10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Peru’s Josh McDougal, 18, beats the 21-year-old, high-school course record for Van Cortlandt Park with a time of 15 minutes, 8 seconds for 5 kilometers.
North Country CC goaltender Joel Siskavich makes 44 saves in a 5-2 loss to SUNY Morrisville in hockey.
Elizabethtown ultramarathoner Nikki Kimball finishes 8th in the IAU 100K World Cup in Taiwan, with a time of 8 hours, 51:35 minutes for 62 miles.
Peru loses to Rye 35-22 in the state Class B semifinals in football. Matt McCormick completes 15 of 29 passes for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns for Peru.
MVP Curtis Smith, Cam Arterberry and Johnnie Carter lead Plattsburgh State to the Cardinal Classic title in Tom Curle’s debut as men’s basketball coach. The Cardinals beat St. Joseph’s (Maine), 59-48, and Middlebury, 86-75.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Mike Thomas of AuSable Forks bowls a 300 game in the Riverside Lanes Handicap Tournament.
Randy Bowden scores 19 of his game-high 25 points in the second half to rally Clinton CC past North Country CC, 72-66. Erich LaBelle leads the Saints with 25 points.
Chazy’s Chris Gondek is named most valuable player in MVAC North soccer while Chris Gonyo of Northeastern Clinton is the MVP of CVAC boys’ soccer.
Keep My Secret, shown by Lori Allen of Morrisonville, wins Circuit honors at the North Carolina Quarter Horse Association show in Columbia.
Oswego holds on to beat Plattsburgh, 5-4, snapping a string of 10 straight losses to to the Cardinals in men’s hockey.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Denfield James scores 29 points and Mike Boulrice adds 18 to lead Clinton Community College to a 94-83 victory over North Country Community College. Jerome Batchelor leads the Saints with 26 points.
Rich Marchessault scores one goal and picks up 3 assists to lead Clinton Community College to a 5-2 victory over Mohawk Valley CC in men’s hockey.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Tim Derrick places 37th out of 350 runners with a time of 17:03 over the muddy, 3.1-mile course as St. John’s becomes the first Section VII team to compete in the Federation cross-country championships.
Peggy Corrigan scores 27 points with 5 aces to lead Peru to a 3-1 victory over Plattsburgh High in a battle of unbeatens in CVAC volleyball. Eileen Roach, Melina Higgins, Ann Bradford and Kathy Twining also star for Peru.
MVP Marty Snow scores twice and Paul Savage is the defensive standout as AuSable Valley edges Saranac Lake 23-19 in the North Country Class C football championship game. Bob Peria, who throws 2 TD passes for the Redskins, is the offensive MVP.
Nose guard Jim Jolicoeur is the defensive standout and teammate Eric Drew the offensive star in Beekmantown’s 31-0 triumph over Malone in North Country Super Bowl V.
New England tops Plattsburgh State 7-4 in the final of the Merrimack Invitational. Dave Piromalli, Doug Smoke and Peter DeArmas of the Cardinals are on the all-tournament team.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Kevin Boissy is named league MVP while the St. John’s staff of Barry Branon, Gerry LaVigne and Bob Allen share Coach-of-the-Year honors for CVAC football after leading the Irish to their third straight unbeaten season.
Hard-hitting linebacker Jim Kurz of Peru is elected co-captain of the Norwich University football team for the 1974 season.
Elizabethtown-Lewis standout halfback Fred Hooper is selected as the most valuable player in area soccer.
Steve Rolich scores 7 goals to lead the Lyon Mountain squirts to a 10-2 victory over Rouses Point in hockey.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Former Peru star Jim Duprey, a sophomore at the University of Buffalo, intercepts 3 passes in the Bulls’ season-ending 23-0 victory over Colgate.
Former Mineville standout Gene Thompson, a sophomore at Columbia University, links up with Archie Roberts on a 48-yard scoring play in the Lions’ 33-8 thrashing of Penn.
Frank DeCarlo of the Plattsburgh Boys Club, former AAU champ Paul Savage of AuSable Forks, and reigning Vermont middleweight champion Bob Smart of Plattsburgh push for a boxing tournament to be held in Plattsburgh.
St. Peter’s/Holy Name basketball team, coached by John Fountain, is set to open the season against Billy Mitchell’s AuSable Forks All-Stars. Gary Lucas, Sherm Forkey, Marty Beauharnois, Herm Lapointe, Gary Butler, George Stetz and Vern Wagar are on the roster.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
Lake Placid’s Ernie Fowler and Ticonderoga’s Bud Denno are named to the CVL football all-stars for the second time. Also honored are Mal Hackett and Mike Beauvais of PHS, Tony Loria and Macey Shapiro of MAI, Bob Rose and Pete Cronin of St. John’s, Thompson and Trudeau of Ticonderoga, McDonald and Grant of Port Henry, and Nels of Mineville.
Former PHS standout sprinter Jim McNally, a senior at Seton Hall University, lands a coaching job in Orange, N.J.
Jim Sears, John Longware and Doug Mehne combine for 48 points as Plattsburgh State Teachers College turns back the Alumni, 84-65. Bob Garrow leads the grads with 19 points. Dick Cheverette adds 17.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
Principal William Dwyer coaches Mineville to a 7-0 victory over Plattsburgh High and to the CVL title in football. Dwyer took over when the school was unable to hire a physical-education instructor because of the war. Babich scores the touchdown on a reverse in the second half. PHS loses guard Stanley Rose to a knee injury on the opening kickoff.