10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Bucko Branham wins the Flying Tiger feature and a segment of the Remington 4-10 Shootout on opening day at Airborne Speedway.
Keene’s Joe Plotino strikes out 18 batters in a 7-5 win over Indian Lake.
Kevin Houle, assistant coach of the men’s hockey team, is named interim head coach of the women’s team at Plattsburgh State, succeeding Scott Dockett, who had resigned for personal reasons.
Wayne Knechtel bowls games of 298, 279 and 256 to establish a new scratch series record of 833 for the Community Bowling Center in Chateaugay.
Zack Welch goes 4-for-4 with 2 doubles to lead Northern Adirondack to a 10-7 triumph over Plattsburgh High in an early-season battle of CVAC unbeatens.
Katrina Staves, Shae Gilmore and Christa Shippee are named to the All-State team for scholastic volleyball.
Jason Nero and Kyle Jones each claim 4 firsts as Saranac nips Ticonderoga 68-64 in boys’ track.
Amanda Demers drills 3 homers, including a grand slam, in Chateaugay’s 5-4, 26-5 sweep of Parishville-Hopkinton.
Sean Elliott pitches a 5-hitter in a 3-2 victory over Brockport, giving Plattsburgh State’s first-year varsity program a berth in the SUNYAC tournament.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Saranac’s Tom Welch joins NAC’s Richard Moore and Mark Bogucki of PHS on the All-State Team in boys’ basketball.
Chris Mazzella and John Kmack lead the new AAU basketball program, which attracts 40 girls ages 13-16.
Malone’s Jen Wiseman, competing for Plattsburgh State, places second in the 800 and fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in the SUNYAC Track & Field Championships.
Bob Blair bests Lisa Silver, 237-213, in the Michelob Lite Singles final at Plattsburgh Lanes.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Kathy Brandell Champagne overcomes a cramp in her side at the 23-mile mark to finish 40th out of 207 runners in the U.S. Olympic Marathon trial for women in Pittsburgh. She finishes in 2 hours, 43 minutes.
Sophomore Mark Kiroy, making his first varsity start, tosses a 4-hitter and belts a 2-run homer to lead Saranac past Ticonderoga 6-0. Left-fielder Jimmy Ryan throws out a runner at home to preserve the shutout.