Galway’s Kolpakas named WAC softball MVP

In his first season as coach, Chris LeFever inherited an experienced group at Fonda-Fultonville and it paid off with a Western Athletic Conference softball title.The Lady Braves, who went 13-5 overall and 7-1 in WAC play, had eight players named to the league all-star team.Emma Crahan was named of the WAC’s Section II all-stars, while Kamryn Walton, Madeline Mott and Kaylee Egelston were named first-team all-stars. The Lady Braves also had Marilyn Whitcavitch, Emma Powers and Amber Cole named to the second team, and Taylor Ferrucci was named honorable mention.Galway’s Amber Kolpakas was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.The Golden…
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Galway’s Kolpakas named WAC softball MVP

In his first season as coach, Chris LeFever inherited an experienced group at Fonda-Fultonville and it paid off with a Western Athletic Conference softball title.The Lady Braves, who went 13-5 overall and 7-1 in WAC play, had eight players named to the league all-star team.Emma Crahan was named of the WAC’s Section II all-stars, while Kamryn Walton, Madeline Mott and Kaylee Egelston were named first-team all-stars. The Lady Braves also had Marilyn Whitcavitch, Emma Powers and Amber Cole named to the second team, and Taylor Ferrucci was named honorable mention.Galway’s Amber Kolpakas was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.The Golden…
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Chamber sports banquet returns to in-person format this year

Chamber sports banquet returns to in-person format this year

JOHNSTOWN — For the first time since 2019, the annual Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Sports Award Banquet will be held in-person this year.The 35th annual edition of the event is scheduled to take place June 1 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn."I think it's great that it's being brought back as an in-person event this year. It brings back a sense of normalcy,” Gloversville athletic director Mike DeMagistris said. "It's a nice tradition. I think it's a great thing that the chamber does for the county's athletes. I'm looking forward to it."Former Gloversville High School standout Chris…
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Averill Park blanks Amsterdam in Section II Class A baseball quarterfinals

Averill Park blanks Amsterdam in Section II Class A baseball quarterfinals

AMSTERDAM — In four of seven innings, Averill Park was held hitless by Amsterdam in their Section II Class A baseball tournament quarterfinal game Friday at Rao Family Stadium at Shuttleworth Park.However, the fifth-seeded Warriors were able to put three hits on the board in the second and fifth innings, where they scored all four of their runs in a 4-0 victory over the fourth-seeded Rams.“We stung a couple, and they made the plays,” Averill Park coach George Brooks said. “We could have gotten frustrated, but we stayed focused and came up with some clutch hits when we needed them.”Amsterdam…
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Broadalbin-Perth grad Coddington making his mark with Sage track team

Broadalbin-Perth grad Coddington making his mark with Sage track team

ALBANY — In his first season as a member of the Russell Sage college men’s track and field team, Broadalbin-Perth graduate John Coddington has made his mark in the record books.Coddington holds the school record in three outdoor events and two indoor events.Even more remarkable than Coddington’s success, is that it comes after two years of not competing.After graduating from Broadalbin-Perth High School in 2019, Coddington attended Fulton-Montgomery Community College for two years before heading to Sage for his junior year.“I’m very pleased with how the year has gone, especially for my first year competing in college,” he said. “I didn’t…
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On Schools: Jones leaving Johnstown for Glens Falls

On Schools: Jones leaving Johnstown for Glens Falls

For the second time in as many years, the Greater Johnstown School District will be looking for a new athletic director.After just one year in the position, Shane Jones will leave the district to take over the athletic director position at another Foothills Council school — Glens Falls.Jones was appointed to the position at a Glens Falls school board meeting Monday.He will be taking over for longtime Glens Falls athletic director Arthur 'Chip' Corlew, who is retiring after 18 years in the position. Jones’ move to Glens Falls is effective as of July 1."It’s a great opportunity. I'm excited to take…
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