September 17, 2013

Sports shorts: September 17, 2013

Philadelphia Flyers in Placid this weekend

LAKE PLACID — The Philadelphia Flyers will hold a preseason training came in Lake Placid Sept. 19-22. The camp will not be open to the public.

Practice Times:

Thursday, Sept. 19, 12:30-3 p.m., USA Rink, Olympic Center

Friday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., USA Rink and 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena

Sunday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., USA Rink and 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena

Practice times are subject to change.

Father Flynn gets hole-in-one

PLATTSBURGH — Rev. Francis Flynn recorded his first career hole-in-one Monday while playing golf at The Barracks. He used an iron on the seventh hole.

Msgr. Dennis Duprey and Rev. William Muench witnessed the ace.

Rod, gun offers law enforcement discount

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Rod and Gun Club now offers a Law Enforcement Discount. Current LEO’s would only pay a $30 family membership to join the club.

The club has a heated 8-point indoor firing range. Pistol shooters practice on Wednesday and Friday nights starting at 7:30. Rifle shooters currently fire on Tuesday nights at 6 with additional days starting in October. A nightly fee of $7 per adult and $5 per student is also collected. 

The club offers instruction and has rifle equipment available for free. For more information, call Peter Visconti at 298-7776

Sheppard sweeps at Mohawk Raceway

AKWESASNE — Super Matt Sheppard enjoyed a perfect weekend, claiming his third and fourth DIRTcar Series victories of the season in the two-day Twin Leaf Nationals at Mohawk International Raceway.

Sheppard moved in front on lap 49 of Sunday’s 75-lap feature and held it the rest of the way. Carey Terrance recovered from an early slip to finish second with Danny Johnson, third. With 15 laps to go in Saturday’s main event, Sheppard regained the lead down the backstretch. Billy Dunn remained on his back bumper in the closing laps, but could not get past the 3-time and defending series champion.

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