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Northville seeks successful season

Northville seeks successful season

NORTHVILLE — After going 8-2 during a shortened Fall II schedule in March and April, the Northville boys soccer team will be looking for continued success with the return to a more traditional fall season. The Falcons lost just three seniors from last season’s team — Griffin Leiby, Curtis Arnold and Chase Wood. Northville returns a talented group of players led by junior Jacob Frank, who has been among the Falcons’ top scorers in each…
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Low on numbers and experience, Gloversville facing rebuild

Low on numbers and experience, Gloversville facing rebuild

GLOVERSVILLE — After posting a perfect 15-0 record during the Fall II season in March and April, the Gloversville volleyball team is ready to get started once again. Six of the seven players from last season’s roster are going, leaving coach Duane Hicks looking to rebuild this season. “It’s going to be a process and we’ll be learning as we go,” he said. “I want to see us progress as the season goes on.” Madelyn…
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Furman brings old-school Amsterdam approach to Johnstown in his first season

Furman brings old-school Amsterdam approach to Johnstown in his first season

JOHNSTOWN — Old school is about to be new again for the Johnstown football team. In his first year as the Sir Bills’ head coach, Paul Furman — an Amsterdam graduate and former long-time assistant coach at his alma mater — is making some tweaks that will make his new team in purple look an awful lot like his old one used to. Furman, who served as an assistant at Johnstown during the team’s 2-3…
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Fonda-Fultonville golfers get off to strong start

Fonda-Fultonville golfers get off to strong start

By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald FORT JOHNSON — Having won the Western Athletic Conference Tournament last fall, the Fonda-Fultonville golf team headed into Thursday's season-opening match with Mayfield/Northville looking for continued success. The Braves got off to strong start, posting a 14-1 victory in the season and Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams at Rolling Hills Country Club. "We have a lot of returning players," Fonda-Fultonville coach Kyle Hanson said. "We're hoping to have…
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Northville girls’ soccer looking to finally defend its title

Northville girls’ soccer looking to finally defend its title

By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald NORTHVILLE — Having won the 2019 Section II Class D championship, the Northville girls soccer team is hoping to finally have the opportunity to defend its title this fall. The Lady Falcons went 8-1-1 overall and in Western Athletic Conference play during the Fall II season last spring. Northville lost Kerrigan Groff, Kaytelenn VanHeusen, Grace Forsey, Jaycee Frasier, Hannah Lent and Morgan Mackey to graduation. Groff and Forsey were named…
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Broadalbin-Perth football dealing with numbers crunch

Broadalbin-Perth football dealing with numbers crunch

By PAUL WAGER The Leader-Herald BROADALBIN — With just 22 players on his roster, Broadalbin-Perth football coach Jim Pelneau heads into the new season with plenty of uncertainty. For the first time since Pelneau joined the program as an assistant in 2005, the Patriots won't field a junior varsity team this fall. "This is by far the smallest numbers we've had since I've been here, said Pelneau, who has been B-P's head coach since 2011.…
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