10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Ed Jones steps down as men’s basketball coach and John Combs resigns as men’s lacrosse coach at Plattsburgh State.
Plattsburgh High’s Sue-Ann Dunn, Courtney Rougeau, Kenna Nash and Lena Rabideau set a Section VII record in the girls’ 400-meter relay at the state championships with a time of 51.01 seconds. Tupper Lake’s Nicole Stuart breaks a 23-year-old section mark for the long jump with an effort of 17 feet, 1.5 inches.
Jeremiah St. Louis strikes out 14 batters, but Tupper Lake falls to Fabius-Pompey 7-1 in the state Class C semifinals in baseball.
Alex Hamel, 10, of Willsboro sinks 20 of 25 attempts to finish first in his age group at the New York State Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championships at West Point.
The Mac Attack, coached by Vicki McMillan and Shana Fessette, capture the gold medal for the division at the East Coast Volleyball Championships. Team members include Kim Bezio, Elizabeth Tregan, Katrina Staves, Kaylen Fessettte, Robin Conroy, Emily Dyer, Shae Gilmore and Lindsey Wilfore.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Greenwich, trailing 2-0, rallies to beat Saranac 4-2 in the state Class C baseball quarterfinals. Nate Ovalle has an RBI single for the Chiefs while Jason LeClaire’s base hit accounts for the other Saranac safety.
Errors prove costly as the Saranac girls fall to Sandy Creek 9-1 in the state Class C softball quarterfinals. Carrie Layhee gets 2 of Saranac’s 5 hits.
Nicki Duprey’s single is the lone hit as Peru drops a 9-0 decision to Chenango Forks in the Class B softball quarterfinals.
Nick Fitzsimmons (15:26) and Patti McCormick (17:28) win the Father’s Day 5K Run at the PSU Field House.
The Peru girls’ softball team, with an average of 93.426, becomes the first Section VII team to win the New York State Scholar-Athlete Team Championship. Players who figured in the winning average include Carrie Frederick, Beckie Dalton, Jen Wilson, Pam Dashnaw, Molly Rock, Nicky Duprey, Beth McMurtry, Natalie Aldous, Felicia Reyes, Jill Sunderland and Katie Bergman. Sharon Gruendling is the coach.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Duncan Douglas and Dave Hadden of the Lake Placid Cycling Club qualify for the national cycling team.
Plattsburgh High football standout Steve Heintz signs a letter of intent to attend Div. II University of Buffalo.
Chuck Koehler and Brian McCarthy collect 3 hits apiece as the Saranac Lake Merchants nip the Plattsburgh Raiders in CVBL play. Dan Bushey and Duane McPherson rap homers for Plattsburgh.
Peru Central celebrates an amazing spring season in which the Indians won 5 CVAC titles, 5 Section VII crowns and finished second in state baseball. Peru teams, overall, finish 63-11.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Saranac Lake shortstop Todd Deppe, a first-team All-Northern selection, winds up the baseball season with a .500 batting average, the highest since Pete Camelo hit .487 a decade earlier.
Gerald Adams of Peru wins 12 trophies in the Vermont State Pistol Championships.
Geoff Doorey, Dan Abernethy and John Zerrahn combine on a 3-hitter with 19 strikeouts and Larry Ewald goes 4-for-4 in the Peru Well Drillers’ 10-3 victory over the Plattsburgh Falcons in the CVBL.
Racing’s Bob Brunell of Peru is in 10th place in points on the NASCAR Stroh’s Tour.
Bob Heins and Dick Cable defeat Chuck Seleen and Scott Light to win the Men’s A final in the Viking Sports Doubles Tennis Tournament. Cindy Baker and Diana Alexander beat Rhonda Colvard and Carolyn Swiatek for the women’s title.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Plattsburgh State’s Mike O’Connor, with a 72-hole score of 316, just misses earning All-American honors by 3 strokes at the NCAA College Division Golf Championships in Riverside, Calif. Teammate Chip Ward comes in with a 326.
Morrisonville’s Mike Perrotte decisions his opponent at 147 pounds while Gary Rock of Peru settles for a draw in his heavyweight bout in weekly boxing in Vermont.
The Girls’ Athletic Association of Peru holds its Sixth-Annual Mother-Daughter Athletic Awards Banquet. Cathy Phillips is honored as the outstanding senior athlete, Norma Torrance, the top junior, Pam Torrance, the leading sophomore, and Mary Meilink, the outstanding freshman athlete.
Mark Garrand, Scott Lombardoni, Jeff Snyder, Mike Carter, Brian Barton, Larry Ewald, Shelly Maggy, Jamie Luck and Tracey Brooks all set records in the Clinton County Junior Olympics.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Lake Placid’s Art Devlin, an Olympian in 1952 and ‘56 and seven-time national ski-jumping champion, is elected to the United States Ski Association Hall of Fame.
Morrisonville’s Vic Wolfe, the owner of the highly successful car driven by Bob Bruno, sells his one-third share in Airborne Park Speedway to Maurice Broderick and Bert Balke to avoid a conflict of interest.
Harry Tucker of Schroon Lake shoots an 81 at Willsboro to win the Section VII golf championship. Jim Colavito of Peru and Mike Quinn of Westport tie for second with 83s. Bruce Copeland of PHS, Bob Dorgan of Elizabethtown-Lewis and John Turek of Westport, round out the top six.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
Chet Taylor, former pro at the Champlain Hotel course, is named pro at Craig Wood Golf Course in Lake Placid. Taylor set the Champlain Hotel course record with a 63 in 1946.
Gil Burnell strikes out 16 and contributes 2 hits as the Plattsburgh Genesees double up South Plattsburgh 10-5 in Adirondack League baseball. Jim Brown, Sr. and Gary Martineau each collect 2 hits for the Genesees.
Jack Jerry pitches a 6-hitter with 17 strikeouts in West Chazy’s 8-4 triumph over Peasleeville. Leon Powers belts a 2-run homer for the winners while Baker homers for Peasleeville.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
Homer Harp, manager of the Dannemora town team, issues a challenge to all area baseball teams.
The Ward Softball League will hold an organizational meeting in Lafayette Hall on the corner of Montcalm and Cornelia streets.
Kelly Arpin is elected president of the Plattsburgh Golf Club in its meeting at the Cumberland Hotel. George Tribble is chosen secretary-treasurer. Al Sharron, George Bock, Frances Lueder and Anita Garrant are appointed to the Greens Committee.