Author: Recorder News

Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second. He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with their first-ever pick Friday night, going No. 6 overall as part of a parade of forwards at the top of the NHL draft. The 18-year-old Canadian center had 32 goals and 62 assists in 69 games last season for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. “I didn’t really see that as a hockey place when I went there, but now, with the new team and the fans and season tickets sold out, I think hockey will be unbelievable,” Glass said. “Just being there and walking down the Strip, it’s something that’s really nice. You don’t see too much of that in Winnipeg.” The first NHL draft in Chicago began with another 18-year-old forward, with Swiss center Nico Hischier going No. 1 overall to the New Jersey Devils. The Philadelphia Flyers then grabbed Nolan Patrick at No. 2. Ten of the top 13 picks were listed as centers. Defensemen Miro Heiskanen (No. 3 overall to Dallas) and Cale Makar (No. 4 to Colorado) and right wing Owen Tippett (No. 10 to Florida) the lone exceptions. Vegas also opted for another forward...

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Trip to the Catskills is worth the trip for trout enthusiasts

Photo submitted Andy DelliVeneri attempts to entice a rising Esopus trout along the bank on a foggy morning. By Jerrod Villa For The Recorder Not all good trout streams are in the Adirondacks. The Catskills also provide a worthwhile destination for the angler and fly fisherman. Last Monday morning a buddy and I made our way just under two hours south or so to the Esopus Creek. Not nearly as famous as the Beaverkill, Willowemac or Delaware rivers, but still a beautiful trout stream. The Esopus makes it headwaters somewhere in between Big Indian wilderness and Slide Mountain wilderness, flowing east through the towns of Oliverea, Shandaken, Allaben, and then into the more notable town of Phoenicia. The river then continues east dumping into the Ashokan Reservoir, then finally making its way into the Hudson River near Kingston. The Esopus Creek is an interesting stream as it’s somewhat both a freestone stream and a tailwater system all in one. Freestone because it originates within the mountains to the west and makes its way down naturally. Now comes the tailwater portion, it’s not the typical dam situation with a cold water discharge a normal tailwater fishery like the east and west branches of the Delaware are. The Esopus has “The Portal” right near the town of Allaban along Route 28 is a very large discharge pipe where cold water from...

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St. Mary’s Institute defeats MVO in AGSA advanced play

St. Mary’s Institute erupted for four runs in the fifth inning en route to an 8-6 victory over Mohawk Valley Orthopedics in an Amsterdam Girls Softball Association advanced division game at Shuttleworth Park. Lyanis Cintron and Aubrey Krohn had two doubles apiece, Bailey Isolda and Ayana Cintron each added a double and single and Mackenzie Makarowsky chipped in with two singles to lead the winners. Also, Shaelyn Kanches had a single. Jordyn Wozniak had a home run and single and Brianna Feliciano added a triple, double and single to lead Mohawk Valley Orthopedics. Kiara Alicia contributed with three singles, Madison Bellamy had two singles and Bella Agresta and Alyssa Swartz had a single apiece. St. Mary’s Institute 10, Amsterdam Firefighters 2 Emma Goebel had a double and single and Mackenzie Makarowsky, Lyons Cintron, Bailey Isolda, Emily Peninger and Ashley Krohn had two singles apiece to propel St. Mary’s Institute to a win over Amsterdam Firefighters. Ayana Cintron, Aubrey Krohn and Abby Peninger chipped in with a single apiece. Gaby Maroto, Michaela Rust and Hailey Duma had two singles apiece and Brianna Prusky, Lauryn Siudy, Julianna Reagan, Emily Weitz and Margaret Martin added a single apiece for Amsterdam Firefighters. MVO 8, St. Mary’s Institute 3 Madison Bellamy lined four singles and Natalee Agresta had two singles to lead Mohawk Valley Orthopedics past St. Mary’s Institute. Winning pitcher Jordyn Wozniak helped...

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Fureno, McGillin, Phillips selected

Adam Shinder/Recorder staff Fort Plain’s Drew Fureno throws to first during the Section II Class D championship game against Fort Ann. By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder There was no triumphant moment to cap off the 2017 area baseball season like Fort Plain’s Class D state championship in 2016, but it was one of the area’s best in terms of depth of competition in recent years. Five local teams — Amsterdam, Fort Plain, Galway, Canajoharie and Fonda-Fultonville — won at least a share of their division championship during the regular season. Fort Plain got back to the Section II Class D championship game despite an almost entirely rebuilt roster, Amsterdam reached the Class A semifinals in sectionals for the fourth consecutive year and programs like Mayfield and Broadalbin-Perth looked rejuvenated this season. Through it all, there was plenty of individual talent that stood out and merited a spot on The Recorder’s 2017 High School Baseball All-Area Team, which is led by Fort Plain’s Drew Fureno as Player of the Year, Amsterdam’s Brendan McGillin as Pitcher of the Year and Fort Plain’s Craig Phillips as Coach of the Year. ——— PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Drew Fureno, Fort Plain — Statistically, 2017 wasn’t Fureno’s best season, but that’s largely because it had to be measured up against the four stellar years he’d already authored for the Hilltoppers. Even still, he pulled up his...

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Royal Ascot meet has a lot to offer

By MARK HOFFMAN For The Recorder This past week we were treated to thoroughbred racing which comes closet comes to the moniker, the Sport of Kings. Early Tuesday morning, we had the pleasure of all the “pomp and circumstance” of Royal Ascot 2017 from Jolly ‘ol England. For the first time, NBCSN, the sports station of NBC, covered the premier racing meet of the world from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Five days, right up until this morning with racing from the United Kingdom on grass. Each day we get group racing on the biggest stage from Europe. I got a chance to see this event on its opening day Tuesday and it was a sight to see. Only our Saratoga Race Course meet comes closest to all the pageantry that Royal Ascot has to offer. The coverage by NBCSN was all with a English flavor. The announcing team was all British, the trends and fashion of this five-day event was depicted from their view. The opening day ceremony with the Queen of England and all her entourage was shown. The four carriages kicking off the event, the wagering from separate multiple betting kiosks was something we don’t see in the United States. The racing set up at Ascot is all turf racing with events like, a one mile straight turf course which has dips and inclines. The crowd who...

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Mohawks win 6th consecutive game

T.J. Collett belted his third home run of the season and drove in five runs to lead the Amsterdam Mohawks to a 13-2 victory over the Saugerties Stallions in the opening game of a scheduled Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader at Shuttleworth Park on Friday night. It was the sixth straight victory for Amsterdam. The second game ended past The Recorder’s deadline. John Valente had a big night for the Mohawks, going 3-for-5 with a triple, double and three runs scored. Jake Mueller was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and Liam Wilson had a double, single and two RBIs. Andrew Saalfrank pitched a complete-game two-hitter to earn the win. Saalfrank, a lefthanded pitcher from Indiana University, struck out seven and walked one. Amsterdam plays at Saugerties tonight. Gametime is 7...

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Firefighters wins opening game of Minors series

Winning pitcher Danny Menzies helped himself going 3-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored to lead Amsterdam Firefighters to a 6-1 victory over Amsterdam Lodge #84 in the opening game of the Amsterdam Youth Baseball League Minors Division best-of-3 championship series at Isabel’s Field on Friday night. Amsterdam Firefighters can wrap up the championship with a win in Game 2 on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Isabel’s Field. Menzies was brilliant during his four-inning stint, allowing one run on just four hits. He struck out nine and walked one. Patrick Vidulich pitched the final two innings and issued one hit while striking out five and walking one. Dan Giaimo contributed to the win with two doubles, Logan Miller had a double and Vidulich added a single. Michael Pritchard had a triple and double to lead Amsterdam Lodge #84. MAJORS DIVISION GAME 1 River Ridge 6, Five Corners Mobil 4 Nicolino Bianco hit his first-ever home run — a two run blast to highlight a three-run third inning and added a single and lead River Ridge to a win over Five Corners Mobil in the opening game of the Majors Division best-of-3 series at Isabel’s Field on Friday night. River Ridge can secure the championship with a win in Game 2 on Monday at Isabel’s Field. Gametime is 5:30 p.m. Marco Bianco, K.J. Constantino, Ryan Reagan, Brodie McNeil and...

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AYSC wraps up season

U6 Second Chance Kids Sale, LLC vs Tiffany’s Fab Hair Second Chance Kids Sale LLC (Coach Bethany Nacco) stand out players: Julianna Reynicke, Julian Harder, Jacob King Tiffany’s Fab Hair (Coach Tiffany Zuckerwar) stand out players: Quinten Edgar, Carter Countermine, Ava Vargas ——— Mycek’s Legal Eagles vs Dr. Rao’s Crew Mycek’s Legal Eagles (Coach Christian Guere) stand out players: Priya Nichani, Cayden Moran, Autumn Rodriguez Dr. Rao’s Crew (Coach Sandra Aleman) stand out players: JanEliel Guerra, Ryan Eckert, Ilianis Aleman ——— NY Connects vs Kyle’s Bounce Rentals NY Connects (Coach Shauna Fisher) stand out players: Chase Fisher, Abigail Loveless, Claire Stanavich Kyle’s Bounce Rentals (Coach Lisa Jablonski) stand out players: Nickalina Jablonksi, Grayson Mack, Layla Furman ——— U8 China Wok 9 vs Sticker Mule 0 China Wok Coaches: Liz Ackerman & Jeremie Ackerman Goals: Landon Selby(3), Ethan Ackerman(2), Reid Bakuzonis(2), Lucas Bartman(1), Jose Rivera(1) Sticker Mule Coaches: Cherisse Constantine & Jake Shannon Goals: none Goalies: Brody Salisbury, Conner Borthwick ——— Jr. Mohawks 7 vs Tiffany’s Fab Hair 1 Jr. Mohawks Coaches: Liz Ackerman & Jeannine Parkes Goals: Ethan Ackerman(2), Tori Opalka(2), Malachi Williams(1), Sebastian Carmichael(1) Goalies: Jenavieve Parkes, Fedor Vaughan Tiffany’s Fab Hair Goals: Juliana Edgar(1) Goalies: Kamryn Fisher, Daniel Tomlinson Jr. ——— River Ridge LC 4, Giardono Extreme 2 River Ridge LC Coaches: Sam Bonanno & Luz Muniz Goals: Gia Bonanno(2), Eliel Rivera-Aleman(2) Goalies: Geo Alvarado, Jaslee Cage...

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Knebel sets strikeout mark in Brewers win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw and Corey Knebel were too much for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Shaw drove in three runs with a home run and two doubles and Knebel set a modern-era record for most consecutive games by a reliever with a strikeout at a season’s start and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pirates 4-2 on Thursday. “The guy is seeing all of my pitches really well,” Ivan Nova said of Shaw. “Give him the guy credit, too. He’s one of the hitters I’ve tried to find a way to get out.” Knebel struck out Josh Bell on a foul tip leading off the ninth. The 25-year-old right-hander retired Elias Diaz and Andrew McCutchen on popouts, finishing a four-hitter for his 12th save in 15 chances. “He came back today and was just as good as he’s been every single day,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said of Knebel. “Credit to him. He should be proud of what he just accomplished. That’s pretty special.” Aroldis Chapman had set the mark since 1900 as part of a streak of 49 games for Cincinnati that began in August 2013 and ended the following August. Shaw put the Brewers ahead 3-2, lining a run-scoring double off Nova in the fifth. “I pitch hard inside, the guy hits a bullet to first base,” Nova said. “Threw a curve ball, he hit a homer. Threw...

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Spieth shoots 63 to take lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Jordan Spieth didn’t take long to figure out TPC River Highlands. Making his debut at the Connecticut course, the 23-year-old Texan had eight birdies and a bogey Thursday for a 7-under 63 and a one-stroke lead in the Travelers Championship. Spieth birdied five of the first eight holes and took sole possession of the lead on the final hole, hitting a wedge to 4 feet for birdie on the par-4 18th. “Being 3 under through four it helps you walk a little easier, it helps kind of the shots you are playing throughout the round,” Spieth said. “You don’t feel like you have to take as many chances and I was able to play away from pins when I was in a little bit of trouble.” The two-time major champion tied for 35th on Sunday in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Johnson Wagner and Brett Stegmaier, a Connecticut native who grew up about 25 miles from the course in Madison, were tied for second. The 33-year-old Stegmaier said he decided to become a professional golfer while in the gallery at the tournament in 2000, watching Notah Begay sink a 25-foot birdie putt to win. It was his fourth appearance at the Travelers and his first sub-par round. “To be here now, it’s almost a little surreal,” Stegmaier said. “Just being on tour, I realize...

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