A total of 17 area winter sports teams were among those honored by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association as scholar-athlete team award winners.
To earn the honors, a team needed to achieve an academic average of 90 or greater in classes during the winter sports season.
This year marks the 22nd year the NYSPHSAA has honored teams with the award.
The Fonda-Fultonville boys and girls indoor track and field teams both earned winter New York State Public High School Athletic Association scholar-athlete team awards. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)
Johnstown, Fonda-Fultonville, Dolgeville and Gloversville led the way among area schools as each had three teams earn scholar-athlete team awards from the NYSPHSAA.
Johnstown had its girls skiing (96.329), girls basketball (94.343) and boys skiing (92.700) teams earn awards.
The Johnstown girls posted an 11-9 overall record on the court this season, losing to Tamarac in the Section II Class B quarterfinals.
NYSPHSAA Winter Scholar-Athlete Teams
Fonda-Fultonville boys indoor track96.723
Johnstown girls skiing96.329
Fonda-Fultonville girls indoor track94.894
Johnstown girls basketball94.343
Fonda-Fultonville girls basketball93.846
Dolgeville girls basketball93.572
Mayfield boys skiing93.391
Johnstown boys skiing92.700
Wells boys basketball92.100
Fort Plain boys basketball92.087
Amsterdam boys basketball92.077
Gloversville girls indoor track91.933
Mayfield girls basketball91.869
Gloversville boys indoor track91.123
Gloversville boys basketball91.063
The Fonda-Fultonville boys indoor track team posted the third-highest team grade point average among Section II indoor track teams with its 96.723 GPA. Only Colonie (97.404) and Shaker (97.181) finished ahead of the Braves.
The Fonda-Fultonville girls indoor track (94.894) and girls basketball (93.846) teams also earned scholar-athlete team awards.
The FFCS indoor track teams both finished second at the Section II Division IV Championships, while the girls basketball team posted a 9-11 overall record this season.
Gloversville had its boys and girls indoor track teams honored after they posted team GPA's of 91.123 and 91.933, respectively. The Gloversville boys basketball team also earned a scholar-athlete team award after posting a team GPA of 91.063.
Dolgeville also had three of its winter teams earn scholar-athlete team awards.
The Blue Devil wrestling team posted a 92.085 GPA, which ranked fourth among Section III wrestling teams. On the mat, Dolgeville claimed the Section III Class D title.
Also honored were Dolgeville's girls basketball (93.572) and volleyball (92.995) teams. The Dolgeville volleyball team also had success on the court, going 13-6 overall, reaching the Section III Class C-2 final and winning its 18th straight Center State Conference title.
Mayfield had its boys skiing (93.391) and girls basketball (91.869) teams honored. The boys ski team sent Tom McClellan and Mitch Akowicz to the state championship meet this season.
The Wells boys basketball (92.100), Fort Plain boys basketball (92.087) and Amsterdam boys basketball (92.077) teams also earned scholar-athlete team awards from the NYSPHSAA.