---- — 10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Kirsten Alexander takes 4 firsts as the Saranac girls complete their second straight unbeaten season in CVAC track & field. The NCCS boys, led by triple-winner Rob Menard, also finish the season undefeated. The two teams go on to take the Section 7 titles.
Noel Merrihew, Joe Huttig, Derek Ratliff and Grant Martin lead Elizabethtown-Lewis to a perfect 10-0 finish to the MVAC golf season.
Saranac sophomore Nikki Foster carries a no-hitter into the seventh before settling for a one-hit, 9-0 win over NAC. Renee Miner’s infield single ends the no-hit try.
Tiarra Garrow, Kailey Ryan and Jo Meyer sweep in singles to give the Peru girls a perfect finish to the CVAC tennis season.
Connor Kelly, Brennen McHugh, Greg Hoyt and Lance Branch pace Saranac Lake to a 9-stroke victory in the Section 7 golf championship. McHugh goes on to win the individual title.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Champlain’s Ben Gooley tosses a 300 game on his way to winning the Boys’ Scratch Division (grades 9-12) and a $1,000 scholarship at the state finals of the National Junior Bowling Championships in Plattsburgh.
Westport’s Matt Brankman pitches a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks in a 5-0 victory over Keene.
Peru clinches the CVAC track & field championships. Julie Rock wins 3 events and adds a first in the relays as the girls extend their dual-meet win streak to 46 while Levander Choplin, Matt Goette and Tremaine Williams lead the boys to their third straight conference crown.
Mike Jolin shoots an 83 to capture his third consecutive individual title and Scott Johnson adds an 85 to help PHS win its third Section VII golf crown in four years.
Britt Isham pitches a 4-hitter with 7 strikeouts and Danielle Nowotenski delivers 3 hits to lead Keene over Chazy, 8-5, for the overall MVAC softball title.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Amy Giroux, Cari Jabaut, Michelle Fitzgerald, Sandy Harrington, Lisa Woods, Mary Rickson and Michelle Rocheleau star as Peru beats MAI to improve to 12-0 in softball.
Saranac Lake’s Chris Blanchard takes a no-hitter into the seventh; however, AuSable Valley strings together base hits from Jeff Brown, Pat Mather, Craig Worley and Stacey Changelo to pull out a 4-3 triumph.
Mary Hurteau, Darcy Paige and Heather Hopkinson lead unbeaten Malone to a title-clinching victory over Massena in Northern Athletic Conference girls’ track & field.
Sue Hutchins of Malone finishes 7th in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Div. III track & field championships, becoming the first Plattsburgh State women to garner All-America honors in outdoor track & field.
John Becker’s 3-run homer in the top of the seventh lifts Schroon Lake to a 7-5 win over Keene.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Joe Cieri shoots an 82 to lead Plattsburgh High to its third consecutive Section VII golf championship.
NAC graduate Michelle Carron and St. John’s alum Ray Guay are named Athletes of the Year at North Country Community College.
Ann Manning pitches a 4-hitter and belts a home run to lead Moriah in its title-clinching victory over NAC. Karen Russo, Meg Gregory, Carol Bobbie and Lisa Rodriguez also star for the Vikings.
Freshman Tom Brown wins the singles title while Northeastern Clinton captures its fourth straight Section VII tennis championships. MAI’s Aldo Malone and Rick Durham win the doubles crown.
Tom Hackett returns from a two-year retirement to belt a home run and knock in 4 runs as the AuSable Forks Spirits smack Redford 16-5 in CVBL play.
Dan Manning wins 3 events and joins in a record-setting 1,600-meter relay effort as PHS repeats as Section VII track champion. John White and Erick Stevenson are triple-winners for the Hornets. St. John’s takes its fourth straight girls’ title with Cass Pearl, Cindy Rodgers, Pam Connors and Margaret Pearl leading the way.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Clyde Rabideau, wrestling at 144 pounds, takes second in the New York State Freestyle Region II Tournament in Binghamton. Len Gadway places fourth at 164. Mike Hogan, John Facteau, Marty Perry, Herb Perry, Everett Plumadore and Dave Nichols also compete.
Wendy Meaker wins the 50-, 100- and 220-yard dashes as Westport edges Peru to win the Section VII girls’ track crown. Beekmantown’s Sue Sears (long jump, 16-4), Lynn Kinney of PHS (high jump, 4-11) and Rebby Benoit of AuSable Valley (softball throw, 186-5) set section records.
The Peru boys, garnering at least a second place in every event, overwhelm the rest of the field by more than 100 points to win the Section VII track title. Russ Dean, with a first in the 180-yard low hurdles and in the relays, is the only double winner.
Buddy Aguglia wins the Boys’ Handicap Division for New York State, earning the right to compete in the national youth bowling tournament.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Butch Thomas hits an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning to give Elizabethtown-Lewis a 2-1 win over Crown Point and the MVL baseball title. Billy Gough outduels Barry St. Pierre for the victory.
Mike Quinn and Irving Mauran combine on a no-hitter for Westport while Rodger Hadley chips in with 2 hits.
Elizabethtown’s Pete Low, a standout in soccer, basketball and baseball, is named SUNY Oswego’s Athlete of the Year.
Cadyville’s Larry Storrs is honored as Plattsburgh State Athlete of the Year as well as the Cardinal Baseball Player of the Year.
Paul Shirley wins the Coaches’ Award as the Most Dedicated Athlete at PHS and also the most outstanding awards for football and track. Jack Premore (basketball), Hector Duquette (baseball) and Bill Laundrie (wrestling) are also named most outstanding.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
Bill Badger pitches a 3-hitter and raps a bases-loaded triple as Dannemora clinches the Fran-Clin baseball title with an 8-1 win over Chateaugay. John Bigelow contributes 3 hits.
Al Milne and Jim Bird of St. John’s combine on a no-hitter of Chateaugay.
Al Ives, of North Catherine St., Plattsburgh and the oldest power-boat driver in the state, places second in the Utica Regatta.
Lyman Bezio pitches a 2-hitter and laces a triple, double and single in MAI’s 6-0 win over Lake Placid.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
Al Sharron defeats Fuller Allen in four games to win the annual City Ping Pong Championship at the YMCA.
Former football coach George V. Hall, the principal at Peru Central, is the guest of honor at the Plattsburgh High sports banquet. Alberta Stewart receives a trophy for the highest bowling average.