Rising Stars Tourney seeks team
CHAMPLAIN — The 4th Annual Rising Stars Tournament, held Feb. 15 and 16, is in need of one more 5th and 6th grade boys’ basketball team.
The team needs to consist of players from the same school district that are entered into 6th grade or lower. The cost is $150.
The event will take place at the Northeastern Clinton High School and Middle School gyms.
If interested, contact Angela Barcomb at 578-9137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PYH collects third tournament of 2014
PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Youth Hockey Roadrunners Squirt A team is now 3-for-3 in tournaments this year after winning back-to-back tournaments over the last two weekends.
Over Martin Luther King weekend, the Roadrunners won their own tournament held in Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh defeated St. Albans (VT) and the North Country Cougars in the round robin portion of the tournament before a tough setback to West Island, Que.
The championship game was never in much doubt as Plattsburgh skated to a 4-2 victory over St. Albans.
This past weekend, the Roadrunners traveled to Rutland (VT) where on Saturday, they defeated Saratoga and Central Vermont. On Sunday morning, despite playing extremely well, they closed out the round robin portion of the tournament with a 2-1 loss to host Rutland.
Plattsburgh would soon get its revenge in the afternoon by playing one of its better games of the year and defeating Rutland 3 -0 in the championship game.
The tournament wins continued Plattsburgh’s impressive season and improved their overall record to 26-5-4.
Team members include Hayden Buckley, Thomas Carron, Jake Dandrow, Brandon Diman, Ella Fesette, Ethan Kay, Jake Kennedy, Ryan Knowles, Macen Mero, Blake Moravec, Zach O’Connel, Trent Trahan, Collin Troxell and Ian Zurlo.
SUNYAC selects Driscoll as women’s indoor track Athlete of the Week
CORTLAND — Senior Kelley Driscoll has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women’s indoor track Athlete of the announced by the league office Monday.
Last Friday, Driscoll was one of only two members of the Plattsburgh State women’s indoor track and field team who traveled to Boston, Mass., to take part in the John Thomas Terrier Invitational. Entered in the 5,000-meter run and racing against a field comprised of mostly Division I student-athletes, Driscoll posted a 20th-place finish in a personal best time of 17:38.77.
Not only did the Geneva product finish the run in an ECAC-qualifying pace, she was clocked in the 10th-fastest time in all of Division III so far this season. Of the 10 student-athletes who possess the fastest 5,000-meter run times, only three are from non-ECAC institutions.
Driscoll will travel out of the state of New York for the second week in a row, joining the Cardinals as they make the trip to Hanover, N.H., to compete at the Dartmouth Invitational. The meet is scheduled to begin at noon Saturday.
ECAC West dishes out weekly women’s hockey honors to Aveson, Vakos
CENTERVILLE, Mass. — Sydney Aveson of the Plattsburgh State women’s hockey team was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) West Goalie of the Week, while Ali Vakos was listed on the ECAC West honor roll for the week ending Jan. 26.
Aveson’s receives the league’s weekly goaltender honor for the sixth time this season after making 46 combined saves in a pair of shutouts over the weekend at Utica. On Friday, Aveson recorded 20 saves in an 8-0 win for the Cardinals. The following afternoon, she stopped all 26 shots she faced to earn her 27th career shutout – more than any other Division III goaltender. Aveson is 12-0-1 on the year, which includes 10 shutouts with a 0.23 goals-against average.
Vakos lands on the ECAC West honor roll after contributing five points in the weekend sweep of the Pioneers. The Hamden, Conn., native tallied the first goal and the eventual game-winner at the 5:16 mark of the first period at Utica Friday night. Vakos chipped in three assists later in the game to help lead the Cardinals to an 8-0 victory. On Saturday, she scored the Cardinals’ second goal just 53 seconds into the third period of a 2-0 win for Plattsburgh.
The women’s hockey team returns home Saturday night to host Potsdam at 7 p.m.