10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Elizabethtown’s Nikki Kimball, 31, sets a course record for women at the USA Track & Field National 50-Mile Trail Championship in Crystal Mountain, Wash. She completes the run in 7 hours, 46 minutes, 33 seconds to finish 14th, over all.
Old Blue of New York City repeats as Men’s A Division champion while Quebec captures the women’s title in the 30th Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake.
New Hartford comes up with 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth to hand Clinton County a 3-2 loss, eliminating the Mariners from the state American Legion baseball tournament.
Winning pitcher Justin Bouyea goes 4-for-5 and Dylan Raville turns in 3 innings of sparkling relief to help The City Police capture the Plattsburgh Babe Ruth League championship with a 14-4 triumph over defending champion The Elks Club.
George Eason rushes for 234 yards as the Watertown Red & Black knock off the Lake City Stars 19-14 in a battle of unbeatens in the Empire Football League.
Ticonderoga’s Steve Hunsdon becomes the 11th Renegades feature winner in 12 races at Airborne Park Speedway.
Jason Williams scores 2 goals and Joel Siskavich records 18 saves as the Champlain Valley Junior Elite capture the Summer Shootout hockey tournament with an 8-3 victory over the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Junior Wolverines.
Gena Rosenbaum scores twice and adds an assist while Shawna Duquette, Alex Dawson and Amanda Chase star on defense as Lady Giroux’s beats Ed Garrow & Sons 5-1 to claim the North Country Women’s Soccer League crown.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Dan Watts scores in overtime to lift Keeseville to a 2-1 victory over K & L Plumbing in the final of the North Country Soccer League playoffs. Jim Willauer assists on Joe Bodenrader’s goal. Greg Green scores from Rick Garrand for Mooers.
Roman Lopez’s grand slam sends Miller Fuel on to an 11-2 triumph over Gordon Oil in the deciding game of the AuSable Forks Fast-Pitch Softball League playoffs.
Steve Pelkey belts a grand slam and a two-run homer as the Bay View Motel completes a series sweep of Key Chevrolet in the Keeseville Medium-Pitch Softball championship series.
Rodger Jaquish beats David Lee by 3 strokes to win his 10th club championship at Willsboro Golf Course.
Randy Quayle and Anne Slattery are the singles champions in the North Country Tennis Association championships.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Mary Ellen Glaude, Theresa Bosley and Shelly Skelly all get 2 hits as Fox Hill Maple tops regular-season champion Cindy’s Grocery 7-6 to win the Little Towns Women’s Softball League championship. Lola Meseck gets 3 hits for Cindy’s.
Kevin Trombly, Tom Harrigan, Del Carter and Frank Dumas score goals as K & L Plumbing of Mooers dethrones Chazy Giroux’s with a 4-3 victory in the North Country Soccer League final. Jim Guay, Ray Guay and Robin Weeden score for Giroux’s.
Tim Rock, 17, shoots a 241 for 54 holes to win the Bluff Point Golf & Country Club Junior Championship.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Brock Matlock homers and Mark Bird goes 3-for-3 to back winning pitcher Jeff Stoller as the South Plattsburgh All-Stars win the 11-12 Division of the Platttsburgh Little League Tournament.
Winning pitcher Warren Horner helps his cause with a double and 2 RBI as Plattsburgh tops Cadyville in the 9-10 final of the Little League Tournament.
Norbert Yakey of Champlain and Dannemora’s Jim Dowdle claim gold medals in shooting at the Empire State Games.
Kiwanis, one strike from a loss, rallies to beat Clare & Carl’s in the final game of the City Babe Ruth League playoffs. Scott Andrews has 3 singles and a double for Kiwanis with Tom Cummings and Dave Langlois chipping in with 2 hits apiece. Tony Fazzone gets 3 hits for Clare & Carl’s. In Game 2 of the series, Mike Klugman of Clare & Carl’s pitches a no-hitter, but suffers a 1-0 setback.
Jackie Stone of Morrisonville suffers a fracture of the cervical spine in a spectacular end-over-over end crash at Airborne Park Speedway.
Tom Brown Sr. and Jon Gottschall defeat Tom Brown Jr. and Ranieri Rotelli to win the men’s doubles while Shirley Butler and Celine Cable down Diana Alexander and Anne Currier for the women’s title in the North Country Tennis Association tournament.
Jimmy Guay and Tom Rivera each score twice to spur Latremore Insurance on to a 4-1 victory over Chazy in the North Country Men’s Soccer League championship match. Rick Goslow is in goal.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Keeseville graduate Carl LaBombard ranks sixth in the harness drivers’ standings at Saratoga Raceway with 34 wins.
The Bruno brothers — Keith, Kregg and Kevin — win their divisions in the Clay-Cicero Wrestling Tournament.
Sue Sears is the hitting star as the Rouses Point Girls Softball Club wins the Massena Softball Tournament. Barb Venne is the winning pitcher. Jan Trombly, Donna Rivet, Debbie Peek and Connie Friend also contribute at the plate.
Mike O’Connor shoots a final round 68 to win the Bluff Point Club Championship with a tournament-record score of 295 for 72 holes. Gus Dandrow, Al Pajonas and Pete Trombley win the next three flights.
Randy Senecal raps out 4 hits and Mike Mannix and Dennis Reid chip in with 3 apiece as McGee’s Texaco completes a 3-game sweep of Redford to win its second straight Adirondack Slo-Pitch Softball League championship. Larry and Gerry Pellerin hit home runs for Redford.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Golfing great Arnold Palmer shoots a 72 to edge John Doctor, 73, and Hike Tyrell, 77, in an exhibition match at Craig Wood in Lake Placid.
Jeff Wells spins a 2-hitter and Mark Lashway, Tim O’Connell, Joe Soper and Clarence Miner are the hitting stars as C.V. Loan defeats Baker’s to win the Little League championship. Gary Turner’s 2-run homer in the 6th breaks up Wells’ no-hit bid. Bob Meyer has the other hit for Baker’s.
Randy Larkin, Dick Niffenegger, Tom Kaiser, Jack Fitzpatrick and Frank Pabst of the Lake Champlain Underwater Research Club reach 155 feet in a bounce dive.
Tom and Dave Lefebvre collect 5 hits to lead Wise Chips over Levy Brothers in City Babe Ruth play.
Nancy Myatt strikes out 10 and helps her cause with 4 hits, including a homer, as the Beekmantown girls win to complete an 8-0 season in Little League softball.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
Lyman Bezio pitches a no-hitter while Ed Nephew goes 3-for-5 as West Chazy clubs Forth Ward 8-0 in Adirondack League baseball.
Plattsburgh’s Al Ives has the fastest boat in the Rouses Point International Goodwill Day races while Richard Dishaw of Derby Line, Vt. wins the .38 pistol competition. Dan McEdward and Clint Savery of Rouses Point are second and third. Troopers William Rodenburgh and Roland Waddell finish 1-2 in the .45 calibre shoot.
Len Kelly tosses a one-hitter and Charlie Dragoon belts 2 triples as Scheier’s Liquor defeats Payson’s Jewelers 10-0 to take over first place in the City Fast-Pitch Softball League. Earl Carpenter’s single spoils Kelly’s no-hit bid.
Stan Gordon doubles in Johnny Bigelow with the winning run as Dannemora edges Lyon Mountain 4-3 in County baseball. Johnny Islas hurls a 3-hitter in a losing cause.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
Wilfred “Lefty” Lefebvre, former pitcher star for Saranac Lake in the Northern League, beats the Cleveland Indians 6-3 in his debut with the Washington Senators.
Alex Bouvia hurls Ward Two past St. John’s in City Softball League play. John Flynn takes the loss.