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Fonda Speedway set to open season today

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FONDA — Fonda Speedway is scheduled open its gates for the 68th consecutive season of competition on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds half-mile track today. Under the new management team of BD Motorsports Media LLC for the 2019 season, Brett Deyo and his staff look to “Bring Fonda’s ...

Women’s soccer set to return to FMCC

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JOHNSTOWN — Joe Celeste has been selected as the head coach for the Fulton-Montgomery Community College women’s soccer program. FMCC has added women’s soccer back to its list of sports after a five-year hiatus. Coach Celeste is a native of Glens Falls and is a graduate from Cazenovia ...

H.S. Baseball Roundup: Johnstown loses to Hudson Falls, 7-5

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JOHNSTOWN — Konnor McKeown had a double and two singles to lead Hudson Falls to a 7-5 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council baseball game Friday at Johnstown High School. Mick Winton had two singles for Johnstown (0-4 overall, 0-3 Foothills), while Charlie Brown had a ...

AHS boys lacrosse loses to Schuylerville

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SCHUYLERVILLE — Justin Carte finished with six goals and six assists to power Schuylerville to a 20-5 victory over Amsterdam in a Foothills Council boys lacrosse game Thursday. Andrew Phillips had four goals and an assist for the Black Horses, Mike Barcia had three goals and Kyle Burnham ...

GHS boys tennis loses to South High

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GLOVERSVILLE — South Glens Falls won three of five singles matches and both doubles contests to post a 5-2 victory over Gloversville in a Foothills Council boys tennis match Wednesday. Cooper Brennan, Jon Maniacek and Chris Rich won singles matches for the Bulldogs. Bob Bruschini and ...

Blue Jays super prospect Guerrero feels ready for majors

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By JOHN WAWROW The Associated Press BUFFALO — While saying he’s ready to make his major league debut, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero didn’t need a translator to insist he’s not frustrated over still playing in the minors. “No. No,” Guerrero said before continuing ...

Sir Bills improve to 8-0 with 16-2 win

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JOHNSTOWN — Playing for the second time in as many days, the Johnstown boys lacrosse team avoided any kind of letdown against Maple Hill-Ichabod Crane on Thursday at Knox Field. The Sir Bills, who rolled to a 19-0 victory over Lansingburgh on Wednesday, used another strong start to post a ...

Fonda-Fultonville sweeps WAC meet

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FORT PLAIN — Fonda-Fultonville’s Emilia Vardai-Davidson and Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons’ Nelon Priest turned in standout performances in a Western Athletic Conference double-dual meet Thursday at the Fort Plain Sports Complex. Vardai-Davidson scored four individual victories to lead the ...

Hartlieb’s grand slam powers Canajoharie to victory

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MIDDLEBURGH — Monica Hartlieb connected for her second grand slam in two days to lead Canajoharie to a 13-1 victory over Middleburgh Thursday at Middleburgh High School. Hartlieb finished with four RBIs on a single and the grand slam, while Kylee Richard had two hits and three runs scored ...

AHS boys tennis team drops pair

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QUEENSBURY — The Amsterdam boys tennis team dropped matches to Queensbury and Schuylerville in a Foothills Council doubleheader at Queensbury High School on Wednesday. The Rams lost 7-0 to Queensbury and 6-1 to Schuylerville. Queensbury’s Brady Stark, Aidan Rowley, Conor Whalen, Kevin ...

Schuylerville tops Patriots, 4-0

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SCHUYLERVILLE — The Schuylerville Black Horses picked up their third win in as many days, defeating Broadalbin-Perth 4-0 in Foothills Council action Thursday at Schuylerville High School. Matt McCarthy threw a 2-hit shut out for Schuylerville, striking out seven to get the win. Paul ...

Schuylerville gets past Gloversville, 12-3

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JOHNSTOWN — Unable to use the diamond at Husky Field due to field conditions, the Gloversville Huskies made a short trip to Johnstown for their home opener. Facing a solid Schuylerville squad, the Huskies were able to get men on base but could not capitalize on the situations and came up on ...

H.S. Softball Roundup: Lady Bills top Lady Braves for first win

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FONDA — After dropping a 10-9 decision to Mayfield in its season opener Tuesday, the Johnstown softball team was back in action Wednesday at Fonda-Fultonville for another non-league contest. The Lady Bills’ offense continued to produce, pounding out 17 hits in a 12-3 victory over the Lady ...

Sir Bills rout Lansingburgh, remain unbeaten

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JOHNSTOWN — Playing on its home turf for the first time since April 2, the Johnstown boys lacrosse team turned in a dominating effort in a 19-0 victory over Lansingburgh in a Wasaren League contest at Knox Field. The Sir Bills led 9-0 after one quarter and 14-0 at the half on their way to ...

Hoefs hits milestone in Lady Rams’ loss

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SCOTIA — Junior Kayli Hoefs became the first player in Amsterdam girls lacrosse history to score 100 career goals, hitting the milestone in an 11-8 loss at Scotia-Glenville in a Foothills Council contest Wednesday. Hoefs finished with five goals to push her career total to 103. She had 30 ...

Racing Around: Fonda set to open for new season

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With more than 80 cars in the pits, the sound of racing filled the air in the Mohawk Valley for the first time this season as Fonda Speedway hosted a test and tune session last Saturday. As the Track of Champions prepares for its 68th consecutive opening night this Saturday, the drivers ...

H.S. Softball Roundup: Mayfield holds off Johnstown, 10-9

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JOHNSTOWN — Jillian Botch had two home runs to power Mayfield to a 10-9 victory over Johnstown in a non-league softball game at Johnstown High School on Tuesday. Botch also had a single and finished with four RBIs for the Lady Panthers (3-2 overall), while Kelsey Meca had two singles. Katie ...