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January 28, 2013 Remember the time when you walked into a high school gymnasium when there was a boys basketball game going on and the stands were packed? Or at the very least ,both sides of the bleachers, were... more »»

Schools of Thought: Merger questions remain in volleyball

January 21, 2013 As I was sitting in the Oppenheim-Ephratah gym watching the volleyball team rally for a stirring win over the Mohawk Mohicans last week, I started thinking about the program’s future. more »»

Schools of Thought: Lady Toppers steady in WAC

January 14, 2013 You never know how a team that has gone undefeated for nearly half the season is going to react to its first defeat. more »»

Schools of Thought: Teams back in routine

January 7, 2013 With the holidays behind me, I’m ready to get back into the regular routine. more »»

Schools of Thought: Weather hampers tourney schedule

December 31, 2012 I guess Mother Nature isn’t a fan of holiday basketball tournaments because she did everything she could to make sure none of them ended. Well, not everything she coul. more »»

Schools of Thought: Cuts endanger FFCS sports

December 24, 2012 There is a lot of confusion emanating from the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District these days. more »»

Schools of Thought: Johnstown football regrouping

December 17, 2012 Accountability was a word thrown around quite a bit at Thursday night’s Johnstown football meeting at the old Immaculate Conception Church Hall. more »»

Schools of Thought: Vote will determine teams’ future

December 10, 2012 For the second time in a year, voters in the Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District will go to the polls to determine whether the district will be merged with neighboring S. more »»

Schools of Thought: Hoop fans integral part of atmosphere

December 3, 2012 I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere Friday and Saturday night at Fonda-Fultonville High School for the Foothills-Colonial Challenge, and judging by some of the comments made, I wasn’t the... more »»

Schools of Thought: December brings new sports season

November 26, 2012 If Memorial Day and Labor Day are the unofficial beginning and end to summer, then I think Thanksgiving can serve as the unofficial start of winter. more »»

Schools of Thought: Tie leaves title game unresolved

November 19, 2012 That soccer games can end in a tie has always bothered me. It seems to me that when a game of any kind ends in a draw, it seems unresolved. more »»

Schools of Thought: Keep eyes on teams from Section II

November 12, 2012 Maybe I’m looking at things with new eyes this time around. more »»

Racing Around: Collar part of paper’s history

November 6, 2012 In my two decades of covering local sports for The Leader-Herald, I have worked with many reporters and editors. more »»

Schools of Thought: Fall season not yet finished

November 5, 2012 I’m having a hard time believing it’s already Nov. more »»

Schools of Thought: Class D stealing the show

October 29, 2012 At first, I didn’t know what happene. more »»

Schools of Thought: Don’t ask for mercy

October 22, 2012 I’ve been in this business for 10 years, most of them as a sportswriter. That’s a lot of high school sporting events. more »»

Schools of Thought: Class D football sectionals need change

October 15, 2012 Has anyone taken a look at the Section II Class D brackets yet? They haven’t officially been released because while the other four football classifications will begin their playoff runs this week,... more »»

Schools of Thought: Combining programs makes a lot of sense

October 8, 2012 Word came though Friday that the St. Johnsville and Oppenheim-Ephratah central school districts have reached an agreement to combine sports programs for the upcoming winter season. more »»

Schools of Thought: Ending JHS football season the right move

October 1, 2012 Let there be no confusion about this, the Johnstown High School football program is broken. more »»

Racing Around: 12s will be wild Sunday at Fonda

September 21, 2012 As it has been for many years, the No. 12 will be a prominent feature at Fonda Speedway, especially this weeken. more »»



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