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MOHAWKS ON THE MOVE

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AMSTERDAM — Two members of the 2019 Amsterdam Mohawks recently signed with Major League Baseball teams. J.D. Mundy and D.J. Poteet helped the Mohawks with the 2019 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League title and signed major league contracts in June. Mundy signed with the Baltimore Orioles, ...

Mohawks sweep season-opening doubleheader against Dutch

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AMSTERDAM — Baseball returned to Rao Family Stadium at Shuttleworth Park on Monday as the Amsterdam Mohawks hosted the Albany Dutch in an Independent Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader. Amsterdam won both games of the twinbill, taking the first game 7-4 and completing the sweep with a ...

McCoy, Horning, Gray, Tranka post wins at Glen Ridge

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By JACOB MACDONALD Glen Ridge Motorsports Park FULTONVILLE — Glen Ridge Motorsports Park returned to action Sunday with a full card of racing action. With Damon Anderson putting bonuses up to the winners of every race, Scott McCoy (602 sportsman) and Luke Horning (pro stocks) ...

Friesen, Edwards capture STSS features

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FONDA — It was a big weekend at Fonda Speedway for Stewart Friesen and Chad Edwards. Friesen picked up the win on Saturday night in the $4,000-to-win Red, White and Blue 30-lap modified feature and returned Sunday to pick up his fourth win of the season at Fonda Speedway in the rain-delayed ...

Royal draws record number of riders to CNYMRA event

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CAROGA LAKE — Royal Mountain Ski Center opened its motorcross season with a two-day Central New York Motocross Rider Association District 3 event. Saturday’s competition drew 485 riders to the newly redone racing surface and Sunday’s event drew 361 riders. Johnstown’s Bennett Melita ...

Johnstown Little League hosting abbreviated season

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There will be a baseball season for the local Little Leaguers! The Johnstown Little League has welcomed players from the Gloversville, Broadalbin and Fonda-Fultonville little leagues to join them for an abbreviated season that will run from Monday to Aug. 7. “We have had kids decide to join ...

Saratoga announces 2020 stakes schedule

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 2020 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will feature 71 stakes worth $14.45 million, encompassing 39 graded stakes and 18 Grade 1s from July 16 through Sept. 7. “We’re thrilled to be racing at Saratoga this summer, and we thank Governor Andrew Cuomo for ...

Choosing his school

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Canajoharie-Fort Plain senior quarterback Derek Hyney recently committed to play football at Utica College next fall.

Fonda welcomes fans back with weekend doubleheader

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FONDA — After a rainout of the “Firecracker 50” on Wednesday evening, the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, July 4 with a program called “The Red, White, & Blue Special” sponsored by the Recovery Sports Grill. On Saturday evening the ...

Falcons honor Moore’s standout soccer career

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NORTHVILLE — Northville girls varsity soccer coach Doug Hammons and athletic director John Karbowski surprised senior Brytney Moore with a commemorative soccer ball the day before her graduation from Northville High School. Hammons and Karbowski delivered the ball, which features a photo of ...

RACING AROUND: Miller is making his mark

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The dates June 26 and 27 must be special for sportsman driver A.J. Miller. On June 27, 2019, Miller picked up his first career sportsman victory at Fulton Speedway. Last Friday, June 26, Miller made the two-hour haul to Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and brought home his initial sportsman ...

Fonda set to host Firecracker 50 tonight

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By RON SZCZERBA Fonda Speedway FONDA — The grandstands and infield will be open tonight at Fonda Speedway for the second annual “Firecracker 50” with masks and social distancing required. The event will pay $10,000-to-win for the Sunoco Modifieds and $2,000-to-win for the ...

Cannon posts ace at Nick Stoner

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CAROGA LAKE — Dave Cannon of Canada Lake recently recorded a hole-in-one at Nick Stoner Golf Course. Cannon used a 3-hybrid to ace the 190-yard 17th hole. It was his second career hole-in-one. Cannon was playing with Jeff Perras.

Mohawks announce summer schedule

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ALBANY/AMSTERDAM/GLENS FALLS — The Independent Collegiate Baseball League announces its 2020 season schedule which begins Monday, with all four teams opening at two locations. The Amsterdam Mohawks will host the Albany Dutch at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam, first pitch at 5 p.m., while ...

O’Connor, Ballard among winners at Glen Ridge

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FULTONVILLE — On a night when Mother Nature looked like she might end the event early, Glen Ridge Motorsports Park managed to complete its racing card Sunday. Just before warmups ended, the skies opened up and forced a delay of more than two hours. When the cars returned to the track, ...

Hoetzler claims first career modified victory at Fonda Speedway

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FONDA — It was a night for first-time winners Saturday at Fonda Speedway. After making several trips to the Track of Champions for special events, Jeff Heotzler signed on as a weekly competitor in the Palmer Service Center No. 76 and is his third week in the ride picked up his first feature ...

Royal Mountain preparing for opening event

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CAROGA LAKE — Traditionally, the motocross season at Royal Mountain Ski Area gets into full swing on Memorial Day Weekend. That did not happen this year due to mandates surround the coronavirus pandemic. Now that the Mohawk Valley region has entered Phase Four of the New York State ...

UPSTATE N.Y. SPORTS LORE: A Jigger of Sports

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If you opened up to the sports pages of the Leader-Herald newspaper from the mid-1950’s through the early 1990’s, you saw a column with the tag line “A Jigger of Sports.” The column was written by Gloversville native George “Jigger” Thompson, who was the publications sports editor, ...