June 17, 2013

Sports shorts: June 17, 2013


---- — Little League playoffs resume tonight

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Little League playoffs continue today with two games.

Pepsi will take on NuWay at Penfield while City Police and VFW will clash at South Platt. Both games are scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m.

If South Platt is unplayable, the Police-VFW game will be held at South Acres.

Westport CC men’s league to meet

WESTPORT — A Westport-area summer men’s golf league will hold an organizational meeting at the Westport Country Club at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Anyone interested in playing in the league is asked to attend the meeting.

Adirondack Cycling Team welcoming riders

PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Cycling Team (ACT) is welcoming road bike riders in the greater Plattsburgh area to join up for the 2012 biking season. ACT is a bicycling club that normally holds group rides on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

There are typically groups of beginning, intermediate and advanced rides within these rides. There is a no drop policy for beginners. Take a look at our website at: Membership is $15 for individuals and $20 a year for families. Rides can be viewed at this website.

If you would like to try a ride before you join the club, we have a waiver form. We are looking for members who enjoy exercise and meeting other local riders. A road bike is recommended and helmets are required for safety first.

Ti Montcalm Mile set for July 4

TICONDEROGA — The LaChute Road Runners Club of Ticonderoga has long believed the Montcalm Mile is the fastest course in the North Country. A year ago Lee Berube proved it, becoming the first runner to ever break four minutes in the region. The college All-American and NCAA Division III cross-country runner-up was clocked in three minutes, 54 seconds.

Runners looking for a mile PR will get another chance when the 2013 Montcalm Mile is run Thursday, July 4, as part of Ticonderoga’s Best Fourth in the North celebration.

The 27th-Annual Montcalm Mile will start at 1:45 p.m., just prior to the 2 p.m. July 4th parade in front of Wicker Ford on Wicker Street and proceed down Montcalm Street to the finish at the Heritage Museum.

A record field of more than 200 runners competed in the 2012 Montcalm Mile. There were 17 runners who broke 5:00. Berube’s 3:54 is the course record for men. The women’s record is 4:41 held by Dana Bush.

It’s a downhill course that virtually assures runners of personal bests and attracts most of the region’s top athletes. Also attracting runners is the fact the race is run minutes prior to Ticonderoga’s annual Fourth of July parade, which means hundreds of spectators line the course offering encouragement.

Registration starts at 1 p.m. at Wicker Ford. For entry information contact Jay Wells, race director, at 90 The Portage, Ticonderoga 12883 or by e-mail at Race information can also be found online at the LaChute Road Runners Club website — Race information is also available online at and from the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Entry fee is $10 for adults and $4 for children younger than age 16. Awards will be presented to all finishers. Age group results will be posted on the web site.

Bike safety check, skills clinic, ride to be held

LAKE PLACID — There will be a free bike safety check, mountain bike skills clinic and ride at the High Peaks Cyclery’s Mountain Bike Center at the Olympic Sports Complex’s biathlon lodge area from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

This is for all local children to make sure their bikes are safe and comfortable, and to have fun riding. Pre-registration is requested at

Plattsburgh Youth Hockey sets board meeting

PLATTSBURGH — The next Plattsburgh Youth Hockey (PYH) board meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at PrimeLink, 99 Kansas Avenue. The meeting is open to the public.

Whiteface Open slated for July 13-14

LAKE PLACID — One of the Adirondacks most challenging and scenic golf courses will host the Whiteface Open Championship on July 13-14. The par 71 Whiteface Club and Resort, now in its 115th season, will welcome a field of men and women amateurs and professionals in a variety of age groups, including seniors and super seniors. The senior division is for players 50 to 65 years of age, while the super seniors are for players 66 and older.

Golfweek Magazine recently ranked the layout 12th best in New York State among courses you can play. Also, the readers of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise voted the course “Best in the Mountains” in its annual survey.

The entry fee of $150 ($75 for Whiteface Club members) includes a practice round on July 12 after 1 p.m., 36 holes of stroke play competition and a camp shirt for each competitor. Entry fee includes golf carts for the tournament rounds. Carts may be rented for the practice round.

Several thousand dollars in prizes will be awarded in gross and net divisions for the amateurs, highlighted by free 2014 golf membership for the single low gross score of the tournament (men and women). There will be prizes for both low gross and low net scores, in each division.

The event is officially hosted by PGA Club Professional J. Peter Martin, who has spent the last 36 years at the Whiteface Club, and is a member of the Northeastern New York PGA Hall of Fame.

Kids Night at Thunder Road postponed

BARRE, Vt. — Thunder Road officials have announced that Kids Night, presented by Harvest Equipment, scheduled for Sunday, June 16 has been postponed due to inclement weather. A make-up date is to be announced.

The planned event was set to include kids rides in race cars, as well as free admission and a free hot dog for children 12 and under. A full card of stock car racing from the top flight Late Model division will join these special events on the make up date, along with the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks.

Thunder Road is back in action for the first Thursday night of the summer this Thursday, presented by Casella Waste Management. All three divisions will be in championship action, along with the return of the famed Rough Rider division, a division of 6-cylinder, fun for the whole family, cars that will join the schedule of racing action. Post time will be 6:30 p.m.

For more information, head to, call the Thunder Road Office, at (802) 244-6963, or email, at

Ameri-Can North hockey camps have openings.

PLATTSBURGH — The Ameri-Can North Sports Center still has opening for July hockey camps. The all-day camps are for mites (ages 6,7 and 8) and squirts (ages 9,10) Included will be on and off ice hockey skills training and instruction, video taped game play, off ice games and prizes, jerseys, T-shirts and more.

Check out the website for registration forms, food menus, and all other information, at or call Jamie or Craig, at 561-7672.