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March 15, 2014

Sports Shorts: March 15, 2014

Kempainen named to ECAC all-academic team

COLCHESTER, Vt. — For the second straight year, a league-best 12 members of the Saint Michael’s College women’s hockey program were named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East All-Academic team Wednesday, five of whom have now been recognized on multiple occasions.

The Purple Knights’ selections were among 94 in the 12-team ECAC East.

One of those chosen for all-academic honors was Chazy’s Amanda Kempainen, who played for the Chazy Flyers U-19 team in high school.

To be eligible for the award, members of ECAC East ice hockey programs need to meet the following criteria: hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and have completed at least one academic year at their institution.

Spring skating lessons offered

PLATTSBURGH — The Skating Club of the Adirondacks will offer a five-week session of spring skating lessons on Saturday mornings at the Ameri-Can North Sports Center from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. beginning May 3.

New skaters are welcome. Lessons are available for all ages and all levels, from beginners through advanced. Advanced ice will also be available on Sunday afternoons.

For information and a registration form, email

Peru 5th, 6th grade tournament seeks teams

PERU — There are a few remaining spots to fill for the Peru 5th and 6th grade girls’ basketball tournament March 22 and 23.

The entry fee is $150 and each team is guaranteed three games. The tournament will feature a hot shot competition, raffle, t-shirts and concessions.

For more information, contact Kimberly Larsen at 569-5847 or to enter.

Trout Unlimited holds free fly-casting clinic

PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a free indoor fly-casting clinic at the Plattsburgh State Field House at 6:30 p.m. April 16.

The clinic is for beginning fly casters and any that want to tune up their skills. Rods and reels will be available, but if those interested have a favorite rod, bring it along. Chapter members will be on hand to assist, demonstrate and help participants learn the basics of casting.

Men, women and anyone over 12 years old are encouraged to take advantage of this program as the fishing season will be in full swing soon.

Registration for the class is required. To register or for more information, contact Janice Opal at

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