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January 10, 2014

Sports Shorts: Jan. 10, 2014

Douglas named football all-star

Shane Douglas of AuSable Valley made the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football all-star team. The cornerback was recognized on the Second-Team Defense. His name was misspelled in Tuesday’s Press-Republican.


Plattsburgh F.C. has openings for boys’ travel teams

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh F.C. has limited roster openings on its U9, U10, and U11 boys’ travel teams for the spring 2014 season.

Plattsburgh F.C. provides instructional and competitive soccer opportunities for dedicated soccer players in the North Country. Top level college and scholastic coaches train the players during the winter indoor sessions and spring travel season which runs from mid-April until early July. The teams train two times per week locally and compete in competitive travel leagues and tournaments in New York and Vermont area.

Interested players can attend one of the indoor training sessions on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crete Center. Contact program director at


YMCA offering junior indoor soccer leagues

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh YMCA is offering a junior indoor soccer league for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 at the YMCA gym.

The program is divided into two divisions: Kickers (ages 4 and 5) and Dribblers (ages 6 and 7). The program runs fro 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. once a week (Tuesday or Thursday) for the Kickers and from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. during the week (Monday or Friday) for the Dribblers.

This instructional league is designed to be a fun, family activity, while learning how to play soccer. Registration can be done at the YMCA at 17 Oak Street. Children from all area communities are welcome to participate.

The practice/games will run for one hour for eight weeks, beginning the week of Feb. 3. Children will receive a t-shirt uniform and a trophy. Volunteer coaches are needed for this program. For more information, call the YMCA at 561-4290. The application form can be downloaded at Registration deadline is Jan. 28.

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