Joly: Pickett has makings to be a star

ALBANY -- After a 25-point home loss to College of Charleston on Tuesday night, it was clear during the postgame press conference that Jalen Pickett was disappointed. He did not have a bad night, scoring nine points on 3-9 shooting and had…

Farewell, for now

So, the time has come. Later this week, I'll be shipping off to the other side of the state for college, ending my one-year tenure as managing editor of The Upstate Courier. Before I slip away to the soon to be snow-covered city of…

ValleyCats rally late to beat Connecticut

TROY -- Down by a run in the late going, the ValleyCats staged a seventh-inning rally and held on to beat the Connecticut Tigers by a final score of 3-2 on Wednesday night at Joe Bruno Stadium. The Tigers led 2-1 heading into the bottom…

ValleyCats fall short against Lowell

TROY -- After finding themselves down 3-0 early, the ValleyCats attempted to stage a comeback but it fell short as they fell to the Lowell Spinners by a final score of 5-3 on Thursday night at Joe Bruno Stadium. The Spinners did not take…

Albany Dutchmen beat Amsterdam in wild game

AMSTERDAM -- As Thursday's game at Shuttleworth Park ended, Albany Dutchmen manager Nick Davey let out a long sigh of relief. An ugly, wild, long, crazy game had finally come to an end, and his team had come out of it with a 12-10 win.…

ValleyCats earn gritty win over Vermont

TROY -- The ValleyCats used consistent scoring in the middle and late innings and carried that to a 4-2 victory on Thursday night at Joe Bruno Stadium against the Vermont Lake Monsters. Things started well for Tri-City on the defensive…

Two youngest skippers in minors to face-off

TROY -- Who ever said youth was a bad thing? Youth will surely be seen in the dugouts of this weekend's Tri-City ValleyCats three-game set this weekend against the Hudson Valley Renegades. The series is a noteworthy one, as it…

Top Ten 2017-18 high school sports storylines

Our high school sports year in review is here! Here is our top 10 high school sports storylines from the 2017-18 school year. 10: Tucker Gifford pulls double duty Broadalbin-Perth's Tucker Gifford was a busy man last winter,…

ValleyCats fall in heartbreaker

TROY -- For the second straight day, the ValleyCats had a lead in the late innings, and the relief pitching did not hold up as they fell on Sunday to the Vermont Lake Monsters by a final score of 4-3. Tri-City owned a two-run lead and…