August 2, 2013

Sports Shorts: August 2, 2013


---- — American Legion baseball benefit dinner tonight

PLATTSBURGH — American Legion Post 1619 is hosting a Roast Pork or Chicken & Biscuit Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. today to benefit American Legion Junior and Senior baseball. There will be a $10 donation for dinner, and the waiters will be the Junior Team members. For more info, call 561-8706.


Thunder Road action postponed

BARRE, Vt. — Thunder Road’s VP Racing Fuels night scheduled for Thursday was postponed due to the weather forecast. The event has been rescheduled for Aug. 29 and will be the final point-counting event for the Late Models. The event will feature the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen 100-lapper along with regular events for Late Models, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and the Rough Riders.

Thunder Road will be back in action Sunday with the make-up event of Harvest Equipment night. Post time is set for 6 p.m. with racing action for the Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks.


PHS to host motivational presentation Sept. 3

PLATTSBURGH — All Plattsburgh High School coaches, athletes and families are welcome to attend a motivational presentation at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 in the PHS auditorium. William Harris will present “The Team Experience” to kick off the sports seasons.


Hamilton/Lamare win Zuckerman Invitational

PLATTSBURGH — The team of John Hamilton and Todd Lamare took first place at the Zuckerman Invitational recently held at The Barracks Golf Course. Matt Dion and Mickey Pepper placed second. Cliff Goff won the high-man-out award, Hamilton won the target award. And low gross went to Dion with a 79. The next event will be the Bud Pepper Open on Aug. 6.


NAC fall sports meeting is Aug. 12

ELLENBURG — Northern Adirondack will conduct a fall sports meeting for all coaches, athletes and parents at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in the High School cafeteria. Information regarding medical clearance will be updated with the school nurse, and there will also be distribution of schedules, practice start dates and times and a code of conduct review.


Footrace at the Falls to be held Aug. 17

TICONDEROGA — The Footrace at the Falls, run in memory of Duane Crammond, will be held Aug. 17 in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park. This is the second year the event, sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners Club, will be held downtown. It was run seven years at Fort Ticonderoga.

The 5K cross country run will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a free children’s race at 10:30 a.m. All children will receive a free certificate for an ice cream at the Wind Chill Factory. Parents must sign a waiver for each child running.

Registration for both races will be at the Ticonderoga Elks lodge at 5 Tower Avenue from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Restrooms and parking will be available at the Elks lodge.

Entry fee for the 5K race is $15 for students age 18 and younger, $20 for adults in advance and $22 for adults on race day. Checks can be made payable to the LaChute Road Runners. The first 100 runners to register will receive a t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group in the 5K.

For more information, contact Matt Karkoski at 585-7206 or or go to


Smith wins US Kids Golf tourney

BRONX — Keegan Smith from Plattsburgh won the 8-year-old division at a U.S. Kids Golf tournament Wednesday at Split Rock Golf Course in the Bronx. Smith beat Ryder Begun from Manhattan by one stroke to claim first place. Dylan Braun took third, four strokes back.


Sawyer takes second at JGT event

DELMAR — Carley Sawyer of Rainbow Lake finished second in the Girls 13 to 15 division at the NENY PGA Junior Golf Tour Event No. 10 held Thursday at Normanside Country Club. Sawyer shot an 89. Madison Braman of Loudonville took first with a round of 77.

Saranac Lake’s Dustin Fischer fired a 77 to finish tied for 10th place in the Boys 16 to 18 division. Ethan Sawyer of Rainbow Lake tied for 15th with a 78, and Devin Delisle of Brushton tied for 22nd with an 81. Gloversville’s Joshua Fonda won the division with a 67.


Depo awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

PLATTSBURGH — Ben Depo, a senior this season on the Plattsburgh State track and field team, was one of 58 student-athletes who were granted an NCAA Spring Postgraduate Scholarship. Each spring, 29 male and 29 female student-athletes from across all divisions are honored with an award of $7,500.

Depo, a Saranac native, maintained a cumulative 3.69 GPA in accounting and graduated in May. On the track, he distinguished himself as one of the premier decathletes in the nation thanks to his stellar season. He took the decathlon title at the SUNYAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the third time in four seasons by amassing 6,176 points in the event. Depo earned the SUNYAC’s Outstanding Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year Award as well as a nod to the All-SUNYAC First Team. Depo posted a 12th-place finish in the decathlon at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

To qualify for an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, student-athletes must excel academically and athletically, be in 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.