10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Peru, trailing by 22 with 3:57 left, pulls off an incredible comeback to defeat Lansingburgh 43-42 in a state Class B football quarterfinal. Matt McCormick passes for 240 yards and 4 touchdowns and also runs for 91 yards.
Kyle Stark and Mark Rabideau score goals as Seton Catholic shocks previously unbeaten Maple Hill 2-1 in the state Class C boys’ soccer playoffs. The Knights fall to Manlius-Pebble Hill 1-0 in the semifinals.
Chazy is dealt a double setback in the state Class D soccer semifinals. S.S. Seward, coached by former Eagles’ standout Rob Gravelle, tops the Chazy girls 4-3 while Edmeston beats the Chazy boys 1-0 in double overtime.
Lisa Reyell (14) and Cathleen Byno (15) lead Saranac Lake to a second-place finish in girls’ Class C at the state cross-country meet. Saranac’s Emily Medeiros (13) is the top Section VII finisher on the day.
Hannah Robinson, Kailey Ryan and Katie Molzan lead Peru to the Section VII girls’ swimming championship.
Former Seton Catholic standout Ryan DeCamp kicks 3 field goals, including one with time expired, to lift SUNY Cortland to a 16-15 victory over arch-rival Ithaca College.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Carrie Layhee, Ann Parks, Audrey Cano and Nicole Miller score in a shootout, lifting Saranac to a 1-0 victory over Canton in the girls’ Class C soccer regional. Amy Flick and Jessie Strack star in goal.
Jason Bushey scores from Steve Chilton, after a long throw-in by John Soden, to give Northern Adirondack a 1-0 victory over Norwood-Norfolk in boys’ Class B soccer. Keeper Chris Forkey, Anthony Seiferheld and Dave Bushey are the defensive stars for NAC.
Sarah Sabourin and Anna Patnode lead Peru to the Section VII swim title. Erica Lindsay and Katie Donelli are triple winners for runner-up PHS.
Sam Godfrey runs for 133 yards and a touchdown, but Glens Falls comes away with a 21-7 victory over Peru in regional football.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
MVP Scott Broderick runs for 122 yards and 2 TDs in St. John’s 34-8 victory over Tupper Lake in a North Country Class C football regional game.
MVP Dennis Dwyer runs for 84 yards and 2 TDs while Rick Charland records 2 sacks and a blocked punt in Saranac Lake’s 21-12 win over Watertown in the North Country Super Bowl. The loss snaps the Comets’ 19-game winning streak.
Chad Lawrence places 11th to lead the Franklin Academy Huskies of Malone to a second-place finish in the state federation cross-country championships.
Peru seventh-grader Matt Goette wins his age group in the Junior Olympics Northeast Regional meet with a time of 11:20 for 1.8 miles. Jeff Hebert (age 12) and Jon Evans (10) of Peru also qualify for the nationals in Reno, Nevada.
Point au Roche resident John Phaneuf, who stars at fullback for Rome’s hearing-impaired soccer teams, earns conference honorable mention.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Vermont scores an empty-net goal to secure a 4-2 triumph over Plattsburgh State after the Cardinals draw to within one on a pair of Doug Smoke goals in the third period.
Beekmantown’s Sue Klein becomes the first Section VII girl to crack the top 10 at the state cross-country championships with a fifth-place finish.
Bob LePage, starting in place of the injured Richie Recor, rushes for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns as Beekmantown beats PHS 28-8 to cap an unbeaten season.
Freshman Pete Ewald blocks a field-goal attempt for the second time in as many weeks, helping Syracuse defeat Boston College 21-10.
John Braid, Steve Cook, Marty Snow, Theron Snow, Paul Savage and Chris Whisher spearhead the defense as AuSable Valley beats Moriah for the first time, 14-12, to claim the Class C football title.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Kevin Boissy, behind the blocking of Pat Spellman and Bob Brancato, scores the only touchdown as St. John’s beats PHS 7-0 to run its unbeaten streak to 25 games. Bill Ryan, Bob Boissy and Bob Granger are the defensive standouts.
Middlebury edges Plattsburgh State 5-4 in club hockey. Tom Longshore scores twice for the Cardinals with Stan Rowe, Dave Mayette and Howard Jennings also getting goals. Brad Ott and Terry Satterley share the goaltending.
Dave Duprey throws 5 touchdown passes and Tony Bell runs for 5 scores in Peru’s 62-16 triumph over Moriah.
Don Joss, Jim Wells and Douglas Porter are new coaches at Ticonderoga. Joss will coach boys’ varsity basketball, Wells the JV team and Porter, the wrestling team.
John Konowitz is named to fill in for the ailing Maurice Hickey as boys’ varsity basketball coach at AuSable Valley. Hickey, in 25 seasons, compiles a 511-180 record, which includes 11 varsity and 10 JV titles.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Paul Giroux runs for one score and passes to Charlie Weber for another as Peru caps an 8-0 season with a 28-7 victory over Moriah. Mike Sharrow scores for the Vikings.
John Adams and Mike Jabaut run for touchdowns while Dave Lamora and Pat Berry toss TD scores to spur PHS to a 26-13 win over Ticonderoga. Jim Raynor and Jim Baker haul in the scoring strikes. Dick Gunning scores for Ticonderoga.
Billy Smith runs for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns and Dave Hackett rushes for 172 yards as AuSable Forks tops Beekmantown 27-13. Lynn Dumont runs for one score and catches a Dennis Connick TD pass for Beekmantown.
Jack Levitt and Jim Fogarty each score 2 touchdowns and Jim Colby and Gary Whittemore one each as Lake Placid nails down its second Class B title in three years with a 36-0 win over St. Pius.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
Bert Blake, Lyman Brunell and Maurice Broderick enter into a partnership to build a half-mile race track in South Plattsburgh.
Bob Allen and Fred Horvath score touchdowns as PHS ties MAI 12-12. The Hornets win the CVL football title when winless Mineville surprises Ticonderoga. Emmett Hargett, Lucky LaValley and Jim Mitchell spark Mineville.
The Champlain Savoys, coached by Russell Hutchinson and Hec Kaufman, join the Montreal Senior Basketball League. Beek Loughan is the Savoys owner.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
Robert Mackey, Joe Papa and Al Flanders each score 2 touchdowns and Stan Garrow, one, as PHS defeats MAI 43-0. Dick Golden catches a TD pass from Harold Stokes.
Former Tupper Lake star Robert Adami is a standout with the Seventh Air Force football team in Hawaii.