Local Sports

Gao posts ace at Sacandaga Golf Club

NORTHVILLE — Ya Gao, a pre-med student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., had a hole in one Wednesday at Sacandaga Golf Club. She used an 8-iron to ace the 115-yard eighth hole. The shot was witnessed by Scott Frasier, PGA pro at Sacandaga, Mark Bentley, Karen Frasier and Debbie ...

Barone named PGCBL’s top coach

UTICA — The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League announced that Anthony Barone as the 2018 PGCBL Coach of the Year. Barone, the head coach of the Jamestown Jammers, was selected as the Coach of the Year for the second season in a row, and earns the honor via a vote of his peers. Barone ...

Frostie Anne prevails in Saratoga Dew

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Frostie Anne enjoyed a patient stalking trip under jockey Junior Alvarado en route to capturing the $100,000 Saratoga Dew on Friday at Saratoga Race Course by a half-length over Land Mine for her sixth straight victory. The victory by the 5-year-old New York-bred daughter ...

Midnight Bisou favored for today’s Alabama Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou will look to get back on top as she leads a a field of eight in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama for 3-year-old fillies at 1 ¼ miles, one of two stakes today at Saratoga Race Course. The 138th running of the Alabama, carded as ...

Canajoharie golfers drop opener, 11-4

CANAJOHARIE — Dylan Carlson carded a four-over-par round of 40 to lead Duanesburg to a victory over Canajoharie in a Western Athletic Conference golf match at Canajoharie Golf and Country Club on Friday. John Grant had a 43 for the Eagles, Matt Coons posted a 49 and Aiden Parslow posted a ...

Fonda Speedway to crown champions

FONDA — The 2018 track champions in all divisions will be crowned today as Fonda Speedway celebrates the final night of points with a special racing program called the “Night of Features.” On the racing program will be single feature events in all divisions with racing set to begin at ...

PLAYING ABROAD

Anna Heroth of Johnstown recently accompanied her field hockey team from Nichols College on a tour of Ireland. The Nichols College Bison played teams from Dublin, Galway and Limerick and also enjoyed visiting many attractions throughout Ireland. Heroth, who is a 2017 graduate of ...

Bonita Bianca scores in $100,000 Union Avenue

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Bonita Bianca came three-wide around the turn and powered past Swing and Sway and Picco Uno in deep stretch to take the 15th running of the $100,000 Union Avenue for New York-bred fillies on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course. Ridden by Manny Franco, the 4-year-old Curlin ...

Lovelass leads Eagles golfers past OESJ

BALLSTON SPA — The Galway Eagles opened their Western Athletic Conference golf season with an 11 1/2-3 1/2 victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville Thursday at Pioneer Hills Golf Course. Galway’s Ryan Lovelass earned medalist honors with his round of 40, while Josh Lovelass shot 51 ...

Pro rider pays visit to Royal Mountain

CAROGA LAKE — On a night when Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross rider Gared Steinke paid a visit to Royal Mountain, several area riders posted strong showings. Steinke, from Auburn, Calif., was 20th in the 450cc class Saturday at Unadilla. He raced at Royal Mountain on his way to this weekend’s ...

McAuliffe, Varin prevail at Fonda

FONDA — With his sights set on a second-straight victory in the “Grand Daddy,” Chad Edwards grabbed the lead from Adam McAuliffe on a lap-33 restart. However, the lead was short-lived as two laps later the caution came out again. This time McAuliffe got the advantage and held off ...

Racing Around: McAuliffe building on success

After a sixth-place finish in the sportsman feature last October at Super DIRT Week, Adam McAuliffe was anxious to get back on the track this spring. Normally focusing his racing efforts on the local tracks at Fonda, Albany-Saratoga and Glen Ridge the Broadalbin driver expanded his horizons ...

Area student-athletes earn NEAC honors

COBLESKILL — The North Eastern Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that 43 SUNY Cobleskill student-athletes have been selected as recipients of the league’s Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2017-18 academic year. In order to be eligible for the award, recipients most have earned a 3.40 ...

Mohawks players earn all-league honors

UTICA — The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League announced its yearly All-League teams on Monday, honoring the best players in the league during the 2018 season. The teams were selected by a vote of all 13 head coaches in the league, and were picked from nominations submitted by each ...

OPENING DAY

Northville’s boys and girls junior varsity and varsity soccer teams held their first practices Monday. The girls Varsity, led by coach Doug Hammons, is looking to defend its Section II Class D championship, while coach Steve Clapper's boys varsity team is working towards a winning season and ...

FIRST PRACTICES

Practice for the fall high school sports season began Monday as athletes returned to action at area schools.

GETTING STARTED

Practice for the fall high school sports season began Monday as area athletes returned to action.

Constantino continues hot streak at The Ridge

FULTONVILLE — The Yurkewicz/Man in the Red Chair bounty continues to grow at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. David Constantino posted his ninth crate modified victory in 14 starts this season to build the bounty to $700 for the driver who stops the streak started by him and Tim Hartman Jr. ...

Lanzi’s hosts War By The Shore boxing event

MAYFIELD — Lanzi’s on the Lake hosted the War by the Shore amateur boxing event Sunday. The USA Boxing-sanctioned event featured 13 bouts under Lanzi’s outdoor tent.

BOYS OF FALL RETURN

Gloversville varsity football coach Jared Bongo talks with players trying out for the Huskies varsity team on the first day of practice Monday at Park Terrace Elementary School. The Huskies are slated to open the 2018 season on Aug. 31 with a home game against the Burnt Hills-Balston Lake Spartans.