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June 15, 2013

Sports Shorts: June 15, 2013

Dupree takes aim at Airborne Modified lead tonight

PLATTSBURGH — After a rocky start to his season, Saranac Lake’s Patrick Dupree has a first and second in his last two starts and may be poised to challenge the supremacy of defending Ernie’s Tools Modified champion Todd Stone of Middlebury, Vt. tonight at Airborne Speedway.

Stone is the current points leader, 276-252, over Leon Gonyo. Dupree has moved into a fourth-place tie with teammate Jessey Mueller of Olmstedville with 226 points.

Tonight’s Liquor & Wine Warehouse card offers two Key RD Trailer Sales Renegade features. Last week, Richie Turner of Milton, Vt. was an impressive winner of the Renegade 100.

Also in action tonight will be the Sportsman Modifieds, Limited Late Models and Mini Modifieds. Plattsburgh’s Robin Wood took over the Limited Late Model point lead with his second win of the year last week. He goes after his third win tonight in the Ganienkeh Territorial Bingo No. 61.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Qualifying heats begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; kids 12 and under are admitted free.

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Great Adirondack Trail Run in Keene Valley today

KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer hosts its annual Trail Run on today, and proceeds from the event will be split between BRASS and the Ausable River Association (AsRA). The main event begins at 9 a.m. and consists of a vigorous 11.5-mile run. Runners in this race must be preregistered.

There is also a 3.5-mile fun run starting at 10 a.m. for which participants can register at any time by calling The Mountaineer at 576-2281 or visiting mountaineer.com/trail-run/. For those who wish to attend and support the river associations, there will be vendors, live entertainment, food and drink starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Keene Valley Country Club, which is located at 8 Country Club Way off of NYS Rte 73.

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