January 16, 2013

Sports Shorts: January 16, 2013


---- — Bowl for A Cause

set for Jan. 20

PLATTSBURGH — The first-annual Bowl For A Cause tournament will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 20th at North Bowl Lanes. A donation of $10 is needed to compete, and that cost includes shoes and two games. All proceeds will be donated to the local scleroderma fund. For more information, contact Mary LaDuke at 565-5664 or

Emmerling receives 2nd Rookie of the Week nod

CORTLAND —Kevin Emmerling of the Plattsburgh State men’s hockey team was named SUNY Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 13.

The Northbridge, Mass. native helped to spark the Cardinals’ comeback in Saturday’s 5-4 overtime win against No. 13 Williams. With the Cardinals facing a three-goal deficit, Emmerling got them going with a goal early in the third period. The rookie forward then added an assist on agoal at the 15:00 mark before netting the equalizer with 3:41 left in regulation to force overtime.

With the pair of goals over the weekend, Emmerling has tallied a team-high nine goals in 13 games. He was also named SUNYAC Rookie of the Week on Nov. 12 after a four-goal weekend against Buffalo State and Fredonia.

Payne named

Player of the Week

CORTLAND —Junior Kathleen Payne picked up the second SUNYAC women’s basketball Player of the Week award of her career on Monday after leading the Cardinals to a 2-1 mark last week.

It looked as though the Cardinals were headed to a loss again Norwich last Tuesday before Payne canned a triple in the final minute that gave Plattsburgh its only lead of the game in a 51-47 victory. The 5-foot-8 forward from Goshen turned in a double-double performance with game-highs in points (18) and rebounds (10).

A season-high 25 points wasn’t enough in a 77-68 setback against Geneseo on Friday, but Payne led a balanced Plattsburgh attack with 14 points in a 72-63 win over Brockport on Saturday.

Averaging 19 points in each of the three games last week, Payne has increased her career point total to 931.

Payne’s points-per-game average of 15.2 is second only to Fredonia State’s Becky Hebert among SUNYAC players, and her rebounding average of seven per outing is 10th in the league.

Curle to Appear at Second Coaches

Corner Event

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State athletics department, in conjunction with the Ground Round Grill & Bar, will be hosting its second Coaches Corner event on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The event is free and open to the public.

From 5 to 7 p.m., Plattsburgh men’s basketball coach Tom Curle will be on hand at the Ground Round to mingle with fans and answer questions about the 2012-13 season.

The Cardinals have put together an 8-5 overall record halfway through their regular season schedule. They are tied for second place in the league standings.

Four more dates have been set for the 2013 Coaches Corner series.

Jan. 16 – Tom Curle (Men’s Basketball)

Feb. 13 – Cheryl Cole (Women’s Basketball)

Feb. 20 – Kevin Houle (Women’s Ice Hockey)

March 13 – Kris Doorey (Baseball)

K of C youth free-throw shoot Sunday

AUSABLE FORKS — The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest for AuSable Forks and Peru youths will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20 at noon at Holy Name School in AuSable Forks. Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are eligible to compete.

Winners can advance to higher levels of competition. Cadets at the West Point Academy will host the State Championship in April.

Youth hoops

tourney set

for Brushton

BRUSHTON — The North Country Blazers will host their 12th-annual youth basketball tournament March 22 to 24 at Brushton-Moira Central School. The event is for boys’ and girls’ teams in ninth grade and younger.

Entry fee is $200 per team with each team guaranteed three games. Entry fee should be paid prior to the tournament and can be mailed to: Brian Fairchild, 32 County Route 7, Brushton NY 12916.

You can pre-register at or by contacting Fairchild at 651-050

A tournament for boys and girls grades 6 to 12 will be held April 26 to 28.