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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Broadalbin-Perth grad Coddington making his mark with Sage track team

Broadalbin-Perth grad Coddington making his mark with Sage track team

ALBANY — In his first season as a member of the Russell Sage college men’s track and field team, Broadalbin-Perth graduate John Coddington has made his mark in the record books.Coddington holds the school record in three outdoor events and two indoor events.Even more remarkable than Coddington’s success, is that it comes after two years of not competing.After graduating from Broadalbin-Perth High School in 2019, Coddington attended Fulton-Montgomery Community College for two years before heading to Sage for his junior year.“I’m very pleased with how the year has gone, especially for my first year competing in college,” he said. “I didn’t…
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High schools: Cohoes softball defeats Fonda-Fultonville in Section II tournament

High schools: Cohoes softball defeats Fonda-Fultonville in Section II tournament

Fifth-seeded Cohoes defeated fourth-seeded Fonda-Fultonville 10-5 in Section II Class B softball quarterfinal game Thursday.Shelby Dawe went 3 for 3 with two home runs and five RBIs. Lilly Brennan went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI and Kaylee LaForest went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.Fonda-Fultonville was led by Kaylee Egleston’s 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Madeline Mott went 2 for 3.SECTIONAL LACROSSE PAIRINGS SETShenendehowa, Niskayuna, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Stillwater/Mechanicville are the No. 1 seeds in the Section II boys’ lacrosse tournament announced Thursday.The Class B and C championships will be held May 31 at Shaker…
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This time, Schalmont baseball gets the big hit against Broadalbin-Perth

This time, Schalmont baseball gets the big hit against Broadalbin-Perth

ROTTERDAM — There was a big late-game hit just like the last time Schalmont and Broadalbin-Perth met in the Section II baseball playoffs, but Wednesday's clutch blow favored the Sabres rather than the other way around.Jason Natalie’s two-run single broke a sixth-inning tie, and Jerek Hobb sent the Patriots down in order in the seventh to complete a two-hit pitching gem as the Sabres rallied for a 4-1 Class B first-round win at Bruce Bouck Memorial Field.“That’s the biggest hit he’s had in his life, definitely,” Hobb said of Natalie. “In his last at-bat, he got mowed down. That was…
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