June 11, 2013

Sports Shorts: June 11, 2013


---- — Clark takes second career victory at Thunder Road

BARRE, Vt. — Brooks Clark stole the show at Thunder Road in Barre, Vt., Sunday, holding off 7-time American-Canadian Tour champion Jean-Paul Cyr to claim the Late Model victory.

Lance Allen was the early-race leader, battling 50-year veteran Joey Laquerre for the top spot before Clark powered by him in the outside lane.

Clark looked to be in control of the race until a surge from Cyr brought the battle to Clark’s back bumper for the feature win.

Allen posted his first career podium finish in the Late Model division in third, followed by 2-time “King of the Road” Dave Pembroke and Laquerre.

Thirty-one cars attempted to qualify for the 26-car field.

Tucker Williams took his familiar red and black Tiger Sportsman to victory lane, besting veterans Mike Ziter and David Finck for the fifth win of his young career.

Veteran Jason Allen and Mike Martin survived the fray to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Allen Lumber Street Stocks saw Kyle Streeter pick up his second career victory, holding off Bunker Hodgdon and defending champion Nick Pilotte.

Greg Adams made a remarkable recovery to finish fourth and Alan Maynard rounded out the top-five finishers.


Modified “Twin 25s” added to Carmody event at Devil’s Bowl

WEST HAVEN, Vt. — Mother Nature has been a thorn in the side of stock car racing fans throughout the Northeast, but Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway is fighting back. After losing two of the first three regular Friday night summer programs to rain, Devil’s Bowl will start making up for lost time by adding the exciting “Twin 25” format for the Modified division of the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Friday.

The ground pounding Modifieds will run a pair of 25-lap main events during the program, joining the Mini Stock division and an historic inaugural appearance by the Granite State Pro Stock Series for the “Slate Valley 100” event.


Mohawk forced to postpone Empire Super Sprints visit

AKWESASNE — With rain that began late Thursday evening and lasting throughout the day Friday, Mohawk International Raceway track officials were left with no choice other than to cancel Friday night’s action, which would have been highlighted by the popular Empire Super Sprints as well as a regular show for the Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Bandits.

Raceway officials along with representatives from the Empire Super Sprints are currently working on rescheduling a date for their visit to the track and hope to have confirmation by mid-week.


NCYH Golf Tournament slated for June 15

ROUSES POINT — Please join us for a day of golf and good food at the North Country Golf Club on June 15. We still have room for teams! The NCYH Golf Tournament is a four person scramble. The cost is $70 for non-members and $50 for members. Cost includes cart, golf and meal following play. All proceeds raised will go to the boys and girls who play for North Country Youth Hockey. Please call the pro shop at 297-2582 to sign your team up.


Fun Run/Walk series begins June 19

CADYVILLE — The Foundation of CVPH Medical Center and the Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department are again sponsoring the Fun Run/Walk series at the Cadyville Recreation Park.

The program begins June 19 and is held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. for eight weeks, rain or shine.

The Fun Run is set for age groups and distances as follows: U-4 — quarter-mile run/walk, ages 4 to 6 — half-mile run/walk, ages 7 to 10 and 11 to14 — one-mile run/walk and there is an Open Division-5K run.

Participants who attend five out of eight Fun Runs will receive a free t-shirt.

For more information, please call Jim Medieros at 293-8540 or the Town Recreation Department at 562-6860 or visit our website,


Free kayak trip, tour of Crab Island

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks and recreation Department will be offering a free kayak trip and tour of Crab Island to all Town of Plattsburgh active adults and seniors on Tuesday, June 18.

Kayakers will leave the Cliff Haven Beach at 7:30 a.m. and paddle to Crab Island. The trip will include a short hike on the island with Roger Harwood. Kayakers will return by noon.

All participants must pre-register prior to the trip and can do so by stopping by the Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department at 151 Banker Rd. or by calling 562-6860. Prior kayaking experience is necessary. Space is limited.


CYH holding month meeting

CHAZY — Chazy Youth Hockey is holding its monthly meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Scotts’ Rink in Chazy.


Doris Forcier memorial golf tournament

WESTPORT– On June 28th, at the Westport Country Club will hold a memorial golf tournament in memory of Doris Forcier. Proceeds to benefit High Peaks Hospice. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $80 per person or $320 per team of four. Sign in at noon and shot gun start at 1 p.m. Register by June 19th. Event includes 18 holes with cart, cash & gift prizes, light lunch, buffet dinner, four person scramble, mulligans, and two holes with a hole-in-one prize. Teams of four are encouraged but all players are welcomed. Less than four registering together may be grouped & share a cart.

Registration forms can be found at Contact Ingrid at 518-942-6513 or for further information.


Saranac Soccer Camp set for June 24-28

SARANAC—The Saranac Soccer Camp will be held on June 24-28 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Morrisonville Elementary School. All students in grades 1-12 are invited to attend the camp. The registration fee is $72 per student. For information on registration and other inquiries, please visit or call 518-565-0411.


O’Conner Memorial 3-on-3 hoop tourney June 26

PLATTSBURGH— The 2013 Thomas J. O’Conner Memorial Summer Hoops for Youth Tournament scheduled for Wednesday, June 26 at the Dock street parking lot behind the Plattsburgh train station. The double elimination tournament is hosted by the Clinton County Youth Bureau.

Registration will be open through June 21 and there is no fee to participate. Teams must check in between 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. with the games starting at 10 a.m. The age groups are as follows: Boys/Girls 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18 years of age.

Co-ed teams and substitutions are not permitted.

To pre-register, submit an entry form with birth certificate and parental signatures to the Youth Bureau. Or go to and click on Youth Bureau to print off a registration form.

Please contact the Clinton County Youth Bureau with questions by calling 565-4750 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.


Sweeney, O’Meara win Piller Open

PLATTSBURGH— The Danny Piller open was recently held at The Barracks golf course with the results as follows:

1, Sweeney and O’Meara. 2, McMillan and Goff. 3, Thomas and Evens. 4, Owens and Lamare. Skins were won by team Sweeney and team Goff. The No Show award went to Bruce Shutts.

Team Puffy takes Carpenter tourney

PLATTSBURGH — The Seton Catholic Booster Club heldthe Carpenter Memorial Golf Tournament at The Barracks. A total of seven skins were awarded. All other proceeds went to the Seton Catholic Booster Club.


Flight A: Team Puffy.

Flight B: Brown Funeral Home.

Flight C: Off the Field Sports

Closest to the Pin: Steve Moffat, Hole 7, Greg Fessette, Hole 12.

Closest to the Line: Susie Carpenter, Tom Spittler.

Closest to the Pin: Val Jodoin.


Placid Soccer Centre to hold 37th camp

CANTON— The Lake Placid Soccer Centre will be holding both overnight and day soccer camps in July in Canton and Lake Placid.

The overnight camps will take place on July 14-20 and July 21-27, at St. Lawrence University in Canton. There will also be an overnight camp held at the Lake Placid Elementary School July 8-12.

A day camp will also take place July 8-12 at the Lake Placid Elementary School.

Boys and girls 5-18 years old are incouraged to attend. Sign up online and get more information at,


Paine Memorial Library golf set for July 13

WILLSBORO— The Willsboro Golf Course will host the 17th golf scramble to benefit the Paine Memorial Library on July 13. The cost is $50 and it includes 18 holes, cart, food and prizes. Tee times are set at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tournament will be for teams of men, women and true mix (two men, two women). To reserve a spot, call Willsboro Golf Club at 963-8989.


Shaughnessy commits to Clinton

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton Community College Athletic Department announced Tuesday that Jesse Shaughnessy, a senior at Schroon Lake Central School, has decided to attend Clinton Community College in the fall.

While attending Clinton, Shaughnessy will play basketball for coach Kevin Daughertys’ Cougars. Shaughnessy was named the Mountain and Valley Conference’s Most Valuable Player two of the past three years.

This past season, he led Schroon Lake to the MVAC regular season championship, was named third-team all-state for Class D schools and finished his career having scored over 1,000 points.

“I think Clinton will be a good starting point for me academically and athletically,” Shaughnessy said. “I have a lot of friends in the Plattsburgh area, and I really like the way coach Daugherty runs his program.”

Coach Daugherty is looking forward to coaching Shaughnessy.

“I was impressed with his strength and versatility,” Daugherty sais. “He can bring the ball up court if needed, and he can get into the paint, finish and get to the foul line. I also thought he did a great job with his leadership on a very young team.”


Clinton recognizes athletes

PLATTSBURGH — On May 14, the Clinton Community College Athletic Department held its annual spring 2013 Athletic Awards Ceremony.

Certificates were presented to members of the baseball and softball teams.

The baseball team was coached by Tom Neale and assistant coach Josh Chapman. The softball team was coached by Sami Stoughton with assistant coach Erin Terry.

Awards presented: Softball MVP — Alisha Ducatte, Softball Coach’s Award — Lyndale Nephew, Baseball MVP — Chris Roenbeck, Baseball Coach’s Award — Eric Rock.

Also, the 2012-2013 President’s Trophy Award was given by President Jablonski. This year’s recipient of the President’s Trophy Award is Jason Favaro from Dannemora.

The President’s Trophy Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest QGPA over two seasons of participation.

Favaro played two years of baseball and worked in the Forrence HPER Facility.

While at Clinton, Favaro was a two-time scholar-athlete, recipient of a Presidential Scholarship, inducted into Phi Theta Kappa and honored on the Dean’s List or President’s List each semester.