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.