Pitch count violation results in Johnstown baseball earning retroactive forfeit win over Canajoharie

Pitch count violation results in Johnstown baseball earning retroactive forfeit win over Canajoharie

SPORTS - The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s baseball pitch count rules have caused a Canajoharie victory over Johnstown from last month to be overturned into a forfeit victory for Johnstown. According to an email sent Wednesday by Johnstown coach Jon Jennings, Canajoharie used an ineligible pitcher in its April 30 game against the Sir Bills, turning what had been a 14-3 Canajoharie win into a 7-0 Johnstown victory. According to box scores submitted by Canajoharie via the GameChanger website, the ineligible pitcher was LaAnthony Fairley. According to those statistics, Fairley threw 43 pitches on April 29…
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OESJ boys’ basketball falls to Avoca/Prattsburgh in Class D state semifinal

OESJ boys’ basketball falls to Avoca/Prattsburgh in Class D state semifinal

GLENS FALLS — OESJ boys’ basketball coach Jarrod Walrath sent his team into Friday’s NYSPHSAA Class D semifinal against high-flying Avoca/Prattsburgh with a defined game plan: Keep the tempo slow, control the backboards and feed the ball constantly to big men Owen Feagles and Colton Christensen.It worked like a charm — for 21 1/2 minutes.The Wolfpack kept an Avoca/Prattsburgh team that entered Friday averaging 85.8 points per game in a grind-it-out slog deep into the third quarter, but when OESJ’s turnovers started to pile up, the undefeated Section V champion Vikings hit the gas pedal and pulled away for a…
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Late bucket dooms Siena women’s basketball in MAAC quarterfinal loss to Niagara

Late bucket dooms Siena women’s basketball in MAAC quarterfinal loss to Niagara

The Siena women’s basketball team showed the same kind of fight Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the MAAC tournament as they did in bouncing back from their season-opening 10-game losing streak, but a moment of magic from Niagara’s Ally Haar spoiled the Saints’ bid for a trip to the semifinals.Despite losing both starting point guard Deanna Winston and backup Imani Harris to injury, fifth-seeded Siena rallied to take the lead in the fourth quarter Thursday afternoon at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, only for Haar’s floater from the foul line with 7.7 seconds left to…
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Huge run, Burchhardt’s hot shooting lead Schalmont girls’ basketball to Section II Class B title

Huge run, Burchhardt’s hot shooting lead Schalmont girls’ basketball to Section II Class B title

TROY — As she warmed up for the Section II Class B girls’ basketball championship game Saturday afternoon at Hudson Valley Community College, Schalmont senior Haley Burchhardt felt pretty good. She had no idea just how good. Late in the first quarter after what had been a back-and-forth start to the game against Fonda-Fultonville, Burchhardt found herself wide open in the corner and drained a 3-pointer to put Schalmont in front. Then, on the Sabres’ next trip down the court, she hit another one. Then, three more in the second quarter. “I had no idea I was going to come…
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Hot-shooting Gloversville beats Amsterdam in Class A boys’ basketball semifinal

Hot-shooting Gloversville beats Amsterdam in Class A boys’ basketball semifinal

GLENS FALLS — Two shots told the story. Early in the first quarter of Gloversville’s 60-50 Section II Class A boys’ basketball semifinal victory over Amsterdam on Thursday at Cool Insuring Arena, Gloversville junior guard James Collar chucked up a 3-pointer that hit the front of the rim, only to get the friendliest of shooter’s rolls and drop through the hoop. Two quarters later, on Gloversville’s first possession of the third quarter, center Gio Glionna spotted up from beyond the arc and launched a 3 that seemed too strong, only for it to bank home. The shots were falling, and…
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Northville bounces back from slow start, outlasts North Warren in Class D boys’ basketball semifinals

Northville bounces back from slow start, outlasts North Warren in Class D boys’ basketball semifinals

GLENS FALLS — Semifinal stumbling blocks in the Section II Class D boys’ basketball tournament had been an all-too-familiar occurrence for Northville in the 14 years since its last area championship. “You had to remind me,” Northville coach John Karbowski said. A sloppy first half Thursday against North Warren could have stirred up those echoes again, but this time, the Falcons were able to avoid the pitfalls from prior years. Held to seven points through the first 15-plus minutes of the first half, the Falcons got into double digits just before the halftime buzzer, then forged in front by attacking…
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