September 20, 2012

Sports Shorts: September 20, 2012


---- — Winners announced in Adirondack tourney

PERU — The team of Gary Finney, Jay LePage, Chip Dandrow and Ron McGee shot a low gross of 61 to take first place in the “Bring a Buddy” Golf Tournament held September 15 at Adirondack Golf & Country Club. There were 44 golfers who participated in the event.

Second place low gross, with a 64, went to Jeff Ratliff, Phil Bijeau, Phoebe Sturm and Lynn Galm. First place low net, with a 57.4, was won by Jean Benard, Keith McKanick, Louise Guilbault and Daniel Jacques. Second place low net, with a 58.2, went to Tom Wood, Chuck Wood, Christine Wood and Lance Wood.

First place in the team putting contest was won by Gale Carroll, Terry Niles, Anna Sherman and Fran Baroody and second place went to Benard, McKanick, Guilbault and Jacques. Closest to the pin prizes were won by Lance Wood (3rd hole), Galm (8th hole), LePage (14th hole) and John Carpenter (17th hole). Closest to the line winners were Jacqueline Cassone (10th hole) and Bill Giroux (10th hole). There were three skins awarded: two to Ratliff, Bijeau, Sturm and Galm for a birdie on the 11th hole and an eagle on the 12th hole; and one to Benard, McKanick, Guilbault and Jacques for an eagle on the 4th hole.

The next member tournament is the Apple Ball Tournament on October 14. Entry forms will soon be available.


Saranac boosters golf tourney on Sunday

PLATTSBURGH — The 6th-Annual Saranac Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday at The Barracks Golf Course and there are openings remaining. The format is a four-person scramble with no handicap.

The entry fee, which is $60 for non-members and $45 for members, includes greens fees, cart and a meal to follow. Prizes will be given to the top three teams. There will also be prizes for closest to the pin, closest to the line, longest drive and hole-in-ones, as well as skins game, mulligans, 50/50 drawing and raffle prizes available.

Entry forms are available at The Barracks. For more information, or to enter a team, call Frank Trudeau, at 293-7027, Mary King, at 293-7443 or e-mail Jamie, at


Westport golf tourney set for Oct. 8

WESTPORT — Westport Central School is hosting a two-person team 18-hole tournament t Westport Golf Course Oct. 8 with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

The tournament is to support the Westport Central School Wall of Distinction.

Cost is $45 per player and includes gold and a cart. Checks and entry forms must be received no later than Oct. 1

For an entry form and/or additional information, visit or call 962-8244.


College Exposure Shoot-Out scheduled

VERONA — Verona High School is holding a College Exposure Shoot-Out for area boys and girls basketball players.

The boys’ event will be held Oct. 7, while the girls’ event is scheduled for Oct. 21.

The Shoot-Out is intended to give college coaches an opportunity to evaluate the ability and potential of those who desire to play college basketball.

The program is being presented by Knapp Basketball, and former Verona High School coach Al Knapp with his son former Siena College player, Scott Knapp.

The cost of the program is $85 if received by Oct. 1, $95 if received after Oct. 1 and $105 for walk-ins.

For more information or to download an application, visit, or contact Al at 315-264-0297 or


Bowlers needed

PLATTSBURGH — The Monday Classic Bowling League is looking for individual bowlers and one full team. If interested in bowling, contact Nick at 578-9135 or North Bowl Lanes at 561-1690.


Rough Riders accepting new members

PLATTSBURGH — The Rough Riders Junior and Adult Rifle team is accepting registrations to become a member.

The Rough Riders are a .22 target rifle team that meets at the Plattsburgh Rod and Gun Club. Practice is set to begin Oct. 1.

Junior and beginner shooters meet on Thursday night and more experienced shooters shoot on Tuesday nights. They compete in the Vermont Winter Postal League.

Fore more information, call Peter Visconti at 298-7776.


Winners announced of Harmon Memorial

PORT KENT — Tom Douglass, Rodney Provost, Cheffy and guest were the winners of the 4th annual Harmon Memorial Scholarship Fund golf tournament played at Harmony Golf Club.

Jody Fadden, Colin Fadden, Jeremy Fadden and Chris Fadden took second place, while Al Devins, Lynn Devins, Bruce Frechette and Judy Frechette came in third.

Paula Nephew and Jeremy Fadden were the longest drive winners. Colin Fadden and Patricia Latourelle were closest to the pin winners.


Finnegan Memorial slated for Sept. 29

WILLSBORO — The Jim Finnegan Memorial Gold Tournament to benefit the Keeseville Youth Commission will be held at Willsboro Golf Course Sept. 29.

There is an 8 a.m. flight and a 1 p.m. flight, while lunch will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Registration begins an hour before your flight.

There will be raffles and prize packaged that will be given away. Cost is $40 per person for the four-person scramble. Lowest team score gets $200.

Call 834-2072 to register a team.


PFC holding soccer tryouts

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh F.C. Soccer club is holding tryouts for the 2013 outdoor travel seasons.

The tryouts will be held on Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 at the Plattsburgh State Field House.

All players are requested to arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled time.

Tryouts are open to all current PFC players and any new members interested in joining. There is no fee for the tryout sessions. Any player attending tryouts must submit a registration form which is available at For any questions contact Andrew Wylie at

The U16 and U18 divisions will hold tryouts after the high school season is over.

The rest of the schedule is as follows: U10 boys and girls (eight or nine years old on July 31, 2012) from 2-3 p.m. U12 boys and girls (10 or 11 years old on July 31, 2012) 3-4 p.m. U14 boys and girls (12 or 13 years old on July 31, 2012) 4-5 p.m.


Youth pheasant hunt/skeet practice scheduled

WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Fish and Game will host a pheasant hunt for youths 12 to 15 years old Sept. 29 and 30. Those participating will need a 2011-12 small-game license. One week prior to the hunt, Willsboro Fish and Game is holding a skeet practice Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. All are invited to the practice. For more information on the hunt or practice, contact either John Oliver at 963-4421 or Jim Hotaling at 963-7430.

Paralympic medalist to speak at PSU

PLATTSBURGH — Jason Regier, a quadriplegic who competes on the U.S. Quad Rugby team, is speaking at his “Getting Back into the Game (and Smashing Stereotypes Along the Way)” Sept. 26 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms of the Angell College Center at Plattsburgh State. Regier will talk about his experience as a two-time Paralympic medalist and the importance of living life to the fullest.


Halloween tourney set for Oct. 7

PLATTSBURGH — This year’s Halloween Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 7 at the Barracks Golf Course. The tournament has an 11 a.m. shotgun start and is a four-person scramble with a handicap divided by eight. Tournament cost is $55 for non-members and $40 for members. Payment covers green fees, cart, food, beverages and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for best team costume and best individual costume. This year’s tournament benefits the Christmas Bureau and Toys for Tots. All participants are asked to bring one toy for donation. To enter the tournament, pick up applications at the Barracks Golf Course or contact Mike Dodds at 593-2792 or at Applications must include payment. Entries close Oct. 5.


Girard’s Electric Shockers wins C Division title

WEST PLATTSBURGH — Kyle Rock and John Livsey both went 4-for-4 with a double as Girard’s Electric Shockers completed a four-game sweep of Shumway Insurance in the C Division of the Adirondack Slo-Pitch Softball League. James Girard was the winning pitcher. The Shockers’ Ryan Bishop was chosen as the series’ Most Valuable Player after hitting 17 home runs in the post season. Bishop finished the year with 45 total home runs. Shumway Insurance entered the playoffs as the top seed and defeated North Line Utilities/VFW Post 309 to reach the championship round.


Kellet named new GM for Whiteface

WILMINGTON — The Olympic Reagional Development Authority has named Aaron Kellet as the new general manager of Whiteface. He is replacing Bruce McCully.

Kellet graduated from Plattsburgh State in 2009 and began working at whiteface in 2000. Within five years he was promoted to terrain park and half-pipe manager. In 2009 he became the assistant general manager.

“I am extremely honored to accept the new position and excited to help guide whiteface into the future,” Kellet said. “Being the GM of Whiteface has been a dream of mine since the first time I skied down Cloudspin in the early 90’s. Thanks, to everyone who has supported me along the way.”

Laura Garfield was also named Whitface Mountain’s new sales and marketing manager. Joe Shoemaker will take over her previous position of group sales.


K of C will sponsor Soccer Challenge Oct. 6

PLATTSBURGH — Knights of Columbus #13127 is sponsoring a boys and girls soccer challenge event. The age requirement is 10-14 years of age. Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of Sept. 1, 2012. Proof of age is required. It will be held on Oct. 6 and take place at the Seton Catholic soccer field. The field is located on North Catherine St. next to St Peters School. Winners will move on to the next level. Please call Raymond Carnaham at 563-5267 or Joe Couolombre at 726-0846 with any questions.