November 17, 2013

Sports Shorts: November 17, 2013


---- — Jay/Black Brook holding basketball signups

JAY — The Jay/Black Brook Youth Commission will hold an additional signup for basketball on Nov. 20 from 6-7 p.m. at the Jay Community Center.

Children in grades 1-6 who live in Jay, Black Brook or Wilmington are eligible to play. If unable to attend, contact Austin Depo at 420-3772 or additional forms are available at the Jay and Black Brook town offices.


Town of Plattsburgh offering ski/snowboard club

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department is offering a ski/snowboard club to all Town of Plattsburgh youth ages 81-18 at Titus Mountain.

Cost for each youth participant is $120, which includes six preselected sessions (Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, March 1 and March 8).

Each participant may purchase a rental package for $99 for the six sessions. Lessons will be offered each Saturday from 2-3 p.m. Adult chaperone packages can be purchased for $210 for the six sessions.

No lessons will be offered for adults.

Tubing packages may be purchased separately for all ages at a cost of $90 for six Saturdays.

Participants interested in tubing that are part of the ski/snowboard program may purchase the tubing package at a reduced cost of $50 for the six days.

Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to and from Titus Mountain. Registration forms can be found online at or at our office at 151 Banker Road.

Registration forms, full payment and a recent photo ID must be received by Dec. 2. For more information, call 562-6860.


NIS holding club volleyball tryouts

SARANAC — Northern Impact Sports is holding tryouts for its girls’ club volleyball team for ages 14-18.

The two-day tryout will be held Nov. 24 and Dec. 8 at Saranac High School from 1-4 p.m.

Players are required to attend both days of tryouts. Registrations and check-in begin at 12:30 p.m. Tryouts will start promptly at 1 pm.

A completed USAV medical release form, a current USAV membership card and a $10 tryout fee are needed on Nov. 24 to participate.

A parent meeting discussing the season will be conducted during the Nov. 24 tryout.

For more information, visit


Pose Running Clinic scheduled for Nov. 23

PLATTSBURGH — RunStrong4Life will hold its first Pose Method Running Clinic at WELCare Chiropractic Nov. 23 from 1-5 p.m.

The clinic will include Pose technique drills, video analysis, mobility and a raffle for one-hour personal Pose training, a $50 value. It will introduce the concept of having a standard in running, through using a series of drills to teach the technique.

Runners can run faster, stronger and prevent injuries by learning the skill of running Pose.

The fee is $50 and signups are at WELCare or by emailing Space limited to 20 participants. Clinic will be inside and out, so dress for weather.


Peru graduate trains trotter Jelectric

SARATOGA — Mary Aliss Gast, a graduate of Peru, was a trainer for a 3-year old trotter named Jelectric during this summer’s racing season.

Jelectric was part of the Excelsior Division of the New York Sire Stakes. He was entered in a lote closer stakes racing program at Saratoga Harness in the last Sunday of Oct. and the first Sunday of Nov. On Nov. 10 he captured the final and won $29,200.


Clemente III to play baseball at SUNY Canton

CANTON — The family of National Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente visited SUNY Canton Wednesday.

Clemente’s widow, Vera, and their son Roberto Clemente Jr., made the trip to the U.S. from Puerto Rico to visit Roberto Jr.’s son, Roberto Clemente III, who is a freshman at SUNY Canton and will play baseball next semester.

This visit marked Vera’s first visity to the North Country. She said she loved the people and will return to watch her grandson play baseball in the spring.

The legendary Roberto Clemente Sr. was born in Puerto Rico and played right field for 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973 after his death in 1972. Widely known for his humanitarian work, Clemente died while on a flight that was delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

Roberto Clemente III said he has learned a lot from his grandfather’s legacy and wants to carry on his traits of being a man of character.