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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Sun & Rain’s Danielle DeSantis balances Johnstown natural products business with job as a nurse

Sun & Rain’s Danielle DeSantis balances Johnstown natural products business with job as a nurse

By Charles Erickson/For The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN – The ambiances of the two workplaces of Danielle DeSantis are diametric opposites. In the emergency room of Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, where DeSantis works as a registered nurse, there is frequently stress, worry and crisis as new patients walk or are rolled through the entrance doors. Behind the front counter of Sun & Rain, a Johnstown natural-products store which DeSantis owns, the atmosphere is relaxed. The shop has soft music and the aromas of peppermint and eucalyptus but not the hallway sound echoes and industrial-cleaner smells of a modern medical center. There…
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On Schools: Johnstown boys’ lacrosse rises to challenge of Foothills Council return (with 6 photos)

On Schools: Johnstown boys’ lacrosse rises to challenge of Foothills Council return (with 6 photos)

After winning the Section II Class D championship last spring, the Johnstown boys' lacrosse team knew it would be facing several challenges as it looked to defend its title. Among them were replacing six seniors who were key contributors to the title run as well as the unique challenge of changing leagues. In addition to replacing departing seniors Jack Haverly, Kenny Boger, Caden Mureness, Chase Benton, Damien Waight and Kyle Salamack, the Sir Bills also moved from the Wasaren League back to the Foothills Council this season. The Sir Bills went 12-0 last season, going unbeaten in Wasaren League play…
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High schools: Amsterdam, Broadalbin-Perth split softball doubleheader

High schools: Amsterdam, Broadalbin-Perth split softball doubleheader

Amsterdam and Broadalbin-Perth split a doubleheader Thursday that included a game played on each team’s home field. Each of the Foothills Council teams won on its home field — and by the same score. Broadalbin-Perth won 12-4 in the day’s first game. Broadalbin-Perth scored four runs in the fourth inning and five in the fifth. Sami Westfall had a two-RBI triple in the fourth inning and Haley Tomlinson had an RBI single in the frame. Megan Bazan and Mairead Marsden each had a single and a double. In the loss, Amsterdam’s Elianna Tirado and Shelby LaMont each had two hits,…
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Write-in candidates needed for Gloversville, Johnstown school board elections

Write-in candidates needed for Gloversville, Johnstown school board elections

JOHNSTOWN - No candidates submitted petitions to run for two open three-year-term school board seats for the Greater Johnstown School District for the May 17 school election. "We have gotten the word out to the community that there is a need for write-in candidates," GJSD School Board President Joseph LoDestro said Tuesday night, during what would have been a candidate forum night had anyone chosen to run for the board. This year's school board election is the first election affected by the contraction of the board from nine board members down to seven, a change that was approved by voters…
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Johnstown field hockey star Taryn Ringer shows off her lightsaber skills at Duke on Star Wars Day

Johnstown field hockey star Taryn Ringer shows off her lightsaber skills at Duke on Star Wars Day

JOHNSTOWN - The force is strong with Taryn Ringer, but those who have followed her field hockey career from Johnstown High to Duke University likely already knew that. On Wednesday, though, Ringer got to show off her skills on the Duke Field Hockey's Twitter account, her lightsaber skills, to mark Star Wars Day, May the Fourth. To mark the start of the day, the account Tweeted out a short video of Ringer twirling a lightsaber and enjoying herself as she went.  ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe "The force is strong with this…
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