Town of Plattsburgh offering free programs
PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department will be offering free programs to any town resident during area schools’ winter recess.
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing sessions will be held at the Cadyville Recreation Park Dec. 23, 27 and 30 and Jan. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day with weather permitting.
Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the Recreation Department at 562-6860 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Equipment will be provided at no cost to those needing it.
Archery classes will be held for children ages 8 to 13 years. The classes will be held at Gander Mountain from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 26 or Jan. 2.
Equipment will be provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling the Recreation Department at 562-6860.
Bowling for all town residents will bowl at North Bowl Lanes on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 5 through Feb. 23. This program costs $10 per participant and will include three games and shoe rentals each week.
Those interested must pre-register and pay at the Recreation Department by Jan. 3. The program is for all school-aged children who are residents of the town.
Anyone requiring further information is asked to call the Town Recreation Department at 562-6860 or log on to their website, townofplattsburghrecreation.com, to view current and upcoming programs.
Aveson picks up fourth ECAC West Weekly Award
CENTERVILLE, Mass. — Sydney Aveson of the top-ranked Plattsburgh State women’s hockey team has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) West Goalie of the Week for the week ending Dec. 1.
Aveson was named the Most Valuable Player at the ninth annual Panther/Cardinal Classic after making 40 combined saves in a 1-0-1 weekend for Plattsburgh. The West Covina, Calif., native recorded 19 stops in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Amherst, allowing her first goal of the season.
On Sunday, Aveson turned away all 21 shots faced to earn her seventh shutout and victory of the season. The latest honor marks the fourth time Aveson has been lauded as the league’s top goaltender this season.
A solid performance in Sunday’s game against Middlebury landed sophomore forward Giovanna Senese a spot on the ECAC West Weekly honor toll. Senese netted both goals in Plattsburgh’s 2-0 win over the Panthers as the Cardinals claimed the Panther/Cardinal Classic title.
With her two goals, Senese earned a spot on the Panther/Cardinal Classic All-Tournament Team.
After wrapping up the first semester with a 9-0-1 record, the Cardinals claimed the top spots in the USCHO.com and D3hockey.com Division III polls for the fifth-straight week.
Plattsburgh returns to action Jan. 5 when the Cardinals host the Norwich Cadets at 3 p.m. at the Stafford Ice Arena.
‘Father Time’ snow-shoe run Dec. 29
BRIGHTON — The “Father Time” 5K snowshoe run will be held at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center Dec. 29.
There will be a $10 entry fee and a $5 fee for friends of the Visitor Interpretive Center. The race starts at 10 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m.
For more information, call Kyle Dash at (716) 525-0566.
Lucky Strike Lanes to host tournament Dec. 8
MALONE — Lucky Strike Lanes will host the “December Challenge” at noon Dec. 8.
The entry fee is $50 with a $500 first-place prize based on 35 entries.
The top-16 bowlers will earn cash. A five-game qualifier will be based on age (ages 39 and under, 40-59, 60 and over and a ladies division).
Brackets and jackpots will be available.
For more information or to signup, call Scott at 483-5220 or email LSLMalone@aol.com.