The The Recorder http://www.recordernews.com// The Recorder en-us Copyright 2014 Port Jackson Media LLC support@recordernews.com (Dave Warner) Johnstown holds off AHS http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09292016_ladyrams ]]>@RecorderShinder Bolstered by the momentum of picking up their first win in four weeks Monday, the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team started brightly Wednesday night against Johnstown and picked up a pretty goal within 15 minutes, but the early spark wasn't to last. Two defensive lapses in less than 40 seconds late in the first half helped Johnstown strike back, as the Lady B ...]]> Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:18 AM Broadalbin-Perth sweeps Amsterdam http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09292016_roundup ]]> Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:14 AM F-F begins three-game road trip http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09292016_football @RecorderShinder Coming off Saturday's heartbreaking loss to Voorheesville, the Fonda-Fultonville Braves will try Friday night to once again get their first win of the 2016 football season as they start a three-week road trip to close out the regular season with a crossover game against former longtime division rival Chatham. The Braves (0-4, 0-3 Section II Class C Central ...]]> Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:02 AM F-F inducts five in Hall http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09282016_ffcsdhof ]]> Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Updated: 10:27 AM B-P blanks Queensbury http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09282016_bpsoccer ]]>@RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- Will Austin is far from the biggest player around, but when the Broadalbin-Perth defender goes up in the air, it often seems like there's a magnet bringing the ball directly toward his head. The Patriots left back has a penchant for winning headers, and that's why head coach Brian Henry sends him up into the box whenever B-P has a dangerous free kick, ...]]> Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Updated: 10:17 AM Tickets still available for Friday ceremony at Perthshire banquet facility http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09282016_gasdhof @RecorderShinder A distinguished collection of artists, innovators, educators, athletes and coaches will take their place in history Friday night as the Greater Amsterdam School District Hall of Fame welcomes its Class of 2016. Hall of Fame committee chairman Bob Noto, a former athletic director, teacher and coach in the district, said he was extremely proud of the group a ...]]> Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Updated: 9:59 AM Amsterdam impressive in 35-0 rout at Lansingburgh http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09272016_ruggedrecap ]]>@RecorderShinder What a difference six days can make. When the Amsterdam Rugged Rams were on the wrong end of a 40-0 Week 3 loss to the Queensbury Spartans that saw Amsterdam lose starting quarterback Trey Holloway for the next 4-to-6 weeks with a broken left fibula, there was plenty of soul-searching in the short week leading up to Friday's game at Lansingburgh. Clearly, everythin ...]]> Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Updated: 10:07 AM Lomanto, Durinick propel Amsterdam http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09272016_volleyball ]]>@RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Missing a key piece in their lineup, the Amsterdam Lady Rams weren't their sharpest for Monday evening's non-league volleyball match against Mayfield, but they pulled things together enough to end up holding off the young Lady Panthers. Despite star libero Cinderae Chrzanowski missing the match for precautionary reasons after hitting her head a ...]]> Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Updated: 10:06 AM Lady Rams blank Glens Falls http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09272016_roundup Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Updated: 9:50 AM Braves fall 35-31 after flag negates winning TD http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09262016_braves ]]>@RecorderShinder FONDA -- The Fonda-Fultonville Braves had defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. It's been as tough a start to a football season as any in program history for Fonda-Fultonville, but when Dan Parslow hit Rick Briggs for an 18-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds left in the fourth quarter of Saturday's homecoming game against Voorheesville at John G. Boshart Field ...]]> Monday, September 26, 2016 - Updated: 10:12 AM Area high school sports calendar http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/2016sportscalendar Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Updated: 9:18 PM Lazarou, Lady Rams victorious at Galway Invy http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09262016_roundup ]]> Monday, September 26, 2016 - Updated: 8:07 AM Phelps gets his 1st win at Fonda http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09262016_fondaspeedway Monday, September 26, 2016 - Updated: 8:06 AM Late TD overturned by penalty as Braves lose heartbreaker http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09252016_braves @RecorderShinder FONDA -- The Fonda-Fultonville Braves had their first win of the season. Until they didn't. The Braves were celebrating in the end zone with 11 seconds left in the fourth quarter after Dan Parslow flipped an 18-yard pass to Rick Briggs for what they and the jubilant crowd at John G. Boshart Field thought was a go-ahead touchdown against the Voorheesville B ...]]> Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 6:28 PM Mayfield sweeps Fort Plain http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09242016_roundup ]]> Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:08 AM Stanavich rushes for 265 yards and three TDs to lead AHS, 35-0 http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09242016_rams ]]>@RecorderShinder TROY -- Talk about the right game at the right time. The Amsterdam Rugged Rams headed into Friday's football game against Lansingburgh desperately needing to regain some momentum after Saturday's 40-point blowout loss to Queensbury that featured the loss of starting quarterback Trey Holloway for the next 4-to-6 weeks with a broken left fibula. Amsterdam rose to the ...]]> Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:08 AM Canajoharie suffers 1st loss of 2016 season http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09242016_football ]]> Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:08 AM F-F to play host to Voorheesville at homecoming http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09242016_braves ]]>@RecorderShinder FONDA -- For one half last Friday against Greenwich, the Fonda-Fultonville Braves got back to playing their brand of football, and it felt good. "We played very well, very few mistakes," Parslow said. "There were a couple big mistakes that cost us, but we were playing hard and everyone was playing together. Two quarters against Greenwich, we played good Br ...]]> Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:08 AM Making sure you take the right steps toward concealed carry http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09242016_outdoors Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Racing season at Glen Ridge, Fonda wraps up this weekend http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09242016_coughlin ]]> Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Huge racing card today makes a trip to Parx worth the drive http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09242016_atthepost Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Wilson, Olmack run for TDs in Jets win http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09242016_littlegiants Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Flint scores twice to lead McHeard Family to win http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09242016_aysc Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM It could be a busy night for Rams' Stanavich http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09232016_movingthechains @RecorderShinder Expect Dale Stanavich to be a very busy young man tonight. Stanavich already has a ton of responsibilities for the Amsterdam Rugged Rams -- the senior starts at tailback and safety, rarely coming off the field -- but with sophomore quarterback Trey Ausfeld stepping in for injured junior starter Trey Holloway starting with tonight's game at Lansingburgh, it's likely ...]]> Friday, September 23, 2016 - Updated: 10:07 AM AHS golf earns win over S-G http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09232016_golf ]]>@RecorderShinder Amsterdam High School golf coach Tim Jones will be the first to admit that the 2016 season has been an up-and-down, building year for his Rams. With no seniors and three middle-schoolers on his eight-player roster, he knew that would likely be the case going into the year. It's performances like the Rams had Thursday that have him bullish on the team's future. Even ...]]> Friday, September 23, 2016 - Updated: 10:04 AM Amsterdam tennis sweeps Hudson Falls http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09232016_roundup Friday, September 23, 2016 - Updated: 8:46 AM Chrzanowski propels Amsterdam past S-G http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09222016_volleyball ]]>@RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Everywhere the ball went in Wednesday's Foothills Council volleyball match against the Scotia-Glenville Lady Tartans, Amsterdam libero Cinderae Chrzanowski seemed to follow. The senior defensive specialist seemed to be everywhere on the back line for the Lady Rams Wednesday afternoon, digging out shots and restarting the Amsterdam offense, allo ...]]> Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Updated: 10:39 AM Amsterdam starting QB Holloway suffers broken fibula http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09222016_rams ]]>@RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Injuries can change the destiny of a season in a split-second, and right now the Amsterdam High School football team is dealing with the ramifications of a big one. When Amsterdam quarterback Trey Holloway had to be helped off the field following the Rugged Rams' second offensive play of Saturday's 40-0 loss to Queensbury, the potential was the ...]]> Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Updated: 10:37 AM Mayfield blanks Canajoharie http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09222016_roundup ]]> Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Updated: 9:58 AM Unbeaten Canajoharie expects a test http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09222016_football @RecorderShinder Through the first three weeks of the 2016 high school football season, it's been easy pickings for the Canajoharie Cougars. That figures to change drastically Friday night when the Whitehall Railroaders visit town. Canajoharie has looked exceptional to start the season, putting up 145 points in three games and rising to 14th in this week's New York State S ...]]> Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Updated: 9:58 AM AHS cross country teams sweep Gloversville http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09212016_roundup ]]> Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Updated: 10:09 AM Patriots improve to 9-0 with rare win over Scotia-Glenville http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09212016_bpsoccer ]]>@RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- For all the success Brian Henry's had in his 15-year tenure coaching the Broadalbin-Perth boys varsity soccer team, few teams have given his Patriots squads more trouble throughout the years than the Scotia-Glenville Tartans. In Henry's first 14 years at the helm, B-P had just four wins and three draws in 26 matches against Scotia-Glenville. But, as t ...]]> Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Updated: 10:08 AM Two early goals spark OESJ past Canajoharie http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09202016_soccer ]]>@RecorderShinder CANAJOHARIE -- It wasn't always a smooth performance, but the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Wolfpack boys soccer team made a pair of first-half goals stick to notch a win Monday over the Canajoharie Cougars. Braden Fredericks opened the scoring, and after Nick Shariff tied the game for Canajoharie, Nick Grant's header 12 minutes before halftime gave OESJ the le ...]]> Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Updated: 10:19 AM Loss can send Rams in 2 directions http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09202016_ruggedrecap @RecorderShinder For the Amsterdam Rugged Rams, Saturday's 40-0 loss to the Queensbury Spartans will be marked by two questions: "What if?" and "What's next?" It was the kind of reality-check loss that can send the Rams in one of two directions. Either they rebound and improve as they have following tough early losses in each of the last two years, or they let the season spiral awa ...]]> Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Updated: 10:18 AM SGF downs Lady Rams http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09202016_roundup Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Updated: 9:31 AM Tight finish in Russo golf tourney at Amsterdam Muni http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09202016_muni Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Updated: 9:31 AM Amsterdam derailed in 40-0 loss to Queensbury http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09192016_rams ]]>@RecorderShinder QUEENSBURY -- When it was over, Amsterdam High School football coach Doug Edick broke the Rugged Rams' postgame huddle and gestured at a small equipment shed next to the scoreboard at the Queensbury High School football field. "They took us out to that woodshed and they beat us," Edick said. Edick had a reason to be disappointed. The Rams, confident after one of th ...]]> Monday, September 19, 2016 - Updated: 10:23 AM Kocjan, Canajoharie roll past Helderberg Valley http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09192016_roundup Monday, September 19, 2016 - Updated: 10:22 AM Wilder wins two features at Fonda http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09192016_fonda ]]> Monday, September 19, 2016 - Updated: 9:46 AM Benton, Townsend strong in B-P loss http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09172016_roundup Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Updated: 8:00 AM Rams visit Queensbury for a crucial Week 3 clash http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09172016_rams ]]>@RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- It's only the third week of the 2016 high school football season, but it's never too early to start thinking about playoff position -- and for the Amsterdam Rugged Rams, their path to defending the Section II Class A championship could be determined largely based on the outcome of today's road trip to Queensbury. It's the Class A Northwest Divi ...]]> Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Updated: 7:59 AM Cougars aim to continue their red-hot start http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09172016_canjo ]]>@RecorderShinder It's been a phenomenal start to the season for the Canajoharie Cougars, who have outscored their first two opponents 98-22 en route to a pair of lopsided wins and a No. 15 ranking in the New York State Sportswriters Association's inaugural Class D state football poll of the season. On the heels of wins over Salem and Fort Edward, the Cougars (2-0, 2-0 Clas ...]]> Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Natale leads Giants to title in Little Giants flag football http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09172016_littlegiants ]]> Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM King scores 4 goals in AYSC's opening week http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09172016_aysc ]]> Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Angling for some channel catfish in Lake Champlain http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09172016_outdoors Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Notes on several big racing events http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09172016_autoracing Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Breeders' Cup preps head north of the border today http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09172016_atthepost Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM '86 Rams stay unbeaten; football, soccer highlights http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09172016_history Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM F-MCC volleyball comprised of mostly locals; earns top spot in poll http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09162016_fmvolleyball ]]>@RecorderShinder JOHNSTOWN -- You can consider Rachael Salvione a locavore. At least when it comes to volleyball, that is. Salvione is in her fourth season as head coach of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College women's volleyball team, and once again she has a team consisting entirely of Section II players -- all of them recruited within a 20-mile radius of F-MCC's Johnstown camp ...]]> Friday, September 16, 2016 - Updated: 10:24 AM Amsterdam ready for Queensbury's double wing offense http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09162016_chains ]]> Friday, September 16, 2016 - Updated: 10:22 AM SGF downs Broadalbin-Perth http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09162016_roundup ]]> Friday, September 16, 2016 - Updated: 9:46 AM B-P plays one final crossover game Friday before division play starts http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09152016_football ]]>@RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- The Broadalbin-Perth Patriots have plenty of mistakes to clean up before they start play in the Section II Class B North Division, and Friday night offers the final chance to do so without any playoff ramifications. After starting the football season with a shutout win over Ichabod Crane, the Patriots (1-1) stumbled last week with a 20-7 non-division ...]]> Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Updated: 10:11 AM Broadalbin-Perth sweeps Schuylerville to remain perfect http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09152016_volleyball ]]>@RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- By head coach Mike Calvello's standards, the Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots got off to a bit of a slow start in Wednesday's Foothills Council volleyball match against Schuylerville, letting the Black Horses stick around early in the first set. When the Lady Patriots really got going, it wasn't even close. Jordan Marshall slammed home 16 kills, and B-P ...]]> Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Updated: 10:07 AM ND-BG downs AHS http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09152016_roundup ]]> Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Updated: 9:59 AM F-MCC spikes its way to the top spot in Region III poll http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09152016_fmcc Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Updated: 9:27 AM Brown, Solby score for Sir Bills; Rams remain winless http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09142016_soccer ]]>@RecorderShinder No matter how frequently the scoring chances came Tuesday night for the Amsterdam High School boys soccer team, nothing the Rams did worked to turn those opportunities into goals. A few mis-hit shots and a couple of stellar saves by Johnstown goalkeeper Mike Brown meant the Rams were unable to answer early second-half goals by Charlie Brown and Christian Solby that ...]]> Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Updated: 10:10 AM Solid depth propels AHS girls http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09142016_girlsxc @RecorderShinder GALWAY -- There's strength in numbers, and the Amsterdam High School girls cross country team backed that up Tuesday afternoon in their first dual meet of the season. The Lady Rams' meet with Scotia-Glenville at Bob's Trees was very nearly too close to call, but three of Amsterdam's youngest runners staying in a tight pack proved to be the difference. Freshman Skyl ...]]> Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Updated: 10:09 AM B-P girls win, Pats boys fall http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09142016_roundup Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Updated: 10:01 AM Amsterdam boys squad falls to S-G http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09142016_boysxc @RecorderShinder GALWAY -- As much as the Amsterdam High School boys cross country team was running against the talented Scotia-Glenville Tartans boys cross country squad Tuesday afternoon at Bob's Trees, Amsterdam coach Kevin Wilary said the Rams were really running against themselves. A young, developing Rams team was going to struggle head-to-head against a deep, experi ...]]> Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Updated: 10:01 AM Amsterdam 14U falls to Lansingburgh http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09142016_14u Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Updated: 8:37 AM Amsterdam 11U downs SGF, 4-1 http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09142016_11u Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Updated: 8:37 AM Fraser scores both goals in Lady Patriots' 2-0 win http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09132016_soccer ]]>@RecorderShinder The chances were there for the Amsterdam Lady Rams all throughout Monday night's Foothills Council girls soccer match against Broadalbin-Perth at Lynch Literacy Academy. But no matter how hard the Lady Rams pressed, they couldn't find a way to get anything past the B-P defense and goalkeeper Emily Denman in a frustrating 2-0 loss. "We practice all week, we practice ...]]> Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Updated: 10:14 AM There's still plenty of room for the Rams to improve; Queensbury next http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09132016_ruggedrecap ]]>@RecorderShinder The Amsterdam Rugged Rams made their first mark in the win column Friday night against the Mohonasen Mighty Warriors, but there's no doubt there's still plenty of room for the Rams to make improvements. Coming off their season-opening loss to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Amsterdam rebounded with quick-strike offense and a defense that limited big plays in a 40-22 win ...]]> Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Updated: 10:13 AM Darkness halts AHS tennis match http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09132016_roundup Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Updated: 10:03 AM Errors in concussion protocol shows how great the challenge remains http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09132016_column Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Updated: 9:21 AM Pats roll to victory over Rams http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09122016_roundup ]]> Monday, September 12, 2016 - Updated: 10:13 AM Canajoharie crushes Fort Edward, 60-7 http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09122016_canjo ]]>@RecorderShinder FORT EDWARD -- As is tradition for many football programs, every time the Canajoharie Cougars put points on the board, the school's cheerleading squad does a set up jumping jacks equal to the new score. Saturday afternoon against Fort Edward, the Cougars certainly kept the cheerleaders active. Playing a Flying Forts team that was returning to the varsity level afte ...]]> Monday, September 12, 2016 - Updated: 10:12 AM F-MCC hosting basketball clinics http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09122016_fmcchoops Monday, September 12, 2016 - Updated: 8:53 AM Fast start propels Stillwater past F-F http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09102016_roundup ]]> Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Updated: 7:19 AM Rams at 1-1 after sloppy win over Mohonasen http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09102016_rams ]]>@RecorderShinder The Amsterdam Rugged Rams' effort Friday night was enough to succeed. For now. The Rams were called for 13 penalties and committed a pair of turnovers against the Mohonasen Mighty Warriors, but big nights from senior tailback Dale Stanavich and junior quarterback Trey Holloway nullified that as Amsterdam picked up its first win of the 2016 football season, topping ...]]> Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Updated: 7:18 AM Little Giants to open today http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09102016_littlegiants ]]>@RecorderShinder Times are changing in the world of youth football, and Chris Iorio knows that the Amsterdam Little Giants have to change with them. The Little Giants will host the opening ceremony for their 2016 fall tackle season today at 10 a.m. at Murray Field adjacent to William S. Barkley MicroSociety facing challenges and changes. Due to concerns about player turnout, the le ...]]> Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Updated: 7:18 AM Canajoharie improves to 2-0 with 60-7 rout of Fort Edward http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09112016_canjo @RecorderShinder FORT EDWARD -- The Canajoharie Cougars made their second win of the 2016 high school football season look almost absurdly easy, piling up huge offensive numbers early in a 60-7 rout of the Fort Edward Flying Forts. Playing a Fort Edward team that had just one player entering the season with varsity experience, the Cougars' starters racked up touchdown afte ...]]> Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Updated: 6:08 PM Canajoharie football squad ready for road trip to Fort Edward http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09102016_canjo @RecorderShinder After a brilliant start to the 2016 football season, the Canajoharie Cougars and first-year head coach Shannon Hyney are hoping to sustain their momentum as they hit the road for the first time. The Cougars' Week 1 game against Salem went exactly as Hyney hoped, with Canajoharie reeling off 38 straight points to start the contest before allowing starters t ...]]> Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Tips to prep for the upcoming squirrel hunting season http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09102016_outdoors Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Plenty of highlights at the Spa http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09102016_hoffman ]]> Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Unbeaten '86 Rams set to be honored http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09092016_86rams ]]>@RecorderShinder Thirty years on, Frank Derrico still remembers the letter. It was the summer before the 1986 football season, and Derrico, then the head coach at Amsterdam High School, got a letter from his players authored by fullback Russ Dickson detailing the Rugged Rams' goals for the upcoming season. That was the point he knew the team was in for something truly special. "I r ...]]> Friday, September 09, 2016 - Updated: 9:57 AM Tough loss for AHS volleyball http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09092016_volleyball ]]>@RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Amsterdam High School volleyball coach Chris Sherlock can see the pieces of a successful team coming together, and she's got no question of the Lady Rams' effort. Right now, it's just a matter of the Lady Rams figuring out what it means to be a winning club. For the second straight night, Amsterdam was competitive in a back-and-forth match, but ...]]> Friday, September 09, 2016 - Updated: 9:56 AM Amsterdam boys soccer falls to HF, 3-0 http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09092016_roundup ]]> Friday, September 09, 2016 - Updated: 8:13 AM B-P hopes momentum carries into Week Two http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09082016_bp ]]>@RecorderShinder The start of the 2016 football season went about as well as Broadalbin-Perth Patriots head coach Jim Pelneau could have hoped for. Behind a dominant defensive effort, the Patriots powered to a 33-0 victory over the Ichabod Crane Riders in Week 1. For a program that saw its 2015 season torpedoed early thanks to a combination of injuries and a brutal September schedu ...]]> Thursday, September 08, 2016 - Updated: 10:26 AM AHS anxious to bounce back after Week One loss; plays host to Mohonasen http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09082016_rams ]]>@RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- In Week 1, the Amsterdam Rugged Rams wilted in the second half and it cost them a victory against the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans. It's a mistake the defending Section II Class A football champions don't plan on making again, starting Friday at 7 p.m. when they welcome the Mohonasen Mighty Warriors to Lynch Literacy Academy. "We want to ...]]> Thursday, September 08, 2016 - Updated: 10:25 AM Fonda-Fultonville faces tough task vs. Stillwater http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09082016_fonda @RecorderShinder The Fonda-Fultonville Braves stumbled coming out of the gate, and if they want a clear path toward making the Section II Class C football playoffs, they don't have much time to regain their stride. The Braves couldn't match Mechanicville's high-powered running game last week in a 57-28 loss that not only ruined Fonda-Fultonville's debut under the lights at ...]]> Thursday, September 08, 2016 - Updated: 9:51 AM Johnstown volleyball squad downs Amsterdam in 4 sets http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09082016_roundup ]]> Thursday, September 08, 2016 - Updated: 9:40 AM Fall baseball numbers skyrocket in Amsterdam http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09072016_fallbaseball ]]> Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - Updated: 10:42 AM Lady Black Horses erupt for five first-half goals in 7-0 win over Amsterdam http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09072016_ladyrams @RecorderShinder Wary of the Schuylerville Black Horses' explosive attack, Amsterdam High School girls soccer coach Jessica Byerwalters made the conscious decision heading into Tuesday's Foothills Council match at Lynch Literacy Academy to have the Lady Rams start the game in a far more defensive posture than usual. It was a decision Byerwalters quickly came to regret. The Lady Ram ...]]> Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - Updated: 10:42 AM Gloversville blanks AHS http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09072016_roundup Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - Updated: 10:36 AM A look back at Amsterdam's attempt to be top dog in Class A http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09062016_ruggedrecap @RecorderShinder At halftime of Friday's game between the Amsterdam Rugged Rams and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans, I marveled at what appeared to be a major disparity between the two teams. I'd expected a nip-and-tuck game, and while Amsterdam only led by 13 points, the way the Rams were playing made it feel like a lot more. Something happened during the 20-minute break betwee ...]]> Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - Updated: 10:28 AM Flint softball tournament to continue http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09062016_flint @RecorderShinder Heading into the 2016 Robert J. Flint Memorial Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament, tournament organizer Matt Flint was nearly certain that the event's 21st edition would be its last. Waning numbers in the Amsterdam Recreation Softball League had him worried about drawing a big enough field for the Labor Day weekend tournament to warrant keeping the event going. Much to ...]]> Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - Updated: 10:26 AM Champions crowned at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09052016_glenridge ]]> Monday, September 05, 2016 - Updated: 9:59 AM Mayfield's Relyea wins at F-F invy http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09052016_roundup ]]> Monday, September 05, 2016 - Updated: 9:58 AM F-MCC volleyball opens with runner-up finish at Jefferson tourney; men's soccer loses pair http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09052016_fmcc ]]> Monday, September 05, 2016 - Updated: 7:55 AM Mechanicville's Brown clinches training title at Saratoga http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09052016_brown ]]> Monday, September 05, 2016 - Updated: 7:45 AM B-P rolls past IC http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09032016_roundup Sunday, September 04, 2016 - Updated: 5:40 AM F-F loses opener on new turf field http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09032016_braves ]]> Sunday, September 04, 2016 - Updated: 5:39 AM Strong second half propels BH-BL past AHS 29-20 http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09032016_rams ]]>@RecorderShinder The first half of Friday's season opener against the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans was exactly what the Amsterdam High School football team wanted to see. The second half, infinitely less so. The Rugged Rams controlled the first half and entered the third quarter nursing a 13-point lead, but BH-BL's physicality proved too much for Amsterdam to match in the sec ...]]> Saturday, September 03, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM Steps to get ready for deer bowhunting season http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09032016_outdoors ]]> Saturday, September 03, 2016 - Updated: 4:16 AM Track champions will be crowned tonight at Glen Ridge http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09032016_coughlin Saturday, September 03, 2016 - Updated: 4:16 AM Looking back at Travers Day, looking forward to closing weekend at the Spa http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09032016_hoffman ]]> Saturday, September 03, 2016 - Updated: 4:17 AM Lights on for Braves at school's new field http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09022016_football @RecorderShinder The Section II high school football season kicks off tonight with a wild night throughout the area, including a first at Fonda-Fultonville High School as the lights go on at the brand-new John G. Boshart Field for the Braves' 7 p.m. opener against the Mechanicville Red Raiders. "We're real excited about that," Braves coach Tom Carpenter said. "It's a beautiful, mul ...]]> Friday, September 02, 2016 - Updated: 9:45 AM AHS soccer drops home opener http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09022016_soccer ]]>@RecorderShinder A sloppy first nine minutes proved too much for the Amsterdam High School boys soccer team to overcome in its home opener Thursday night against the Scotia-Glenville Tartans. Coming off a double-overtime loss to Glens Falls on Tuesday, the Rams came out flat in their first game of the year on the Lynch Literacy Academy turf and the Tartans made them pay with goals ...]]> Friday, September 02, 2016 - Updated: 9:44 AM Rams host BH-BL in a rematch of playoff rout http://www.recordernews.com//RSSIOS/LocalSports/09022016_rams ]]>@RecorderShinder For nine straight years, the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans were an annual presence in the Section II Class A football championship game, winning the title on six of those occasions. That streak ended in 2015, courtesy of a 37-7 rout at the hands of a resurgent Amsterdam Rugged Rams squad that overwhelmed BH-BL on its home field on the way to a sectional title. ...]]> Friday, September 02, 2016 - Updated: 9:44 AM