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July 27, 2013

Sports Shorts: July 27, 2013

Wood, Begor point battle heating up

PLATTSBURGH – Jamy Begor of Mooers goes after his third consecutive Adirondack Water Limited Late Model win tonight at Airborne Park Speedway as a part of the Mold-Rite Plastics/Choice Furniture card that includes Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds Limited Late Models Mini Modifieds.

Begor’s surge has brought him within four points of division leader Robin Wood, who has three wins this season. Both drivers are well-sponsored veterans, who are no strangers to championship stretch runs.

A restart with five laps remaining set up Begor’s last win — his 15th since 2000 (Wood has 34) — which required a rally from the rear of the field after getting turned around six laps into the race.

Danny Sullivan of Morrisonville and defending Limited Late Model champion Bucko Branham of Plattsburgh are also in the title chase. Sullivan is third in points, 34 points shy of Begor and four ahead of Branham.

Defending Ernie’s Tools Modified champion Todd Stone, winner of last weekend’s Twin 50s event, enjoys a comfortable lead atop the Modified standings. Leon Gonyo, Kris Vernold, Patrick Dupree and Jessey Mueller are closely bunched in positions 2-5.

Adult admission tonight is $10. Post time 6 p.m.

Limited Late Model standings

1, Robin Wood 432, 2, Jamy Begor 428, 3, Danny Sullivan 394, 4, Bucko Branham 390, 5, Shawn Duquette 366, 6, Larry Underwood 360, 7, Brandon Atkins 350, 8, Dave Rabtoy 348, 9, Dylan Payea 338, 10, Chris Frennier 286.

Free kids wrestling clinic Aug. 3

PLATTSBURGH — A free wrestling clinic will occur at the Lifelong Fitness Center on 21 Weed Street Aug. 3.

All children five years old and up are welcome regardless of skill level and experience.

Kids should have shorts, a t-shirt, clean sneakers and an extra t-shirt.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the clinic from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Co-ed volleyball tournament Aug. 24

CHAMPLAIN — VFW Post 1418 will be hosting a co-ed volleyball tournament Aug. 24, rain or shine.

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