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NYSPHSAA announces Hall of Fame class

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LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has announced the inductees for its Class of 2019 Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame, launched in 2002, is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc. and Crown Awards. Dick Cerone (Administrator, Section V), Anthony Famiglietti ...

Royal Mountain hosts its motocross opener

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CAROGA LAKE — A large field of 252 riders was in action during the first day of a two-day Central New York Motocross Racers Association event at Royal Mountain Ski Area on Saturday. Four area riders were among the winners on the first day of racing at Royal Mountain. Fonda’s Carter ...

Sectional Saturday

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FORT PLAIN — Troy Butler pitched a one-hitter to help second-seeded Fort Plain to a 10-0 victory over seventh-seeded Hoosic Valley in the quarterfinals of the Section II Class C baseball tournament Saturday. Butler, who improved to 7-0 on the season, struck out seven in five innings of ...

Fonda Speedway program shortened

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FONDA — Heavy rain and severe weather in the area shortened the racing program at Fonda Speedway on Saturday. The street stock and limited sportsman features were complete, while the pro stock feature was declared official after 15 laps. The modified feature will be made up next Saturday, ...

AHS grad Boucaud competes at nationals

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GENEVA, Ohio — SUNY Cobleskill men’s track and field team member freshman Kevon Boucaud (Amsterdam) competed in the long jump at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships hosted by the University of Mount Union from Alliance, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute of ...

Johnstown falls short in Class D title game

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SCHUYLERVILLE — Playing in its first sectional title game since winning the Section II Class C title in 2008, the Johnstown boys lacrosse came up short against Schuylerville in the Section II Class D championship game Friday at Schuylerville High School. The top-seeded Black Horses ...

Catskill edges Broadalbin-Perth in extra innings

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BROADALBIN — On Monday, the Broadalbin-Perth baseball team wrapped up the regular-season with a 5-4, nine-inning win at Coxsackie-Athens. When the seeds for the Section II Tournament were announced Wednesday, the Patriots had posted a win over the No. 1 seed. B-P had hoped to carry that ...

H.S. Baseball Roundup: Fort Plain shuts out Rensselaer

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FORT PLAIN — Brady Fureno and Taylor Gifford each had two singles and two RBIs to help second-seeded Fort Plain to a 10-0 victory over 15th-seeded Rensselaer in a first-round Section II Class C baseball contest Friday at Phillips Field. The Hilltoppers scored five times in the bottom of the ...

Lady Bills capture Class D title

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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

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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 ...

Dolgeville baseball loses to Oriskany

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...