10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Doug Beebe tosses in 16 points while Dan Munson and Dave Baroody contribute 14 apiece as Peabody’s defeats Diamond Dolls 82-76 in a battle of unbeatens in the Men’s Summer Basketball League. Mike Castine leads the Dolls with 23 while Chris Castine collects 16.
Stephen Peryea collects 3 hits and knocks in 3 runs with Brandon Barcomb and Tim Barcomb each chipping in with 2 hits to lead the CVBL All-Stars to a 8-5 victory over the Clinton County Mariners. Steve Niederbuhl belts a 3-run homer for the Mariners.
Winning pitcher Frank Buksa has 4 hits, including a pair of home runs, to power City Police to a 13-12 victory over NuWay Car Wash in the deciding game of the Plattsburgh Little League A Division playoffs. David Latulipe clubs 2 homers for NuWay while Brandon Hatch adds one.
Heath Geiser returns a punt 55 yards for a score to spark the Lake City Stars to a 13-7 win over the St. Lawrence Valley Trail Blazers in their Empire Football League opener.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Peregrine, skippered by Don Brush and Fritz Horton, drifts across the finish line to win the 16th Mayor’s Cup. Mohawk Warrior and Dave Gorman appear well on their way to victory when the wind dies, dashing Gorman’s hopes for a repeat victory.
Mike O’Connor and Chip Ward set a new course record for a better-ball tournament with a 10-under 62 in the first round of the Bluff Point Member-Guest Tournament. They finish at 18-under 126.
Jamie LaPorte, 17, of Cadyville, qualifies for the National Archery championships in Illinois.
Kyle Siskavich pitches a 5-hitter as Merkel’s completes a 17-1 season in the Plattsburgh Little League with a 14-2 thumping and two-game series sweep of Kennedy-Copeland. Steve Monahan knocks in 4 runs with a double and a triple.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Jim Tavernia and Keith Tedford sock home runs to back the two-pitching of Paul LaRock as the Midas Mudhens knock off division leader Redford 6-1 in CVBL play.
Cousins Scott Favreau (14 & under) and Kevin Favreau (16 & under) win their age groups in the 11th-Annual Plattsburgh Junior Tennis Championships.
Tom Tregan is named athletic director at St. John’s Central, succeeding Gary Ryan, who is leaving to accept a teaching position in Beekmantown.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Josie Cliffe pitches a no-hitter and Bernie Corbett clubs 2 homers as defending champion City Plaza opens the Women’s City Slo-Pitch Softball League playoffs with a big victory.
Bill Brown, Jr., a 23-year-old auto mechanic from Treadwells Mills, qualifies for the $200,000 Miller Lite World Series of Tavern Pool Tournament in Las Vegas.
John Garrant beats Wayne Guay in a 2.5-hour championship match for the 16 & under crown in the Plattsburgh Junior Tennis Tournament. It is Garrant’s third title in as many years.
Danny Hoey raps out 2 singles and a double as the AuSable Forks Spirits clinch the CVBL regular-season title with a 15-2 thrashing of the Plattsburgh Falcons. Winning pitcher John Flynn, Dave Gosnell and Darrin McDonough each collect 2 hits for the Spirits.
Gary LaFountain, with a skillful display of driving, rallies from the back of the pack to claim the checkered flag in the Street Stock feature at Airborne Raceway.
Brian Monette, 15, of Malone, shoots a one-under 73 to win the Bluff Point Junior Invitational. Chris Kelly defeats Dale Sprague in an all-Malone playoff for the 16-17-year-old title.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Joe Werner sinks a birdie putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Al D’Lano in the Bluff Point Open.
Noel Favaro’s sacrifice fly lifts the Nationals to a 6-5 victory over the Americans in the Lake Champlain Slo-Pitch Softball League All-Star Game. Larry Barcomb is the winning pitcher and Bernard Poissant, the losing pitcher.
Chip Ward fires a 7-under 65 to break the Malone County Club course record by one stroke.
Bill Giroux goes 3-for-3 as Peru closes in on the CVBL pennant with a 7-6 victory over American Legion Post 20. Paul O’Connell is 4-for-4 in a losing cause.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Linda and Rinda Smith and Maria Fitzpatrick belt home runs as Danemora outslugs West Plattsburgh, 31-20, in girls softball.
Ron Dubray pitches a no-hitter and Keith and Chris Cringle chip in with a triple and a single to lead Redford to a 7-0 victory over Lyon Mountain in county baseball.
Pete Smith and Robert Rabin win in junior boys doubles to prevent Plattsburgh from being shut out in the North Country Open Tennis Tournament.
Plattsburgh archers sweep the handicap and actual score divisions in the North Country League of Instinctive Bowmen Tournament in West Plattsburgh. Charlie Ryan, Jim Kelley, Jerry Schmitt, Jim DiFulvio, Norman Stage, Randy McClatchie, Harold Bates and Del Hart lead Plattsburgh.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
Andy Simays and John Longware share the pitching duties as Peru defeats South Plattsburgh 11-8 in town-team baseball. Virgil Maulding belts a home run in a losing cause.
Mineville’s Johnny Podres, 20, beats the Chicago Cubs to record his seventh straight victory for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Tom Scales and Don Miller blast home runs as Pal Blade downs the Salvation Army 13-3 in fast-pitch softball.
Wayne Ano pitches a no-hitter and helps his cause with a triple in AuSable Forks’ 9-0 victory over Schuyler Falls.
Wally Wallett belts a home run to lead Champlain past the Rouses Point peewees 7-3.
Winning pitcher Dave Beebe strikes out 11 and Jerry Rothman raps 2 homers as the Tigers defeat the Yankees 19-11 in City Midget League play.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
A crowd of 17,547 turns out for the Saratoga-at Belmont thoroughbred season opener. Wartime travel restrictions prevent Saratoga from hosting horse racing for the first time in 80 years.
Rockwell and LaPage form the winning battery as Ward Five defeats Ward Two 7-5 in baseball. Patton and Simmons make up the Ward Two battery.