March 17, 2013

Flashback: March 17, 2013


---- — 10 YEARS AG0 (2003)

Moriah places first in stunt group at the Cheerleading National Championships with a team of Kimberly Sprague, Jessica Simpson, Kimberly Harvish and Miranda Ashline.

Former Malone standout Amber Goppert, averaging 12.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.02 steals a game, reaches 1,000 points for her basketball career at the University of Richmond.

Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso each claim 2 gold medals in the U.S. Alpine Skiing Championships at Whiteface Mountain.

Plattsburgh State’s Brendon Hodge and Peter Ollari earn All-America honors in hockey.

Saranac Lake’s Andrea Kilbourne, a senior forward for Princeton University, is named to the All-Ivy and All-ECAC teams in hockey.

Tiara Garrow, Micaela Crowningshield and Beth LeClair lead the PYH Under 15 girls hockey team to a state Tier II championship.

20 YEARS AG0 (1993)

Beekmantown’s Suzanne Frenyea, averaging 27.8 points per game, is named the area’s most valuable player in girls’ basketball.

Wisconsin-River Falls dethrones reigning NCAA Div. III ice-hockey champ Plattsburgh State with a 4-2 victory in the semifinals in St. Paul, Minn.

Bruce Stevens retires after seven years as girls’ varsity basketball coach at Mount Assumption and Seton Catholic. He leaves with a 109-35 record, four division titles, three Section VII banners and three North Country Regional crowns.

25 YEARS AG0 (1988)

MVP Keith Cieplicki pours in 44 points to lead The Ponderosa to its fourth straight PBA Basketball Tournament title with a 133-130 victory over Pizza Hut. Jeff Brown chips in with 26 points and Mike Deane adds 25. John Schweitz leads Pizza Hut with 48 points while Holman Harley hits for 44.

Saranac Lake’s Bernie Robinson, age 69, becomes the oldest player to win the Northern New York 8-Ball Pool Championship.

The Villa Vespa-Howard Johnson’s ski team wins the Coors Challenge Series at Whiteface with a team of Mike Butler, Clarke Colon, Kim Vespa and Wayne Feinberg.

30 YEARS AG0 (1983)

Gene Ver Wiebe of Saratoga Springs defeats Tom Loughan in the Senior Men’s final of the Press-Republican Racquetball Tournament. Cindy Baker beats Gail Morris in the women’s final while Alain Aube, Tony Braddock, Ken Deon and Debbie Demers also win classes.

Mike Brodi captures the Northern New York 8-Ball Tournament in Lake Placid.

Dave Deken rolls a 757 series to break the tournament record of 745 in the North Country Handicap Tournament at Adirondack Lanes in Ticonderoga.

The Chuck Wagon wins the City Men’s Basketball League title with a team of Joe Porcelli, Dan Theiss, Larry Converse, Don Verkey, Don James, Jeff Passino, Tony Bucci, Pete Shene, Mike Ryan, Ron Hamel and Wendell Moore.

Dave Richard bowls an 806 series in the Lone Ranger League at Plattsburgh Lanes.

40 YEARS AG0 (1973)

Phil Schoff scores 36 points to lead the Hague Nite Hawks to a 108-89 triumph over Glens Falls in the championship game of the Crown Point Boosters Basketball Tournament. John Young of Glens Falls is named MVP.

Peru’s Gary Giroux and Mike St. Louis of Beekmantown are two of Ithaca College’s top newcomers for baseball.

Plattsburgh State places three in the top six in SUNYAC scoring with Bob Finney, fourth, with a 17.8 average. Jim Perkins and Don Verkey figure for 16.3 a game. Potsdam’s Mike Deane is second in the conference, averaging 21.6.

50 YEARS AG0 (1963)

Neil Breen fires in 39 points as the House of Jay wallops the AuSable Clippers in the semifinals of the Altona Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. Les Fessette scores 18 in Plattsburgh’s 56-46 win over Champlain.

Jill Johnson, with a two-game score of 392, places fourth in the bantam girls’ handicap division of the Junior Mail-o-Graphic Bowling Tournament. Steve Friedman, with a 373, is 50th in bantam boys and Georgia Pengitore, 63rd in junior girls with a three-game 558. Nationwide, 191,000 juniors take part in the unique event where games are bowled locally and scores mailed in for comparison.

Pauline Stark and Ruth Ryan combine for a 1,141 to win doubles in the Plattsburgh Women’s Bowling Association Handicap Tournament. Lee Rice wins singles with a 627 while Bernice Miller takes all events with a 1,601.

Jim Loya scores 35 points and Tom Petrashune, 22, to lead the Keeseville Town Team to a 97-70 victory over AuSable Forks. Gene Mace scores 14 points and Gary Barber, 13, for AuSable.

60 YEARS AG0 (1953)

Hank Whisher scores 29 points to lead Lyon Mountain past Ellenburg 91-73 in the Ellenburg Gold Medal Basketball Tournament semifinals. Hal Allen and Paul lead Ellenburg with 21 apiece. The Champlain Savoys, with Walt Hunsinger hitting for 28 points and Dick Bodette, 21, defeat Fort Covington 94-67.

Curt Fountain of AuSable Forks is re-elected president of the Champlain Valley League while Bill Robinson, of Lyon Mountain, remains vice president and Claude Lavigne of Morrisonville as secretary-treasurer of the summer baseball league.

Roy Raby retires after 27 years of officiating basketball. Raby and Leo Provost were the only two members of the local chapter when it was formed in 1928.

70 YEARS AG0 (1943)

William Reed is the free-throw champion of the Plattsburgh Junior High Saturday Morning Boys’ Athletic League. John Seymour comes in second and Oril Graves, third.

For the second straight year, the Second Team defeats the First Team, 38-33, in the annual North Country League All-Star Basketball Game. Big Ed Stokes of MAI scores 16 points to lead the winners while Paul Hartman turns in a splendid defensive effort and contributes 8 points. Bob Gaines of Rouses Point adds 7 points. Tony Livingston and Hal Stokes score 9 points each for the First Team.

Ralph Milne converts a steal into a basket and Buddy O’Connell adds a free throw to give Plattsburgh High a 35-32 win over MAI and its second consecutive City Junior-Varsity championship. Jim Brannigan adds 8 points and Bob Pote, 7. Higgins leads the Mount with 14.