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.
Malone’s state-ranked distance aces Jeff Mulverhill and Chad Lawrence lead the Huskies to a track win over Salmon River.
Former standout standout Kellie Briquer collects 7 hits in North Country Community College’s doubleheader sweep of Jefferson CC in softball.
Eighth-grader Kristy Allen and freshman Krista Allen combine for 4 firsts while sprinter Kassy McIntyre earns 3 firsts in AuSable Valley’s 72-60 victory over PHS in track & field.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Basketball standout Paul Glodis and soccer star Mary Lou Philbrook are honored as Plattsburgh State’s Athletes of the Year.
Paul LaRock strikes out 15 and chips in with an RBI double as Beekmantown shades Saranac 3-2. Steve Criss contributes a triple and a double.
Former Elizabethtown-Lewis and SUNY Cortland soccer star Fred Hooper is named men’s soccer coach at Plattsburgh State, replacing Uwe Meyer, who had resigned.
Marion Stone, Charlene VanWeort, Sheila Rock, Mona Stona and Doris Leazott, bowling for Twin State Telephone, post a 3,244 score to win the women’s division of the E. Perry Ladd Memorial Tournament at North Bowl Lanes.
Jim Miller, his football career cut short by a neck injury, is swinging a hot bat for the University of Rhode Island baseball team. He has 5 home runs and 18 RBI with 2 doubles.
Jon Gottschall defeats Randy Quayle, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to win the Men’s A class in the Springtime Singles Tennis Tournament at the Plattsburgh Racquet Club. Peter Corodimas downs Charlie Lodge, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, in the Class B final.
Crown Point’s Jackie McGorty is named Most Valuable Player in MVAC girls’ basketball. T.J. Cornwright of Elizabethtown-Lewis, Jodi Marcotte and Shawn Wintermute of Willsboro, and Carol Latremore of Chazy round out the first team.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Chazy’s baseball team suffers a big setback, losing standout George Poissant to an appendicitis attack.
Keene Valley’s Andrew “Bucky” Wells dies at 68. He had piloted his four-man bobsled team of Kurt Gelback, Melvin Luck and John Otis to the course record for the mile and a half at Mount Van Hoevenberg in 1936.
Former St. John’s standout Matt Cronin and Jeff Sweet each rap out 3 hits as Plattsburgh State snaps a 20-game losing streak with a 10-9 win over Potsdam in baseball. John Gratto contributes 2 hits and Don Nichols, one.
Wally Vanderhoff pitches the first no-hitter in the CVL in two years as Peru defeats AuSable Valley 11-0. Dave Krick saves the gem with a running grab of Rick Siddon’s 350-foot drive.
West Chazy’s Bill Fountain, 23, advances to the Northeast Regional Boxing Championships in Lowell, Mass., with 2 first-round technical knockouts at the Adirondack AAU championships in Troy.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Larry Storrs delivers the game-winning hit in Plattsburgh State’s 6-5 victory over Castleton State. Dave Bedell, pitching in relief of freshman Don Deshaies, is credited with the victory. Later in the week, Gary Butler tosses a 2-hitter as Plattsburgh State trounces Albany State, 9-1.
Two Meconis figure in a pair of aces on the same day at Indole Golf Course. Billy Meconi is caddy for Armond Pilon when he scores a hole-in-one and an hour later, Louis Meconi, Bill’s dad, sinks his tee shot on the third hole.
Don Lavarnway, new president of the Clinton County Trotting Horse Owners Association, looks to expand the local season to six weekly races leading up to the fair.
Al McGee, 18, and a student at Peru, bowls a 708 series — the first 700 of the season in the $1,000 Classic League.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
The Plattsburgh Golf Club, under president Carl Stohn, completes plans for the season. Other club officials include: Dr. and Mrs. Edward Siegel, Harold Jones, Dr. George Bock, Edward Mason, V.I. Jerry, H.D. Grant, Mrs. A.A. Gioiosa and F.E. Arpin.
Roger Douglas, of Silver Lake, nets a 6-pound, 8-ounce brown trout while fishing the Saranac River near the bridge in front of the Clayburg Inn.
George Sima, WEAV station manager, is the guest speaker at the Rouses Point American Legion bowling banquet. League president Roland LeBlanc presents the championship trophy to Sam Dickson, captain of Armand’s Place. E. Demers winds up with the high average, 176, while Bill Connelly has the high triple, 632.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
McGivney, of the Foremen, bowls the high single, 211, while Brown, of the Telephone Company, tosses a 533 series for high scores in the Businessmen’s Bowling League at Nash Recreation Parlor. Emmeneau of Tri Gables rolls a 204-524 set.
Lepkowski, of Breyette’s IGA, puts together the top series of 226, 203, 168 for a 597 in the Tuesday League.