Mayfield girls’ volleyball set to begin new era

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By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald MAYFIELD — When Brynn Hlozansky walked off the volleyball court for the final time as a senior at Johnstown High School, Mayfield coach Eileen Rovito handed her her patch at the state tournament in Glens Falls as part of the tournament committee. Nine ...

Broadalbin-Perth football dealing with numbers crunch

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By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald BROADALBIN — With just 22 players on his roster, Broadalbin-Perth football coach Jim Pelneau heads into the new season with plenty of uncertainty. For the first time since Pelneau joined the program as an assistant in 2005, the Patriots won't field a ...

Johnson picks up modified win at Fonda

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FONDA — Ronnie Johnson’s return to weekly competition at Fonda Speedway is now complete. With a new car, fresh engine and a positive attitude, Johnson parked his modified in victory lane Saturday night at Fonda Speedway for the first time since August 2016, recording his 31st career ...

Bobby Stewart…Upstate New York’s gift to the boxing world

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By MIKE HAUSER For The Leader-Herald During the first half of the 20th century, Amsterdam New York was known throughout the Northeastern part of the country as a notable hot bed of great amateur and professional boxers. In the early 1970’s, a local boy by the name of Robert “Bobby” ...

Belmont Stakes-winner Essential Quality eyes G2 Jim Dandy win

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The top contenders in the 3-year-old division usually sojourn to Saratoga Race Course in August for the Travers. But top-caliber sophomores will be competing at the historic racetrack in July, with Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy attracting a talented six-horse ...