March 27, 2012

Flashback: March 27, 2012

10 YEARS AGO (2002)

▶ The Plattsburgh Thunder, one of two new teams, will begin play in the New York Collegiate Baseball League in 2002. Terry Meron is the general manager and assistant coach.

▶ Art Graves and Gayle Porcelli win the annual Run for Hope Half Marathon in Elizabethtown.

▶ The Plattsburgh Ice Birds repeat as champions of the Stowe (Vt.) Women's Hockey Tournament. Team members include Judy Bechard, Karen Wiley, Barb MacDonald-Ferguson, Katie O'Connell, Kaitlyn Branon, Sheila Davenport, Hilarie Dickson, Cathy Eldridge, Kathie Side, Carol Dumas, Kathleen Roach, Mary LoTemplio, Barb Foster, Theresa Page and Cheryl Malcolm. Kent Eldridge is the coach.

▶ Former PHS standout Chris Burdo, a junior catcher for The College of Saint Rose, is named to the Northeast 10 Conference weekly honor roll for going 5-for-9 with 2 homers in 3 games. He is hitting .400 (20 for 50) for the season with 5 doubles, 2 homers and 11 runs batted in.

20 YEARS AGO (1992)

E Justin Gerry of Morrisonville, Martin Podgorski, John Fagan, Jenny Briggs and Ingrid Rand of Lake Placid; Matt Parsons, Sara Getman, Seth Dame, Jamie Morris and Scott Johnson of Plattsburgh; and Devon Whitney of Keene represent New York State in the Junior III-IV (ages 13-14) Alpine Ski Championships.

▶ Larry Maxwell shoots a 35 to win the Saranac Lake Kiwanis Benefit Challenge Golf Tournament at Ray Brook. Bob Bevilacqua comes in second with Tom Welch, third. Debbie Gordon shoots a 37 to lead the women. Bill Dupree, Mike Dupree, John Derby and Pat Redmond post the top score (144) among the foursomes.

25 YEARS AGO (1987)

E Harley Mattila, playing for The Classic Lounge in Plattsburgh, edges Dave Galarneau, of Milano's in Peru, 3 games to 2 to win his third A Division in the 11 years of the Northern New York 8-Ball Tournament.

▶ Blake Frechette resigns for financial reasons after 2 years as athletic director at Mount Assumption. He takes on a better-paying job. Frechette takes on a better-paying job.

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