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Breeders' Cup: Lame Magician pulled from Turf

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Magician won’t be able to defend his victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf after coming up lame during a routine jog at Santa Anita on Wednesday morning.

Hunting/Fishing: Crossbow hunters ready for season to open Saturday

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Crossbow South, Finally! Saturday, crossbow hunters will be able to enter New York’s Southern Zone, sharing the woods in the regular bowhunting season.

Sectional Soccer: Hamilton lifts Sabres past Pats

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
If Schalmont junior Chris Hamilton devoted his entire year to soccer, there’s no telling how successful he’d be. As it is, the baseball standout is 54 goals good and counting, his three scores leading his team past Broadalbin-Perth, 4-0, Wednesday in a Section II Class B boys’ semifinal at Queensbury High School.

Volleyball: Resilient Knights going back to semis

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Julie Nichols and her Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons teammates have short memories. In the sport of volleyball, that’s a good thing.
“When we mess up, we forget about what we did and start over,” Nichols said after the Golden Knights beat Gloversville Tuesday in a Section II Class B quarterfinal match. “When we don’t get a point, we reset,”

Golf: Local pros plan benefit for Shpur

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
For nearly a quarter of a century as a club professional, Mike Shpur helped golfers improve their game.
Now, the golf community is trying to pay him back.

Devils' Hrabarenka starting to fulfill potential

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Two years ago, defenseman Raman Hrabarenka played his way from a preseason invitation to a professional contract.
He signed an AHL contract with Albany, and coach Rick Kowalsky saw in the 6-foot-3 Belarusan a lot of raw potential because of his size, shooting ability and how well he could skate.
However …

Schenectady historian Keetz entering state baseball Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
One of the foremost auth­orities on baseball history in Schenectady, Frank Keetz treated the story of the game and its players like an extension of his own family tree.

Soccer: Munro sparks Niskayuna win

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Hannah Munro used her head and her feet to help Niskayuna dominate Guilderland, 5-0, in a Section II Class AA girls’ soccer quarterfinal Tuesday.

Field hockey: Plainsmen, Streaks advance to final

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Emily Fraser played a role in all three goals with two scores and an assist to lift host Shenendehowa to a 3-0 victory over Bethlehem in the Section II Class A field hockey semifinals Tuesday.

Hockey: Former teammates now on opposite sides

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
As teammates with the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots, forward Kevin Shier and defenseman Mike Prapavessis led the squad to two championships and a berth in the Royal Bank Cup, the Canadian Junior “A” national tournament.
This weekend, Shier and Prapavessis will put aside the friendship and the memories they made with the Patriots.

Sloan's goal gives Spartans shot at crown

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The only way to finish off the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls’ soccer team might be with a stake through the heart.

Ex-Devil Mills banned 20 games

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The American Hockey League announced Tuesday it has suspended Binghamton Senators forward Brad Mills 20 games for violating the terms of the performance-enhancing substances program.

Volleyball: Braves end Blackbirds' streak

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Miranda Nethaway had 12 kills and five blocks, and Fonda-Fultonville eliminated Voorheesville from the Section II Class C tournament it had won the last four years with a four-set victory Tuesday.
Royals keep hopes alive

Royals keep hopes alive

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants, 10-0, Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

Nisky wins Class AA quarterfinal

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Kevin Chrisey flicked the ball over his defender, beat both the defender and Bethlehem keeper Liam Doyle on the turn, and headed the ball into an open net with 12 minutes left to carry Niskayuna past the Eagles, 1-0, in a Class AA quarterfinal Monday.

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