10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Former Saranac star Josh Brooks, a 6-foot-5 junior walk-on with the Orange, is a member of the Syracuse University basketball team that defeats Kansas 81-78 to win the national championship.
Beekmantown’s Jason Lapham becomes a 2-time High School All-American in wrestling. He beats Colorado’s 2-time state champion to finish third at 124 pounds.
AuSable Valley’s Jody Ashline posts a 3-2 record at 140 pounds in the National High School Senior Open Wrestling Championships, beating the Minnesota and Nevada state champs along the way.
Nina Lussi, Lars Johnson and Mike Clarke of Lake Placid, and Peru’s Nick Arnold, each win a case of apples from Forrence Orchards for finishing first in their age group in the Apple Butter Open moguls competition at Whiteface.
Freshman Kristy Harrigan serves 17 points, including 7 aces in the third game, to lead Chateaugay to a 3-0 victory over Potsdam in volleyball.
The Montreal Expos beat up on the New York Mets 10-0 in the first of 22 the Expos’ “home” games played in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
The Lyon Mountain Miners move to the Northern Valley Baseball League, leaving the Champlain Valley Baseball League with just 5 teams.
Holli Blair, Stephanie Burdo and Tammy Spooner each collect 3 hits in the second game, but they can’t stop Clinton Community College from dropping a doubleheader to Adirondack CC in softball.
Former Beekmantown standout Robert Knaggs, playing for Clinton Community College and the second-leading scorer in the NJCAA, is named to the Region III, Division III First Team in men’s basketball.
Clinton Community College forward John Wood is named to the All-Region Team in hockey while teammate Mike Dubrey is named a Second Team defenseman.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Andy Dumas, the all-time leading scorer at Keene Central with 1,576 points, agrees to join Larry Cowan’s first recruiting class at Plattsburgh State after a fine junior-college career at Champlain College.
Clinton Community College Coach Tom Lacey lands Chateaugay standout Kevin Burke, the Most Valuable Player in Div. II of the Northern Athletic Conference, averaging 21 points and 8 rebounds a game.
Plattsburgh State’s Donna Dixon, a First-Team All-SUNYAC, is one of 20 players named to the New York State Women’s All-Star Team in basketball.
Michelle Hargett drives in 8 runs with 8 hits for the day in leading North Country Community College to a sweep of Clinton CC in softball. Meg Schneider collects 5 hits and 8 RBI for the Cougars.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Celine Cable defeats Shirley Butler 6-2, 6-2, to win the Women’s Class A championship in the Spring Time Singles Tennis Tournament at the Plattsburgh Racquet Club. Leslie Slee wins Class B while Tom Brown takes the high-school boys’ division.
Plattsburgh State’s Dennis Northrup, seeded 399th, places 89th in the Boston Marathon in 2:20:40.
The Plattsburgh Senior A Hockey Team, sponsored by Giroux’s Poultry, wraps up a 25-10 season with a second-place finish in the Barre (Vt.) Men’s Class A Hockey Tournament. Greg Nephew of Plattsburgh is named the tournament’s most valuable goalie while teammate Ray Guay is the most valuable player.
Peru’s John Barrett, who missed the state tournament with a fractured thumb, wins the 154-pound weight class at the Eastern Regional Freestyle Wrestling Championships in New Haven, Conn.
Mike Ellis, an eighth-grader at Plattsburgh Middle School, reaches the national championships in the Pepsi-Cola Hot Shot Competition.
Karen Houston bowls a 708 handicap series and Linda LaMarche, a 557 scratch triple, to lead the Grand Union to victory in the Third Bowl-a-thon for Special Olympics. Lee Butts, P & C manager, tosses a 700 high handicap series for the men while Dave Cable tosses a 604 scratch series for the Sheriff’s Department.
Plattsburgh High’s Angelo Sutton, who finishes his career with 1,183 points, is named to the Fourth Team All-State in Basketball for small schools.
North Country CC’s Tim Preston, who collects 110 points in 2 seasons, is named an NJCAA Hockey All-American for the second year in a row.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
West Chazy’s Bill Fountain scores a 47-second technical knockout in the 139-pound final of the Vermont Amateur Boxing Championships.
Peru sweeps the first high-school track meet held indoors at the Plattsburgh State Field House. Jimmy Holland wins the one- and two-mile events and Tony Bell captures the 440 and high jump to lead the boys. The Peru girls overcome victories by Beekmantown’s Sue Sears in the 60-yard dash and long jump.
The Plattsburgh Swim Club wraps up its season with the following named outstanding swimmers: Stephanie Perkins, Sharon Pearl, Rich Dilzer, Henry Pearl, Jay Buddi, Beth Tanner, Mary Beth Pearl, Luann Picard, Geoff Spear, Linda Hammond and Charles Dilzer.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
3 schools join the Champlain Valley League for track & field: Beekmantown, coached by Larry Raville; Saranac, led by Morris Towne; and Keeseville, coached by Dave Truax.
The Lake Champlain Underwater Research Club, led by Frank Pabst and Roy Holt, pushes for a museum at 75 Miller St. to commemorate Lake Champlain naval battles. Harriet Bird is the club historian.
Louis “Fred” Dupras of Rouses Point enters the season as the top pitcher on the St. Michael’s College baseball team.
Mineville shot put and discus standout Gene Thompson is a member of the Columbia University track & field team.
Winning pitcher Al Russell helps his cause with a double as Peru defeats Arlington High School 8-4 in Poughkeepsie.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
The City Softball League, under Sam Godin, is set to open the season with 8 teams: The Salvation Army, Scheier’s, Diamond Match, Dannemora Hospital, Imperial Mill, Pal Blade, Ubl & Adams and The National Army Store.
Tommy Giroux, Bill Higgins and Eugene Banker are the only returnees as Peru prepares to defend its Clinton County Baseball League title.
John “Bill” Hafer, former player for Guys baseball team and the Plattsburgh Majors, returns to the city as Director Admissions at Syracuse University, interviewing students at Champlain College. Hafer also taught and coached in Lyon Mountain and Saranac Lake and played for both towns in the Northern League.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
Nash’s Stars beat Leonard’s Wonders in a 3-game series at the Nash Recreation Parlor honoring Bert Harkness’s homecoming. Leo Nash rolls a 611 series, Tom Mead, a 605, Charlie Villoni, a 600, and Ed Cusson, a 539. Harkness adds a 525 for Nash’s.
Harold “Red” Corcoran of Dannemora puts together a 6-game series of 1,199 to win the Bowling Sweepstakes at Nash’s. Tom Mead posts an 1,177 score, Lefty Mattoon, an 1,168, and Charlie Lefee, an 1,162. Lefee bowls the high game of 267.