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EAST GREENBUSH — Michael Laney fired a 299 single en route to an 808 triple as Maple Hill defeated Rensselaer, 5-0, in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference bowling match at the East Greenbush Bowling Center.

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HUDSON — Hudson will take on Taconic Hills in the Berkshire Swim League opener for both schools on Friday with a few modifications because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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CATSKILL — Matt Bowes rolled a 279 single en route to a 698 triple and Zach Porreca fired a 278 single with a 658 triple to power Hudson to a 5-0 victory over Taconic Hills in Thursday’s Patroon Conference bowling match at Hoe Bowl Lanes.

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The last zone to close in the upstate duck season did so last week. As the sun set on January 3 in the Western Zone, so did the last open season for ducks and coots. That wrapped up duck hunting upstate for 2020-2021. All other zones for ducks had closed in December except for Long Island, w…

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VALATIE — Victor “Ron” Gabriel, a former teacher and coach at Ichabod Crane who went on to become one of the most respected baseball umpires in the state, died on December 31 at the age of 73.

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces the cancellation of all 2021 Winter State Championships and the postponement of all high-risk sports until authorization is granted by state officials. The NYSPHSAA Officers rendered these decisions with input fr…

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TROY — The Tri-City ValleyCats fell victim to Major League Baseball’s plan to restructure its minor league system and will no longer be affiliated with the Houston Astros.

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When I first became a NYS Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) with DEC’s Division of Law Enforcement 35 years ago, every ECO, lieutenant, and many captains in the Southern Zone worked opening day. It was unheard of to be granted or even request vacation during deer season. It was the bu…

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Congratulations are in order for Randy Plass who is marking his 40th year butchering deer at his shop in Columbiaville, NY. For a good number of those 40 years, Randy’s been participating in the “Hunters for the Hungry” venison donation program. 

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CATSKILL — The way Catskill boxer Fei Faiva’s professional career has started, it figured to be only a matter of time before the inevitable comparisons to former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson began.

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With deer season beginning at sunrise on Saturday, November 21 throughout much of the southern part of New York State, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos is encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to respectfully share the woods and follow some common-sense safe…

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HUDSON — After leading the Hudson Valley Community College women to three postseason appearances in four years, Robert Coleman has been hired as the men’s basketball coach at Columbia-Greene Community College.

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced on Tuesday that high-risk sports could start on Jan. 4, pending approval from state health officials.

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The Section II Executive Committee, with input from NYSDOH, NYSED, NYSPHSAA, School Administrators, Athletic Directors, Sport Coordinators and Section II Officials, has made the decision to begin the winter sports season on December 14 in accordance with the Governor and NYSDOH approvals. Th…

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Gun season for deer opens in the Southern Zone on Saturday, November 21. It promises to be a busy one. Back in September, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos reported his agency was,

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CASTLETON — Alayna Fletcher, the leading scorer on the Patroon Conference girls soccer champion Maple Hill Wildcats, was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

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This year, DEC’s Division of Law Enforcement is NOT planning to have its Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) out in force on opening day of the gun season for deer in the Southern Zone. That’s good news for poachers, but bad news for the rest of us.

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CRARYVILLE — The Maple Hill Wildcats upset the Greenville Spartans 1-0 Monday night to win the Patroon Conference Girls Soccer Championship for the abridged 2020 fall season.

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Not long ago when I expressed concern over misguided gun legislation, a friend and retired police officer declared, “No one’s taken away our guns!” Intimating our right to bear arms may be increasingly regulated but will never be taken away.

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GREENVILLE — Greenville looked to round out the regular season on a positive note against visiting Maple Hill on Saturday and the Spartans continued their form by winning 5-1 to clinch the Patroon Conference boys soccer regular season title.

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HUDSON — Tom Patterson, the former Hudson High football coach and architect of the greatest season in program history, passed away on Thursday.

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I recently contacted the Democrat and Republican candidates running for the NYS Assembly in the 102nd Assembly District, and the NYS Senate in the 46th District about their positions on a few topics of interest to sportsmen and women in NY.

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GREENVILLE — The Greenville Spartans took down the Chatham Panthers, 3-1, Wednesday evening, their second win against an unbeaten in three days. After improving to 6-0, the Spartans took sole possession of first place in the Patroon Conference as the 2020 season nears its end.

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HUDSON — Grace Mathes scored in the first overtime period to give Coxsackie-athens a 2-1 victory over Hudson in Wednesday’s Patroon Conference girls soccer game.

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SCHENECTADY — Ichabod Crane cruised to its seventh win without a loss on Wednesday, defeating Schalmont, 7-0, in Colonial Council girls tennis action.

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EAST GREENBUSH — The East Greenbush-Castleton Athletics broke open a close game with 14 runs in the last two innings to post a 20-8 in Sunday’s Empire State 8U Fall Baseball League Tournament.

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On October 1, opening day of archery season for deer and bear in the Southern Zone, 25-year-old, Cody Wolfe of Hannacroix connected with a bruiser of a bear.

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Joe Morgan, the spark of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine of the 1970s, passed away at 77, his family announced Monday.