10 YEARS AGO (2002)
Mooers native Jesse Boulerice scores his first National Hockey League goal to help the Carolina Hurricanes gain a 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Defending state Class B champion Peru rallies from a 16-point halftime deficit only to fall 10 yards short as Lansingburgh hangs on for a 22-18 victory in the quarterfinals. Matt St. Clair nearly makes a game-winning catch of a Matt Bezio pass to the end zone on 4th down. The loss ends a 23-game Peru winning streak.
Plattsburgh State’s Jay Wells finishes second while St. Lawrence University freshman Adam VanNortwick places ninth in the NCAA Div. III Atlantic Regional to qualify for the national championships in cross country.
Jasper-Troupsburg’s strong midfield play denies Chazy, 1-0, in the Class D boys’ soccer semifinals.
The flu-stricken Chazy girls, returning to the state semifinals for the first time in 18 years, fall to Margaretville 2-0.
Zack Luke passes for 3 touchdowns in Cambridge’s 28-7 win over Tupper Lake in Class C quarterfinal football play. Rob Lamere returns a kickoff 88 yards to score in the first half as the Lumberjacks close to within 14-7 at intermission.
Salem defeats Seton Catholic 25-0 in the Class D quarterfinal. Sam Adams runs for 74 yards to earn offensive MVP honors for the Knights while Kevin Converse is the defensive MVP.
20 YEARS AGO (1992)
Bobby Knaggs fires in 42 points to lead Clinton CC to a 96-83 come-from-behind win over North Country CC. Brad Pero adds 29 and Roy Ebersole, 15, for the Cougars. Erich LaBelle leads the Saints with 30.
Dan Tatro runs 63 yards to score on the first play from scrimmage to set the tone for Moriah’s 29-6 win over Rennselaer in the state Class D quarterfinals. Offensive MVP Chris Huchro runs for 125 yards and one touchdown while Bill Allen and John King also score for the Vikings. Mike Tromblee is the defensive MVP.
Saranac Lake digs in to stop a 90-yard drive 18 inches from the goal line, preserving a 13-7 victory over Highland in the Class C quarterfinals. Will Ellsworth links up with Chris Cuttaia on a 51-yard scoring strike and Mike Dwyer runs 7 yards to score for the Redskins.
Steve St. Clair scores 13 from 13 yards out on a reverse to give Peru the early lead, but Albany Academy rallies for a 22-6 win over the mistaken-prone Indians in the Class B quarterfinals.
25 YEARS AGO (1987)
Tina Peryea places seventh with Angie Dumas coming in 26th and Kerry Melville, 27, as Ann Ray’s Malone girls edge Pearl River by one point to win the Class B championship in state cross country. Sue Bergh is 28th and Mary Hurteau, 45th for the Huskies.
Anne Yeckley’s goal in the second overtime lifts MAI to a 1-0 win over Minisink Valley, but the Mount falls to Scotia 4-0 in the Capital Conference Class B semifinals in girls’ soccer.
Jody Cane scores twice to send Saranac on to a 2-0 victory over James I. O’Neill High School in the Class C semifinals. The Chiefs lose to Mechanicville 7-0 in the Conference final.
Keith Goodrow, Brian Fina and Steve McCormick score touchdowns as Saranac Lake wraps up its first CVAC football title with a 25-7 win over MAI.
Anne Winterkorn and Beth Bergevin each claim 3 firsts while Leigh Ryan and Jackie Speer are double winners as Plattsburgh High earns a record-setting 421 points in the Section VII swim championships.
Former St. John’s standout Kirk Little runs for 173 yards to help Brown University defeat Dartmouth College 19-0 in Ivy League football.
Jim Kane, Mike Perrotte and two unidentified Central New York investors agree to purchase Airborne Park Speedway from C.J. Richards.
30 YEARS AGO (1982)
John Jolicoeur hits David Seymour with a 2-yard pass to give Beekmantown a 13-6 overtime victory over PHS.
Kevin Magoon and Rick Liddell score on short runs to lead Ticonderoga past Saranac 15-0.
Paul Lemza scores on a 9-yard run and is also the defensive star as Moriah tops AuSable Valley 15-6 to lock up the Section VII Class C playoff berth. Bill McCabe scores on a 23-yard run for the Vikings.
Lynn Coffin sweeps all four disciplines in the optionals to lead Ticonderoga to the Section VII gymnastics crown.
Defending CVAC champion MAI rebounds from a first-set loss to defeat PHS 3-1 in a volleyball opener. Seena Ferrara and Annie Boule lead the Mounties while Sara Payette paces the Hornets.
40 YEARS AGO (1972)
Sophomore Dick Hooper, a former Elizabethtown-Lewis standout, is among Cortland State’s top scorers for the season with 6 goals in men’s soccer.
Ted Woolridge nets 21 points and grabs 16 rebounds while Willie West chips in with 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead Clinton CC to a 97-80 win over Vermont Tech in the season opener for the Cougars.
Former Peru standout Mike Davidson leads all St. Lawrence University receivers with 22 catches for 311 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Brent Dupee, the former St. John’s star, scores 2 touchdowns to help Kings Point defeat Gettysburg.
50 YEARS AGO (1962)
Twelve-year-old Brady Inman III bowls a 247 game to set a new junior record at North Bowl Lanes, breaking the record set by Dan Celeste, 15, in 1961.
Dennis Mooney, 14, posts the high aggregate score in North Country League of Instinctive Bowmen competition, but does not accept the prize in order to maintain his amateur status.
The Plattsburgh High wrestling team returns 7 lettermen including reigning Section VII champions Bob Brown at 138 pounds and Andy Shannon at 120.
60 YEARS AGO (1952)
Larry Senecal tallies 15 points, Pudge Murphy, 12, and Hugh O’Neil, 11, as the top scorers for the first week of basketball play in the YMCA Neighborhood League. Leroy Tyndall bowls the high single, 198, on the YMCA Lanes.
Frank Ruane welcomes 27 candidates to Dannemora’s first basketball practice, including returning lettermen Frank Dukette (captain), William Badger, George LaForest, Stan Gordon and Lyman Drolette.
The Champlain College Jays return only 2 lettermen (Jerry Samuels and Stan Gotin) in basketball. Freshmen Marv Hendrix (PHS), Dick Perry (MAI) and Tom Cronin (St. John’s) are on the roster.
70 YEARS AGO (1942)
Captain Nin DeLaire of St. Regis and Bart O’Brien of AuSable Forks are among the lettermen back for Platttsburgh State. Malone’s Jack Beyerl and Plattsburgh’s Phil Bremer miss the start of practice while recovering from operations. Up from the junior varsity are Yock Jackstadt and Sleepy Phifer of Plattsburgh and Brushton’s Red Meregis.