10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Amanda Chase claims 2 golds in open women’s track (800, 1,500 meters) at the Empire State Games while Andy Chevalier wins gold in open men’s swimming (200-meter individual medley).
Abby Graves, Hannah Babcock, Valen Timmons and Micaela Crowningshield are members of the Adirondack Region scholastic women’s ice hockey team that finishes 5-0 in winning the gold medal.
Canadian Heather Fuhr wins the Ironman Lake Placid women’s division for the fourth time.
Unseeded Jeff Giammattei rallies to beat Rick Batchelder 6-7, 6-1, 6-3 to win the Men’s Open title in the North Country Tennis Association Singles Tournament. Top-seeded Ashley Abar defeats Cindy Baker 6-3, 6-2 in the women’s final.
Zach Welch’s 2-out, 2-run single in the 6th inning sends the Altona Hornets on to a 9-8 victory over the Plattsburgh Cardinals, giving the 18-2 Hornets home-field advantage throughout the CVBL playoffs. For the Cardinals, 17-3, the setback snaps a 16-game winning streak.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Al Smith, Shannon Manor, Brian Passino and Eric Barry spearhead the defensive effort as the Plattsburgh North Stars hand Watertown its first loss, 7-5, in Empire Football League play.
Randy “Hawk” Hume of Elizabethtown easily wins the 15th-Annual Ultra-Marathon in Westport, covering 111 miles in 24 hours.
Chazy outlasts Rainbow Tavern, 23-21, to capture its fourth consecutive Women’s City Softball League championship. Betsy Trombley leads the way with 4 hits, including a grand slam, and eight runs-batted-in. Donna Dixon chips in with 5 hits while Yvette Pageau contributes 4. Alma Manor, Jackie Hoff, Tracy Snow and Jackie LaFreniere each collect 3 hits for the Rainbow.
Linc Jaquish wins the Clinton County Demolition Derby while Donald Barber takes the trophy for best appearing car.
Stephen Broadwell is named athletic director at Beekmantown Central.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Reid Crosby drives in 8 runs with 7 hits, Neil Stevens knocks in 6 with 6 hits and Mark Sawyer plates 4 with 5 hits to lead the Beekmantown Babe Ruth All-Stars to the title in the Massena tournament.
Kelly Penfield and Wayne Guay win the Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament at the Lake Placid Club.
Mike Dandrow is named varsity hockey coach at St. John’s Central with Rick Strack is his assistant.
Craig King sets a new junior course record of 23 minutes, 48 seconds in the weekly bicycle time trials, which draw a record field of 34 riders.
Joe Trombley and Robin Weeden each score twice as Chazy-Giroux’s beats Chazy-Zachary’s 5-1 to wrap up its fourth straight North Country Soccer League regular-season title.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Kevin Rock is named varsity football coach at Mount Assumption, taking over for Dave Martinovich.
Brad Streeter wins the Fifth-Annual Plattsburgh AFB 10K Run and Jason Sparkowski captures the 5K Fun Run.
Jeff Dickinson scores 2 goals as Iroquois Campground defeats Latremore Insurance 5-4 to win the North Country Soccer League’s Southern Division crown.
Scott Broderick’s lead-off home run in the top of the sixth gives ERA Cronin Realty a 2-1 victory over Police and a sweep of the Plattsburgh Little League championship series. Mike Laravia adds a triple and Mike Rabideau a double. Danny Burke has the lone hit for the Police. Jason Mitchell, who hit 20 home runs during the regular season, is intentionally walked 3 times.
Marge Grassi, with a 54-hole score of 263, defeats Eleanor Berger by 16 strokes to win the Bluff Point Ladies Club Championship.
Tony Fazzone pitches a no-hitter to lead Clare & Carl’s to a 3-0 victory over Kennedy-Copeland in the semifinals of the Plattsburgh Babe Ruth League playoffs.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Buddy Aguglia, a June graduate of Beekmantown Central, wins the Boys’ Handicap Division and a $1,000 scholarship at the All-America Youth Bowling Championship in Washington, D.C.
Dale Moss of Westport outduels Francis Neri of Plattsburgh to win the featured event in the Clinton County Demolition Derby.
Two-time league champion McGee’s Texaco, behind the three-hit shutout pitching of Randy Rock and the slugging of Harry Frenyea, wraps up the its division in Adirondack Slo-Pitch Softball League play.
George Bouyea, Jr. successfully defends his title in the Bluff Point Junior Open golf tournament.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Dave Zebro knocks out 4 hits and Gary Turner contributes a home run to lead Baker’s to a 16-3 win over Police in Little League action.
Flip DeLuca pitches a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts as unbeaten Chazy cuffs Champlain 13-0 in Clinton County Little League play. Brian Cote chips in with 3 singles and John Moss adds a triple.
Plattsburgh’s John Marich finishes fourth in a Canadian Professional Bowling Tournament in Montreal.
Bill Mousseau pitches a 2-hitter and brother Gary drives in 5 runs to send South Plattsburgh on to a 16-6 triumph over Cumberland Head in County Babe Ruth baseball.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
MAI and St. Michael’s College graduate Barry Branon, 39, is named head coach at St. John’s Academy, succeeding Roger Tolosky.
Mike Doorey’s grand slam lifts Ubl & Adams to a 9-8 win over the Salvation Army in City Softball League play.
Hal LaBarge drives in 5 runs with 3 hits to spark Altona to a 9-4 victory over Chazy in Junior League baseball. Slugger West belts a home run for Chazy.
Gerry Bousquet’s 3-run homer lifts Morrisonville to an 8-7 win over AuSable Forks in Junior League baseball.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
George Bock and Roger Prescott carry 2 handicaps into the first round of the Conway Cup at Plattsburgh Golf Club. Other top contenders with handicaps are: A. McDougal and C. Sorensen (9); Robert Duley and George Tribble (10); Robert Day (14). For the women, the top players are: Mrs. A. Clain (22), Mrs. George Tribble (26) and Miss G. Herwerth and Mrs. A. McDougal with 30 handicaps.
Copeland pitches a shutout as Scheier’s Cardinals defeat Morrisonville 7-0 in softball. Les Bouyea takes the loss. Tyler & Brown defeats Ward 4, 6-5. Cadieux and O’Connell make up the winning battery. Douglas and Giambruno are the pitcher and catcher for Ward 4.