10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Seton Catholic football coach Larry Carpenter, 51, succumbs to complications from a heart valve replacement.
Lake Placid’s Terry Kent and Dave Hunter win the 2-person racing canoe class while Gordy and Jon Santor of Plattsburgh capture the C-2 stock class and Roger and Nancy Dempster of Saranac Lake the mixed class in the Icebreaker Canoe & Kayak Race in Saranac Lake. 75 boats challenge the icy waters of the Saranac River.
Scott Dockett resigns after leading the Plattsburgh State women’s hockey team to 38 victories over its first two seasons.
Andy Chevalier, Hannah Robinson and Nicole Labarge lead the Lake Champlain Waves Swim Team at the Adirondack District Junior Championships.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Saranac’s Tom Welch is named the Most Valuable Player in area boys’ basketball and Orville Nedeau of Northeastern Clinton the Coach of the Year.
Plattsburgh State’s Lenny Pereira, on the strength of a 28-51-79 season, is named a First Team All-American in hockey.
Plattsburgh High’s Micki Flynn is named Most Valuable Player in CVAC girls’ volleyball while Donna Moody of Lake Placid is voted Coach of the Year.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Potsdam High standout point guard John Kmack joins Larry Cowan’s first recruiting class at Plattsburgh State. Kmack averages 14.5 points and 9 assists a game for the Sandstoners.
Lake Superior State edges St. Lawrence University, 4-3, in overtime, to win the NCAA Div. I Ice Hockey championship in front of 8,600 at the Lake Placid Olympic Center.
Canton’s Mitch Clark (least time on the mat) and Beaver River’s Roger LaPlante (quickest pin) are the standouts in the Big Apple Wrestling Tournament in Peru.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Dave Deken bowls an 815 series at Plattsburgh Lanes to retake the Plattsburgh Bowling Association record from Dave Richard, who tossed an 806 two weeks earlier.
Dan Tallman and Dan Theiss combine for 45 points to lead Hollenbeck’s Sporting Goods to a 105-84 victory over Gilligan’s Low Life Cafe in the final of the 22nd-Annual Altona Athletic Club Basketball Tournament. MVP Paul Glodis adds 19 while Kevin Townsel scores 28 for Gilligan’s.