December 4, 2013

Sports Shorts: December 4, 2013

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,, 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.

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