10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Plattsburgh State opens Chip Cummings Field with a 6-4, 8-6 sweep of SUNY Oneonta. David Waldron and Mike Bergman are the winning pitchers while Waldron leads the offense.
Lake Placid’s Barbara Kelly, 75, earns a Level 4 bronze medal at the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships.
Champlain’s Barb Boyer sets 2 national records at the National Masters Weightlifting Championships.
Clinton Community College’s Amanda Deyoe pitches both ends of a 9-1, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of North Country CC, allowing just 10 hits in 12 innings. Kaila Spooner, Emily Colby, Nicole Devins, Brandi Patnode and Deyoe are the hitting stars while Erike Zapp leads NCCC.
Tracey Mitchell strikes out a school-record 13 in Plattsburgh State’s 5-0 victory over Fredonia in softball.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Bruce Schroeder and tourney MVP Tom Heurter score 26 points apiece to lead Little Caesar’s past defending champion Keith Rhodes Associates, 104-81, in the final of the 27th PBA Basketball Tournament. Leroy Witherspoon adds 17 points and 8 assists. Lee Matthews of Little Caesar’s, Darwin Carr of Keith Rhodes and Mike Lobus and Rod Willingham of the Vermont All-Stars round out the first all-tournament team.
Plattsburgh State’s Alicia LaValley winds up the leader in NCAA Div. III women’s basketball in steals per game, averaging 6.2 a contest. She finishes with 149 for 24 games, including 12 against Oswego.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Hockey standout Joey Ferras and cross-country and track star Sue Hutchins are recognized as Plattsburgh State Athletes of the Year.
Lake Placid native Ed Seney, 28, is named the first full-time hockey coach at SUNY Potsdam.
Lara Froehlich wins the long jump, triple jump, 100-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash to lead Peru to a season-opening victory over Plattsburgh High.
Winning pitcher Faith Miller helps her cause with 4 hits, including a 3-run homer, in Beekmantown’s victory over AuSable Valley in softball.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Bucky Soda, Tammy Bardon and John Munson, Jr. of Plattsburgh qualify for the 25th-Annual New York State Coca-Cola Junior Singles Bowling Championships.
Ed Sparkowski, 27, wins the 7th-Annual Pepsi Run in a course-record time of 30:20 minutes while Joyce Black repeats as the top female with a time of 38:02 around Cumberland Head.
Bill Brennan, former Ticonderoga basketball star and 2-time CVAC Player of the Year, accepts a full scholarship to the University of Vermont.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Denise Carpenter, 17, of Mineville, finishes second in the Girls’ Handicap Divison at the New York State Junior Bowling Championships.
Long-time Peru coach and athletic director Tony Papero comes out of retirement to lead the Plattsburgh State baseball team.
The Intercollegiate Athletic Board saves football at Plattsburgh State for at least one more season by budgeting $14,530.50 for the program.
Steve Barker bangs out 3 hits in Plattsburgh High’s 11-4 opening-day victory over AuSable Valley. Joe Provost is the winning pitcher while Brian Bezio is tagged with the loss.
The Saranac Lake entry of Art Willett, Preston Burl, Dick Yorkey, Tewey Myers and Bob Finn shatters the tournament record with a score of 3,251 opening weekend in the 29th-Annual American Legion Bowling Tournament in Plattsburgh.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Two-time Airborne Park Sportsman champion Bob Bruno, the racing schoolteacher from Morrisonville, is undecided on returning for the 1963 season. He won 13 of 17 feature races in 1962.
John Neyenhouse pitches a 4-hitter and Leon Angevine belts a bases-loaded triple to lift Peru past Pine Plains, 6-5, in baseball.
Senior team captain Jim Boyd of Peru and Marty Shubert of Plattsburgh are among 5 returnees on the Plattsburgh State tennis team. Freshman Tom Chapin is impressive in his first year of tennis.
Gordon St. John of Peru meets with some early-season success, landing an 18-inch, 3-pound brown trout while fishing the Little AuSable River.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
Roger Quinn, 20, of Dannemora, signs with the St. Louis Cardinals after spending 3 years in the Army. He is assigned to New Iberia, La. in Class C baseball.
<\Bz14>Frank Gale is installed as president of the Plattsburgh Riding & Driving Club. <\Bz14>Joe Morris is elected vice president, <\Bz14>Dorothy Cogan, treasurer, and <\Bz14>Mrs. Al Curran, secretary.
The Rouses Point Golf Club gets off to one of its earliest starts with Walt Powers returning as club pro and manager. Mr. and Mrs. Clint Englee are also back in charge of the clubhouse.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
Ellsworth Waters, formerly of 62 Broad St., Plattsburgh, is honored by St. Lawrence University as a standout in football, basketball and wrestling.
Army Corporal Jack Carrigan of Dannemora scores a 51-second knockout of Albany’s Joe Rovelle in boxing at Fort Totten on Long Island. Rovelle is remembered as having fought at Plattsburgh Barracks against Nick Coons and Frankie DeCarlo.