Press-Republican

August 14, 2013

Sports Shorts: Aug. 14, 2013


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---- — A-C North Sports Center offers non-contact hockey

PLATTSBURGH — The Ameri-Can North Sports Center is offering non-contact hockey Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. for high school players only.

It will run from Aug. 18 through Sept. 29 at a cost of $ 10 per skate. All players must call ahead to reserve a spot.

Call Jamie at 569-7524 or 561-7672.

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Free kayak trip to all Town of Plattsburgh adults and seniors

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a free kayak trip to all Town of Plattsburgh active adults and seniors Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The trip will start in Saranac at Picketts Corners Park at 10 a.m. and travel 6.3 miles down the river to the Cadyville Beach. The trip will take approximately 2.5 hours.

All equipment will be provided to those who need it. Event organizers welcome those with their own equipment to join on this leisurely paddle.

All participants must pre-register prior to the trip and can do so by stopping by or calling the Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department at 151 Banker Road or 562-6860.

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Legend Bobby Allison Coming to Make-A-Wish Night at Thunder Road

BARRE, Vt. — NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will visit the Barre highbanks as Thunder Road will be back in action with Make-A-Wish night presented by Bond Auto Parts Thursday.

Allison, one of the winningest drivers in NASCAR history, will be on hand to sign autographs for fans as a part of the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

The evening will feature three Thunder Road divisions: Late Models, Tigers and double features for the Street Stocks, excluding the annual Run-What-U-Brung.

The Run-What-U-Brung allows the average fan a chance to tame the Barre highbanks in their street legal, registered and inspected vehicle. All they need are long pants, a long sleeve shirt, a helmet and a pit pass.

The one-on-one elimination match races are one lap each until only the champion is left standing. Past Run-What-U-Brung events have seen everything from bread trucks to jacked-up trucks to two-door hatchbacks.

This Thursday’s Make-A-Wish night will kick off with a Street Stock feature make-up at 6:30 p.m.

The grandstands will open at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for kids (ages 6 to 12) and $20 for a family of four (two adults and two kids).

The Run-What-U-Brung will be held during intermission. All Run-What-U-Brung competitors must be registered and in the pit area with their cars by 6 p.m.

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Wyand Ride Horsehoe Tournament Saturday

MORRISONVILLE — The Wyand Ride Horseshoe Tournament, benefiting the Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care, will transpire at the American Legion Post 1619 Saturday.

Registration begins at 1 p.m., while the double-elimination Tournament is scheduled for 2 p.m.

For more information, call 561-0216.

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Lumber Jills gearing up for end of season

PLATTSBURGH —The North Country Lumber Jills are starting the second half of their home bout with a bottle drive Sept. 7 from noon to 4 p.m.

There isn’t a specific location. Call the organization at 335-2295 and someone from the team will stop by to collect bottles and cans.