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Amsterdam soccer team ready for move to Foothills
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam soccer team ready for move to Foothills

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
When Amsterdam boys’ soccer coach Adam Fetterly asked for a show of hands from his seniors during Monday morning’s first day of practice, he was hoping to be surprised.
No such luck.
 
ROTTERDAM

Football: Sabres motivated by heartbreaking loss in final

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
Joe Whipple didn’t have to encourage his football players very much in the months leading up to Monday’s first preseason practice. When Schalmont’s head coach did, he pointed to the past.
 

Bowling: Kuhlkin has special Hong Kong souvenir

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
For 15 days halfway around the world, Liz Kuhlkin was treated like a celebrity. Except for some culture shock, she felt like one, too.
The former Schalmont High School bowling standout and current Nebraska collegiate star recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hong Kong, where she represented Junior Team USA at the World Youth Bowling Championships.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga notes: Plan B works well for McLaughlin

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
Plan B paid off for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin in Sunday’s $100,000 Alydar at Saratoga Race Course.
McLaughlin sent out Alpha, who swept the Grade II Jim Dandy and Grade I Travers here in 2012 then won the 2013 Grade I Woodward, as the favorite but watched 7-1 shot Farhaan close for the win.
 
STATEN ISLAND

Yankees' quick start too much for Valleycats

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
The Staten Island Yankees scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, and they prevented a three-game sweep by the Tri-City ValleyCats with a 6-3 New York-Penn League victory on Sunday.
 
Main Sequence wins Sword Dancer
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Main Sequence wins Sword Dancer

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Despite spotting the field a couple of lengths at the start, Main Sequence won his second North American Grade I race in as many tries Sunday.
 
Longtime Saratoga announcer Durkin at peace with decision to retire
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Longtime Saratoga announcer Durkin at peace with decision to retire

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
This past spring, Tom Durkin announced his retirement as announcer for the New York Racing Association, which operates the Saratoga, Aqueduct and Belmont race tracks.
 
Saratoga Race Course: Stopchargingmaria pays off
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Race Course: Stopchargingmaria pays off

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
A horse named for Mike Repole’s wife’s spending habits has developed a habit of her own. Winning. Stopchargingmaria followed pacesetter Size through the first mile before a strong stretch run to win the Grade I Alabama on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. It was the third straight win for the daughter of Tale of the Cat; the last two in Grade I races at Saratoga made her the third consecutive filly to sweep the Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Outside post may help 'Eclipse'

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Twilight Eclipse came up just a few feet shy in his last start, the Grade I United Nations at Monmouth on July 6, but trainer Tom Albertrani was OK with that. The 5-year-old gelding was running just his second race back in North America after shipping out to Dubai for the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic, and Albertrani was pleased to see Twilight Eclipse show he was back to his old self and up for Grade I competition.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Notes: Crown Queen emerges in Lake Placid

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Nobody seemed to want to win the Grade II Lake Placid until Crown Queen and jockey John Velazquez decided she may as well take it in the final strides. A half-sister to multiple champion Royal Delta, Crown Queen ran her record to 3-for-3 in 2014 by pulling past front-running long shot Duff One to win by a half-length as the 6-5 betting favorite at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday.
 
STATEN ISLAND

Hyde leads ValleyCats to 5-2 win

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Mott Hyde’s two-run double snapped a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning Friday, and the Tri-City ValleyCats went on to a 5-2 New York-Penn League victory over the Staten Island Yankees at Richmond County Ballpark.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga: Weekend Hideaway finally earns some respect

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Trainer Phil Serpe was surprised that Weekend Hideaway went off at almost 7-1 in the John Morrissey.
He wasn’t surprised that Red and Black Stable’s 4-year-old Speightstown colt won.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Alabama favorite just keeps charging

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
A trio of the runners in today’s Grade I Alabama know from recent experience why Stopchargingmaria is the easy favorite.
 
Mueller wins first Gazette Senior title
SCHENECTADY

Mueller wins first Gazette Senior title

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Jim Mueller couldn’t afford to coast in the final round of the Gazette Senior County Amateur.
So he went full throttle, instead.
 
For most at Saratoga, betting is mainly guesswork
SARATOGA SPRINGS

For most at Saratoga, betting is mainly guesswork

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
From the moment the race course gates open, thousands are nose-deep in various programs, surveying the fields for if not a sure bet then one they could logically make. But for many of those thousands, logic has little to do with it.
 
 

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