CARS HOMES JOBS
 

Stock car racing: Change of plans isn't always a good idea

Friday, July 18, 2014
Fonda Speedway promoter Matt DeLorenzo thought he was ahead of the game Saturday.
With everything already in place for the weekly show at the Track of Champions, DeLorenzo showed up at the garage Saturday and said he was ready to go racing.
Bad decision.
 
Field hockey: ADK club focuses on competition, exposure
ALBANY

Field hockey: ADK club focuses on competition, exposure

Friday, July 18, 2014
Thirteen-year-old Heidi Zahnleuter wasn’t aware of all the opportunities the ADK Field Hockey Club provided when she joined last winter. The youngster from Clifton Park said she was just looking to have some fun and sharpen her skills for her upcoming freshman season at Emma Willard.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga: Contessa likes chances against short field

Friday, July 18, 2014
Whatever the reason for the short field in today’s Grade III Schuylerville at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Gary Contessa isn’t complaining.
 
McIlroy clears first hurdle

McIlroy clears first hurdle

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par-5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, McIlroy took the lead with a six-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.
 

Scotia native Diaz leads LPGA Marathon Classic

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Scotia native Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic.
Diaz shot a nine-under 62 for a four-stroke lead in Thursday’s opening round.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Race Course: No hype needed for opener

Thursday, July 17, 2014
The New York Racing Association likes to talk about big days these days. It’s a product of new senior vice president of racing operations Martin Panza’s philosophy that eye-popping purses and individual cards stacked with stakes races will grow the sport in New York. One day that needs no such enhancement is opening day at Saratoga Race Course, as Panza, a long-time racing official in California, will surely find out on Friday.
 

School Hockey: Academy coach learned at Army

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Even though he is relatively young, Brett Riley understands two things better than most: hockey and tradition. The 23-year-old new hockey coach at Albany Academy is the nephew of current Army hockey coach Brian Riley, the president of the American Hockey Coaches Association who will begin his 11th season with the Black Knights in October.
 

Fishing: Young girl hooks six-pound largemouth

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Once again, fishing reports indicate the hot, humid days and heavy rains didn’t seem to interfere with the fishing. As always, I like to begin with a young angler’s fishing experience, and this week’s youth catch of the day is quite a fish taken from a North Country lake. Don Weber of Saratoga Springs took his 15-year-old daughter, Tessa, to Oxbow Lake recently, and she out-fished her long-time tournament angler dad.
 
ValleyCats vs. Aberdeen: Ritchie sparks Tri-City
TROY

ValleyCats vs. Aberdeen: Ritchie sparks Tri-City

Thursday, July 17, 2014
With their top two run producers not in the lineup, the Tri-City ValleyCats needed someone to come up with big at-bats Wednesday night against Aberdeen as they returned to Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. It was catcher Jamie Ritchie who answered the call, driving in three runs as the ValleyCats beat the IronBirds, 5-3, before a crowd of 4,848 on Veterans and Military Appreciation night. Ritchie hit a two-run double to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning, and added a sacrifice fly in the seventh as the Stedler Division leaders (21-11) opened a six-game homestand.
 

Wrestling: Porter's vacation lacking leisure time

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Remember how you spent the summer after your high school graduation?
There’s a good chance Alexis Porter will never forget.
 

Classic winner Mucho Macho Man retired

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man has been retired and will stand at stud at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm in Paris, Ky.
 
Jeter goes out with a bang
MINNEAPOLIS

Jeter goes out with a bang

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
 

High schools: Jones had huge impact at Canajoharie

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The job description of an athletic director covers a multitude of responsibilities and duties. The smaller the school, the bigger the load for the AD, who is responsible for everything from scheduling games to making sure the athletic facilities are up to par on a daily basis.
Todd Jones is all too familiar with the trappings of the job.
 
When you take the kids out to a ValleyCats baseball game, they'll do more than just sit in the standsnds
TROY

When you take the kids out to a ValleyCats baseball game, they'll do more than just sit in the standsnds

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The goal of the Tri-City ValleyCats — and minor league baseball teams from coast to coast — is to groom tomorrow’s all-stars, but for the Capital Region’s lone professional baseball team, grooming tomorrow’s fans seems almost as important.
 
GLENS FALLS

Hockey: Huska good fit for Flames

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ryan Huska has a fond memory of Glens Falls from his two seasons in the American Hockey League.
 
 

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