November 30, 2012

Sports Shorts: November 30, 2012


---- — Annual Bobcat Shootout this weekend

ELLENBURG — The 25th-Annual Bobcat Shootout, a boys’ basketball tournament hosted by Northern Adirondack Central School, will be played tonight and Saturday.

Section X rivals Chateaugay and St. Lawrence Central will take the court at 6:30 p.m. tonight. For the first time since the 1990-91 season, Ron Boyea will not be coaching the Bulldogs — the New York State Hall of Famer has passed the torch after 21 years. Chateaugay will be looking to win back-to-back Shootout titles for the first time since 1990, when new head coach Mike Martin was a player. The Larries are coming off their first trip to the state playoffs after winning the Section X Class C title a season ago.

The second game will feature Northern Adirondack against Northeastern Clinton. Northeastern Clinton has been one of the most successful programs in recent years under the direction of coach Robb Garrand. Northern Adirondack is looking to bounce back from a challenging season a year ago and will lean heavily on senior Colby Sayah.

On Saturday, the consolation is at 4 p.m., followed by the championship contest. The junior varsity teams will play 90 minutes before the varsity teams in the newly constructed Middle School gym on both days.

Plattsburgh FC to hold soccer tryouts

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh FC Soccer is holding tryouts for the upcoming 2013 outdoor season for the U18 and U16 girls.

Tryouts will be Sunday and the following Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Crete Center. The U18 girls’ tryouts will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. and the U16 girls’ tryouts from 3 to 4 p.m. Attendance at both sessions is strongly suggested. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time to fill out all needed information.

The 2013 season consists of games in the Vermont Soccer League and three tournaments in and around the Albany and Vermont areas. The season runs from early April through the middle of July. For more information, contact the Plattsburgh FC, at

Elks Hoop Shoot set for Dec. 9

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Lodge of Elks #621 will hold its annual Hoop Shoot contest at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the City Gym on the Oval.

The Hoop Shoot begins at the local level with Elks Lodges. From there, participants advance through district, state and regional competitions. Of the millions of young people who participate and advance, six national champions are named — one boys and girl in age groups 8 to 9, 10 to 11 and 12 to 13.

Winners from each age group will advance to the District Shoot which will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 at AuSable Valley Central School, hosted by the Keeseville Lodge of Elks.

Winners announced in Riverside Lanes Bowling Tourney

AUSABLE FORKS — Lucky Strike Lanes rolled a 3381 series to finish in first place in the men’s division at the 36th-Annual Riverside Lanes Bowling Tournament. Brooke’s Guys finished second with a 3284, the North Bowl Younger School third with a 3238, Bowlwinkles fourth with a 3173 and Beaney’s Construction fifth with a 3160.

Hooters and Cooters won the women’s division with a 2890, followed by NBA with a 2884. Brent LaGrave tossed the only 300 game in the tournament.