30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Bucky Soda, Tammy Bardon and John Munson, Jr. of Plattsburgh qualify for the 25th-Annual New York State Coca-Cola Junior Singles Bowling Championships.
Ed Sparkowski, 27, wins the 7th-Annual Pepsi Run in a course-record time of 30:20 minutes while Joyce Black repeats as the top female with a time of 38:02 around Cumberland Head.
Bill Brennan, former Ticonderoga basketball star and 2-time CVAC Player of the Year, accepts a full scholarship to the University of Vermont.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Denise Carpenter, 17, of Mineville, finishes second in the Girls’ Handicap Divison at the New York State Junior Bowling Championships.
Long-time Peru coach and athletic director Tony Papero comes out of retirement to lead the Plattsburgh State baseball team.
The Intercollegiate Athletic Board saves football at Plattsburgh State for at least one more season by budgeting $14,530.50 for the program.
Steve Barker bangs out 3 hits in Plattsburgh High’s 11-4 opening-day victory over AuSable Valley. Joe Provost is the winning pitcher while Brian Bezio is tagged with the loss.
The Saranac Lake entry of Art Willett, Preston Burl, Dick Yorkey, Tewey Myers and Bob Finn shatters the tournament record with a score of 3,251 opening weekend in the 29th-Annual American Legion Bowling Tournament in Plattsburgh.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Two-time Airborne Park Sportsman champion Bob Bruno, the racing schoolteacher from Morrisonville, is undecided on returning for the 1963 season. He won 13 of 17 feature races in 1962.
John Neyenhouse pitches a 4-hitter and Leon Angevine belts a bases-loaded triple to lift Peru past Pine Plains, 6-5, in baseball.
Senior team captain Jim Boyd of Peru and Marty Shubert of Plattsburgh are among 5 returnees on the Plattsburgh State tennis team. Freshman Tom Chapin is impressive in his first year of tennis.
Gordon St. John of Peru meets with some early-season success, landing an 18-inch, 3-pound brown trout while fishing the Little AuSable River.