Brushton-Moira hosts youth basketball tournament
BRUSHTON — Brushton-Moira Central School and the North Country Blazers will be hosting their annual North Country Shootout youth basketball tournament March 28, 29 and 30.
The Blazers are currently seeking teams for their tournament.
Boys’ and girls’ teams include sixth grade and under, eighth grade and under and ninth grade and under.
Those interested can register at email@example.com or call 529-7432 or 651-0805. The entry fee is $200, while the registration deadline is $200.
The tournament’s location is 758 County Route 7 in Brushton.
Plattsburgh City School District offers adult volleyball
PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City School District is offering volleyball for those ages 18 and older.
Whether you’re a beginner or play regularly, those interested are encouraged to come and have fun with one of the Plattsburgh City School District elementary gym teachers.
Sessions will occur at the Bailey Avenue School Gym from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 15, 22 and 29, Feb. 5, 12 and 26 and March 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Sessions are $2 or $20 for city residents, $25 for non-residents and $15 for senior gold card members (city residents who are 55 or older).
Checks can be made payable to Plattsburgh City School, 49 Broad Street, Plattsburgh 12901.
For more information, contact Annmarie Curle at 572-4857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CYH hosts months meeting Thursday
CHAZY — Chazy Youth Hockey will be having its monthly meeting at Scotts’ Memorial Rink in Chazy at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Champlain Centre holds “Meet the Cardinals” Jan. 8
PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh State is home to some of the most premier Division III athletes in the country and you can meet them.
Champlain Centre mall will be hosting the “Meet the Cardinals” winter event Jan. 8 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. near the food court, in front of Best Buy and Target. Those interested are encouraged to meet the winter athletes from the men’s and women’s hockey teams, the men’s and women’s basketball teams and men’s and women’s track and field teams.
Each team will be handing out game schedules and team photos. Shake hands, get autographs and get pictures taken with the athletes that represent Plattsburgh. The Cardinal will also be raffling off team merchandise to raise money for the Special Olympics New York.
The event is open to the community, youth teams, athletes and all fans of Plattsburgh Athletics.
Ryan named Empire 8 men’s basketball Rookie of the Week
ROCHESTER — Freshman Keegan Ryan of St. John Fisher College was named the Empire 8 men’s basketball Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 5.
This marked the third straight week Ryan, a Beekmantown graduate, has garnered the award.
Ryan guided the Cardinals to a 3-0 week, including scoring a game-high 16 points Saturday in a 59-44 win over Elmira College for Fisher’s first Empire 8 victory.
Monday, Ryan pulled down a career-high 14 boards and chipped in nine points as Fisher dumped Thomas College 85-50 in the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa Tournament.
Fisher knocked off Houghton College Friday 59-54 as Ryan poured in 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds and added two assists.
Burns signs with Alpine Cowboys of Pecos League
ALPINE, Texas — Former Plattsburgh State pitching standout and current Cardinal baseball pitching coach Brian Burns has signed with the Alpine Cowboys of the Pecos League.
Burns, a native of Ellenville, will join the Cowboys at the conclusion of the Cardinals’ 2014 season.
“I am extremely excited for Brian,” Plattsburgh State coach Kris Doorey said. “Brian matured considerably over the past four seasons, and it is nice to see his entire effort manifest itself.”
Burns joins former Plattsburgh baseball greats Zack Welch, Kyle Kowalowski, John Campbell, Billy Davis and Matt Dahlin in the circle of players who have signed with independent teams at the end of their college careers.
“I am very happy to receive this chance to continue my baseball career,” Burns said. “I’m eager to get started with my new team.”
In his final season sporting a Plattsburgh uniform, Burns was named to the All-State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Second-Team as well as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-New York Region Third-Team. The 2013 season also saw Burns compile a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 2.03, the second-lowest figure in the SUNYAC. In 66.2 innings of work, he fanned 43 batters while holding the opposition to a .220 batting average.
McIntosh receives SUNYAC men’s basketball Player of the Week award
CORTLAND — Until Monday afternoon, nearly three years had elapsed since a Plattsburgh State men’s basketball player took home a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men’s basketball Player of the Week award.
Junior guard Shamoy McIntosh brought an end to that streak when the Floral Park product became the first Cardinal men’s basketball player to receive the weekly award from the 10-team conference since Chris Ruiz got his hands on one on Jan. 31, 2011.
Thanks to a pair of impressive offensive displays, McIntosh helped the Cardinals pick up a pair of non-conference wins in the Land of Magic Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla., during the final days of 2013.
Against Millikin University, the junior put in 15 points, while grabbing a game-high six rebounds to help the Cardinals hang on for a 71-68 win over the Big Blue.
The following evening, McIntosh poured in a game-high 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting and corralled a game-high seven rebounds as Plattsburgh ran away with a 62-40 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils. That particular contest marked the lowest scoring output by a Plattsburgh opponent since Green Mountain College put in just 39 points against the Cardinals on Dec. 10, 2005.