October 24, 2013

Sports Shorts: October 24, 2013


---- — Chapple, Martz toss 300 games at North Bowl

PLATTSBURGH — Taylor Chapple and Bob Martz recently rolled 300 games at North Bowl Lanes.

Chapple tossed a 300 while bowling for Action Auto in the Thursday Industrial League on October 10. Chapple, who carries a 217 average in the league, finished the night with a 223-300-194-717 series.

Martz, meanwhile, bowled his 300 for Champlain Valley Classic Cruisers in the Guys & Gals Senior League on October 16. Martz has a 215 league average and ended up with a 300-193-256-749 series.


Algonquin Chapter hosts monthly meeting

PLATTSBURGH — The public is invited to join the Algonquin Chapter of the ADK for its monthly program and meeting on the second floor auditorium of the Old Clinton County Courthouse on the corner of Margaret and Court Streets Nov. 1.

At 7 p.m., Ben Tabor, a Department of Environmental Conservation and Wildlife Technician, will give a talk on “The Natural History of Black Bears.” 

A business meeting will follow at 8 p.m.

Both the program and meeting are free.


Riverside Lanes Bowling Tournament to begin

AUSABLE FORKS — The 37th-annual Riverside Lanes Handicap Bowling Tournament will be held the weekends of October 26-27 and November 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17.

Estimated first-place prize in the men’s/mixed division will be $1,200 and first place in the women’s division $450.

There are openings for the 6 p.m. shift on Saturday, October 26, as well as the rest of the weekends. There are applications at all local bowling centers and phone-in reservations can be made at 647-9905.

For further information, visit the website at Riverside Bowling or call 647-9905.


Basketball officials looking for new members

PLATTSBURGH — The local basketball officials organizations are looking for new members in the Clinton, Franklin and Essex Counties. Officials would work local high school games.

Interested candidates can contact Randy Lozier at 572-6563 or Peter McMillan at 562-1526.


Youth bureau to hold Halloween-themed fun run

CADYVILLE — The Clinton County Youth Bureau and Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department will co-host a Halloween-themed Fun Run on Oct. 28 at the Cadyville Recreation Park.

The runs are for youth of all ages and their families. Ages six and under will be running a quarter-mile “Pumpkin” run, ages 7 to 10 a half-mile “Ghost” run, ages 11 to13 will be a 1-mile “Bat” run. Registration for the runs will begin at 4:30 p.m. and runs will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Following the races, participants are invited to stay for Halloween-themed healthy snacks, drinks and games provided by area agencies. Participating agencies include: Clinton County Youth Court, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Journey into Reading, the Healthy Neighborhoods Program, Clinton County Health Department Health Planning and Promotion Division and more. Participants are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. All activities are free. For further information on the event, call the Clinton County Youth Bureau at 565-4750.


Schuyler Falls holding basketball registration

PERU — The Town of Schuyler Falls Recreation Department is currently holding registration for its basketball program. The program is open to town youths in grades three to six.

Registration forms can be completed and returned to the town hall by Thursday, November 7. You can also register on-line at For further information, contact the town hall, at 563-1129, or Sam Campbell, at 643-2542.

North Bowl Youth Program off this weekend

PLATTSBURGH — The North Bowl Youth Bowling Program will not have any make-up/pre-bowling allowed on Sunday due to the area Special Olympics bowling competition on Sunday morning. Open bowling will be available on Sunday from noon to 11 p.m.


Bowman takes first place in bowling tournament

SCHENECTADY — Peru Central School junior Jonathan Bowman led wire-to-wire and defeated Nassau’s Zachary Doty, 257-252, in the finals to win the Capital District Youth Scholarship Bowling Tournament held at Towne Bowling Academy on October 19.

The title match was close throughout. Both bowlers rolled strikes in the second through fifth frames. Bowman held a four-pin lead through six. Both bowlers then responded with strikes in the seventh through ninth frames. Doty rolled two strikes in the 10th frame to force Bowman to fill 26 pins. Bowman rolled strikes on all three shots to earn his second CDYST title and a $300 scholarship.

Bowman began the qualifying with a 299 game and would continue to lead the qualifying before finishing with a 947 total. He then won all three of his semifinal matches in the stepladder finals as he compiled the second-highest seven-game series in CDYST history with a 1,635 (1,725 with bonus).

There were 43 competitors in all. Mooers’ Christopher Kokes placed 32nd in qualifying with a 692 total.


Pelkey tosses 32nd-career 300 game

MALONE — Dave Pelkey rolled the 32nd 300 game of his bowling career recently in the North Country Travel League at Lucky Strike Lanes. He finished the three-game set with an 803 series.

Lucky Strike Lanes to host October Challenge on Sunday

MALONE — Lucky Strike Lanes will be hosting the October Challenge on Sunday at noon. Entry fee is $50. The format is a five-game qualifier and bowlers will be placed in age divisions — 39 and under, 40 to 59, 60 and over and ladies.

The top eight in each division will then bowl one game, the top 16 scores will advance to the single-game bracket elimination matches. Bowlers are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the squad.

For more information, or to sign up, call Scott, at 483-5220, or e-mail,