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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

New Chargers GM has local ties

Nobody would know it without a heads-up, but new San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco has local ties. The 40-year-old Telesco is the son in law of Capital Region senior golfing standout Chuck Connolly, a three-time New York State Golf Association Senior Amateur champion, as well as the all-time ...
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Get your bowling ball out

There's plenty of competition available this weekend for bowlers who crave a little action. The Northeast Bowling Proprietors of New York/Huck Finn Joe Donato Senior Tournament will hold qualifiers Saturday at 3 p.m. at Sunset Recreation and Sunday at both 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy. ...
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

Special Huck Finn event Sunday

Don't forget the first Huck Finn "TV Tournament Time Show", sponsored by Karl & Warren's Pro Shop, Sunday at 10 a.m. at Saratoga Strike Zone. The unique event is a throw-back to the old TV Tournament Time Show, when TV matches were three games instead of one. There will be ...
Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

Geiger, Fazzone doubles champs

Jim Geiger continued his recent hot streak, and Matt Fazzone picked up his first area major title as they combined to defeat Mike Miseno and Tim Banta, 459-386, in the championship match of the inaugural “Uncle Nick” Doubles tournament late Sunday at Sportsman’s Bowl. Geiger recently won $2,000 in a ...
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Farewell Gino Turchi

Gino Turchi always told you exactly how he felt, and he never pulled any punches. I liked that about him, and I'll miss his frankness. He was a good friend. Gino died today at age 96. He was a local golfing legend and icon. No doubt about it. He not ...
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Double the bowling pleasure

Two major doubles bowling tournaments this weekend get the holiday spirit in high gear. The New Era Senior Tour's "Digger's Doubles" event will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy. This special tournament has an Over-50/Under-50 format, so that the old-timers from the NEST can ...
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

USGA missed the boat

I disagree with the USGA's decision to ban anchored putting, even though I've given up on that crutch myself after I discovered that I was just as bad with longer putters as I am with shorter ones. Although long putters and belly putters are not banned, the act of anchoring ...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Joseph Gagliardi Trophy candidate

Union College senior linebacker Noah Joseph has been named one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Gagliardi Trophy as the NCAA Division III player of the year. The Gargliardi Trophy is named after John Gagliardi, the legendary St. John's of Minnesota head coach who retired this week with 489 career ...
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Pepper leaves NBC, joins PGA

Saratoga Springs native Dottie Pepper, the 47-year-old former LPGA star and TV golf color analyst, has decided not to renew her contract with NBC Sports and has been named an independent director for the PGA of America. Pepper, a 17-time winner on the LPGA Tour, including a pair of majors, ...
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

Most exciting Shoes game?

In my 27 years of covering the annual Union-RPI Dutchman's Shoes Trophy game, I don't think I ever witnessed a more exciting finish than what happened this afternoon at East Campus Village Stadium in Troy. Union's 34-28 overtime victory was vintage edge-of-your seat stuff. First of all, I thought Union ...

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