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VOORHEESVILLE — The village is calling, on its Facebook page, for residents to play pickleball on a new court for the up-and-coming sport installed behind Village Hall.

The intiative for "positive peer pressure" came about after a parent expressed worries about student athletes using drugs.

With Guilderland football facing Schenectady on Sept. 4, the new urban representation in the Suburban Council struggled.

For something a little different, Phil Carducci decided to organize the inaugural Voorheesville 5K Cross-Country Challenge, to be run on Sept. 5.

BERNE — Move over, American Pharaoh. Local runners are now racing for their own triple crown.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys throughout the month of August.

Trapshooting is for any age, according to Berne Conservation Club member Michael Vincent. Youth who can handle a shotgun are welcome, if accompanied by a guardian, he said.

“I’ve learned so much and gotten so much better, but I still have so much more to learn and grow," says athlete Shayla Lyons.

RENSSELAERVILLE — Tennis coach Jim Neal will once again give tennis lessons five Saturday mornings starting July 25 in the hamlet of Rensselaerville at the Kessler Court on Methodist Hill Road.

Noah Tindale stays humble when talking about his victory and talent; he says he gets his motivation from his teammates and from his faith.

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