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March 21, 2014

Sports Shorts: March 21, 2014

Lake Champlain Lakers basketball to begin Saturday

PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain AAU basketball program will start Saturday at OLVA gym.

The program will begin with camp sessions by grades at times that will be listed at The Lakers will accept walk-in registration at the time of the camp sessions throughout the weekend.

For more info, contact Larry Converse at 569-7431.

‘Lacrosse Appreciation Day’ event Saturday

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Lacrosse Club will hold “Lacrosse Appreciation Day “ at Dick’s Sporting Goods from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to come find out what Plattsburgh Lacrosse Club is all about. The club will hold registration as well as offer store discounts. For more info, visit

Chazy Flyers hosting Pancake Fundraiser Saturday

CHAZY — Chazy 19U Girls Hockey will be hosting a Pancake Fundraiser at Guma’s Restaurants in West Chazy and Chazy from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The public is invited to meet the girls and support their trip to nationals in Amherst.

Three Saranac athletes set school records

SARANAC — Finishing off their indoor track and field season, Saranac’s Sean Tyrell, Meghann Wood and Elysha O’Connell set school records.

Wood broke the shot put record at last month’s Section VII state qualifier meet with a toss of 35 feet, 5½ inches. The throw was four inches farther than Trisha Helms’ 2010 record.

While at the New York State Championship Meet at Cornell, O’Connell set a new record in the 3,000 meters with a time of 11 minutes, 21.85 seconds. This surpassed the previous mark of 11:30.6 set by Emily Medeiros in 2001. At the same meet, Tyrell broke the boys’ 1,000 record set by Zach Bowen in 2006 by one hundredth of a second. Tyrell clocked 2:44.25.

North Bowl Lanes holds state qualifier

PLATTSBURGH — North Bowl Lanes hosted a team qualifying tournament last weekend for youth bowlers within Region 5. The overall winners in each division plus the winning scratch team will compete at the 45th Annual New York State USBC Youth Team Championship Tournament May 3 in Syracuse.

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