Johnstown boys’ basketball faces busy closing stretch

Johnstown boys’ basketball faces busy closing stretch

JOHNSTOWN — Having come within a point of picking up its first win of the season, the Johnstown boys’ basketball team saw some light at the end of the tunnel on Jan. 14 at Queensbury.Unfortunately for the Sir Bills, that light in the tunnel turned out to be COVID and it hit Johnstown with full force.The Sir Bills haven’t played since that night and have practiced with a full team just three times — all this week.“It’s definitely been tough,” Johnstown coach Phil Satterlee said. “We had our best two days of basketball right before we went into this pause.…
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DEC: Rangers, retired ranger, help rescue runaway girl in Stratford

DEC: Rangers, retired ranger, help rescue runaway girl in Stratford

STRATFORD - State forest rangers and a retired ranger helped rescue a runaway girl in the woods of Stratford late last week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said. The girl was ultimately found cold, but otherwise unhurt after the approximately 80-minute search, the DEC said. The incident began Friday afternoon, just after 3 p.m., officials said. Dispatchers received a call at about 3:21 p.m. from a mother reporting that her 13-year-old daughter was suspected of running away into the woods, officials said. --- Help us bring this news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe --- Three…
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Broadalbin-Perth girls hold off Johnstown, 46-43, to avenge earlier loss

Broadalbin-Perth girls hold off Johnstown, 46-43, to avenge earlier loss

BROADALBIN – In a matchup of teams looking to build momentum with sectionals on the horizon, the Broadalbin-Perth and Johnstown girls’ basketball teams squared off in a key Foothills Council contest Monday.The Patriots picked up a 46-43 victory over the Lady Bills, and in the process avenged a 43-32 loss at Johnstown on Dec. 16.“It was a great game and that’s what I expected,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Dave Bush said. “Johnstown is a great team, and they always play hard. This was a great win for us.”The Patriots used a balanced offensive attack on their way to the win, with seven…
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High schools: Frank, VanNostrand lead Northville boys’ basketball past Galway

High schools: Frank, VanNostrand lead Northville boys’ basketball past Galway

Northville notched a 62-45 win over Galway in Western Athletic Conference boys’ basketball play on Monday as Jacob Frank and Daniel VanNostrand combined for 50 points. Frank scored 27 for Northville, including a 10 of 10 performance at the free throw line, and VanNostrand scored 23. For Galway, Zack Kenyon scored 10 points and Myles Pleasants scored eight.In a non-league contest, Mayfield’s Britain Goodemote put up 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in a 39-31 win over Fort Ann. Hunter Jones chipped in 10 points for Mayfield, which led 17-8 after one quarter and held Fort Ann at bay throughout the…
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Noteworthy selection; for the first time in 6 years, a Johnstown High student is named to statewide honor band

Noteworthy selection; for the first time in 6 years, a Johnstown High student is named to statewide honor band

Although Nicole Simon has been playing the baritone saxophone since the fourth grade, she didn’t think much of music until her freshman year of high school. “It was just kind of another class to me until freshman year,” said Simon, a junior at Johnstown High School. During her freshman year, Simon was introduced to Johnstown High School Band Director Andy LaCoppola, whose instruction provided a different kind of rigor through individual lessons and greater attention to detail, Simon said.“He just has that push that makes you want to play. He’s always motivating. You can mess up the easiest thing, and he will support…
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Mayfield Central School District teacher placed on paid leave

Mayfield Central School District teacher placed on paid leave

 MAYFIELD -- The Mayfield Central School District confirmed Monday that a district employee referenced in a statement released Saturday by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has been placed on paid administrative leave.Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, "after numerous constituents" brought the alleged issue to her attention Friday night, issued a news release Saturday titled "Statement on New York's Wrongful Firing of Fulton County Pre-K Teacher Over Personal Facebook Post Regarding Hochul's Mask Mandate." However, Stefanik's social media post on the topic characterized the disciplinary situation with the preschool teacher as an "administrative leave," without reference to whether or not it was paid leave."This widely respected…
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