Ballston Spa Athletes Honored (With Audio)

BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa School Board recognized several local student athletes at the regular meeting of the school board on Wednesday, Mar. 18. Superintendent Joseph P. Dragone opened the meeting with, “fabulous work on everyone’s part,” for athletic [Read more…]


“Hall of Fame” Honorees Announced

BALLSTON SPA–The Ballston Spa Athletics Hall of Fame (BSAHF) committee is holding this year’s 2014 inaugural induction ceremony on Saturday, Apr. 26 [Read more…]

Round Lake/Malta Youth Baseball League Announces Spring Sign-Up

Round Lake/Malta Youth Baseball League
The Round Lake/Malta Youth Baseball League has announced it is accepting registrations for the 2014 spring season. Courtesy photo.

MALTA – The Round Lake/Malta Youth Baseball League is now accepting registrations for boys and girls interested in T-ball, for children ages four to five, and all divisions for recreation spring baseball, ages six through 12. [Read more…]

Malta CC Hosts Basketball Camp

Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

MALTA — The Malta Community Center will host a summer basketball camp for kids ages eight to 14.

The camp runs 9:30 to 12:30 daily from August 26-30.

Campers will receive five days of expert instruction presented in a fun and low pressure environment. Camp includes instruction in all aspects of basketball fundamentals, while learning concepts in teamwork and sportsmanship. Games, contests, prizes and a t-shirt for all who attend.

Children will be separated by age.

Register by August 22.

Youth Baseball Leagues Name Champions

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BALLSTON SPA — As another school year comes to a close, so do many of the local youth baseball leagues, meaning a number of champions have been named. 

The Yellow McDonalds team are the 2013 Minor League champs.

The 2013 Ballston Spa Junior Baseball League Major League championship went to DellaPorta State Farm.

Christy’s Cones are the Ballston Spa Junior Baseball League 50/70 2013 Champions.

The Miss Scotties Golden Strikers 8u team also took first place in the Queensbury Softball Tournament.

Were you at any of these games? Have a photo to share? Send them our way at We’ll add them to the gallery.

Ballston Spa Education Foundation 5k Run to the Future

Attention runners, joggers and walkers:  Save the Date!  The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) will be hosting its annual 5K ‘Run to the Future,’ on Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. The run will take place at the Ballston Spa High School and will raise money to support educational enrichment programs for students within the Ballston Spa School District.

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The BSEF 5k Run to the Future is a USATF Certified event.

Runners may pre-register online for $20 by visiting BSEF’s homepage, at, or they may choose to register the day of the race for $25. Check in and registration will take place from 8-8:45 a.m.

There will also be a 400m Kids Run, directly following the 5K, for runners 12-years-old and younger.  This event will take place on the high school’s soccer fields at 10:30 a.m. Registration is $10 for individual runners, and only $5 for each additional child that runs with them.

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in six male and female age groups.

The BSEF is a volunteer, not-for-profit corporation, registered with the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Bureau of Charities. Volunteers from the community conduct all fundraising activities and will be needed to assist the day of the event. 

For information, call 518-884-7195 and request to speak with Jodi Brimhall, or visit the BSEF website at