High schools: Amsterdam’s Duemler secures 300th win


Amsterdam girls’ basketball coach Eric Duemler picked up his 300th career win on Tuesday with a 73-31 Foothills Council victory over Scotia-Glenville.

Amsterdam led 27-13 after one quarter and 41-18 at halftime. Sydney Hoefs finished with 20 points, eight assists, six steals and six rebounds to lead Amsterdam. Sierra Goodson chipped in 19 points, including five 3-pointers.

Karaline McCarthy scored 10 points for Scotia-Glenville.

Nick Hastings had 24 points and nine rebounds in Fonda-Fultonville’s 51-31 Western Athletic Conference boys’ basketball win against Canajoharie. Also in the win, Allen Booth had 10 points, and Brady Whipple grabbed 11 rebounds. For Canajoharie, Jack Montayne’s nine points led the team. Fonda-Fultonville led 9-7 after one quarter, then outscored Canajoharie 28-12 in the middle quarters.In a Foothills Council matchup, Scotia-Glenville won 76-59 against previously unbeaten Amsterdam. The Tartans led 23-9 after one quarter, 37-25 at halftime and 57-43 heading into the fourth. Ben Kline scored a game-high 25 points in the win, Carson Vein added 15, Aaron Corker registered 14 and Griffin Fraterrigo produced 10. Amsterdam received 13 points from JaShean Vann, 11 from Ceasar Thompson and 10 from Victor Dueno.   

Schuylerville won 35-32 in overtime against Broadalbin-Perth. Carson Patrick scored 11 points in the win and Lukas Sherman added 10. For Broadalbin-Perth, Mariano DiCaterino scored 14 points. Broadalbin-Perth led 8-2 after the first quarter and 25-22 after the third quarter, and the teams were tied at 13 at halftime and at 30 after regulation.

In non-league action, Dolgeville won 59-51 against OESJ. Dolgeville led 32-24 at halftime. Paetyn Logan-Dillenbeck scored a game-high 19 points for OESJ, while Owen Feagles had 13 and Mason Snell scored 11. For Dolgeville, Kamryn Comstock had a team-high 16 points, Michael Blaskey contributed 13 and Cameron Dager added 12.


Broadalbin-Perth won 3-1 against Queensbury in a Foothills Council boys’ bowling matchup. Jake Pavone’s 231-673 led the Patriots, while JD Cetnar had a 234-563 and Jennah Graham contributed a 174-500. For Queensbury, Britney Persutti (200-579)

Parker Baker (227-553) and Max Nussbaum (193-553) led the team.

Johnstown beat Gloversville 4-0. Leading Johnstown were Matthew Ferrara (256-642) and Steven Hulbert (234-641), while Tyler Early (205-545) and Devin Butcher (182-508) led the way for Gloversville.

In Western Athletic Conference action, Fort Plain took a 4-0 win from its match against Berne-Knox-Westerlo. Anthony Paradiso’s 234-662 led the Hilltoppers, while Ian Zuppardi had a 257-598. For B-K-W, Ryan Feliciano’s 256-676 led all bowlers.

Canajoharie was a 4-0 winner against Middleburgh. Dereck Mereness’ 234-618 led Canajoharie, while Tanner Ackernecht (225-565) and Henry Yerdon (201-545) were also strong contributors.

Middleburgh topped Canajoharie 4-0 in Western Athletic Conference girls’ bowling action. Jaidyn Rose (221-593), Delilah Shultes (231-579) and Cam Shultes (213-568) led Middleburgh, while Canajoharie was led by Amura Dimazza (181-511), Mya Evans (183-498), and Avery Merchant (175-411).

Berne-Knox-Westerlo defeated OESJ 4-0 and tied Fort Plain 2-2. For B-K-W, Gabby Decker’s 210-511 led the way. OESJ’s Mallory Miles had a 160-447, while Fort Plain’s Emma Oldick produced a 173-483 and Shantel Kretser had a 166-455. 


The New York State Public High School Athletic Association on Tuesday announced its policies for spectators attending the state boys’ basketball championships in Glens Falls and the state individual wrestling tournament in Albany, which are in accordance with New York State Department of Health COVID-19 guidance for large-scale indoor events.

All attendees ages 5 and older at both events will be required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative test upon entry into the venue. The DOH guidance is “in effect for large-scale indoor events of 5,000 attendees or greater. According to a NYSPHSAA release, both events regularly see more than 5,000 attendees per day between spectators, coaches, athletes, volunteers, committee members and staff, and the association is expecting similar attendance this year.

In accordance with the guidance, all attendees — including coaches and athletes — for the wrestling championships on Feb. 25-26 at MVP Arena and the boys’ basketball championships on March 18-20 at Cool Insuring Arena, will be required to show at the turnstiles of each venue proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event. According to a release, the NYSPHSAA is working with both venues in an effort to offer on-site testing. Additional details will be made available when finalized.

State DOH guidelines define full vaccination as having received the second mRNA vaccine shot (or single Johnson & Johnson dose) at least 14 days prior to the start of each tournament. Proof must be provided in paper form, digitally, or by presenting the state’s Excelsior Pass. In accordance with DOH guidelines related to scholastic events, masks are required to be worn at all times when inside either venture.

Also, attendees 5 and older at the state competitive cheerleading championships on March 5 at Rochester Institute of Technology will be required to show proof of vaccination, in accordance with university policy for events with 400 or more attendees. That policy does not allow for proof of a negative test for admission.

Attendees 5 and older must also show proof of full vaccination to attend the state indoor track and field championships at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on March 5, in accordance with New York City Parks and Recreation guidelines.

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