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December 10, 2012

Sports Shorts: December 10, 2012

Rough Rider junior target team to practice

PLATTSBURGH — The Rough Riders junior target rifle shooting team will meet for practice at the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club at 6:15 p.m., Thursday.

New members are always welcome. All equipment is provided at no cost. Individuals wanting to learn more about the junior team or the adult marksmanship team can contact coach Visconti at 298-7776.

Co-ed skaters needed at Scotts’ Rink

CHAZY — Co-ed group beginner/intermediate skaters are needed for Wednesdays from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at Scotts’ Rink. For more information, or directions, call D.W., at 493-2304.

Mazdzer 15th in men’s luge singles

ALTENBERG, Germany — Saranac Lake’s Chris Mazdzer helped lead the American luge relay team to a World Cup fifth-place finish Sunday.

The relay team included Mazdzer in men’s singles, Erin Hamlin in women’s singles, and the doubles team of Matt Mortensen, of Huntington Station, and Preston Griffall, a 2006 Olympian from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Earlier in the day, Mazdzer took 15th place in the men’s singles race as German Felix Loch recorded his 12th-career win to lead another medal sweep for the home team. Mazdzer, a 2010 Olympian, had the sixth fastest time in the final heat and is getting closer to exceeding his career best World Cup result to date, a 14th-place finish in 2010.

Paul Smith’s hosts Jingle Bell Snowshoe Race

PAUL SMITHS — The 19th-Annual Jingle Bell Snowshoe 5K and 10K Races were held at Paul Smith’s College Saturday. However, for the second year in a row the event was held as a trail run due to lack of snow. There were 24 participants.

Saranac’s Matt Medeiros paced the men over the 10K with a 40:10. Rounding out the top five were Paul Smith’s College’s Eric Kowalik in 42:16, Oswego’s Ben Harper in 42:46, Paul Smith’s College’s Zach Davidson in 44:03 and Paul Smith’s College’s Tim Grossman in 44:50.

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