March 24, 2013

Flashback: March 24, 2013


---- — 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.

The New York Mets trade pitching prospect Jody Johnston of Malone and another minor-leaguer to the Dodgers for outfielder Mark Bradley. Johnston, 20, is coming off a 12-3 season at Class A Lynchburg and a 2-5 showing at Class AA Jackson.

Former Ticonderoga standout Bill Brennan is honored by Worcester (Mass.) Academy after averaging 18 points a game for the 16-6 prep school basketball team.

Plattsburgh State standout Paul Glodis is named to the First Team All-State in Div. III basketball for the second straight season. Glodis led the Cardinals, averaging 16.8 points and 12 rebounds a game.

Lexi Perrin claims 2 firsts while Michelle Foster, Julia McLane, Lynn Foster and Teresa Landry each garner one to help the Skating Club of the Adirondacks finish a close second to host Massena in the International Figure Skating Championships. Megan Kennedy contributes 2 seconds while Jodi Meyer, Teresa Landry and Andrea Bedard each earn one.

The Plattsburgh Piranhas 8 & under medley relay team of Mark Goldman, Turi Aytur, Aaron Watermeier and Paul Auger takes first at the Vermont Maple Sugar Swim Meet in Burlington.

40 YEARS AGO (1973)

Mike Rudolph and Vanessa Blume post the top all-events scores in the City Junior Bowling Bantam Tournament while Dana Dobson and Jo Ann Passino roll the top handicap series.

Ken Squier and Pete Guibord, representing Pro Racing Sports, agree to operate and promote Plattsburgh International Raceway for the 1973 season.

Gregory Supply tops the Montreal Penthouse, 94-83, in the final of the PBA Basketball Tournament. George Puskavich scores 25 points while Rick Eton and MVP Steve Konchalski add 20 apiece. Earl Lewis leads Montreal with 20 points.

Dave Dame, who averages 35 saves a game for 2-13-3 Glidden Paint, is named Most Valuable Player of the Northern Broomball League. Jeff Gibeau of the Fourth Ward is the top scorer with 11 goals and 9 assists for 20 points.

50 YEARS AGO (1963)

Mike O’Connor, 10, takes fourth in the Boys’ Midget Division at the Eastern States Indoor Speedskating Championships in Norwich, Conn. Allen Ubl also grabs a fourth in the Juvenile Division.

Clarence Gagnier rolls a 223 game and Tom Adams a 545 series to lead the North Bowl Juniors to a 5-3 victory over their counterparts from Plattsburgh Lanes. Sue Eddy adds a 193-533 series.

Edward Martin is elected president of Plattsburgh Little League. The other officers include John Flynn, T. Harold Weldon, J. Omer LaPlante, Peter Blumette, Ray Gagnon and John Dion.

60 YEARS AGO (1953)

Sonny Dennis scores 26 points and Nat Campana, 20, to lead Guy’s Ice Cream to a 97-80 victory over McMartin Motors in the final of the 23rd-Annual YMCA Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. Gerry Samuels scores 17 points for McMartin’s, Dick Hermann, 16, and Stan Holzman, 15.

Walt Hunsinger nets 19 points to pace the Champlain Savoys to a 97-74 win over Lyon Mountain in the Ellenburg Gold Tournament final. Jim Sears of Keeseville, George Hinerth of the Savoys, Hank Wisher of Lyon Mountain and Hal Allen of Ellenburg are named to the all-tournament team. Lyon Mountain’s Roger Tolosky, who missed the final with an ankle injury, receives the best offensive player award.

Brooklyn Dodgers pitching prospect Johnny Podres, 20, combines with Joe Black on a 1-0 shutout of the New York Yankees. Podres scatters 4 hits over 6 innings.

70 YEARS AGO (1943)

Jarvis scores 10 points and Don Bullis, 8, to lead the Shamrocks of St. John’s to a 29-25 win over the Muzzlers of MAI in the YMCA Gold Medal final. Grandmaison scores 9 points for the Muzzlers.

W.J. Leonard and Homer Gebo combine for an 1,184 score to win doubles in the Third Annual Tournament at Nash Recreation Parlor. Tom Mead, who averages 200 over 27 games, is voted the outstanding bowler.

Former Plattsburgh Majors standout Frank Haggerty is remembered as the first St. John’s University graduate to die in World War II.

The New York State Senate defeats a bill to provide for ski trails on Whiteface Mountain.

Harold Smith scores 24 points and Art LaVarnway, 18, in the Dannemora Raiders’ 73-47 win over the Dannemora Stars. Clayton Gray scores 17 points, Bibby Priest, 14, and Jerry Kennedy, 10.