April 19, 2013

Sports Shorts: April 19, 2013

Harmony Golf Club is open

PORT KENT— Harmony Golf Club is open to the public. Pro shop hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Green fees with a cart are $27. The restaurant will open to the public April 26. Call 834-9785 for all inquiries.

Perkins wins 8-ball championship

LAKE PLACID— Bill Perkins, from Time Served in Comstock, defeated Mike Mitchell, representing the Brass Horse Grille in Hogansburg, in the final match Saturday to claim the 37th edition of the Northern New York 8-Ball Championship.

In the run leading up to their match, Perkins had only lost two out of 14 games. Mitchell played equally well, setting the stage for an exciting showdown. In the best 3-out-of-5 game series, Perkins started off with two wins as a result of some fine shooting, but then Mitchell came through with some excellent play of his own to even the score. In a cautious, white-knuckle fifth game, Perkins was able to put Mitchell away for the win.

Jamie Dustin took third place, winning his match against Roger Traynor 3-1.

Nina Curley won the women’s division for the second straight year by defeating Mel Herne 3-2. Herne finished ninth in the open division, and almost won the match as she took the first and third games but could not get the additional game needed for the championship. Nikki Rushlaw placed third by beating Melissa Therrian 3-0.

Boating safety course April 22 & 24 at CCC

PLATTSBURGH — The Champlain Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, in conjunction with the Center for Community and Workforce Development at Clinton Community College, is offering a course in basic boating safety. The course will be held at Clinton Community College from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on April 22 and April 24.

This course meets state-specific and National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, (NASBLA), requirements for certification, and completion of the course is accepted by most insurance companies for a reduction in the cost of boat insurance. The course will satisfy the New York State requirement for PWC operation and also the State of Vermont law that specifies that anyone born after January 1, 1974 must have completed a NASBLA approved course to operate any type of motorized vessel in Vermont waters on Lake Champlain.

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