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NYRA, Saratoga Springs launch face mask benefit

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. and the City of Saratoga Springs recently unveiled a limited edition set of Saratoga Race Course-branded face masks as part of a joint initiative to raise funds for two local non-profit organizations: Franklin Community Center and ...

OESJ hosts virtual winter sports awards ceremony

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville Central School athletic department recently hosted a virtual awards ceremony for its winter sports teams. Mason Snell earned the Most Improved Award for the OESJ boys basketball team, while Quincy Bonneau claimed the Coach's Award. ...

Fonda Speedway set to race Saturday

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FONDA — Racing resumes at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway on Saturday, with a full racing card in all divisions sponsored by Kelly’s Meat Market of Little Falls, with the racing action scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Divisions set to compete on Saturday include the Sunoco ...

Glen Ridge back in action Sunday

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FULTONVILLE — Glen Ridge Motorsports Park will be back in action Sunday on VP Small Engine Fuels night. Last week, Tony Farone returned home to pick up the opening night Red Chair DIRTcar 602 sportsman win, while Nick Stone continued his hot streak picking up the Yurkewecz Auto Crushers ...

SEASON STOPPED

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Galway graduate Taylor Hartman and Fonda-Fultonville graduate Dan Parslow had their baseball season at Utica College cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Parslow, a junior, was named Empire 8 Pitcher of the Week in March after helping the Pioneers to their first win of the season. ...

Racing Around: Racing returns to area tracks

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After a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic a sense of normalcy returned last weekend. Fonda Speedway opened its gates for a Saturday night of racing, albeit without fans cheering from the iconic covered grandstand, with a solid field of sportsman, pro stock and vintage modifieds ...

Calderone, Hampton, Moore earn honors

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JOHNSTOWN — There may not have been a banquet room full of the top graduating athletes in Fulton County, but the Fulton Montgomery County Regional Chamber of Commerce kept a 33-year tradition alive. In a small, informal ceremony on the patio at the Holiday Inn, the committee announced ...

Clarkin records ace at Nick Stoner

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CAROGA LAKE — Todd Clarkin recorded a hole-in-one June 11 at Nick Stoner Golf Course. Clarkin used a 5-iron to ace the 200-yard 17th hole. He was playing with Phil Ferrara, Matt Smrtic and Matt Smrtic Jr.

Coaching class offered in July

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GUILDERLAND — One of the courses required to coach in New York state high schools will be taught at Vent Fitness. The theories and techniques of coaching high school athletics course will take place July 18 and 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Participants must attend all class ...

Sir Bills, Huskies set to meet in season opener

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GLOVERSVILLE — On May 27, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Executive Committee unanimously approved a proposal for high school football teams to play a Week 0 contest. The proposal allows a 14-week schedule, including a non-league contest rather than a scrimmage to ...

Fonda Speedway opens with racing doubleheader

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FONDA — Stewart Friesen closed out the 2019 race season at Fonda Speedway with a win in the victory in the Fonda 200. Friesen picked up where he left off, winning the 30-lap opening night modified feature Saturday at the Track of Champions. Friesen was joined in Victory Lane Sunday by ...

Full race card featured on opening night at The Ridge

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By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald FULTONVILLE — Having had its first several races postponed by the coronavirus pandemic, Glen Ridge Motorsports Park finally kicked off the 2020 season Sunday. Due to state regulations, there were no fans in attendance for the season-opening event. Tony ...

Glen Ridge season opener set for Sunday

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FULTONVILLE — Glen Ridge Motorsports Park will host its 2020 season opener Sunday. The Red Chair DIRTcar Racing 602 crate modifieds, limited sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher DIRTcar Racing pro stocks, street stocks, mini stocks, Northeast Paving and Sealcoating all-star slingshots, and ...

CATCH OF THE DAY

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Andy Miller, an 84-year-old fisherman from Mechanicville, landed a 45-inch, 27-pound northern pike on June 4 on Great Sacandaga Lake. Miller, who has been fishing the lake for 40 years, was trolling north of Sand Island using a leaded line when he caught the pike. The fish had the last laugh, ...

Herkimer places first in Daktronics Cup

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HERKIMER — Herkimer County Community College has placed first among two-year college non-scholarship athletic programs for the 2019-20 Daktronics Cup, awarded by the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA). Formerly the NATYCAA Cup award, this program ...

Fonda Speedway set to open this weekend

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By Ron Szczerba  Fonda Speedway FONDA — Usually “Opening Day” for the season at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway consists of a single racing program with all divisions in competition, but this year it will be known as the “Opening Weekend” of racing with two days of ...

TOP PICK

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Justin Foscue, a member of the 2018 Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team, was selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday. Foscue was taken 14th overall by the Texas Rangers. The pick was highest a former Mohawk has ever gone in the draft. The draft will conclude with ...