Fonda-Fultonville baseball falls in Class B semifinals

Fonda-Fultonville baseball falls in Class B semifinals

GUILDERLAND — Time and time again, the baseball didn’t bounce in favor of Fonda-Fultonville in one of the biggest games of the season Monday afternoon. Ichabod Crane took advantage of Fonda-Fultonville’s struggling pitching staff, several errors and won the Section II Class B semifinal 8-2 at Dutchmen Park in Guilderland. “We just didn't have our best performance today, no doubt about it,” Fonda-Fultonville coach Rick Palumbo said. “Their pitcher had us off-balance, but I don't think our approach at the plate was as good as it should have been and we didn't get off to a good start on the…
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Wild win sends Canajoharie to Section II Class CC championship game

Wild win sends Canajoharie to Section II Class CC championship game

GLOVERSVILLE – After third-seeded Maple Hill staved off a sixth-inning rally by Canajoharie and tacked on a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, the second-seeded Cougars found themselves on the verge of elimination Monday from the Section II Class CC baseball tournament. However, the Cougars were not done. Canajoharie tied the game up with one out in the bottom of the seventh, before Tyler Montanye, who came on to pinch run for Kyler Peet, beat the throw back to the plate on a wild pitch to score the game-winner and put the Cougars in the Class CC…
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Carburetor change propels Danny Varin to Fonda Speedway checkered flag

Carburetor change propels Danny Varin to Fonda Speedway checkered flag

By JAMES A. ELLISFONDA — Early-season engine trouble in the Magsarus modified has plagued Danny Varin at Fonda Speedway this season.However, his 360 ESS sprint car season has been going really well as last Saturday, after a last-to-first run, Varin parked his 360 ESS sprint car in victory lane at Fonda Speedway for his third win of the season.Varin kept his momentum going this week by leading every lap of the 30-lap Sunoco Modified feature to collect his first modified feature win at the Track of Champions since August 2019.“We had to blow up every motor we had in the…
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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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Fonda-Fultonville cruises past Mechanicville in Section II Class B baseball quarterfinals

Fonda-Fultonville cruises past Mechanicville in Section II Class B baseball quarterfinals

MECHANICVILLE — There was still a long way to go, but veteran Fonda-Fultonville baseball coach Rick Palumbo liked his Braves’ chances a whole lot more after they put up two runs in the first inning of Friday’s Section II Class B quarterfinal game at Mechanicville.“I feel very, very confident with a two- or three-run lead with him on the mound,” Palumbo said of his staff ace, senior Derek Duval. “Even a one-run lead.”Duval gave one of those runs back in the bottom of the first inning but blanked Mechanicville over the next four, and Fonda-Fultonville got offensive contributions throughout its…
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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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