May 21, 2013

Sports Shorts: May 21, 2013


---- — Knight belts game-tying hit Sunday

PLATTSBURGH — In Sunday’s Champlain Valley Baseball League nightcap featuring the Fourth Ward Timberjaxx and Fourth Ward Cardinals, the Timberjaxx were trailing entering the seventh inning.

James Knight Jr., though, tied the game with a two-RBI single to left field. Then, Russell Merrill’s RBI single drove in what proved to be the game-winning run.

The Press-Republican was given inaccurate information, crediting Justin Mahan with the game-tying hit in Monday’s edition.


Stick-n-puck and public skating weekend schedule released

PLATTSBURGH — The Ameri-Can North Sports Center has released its weekend schedule for stick-n-puck and public skating.

Stick-n-puck: May 24 — 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 26 — 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Public skating: May 26 — 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Plattsburgh Baseball Club to hold registration

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Baseball Club, formerly Plattsburgh Babe Ruth, will be holding registration for Clinton County residents on today night at the City Recreation Center from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The registration is for players ages 13 to 15 and Senior Babe Ruth for ages 16 to 18.

The cost for city residents is $90 and the cost for non-residents is $95. Tryouts are scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, at South Acres Field. Coaches are also needed.

For more information on the registration, or being a coach, call league president Randy Lozier, at 572-6563.


“Open House Day” returns to F1 Grand Prix du Canada

MONTREAL — The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada recently announced its highly anticipated “Open House Day,” which will take place June 6 at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

Starting at 9 a.m., racing fans will be welcomed free of charge via the Cosmos Bridge, close to the Parc Jean-Drapeau metro station. Using a shuttle bus, visitors with their camera will be able to explore the pit lane until noon, while witnessing Formula 1 staff at work.

The “Open House Day” is also the opportunity for visitors to have an up-close look at the trophies that will be awarded to the drivers and teams, who will climb on the podium at the conclusion of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada June 9.

It will also be possible to obtain the 2013 official program and gear or souvenir objects, always popular with collectors.


Fred Hooper retirement party

KEENE — The Keene Central School Teachers’ Association is hosting a retirement party for Fred Hooper, its longtime Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director.

The celebration is open to the public and will be held June 14 at 4 p.m. at the Baxter Mountain Tavern in Keene.

Hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

To RSVP, contact Erin Perkins at 576-4555 or


Ameri-Can North Sports Center offers figure skating

PLATTSBURGH — The Ameri-Can North Sports Center is offering Figure Skating for July though August.

Both on and off-ice instruction will be offered to the skaters.

For more details and the cost of figure skating, hockey camps, birthday parties and more check out the web-site or call Jamie and Craig at 561-7672.


CCFOA hosts annual scholarship golf tournament

WESTPORT — The CCFOA will be holding its annual scholarship golf tournament at Westport Golf and Country Club June 2.

There will be a 10 a.m. shotgun start and format is a four-person scramble with a modified Oldsmobile handicap.

Cost is $220 per team if paid by May 26 and $250 per team thereafter. Ten dollars may be deducted for each Westport member on any team. Cost includes golf, cart, post-tournament meal, complimentary refreshments and cash prizes for three places handicap and first place low gross based on 20 or more teams.

Skins are optional at $20 per team. Also, prize and cash combinations will be given for closest to the pin on all par three holes.

Checks may be made to CCFOA and mailed to Tom Daly PO Box 467, Peru, 12972. Questions may be emailed to or call 569-0780.


Burns lands spot on ABCA/Rawlings All-New York Region Third Team

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Thanks to his stellar efforts on the mound for the Plattsburgh State baseball team in 2013, senior right-hander Brian Burns earned a spot on the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-New York Region Third Team.

Burns, who received a nod to the All-SUNYAC Second Team earlier this month, put together one of the league’s best seasons in his farewell collegiate campaign.

The native of Ellenville boasted a record of 6-3 in 2013 and owned an earned run average of just 2.03 – the second-lowest figure in the SUNYAC.


Mike Mannix-Hannah’s Hope Tournament set for June 30

PERU — The 6th Annual Mike Mannix Memorial-Hannah’s Hope Tournament will be held June 30 at 8 a.m. at Adirondack Golf and Country Club.

It will be an 18-hole tournament with a four-person scramble.

It’s great fun with nine innovation holes named “Shenanigans Big Break” and nine holes of a traditional scramble.

Entrée fee remains $65 for non-members and $50 for members and will include food, soda and prizes.

All proceeds go to Hannah’s Hope Fund to raise money for research for Giant Axonal Neuropathy, an untreatable and incurable disease.

Applications will be available at ADK Golf Club and by emailing Katie Gluck ( or by calling her at 572-3914.


Duniho, Rasco top bicycle time trials

POINT AU ROCHE — Kevin Duniho and Erin Rasco battled a raging wind to turn in top times for men and women in the first Point Au Roche bicycle time trial of the season.


1, Kevin Duniho, 25:46. 2, Ed Armstrong, 29:47. 3, Erin Rasco, 29:52. 4, Sandy Rasco, 34:26. 5, Art Rasco, 38:12.


North Country Baseball Camp offering two sessions

MORRISONVILLE — There will be two sessions of the North Country Baseball Camp this summer.

The South Acres Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 24 to 28. The cost is $105 with various discounts available.

The Peru Camp will be held July 8 to 12 at Laphams Mills Park. That camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

The cost of that camp is $155 with many discounts available. Brochures and registration materials can be found at

For more information, contact Kris Doorey at 593-7616 or


Shaughnessy granted NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Pat Shaughnessy, who was a member of the Plattsburgh State men’s soccer and baseball teams, has been granted an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship — an award given three times a year to student-athletes who exhibit academic and athletic excellence.

Shaughnessy is one of 58 NCAA 2012-13 fall sports postgraduate scholarship winners, with 29 male and 29 female student-athletes each receiving $7,500.

Shaughnessy will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education and a minor in coaching.

To qualify, student-athletes must excel academically and athletically, be in or have just completed their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate study. Student-athletes must also maintain at least a 3.2 grade-point average and be nominated by their institution’s faculty athletics representative.


Alzheimer’s Walk/5K Cross-Country fun Run June 15

SARANAC LAKE — The Alzheimer’s Walk and 5K Cross-Country Fun Run 2013 will be held at Saranac Lake High School. The event is planned for June 15.

Registration will be held at 10 a.m. The walk and run will start at 10:30 a.m.

Register as an individual or as a team. For the Fun Run, costumes are admired but not required.

Any individual raising $500 or more will be entered to win a grand prize. Every $500 raised means another chance to win. There will be refreshments, prizes and DJ Overneath Productions with Josh and Holly Clement.

This is a recreational walk and run sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center to raise awareness and funds for the Third Age Adult Day Center. The proceeds remain in the community to support programs and services.

Request a walk brochure or team packet by calling 564-3370, emailing or visiting


High Peaks Mini Tri Series starts June 17

LAKE PLACID — The 2013 High Peaks Mini Triathlon Series will run every Monday night from June 17 to Aug.12. This is the 29th season of one of the longest running triathlon series in the U.S.

Participants should meet at the Mirror Lake Beach Area in Lake Placid. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., the Pre-race meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. and the races start at 6:30 p.m.

The triathlons consist of a 400-yard swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a three-mile run.

There will be post-race awards and raffle prizes at 8 p.m. There are individual and team categories.


Scholarship Golf Tournament set for June 8

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Moose Lodge #2390 will host its Seventh-Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 8 at the Barracks Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

The fee is $55 for Moose members and $60 for nonmembers. A reception will be held after the tournament at the Moose Lodge, 90 Sharron Ave., Plattsburgh.

To reserve a spot, call 563-5632 or stop by the Lodge.


B’town Booster Club Wrestling Golf Tourney June 15

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown Booster Club Wrestling Golf Tournament will be held June 15 at the Barracks Golf Course. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and the tournament is a four-man scramble with no handicaps. The cost of $65 per person includes golf, cart, food and soda and water. Beer can be purchased at the Pro Shop.

All checks must be received no later than June 6. Only cash will be accepted for day-of registration. To sign up, call Joe at 956-0744 or mail checks to Joseph Graziane, 13 Colligans Point Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.


Cavanagh Named SUNYAC Men’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year

CORTLAND — in his second season Head Coach Ryan Cavangh has been selected as the SUNYAC Coach of the Year. Cavanagh becomes the first coach in the 15-year history of the Plattsburgh State lacrosse program to receive the league’s award. Cavanagh and his staff led the Cardinals to a 14-4 record in 2013 and its first appearance in the SUNYAC Championship game against Cortland this past Saturday.


Knights of Columbus tourney June 14

PERU — St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 will host its 27th-annual golf tournament at the Adirondack Golf and Country Club on June 14. The four-person scramble will feature a “New Car Hole in One” prize sponsored by Bill McBride Chevrolet and other great prizes. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and will be followed by an awards dinner in the clubhouse. Spouses are invited to attend the dinner at $15 each. Obtain entry forms and information by contacting Bill McBride Jr. at 643-6678 or by emailing


AuSable Forts Fire Department to host softball tournament July 19, 20 and 21

AUSABLE VALLEY— The AuSable Forts Fire Department is hosting its 23 annual softball tournament July 19, 20 and 21. Any teams wishing to place a team in the tournament must have the 125 entre fee mailed in by June 21. You can mail it in PO box 785 AuSable Forts or contact Tim Lincoln at 569-3403 or Dave McKie at 726-0886.


Hospice golf tournament slated for July 13

ROUSES POINT — The 18th-Annual Hospice of the North Country Golf Tournament — formerly the Clinton County/Carol Wallett Memorial Golf Tournament — will be held Saturday, July 13, at the North Country Golf Club. It will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The format is as follows: four-person handicap scramble, men’s and women’s divisions, maximum handicaps (men-24, women-36).

Entry fee includes greens fees, golf cart, prizes, gift bag and a barbecue lunch to follow tournament play.

Fees are $75 per player for non-members and $55 per player for member.

To enter, contact the North Country Golf Club, at 297-5814. Entries are due by July 5.


Youth track, field games held

PLATTSBURGH — The annual Local Hershey Track and Field Games for Youth, presented by the Clinton County Youth Bureau, attracted 37 boys’ and girls’ to the Plattsburgh High School Track and Field Complex.

Many of them will advance to compete at the Hershey New York State West Track and Field Finals at Ilion High School June 29.



5-6 — 50-meter dash: 1, Quinn Roth, Plattsburgh, 11.12. 2, Ethan Freeman, Morrisonville, 11.66.

100: 1, Joshua Sanda, Morrisonville, 22.10. 2, Quinn Roth, Plattsburgh, 28.7. 200: 1, Joshua Sand, Morrisonville, 44.77. Long jump: 1, Ethan Freeman, Morrisonville, 3-6. softball throw: 1, Joshua Sand, Morrisonville, 43-0. 2, Ethan Freeman, Morrisonville, 34-0.

7-8 — 50-meter dash: 1, Gabriel Kneller, Westport, 9.20. 2, Kye Norcross, Plattsburgh, 9.53. 3, Landon Pandolph, Peru, 10.09. 100: 1, Aiden Pearl, Plattsburgh, 16.10. 2, Trenton Griffiths, Plattsburgh, 16.76. 3, Matt Rugar, Morrisonville, 18.4. 4, Connor Graves, Peru, 18.9. 5, Nathan Sand, Morrisonville, 19.6. 6, Marcus Griffiths, Plattsburgh, 20.03. 7, Kye Norcross, Plattsburgh, 20.12. 8, Wyatt Blake, Plattsburgh, 20.28. 9, Gabriel Kneller, Westport, 20.50. 10, Jacob Hopseker, Morrisonville, 20.76. 11, Eamon Graves, Plattsburgh, 20.76.

400: 1, Aiden Pearl, Plattsburgh, 1:26.77. 2, Matt Rugar, Morrisonville, 1:29.54. 3, Landon Pandolph, 1:35.40. 4, Eamon Graves, Plattsburgh, 1:42.32. 5, Trenton Griffiths, Plattsburgh, 1:44.90. 6, Connor Graves, 1:48.15. 7, Jacob Hopseker, Morrisonville, 1:51.55. 8, Marcus Griffiths, Plattsburgh, 1:54.70. 9, Nathan Sand, Morrisonville, 1:57.20.

Long jump: 1, Trenton Griffiths, Plattsburgh, 5-10. 2, Kye Norcross, Plattsburgh, 4-9. 3, Matt Rugar, Morrisonville, 4-7. 4, tie, Marcus Griffiths, Plattsburgh, and Wyatt Blake, Plattsburgh, 4-6. 6, Eamon Graves, Plattsburgh, 4-5. 7, Jacob Hopseker, Morrisonville, 3-8.

Softball throw: 1, Wyatt Blake, Plattsburgh, 41-0. 2, tie, Nathan Sand, Morrisonville, and Aiden Pearl, Plattsburgh, 40-0. 4, Landon Pandolph, Peru, 34-0. 5, Connor Graves, Peru, 33-0. 6, Gabriel Kneller, Westport, 31-0.

9-10 — 50-meter dash: 1, Tyler Freeman, Morrisonville, 9.75. 200: 1, Blake Moravec, Plattsburgh, 37.30. 2, Ricky Weerts, Keeseville, 42.70. 3, Grant Weerts, Keeseville, 42.90. 4, Anthony Yourdon, Keeseville, 47.20.

400: 1, Ethan Mulholland, Plattsburgh, 1:25.00. 2, Blake Moravec, Plattsburgh, 1:32.72. 3, Ricky Weerts, Keeseville, 1:37.63. 4, Grant Weerts, Keeseville, 1:37.75. 5, Anthony Yourdon, Keeseville, 1:46.56.

Long jump: 1, Anthony Yourdon, Keeseville, 5-1. 2, Tyler Freeman, Morrisonville, 5-0. Softball throw: 1, Anthony Yourdon, Keeseville, 5-1. 2, tie, Tyler Freeman, Morrisonville, and Ethan Mulholland, Morrisonville, 5-0. Softball throw: 1, Tyler Freeman, Morrisonville, 67-0. 2, Blake Moravec, Plattsburgh, 64-0. 3, Ricky Weerts, Keeseville, 45-0. 4, Grant Weerts, Keeseville, 35-0.

11-12 — 100-meter dash: 1, Alex Marciniak, Plattsburgh, 14.2. 2, Nikolas Hart, Plattsburgh, 15.25. 3, Dylan Rickert, Peru, 15.90. 200: 1, Nikolas Hart, Plattsburgh, 33.65. 2, Dylan Rickert, Peru, 33.73. 3, Jamie Manning, Keeseville, 38.66. 4, Trent Yourdan, Keeseville, 44.62. 400: 1, Ethan Dague, Keeseville, 1:26.00.

800: 1, Alex Marciniak, Plattsburgh, 2:52.0. 2, Jamie Manning, Keeseville, 3:35.00. long jump: 1, Jamie Manning, Keeseville, 5-9. softball throw: 1, Alex Marciniak, Plattsburgh, 114-0. 2, Nikolas Hart, Plattsburgh, 99-0. 3, Dylan Rickert, Peru, 81-0. 4, Ethan Dague, Keeseville, 53-0. 5, Trent Yourdon, Keeseville, 28-0.

13-14 — 100-meter dash: 1, Benjamin Caito, Jay, 15.46. 200: Benjamin Caito, Jay, 32.4. 800: 1, Grant Moravec, Plattsburgh, 3:01.0. 1,600: 1, Grant Moravec, Plattsburgh, 6:13. long jump: 1, Grant Moravec, Plattsburgh, 6-2. softball throw: 1, Benjamin Caito, Jay, 137-0.

400-meter relay: 1, Alex Marciniak, Nikolas Hart, Benjamin Caito, Grant Moravec, 1:08.0. 2, Matt Rugar, Kye Norcross, Jamie Manning, Dylan Rickert, 1:16.00. 3, Alivia Marciniak, Mackenzie Rascoe-DeGraaf, Alexis Rickert, Nora Graves, 1:19.00. 4, Ricky Weerts, Ethan Dague, Grant Weerts, Blake Moravec, 1:20.00. 5, Connor Graves, Aiden Pearl, Eamon Graves, Landon Pandolph, 1:24.00.


5-6 — 50-meter dash: 1, Rowan Wood, Plattsburgh, 12.02. 2, Cassidy Roth, Plattsburgh, 15.03. 100: 1, Cassidy Roth, Plattsburgh, 29.17. softball throw: 1, Rowan Wood, Plattsburgh, 20-0.

7-8 — 100-meter dash: 1, Abby Pearl, Plattsburgh, 18.10. 2, Delaney Mulholland, Plattsburgh, 20.97. 400: 1, Abby Pearl, Plattsburgh, 1:26.96. 2, Delaney Mulholland, Plattsburgh, 1:48.97. Long jump: 1, Delaney Mulholland, Plattsburgh, 4-0. softball throw: 1, Abby Pearl, Plattsburgh, 35-0.

9-10 — 100-meter dash: 1, Alivia Marciniak, Plattsburgh, 18.85. 200: 1, Alexis Rickert, Peru, 37.87. 2, Nora Graves, Plattsburgh, 38.89. 400: 1, Alexis Rickert, Peru, 1:29.90. 2, Nora Graves, Plattsburgh, 1:33.30. 3, Alivia Marciniak, Plattsburgh, 1:38.0. long jump- 1, Alexis Rickert, Peru, 5-0. 2, Nora Graves, Plattsburgh, 4-11. softball throw: 1, Alivia Marciniak, Plattsburgh, 76-0.

11-12 — 100-meter dash: 1, Mackenzie Rascoe-DeGraaf, Plattsburgh, 19.65. long jump: 1, Mackenzie Rascoe-DeGraaf, Plattsburgh, 4-3. softball throw: 1, Mackenzie Rascoe-DeGraaf, Plattsburgh, 56-0.


American Legion Post 1619 hosts Crab Island Memorial Golf Tournament

PLATTSBURGH — The 9th Annual Crab Island Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by The American Legion Post 1619 and Michelob Ultra, will be held July 20 at the Barracks Golf Course.

There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. All Proceeds will go to a full scholarship to Clinton Community College.

Registration forms have been mailed to last year’s team captains.

The deadline for the before-mentioned registration and money is June 20.

After June 20, the tournament will be open to the public. A waiting list is welcomed.

To sign up for the waiting list or for more information, call Post 1619 at 561-8706.


Saranac Central School seeks coaches

SARANAC — Saranac Central School is actively seeking applications for the following 2013-2013 coaching positions: boys’ and girls’ basketball, bowling, softball, tennis, indoor track, cross country, boys’ and girls’ soccer, wrestling, boys’ ice hockey, baseball, golf, track and field, football and volleyball.

Interested applicants must secure SED finerprint clearance and complete certification in first aid and CPR/AED.

For more information or to apply, please contact Jeff Durant at 565-5640. Applicants may also contact Mr. Durant via email at