November 8, 2012

Sports Shorts: November 8, 2012

Waterbury named SUNYAC Coach of the Year

PLATTSBURGH — The SUNYAC announced its 2012 men’s soccer postseason awards Wednesday with Plattsburgh State head coach Chris Waterbury receiving SUNYAC Soccer Coach of the Year by a vote of the conference coaches.

In 28 seasons with the Cardinals, Waterbury has compiled a 390-119-54 record, making him the winningest SUNYAC coach in the program’s history. Coach Waterbury led his team to its sixth SUNYAC regular season title with a 7-2 record against conference opponents while the Cardinals made their 15th-straight trip to the SUNYAC tournament. Plattsburgh finished the year with a 17-3-1 record, falling to Oneonta State in the SUNYAC championship game.

Earlier this season, Waterbury reached another coaching milestone when he picked up his 400th career victory in a 2-0 victory at Norwich University on Sept. 5. In a career that spans 30 years, Waterbury boasts a career record of 414-137-31.

With his 25th-straight winning season in the books, Waterbury garners SUNYAC honors for the seventh time in his career and the first time since the Cardinals’ phenomenal 2005 season. He was also recognized by the conference in 1990, 1992, 1998, 1999 and 2003

Ward Lumber holding buck contest

JAY — Ward Lumber is pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of the annual Buck Contest with bigger prizes, more ways to win and new scoring system.

Ward Lumber invites sportsmen and women deer hunting this season in the Northern Zone to take their bucks to Ward Lumber in Jay, NY to enter contest. There are now three ways to win: Biggest Buck, Smallest Buck (new) and Random Drawing. New this year, the Biggest Buck and Smallest Buck winners will be determined by calculating the weight X points. Biggest Buck wins a $250 Ward Lumber gift card (was $100). The new Smallest Buck category wins a $50 Ward Lumber gift card. All other entries are put into a random drawing to win a $100 Ward Lumber Gift Card. All contestants will receive a baseball cap just for entering. No pre-registration is required.

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