Fifty years later, Turcotte still has clear view of Secretariat’s incredible Belmont win

Fifty years later, Turcotte still has clear view of Secretariat’s incredible Belmont win

When you look back, it’s a matter of perspective.Ron Turcotte took a peek behind him as he rode Secretariat down the Belmont Park stretch in 1973, an iconic moment in sports history.What the jockey saw was the better part of a gap between his horse and Twice a Prince that would continue to expand to 31 lengths by the time Secretariat hit the wire moments later to win the Belmont Stakes and complete the first Triple Crown since Citation did it in 1948.By any standard in thoroughbred racing, it was a massive span of ground.As time goes, 50 years may…
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Amsterdam Mohawks get second straight mercy-rule PGCBL win

Amsterdam Mohawks get second straight mercy-rule PGCBL win

AMSTERDAM — For the second straight game, the Amsterdam Mohawks didn’t need to play nine innings to get a win.The Mohawks broke open a scoreless game by plating seven runs in the fourth inning, three in the fifth and two in the sixth to cruise to a 12-1 PGCBL mercy-rule victory over the Utica Blue Sox on Wednesday at Shuttleworth Park.On Tuesday, the Mohawks scored 12 runs between the fourth and sixth innings in a 14-2 mercy-rule rout of the Watertown Rapids.The East Division-leading Mohawks (6-0) sent 12 batters to the plate in Wednesday’s fourth inning. Jalen DeBose got things…
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Ramblin’ Outdoors: NYS high school clay target league state tournaments this weekend

Ramblin’ Outdoors: NYS high school clay target league state tournaments this weekend

Almost two dozen Capital Region schools are set to participate in the New York State High School Clay Target League, which is part of the non-profit USA Clay Target League. The league totes itself on the premises of "Safety, Fun, and Marksmanship," specifically in that order. As a matter of fact, it is the only 100% school-approved clay target shooting sport program in America, offering high school and college programs in 35 states. Overall, 47,000 students took part in high school shooting sports throughout the shooting league during the 2022-23 school year. The New York portion of the league saw 2,546 athletes…
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Racing Around: DIRTcar 358 Series makes successful debut at Glen Ridge

Racing Around: DIRTcar 358 Series makes successful debut at Glen Ridge

RACING AROUND - With 47 small-block modifieds in the pits and the grandstands full of fans, the first trip to Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Sunday by the DIRTcar 358 Series would have to be deemed successful. Billy Dunn put the knowledge he gained on opening night at The Ridge to good use as he slipped past Mat Williamson on lap 39 of the 50 lap feature and held off Mike Mahaney over the closing laps to claim the $4,000 winner’s check. “It was a heck of a track and I am glad to see all the fans here,” Dunn said…
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Amsterdam Mohawks roll to 14-2 PGCBL win over Watertown

Amsterdam Mohawks roll to 14-2 PGCBL win over Watertown

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Mohawks erased a 2-2 tie by scoring 12 runs between the fourth and sixth innings in a 14-2 PGCBL mercy-rule rout of the Watertown Rapids on Tuesday at Shuttleworth Park.The victory improved the East Division-leading Mohawks to 5-0.Owen Parliament’s two-run homer for the Rapids tied the score at 2 in the top of the fourth. The Mohawks got those runs back in their half of the fourth when Cam Gurney scored on an error, and Gage Miller delivered an RBI single.The Mohawks broke the game open with a six-run fifth. Jalen DeBose’s two-run single highlighted the…
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