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Sports Columns

UPSTATE N.Y. SPORTS LORE: Fulton County’s Home Run Derby Connection

The 91st Major League All-Star game was scheduled to take place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 14. The annual exhibition game was established in 1933 and features the most popular players in the American League going up against their counterparts in the National League. ...

RACING AROUND: Racetracks to remain without fans

Getting fans back in the stands at local racetracks will take a little bit longer now. On Tuesday, Executive Order 202.32 that allowed racetracks to operate without fans in attendance was extended through Aug. 20. It is unfortunate because fans are missing out on some close ...

Racing Around: Fonda sets revamped schedule

Earlier this month it looked like Fonda Speedway was on the right track to get some normalcy with Drive-In parking on the infield and socially distanced availability for fans for the Firecracker 50 race program. Then the state updated its COVID-19 mandates to specifically say you can race, but ...

RACING AROUND: Area tracks have busy weekend

The Fourth of July Weekend was packed with racing action, some with and some without spectators. With the rainout of last Wednesday’s Firecracker 50, Fonda Speedway hosted a two-day racing spectacular with limited entry into the grandstand. Stewart Friesen made the most of racing near ...

RACING AROUND: Miller is making his mark

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 ...

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

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, ...