June 9, 2013

Flashback: June 9, 2013


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.

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