Category Archives: Sports

Kids find the angling is great at free Lake Neatahwanta fishing class

Gavin Toper, of Oswego, holding one of his 20 white perch.
Gavin Toper, of Oswego, holding one of his 20 white perch.

Coils of gray and black pushed across the sky by a steady wind didn’t deter a small group of youngsters from attending the kids fishing class local Author Spider Rybaak and Carp expert Mike McGrath, of McGrath  & Associates Carp Angling Services held at Fulton’s Lake Neatahwanta Saturday, June 14. Continue reading

Little League games fill nights at Kiwanis park

Fulton PBA Pitcher Nick Vant delivers a pitch to Foster Funeral Home Batter Ben Demars during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 9 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.  Valley News photo by Rob Tetro
Fulton PBA Pitcher Nick Vant delivers a pitch to Foster Funeral Home Batter Ben Demars during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 9 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.
Valley News photo by Rob Tetro
Foster Funeral Home Pitcher Sam May deliveris a pitch to Sugar Funeral Home Batter Jayden Evans during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 12 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.  Valley News photo by Rob Tetro
Foster Funeral Home Pitcher Sam May deliveris a pitch to Sugar Funeral Home Batter Jayden Evans during a Fulton Little League Baseball Major League Game on June 12 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.
Valley News photo by Rob Tetro

Fulton Little League team completes perfect season

Burke’s Home Center just completed a perfect 12-0 regular season in Fulton Little League AA Minor teams. Shown are team members, kneeling (left to right):  A.J. Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell, Brock Tetro, Alex Hall and Trevor Hendrickson. Middle Row (left to right): Cameron Wright, Ethan Skiff, Isaiah Rogers, Owen Skiff and Dustin MacFarland. Back Row(left to right): Coach Tom Tracy, Coach Andrew Loosen, Coach Brandon Arigo, Coach Karl Loosen and Coach Tim Tetro. All the coaches thank the players for all their hard work and dedication.
Burke’s Home Center just completed a perfect 12-0 regular season in Fulton Little League AA Minor teams. Shown are team members, kneeling (left to right): A.J. Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell, Brock Tetro, Alex Hall and Trevor Hendrickson. Middle Row (left to right): Cameron Wright, Ethan Skiff, Isaiah Rogers, Owen Skiff and Dustin MacFarland. Back Row(left to right): Coach Tom Tracy, Coach Andrew Loosen, Coach Brandon Arigo, Coach Karl Loosen and Coach Tim Tetro. All the coaches thank the players for all their hard work and dedication.

All Aboard Fishing Weekend June 20-22

The Fair Haven Fishing Association is hosting its All Aboard Fishing Weekend Friday June 20 through Sunday June 22.  

This is the ninth year for fishing with children with special needs and the sixth Fair Haven Wounded Warriors fishing event for military personnel. 

More than 20 children from Fair Haven and the surrounding areas and 25 Fort Drum soldiers in the Warrior Transition Program and with special needs will join the fishing trip this year. Continue reading

Give the gift of hunting, fishing

Need a cool gift for that outdoorsman friend or family member?

Well the state has just what you need.

State Sen. Patty Ritchie’s bill directing the state to create “gift cards” that can be used for hunting and fishing license and other fees won final approval in the Senate last week.

“Hunting, fishing and outdoor sports are traditions that are handed on from generation to generation, and these gift cards will make it easier for parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends to share their love of the outdoors,” said  Ritchie.

Last year, the state Department of Environmental Conservation unveiled gift cards that could be used for camping fees at state-run campgrounds.

The cards were valued at $25 each, and the DEC even offered a one-time free giveaway last year to promote them to holiday shoppers.

Ritchie’s bill (S.6574) was previously approved by the Assembly, and will now be sent to the governor for his signature.

DEC has reported declining license sales in recent years, and Senator Ritchie said her proposal could help renew interest in hunting and fishing among the next generation, as well as help provide a convenient way for longtime outdoorsmen to continue to enjoy the sports.