Last Updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:48:27 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Seven Canajoharie student athletes were selected this year for Section II Class D all-star football team honors.
First team all-star honors went to Jordan Brownell, wide receiver; Jace Fox, quarterback; Sam Decon, offensive tackle; Nathan Ferguson, linebacker and Trever Brownell, defensive tackle.
Honorable mentions went to Mike Hartlieb, defensive tackle and Buck Anderson, special teams.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:47:11 AM
OESJ's Rylie Smith reaches milestone
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Rylie Smith reach a career milestone last Wednesday night, hitting the 1,000-point plateau on her 27th and final point of the night as the dynamic senior guard paced the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville girls basketball team in a 52-24 rout of Fort Plain Wednesday in Western Athletic Conference action.
Smith came into last Wednesday sitting on 973 points and did the bulk of her work at the free throw line against the Lady Hilltoppers as she ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:45:43 AM
MAYFIELD -- Aiden VanLoan erupted for a season-high 26 points to lead three Fort Plain boys basketball players in double figures, and the Hilltoppers scored 46 points in the second half to soar to a 79-58 win over Mayfield that moved Fort Plain into a tie for second place in the Western Athletic Conference North Division.
Jon Calbet contributed 16 points and Ryan Delaurie scored 15 for the Hilltoppers, who sit at 6-3 in the division as part of a three-way tie with Northville and Oppenheim-Ephrat ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:41:11 AM
By ADAM SHINDER
For the C-S-E
As a lefthanded pitcher with a track record of shutting down opposing hitters, Fort Plain native Marcus Failing had his pick of where he wanted to continue his college baseball career next year. With the University of Albany, everything added up for him.
Failing, who will pitch this spring for Herkimer County Community College, recently signed his National Letter of Intent to compete for coach Jon Mueller at UAlbany in 2016. For the former Hilltoppers star, choosin ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:39:02 AM
LITTLE FALLS -- The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs announced Sunday that they have signed former Fort Plain High School baseball standout Jabin Weaver as a pitcher for the 2015 season.
The 6-foot-2 Weaver is currently a redshirt junior at East Stroudsburg University where he went 2-1 with a 3.96 earned run average in 2012. Weaver started two games and made 12 appearances for the Warriors in 2012 logging 25 innings and allowing 20 hits, 12 runs and striking out 20. Weaver sat out the 2013 season due ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:55:16 AM
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Rylie Smith scored 15 points, and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville girls basketball team held off a late rally from Saratoga Central Catholic to post a 44-39 win in Western Athletic Conference North Division play Monday.
Smith's 15-point effort for the Lady Wolves (6-3, 5-2 WAC) puts the senior guard 27 points away from 1,000 for her career.
Merari Freeman added 12 points for OESJ.
Emma VanDeCar scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers, for Spa Catholic (3-7, 3-6). T ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:21:10 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Dainara Veeder scored a game-high 17 points, and the Canajoharie girls basketball team took over the game in the second half to remain perfect in the Western Athletic Conference North Division with Wednesday's 49-42 win over the Mayfield Lady Panthers.
Jordyn Logan added 14 points, Alexis Kane scored eight points and Ariannah Logan contributed six points for the Lady Cougars, who trailed 20-17 at halftime before taking control of the game by outscoring Mayfield 13-6 in the third q ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:19:41 AM
MAYFIELD -- Mike Hartlieb scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half -- including 10 points in his team's 24-point outburst in the third quarter -- as the Canajoharie boys basketball team kept pace in the Western Athletic Conference North Division with Tuesday's 62-40 victory over the Mayfield Panthers.
Up by six at halftime, the Cougars (6-5, 5-2 WAC) blew the game wide open by outscoring Mayfield 24-7 in the third quarter.
Josh Gonzalez added 16 points for Canajoharie, which also ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:33:51 AM
GLOVERSVILLE -- Ryan Weaver rolled a 221-600 and Mike Baldwin added a 186-523 to lead Canajoharie to a 4-0 victory over Mayfield in a Western Athletic Conference boys bowling match Monday at Arterial Lanes.
Canajoharie (41-7) outscored Mayfield, 2,699-2,256.
Travis Colegrove contributed with a 201-513.
Anthony Brandow had a 219-568 to lead Mayfield. Tyler Cramer helped out with a 198-466 and Adam Colby finished with a 193-445.
In girls bowling, Amy Reedy tallied a 179-519 to propel Canajoharie p ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 08, 2015 10:06:06 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Ariannah Logan scored 14 points, and the Canajoharie girls basketball team played smothering defense through three quarters before holding off a furious rally in the fourth quarter to post a 39-30 road victory over the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers in Western Athletic Conference girls basketball action Wednesday night.
Canajoharie held Fort Plain to just 16 points through the first three quarters, opening up a 20-point lead before the Lady Cougars were outscored in the fourth quarter ...
Last Updated: Thursday, January 08, 2015 10:01:36 AM
NORTHVILLE -- Andrew Hart led a balanced Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville boys basketball squad with 13 points, pacing four players in double figures as the Wolves took down the Northville Falcons, 50-34, in Western Athletic Conference boys basketball action Tuesday night.
In addition to Hart, OESJ got 12 points from Dylan Klock, 11 points from Kevin Blair and 10 points from A.J. Hayes to remain in a tie atop the WAC North Division.
Danny Reidell was held to a season-low 11 points, but still ha ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 2:14:19 PM
HARTFORD -- A.J. Hayes scored a game-high 16 points, Dylan Klock added 15 points and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Wolves dominated the second half to scored a 62-36 win over the Hartford Tanagers in a non-league boys basketball game Monday.
OESJ (4-3) led 22-20 at the half before outscoring Hartford 40-16 over the game's final 16 minutes. Nick D'Antonino added nine points for the Wolves, while Johnny Vicciarelli and Ben Grant chipped in six points apiece.
Ethan Tyler scored 15 points an ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 2:12:48 PM
By ADAM SHINDER
For the C-S-E
FORT PLAIN -- For the Fort Plain Hilltoppers, balance is everything. By the time the first quarter is up, all 11 boys basketball players on coach Casey Russom's roster will usually have seen the floor.
"That's the M.O. of our team. We have 11 good players, and we have a rotation where we can play just about everybody," Russom said. "We go with the platoon system in the first quarter, just to see who's hot, because we don't know sometimes."
"We're a real balanced te ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 2:08:37 PM
ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Canajoharie boys basketball team's dynamic post duo of Josh Gonzalez and Mike Hartlieb led the way last Tuesday night as the Cougars forced their way into a four-way tie atop the Western Athletic Conference North Division with a 57-52 win over Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville.
Gonzalez scored 18 points and Hartlieb chipped in 16 points for Canajoharie (3-3, 2-1 WAC North). Jace Fox added nine points and Colin Davis scored eight for the Cougars, who won without making a 3-p ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 2:57:31 PM
FORT PLAIN -- Rylie Smith scored a game-high 19 points -- including a 9 of 12 performance from the three throw line -- and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville girls basketball team took control of last Wednesday's game against the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers in the third quarter, then held off a rally in the fourth quarter for a 39-37 Western Athletic Conference victory.
Down 17-6 at the half, OESJ opened up a nine-point lead by outscoring Fort Plain 14-4 in the third quarter. OESJ led by 10 e ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 2:52:55 PM
GALWAY -- Dylan Klock scored a game-high 21 points, and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Wolves got off to a hot start then closed the game out down the stretch to pick up a 63-47 win over the Galway Golden Eagles in Western Athletic Conference boys basketball action last Thursday.
OESJ (3-2, 2-0 WAC North) sprinted to a 16-3 lead after the first quarter before Galway closed the gap, but the Wolves used an 18-9 fourth quarter to seal the win. Johnny Vicciarelli and A.J. Hayes added 10 point ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:13:59 AM
FORT PLAIN -- Rylie Smith scored a game-high 19 points -- including a 9 of 12 performance from the three throw line -- and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville girls basketball team took control of Wednesday's game against the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers in the third quarter, then held off a rally in the fourth quarter for a 39-37 Western Athletic Conference victory.
Down 17-6 at the half, OESJ opened up a nine-point lead by outscoring Fort Plain 14-4 in the third quarter. OESJ led by 10 early ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:30:37 PM
By ADAM SHINDER and MICHAEL KELLY
For the C-S-E
After plenty of waiting and more than a bit of snow, every area basketball team finally got their league schedule underway last week.
Thus, the job of the Committee of Two got both a little easier and a lot harder. Players are finally starting to get into a rhythm and your humble voters are able to gauge of more than prior knowledge and an early-season game or two, but now there's a lot more information to sort through and players have made their ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:29:25 PM
By ADAM SHINDER
For the C-S-E
It's early in the high school wrestling season, but never too early in my book to starting looking ahead.
The weekend before last saw the first round of major tournaments take place, and several local wrestlers were able to stake their claims as major contenders for sectional and state tournament glory in a couple of months. We're still in the beginning stages of the season, so I figured what I'd do in this week's Inside Cradle was toss out a little list of local w ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 04, 2014 4:31:56 AM
By MICHAEL KELLY
For the C-S-E
For the first time in a few years, the Western Athletic Conference North Division's title race appears to be an open one for girls basketball.
After winning at least a share of the title in the past three seasons, the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers' star duo of Abby Boyer and Haley Kilmartin have graduated. Squads from Canajoharie -- last year's runner-up -- Galway and Saratoga Central Catholic return enough contributors from last season to make a serious run at Fort ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 04, 2014 4:29:41 AM
CANAJOHARIE -- Jimmy Fiaschetti rolled a 201-540 and Travis Colgrove added a 223-539 to propel Canajoharie to a 4-0 victory over Fort Plain in a Western Athletic Conference boys bowling match Monday at Iroquois Lanes.
Canajoharie outscored Fort Plain, 2,659-2,145.
Dakota Lontanye helped the winners with a 200-527.
Kyle Rodeo had a 171-472 and Austin Cotton finished with a 171-444 to lead Fort Plain.
In girls bowling action, Amy Reedy tallied a 187-488 and Kiara Putnam contribut ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 27, 2014 9:46:51 AM
By ADAM SHINDER
For the C-S-E
There's going to be a lot of familiar faces this boys basketball season in the Western Athletic Conference North Division.
"I've talked with a few of my players, and they've said that a lot of the teams have brought back a lot of key returners this season," said Mayfield head coach Brian VanNostrand. "It's definitely good for the league, because I feel it's going to be a very competitive league this year due to that."
All six local clubs in the WAC North -- Canajoh ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:41:46 AM
-- Dec. 1
Fort Plain at Canajoharie, 4 p.m.
-- Dec. 2
Canajoharie-Fort Plain at Queensbury, 4:30 p.m.
-- Dec. 3
Mayfield at Canajoharie, 4 p.m.
-- Dec. 4
Canajoharie vs. Vestal, at Oneonta Tip-Off Tournament, 6 p.m.
Middleburgh at OESJ, Cutspec Tournament, 7 p.m.
Canajoharie-Fort Plain at Little Falls, 6 p.m.
-- Dec. 5
Canajoharie vs. TBA, at Oneonta Tip-Off Tournament, 6:30 or 8:15 p.m.
Area team ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:38:11 AM
MIDDLEBURGH -- Canajoharie's Travis Colegrove nearly pulled off a perfect game, bowling a 299 to top a match-best 704 series, but the Cougars dropped a 3-1 decision to Middleburgh in Western Athletic Conference boys bowling action Monday.
Damien Sullivan added a 611 series for Canajoharie, which lost 3,033-2,964 on total pins.
Franklin Adams' 692 series and Hunter Guest's 648 series led Middleburgh to victory.
The Middleburgh girls added a 4-0 sweep of Canajoharie led by Taylor Dolan's 576 serie ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:37:22 AM
This week in 1964:
-- Joe Sokol scored 23 points, and the St. Johnsville basketball team used a big advantage at the free throw line to pick up a 61-53 win over Mayfield in a Tri-Valley League game.
The Saints outscored the Panthers 19-5 at the charity stripe.
-- Four players scored in double figures to lead Northville's basketball team to a 71-57 win over Fonda-Fultonville. The Falcons were led by Jim Groff's 18 points, Jim Fish's 16 points, Paul Barker's 14 points and Ed Huebener's 12 points i ...