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November 17, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 17, 2012

Soccer success

TO THE EDITOR: The Town of Plattsburgh soccer program finished a few weeks ago, and once again it was a success.

This year, we had 16 teams that participated in the Clinton County League and three mini-mites teams that met once a week to practice. Participants were taught the fundamentals of soccer during practices and were able to test their skills in friendly games against teams all around the county.

As program coordinator for the town, I know there are many people out there who made great contributions toward the success of this program. First of all, I want to thank all the coaches for their time and expertise. They help make the program fun and enjoyable. Thank you to Christine Myers, TJ Myers, Craig McCasland, Jackie LaBarge, Jason LaBarge, Joe Casey, Jon Ubl, Dan Madden, Stephenie Mitchell, Christina Ubl, Heather Harkness, Jim Patterson, Carol Hack, Amy Hewson, Michele Barnes, Hilarie Dickson, Chasity Walters, Jessica O’Keefe, Mike Kimball and David and Regina McIlwain, who provided a fun, safe and positive environment for children to learn about soccer.

Secondly, thanks to those that helped out as assistant coaches, timers and substitute referees. Our soccer games would not run as efficiently without these volunteers. Your time and dedication is appreciated.

Lastly, I would like to recognize all the officials who referred our games this fall season. Many of them juggled school and their own soccer schedule on top of officiating duties. They all did an excellent job as sports officials and should be recognized for their dedication and responsibility. Thank you to Kaden Baugh, Ashlee Carper, Kaylia Carper, Christopher Fall, Keegan Frenya, Jaelyn Johnston, Nikolas Koktowski, Austin Myers, Gabrielle Parrotte, Courtney Wilson, Ryan Wood and Nathan Zucker. I hope to see you all back next year.

ERIN PANGBORN

Recreation program coordinator

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