March 31, 2013

Sports Shorts: March 31, 2013


---- — ADK events scheduled

PLATTSBURGH — The public is invited to join the Algonquin Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club for their Wednesday Walk About Town on April 3,

Team leader for the event is Lynn Valenti. Meet at 3 p.m. on the steps of City Hall to walk around a Plattsburgh neighborhood.

On April 12, the Algonquin Chapter of the ADK will hold its monthly program and meeting.

The program begins at 7 p.m. and features Gib Brown, who will present a lecture and slide show on his recent visit to Prague, the Golden City.

A business meeting takes place immediately after the program. Both the program and business meeting are free and take place in the second floor auditorium of the Old Clinton County Courthouse on the corner of Margaret and Court Streets.

Plattsburgh Little League holding tryouts

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Little League will hold Major League tryouts April 10-12 from 5:15-7:15 p.m. at Penfield Park.

Players ages 11 and 12 are required to tryout. Players 9 and 10 are given the option of trying out for the Majors or staying in the Miners.

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Lumber Jills back in action April 27

PLATTSBURGH — The Lumber Jills (2-1) came out on top during their last home bout against Syracuse’s Battery Brigade, and are ready to face Capital City’s Derby Dolls from Ottawa, Ontario on April 27.

The bout will take place at the Plattsburgh City Recreation Center on the U.S. Oval. Doors open to the public at 5 p.m., with the first whistle at 6 p.m.

The halftime show will be performed by the Autism Alliance of Northeastern New York of Plattsburgh, an organization that works with families in our community that are affected by autism through support and education.

Stop by Body Art Tattoo, North Country Food Co-Op, and Conroy’s Organics, or to buy your tickets in advance for $10 (children ages 6-12 are $5, children 5 and under are free; general admission tickets are $12 at the door on the day of the event).

Seamanship course set to start April 9

PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, the world’s oldest and largest boating safety education organization, is cosponsoring with the Center for Community and Workforce Development at Clinton Community College, a course in seamanship.

The course expands upon the knowledge and skills learned in America’s Boating Course, the basic boating safety course taught by the Champlain Sail and Power Squadron. The course, which will be taught by Bob Shivokevich, former commander of the Champlain Sail and Power Squadron, will begin on April 9 and run from 6:30-9 p.m. for eight weeks at Clinton Community College.

Included in the course are materials applicable to both sail and power boating including, construction and functioning of a boat, the skipper’s responsibilities, preparing the boat for use, handling and maneuvering a vessel under various conditions in close quarters and in open water, rules of the road, anchoring, docking, emergencies, and marlinspike/basic knots.

For those who wish to put the knowledge gained in the course to use there will be an optional on-the-water component, available for an additional small fee, which will be scheduled at the end of the class.

Although all United States Power Squadron courses are free there will be a charge of $60 for the course materials, which includes two books which will be available for purchase from the instructor the first night of class. There is a reduced rate for two or more family members who wish to share books and course materials.

For further information contact Bob Shivokevich, the course instructor at or call 493-7251. To enroll in the course, call the Center for Community and Workforce Development at Clinton Community College at 562-4139.