10 years ago (2002)
Rick Liddell scores a 16-stroke victory over Mike Vilardo to win his sixth straight Ticonderoga Golf Club championship and 11th overall. Kathy Gallo defeats Amy Russell by 3 shots for the women’s title.
Bart Van Leuvan and Kathy Barcomb claim club championships at North Country Golf Course while Mike O’Connor and Suzy Stefanick win the titles at Bluff Point.
Nordic combined skier Bill Demong is recovering in Germany from a swimming-pool accident in which he suffered a skull fracture.
Dave Taylor contributes two triples and two doubles and Tim Hammond adds three hits as Adirondack Auto Parts successfully defends its Malone AmVets Gentlemen’s Slo-Pitch Softball title with a 15-11 win over Wild Bill’s.
20 years ago (1992)
Greg Boulrice belts a two-run homer, and Jamie LaBarge, Dennis LaBarge and Stephen Peryea come through with big hits as the Altona Hornets down the Norfolk Rovers, 6-2, to win the Northern Valley Baseball League championship.
Chris King, Rob Calkins and Scott Moody each get four hits, and the Plattsburgh Cardinals take advantage of 11 Midas errors to win, 19-8, in the deciding game of the CVBL playoffs. Jim Ryan hits a grand slam for the Mudhens.
Jean L’Heareault pars the second playoff hole to beat Bob Buckley for the Adirondack Golf & Country Club championship.
Shannon Brown and Mark Reyell each get three hits as The Monopole claims the Peru Slo-Pitch Softball title with a 9-6 win over Adams Glass/New York State Police.
Kevin McCallister doubles and Roman Lopez follows with a two-out single in the bottom of the eighth to lift Gordon Oil to a 1-0 win over Miller’s Fuel in Game 2 of the AuSable Forks Fast-Pitch Softball finals. John Snow’s three-run homer in the top of the seventh of Game 3 gives Gordon’s a 6-5 win and the title.
Ken and Dave Hackett combine for eight hits to lead The Riverside Tavern to an 18-1 win over The Rebels for the title in the Keeseville Medium-Pitch softball league.
Jerry Davison’s RBI single scores Todd Howard with the winning run in the eighth inning as Garceau’s nips Post 1619, 9-8, to win the Adirondack softball crown. Steve Criss hits a two-run homer for Garceau’s, while Jim Ryan homers for the Legion.
Tom Raville beats Don Bainbridge 3 and 1 and Marcy Santa downs Barb Maille 5 and 4 in the club championships at Bluff Point.
25 years ago (1987)
Don Bainbridge defeats Tom Raville two-up to win his first Bluff Point Golf championship. Sally Terry beats Mary Fry on the second extra hole to claim the women’s title.
Bernie Bullis, Don Duval and Eric Keysor get two hits each as King’s Trucking wraps up the Adirondack Slo-Pitch softball crown with a 4-1 win over Post 1619. John Maye belts a long homer for Post 1619.
Kelly Penfield and Wayne Guay rally to defeat Celine and Dick Cable 6-7, 6-2, 7-5 in the final of the Ormsby’s Sports World Mixed Doubles tennis tournament.
Geoff Doorey holds off a Plattsburgh Cardinals’ comeback bid to seal a 6-5 win for Al’s Patchwork in Game 3 of the CVBL championship series. Matt Sames throws 174 pitches in Game 2 to get the Cardinals even.
30 years ago (1982)
Winning pitcher Sal Ciulla pitches a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts and Danny Hoey and Colin Miller come through with RBI singles to give Riverside Lanes a 2-1 win over Keene Valley Video in the deciding game of the AuSable Forks Fast-Pitch Playoffs.
Gary Fessette, Randy Senecal, Keith Reyell, Randy LaValley, Pete McMillan, winning pitcher Danny Caron and Alan Fessette all get two hits as Hess Gas drubs error-prone Press-Republican, 18-1, to wrap up the Gentlemen’s softball title.
Al D’Lano beats Tom Raville and defending champ Mike O’Connor by six strokes to win his sixth Bluff Point Golf & Country Club championship.
Doug Rombach drives in six runs with two doubles and a single, Gary Barber adds a three-run double and Marty Collins pitches a three-hitter as Peru Ormsby’s Well Drillers wallop AuSable Forks, 14-4, to win the CVBL title and finish at 18-0.
Chug Duffy goes 3-for-4 with two doubles, while Frank Puckhaber, Mario Brindisi and Tim Munn add two hits apiece, leading The Backdoor to a 10-0 win over defending champ The Belevedere for the Black Fly Slo-Pitch crown.
Bill Flynn, who coached at OLVA and MAI, is named boys’ basketball coach at Beekmantown.
Chuck Depo pitches a three-hitter while Bruce Frenyea goes 3-for-3 in leading Sandy’s Inn to a 9-0 victory over The Shortstop Inn, giving Sandy’s its second Keeseville Medium-Pitch title in three years.
Barcomb’s TV rallies from three runs down to defeat Bowl Mart, 9-8, in eight innings for the Lake Champlain Slo-Pitch crown. Gary Decoste leads Barcomb’s with four hits, while Randy Barcomb and Roy Hebert each get three hits.
40 years ago (1972)
Jeff Bouyea and Wayne Reeves combine on a three-hitter as VFW thumps Police, 15-2, to complete a two-game sweep of the Plattsburgh Little League championship series. Terry Alexander contributes four hits, including a homer, while Dave Pelkey and Tom Parent chip in with three hits each. Scott Howard’s grand slam for Police is nullified when the lead runner is called out for failing to touch home plate.
Don Anslow pitches a two-hitter to lead Schroon Lake to a 3-1 win over Whitehall in the Ticonderoga Little League semifinals. Ticonderoga advances behind John Kerr who fires a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in an 11-1 win over Crown Point. Ken Hurlburt collects four hits with two doubles.
Winning pitcher Rod Collins leads the way with three hits while Willie Watson, Al Daniels and Tim Wells contribute two apiece as Condo’s downs Plaza Barbers, 9-3, to win the Gentlemen’s Slo-Pitch Softball League crown.
Danny Letourneau celebrates his 20th birthday by winning the men’s club title at the North Country Golf Club. Marge Kodl captures the women’s title.
Jon O’Brian belts a grand slam, Brian Tetreault adds a home run and Gerard Ducatte and John Niles get three hits apiece to lead the Rouses Point Softball Club to a 15-1 thrashing of the Champlain K of C, giving the RPSC its fourth straight Lake Champlain Slo-Pitch Softball League crown.
50 years ago (1962)
Gregg Ducatte and Mike Flynn each collect two hits to lead the Americans to a 10-5 win over the Nationals in the Plattsburgh Little League All-Star Game. Harlon West gets three hits for the Nationals.
Winning pitcher Billy Cox pitches a three-hitter and drives in three runs to lead Merkel’s to a 5-3 win over Wise Chips in the City Babe Ruth title game. Karl Tobrocke chips in with two hits.
Jack Ferrara knocks in four runs with a triple and a double and Al Rouleau chips in with a two-run single as Diamond National whips GD-A, 13-5, to win the City Softball League crown. Ernie Rock and Walt Doty contribute two hits apiece. Phil Warner belts a two-run homer for GDA-A and Joe Hill gets two hits.
60 years ago (1952)
Pete Sorensen shoots a three-under-par 31 on the back nine to set the nine-hole record for the Plattsburgh Golf Club. He finishes with a 71.
Bert Dillon pitches a two-hitter, Elmer Duprey belts a home run and Jim Boyd picks up three hits as the Peru grasshoppers down West Plattsburgh, 11-6.
The Plattsburgh Dodgers drop an 11-6 decision to Fulton in the Kiwanis Upstate Grasshopper playoffs in Schenectady. Charlie Bouchard rips a three-run triple and Bruin Polhemus adds a two-run single for the Dodgers.
Tom Sorrell and Wayne Ano combine on a two-hitter as the AuSable Forks Junior League defeats Cadyville, 12-1, to win the Central Division title. In the preliminary, little lefty Johnny Dennett tosses a three-hitter as AuSable Forks tops Cadyville, 9-1.
70 years ago (1942)
Milton Rockwell pitches a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts as the City Playground defeats the Montcalm Wildcats 10-3.
C. Warren, R. Duquette and N. Corodimas belt home runs as Scheier’s Cardinals take two of three games from Chazy in softball at Ingraham.
Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Albie Glossup, a former player with the Plattsburgh Falcons of the Northern League, is injured in a major-league game.