6-1, 6-3 decision to Grasso. Bruce defeated Scotia-Glenville’s Laif ...

Area athletes honored by Sage

ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ department of athletics has announced the recipients of the Sage Scholar-Athlete honors for the spring of 2018. Sage created the Sage Scholar-Athlete Team during the 2012-13 academic year to continue the tradition of honoring academic and athletic excellence ...

Attigiato, Watras post victories at Monster Energy motocross event

CAROGA LAKE —A pair of local riders topped the podium as rain and mud greeted riders on the second day of Monster Energy motocross action Sunday at Royal Mountain Ski Center. Gloversville’s Salvatore Attigiato won the 122-250 Amateur division class at the Central New York Motocross Riders ...

TITLE QUEST

The top-seeded Amsterdam Rams baseball team will be playing No. 2 Queensbury Tuesday for a chance at winning their first Section II Class A championship since 1974. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Joe Bruno Stadium on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Gloversville’s Tristana Quinones, right, poses with Johnstown Women’s Bowling Association President Mona Cole, left, after receiving one of three Lucille Solar Junior Scholarships on at the association’s banquet at Perry Lanes in Johnstown on May 17. Quinones will attend either Keuka ...

HUDSON VALLEY BOUND

Four members of the Johnstown boys lacrosse team recently committed to play lacrosse next year at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Garrett Way, Andrew Sitterly, Tanner Fahr and Tyler Bump all plan to play for the Vikings next year.

Hilltoppers claim Class D crown

TROY — With a roster that features no seniors and just four juniors, the Fort Plain baseball team earned what may be the most unlikely of its 11 Section II titles Saturday at Joe Bruno Stadium. The second-seeded Hilltoppers overcame a three-run deficit with a four-run sixth inning and ...

Racing season kicks off at Royal

CAROGA LAKE — A field of 409 riders competed Saturday during Monster Energy motocross action at Royal Mountain Ski Area. Johnstown’s Maxx Miller won the 51cc open 4-to-8-year-old class and 51cc pee wee senior 7-and-8-year-old class. In addition to Miller, four other riders claimed wins ...

Friesen picks up win at Fonda Speedway

FONDA — With three weeks of racing in the books at Fonda Speedway, Stewart Friesen has established a strong hold on the point battle in the modified division. Saturday Friesen rallied from his eighth starting spot to chase down race leader Josh Hohenforst and lead the final 13 laps to ...

SUCCESSFUL SHOWING

Caitlyn Fagan, graduate of Johnstown High School, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, and Skidmore College, was the champion rider in alumni equitation over fences at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zones competition April 8, in New Jersey. Fagan also competed at the IHSA ...

MOVING UP THE RANKS

The American Zen Do Kai recently tested students from its Beginning Junior and Intermediate Junior Programs. All students who tested worked hard on learning their test material, working on their martial arts homework and showing determination and self-control in class. The following students ...

TOURNEY CHAMPS

The Caboose softball team recently won the 2018 Ephratah unlimited arc spring softball tournament in memory of Duffer Heroth. The co-MVP’s were Ray Nellis and Jordan Hill.

Cougars come up short in Class C title game

TROY — With upset victories over third-seeded Waterford and second-seeded Rensselaer already to their credit, the Canajoharie baseball team set its sights on top-seeded Maple Hill in the Section II Class C championship game Friday at Joe Bruno Stadium on the campus of Hudson Valley Community ...

Dolgeville seventh at sectionals

NEWPORT — The Dolgeville boys and girls track and field teams both finished seventh at the Section III Class C2 Championships on Friday at West Canada Valley. In the boys meet, Beaver River claimed the team title with 156 points. Tully was second with 117 points, Weedsport was third with 90 ...

Fort Plain loses in Class D semifinals

MOREAU — Fort Ann’s Kayla Bailey threw a four-hitter at the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers to advance to the Section II Class D championship game with a 5-3 victory Friday at Moreau Rec. The second-seeded Cardinals will take on No. 5 Whitehall for the Class D title at 5 p.m. Tuesday at ...

Rams earn berth in Class A title game with win over Lansingburgh

ALBANY — Getting to the Section II Class A semifinals has not been the problem for the Amsterdam baseball team; but leaving Bob Bellizzi Field at the College of Saint Rose with a win has been. The Rams have lost four-straight semifinal games at Bellizzi Field, however the fifth time was the ...

Castelluccio, Relyea double winners at Group 4 meet

STILLWATER — Fonda-Fultonville’s Brittany Castelluccio and Mayfield-Northville’s Madison Relyea picked up two individual championships at the Group 4 Sectional Championship track and field meet Thursday at Stillwater High School. Castelluccio, a senior, won the triple jump with a leap ...