July 30, 2013

Sports Shorts: July 30, 2013


---- — Co-ed volleyball tournament August 24

CHAMPLAIN — VFW Post #1418 will be hosting a co-ed volleyball tournament on Saturday, August 24 — rain or shine. Entry fee is $60 per team. Deadline to register a team is August 8. For more information, or to sign up a team, call 593-2310.


ALS Raising Hope golf tourney winners listed

PLATTSBURGH — The team of Gary Finney, Ron McGee, Bob Dandrow and guest took first place in the recent ALS Raising Hope Golf Tournament. Second place went to the team of Gail Douglas, Ron Douglas, William Hickey and John Hickey and third to the team of Dan Hoey, Tyler Hoey, guest, guest.

Cory Pulsifer won the longest drive, while Kathleen Everleth and Gary Finney won closest to the pin.


NCAVI holding ‘Golf for Sight’ Tournament

PORT KENT — The North Country Association for the Visually Impaired (NCAVI) will be holding its 10th Annual ‘Golf for Sight’ Tournament/Fundraiser on Friday at Harmony Golf Club.

This event raises money to help provide free services to those that are blind, legally blind and visually impaired of all ages throughout Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St. Lawrence counties.

The event includes a four-person scramble, blind putting contest, barbecue, raffles, prizes and giveaways. For more information, call 562-2330, email or visit


NCCS schedules fall athletic meeting

CHAMPLAIN — The Northeastern Clinton fall pre-season parent/athlete meeting for all athletes trying out for a fall athletic team will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5:30 p.m., in the high-school auditorium. All athletes intending to try out for a fall athletic team need to be present at this meeting with their parent or guardian. The high-school and middle-school nurses will be available at this meeting.

Please bring any outstanding forms to submit at this time. If your child uses an inhaler, Epi-pen, or insulin, please bring orders from the doctor allowing your child to “self-carry”.

Varsity and jv boys and girls soccer, volleyball, and cross country tryouts will begin on Aug. 19. Modified boys and girls soccer, volleyball, and cross country tryouts will begin on Aug. 26.

Athletes and parents will be given the specific time and locations of tryouts at the pre season parent/athlete meeting on Aug. 13.


Stick ‘n’ puck, public skating times announced

PLATTSBURGH — Ameri-Can North Sports Center will be holding stick ‘n’ puck from 3:30-5 p.m. on Aug. 4. Public skating will be held from 2-3:30 p.m Aug. 4.


Champlain volleyball league accepting teams

CHAMPLAIN — Registration for an indoor co-ed volleyball league is now open. Match play is on Wednesday nights. Deadline to register a team is Aug. 16. For more information or to get in a team, contact Ashley at 593-2310.


Siberian Rod & Gun Club sets monthly meeting

DANNEMORA — The Siberian Rod and Gun Club board members will hold their monthly meeting on Aug, 6 at 7 p.m.


CanAm Rugby Tournament set for 40th edition

SARANAC LAKE — The 40th annual CanAm Rugby Tournament, the largest rugby tournament in the western hemisphere, is set for Aug. 3 in Saranac Lake/Lake Placid.

The tournament began in 1973 and has expanded to included over 100 teams annually and has added brackets for women, college, social sides and premier clubs, as well as age brackets for the most populated levels, including an over 60s group.

As part of the 40th anniversary, the CanAm Organizing Committee has announced an expansion of its annual Youth Rugby Clinic to include a ‘full contact’ clinic for children 13 and older.

American Flag Rugby, a flag version for younger children, is cosponsored by the Saranac Lake Mountaineers RFC and Morris RFC of New Jersey. This year’s edition will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Placid fields near the Horse Show Grounds.


Stormin’ the Course set for Aug. 10

SARANAC LAKE — The first ever Stormin’ the Course Trail Run and Walk is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 10 at Saranac Lake High School.

There will be a 2.9-mile walk and run, and a 10k run on the cross country course.

The event is open to the public and will have individual, age and team divisions. All proceeds to benefit the Saranac Lake cross country team.

Go to to download an entry form, or contact Joe Garso, race director, at Registration will be available on race day.