July 7, 2013

Flashback: July 7, 2013


---- — 10 YEARS AGO (2003)

Sherry Dobbs, former Peru and Plattsburgh State standout, is named men’s basketball coach at Potsdam State.

Ed Trombley, sailing USA 833, becomes the first to capture the Mayor’s Cup in a Soling vessel.

Casey Lawyer runs for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns and Heith Geiser hooks up with Eddie Castine on a 54-yard TD pass to lead the Lake City Stars to a 24-21 victory over the Vermont Ice Storm.

Ted Cook scores 3 goals to spark the Champlain Valley Junior Elite to a 9-3 triumph over the New York Selects in the championship game of the Boston Selects Junior Hockey Tournament.

20 YEARS AGO (1993)

Frank Kirby passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Plattsburgh North Stars to a 19-0 victory over Glove Cities in Empire Football League play.

Shawn Turner, 26, of Rouses Point, is selected to play in the U.S. Olympic Festival in San Antonio in roller hockey.

Scott Moody and Matt Sames combine on a four-hit shutout and Frank Buksa belts a two-run homer in the opener while Neil Stevens adds a two-run double in the nightcap as the Plattsburgh Cardinals clinch the CVBL regular-season title with a 5-6, 5-4 sweep of the Midas Mudhens.

Defensive standout Tim Brown, a member of the Plattsburgh North Stars since the team’s beginning in 1991, leaves the team after he is relocated to an air base in California.

25 YEARS AGO (1988)

Jim Davison goes 8-for-9 while Don and Dennis Phillips contribute 6 hits apiece to lead K & L Plumbing and Heating to the New York State Amateur Softball Association Class B Slo-Pitch championship. Gary Decoste is the winning pitcher in all 3 games.

Rusty Bigelow of Dannemora defeats Kevin Lang of Malone by 2 strokes to win the Malone Golf Club championship for the third year in a row.

Winning pitcher Anne Slattery collects 3 hits to lead the Blue to a 7-6 win over the Red in the City Women’s Softball League All-Star Game. Bea Ashline, Peggy Warren, Becky Randall and Sandy Harwood also chip in with hits for the Blue while Debbie Luff and Bonnie Justinger get 3 hits each for the Red.

Francis McNeil captures his sixth straight Amateur race at Airborne Speedway.

Brian Bechard (ages 17-18), Brian Laundree (15-16) and Torrey Ward (12-14) win their respective age groups in the annual Bill McBride Subaru Junior Golf Classic at Bluff Point.

Leon Ting (ages 18 & under) and Matt Mero (16 & under) win their respective classes in the Fifth-Annual Plattsburgh Kiwanis Junior ETA Tennis Tournament.

30 YEARS AGO (1983)

Chazy, a last-minute entry, places second in the New York State Class A Women’s Softball Tournament with JoAnn Dion, Poppy Rock, Julia Bradish, Yvette Pageau and Tammy Carpenter the leading hitters.

Tournament MVP Paul Vallieres goes 5-for-9 and Hans Tobrocke chips in with a 3-run double in the final to lead the City Babe Ruth All-Stars to the title in the Coca-Cola Plattsburgh Babe Ruth All-Star Tournament.

American Legion Post 20 makes it 4-for-4 in the Mayor’s Cup baseball series, besting the Plattsburgh Falcons and the Midas Mudhens. Bernie Bullis, the defensive standout of the tournament, is named the most valuable player.

40 YEARS AGO (1973)

Robin Bouyea of L. Pugh Construction is named the most valuable player as the Nationals defeat the Americans 10-3 in the Adirondack Slo-Pitch Softball League All-Star Game.

Sheri Grandrath, 12, a seventh-grader at Westport, wins the 50- and 100-yard freestyle and the 200 individual medley for her age group at the Adirondack District AAU Junior Olympics in Clifton Park.

Plattsburgh Air Force Base pro Mel Chisum finishes second in the New York State Genesee Open with a round of 68.

MVP John Francis clubs a 3-run homer and adds 2 singles to lead the Northern Valley Baseball League stars to a 13-12 victory over CVBL stars. Winning pitcher Ken Fairchild and Mike Mitchell each collect 2 hits. Carly Rounds, Russ Keller, Jim Shutts and Mike Yelle contribute 2 apiece for the CVBL.

50 YEARS AGO (1963)

John and Dennis Mooney bang out 5 hits between them to lead Kennedy-Copeland to a 13-8 triumph over The Deliri in City Babe Ruth League play. Mike Maille has 3 hits, including a triple, for The Deliri.

Sam Bailey, Wayne Straight and Tom Sorrell smack home runs as Sharkey’s Riverside Hotel defeats the American House, 13-6, in the AuSable Forks Fast-Pitch Softball League. Winning pitcher is Mike Nugent while John Furnia takes the loss.

Tim Rounds is the winning pitcher and Allen Chase the leading hitter with three as Lyon Mountain defeats Mineville, 7-0, to win the Republic Steel District Trophy.

Stephen Pratt of Mooers takes 4 first-place trophies in the 16th-Annual Willsboro Riding & Driving Club Horse Show. Joel Ryshpan of Plattsburgh wins 2 trophies.

60 YEARS AGO (1953)

Altona’s Terry Brunell is one strike away from a no-hitter when Slug LaBounty delivers a single for Rouses Point in Junior League baseball. Brunell gets his no-hitter the following week against Champlain.

Little Carlton Rounds of Lyon Mountain pitches a no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over Cadyville in peewee baseball. Slugger Powers is the hitting star with an RBI triple.

Ismet Baker pitches a no-hitter and helps his cause with a home run, double and single as Ubl & Adams beats Arnie’s Restaurant 6-0 in City Fast-Pitch Softball play.

70 YEARS AGO (1943)

Former Northern League standout Hank Borowy pitches a 5-hit shutout for the New York Yankees in a victory over the St. Louis Browns.

Dorothy Goos of New York City and Barbara Ann Scott of Ottawa are two of the featured figure skaters in the 12th Mid-Summer Ice Operatta at the Lake Placid Olympic Arena. A four-person routing includes Nancy and Jane Lemmon and Harry Barton and Dick Button.