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Rough Cuts: A classic in Fonda (and more)

Rough Cuts returns after a week break, as with clear weather I've finally gotten the chance to get out and see more of ... [+]

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Rough Cuts: Rams riding splendid streak

Welcome to Rough Cuts, what's going to become your weekly sorting bin on The Sideline Guys of all the comings and ... [+]

Sizing up the softball scene

The plan was a simple one: I went and visited six area softball teams and rolled the previews of each team ... [+]

Five things to watch: Amsterdam at Queensbury

The Amsterdam Running Rams begin their trip through the Section II Class A boys basketball tournament tonight in Queensbury, where head ... [+]

Five things to watch: Amsterdam at Schenectady

The Amsterdam Running Rams wrap up their regular season tonight in Schenectady, where the AHS boys will follow the Lady Rams ... [+]

Super Bowl XLVII Live Blog SPECTACULAR

Welcome to The Sideline Guys special Super Bowl XLVII live blog. We'll have running commentary throughout the night as the Baltimore ... [+]

Box Score Breakdown: Amsterdam 69, Fonda-Fultonville 51

The result: Amsterdam 69, Fonda-Fultonville 51 The date: February 2, 2013 The place: Gloversville High School The significance: The Running Rams won the consolation ... [+]

Box Score Breakdown: Albany 67, Amsterdam 58

The result: Albany 67, Amsterdam 58 The date: February 1, 2013 The place: Albany High School The significance: The Running Rams failed in their ... [+]

Five things to watch: Amsterdam at Albany

With tonight’s visit to Albany comes a chance for the Amsterdam Running Rams to both avenge an early-season loss and solidify ... [+]

Box Score Breakdown: Amsterdam 65, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 54

The result: Amsterdam 65, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 54 The place: Amsterdam High School The date: January 25, 2013 The significance: Amsterdam earned its first ... [+]

Five things to watch: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons at Amsterdam

It is a game of mighty importance tonight for the Running Rams, as Amsterdam plays host on its Senior Night to ... [+]

Section II Power Rankings: Class B and C (Jan. 23 edition)

We're less than a month away from the start of the Section II boys and girls basketball playoffs and the road ... [+]

Box score breakdown: CBA 54, Amsterdam 47

The result: CBA 54, Amsterdam 47 The place: Christian Brothers Academy in Colonie The date: January 18, 2013 The significance: In their attempt to ... [+]

Five things to watch: Amsterdam at CBA

In Colonie against the first-place CBA Brothers, the Amsterdam Running Rams will look to snap their five-game losing streak. Coming into ... [+]

In Our Five: Jan. 18, 2013

The Recorder's Committee of Two offers little this week in the shape of a shake-up in its rankings, as Amsterdam Luis ... [+]

Box score breakdown: Catholic Central 78, Amsterdam 68

The result: Catholic Central 78, Amsterdam 68 The place: Amsterdam High School The date: January 15, 2013 The significance: The Running Rams dropped their ... [+]

Five things to watch: Catholic Central at Amsterdam

In the first half of the Amsterdam Running Rams' Big 10 slate, three games stuck out to head coach Tony Orapello ... [+]

Five thing to watch: Amsterdam at La Salle Institute

When the Running Rams tip off tonight in Troy against the La Salle Institute Cadets, the second half of Amsterdam’s regular ... [+]

In Our Five: Jan. 11, 2013

In advance of tonight’s slate of boys and girls basketball games, here is the Committee of Two’s latest guestimate of the ... [+]

Box score breakdown: Schenectady 68, Amsterdam 58

The result: Schenectady 68, Amsterdam 58 The place: Amsterdam High School The date: January 8, 2013 The significance: Luis Laboy scored 30 points and ... [+]

Five things to watch: Schenectady at Amsterdam

It is a big night for the Running Rams, as Amsterdam plays host tonight to the Schenectady Patriots in a Big ... [+]

Box score breakdown: Troy 80, Amsterdam 49

The result: Troy 80, Amsterdam 49 The place: Amsterdam High School The date: January 4, 2013 The significance: Playing arguably the top Class AA ... [+]

In our five: Jan. 4, 2013

A new year, a (somewhat abbreviated due to snow) week of holiday tournaments, festivals and round-robins in the books and the ... [+]

Five things to watch: Troy at Amsterdam

After a break of two weeks, the Running Rams return to Big 10 action tonight at Amsterdam High School against the ... [+]

Best of 2012: Adam’s picks

As I write this, it is currently 2013. But, forgive me a slight temporal discrepancy (NERD ALERT! NERD ALERT!) as I ... [+]

Best of 2012: Michael’s picks

In what has now become an annual tradition — Year 2, baby! — here are my picks for the best of ... [+]

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Paul Antonelli PAUL ANTONELLI (SPORTS EDITOR) Paul is a graduate of SUNY Albany, and is a 10-time award winner of the New York Newspaper Publisher's Association and a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors. Antonelli covered 44 of Mike Tyson's 56 professional fights and was one of just five American journalists to cover Tyson's stunning loss to Buster Douglas in Tokyo, Japan. His Tyson stories appeared nationally (USA Today) as well as in some of the top publications internationally.

Antonelli was a long-time beat writer for the New York Giants, covering Super Bowl XXV and also spent three years covering the New York Knicks, including the team's appearance in the 1994 NBA Finals.

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Adam Shinder ADAM SHINDER (SPORTS REPORTER) Adam Shinder has been covering sports at the Recorder since September 2008.

A native of Holland, Pa., Adam is a 2007 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University with B.S. in Newspaper. He was the recipient of a 2008-09 and 2009-10 New York News Publishers Association award for Outstanding Sports Writing. Adam can be reached via email at adam.shinder@recordernews.com.

Michael KellyMICHAEL KELLY (SPORTS REPORTER)
Kelly is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University and covered the school's men's and women's basketball teams while a student for the Stony Brook Independent, an online campus news organization. In his senior year, he served as the organization's executive editor.

At the Recorder, Michael covers the various local high school teams, the Amsterdam Mohawks and writes a weekly NFL column.

Locally, he is a high school graduate of Shenendehowa High School and played varsity basketball for the Plainsmen.
Michael can be reached via email at michael.kelly@recordernews.com.

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