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Ford has a better idea

Bob Ford Field is a lot like his namesake. Top of the line. I took a tour this afternoon with associate athletic director Rick Coe, and the place is terrific. It seats 8,500, but can be expanded to even more later on. Of course, purple and gold are everywhere. The ...

Pratico sweeps

Paul Pratico became the first player to win both the Gazette County Amateur and Gazette Senior County Amateur titles in the same season after firing a two-under-par 70 for a two-day total of 140 today at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. Pratico won by three shots over seven-time Gazette County Amateur ...

Pratico tops crowded leaderboard

Steady Paul Pratico, the two-time defending champion, shot a two-under-par 70 to grab the opening-round lead in the Gazette Senior County Amateur Golf Championship today at Schenectady Municipal. Pratico also has six regular County Amateur titles. Former Senior County Amateur champion Mike Carroll of Mohawk Golf Club is a shot ...

Stop screaming on the tee

I don't know about you, but I'm getting extremely tired of listening to supposed golf fans screaming at the top of their lungs during televised golf tournaments -- especially the majors. I'm not sure exactly when this phenomenon started, but it has grown tiresome. When you watch Tiger Woods, almost ...

Danes try JUCOS

UAlbany announced the signing of three JUCO transfers for the 2013-2014 season. Joining the Great Danes will be 6-1 guard Anders Haas, from State College of Florida at Manatee Junior College, 6-5 guard Anthony Odunsi, from Tyler Junior College, and 6-6 forward Edge Egharevba, from Midland Junior College. Those three ...

Danes beat Johns Hopkins

The UAlbany men's lacrosse team pulled a huge upset by beating 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins, 10-9, tonight in Baltimore. It was only the second time in 12 meetings that the Great Danes defeated the Blue Jays. It was also the second major upset for the Danes this season. They beat nationally ...

Golf book shaping up

This year's Golf Guide is just about complete, and it will feature plenty of information for players of all ages and skill levels. The usual course listing will keep you up to date with greens fees and contact information at all your favorite courses. Complete schedules for the PGA Tour, ...

Donato event starts Saturday

The 11th annual Joe Donato Scratch Singles tournament, sponsored by Towne TV and Park Building Supplies, kicks off with its first qualifier Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sportsman's Bowl. There also will be a qualifier Sunday at Twin City Lanes in Barre, Vt. Various qualifiers throughout the Capital Region will ...

Warm up for Super party at lanes

Most sports fans will be watching the Super Bowl Sunday night, but area bowlers will prepare for the big game -- and the parties -- with some high-powered bowling. The Super Bowl Doubles, one of the most popular events on the Huck Finn/Northeast Bowling Proprietors of New York calendar, will ...

Kent new PBA Hall of Famer

Popular Doug Kent of Newark and 12-time PBA tournament winner Danny Wiseman have been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame. Kent, 45, has 10 titles overall, including four majors. He won the 2002-03 Empire State Open here in the Capital Region and is the brother in law of Hall ...

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