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Amsterdam routs Gloversville to advance

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Amsterdam Rugged Rams opened their quest to return to the Section II Class A Super Bowl Friday night by making sure the Gloversville Huskies had nowhere to run -- literally. The Rams' strangled Gloversville's running lanes all across the football field at Lynch Literacy Academy, limiting the Huskies to 11 yards on 20 carries, and another dominant offensive performance took care of the rest as Bryan Stanavich scored four ...

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Course super sought Golf fees, positions on agenda

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council will discuss 2015 golf rates and job descriptions for the city's municipal golf course during Finance Committee meetings Monday and Tuesday. Golf Commission Chairwoman Michele Russo said the panel voted Wednesday night on a salary range for the new golf course superintendent who will replace Jim Derrick after his retirement in January. "We're putting forward to the council to do a range of ...

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Church organist to be honored for 40 years of musical service

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Music is more than a passion for 79-year-old Jim Hughston -- it is his life. Hughston, of Schenectady, has been the organist at the Amsterdam United Methodist church for the past 40 years, but his love of the instrument is rooted in his childhood. Hughston began taking piano lessons when he was 7 years old, following in the footsteps of his older brother. Then, in high school, Hughston's church in North Carolina purc ...

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Comeback win lands Braves football in semifinals

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly FONDA -- A first-half malaise gave way to a big second half for the Fonda-Fultonville Braves, as the squad made enough plays to advance from Saturday's Section II Class C football quarterfinal matchup with Greenwich. "We got a fire and they couldn't stop us," F-F senior lineman Anthony Brand said of his team's second-half performance. "We knew we had to buckle down," Braves senior defensive back Ryan Scofield added. Down ei ...

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Patriots ease to a 36-15 victory

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- At no point this season did any of the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots bring up the "S" word. But after Friday's 36-15 win against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk in the Section II Class B football quarterfinals, the Patriots get their chance to take on the club that beat them in last year's Super Bowl: Schalmont. "Now, we can talk about them," said B-P senior linebacker Biagio Bucciferro. "It's going to be a good one, and ...

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Washington school gunman was a Homecoming prince, students say

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman was staring at students as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran ...

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