10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Freshman Krista Jubert scores 3 goals to lead Clinton CC to a 7-0 win over NCCC in a women’s soccer opener.
Gena Rosenbaum’s 4 goals help Plattsburgh State to a 7-1 victory over Clarkson University.
Dave Hackett comes through with 3 hits to spark Salmon River Auto/Loreman’s to an 8-6 win over Hong Kong Jade Buffet in the deciding game of the Keeseville Medium-Pitch Softball League playoff championships.
Katelyn O’Neil and Kristi LaBare score goals at Chateaugay opens with a 2-1 triumph over defending division champ Madrid-Waddington.
Zach Welch scores 4 times in a span of 12:20 to lead Northern Adirondack past Beekmantown 4-1.
Linda and Diana Friedlander finish fourth in the Senior Division of the National Mother-Daughter Grass Court Tennis Championships.
Brittany Purdy scores 4 goals and Tara Plotino chips in with 2 goals and 2 assists to spur Keene on to a 7-0 opening-day victory over Westport.
Lisa Reyell finishes first, Mari Walsh, second, and Melinda McAleese, fourth, as Saranac Lake snaps Saranac’s 41-meet winning streak in girls’ cross country with an 18-43 victory.
Phoebe Clarke scores twice to send Willsboro on to a 3-2 victory over defending division champ Chazy.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Mark Baker and Jon Bromley score goals and Scott Denny records the shutout as Beekmantown beats Saranac 2-0 for its first victory ever in boys’ soccer.
Sam Godfrey runs for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns as Peru thumps Moriah 38-6.
Adirondack Cycle caps a comeback from a 2-0 series deficit, beating Winner’s Circle 5-2 to win the Gentlemen’s Slo-Pitch Softball B Division title. Dave Mendofik collects 3 hits while winning pitcher John Coryer clubs a 2-run homer.
Former MAI Athletic Director Al Pajonas is selected for induction in the Northeastern University Hall of Fame. A standout shortstop, Pajonas batted over .360 in four seasons with the Huskies. He signed with the Yankees in 1942, but joined the Army the following year.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Rob Calkins and Brian Cross each contribute 2 hits as the Plattsburgh Cardinals defeat the Altona Hornets and complete a 2-game sweep of the CVBL championship series. Danny Brunell and Roy Ebersole collect 3 hits apiece for the Hornets.
Bill Bechard and Randy Barcomb each get 4 hits while Denny LaPorte and Joe Trombley add 3 apiece to spark Barcomb’s TV to a 10-7 win over Rigsbee’s, wrapping up the Gentlemen’s Slo-Pitch Softball League champiobship series. Mark Garrand, Keith Reyell and Mark Reyell get 3 hits each for Rigsbee’s.
Tammy Rule and Kristy Allen finish 1-2 as AuSable Valley spoils Saranac’s debut in cross country. Amy Gardner is Saranac’s top runner, placing seventh.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Frank Buksa, Steve Jiampetti, Chris Livingston and John Munson lead a North Plattsburgh team coached by Mike Dandrow to a 16-0 finish in County League Pony baseball.
Kerry Zinsaar, a sixth-grader at Morrisonville Elementary School, becomes one of the top young BMX riders in the country by winning his division in Nashville.
Bryan Jackson clubs 5 homers and Rick McCorry goes 14-for-14 in the championship series as the Press-Republican sweeps past Mother’s to the Gentlemen’s Slo-Pitch Softball League crown.
Tommy Perkett raps a homer and 2 triples to lead The Shortstop Inn to a title-clinching victory over Finney’s Sporting Goods in the Keeseville Medium-Pitch Softball playoffs.
Dave Hackett collects 3 hits and John Zerrahn, 2, as Gordon’s/Brothers sweeps 20 Main to win the AuSable Forks Fast-Pitch Softball title, overcoming Tim Thomas’s bases-loaded triple in Game 3. Kevin McCallister and Zerrahn come through with RBI singles in the seventh and Stan Loya plates the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
The University of Vermont scores twice late in the game to pull out a 3-1 victory, spoiling Fred Hooper’s debut as men’s soccer coach at Plattsburgh State. Donovan Scott scores the lone Cardinal goal.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Beekmantown contractor Rodney Forgette, fresh off a successful run in Maryland and at local county fairs, sets his sights on the World Championship Demolition Derby in Islip.
8 Cliff Haven swimmers battle chilly temperatures and rough waters to complete a 5-mile swim to Grand Isle, Vt. They are Susan Pearl, Tom Quinn, Maureen Quinn, Shauneen Quinn, Julie Quinn, Jane Pearl, Tom Condon and 12-year-old Mary Beth Pearl.
Cadyville’s Stephanie Louk and her 4-year-old Morgan horse, First Lady C, win the championship for English Horsemanship Saddle Seat Equitation at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.
Jim Bordwell bests Frank Gates in a special shoot-off for the Class A title in the Steve Pavone Memorial Shoot at the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Elizabethtown-Lewis principal Edgar Card is elected president of the Section VII Athletic Council. Amos Mousaw of Mooers, Moriah’s Alan MacDonald and Charles Shay of AuSable Forks are also elected officers.
Al D’Lano defeats Tom St. Dennis 8 and 7 in a 36-hole match for the championship of the Plattsburgh Golf & Country Club. Bert Gregg downs Chet Bruno for the B flight title and Charles Andrews, Sr. tops Ed Siegel in the C final. Al Sullivan beats Cass Kralick in the seniors’ final.
Chuck Kelly and Ralph Grover win the Plattsburgh Tennis Club’s round-robin tournament. Two teams tie for second — Gerry Bond and Steve Shemet with Ed Miller and Dave Robertson.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
Gordon Owens of Burlington wins the 10-lap feature at Border Speedway on the Moffitt Road. Plattsburgh’s Al Plumer wins one heat while Don Smith takes the second and third. Rusty Reed escapes injury in a 3-car collision and Bill Brown walks away unscathed after rolling his car.
Bill Stevenson’s bases-loaded single lifts the Bloomingdale Firemen to a 3-2 victory over West Chazy in Game 1 of their Adirondack League baseball semifinal series. Bo Benware pitches a 5-hitter for the victory.
Ralph Coryer tosses a 4-hitter and also connects for a grand slam as Cadyville clubs the Plattsburgh Genesees 9-2 in the other semifinal series.
Bill Canders, Bob Dwyer, Lloyd Bailey, Chuck Kemp and David Gorman all win their respective classes as the Outboard Racing season on Chateaugay Lake comes to a chilly end before 700 spectators. Francis Patnode is thrown from his boat, but, with the help of Kemp and Maurice Kaufman, is able to return to the race and finish second.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
33 players greet Brother Leonard on the first day of football practice for MAI, but George O’Connell is the lone returning letterman.
Bill Linney rolls the first ball as 16 5-man teams from Lyon Mountain begin the bowling season at Nash’s Recreation Parlor in Plattsburgh. The Lyon Mountain women launch their season with 6 teams.