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Sports Shorts: January 8, 2014

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Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 2:23 am

Champlain, Rouses Point bowlingprogram resumes Friday

CHAMPLAIN — The Champlain/Rouses Point Youth Commission’s free bowling program will resume Bowl Mart Lanes Friday.

It will be held Friday evenings Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is open to youth ages 5 to 17 who reside in the Town of Champlain or Village of Champlain or Rouses Point.

For information, call 297-6921 or 297-6106.


Field House announces Januarypublic skating dates

PLATTSBURGH — Officials at the Plattsburgh State Field House have announced public skating sessions for the month of January.

Public skating sessions are scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 12, 19 and 26. Additional public skating dates will be released next month.

Admission is $2 for the public and $1 for Plattsburgh students, faculty and staff with a valid college identification. Skate rentals are available at the same rates.

For more information regarding public skating, please call the Field House at 564-4062.


Aveson, Senese recognized withECAC West weekly honors

PLATTSBURGH — Sydney Aveson of the Plattsburgh State women’s hockey team has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) West Goalie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 5, while Giovanna Senese was also recognized with a spot on this week’s honor roll.

The West Covina, Calif., native picked up her eighth shutout of the season in Sunday’s 6-0 win over Norwich. Aveson made 27 saves to improve to 8-0-1 on the year.

With 25 career shutouts, Aveson is the all-time program leader for the Cardinals. Aveson leads all Division III goalies with a 0.11 goals-against average and a .994 save percentage. Aveson has earned five of the eight weekly goalie honors this season from the conference.

Senese earns a spot on the ECAC West honor roll for the second time this season. Senese tallied two goals in the Cardinals’ win against Norwich. She scored the eventual game-winning goal, getting the Cardinals’ first of the afternoon just 3:10 into the game.

Senese added another with 6:38 left in the game to give Plattsburgh State a 5-0 lead at the time.

The Cardinals return to the ice Saturday in a non-conference game against Manhattanville. Game time is set for 3 p.m. at the Stafford Ice Arena.


Kempainen named ECAC EastPlayer of the Week

COLCHESTER, Vt. — Saint Michael’s College women’s ice hockey sophomore Amanda Kempainen (Chazy/Chazy Flyers U19) was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 5.

Kempainen helped Saint Michael’s go 1-0-1 over the weekend, while winning its own DoubleTree Ice Hockey Classic, being named tournament MVP.

After a scoreless tie with Division I Sacred Heart University Friday, Kempainen netted the first natural hat trick in program history — and the 11th hat trick overall — on just three shots, while maintaining a plus-three rating in a 5-1 win over Nichols College Saturday.

Kempainen, whose parents were both NCAA champions and All-America Nordic skiers at the University of Vermont in the 1980s, netted only the fifth hat trick by an ECAC East player this year with her three-goal performance.

After missing much of last season and totaling three points in 15 contests, Kempainen has returned with a team-high four goals this winter, while missing only one game.


Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation conducting basketball registration

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department is conducting registration for its winter youth basketball program.

The program is open to seventh and eighth grade boys’ and girls’ who live in the Town of Plattsburgh. This will not be a co-ed program.

If enough interest is expressed, teams will be organized and entered into the county league. Teams will practice once a week and play games on Saturday mornings in March.

Anyone who resides in the Town of Plattsburgh is welcome to attend and the program is free of charge.

Registration forms can be downloaded at or those interested may stop by the office and fill one out by Jan. 13.

For more information, contact the Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department at 562-6860.


Akwesasne Mohawk Casino to host Mohawk International Raceway banquet

AKWESASNE — For the first time ever, the annual Mohawk International Raceway awards banquet will be held at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.

On March 29, the Casino will host the awards banquet as the track honors the top drivers from the 2013 season.

Tickets are now available for the banquet at a cost of $40 per ticket. Those interested can purchase tickets directly from the track website by clicking on the “Buy Now” link on the homepage. A surcharge of $2 per ticket has been added to cover the PayPal fees. In order to purchase, sign up for a free PayPal account and follow the on screen directions.

Discount Motel room rates are available at the Casino Motel. Call the Motel at 877-99-CASINO to book your room.

More details will be released in the weeks leading up to the banquet. The menu will most likely consist of a choice of prime rib or chicken.


NRA rifle match results

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Rod and Gun Club hosted an NRA four-position rifle and prone match Jan. 4.

Peter Visconti of Champlain was the top shot, firing a club record 791. Second place went to Frank Richards of Mooers and Norbert Yakey of Champlain, both firing a 772.

In the prone match, James Cummings of Burlington, Vt., shot a 394, followed by Yakey’s 393 and Visconti’s 392.

Andrew Visconti of Champlain was the top junior (fourth overall), shooting a 760. Andrew Visconti fired perfect 200 in the prone portion of the four-position match.

For more information about the club’s indoor range and matches, contact Yakey at 298-5161.


Department of Recreation offers Learn to Swim Program

PLATTSBURGH — The Department of Recreation at Plattsburgh State is offering a nine-week “Learn to Swim Program” on Saturday mornings Feb. 1 through April 12 (no classes March 15 and 22).

The cost is $45 per student. Children must be 5 years or older, comfortable in water and 47 inches tall.

Further information and enrollment forms can be found at or by emailing Scott Johnson at


TGIF Senior League seeks bowlers

PLATTSBURGH — The TGIF Senior League is looking for bowlers ages 50 and above.

The league bowls at 12:30 p.m. on Fridays.

If interested, contact Morna at 643-8283.

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