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November 11, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 11, 2013

Soccer success

TO THE EDITOR: The Town of Plattsburgh soccer program finished a few weeks ago, and once again, it was a success.

This year, we had 15 teams that participated in the Clinton County League and two mini-mite teams that met once a week to practice.

Participants were taught the fundamentals of soccer during practices and were able to test their skills in friendly games against teams all around the county.

As the program coordinator for the town, I know  there are many people who made great contributions towards the success of this program.

First of all, I want to thank all the coaches for their time and expertise. They help make the program fun and enjoyable.  Thank you to Christine & TJ Myers, Cathy Premore, Kelly Hornby, Jackie LaBarge, Mike Kimball, Jason LaBarge, Ashley Tourville, Robin VanWeort, Mika Mannix, Dan Madden, Brandy Ducatte, Toni Barnes, Jim Patterson, Beth Stanton, Nate Stanton, Carol Hack, Chasity Walters, Michele Barnes and Amy Hewson, who provided a fun, safe, and positive environment for children to learn about soccer.

Secondly, thanks to those who helped out as assistant coaches, timers and substitute referees.  Our soccer games would not run as efficiently without these volunteers. Your time and dedication is appreciated.

Lastly, I would like to recognize all the sports officials who refereed our games this fall season. Many of them juggled school and their own soccer schedule on top of officiating duties.  They all did an excellent job as sports officials and should be recognized for their dedication and responsibility.  Thank you to Cailene Allen, Aaron Cross, Chris Fall, Summer Gillespie, Kaitlyn Guynup, Dalton Harney, Micalli Johnston, Elijah Kelting, Austin Myers, Kayla Napper, Courtney Wilson, Nicholas Wilson and Nate Zucker.

I hope to see you all back next year.

ERIN PANGBORN

Recreation Program Coordinator

Plattsburgh

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