Local teams, athletes rose to the top of their fields in 2018

The Fort Plain baseball team poses for a photo after winning the Section II Class D championship game over Whitehall on May 26 at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy. The Hilltoppers won 10-6 in eight innings. The Hilltoppers advanced through Regional play before falling to Deposit/Hancock in the NYSPHSAA Class D championship game. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

It was another banner year with local sports teams and athletes rising to the top of the leagues and divisions.

The Fort Plain Hilltoppers made a bid for their third New York State Public High School Athletic Association baseball championship, while the Broadalbin-Perth and Mayfield volleyball teams advanced to the state Final Four tournament in Glens Falls.

Fonda-Fultonville’s Brittany Castelluccio brought home the state long jump championship from the Cicerio-North Syracuse, while several athletes earned podium finishes at the high level of competition.

Five area basketball players also hit the 1,000-point milestone in 2018, while four coaches were honored for guiding their teams to 600, 400, 300 and 200 career victories.

Beginning on Page 2B, a season of multiple highlights is broke down with the Top 10 stories

By Paul Wager

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