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Outdoorsman show set for Johnstown

  • JOHNSTOWN – The 11th annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show will take place at the Johnstown Moose Club, 109 South Comrie Ave./Route 30A, on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The show will be geared towards the tastes of hunters, fisherman and outdoors enthusiasts, with exhibits containing items for sale pertaining to: hunting and fishing gear/supplies, guns, archery, trapping, boating, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, guides and charter services, taxidermy, snowmobiling, collectable knives, antique hunting and fishing gear, wildlife art and books and Adirondack furniture.

In addition, many featured guests, authors and industry experts are scheduled to be on hand throughout the weekend giving seminars and discussing outdoor and hunting/fishing subjects with attendees. The first featured guest is deer hunting author Dr. Randall Gilbert. Gilbert, who is nationally recognized as a Deer Steward I, II and III, returns to the event to unveil his newest book titled “Whitetail PHD: The Pursuit of Hunting Deer,” a news release said.

The second featured guest is writer/photographer and fishing author Spider Rybaak. Rybaak returns with his newest book “Fishing Lake Oneida.”

The third featured guest is outdoor columnist Dick Nelson who will be on hand to answer questions about all things hunting and fishing, the release said.

In addition, Johnny Appleseed Antiques will have a special exhibit on antique fishing lures and gear dating back to the turn of the century. Attendees are encouraged to bring in their old gear and lures for a free appraisal, the release said.

In conjunction with this year’s show, the Take Me Fishing & Hunting Raffle will be taking place with the prizes consisting of guided fishing and hunting trips with professional guides throughout New York state. Door prizes of gear and equipment will be given away throughout the weekend.

Admission to the event will be $5 for adults and ladies will be admitted free on Valentine’s Day.

Children 16 and younger are free both days.

For more information on the event, go to or contact Mike Hauser at 725-5565 or [email protected].

Gloversville LL set to meet Thursday

GLOVERSVILLE – Gloversville Little League will host a regular board meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Gloversville Senior Center on Church Street in Gloversville.

The upcoming registration process will be discussed. Registration for the new season is scheduled to start Feb. 6.

Board members will be asked to signup for registration coverage dates and times.

Bowling tournament slated for Saturday

JOHNSTOWN – The third annual John F. West Memorial Scholarship Fund Bowling Tournament will take place at Perry Lanes on Saturday.

West was a former coach, athletic director and principal at Fonda-Fultonville Central School.

The first shift will bowl at noon and the second shift will bowl at 3 p.m.

The tournament will use an eight-pin, no-tap format and the entry fee will be $15 per person for five-person teams.

All proceeds from the event will go to the scholarship fund.

All entries must be pre-paid and due by Friday to Perry Lanes.

For more information, call Perry Lanes at 762-8618 or Bob Hicks at 866-3038.

Kilmartin nets 17 in Mustangs’ victory

MORRISVILLE – Fort Plain graduate Haley Kilmartin connected for 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter to help the Morrisville State College rally to defeat Wells College 72-69 in North Eastern Athletic Conference action Thursday night.

With the victory, the Mustangs move into second in the NEAC North Division standings with a 6-3 record, while going 10-6 overall.

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Kilmartin leads Morrisville to win

MORRISVILLE – Morrisville State College sophomore guard, Haley Kilmartin, a Fort Plain graduate, posted a collegiate-high 28 points to lead the hosts to a 71-52 non-conference victory over visiting SUNY Canton on Wednesday in Morrisville.

The win lifts the Mustangs to 5-4 as they head into the weekend, resuming North Eastern Athletic Conference action against SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Kilmartin shot 50 percent from the floor on 9-of-18 shots, adding four rebounds, four assists and three steals to her tallies on the day.

Hunt named ECAC Coach of the Year

HAMILTON – Colgate head coach Dan Hunt, a Canajoharie graduate, and a pair of Colgate players were part of the 2015 ECAC FCS All-Star Team.

Juniors Pat Afriye on defense and Jordi Dalmau on offense were both first-team selections, while Hunt was named the division’s Coach of the Year. The team was voted on by representatives from the division’s member institutions.

The Colgate trio helped the Raiders to an undefeated run to the Patriot League championship and a return to the NCAA playoffs. Colgate won twice in the postseason and advanced to the FCS quarterfinals – both for just the second time in program history.

Hunt also was named Patriot League Coach of the Year and one of 15 finalists for STATS FCS Coach of the Year. He guided the Raiders to a perfect 6-0 conference record for their eighth Patriot League championship.

Hunt in just two seasons as head coach already owns a 9-3 record against Patriot League competition.

Beyonce to perform at Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) – Beyonce is returning to the Super Bowl halftime show.

Pepsi confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that the 34-year-old singer will perform at the Feb. 7 show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Last month, Coldplay announced it would perform at the halftime show.

Beyonce headlined the 2013 Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans at the Superdome, where she was joined by her Destiny Child’s bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Beyonce and Coldplay recently collaborated on the band’s new album, “A Head Full of Dreams.”

Katy Perry, who performed at last year’s Super Bowl, had the most-watched halftime show in history with 118 million viewers. Other past halftime headliners include Bruno Mars, Prince, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and the Rolling Stones.

Reed begins title defense at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) – The first round of the new year on the PGA Tour was not an encore for Jordan Spieth – or defending champion Patrick Reed.

Spieth had said earlier in the week that an encore means the show is over, and it sure didn’t look that way at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. He opened with seven birdies and no bogeys for a 7-under 66 that left him one shot behind when Reed finished strong and made a 15-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a 65.

Reed hasn’t won since he rallied to win at Kapalua a year ago, though he hasn’t been far off. He ended last year with six top 10s in five countries, and he showed his comfort level on a Plantation Course in gorgeous sunshine and only a stiff breeze that picked up in the middle of the round.

Reed and Spieth both had eagle putts on three of the par 5s.

The difference was Reed converting on the final hole. They were in the last group and part of a five-way tie for the lead when Reed smashed a 3-wood from 309 yards that trickled onto the front of the green and let the grain take it 15 feet below the hole.

Brandt Snedeker, still battling a head cold, J.B. Holmes and Danny Lee were all at 67, while Fabian Gomez of Argentina was another shot behind.

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