March 7, 2014

Sports Shorts: March 7, 2014

Adirondack Bobsled Club has new champions

PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Bobsled Club has new champions — Hunter Church and George Miller, both rookies in the big sled.

They not only earned Outstanding Athlete awards, but the 2-man Red Devils bobsled team also bested coach and mentor Ken Kesterman and Mike Hagadorn. In a race scored on consistency on the coldest of nights and the slickest of tracks, Church matched himself, laying down two perfect runs with a .00 differential.

Kesterman was nearly perfect himself with a .01, beating out his nemesis, Carlton Glantz of Nazareth Pa., with a .02. Not far behind was 16-year-old Nicole Reisinger of Annapolis, Md. in .07.

Church and Miller are juniors at Saranac Central School and are varsity football players. Both Church and Miller received medals and awards provided by sponsors Lake City Choppers and Plattsburgh Distributing Inc. Kesterman, the ADK bobsled president, also garnered the gold in the Masters Division.

Local athletes compete in national snowshoe race

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Several local athletes competed in a national snowshoe race last weekend at the Prospect Mountain Ski Resort. The event drew at least 400 competitors in Junior Males/Junior Females, Senior Men/Senior Women and Citizens 5K races held throughout the weekend.

Several area residents qualified and compete in their respective age categories. More than 20 states were represented.

The snowshoe racing nationals are held yearly and in different locations across the United States.

Dion National Snowshoe Race

Prospect Mountain, Bennnington, Vt.

March 1

Junior Male 5K

1, Mitchell Ryan (Plattsburgh), 21:53.

Senior Woman 10K

9, Erin Rasco (Cadyville), 55:36, (2nd in age group 25-29; Heidi Baumbach (Lake Placid,) 59:12, (1st in age group 20-24)

Men/Womens 10K National Championship:

Aimee Demers-Bourge (Plattsburgh), 1:03; Ingrid Bashaw (Peru), 1:32; Jeremy Drowne (West Chazy), 47:48; Matthew Medeiros (Saranac), 48:31.

Citizens 5K snowshoe race

Shannon Drowne (West Chazy), 35:49 (first woman overall)

Rhey Plumley guest at LC Trout Unlimited meeting

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