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    Albany, CBA, Schenectady and Troy officially begin playing in the Suburban Council
    It’s a new era of Suburban Council sports. Beginning with the first varsity golf matches Monday, Aug. 24, the league is up to 16 schools.
    The widow-making, production-killing, Dungeons & Dragons-eske imaginary pastime of Fantasy Football is here
    In 2006, the Pew Research Center out of Washington D.C. estimated that 5 percent of all adults play fantasy sports, two-thirds of whom played fantasy football. Fantasy sports may lend credit to baseball for its origins, but football reigns as the Mack Daddy of them all.
    NYS Baseball Hall of Fame will induct La Salle, Bethlehem coach Jesse Braverman this fall
    Class began every summer afternoon on the ballfield at Bethlehem Central Middle School. The crunch of gravel underneath Jesse Braverman’s beat-up Ford Escort could be heard as he promptly rolled in at noon. He’d step out of the car with as many as 50 to 70 neighborhood kids already waiting for him. Instead of a syllabus, Braverman would pull out bags of helmets, bats and baseballs. It was the School of Baseball and class was now in session. In time, kids would simply call it “Jesse Ball.”
    Sports poll: Does Funny Cide deserve to be elected into the Racing Hall of Fame
    This poll question first appeared in the July 29 editions of Spotlight News.
    One and done
    The Albany Dutchmen’s long, strange journey of 2015 ended with a postseason berth and a first-round playoff exit.
    Master of the board
    Adam Grogin’s specialty is breaking boards.
    Home of champions
    As 11-year-olds last season, Colonie won the New York State Little League title in convincing fashion. With many of those same players back as 12-year-olds this season, Colonie is on track to make a return trip to the state tournament.
    A historic victory
    It was a historic day at Elm Avenue Park.
    Crossing bats
    A vintage baseball game bridges the miles between two teams looking to preserve, educate and entertain.
    Sports poll for the week of June 30 - July 6
    Do you think the Tri-City ValleyCats will make the New York-Penn League playoffs in 2015?
    125 years and counting
    This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Albany Country Club.
    Albany Dutchmen: Bats come alive at home
    A rare show of power helped the Albany Dutchmen complete a home-and-home sweep of Mohawk Valley.
    Track and field: Tedi DeMaria sets the standard
    All Tedi DeMaria wanted to do was place in the top five. She did much more than that.
    Developing the next wave of rowers
    How do you get middle school-age students interested in the sport of rowing?
    Tedi DeMaria soars to pole vault victory
    Tedi DeMaria matched her school girls pole vault record and came within a whisker of setting a Section 2 meet record at the state qualifier Friday, June 5, at the University at Albany.
    Albany Dutchmen rally past Amsterdam Mohawks
    The Albany Dutchmen pulled off a huge comeback to knock off the Amsterdam Mohawks for the second time in three days.
    Track and field: Ronel Forde, Jake Johnson win Sectional titles
    Shaker’s Ronel Forde and Colonie’s Jake Johnson each won individual events at the Section 2 Group 1 Track and Field Championships Sunday, May 31, at Shenendehowa High School.
    Track and field: Bethlehem's Grace Smith, Tedi DeMaria win at Sectionals
    Grace Smith and Tedi DeMaria each won individual events to lead the Bethlehem girls track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Section 2 Group 1 Championships Sunday, May 31, at Shenendehowa High School.
    Out by a step
    “It’s not like I’m playing the role of Bruce Springsteen and reliving ‘Glory Days,’” said David Lorette, as a conversation starts about his baseball days at Bethlehem Central.
    Seeking something more
    A great start to the season is one thing. Maintaining that momentum is another.
     
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