Press-Republican

August 31, 2013

Sports Shorts: August 31, 2013


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---- — Barracks Ladies Club announces tee times

PLATTSBURGH — The Ladies Club at the Barracks Golf Course has announced its tee times for Saturday and Sunday.

Tee Times

7 a.m. — Cheryl Dodds, Linda Garrant and Anne Couture.

7:08 a.m. — Suzy Stefanick, Kim Rabideau, Kathleen Everleth and Jackie Walker.

Airborne adds Stunt Show to regular season finale

PLATTSBURGH — The Mike Watts Memorial 100 for the DIRTcar Modifieds headlines Airborne Park Speedway’s 60th regular season finale at 1 p.m. Sunday.

An added attraction, national stuntman Chris Morena will perform “Sky Crash” during which he will use a ramp launch to jump a Buick Skylark over one tower of cars and attempt to clear second array of parked cars.

Morena and cohort Tim Chitwood are arriving from Fulton Speedway where they have been filming for the History Channel’s new reality television show — “American Daredevils.”

In 2008 at Airborne, Morena broke the record for a two-wheel drive stock pickup truck, jumping 196 feet. More information about Morena, Chitwood and their stunt show is available at autostunts.com.

Champions in three divisions will be determined Sunday.

Limited Late Model point leader Robin Wood of Plattsburgh and Jamy Begor of Mooers are separated by 12 points.

Lance Rabtoy of Fairfax, Vt., will try for his first Renegade title. Rabtoy leads five-time feature winner Jason McClatchie of Plattsburgh, 688-667.

Jayson Criss of Plattsburgh is the Mini-Modified point leader. His closest pursuer is Dale O’Neil of Mooers, a seven-time winner. If O’Neil wins Sunday, Criss needs to finish 10th or better to deny O’Neill the crown and become the 2013 Mini-Modified champion.

All five of Airborne’s weekly divisions will compete.

Todd Stone and Nick Heywood clinched the Ernie’s Tools Modified and J&S Steel Sportsman Modified titles respectively with feature wins last Saturday.

Patrice McGrail of Candiac, Que., the 2012 DIRTcar Modified runner-up to Stone, will return to action Sunday to contest the Modifieds’ longest-distance event of the year, held in memory of long-time photographer and supporter Mike Watts.

Adult admission is $18 Sunday. Kids 12 and under are admitted free.

Derrick O’Donnell crowned “King of the Road”

BARRE, Vt. — Phil Scott made Kyle Pembroke pay for one mistake at the front of the field on lap 37 of the VP Racing Fuels Late Model 50 at Thunder Road and went on to his second win of the season and the 29th of his career Thursday.

Scott shot between a backmarker in the low lane and Pembroke on the rim of turn two in a go-for-broke move for the last of six lead changes.

“I knew I had to take the opportunity, when I saw it,” Scott said.

During the first half of the event, Pembroke and pole sitter Joe Becker raced side-by-side for more than 20 laps with Scott and eventual runner-up Joey Laquerre in close pursuit.

“I got my right side tires up in the dirt and Phil took full advantage,” Pembroke said.

Rookie Derrick O’Donnell from North Haverhill, N.H., driving the Cody Chevrolet/Gary Clay Builders No. 60, had an even better night than Scott.

O’Donnell climbed from 18th to finish 8th and clinch the 2013 Thunder Road Late Model Championship.

O’Donnell won two races and had seven top-five finishes in 2013 to become the first rookie in Thunder Road’s 53-year history to win the headline division crown.

“This won’t settle in for a while, but I’m thrilled,” O’Donnell said after receiving a large rotating trophy from 2012 champion Nick Sweet in victory lane. Sweet became the 2013 runner-up.

Becker hung tough to finish fourth. Jamie Fisher was fifth, followed by Cody Blake, Brooks Clark, O’Donnell, Jason Corliss and Derek Ming.

Happy Seniors League in need of two bowlers

PLATTSBURGH — Two bowlers, ages 50 and over, are needed for the Happy Seniors League, which will begin its season at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at North Bowl Lanes. For more information, call North Bowl Lanes at 561-1690 or Gail at 293-8415.

Cardinals participate in community service

PLATTSBURGH — Recently, the Plattsburgh State women’s soccer team took some time out of its preseason schedule to brighten the day of some youngsters at the Vermont Children’s Hospital.

On Aug. 24, a total of 10 student-athletes went door-to-door in the Burlington, Vt., institution to spend time with the children. Additionally, the team got together in the lobby to entertain the kids with some violin music provided by assistant coach Shay Gestal as well as some Irish step dancing.

2013 marks the third trip the Cardinals have taken to the Vermont Children’s Hospital.

In addition to their stopover at the Vermont Children’s Hospital, the Cardinals also traded in their cleats for hiking shoes to scale Rattlesnake Mountain in Willsboro.

Lady Eagles Hockey Golf Tournament Sept. 29

ROUSES POINT — The 4th Annual Lady Eagles Hockey Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. at the North Country Golf Club in Rouses Point.

The tournament serves as a major fund-raiser for the defending state champion Beekmantown girls’ high school hockey team as they prepare to enter its sixth season.

The tournament will feature a four-person scramble with one flight. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top-three finishers, and there will be other contests on the course.

Also, Riley Ford of Chazy will offer a brand new car for anyone sinking a hole-in-one on designated holes.

The tournament fees are $40 for members not needing a cart, $50 for members needing a cart and $65 for non-members with a cart.

The fee includes a buffet dinner following the tournament.

Checks may be made payable to Lady Eagles Hockey.

To register or for questions, contact Ray Guay at 298-3158, David Ashline at 297-4297 or North Country Golf Club at 297-2582.

Registration forms including each player’s name, telephone number and the fee they are paying can be mailed to North Country Golf Club, 25 Priscilla Lane, Rouses Point, N.Y., 12979.

The deadline for registration is Sept. 25.

Senior bowlers needed

PLATTSBURGH — Senior bowlers are needed for the Guys and Gals Bowling League at the North Bowl Lanes.

The league begins Sept. 4, with bowling every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

For those interested, call Gladys at 293-8517 or North Bowl Lanes at 561-1690, stating the Guys and Gals Bowling League when calling.

Lumber Jills challenge Alley Kats

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Lumber Jills will play host to the Buffalo Alley Kats in roller derby action at the Plattsburgh City Recreation Center for 6 p.m. Sept. 28.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with the first whistle at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on the day of the bout, $5 for children 6 to 12 years old, while children 5 and under are free of charge.

Tickets will be available at the North Country Food Co-op.