January 24, 2013

Sports Shorts: January 24, 2013

Amarillo Sox acquire Zach Welch

AMARILLO, Texas — Former Northern Adirondack Central School and Plattsburgh State standout Zach Welch has been acquired by the Amarillo Sox of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

Welch, a catcher, was acquired from San Angelo of the United League. The Sox are one of 13 teams in the American Association, including one of five in the South Division.

Plattsburgh Little League registration this week

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Little League will hold 2013 player registrations on Jan. 24 and Jan. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Crete Center lobby.

Players must be born between May 1, 2000 and April 30, 2006 to be eligible for the 2013 season. Be prepared to show a birth certificate.

Players must reside in the League boundaries ( Be prepared to show three forms (driver’s license, utility bill, cable bill, vehicle registration, etc.) of residency verification dated between Feb. 1, 2012 and Feb. 1, 2013.

Rates are $45 per player. All checks to be made out to Plattsburgh Little League.

Colby Classic breaks ice March 2-3

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club will host the 29th Annual Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby on March 2 to 3 at Lake Colby.

The derby is set to start at 7 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. each day.

Contestants can preregister for the derby at the Blue Line Sports Shop in Saranac Lake or on derby days at the Lake Colby beach house across from the Adirondack Medical Center. Derby day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. each day.

Registration fee is $7 for adults per day or $10 for adults for both days. Youths under 16 years of age can register for $3 per day or $5 for both days.

Contestants are eligible to win prizes in the trout, salmon, perch and northern pike categories with separate prizes awarded to adults and youths. The tournament grand prize is a charter-fishing trip for two with Fish Doctor Charters. Door prizes and raffles also awarded.

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