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Gloversville's Jared Malagisi (25) looks for running room against the Amsterdam Rams during Saturday's Class A contest at the Lynch Literacy Academy. (The Leader-Herald/james A. Ellis)

Second-half surge sends Rams past Huskies

AMSTERDAM — With both teams looking to shake off tough Week 3 losses, the Gloversville Huskies and Amsterdam Rams squared off Saturday afternoon at the Lynch Literacy Academy. With temperatures in the mid-80s the Rams rallied for 27 second half points to celebrate their Homecoming with a ...

Johnstown's Emma Fiore, right, pushes the ball past Gloversville's Jenna Carbone during Saturday's field hockey game at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Johnstown blanks Gloversville, 7-0

GLOVERSVILLE — After years of struggling on Gloversville’s grass field, the Johnstown field hockey team made itself at home on the Huskies’ new FieldTurf playing surface Saturday. The Lady Bills scored three times in the first half and four times in the second on their way to a 7-0 ...

Danny Varin (93) races with Jimmy Phelps during modified action Saturday at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Varin picks up Fonda victory

FONDA — Bobby Varin was in the right place at the right time Saturday night at Fonda Speedway. Tim Fuller had the lead in the Super DIRTCar Series event at Fonda Speedway until the final quarter-mile when the right-rear tire on his modified went flat. Varin raced past bringing his son, ...

Dolgeville wallops Waterville

DOLGEVILLE — The Dolgeville Blue Devils rolled past the Waterville Indians in a Section III Class D crossover game Saturday. The Blue Devils got touchdowns from five different players as they tallied up a 62-28 win over the Indians. Devin Gorinshek accounted for three touchdowns, Chase ...

Mayfield’s Relyea wins Galway Invitational

GALWAY — Mayfield’s Madison Relyea was the overall winner in the varsity girls race at Saturday’s Galway Cross Country Invitational. Relyea won the race with a time of 20:26. Scotia-Glenville’s Juliana Geniti (21:08) was second, Mekeel Christian’s Madison Lilenthal (21:22) was ...

Girls Soccer Roundup: Dolgeville edges Westmoreland

DOLGEVILLE— Emma Bilinski scored on two penalty kicks to lead Dolgeville to a 2-1 victory over Westmoreland in a Center State Conference girls soccer contest Saturday. Makenna Stiles scored the lone goal for Westmoreland. Bobbie Lee Hall made 22 saves for Dolgeville, which outshot the ...

FMCC competes at Wildcat Classic

MARCY — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s cross-country team placed 11th in the team standings at the SUNY Poly Wildcat Classic Invitational on Saturday. Clarkson won the men’s team title with a total of 27 points. Utica was second with 41 points and SUNY Poly was third with ...

Boys Soccer Roundup: FFCS edges Northville in OT

FONDA — Evan Wieczenski scored in overtime to lift Fonda-Fultonville to a 3-2 victory over Northville in a non-league boys soccer contest between Western Athletic Conference rivals. On Friday, Northville posted a 4-1 home victory over the Braves. Brett Kneeskern had a goal and an assist ...

Area players competing for Sage

PITTSFORD — The Sage Colleges’ women’s volleyball team travelled to St. John Fisher College on Saturday for the team’s 2017 Empire 8 opening day matches and faced the host St. John Fisher and Alfred University in league play. Against Alfred, Sage fell 3-1 (25-21, 24-26, 25-13, 25-22) in ...

Johnstown's Kerry Blackwood (4) blocks Schuylerville's Justin Carte (1) out of the way allowing Trey Stover to break a run for a gain during a Class B North game Friday at Knox Field in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

H.S. Football Roundup: Schuylerville rolls past Johnstown, 49-7

JOHNSTOWN — For the second week in a row, the Johnstown Sir Bills squared off against a state-ranked team as they hosted the Schuylerville Black Horses at Knox Field Friday night. The Horses, ranked sixth in the state in Class B, overpowered the Sir Bills on their way to a 49-7 ...

Fonda-Fultonville's Jayden Mundell (18) and Northville's Grace Forsey (11) chase down a loose ball during Friday's Western Athletic Conference contest at Fonda-Fultonville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Girls Soccer Roundup: Lady Falcons get past Lady Braves, 5-1

FONDA — Brytney Moore finished with three goals to lead Northville to a 5-1 victory over Fonda-Fultonville in a Western Athletic Conference girls soccer contest Friday. Kerrigan Groff scored twice for the Lady Falcons, while Hannah Coupas added an assist. Alyssa Duval scored the lone goal ...

Bobby Varin, won the 358-modified main event, puts the Palmer Service Center through the paces during warm-ups for Friday's race program at Fonda Speedway. Racing continues today with the big block modifieds battling in the Super DIRTCar Series 100-lap main event. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Varin picks up 358-modified victory at Fonda Speedway

FONDA — Bobby Varin has been on a late-season hot streak. After picking up a pair of victories last weekend in the Palmer Service No. 76, Varin returned to Fonda Speedway Friday night and picked up the victory in the 35-lap King of Dirt 358 modified feature on the opening night of the ...

Boys Soccer Roundup: OESJ gets past Canajoharie, 5-1

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Jack Brundage scored twice to help Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a 5-1 victory over Canajoharie in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer contest Friday. Mason Snell and Trent Barker each had a goal and an assist for the Wolves, while Tyler Leon also scored. Zack ...

H.S. Volleyball Roundup: Lady Bills defeat Queensbury, 3-1

JOHNSTOWN — Macenzie Ward finished with 34 assists, eight digs, six kills, three service points and two blocks to lead Johnstown to a 3-1 victory over Queensbury in a Foothills Council volleyball match at Warren Street Elementary School. The Lady Bills won by scores of 25-21, 25-23, 14-25 ...

H.S. Golf Roundup: B-P defeats Amsterdam, 153-167

VAIL MILLS — Dom Zippiere and Matt Danise each finished with rounds of 35 to lift Broadalbin-Perth to a 153-167 victory over Amsterdam in a Foothills Council golf match at Holland Meadows Golf Course on Friday. Stuart Bond carded a 38 for the Patriots (10-4 overall, 8-4 Foothills), while ...

The SUNY Cobleskill athletic program sponsored a “Be The Match” program to encourage students, faculty and staff to sign-up for the National Bone Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match Registry (NMDP/Be the Match) in hopes of finding a match and a potential donor for Amsterdam graduate Anthony Yevoli, a former men’s lacrosse player at Cobleskill. (photo submitted)

Cobleskill hosts Be The Match program for former lacrosse player Yevoli

COBLESKILL — When information reached the SUNY Cobleskill Athletic Department that former Fighting Tiger lacrosse player Anthony Yevoli, an Amsterdam graduate, the 2017 Upstate New York NY/Vermont Leukemia and Lymphoma Society “Boy of the Year” and the 2016 North Eastern Athletic ...

Gloversville quarterback Willliam “Buck” Galster (5) rolls out in an attempt to avoid the pursuit from Broadalbin-Perth’s Niko Mancini (80) during last Friday’s game at Robert E. Gould Stadium at Husky Field in Gloversville. The Patriots are slated to travel to Glens Falls today for their Week 4 contest, while the Huskies are set to travel to Amsterdam on Saturday. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Season hits halfway point for area teams

The high school football season hits the halfway mark this week as the area’s high school football teams prepare for Week 4 of the 2017 campaign. Four of the area’s seven teams will be at home this weekend, with Johnstown and Canajoharie-Fort Plain home on Friday, and Amsterdam and ...

Johnstown’s Hank Bobette (24) and Scotia-Glenville’s David Currie (23) battle for possession of the ball during Thursday’s Foothills Council South Division contest at Johnstown High School. Scotia-Glenville won 2-0. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Patriots rebound with 3-1 win over Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — The Broadalbin-Perth Patriots rebounded from their Foothills Council loss to Gloversville Monday with a 3-1 victory over Amsterdam Thursday night at Lynch Literacy Academy. The Patriots got first-half goals from Zachary Monks and Nicholas Myers, while Hunter Monks connected ...

Lady Bills, Huskies drop league matches

SCOTIA — The Johnstown field hockey team dropped a Foothills Council match 1-0 in overtime to Scotia-Glenville Thursday at Scotia-Glenville High School. Grace Purvis finished off a pass from Molly Malone with 4:51 left in the first 7v7 overtime session. For the match, Johnstown out shot ...

Desorbo leads Braves to win over Canajoharie

FORT JOHNSON — Adam Desorbo shot a 1-under 35 to lead Fonda-Fultonville to a 182-201 victory over Canajoharie Thursday at Rolling Hills Country Club. Mike Zumbolo shot a career-best 43 for the Braves. Derek Countryman shot a sectional qualifying 43 to lead Canajoharie, while Aidan O’Neil ...