10 YEARS AGO (2003)
John Lazore of Akwesasne defeats 4-time champion Norm Pomainville of Malone 3-2 to win the 27th Northern New York 8-Ball Championships.
Aaron Kellett and Alli Buckley are the high fliers in the Maui North Big Air Competition at Whiteface Mountain.
Aimee Marsh, Meagan Tubbs and Brynn Fessette are named to the All-State Team for girls’ basketball.
Joel Siskavich is selected as the First Team goalie for Division I in voting for the New York State High School Hockey All-Stars.
Long Island University product Ray Rivera is named MVP after leading Pepsi/Lum’s to a 130-101 rout of Chaz Hoop Group in the final of the PBA Basketball Tournament.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Massena’s Walt Szydlowski beats Harry Auer of Lake Placid in the championship match of the Northern New York 8-Ball Tournament. Kevin Fournia of Dannemora tops Jim O’Brien of Rouses Point for third place.
Beekmantown’s David Rabideau, fourth in the state tournament, is named CVAC Wrestler of the Year while AuSable Valley’s Pat Kivett is selected Coach of the Year. Dan Yando is the Official of the Year while Kenny Baker of AuSable Valley is the Sportsman of the Year.
John Stevenson of Durgan’s Fitness Center wins the arm-wrestling tournament at The Ball Club in Plattsburgh.
Tentative approval is given to a merger of the Marcy and Mountain & Valley athletic conferences.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Freshman Shannon Andrews averages 7.5 points a game while contributing 71 rebounds and 87 assists for Keuka College, which finishes the women’s basketball season at 24-3.
Anne Winterkorn of the Bay Club Waves finishes first in the 1,650-yard freestyle and fourth in the 500 freestyle for the 15-18 age group at the Adirondack Region Junior Olympics. Jackie Speer comes in fourth in the 1,6500 freestyle for girls 13-14.
Craig King, who averages 18 points a game for St. John’s, will continue his basketball career at Plattsburgh State.
John Witorko, Ticonderoga, totals 1,106 pounds for three lifts in the 198-pound class at the New York State Powerlifting Championships, Teen-age Division.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Plattsburgh High’s Angelo Sutton is named Player of the Year and MAI’s Joe Staves Coach of the Year in CVAC basketball. Also selected for the all-star team are: Gary Manning and Mark McIntyre of Ticonderoga; Neil Fesette and Bernie Bullis of St. John’s; Darren Bracy of MAI; Andy Finney and Doug Hackett of AuSable Valley; Tim Sparks and Pete Ewald of Peru; Tom Rose of PHS; and Joel Revette of Saranac.
Dannemora’s Steve LaDuke is Player of the Year and Willsboro’s Dave Mitchell Coach of the Year in MVAC basketball. Todd Pierce, Willy Murphy and Paul Arnold of Willsboro are named to the First Team while Pat Gallagher and Tony LaPierre of Chazy, Pete Petrashune of Dannemora, Tony Pelosi of Lake Placid and Rich Hall of Schroon Lake land on the Second Team.
Plattsburgh’s Bryan Atwood is MVP and the Hornets’ Don Pomeroy Coach of the Year in CVAC hockey. Kyle King of PHS is the first-team goaltender with George Bissell of PHS and Dave Crichton of NCCS the top defensemen and Dan Magee and Terry Guay of Northeastern Clinton joining Atwood as all-star forwards.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Dan Seymour and Nancy Harris win the All Events scratch titles in the Plattsburgh Junior Bowling Championships.
Bill Finney follows up a 70-point effort with 53 in the championship game to lead the Crown Point Rangers to an overtime victory over Ticonderoga EMA in the final of the Hague Basketball Tournament. Tourney MVP Doug Anson adds 26. Mike Thompson leads Ticonderoga with 45, followed by Frank Hughes with 33. Bud York nets 76 points in Warrensburg’s 176-148 semifinal loss to the Rangers.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Bob Dodds scores 28 points and Milt Tesar, 22, as the AuSable Forks faculty defeats the Clippers 72-69 in a basketball game to benefit the AuSable Forks Bobsled Club. Paul Beattie Jr. nets 29 for the Clippers. Meconi’s XL’s, led by Jim Douglas with 22 and John Snow with 19, top the Plattsburgh S & L, 82-80, in the consolation. George Stetz scores 22 and Ed Briggs, 21, for Plattsburgh.
Plattsburgh High sweeps the boys’ and girls’ titles in the Third-Annual Section VII Bowling Tournament. Peru’s Tony Anderson, with a 219, posts the high single while Sandy Flick of St. John’s tosses a 166 to lead the girls. Beverly Guyette of PHS bowls a 496 series.
NAIA All-America second baseman Neil Sesselman leads the returnees for Ernie Rangazas’s Plattsburgh State baseball team. Former PHS standout Jim LaPierre is given the edge at third base while Tom Loughan of St. John’s is a candidate at shortstop. Gary Butler and Earl Burnell are the top two pitchers for the Cardinals.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
Bob Linney of Port Henry receives a varsity letter in swimming at Worcester (Mass.) Academy.
200 youngsters sign up for Plattsburgh’s first organized youth baseball league, under City Recreation Director Pete Blumette.
Shortstop Tom Cronin and pitcher John Ryan, both of Plattsburgh, are on the Champlain College Bluejays baseball team, coached by Van Hartman.
Canadian Olympian Phillip Edwards is the guest speaker at a postseason banquet for the four city schools and Peru at the Cumberland Hotel. The Plattsburgh Rotary Club, led by president William Tumbridge, serves as host.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
Lyon Mountain’s Jeanne Bassett, Donald Spier of Rouses Point, and Kenneth Allard of Tupper Lake are elected as student representatives to the athletic board at Plattsburgh State Teachers College.
Anita Garrand posts a 696 handicap series to win the Ladies Sweepstakes at Nash’s Recreation Parlor. Gretchen Bessette, who bowls the high single of 222, is next with a 673, followed by Claire Desjardins, 647; Evelyn Wood, 644; and Vi Herwerth, 628.