‘My heart is broken’: As Russia invasion continues, Amsterdam’s Ukraine community prays for peace

‘My heart is broken’: As Russia invasion continues, Amsterdam’s Ukraine community prays for peace

AMSTERDAM — In the days since Russian forces invaded Ukraine, Nataliya Romanishin has done her best to stay in touch with family in her homeland, but communication has proven difficult as the conflict wears on. Romanishin, who came to the United States in 2004, has family spread throughout Ukraine, including its capital city of Kyiv, where military forces have so far managed to fend off the Russian advance. Citizens there remain under a strict round-the-clock curfew and many, including members of Romanishin’s family, have sought refuge in underground subway tunnels as fighting just outside the city continues.  “My heart is broken,” she said. "People…
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Canajoharie/Fort Plain wrestler Douglass wins state title with last-second takedown

Canajoharie/Fort Plain wrestler Douglass wins state title with last-second takedown

ALBANY — Time was on Reed Douglass’ side.The Canajoharie/Fort Plain senior wrestler had a reminder set on his phone for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 with a note: "State Champion."Douglass became Canajoharie/Fort Plain's first-ever NYSPHSAA state wrestling champion with his last second takedown for a 3-1 victory over La Salle’s Ray Hutton in the Division II 172-pound final at MVP Arena.“Every single night before I went to bed I said, 'I'm going to win a state championship,'” Douglass said. “I won the sectional championship and I put Ray's name in my head, and a whole bunch of other kids that…
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Fonda-Fultonville outlasts Broadalbin-Perth in Class B boys’ basketball clash

Fonda-Fultonville outlasts Broadalbin-Perth in Class B boys’ basketball clash

FONDA – When the brackets for the Section II Class B Tournament were announced last week, Fonda-Fultonville and Broadalbin-Perth knew they were in for a battle when they faced one another in the opening round.“Any time we play Broadalbin-Perth and every time I’ve ever coached against Tucker [Gifford], it’s always a battle,” Fonda-Fultonville coach Eric Wilson said. “It’s two physical teams that don’t quit and play hard standing toe-to-toe and batting. Sometimes we’re the ones left standing and sometimes they’re the ones left standing.”The fifth-seeded Braves emerged victorious in the latest meeting Tuesday, outlasting the 12th-seeded Patriots, 46-37, in a…
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Troopers: Arrests in Broadalbin, Hagaman home invasions; Amsterdam man, juvenile charged

Troopers: Arrests in Broadalbin, Hagaman home invasions; Amsterdam man, juvenile charged

FONDA - An Amsterdam man and a juvenile have been arrested in connection with 2021 home invasions in Broadalbin and Hagaman, state police said Tuesday. Michael M. Flores, 34, of Amsterdam, and the unnamed juvenile were both charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, state police said. The arrests came after a more than year-long investigation, state police said. The first incident, the home invasion, happened Jan. 9, 2021, troopers said. State police responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in the town of Broadalbin just after 3 a.m. that day. More from outside Johnstown and Gloversville –…
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High schools: Amsterdam advances in Class A girls’ basketball

High schools: Amsterdam advances in Class A girls’ basketball

Sydney Hoefs drove, the Mohonasen defense collapsed toward her, and the Amsterdam senior point guard dished it out to her open teammates.Those teammates responded by raining down a barrage of 3-pointers, leading Amsterdam to a 68-39 win Friday in the opening round of the Section II Class A girls’ basketball tournament.Hoefs finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and five steals for No. 5 seed Amsterdam. Junior guard Ashley DiCarlo hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points — 15 of which came in a third quarter that saw her make all six of her shots. Shelby Lamont…
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High schools: Canajoharie girls’ basketball falls to Hadley-Luzerne in Class C play-in round

High schools: Canajoharie girls’ basketball falls to Hadley-Luzerne in Class C play-in round

Madison Lent scored 21 points, and Jordanna Kenny scored 19 to lead Hadley-Luzerne past Canajoharie 59-32 in a Section II Class C girls' basketball play-in round game on Thursday.No. 17 seed Hadley-Luzerne will visit top-seeded Duanesburg in the next round on Saturday.Canajoharie, the No. 16 seed, got a team-high 10 points from Charlotte Nare and nine points apiece from Felise Fowler and Kaijah Fowler.Julia Reedy scored 13 of her game-high 21 points in the first half of No. 15 Galway’s 52-30 win over No. 18 Waterford-Halfmoon. Galway, which will visit No. 2 Greenwich in the next round, also got 10…
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