Press-Republican

February 21, 2013

Sports Shorts: February 21, 2013


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---- — Peru’s Kesterman takes gold

LAKE PLACID — Ken Kesterman of Peru, and Steve Conklin of Saratoga Springs, took home the gold medals for the 2013 Besting Club Mates at the Adirondack Bobsled Combined Masters Championships.

The race had two categories of speed and consistency. Each team was allotted three runs, with the slowest of the three being thrown out. Kesterman posted the fastest time for the competition at 46:42, but was unable to use that run as it was his fourth of the day.

“The sled was running well on the fast ice and I felt good about my chances,” Kesterman said. “It was just one of those good days that every bobsledder looks forward to.”

NCCS BC basketball tournament results

CHAMPLAIN — The third annual Northeastern Clinton Booster Club Rising Stars Youth Basketball Tournament was held on February 16 and February 17 at Northeastern Clinton High School and Middle School.

The Plattsburgh Kings defeated Massena 31-17 in the Boys Championship, while Massena defeated Mooers CTC, 22-14 in the Girls Championship. Tyler Phillips and Soloman Neuhaus of Plattsburgh, Tyler Bacon of Massena, Andy Lebeau of Saranac, and Jacob Shipman of Saranac Lake made the All-Tournment team for the boys. As Octavia Viskovich of Massena, Kya McComb and Olivia Gonyo of Mooers, Dakota Mousseau of Peru, and Madison McCormick of Heauvelton were named to the All-Tournament team for the girls.

Alex Lawliss of Peru and Emily Peryea of Ellenburg won the “Hot Shot” contest with 27 points each.

Snowshoe, ski race held March 2

PAUL SMITHS — The Ultra VIC Team and solo snow shoe and ski race competition will take place March 2. Races will include an individual competition on a 10K freestyle, 10K Classic, and 5K Snowshoe course. If you are interested in putting together a three person team, or be an “Ultra Competitor,” pre-registration is appreciated. A team entry fee is $20 per person, or $15 for season pass holders. It will be a $40 entry fee for any Ultra Solo competitors. Contact Brian McDonnell, at 327 6241, for more information.

Snowshoe Stampede set for March 3

PAUL SMITHS — The VIC will hold the Jenkins Mountain Snowshoe Stampede, “There and Back again” on March 3. The adventure will begin at 10 a.m. Teams of one to four people will navigate the VIC on either a 5K or 15K course. The 15K course will include the top of Jenkins Mountain. There will also be a 1K “bunny run” for youth up to 12-years-old, starting at 11 a.m. There will be both competitive and touring categories. Entry fee is $20 per person, or $15 for season pass holders. Prizes will be awarded. Pre-registration is appreciated. Contact Brian McDonnell, at 327 6241, for more information.

“Chase the Leprechaun” 5K fun race March 17

PAUL SMITHS — The VIC will hold the “Chase the Leprechaun” 5K fun race on March 17. Catch the little green guy and win yourself a “piece of gold.” Entry fee is $20 per person, or $15 for season pass holders. Contact Brian McDonnell, at 327 6241, for more information.

USASA coming to “Rail Jam” at Titus Mountain

MALONE —The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) will be at Titus Mountain Saturday, February 23, to present a “Rail Jam competition, starting at 6:30 p.m.

All competitors must be a member to participate. Eligible age groups are 10-years-old and under, 11-13 years old, and 14-years-old and over, for skiing and snowboarding. Registration cost is $20, and is open from 5-6 p.m in the main lodge, ticket and rentals area. Lift tickets are $24 and are required.

Practice is open during registration for bibbed competitors. To learn more about the USASA visit www.usasa.org. If you would like more information on “Rail Jam” or any other questions about Titus Mountain, you can visit www.titusmountain.com or call 1-800-848-8776.

Sapp takes second at New England Youth Championships

BOSTON — Everett Sapp, an eighth grader from Beekmantown Central School District, placed second in the freestyle sprint ski race, only 0.2 seconds behind the winner, in the New England Nordic Youth Championships on February 11.

Everett competed against the best Nordic skiers under the age of 14, from throughout the New England and New York area. Everett also won the four kilometer classic race by over 30 seconds – the largest margin of victory of the day. Everett will see action again soon as he is entered in the Canadian Nordic Nor Ams, which attracts the best Canadian youth skiers from throughout Quebec and Ontario.