August 10, 2013

Sports Shorts: August 10, 2013


---- — YMCA/U First Credit Union tournament today

PERU — The 10th-annual Plattsburgh YMCA/U First Federal Credit Union Golf Tournament will be held today at Adirondack Golf & Country Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Hole assignments

1- U First FCU: Jody Carpenter, Scott Carpenter, Linda Bourgeois, Peter Zelinski

1A- Jeffords Steel: Larry Jeffords, Mike O’Connor, George Bouyea, Tom Raville

2- First View Eye Care: Chuck Paepke, Brett Paepke, Bryan Paepke, Jan Paepke

3- Smith/Shepard DDS: Gil Smith, Kevin J. Killeen, Dayne Wood, Tim McSweeney

4- Racers Meadows Farms: Alan Gibson, Pat Creel, Tom Lemieux, Jerry Deyo

4A- Buck Supply: David Bracale, Bob Wyand, guest, guest

5- Northern Insuring: Ed Davis, Steve Carpenter, Carol Carpenter, Tammy Bell-Martin

5A- Glens Falls National: John VanNatten, Allen Racine, guest, guest

6- Krista VanArman, Jim Abdallah, Bailey VanArman, guest

6A- AFRC: Pat Russell, Tim Kononan, Steve Wood, Dave Sampson

7- State Farm: Jay Kerley, Jason Kerley, Paul Connelly, Rick Casey

8- PrimeLink/Lockrow’s: Randy LaBombard, Denise Ryder, Vickie Mowry, Don Romeo

9- Team A: Cody Weaver, Richie Tucker, Derek Leavine, Chris Sadiq

9A- Local 2421: Mickey Edwards, Brian Guay, Jason Lacey, Darrell Oczechowski

Hamelin, Duprey lead weekly bicycle time trials

POINT AU ROCHE — Battling windy conditions, Corey Hamelin turned out the fastest time of the night on Aug. 7 with a 24:14 in the 10-mile event at the weekly bicycle time trials. Hamelin was followed by Mary Duprey in 25:22 and Matthew Speirs in 25:30. Duprey was also the first female overall, followed by Lynne Murray in 26:30.

The time trials take place on Wednesday nights at the Point au Roche firehouse on the Lakeshore Road. The event is free and open to all novice and experienced riders, road bikes or mountain bikes. Helmets are mandatory and all riders must obey the rules of the road. Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m., with the first rider going off at 6 p.m. Riders can chose either five or 10-mile courses.

10-mile event

1, Corey Hamelin, 24:14. 2, Mary Duprey, 25:22. 3, Matthew Speirs, 25:30. 4, Lynn Murray, 26:30. 5, Ed Armstrong, 26:33. 6, Mark Whalen, 27:28. 7, Paul Rorbah, 29:32. 8, Stacey Brooks, 29:01. 9, Donnie Armstrong, 29:49. 10, Ralph Senecal, 31:11. 11, John Callaghan, 33:14. 12, Don West, 34:26.

Applications being accepted for Cannonball Run

PLATTSBURGH — Applications are now being accepted for the ninth-annual Battle of Plattsburgh Cannonball Run, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 14 at the Plattsburgh Oval. There will be 5K and 10K races for adults and teens, with a shorter one-mile run/walk event for the entire family.

Participants will receive refreshments and a special Cannonball Run t-shirt (pre-registration) designed by renowned cartoonist, the late Sid Couchey. Special Cannonball Run medals will be presented to all 5K and 10K runners, with medals and ribbons presented to the one-mile run/walk participants.

For registration forms, go to For more information, contact Cannonball Run Chairman Jack Barrette, at 563-6186 or at 94 Bradford Road, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12901.

Guided hike to be held to Cheney Mountain Aug. 31

PORT HENRY — Naturalist and outdoor guide Elizabeth Lee is leading a hike up Cheney Mountain from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 31. Register by Aug. 23. All proceeds benefit High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care.

The cost of the hike and lunch is $75 per participant. Enrollment in limited to 10 participants, ages 18 and over. No dogs are allowed on this hike. The Cheney Mountain trail is approximately 1.5 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 500 feet. The pace of the hike will be relaxed. Participants should meet at the Trailhead on the south side of Pelfershire Road. Look for Cheney Mountain hike signs, roughly 1.4 miles west of Route 22/9N.

To register, contact Ingrid Roemischer at 942-6513, or at P.O. Box 192, Port Henry, N.Y., 12974. Pre-registration is required.

Giltz records ace at Bluff Point

PLATTSBURGH — Rod Giltz recorded a hole-in-one Aug. 6 on the 186-yard 10th hole at Bluff Point Golf Resort. Giltz used an 8-iron. It was witnessed by Marty Mannix.

Windsurfing tour coming to Lake Champlain

PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce and the City of Plattsburgh, will welcome the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) to the shores of Lake Champlain on Sept. 28 and 29.

The tour, presented by Trade Winds Events, is going into its fourth year and has previously held events throughout California, Hawaii, Mexico and Peru. Included will be a freestyle feature, bump-n-jump, slalom/formula racing, windsurfing, kiteboarding and paddleboard exhibition, Cumberland Bay long distance race, family fun race, demos and clinics, appearances by pros Kevin Pritchard and Tyson Poor, pancake breakfast with proceeds supporting the Imaginarium Children’s Museum, awards, prizes and raffles, and evening music and BBQ.

For more information on the American Windsurfing Tour and the Lake Champlain Windsurfing Festival, visit

Kent-Delord museum tourney winners announced

PLATTSBURGH — Winning first place low gross in the Kent-Delord House Museum Golf Tournament, held Aug. 1 at Bluff Point Golf Resort, was the Plattsburgh Distributing team. Second place went to Jeffords Steel and third to Plattsburgh Ford.

Winning first place low net was the team from Champlain Valley Electric Supply, using the USGA tie-breaker format. Second low net went to Niles and Bracy, while taking third was the team sponsored by Grant Schneider.

Closest to the pin winner on two holes was Chris Dubay, who won two rounds of golf at Jay Peak Resort. All participants received raffle prizes and other gifts, sponsored by Plattsburgh Distributing.

Harmon Scholarship tournament on Aug. 24

PORT KENT — The Harmon Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 24 at Harmony Golf Club. There will be morning and afternoon flights, with lunch served in between. For more information, or to enter a team, sign up at or call the pro shop at 834-9783.

Champlain Fire Departmenttournament Sept. 21

ROUSES POINT — The Champlain Fire Department will hold its seventh-annual golf tournament Sept. 21 at the North Country Golf Club. The format is a four-person scramble, with a noon shotgun start.

The cost is $65 for non-members, $50 for members needing a cart and $40 for members not needing a cart. The fee includes greens fees, cart and meal to follow. Many games and prizes will be available and once again Parker Chevrolet has donated a hole-in-one wins a car special.

For more information, or to enter a team, contact Cory Thompson at 298-4559 or NCGC at 297-2582.

Bluff Point Senior Men’s Championship set for Aug. 22

PLATTSBURGH — The Senior Men’s Open Championships will be held Aug. 22 at Bluff Point Golf Resort. There will be an 8:30 a.m. modified shotgun start for the event, which benefits the Bluff Point Junior Golf Program. Entry deadline is Aug. 19.

Age groups include: Bronze, 55-59; White, 60-64; Gray, 65-69; Silver, 70-74; and Platinum, 75-and-over. The lowest gross winner and lowest net winner receive a 2014 Executive season pass to Bluff Point. Entry fee is $45 or $15 for pass holders and includes cart, lunch and awards. Make checks payable to Bluff Point Golf Resort.

All entry forms, with payment, and handicap verification must be returned to the Bluff Point Pro Shop by Aug. 19. The handicaps must be current to the 2013 season. Golfers ages 70 and over can play from the forward tees, with 2/3 handicap. For more information, contact Don Bainbridge at 563-5361.

CVAC volleyball coaches’ meeting on Monday

PLATTSBURGH — The Champlain Valley Athletic Conference volleyball coaches will hold a pre-season meeting at 4 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Beekmantown Central School gym.

Varsity coaches should attend and both junior varsity and modified coaches are also welcome. For more information, contact Vickie McMillan at

Chazy Central School lists soccer practice times

CHAZY — Practice times for Chazy Central School soccer are as follows: Monday, Aug. 19, varsity girls, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; junior varsity girls, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; varsity boys, 9 a.m. to noon; and junior varsity boys, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Modified practice will begin on Aug. 26, with the times to be announced at a later date.

All players must have a current physical on file in the school nurse’s office to be eligible for participation. For more information, contact Chazy Athletic Director Brian Norcross at 846-7215 (daytime), 846-6069 (evening) or at

Riverside Lanes to hold fall bowling meetings

AUSABLE FORKS — Riverside Lanes will be holding its fall bowling leagues meetings at 7 p.m. at the lanes on Aug. 12, 14, 15, 16 and 20 for its respective leagues. Interested teams and individuals are invited to attend. For more information, call 647-9905.

Hunter education class scheduled for Aug. 20-22

LEWIS — A Hunter education class is scheduled for Aug. 20, 21 and 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night at the Mount Fay Fish & Game Club. For more information, call Tim Gay at 873-2674.