10 YEARS AGO (2002)
Marci Everleth, Erica Butler and Tianna Gushlaw collect 3 hits each to lead Saranac to a 10-4 victory over Massena in Class B softball regional play.
Tom Gaddor belts a pair of two-run doubles and Mike Rosselli turns in a solid pitching performance as Moriah defeats defending state Class D baseball champion Parishville-Hopkinton 5-3 in the quarterfinals.
Ticonderoga drops a 1-0, 9-inning decision to 2-time state champ Mechanicville in the Class C softball quarterfinals. Kate Meserve gets the Sentinels’ only hit.
Heather Bessette (400 hurdles), Elise Bailey (400) and Beth Hutchins (800) lead Malone to the Section X girls’ track & field championship.
20 YEARS AGO (1992)
Patty McCormick of Seton Catholic captures the girls’ 3,000 meters in 9:57.8 to become the first Section VII athlete to win a state championship in outdoor track & field.
Chris Peets of NCCS wins singles while Steve Eggleston and Craig Heins of PHS take the Section VII doubles crown.
Kelly Aswad delivers a 2-run single and Saranac Lake scores 3 times in the 7th inning to beat Saranac 5-4 in the Section VII Class C softball final. Erin O’Dell and Beth Hogle chip in with 2 hits apiece.
Phil Beaney belts a 3-run homer and Casey Gadwaw adds a solo shot to power Lake Placid past Moriah 11-4 in the Class D baseball final.
Alison Reilly knocks in 2 runs with a single and Krista Bigelow adds an RBI single to lead Westport past Bolton 11-8 in the Class D softball final.
Joe Rockhill raps his 5th homer of the season and drives in 4 runs to spark Malone to an 8-4 win over Ogdensburg in the Section X Class B baseball final.
Bobsledding standout and Olympic bronze-medalist Jim Lamy of Saranac Lake dies at 64.
Peru’s Pete Longley bests Brandy McDonald of PHS 1-0 for the Div. I crown. Longley strikes out 10 and gives up 5 hits while McDonald allows only one hit while fanning 7. Steve St. Clair scores the only run after leading off the second with a bunt single and coming around on a wild pickoff attempt.
25 YEARS AGO (1987)
Mike Schoot allows only 5 hits and one earned run, but is victimized by 5 errors as MAI falls to Chenango Forks 6-3 in the state Class B semifinals. Tom Cummings clubs a 2-run homer and Dean Rock rips a triple for the Mounties.
Fran Bessette, longtime leader of the Plattsburgh Women’s Bowling Association, is elected posthumously to the New York State Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Jerry Kowalowski’s suicide squeeze scoring Mike Boulrice gives NAC a 5-4, 8-inning win over PHS for the CVAC baseball crown.
Steve Criss hits game-winning homers in both games as the Altona Hornets sweep a doubleheader from the Lyon Mountain Miners.
30 YEARS AGO (1982)
Phil Plotas strikes out 11, Pete Ewald belts a 2-run homer and George Latour and Mike Davey contribute 2 hits apiece as Peru defeats MAI 8-1 for the Section VII Class B championship. Ed Pepper gets 3 hits for the Mounties.
Angie McCoy slugs a grand slam in leading Elizabethtown-Lewis to a 9-8 victory over Chazy.
Mike Brady bangs out 3 hits, including a 3-run homer, and Tim Elliott pitches 5 strong innings in a rare start to lead Saranac Lake past St. Lawence Central 13-3.
Doug Costin carries a one-hitter into the fourth before injuring his pitching arm, but Rick Provost comes on to preserve Willsboro’s 7-1 win over Keene for the MVAC South title. Provost also has a 2-run single.
Eileen Roach blasts a 3-run homer and adds an RBI single to lead Peru to a 10-5 win over NCCS in the Section VII Class B softball final. Gina Torrance contributes a 3-for-4 effort to the Peru cause.
40 YEARS AGO (1972)
Larry Caruthers wins the 100- and 220-yard dashes to lead Peru to the Section VII track crown. Moriah’s Jimmy Smith and Danny Creamer of PHS tie for first in the pole vault with a section record of 12 feet. The Hornets’ Pete Sindo sweeps the throws.
Saranac, under Dick Mahar, completes its fourth unbeaten season in lacrosse in 7 years with a 6-2 win over St. John’s.
Carol and Tina Troisi win doubles to give Chestertown its first Section VII championship in tennis. Lake Placid’s Greg Dennis claims the singles title.
Tom White pitches a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts, Don LaRock rips a 2-run single and Tim Tyler adds an RBI triple as Westport whips Keene 9-0.
Peru capitalizes on PHS errors to come away with a 2-1 win in the Class A semifinals. The Indians’ John Zerrahn and Calvin Miller of PHS both pitch 3-hitters.
Junior Steve Chilton limits defending champ Moriah to 2 hits as NAC reaches the Class A final with a 3-1 win over the Vikings. Brian Boyea doubles in a run and Jerry Hamelin adds an RBI single.
50 YEARS AGO (1962)
Allen Rowlson pitches a 3-hitter as PHS knocks off previously unbeaten Peru 2-1.
Crown Point’s Larry French hurls a no-hitter, but loses 1-0 to Schroon Lake on 3 errors.
Alan Miner pitches a 3-hitter in Willsboro’s 8-4 triumph over Keeseville.
Allie Chase goes 3-for-3 while Tony Kowalowski and Al Pageau each chip in with 2 hits as Lyon Mountain tops Cadyville 4-2.
Roger Hadley and Rick Frisbie each get 2 hits as Westport wrabs up the MVL baseball title with a 4-2 win over Schroon Lake.
Junior Lambert and Dick Atwood each get 2 hits to spark Altona to a 10-9 win over Saranac. Larry Bleau and Mike Norcross rap out 2 hits apiece for Saranac.
Pitcher Jimmy Duprey delivers the game-winning hit in the 7th as Peru edges St. John’s 3-2 to win the CVL title. Paul Giroux chips in with 3 hits and Terry Ladd adds a pair with a double.
60 YEARS AGO (1952)
Sophomore southpaw Bob Burdo pitches the first no-hitter in OLVA’s history, beating Chateaugay 9-0. He strikes out 14.
Dick Perry pitches a 2-hitter and Clark Everleth’s sacrifice fly scores Lyman Bezio with the only run as MAI nips Mineville 1-0.
Bill Durnin delivers a 2-run triple and Lyon Mountain capitalizes on 7 errors to beat Dannemora 7-5 and finish 10-0 on the season.
Townsend Polhemus hits a 3-run homer to spark PHS to an 8-1 victory over St. John’s.
70 YEARS AGO (1942)
Ros Spinks raps out 4 hits, including a triple and a double, and LaFountain and Lemieux each pick up 2 as MAI beats St. John’s 16-6 to claim the city and North Country Interscholastic baseball titles. Earl Carpenter collects 2 hits for St. John’s.
Roy D’Avignon and Mrs.Dwight Feek of AuSable Forks win top honors in the Tombstone Golf Tournament for the benefit of the Red Cross at Indole Golf Course.