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Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball looks to lean on experience

Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball looks to lean on experience

Photo Caption: Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball coach Tucker Gifford talks with his team during practice Friday. PAUL WAGER/THE LEADER-HERALD BROADALBIN — After posting a perfect 9-0 record during last winter's abbreviated season, the Broadalbin-Perth boys' basketball team lost several key contributors. That group included Ryan Visco, Cam Polikowski, Matt Petty, Jackson Sassanella and Jadon Wert. "We lost a good group of seniors. It would have been nice to see what they could have done in sectionals,"…
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Bouchard fuels comeback victory for Gloversville girls’ basketball

Bouchard fuels comeback victory for Gloversville girls’ basketball

Photo Caption: Gloversville’s Lucia Bouchard (15) is double-teamed by Mekeel Christian Academy’s Alanah Barnhill, left, and Promise Mitchell (34) as she drives the baseline during non-league action Monday night at Gloversville High School. The Lady Dragons’ Zoie Tesi (20) looks on.  By James A. Ellis The Gloversville Lady Dragons did something they haven’t done since 2018 — won a girls varsity basketball game. Powered by Lucia Bouchard’s 16-point fourth-quarter scoring surge, the Lady Dragons erased…
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Broadalbin-Perth girls’ basketball getting ready for season opener

Broadalbin-Perth girls’ basketball getting ready for season opener

Photo Caption: Broadalbin-Perth girls’ basketball coach David Bush talks with his team during practice Friday at Broadalbin-Perth High School. PAUL WAGER/THE LEADER-HERALD BROADALBIN ­— Though it lost just three players from last season's team, the Broadalbin-Perth girls' basketball team has some large holes to fill heading into the new season. Gone from last season's squad are Kiaira Tomlinson, Lauralie Grainer and Makenzie Smith. Smith, who graduated early after her junior year, finished her four-year career…
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Johnstown girls’ basketball team facing numbers crunch

Johnstown girls’ basketball team facing numbers crunch

JOHNSTOWN -- Like several area teams, the Johnstown girls' basketball team finds itself facing a numbers crunch as it heads into the new season.The Lady Bills have just nine players on their roster and no junior varsity team this season.With so few players, practicing game situations has been made more difficult and it has made staying healthy the most important objective."If we stay healthy, we should be OK," Johnstown coach Tim Derwin said. "It's going…
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Northville boys’ basketball hoping experience pays off

Northville boys’ basketball hoping experience pays off

NORTHVILLE -- With every player from last season's roster returning, the Northville boys' basketball team has plenty of experience heading into the new campaign."We've got our whole team back," Northville coach John Karbowski said. "All of our team is juniors and seniors, which might be the first time in my career that that has happened."Last season consisted of eight games between Feb. 27 and March 13 for the Falcons.Despite having an abbreviated season due to…
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Johnstown boys’ basketball getting ready for opener

Johnstown boys’ basketball getting ready for opener

JOHNSTOWN — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been nearly two years since the Johnstown boys' basketball team has played a full season.The Sir Bills were able to play a condensed, eight-game schedule over a span of 12 days last March, but that has been their only on-court action since February 2020."It's been two years since we've had a normal season, so it will be a bit of a learning curve, especially with our…
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