August 26, 2013

Sports shorts: August 26, 2013


---- — North Bowl schedules Junior Bowling Program

PLATTSBURGH — The North Bowl Lanes Junior Bowling Program will begin shortly. League sign-ups will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 and 29 at North Bowl. Pizza and two free games of bowling will be offered to all youth bowlers who sign up on either of these days. The junior program will start at 9 a.m. on September 7 and runs for 30 weeks, ending in April. A meeting for all youth bowlers and parents is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 7.

Youth league members bowl at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, with practice starting at 8:50 a.m. Each member is required to purchase a membership in the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) at a cost of $17. By purchasing the membership, each bowler will receive a bowling shirt from USBC and is eligible for additional awards. For additional information on youth bowling, go to

The North Bowl program is divided into four age groups: Bumpers (ages up to six); Bantams (ages six to eight); Preps (ages nine to 12); and Scholarship Junior-Major-Senior (ages 13 to 20). Each youth bowler is placed in his or her respective division, based on age and/or ability. Over the past five years, bowlers in the Junior-Major-Senior League have earned over $20,000 in scholarship money. For more information on the program, contact North Bowl at 561-1690.


Whiteface Club tennis leagues finish season

LAKE PLACID — Playoffs for the various tennis leagues at the Whiteface Club Tennis Center have been completed.

The Tour Players League of eight mixed doubles teams final was surprising in that the season-long close battle between the Alan Beideck/LeeAnne Baker team and the Beth Edgley/Ron Edgley team ended in a 6-0 win for Beideck/Baker. Tammy La Lande/Wayne Feinberg finished third, followed by Bob Mensink/Sam Mensink, Kathy Pfohl/Steve Short, Judy Borzilleri/Bill Borzilleri; Judy McLean/John Wilkins and Dave Wisniewski/Suzanne Quaintance.

The team of Elizabeth Trachte/Paul Trachte battled Kathy Pfohl/Kyle Woodlief all season in the Club League. But when it came down to the playoffs, the Trachtes captured the title in a close one-set match. Rounding out the final standings were Jean Dusek/Bob Dusek; Judy McLean/Bill Borzilleri, Cathy Blazer/Hayden Young, and Bill Barnes/Chris Barnes.

In the Ladies’ Doubles League #1, Pam Smith/Tina Eigenman swept the finals defeating Judy Borzilleri/Betsy Senkowski. Kathy Pfohl/Georgia Sokol took third place, followed by Judy McLean/Madeline LaHart.

The Ladies’ Doubles League #2 used a round-robin format throughout the season and season-leading Linda Moore continued her winning ways to earn first place. Rounding out the group were Lori Fitzgerald, Janice Williamson and Gwyn-Anne Bissonette.

Fall league play, of a shortened length, will begin next week with Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles being offered. Contact the Whiteface Tennis Center at 523-2551 to sign up or for more details.


Sunbelt Senior Tour golf event in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The third-annual Adirondack Senior Open, part of the Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour based in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is upon us. The Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid is in immaculate condition for these world-class golfers. Other than the Tuesday pro-am, all activities are free to the public. Spectators can also watch the pro-am for free. The tour is for players ages 45 and older, and serves as a developmental circuit for players seeking to honor their games on the Champions Tour.

All events will take place at the Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid. They include: Aug. 26, trick shot show, 5 p.m.; junior clinic, 5:45 p.m.; draw party pro mingle free for pro-am players (anyone can attend for a $25 donation that includes food and drink), 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 27, pro-am golf outing, 9 a.m.; Aug. 28, 29 and 30, professionals play, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For the first time, this year there will be both former PGA Tour professionals and Olympians participating in the Celebrity Pro-Am. Some late entries include Preston Griffall, 2006 Olympian and current National Champion in luge, six-time PGA winner Danny Edwards, along with former PGA Tour players Tim Conley, Jim Chancey, Javier Sanchez and Barry Conser.

There are a few spots still open in the pro-am event for men and women of all golfing abilities. For pro-am participation information, contact Tom Eubank directly at or by calling (404) 944-9988. For more information on the entire week, call the Whiteface Club at 523-2551.


Piller, Murray tops in bicycle time trials

POINT AU ROCHE — Jack Piller, coming close to breaking the 22:00 barrier, posted a career-best time of 22:02 to win the Aug. 21 10-mile bicycle time trials. Jerry Macner was second in 24:41 and Macner’s son, six-year-old Matthew, came in second in the five-mile event with a terrific 22:27.

Lynne Murray was the first female with a 26:02, ahead of last week’s winner Susanna Piller, who finished with a 26:33. Devin Gosselin won the five-mile event in 20:32.

The time trials are held every Wednesday evening at the Point au Roche firehouse on the Lakeshore Road. The event is free and open to all novice and experienced riders, road bikes or mountain bikes. Helmets are required and riders must obey the rules of the road. Sign-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the first rider going off at 6 p.m.


Five miles

1, Devin Gosselin, 20:32. 2, Matthew Macner, 22:27.

10 miles

1, Jack Piller, 22:02. 2, Jerry Macner, 24:21. 3, Steve Waite, 25:56. 4, Lynne Murray, 26:02. 5, Ed Armstrong, 26:25. 6, Susanna Piller, 26:33. 7, Eric Kreckel, 26:54. 8, Alicia Chase, 27:29. 9, Taher Zandi, 28:10. 10, Martin Mailloux, 28:44. 11, Ralph Senecal, 29:26. 12, Donnie Armstrong, 29:50. 13, Kenna LaPorte, 29:55. 14, Joe Gardner, 31:33. 15, Ed Conroy, 31:38. 16, John Callaghan, 32:56. 17, Don West, 34:05. 18, Josh Garner, 34:20. 19, Stephanie West, 34:23.