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January 25, 2014

Sports Shorts: January 25, 2014

Post 1619 hosts curling practice

PLATTSBURGH — Anyone interested in practicing curling is welcomed to the American Legion Post 1619 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

For more information, call Post 1619 at 561-8706.

Krecko named NJCAA Player of the Week

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton Community College men’s basketball player Mykelle Krecko (Peekskill) has received honors from the NJCAA this week.

After being chosen both the NJCAA National Player of the Week and the NJCAA Region III Player of the Week last week, Krecko was again chosen as the NJCAA Region III Player of the Week. Being chosen twice in a year is quite an honor; being chosen in consecutive weeks is a rarity.

“As the leading rebounder as a freshman in Region III, we expected big things from him as a sophomore,” Cougars coach Kevin Daugherty said. “Mykelle is playing at high level that not only shows up in the statistics, but has more importantly helped us become a very good team. Though his statistics are indeed impressive, he is much more interested in our win-loss record.”

Clinton is currently ranked No. 3 in Region III and is ranked No. 11 in the NJCAA national poll.

Missing Children’s Basketball Tournament March 6, 7, 8 and 9

AUSABLE FORKS — The 25th Annual Missing Children’s Basketball Tournament for area 5th and 6th grade boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be held March 6,7, 8 and 9.

This double-elimination tournament is sponsored by the Jay/Black Brook Youth Commission and the AuSable Forks Youth Boosters.

Coaches who wish to take advantage of being given returning team preference need to respond before Feb. 7 when team slots will be open to all.

The entrance fee for this tournament is $150 and must be received prior to the tournament along with a team roster.

Tournament organizers ask that there be no All-Star teams.

Call Carol Greenley at 420-3097 or e-mail at carolanne87@gmail.com with any questions or to enter a team in this event.

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