70 YEARS AGO (1942)
Julius LaRow, local taxicab driver and well-known wrestler, draws with Bull Mason of New York City in a 45-minute match at Camp Upton. Pvt. Murph Lorry of Plattsburgh reports on his army buddy.
The Saranac Ramblers defeat the Plattsburgh Lafayettes 4-1, 7-6, with Dutton and Carter leading the Rambers at the plate. O’Connell doubles for Plattsburgh.
60 YEARS AGO (1952)
Mike Breen scores on Roger LeClair’s fielder’s choice to cap a seven-run comeback as the Dannemora Dodgers down the Plattsburgh Yankees 8-7 to win the Clinton County Peewee League Championship.
Tommy Sorrell belts a 3-run homer and joins winning pitcher Wayne Ano with 3 hits as AuSable Forks dumps Plattsburgh Nitzi’s 11-5 to win the County Junior Division title.
Ace Holden’s travelling 4-man softball team tops the City League All-Stars 3-2 despite home runs from Bub Rock and Bob Bouyea. Holden allows 2 hits while whiffing 17.
50 YEARS AGO (1962)
Winning pitcher Bernanrd Siskavich clubs 2 homers to lead Lyon Mountain to a 14-2 thrashing of Morrisonville in the County Grasshopper final.
Nancy Myatt strikes out 17 and helps her cause with 2 hits as Beekmantown beats Lyon Mountain for the girls’ Little League title.
Dick VanHoesen pitches a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts and joins Jim Kaufman and Don Chenevert with base hits as Rouses Point tops Redford 8-3 for the boys’ Little League crown.
Linda Smith gets 3 hits and scores 4 runs to lead Dannemora to a 21-18 win over Cadyville in the girls’ Babe Ruth final while Scooter Giroux and Terry Ladd each collect 2 hits in Peru’s 16-9 triumph over Beekmantown for the boys’ crown.
Bob Zuckerman, driving a 1958 stick Ford, wins the K Stock 6-cylinder Class in drag racing at Hudson Falls.
Dale Mooney holds off Dennis Mooney to win the Men’s Division of the Target Archery Championship for the Pine Ridge Bowmen.
40 YEARS AGO (1972)