January 17, 2013

Sports Shorts: January 17, 2013

Benefit youth basketball tourney in March

AUSABLE FORKS — The 24th-Annual Missing Children’s Basketball Tournament for area boys and girls in grades fifth and sixth will be held March 7, 8, 9 and 10. The double-elimination tournament is sponsored by the Jay/Black Brook Youth Commission, the AuSable Forks Youth Boosters and Holy Name School.

Coaches who wish to take advantage of being given returning team preference need to respond before January 25 when team slots will be open to all. Team entry fee is $150 and must be received prior to the tournament, along with team roster. No all-star teams will be allowed to enter.

For more information, or to enter a team, call Carol Greenley, at 420-3097, or e-mail, at

Rod and gun club indoor rifle range open Saturday

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club’s indoor rifle range will be open on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for .22 rifle practice.

For more information about the club and its activities, including competitive rifle shooting, contact Norbert Yakey, at 298-5161. For pistol shooting questions, contact David Boise, at 569-0908.

Sapps place in Vermont ski event

CHITTENDEN, Vt. — On January 12-13, the top junior and collegiate Nordic skiers in New York State and New England competed in the TD Bank Eastern Cup at Mountain Top Resort.

Saturday, Maile Sapp, a senior at Beekmantown Central School District and racing member of NYSEF, placed fourth in her age category and eighth overall in the 1.2-kilometer freestyle sprint race. She followed that up the next day by placing second in her age category and sixth overall in the 5-kilometer classic distance race.

Everett Sapp, a 13-year-old Middle School student at Beekmantown and member of the NYSEF team, also competed on Sunday and was the top finisher under the age of 15 in the 14-15 age category in the 5-kilometer classic distance race.

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