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April 20, 2014

Looking Back: (April 17-23)

10 YEARS AGO (2004)

The Toronto Raptors fire head coach Kevin O’Neill one day after the Chateaugay native questions the NBA team’s commitment to winning. The Raptors finish 33-49 in O’Neill’s first season as coach.

Former American Legion and Babe Ruth teammates Brandon Barcomb and Matt Rivers figure in a collegiate triple play. Barcomb, playing for Clarkson, lines out to Rivers, the pitcher for Skidmore, who initiates the triple play.

Jeremy LaPier of Mooers wins the Best Lightweight Lifter title and the 181-pound class at the American Powerlifting Association Open Bench Bash in Norwich, Conn.

Tupper Lake’s Jeremiah St. Louis strikes out 19 and allows only one hit — a second-inning single to Tyler Wright — in a 4-0 victory over Ticonderoga.

Kyle Baker’s 2-run triple highlights a 6-run rally as Chazy, trailing 7-0 and hitless through 5 innings, rallies to beat Willsboro 9-8.

Chateaugay’s Kristy Harrigan serves 18 points with 4 aces and adds 5 kills as the unbeaten Bulldogs sweep past Potsdam in volleyball.

Ryan Wykes is 9-for-9 on the day while Leeann Slattery and Evie Sprague belt home runs in Moriah’s doubleheader sweep of North Warren.

Tupper Lake’s Josh Dupuis breaks the oldest Section VII outdoor track & field record with a throw of 58 feet, 1.5 inches in the shot put. It eclipses the record of 57-7 set by Mineville’s Gene Thompson in 1962 and equalled by Tupper Lake’s Dave Bedore in 2000. 

 20 YEARS AGO (1994)

Dutch Craumer, who coached the Hornets from 1965 until 1974, returns to lead the Plattsburgh High School football team.

Malone’s Missy West tosses a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts and goes 3-for-3 in a 10-2 thrashing of Massena. Jen Mayville chips in with two hits.

Willsboro’s Cory Jacques is named most valuable player in MVAC basketball while Chazy’s Tom Tregan is honored as coach of the year. Chris Gondek, Kevin Keuleman and Dan Bernard of Chazy make the first team, along with Crown Point’s Dave Pelkey and Larry Page of Wells.

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