February 26, 2014

Sports Shorts: February 26, 2014


---- — Today’s men’s lacrosse game vs. RPI postponed

PLATTSBURGH — Today’s game between the Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team and RPI, originally scheduled for 4 p.m., has been postponed due to forecasted frigid temperatures.

The nonconference contest has been rescheduled for April 15 at 4 p.m. at the Field House Turf Complex.

Visit or follow Plattsburgh State Lacrosse on Twitter at @Platts_Lax, throughout the season for all the latest news and information regarding the Cardinal men’s lacrosse team.

Peryea in Class C photo

PLATTSBURGH — In Sunday’s edition of the Press-Republican, Northern Adirondack’s Stephen Peryea was photographed during the Section VII Class C boys’ basketball semifinal at Seton Catholic.

Peryea was incorrectly identified as Brady Smart. The Press-Republican apologizes for this error.

SUNYAC men’s hockey semifinal ticket information announced

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced its men’s hockey ticket procedures for Saturday’s SUNYAC semifinal game at 7 p.m.

Season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase their seats for the game Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Field House Box Office. Season ticket holders must present photo identification at the time of purchase.

Tickets are $8 per person and fans will only be able to purchase their seats. Additional tickets cannot be purchased at that time.

All remaining tickets, including season tickets that are not claimed Thursday, will go on-sale to the general public at the Field House Box Office Saturday at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $8 per person.

All SUNY students will receive free admission with a valid student ID. Student tickets cannot be claimed until the night of the game at the Field House Box Office, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

A-C North announces weekly schedule

PLATTSBURGH — The Ameri-Can North Sports Center has announced its weekly schedule.

Stick-n-puck will occur from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, while a public skating session will go on from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

PYH U-14 team wins NYS Zone championship

GLENS FALLS — The Plattsburgh Youth Hockey girls’ U-14 team won the New York State Northern Zone sectional championship held in Glens Falls the weekend of Feb. 21 to 23.

The Plattsburgh team won all four games, defeating Potsdam 4-2, Adirondack 8-1, Chazy 4-3 and Troy 2-1.

The sectional championship puts the Roadrunners into the state championship playoffs in Rochester.

Team members are Corrinne Smith, Kelsey Baker, Abby Boulé, Reilly Boulé, Madison Brown, Faith Fell, Meagan Gilbert, Hannah Glicksman, Micalli Johnston, Annabelle LaCombe, Elisa Rodriguez, Jackie Ryan, Cameron Snyder, Kathleen Sullivan and Meghan Sullivan.

The team is coached by Steve Sullivan, Mike Boulé and Corey Rosoff.

Snyder smashes oldest Section VII indoor track record

NEW YORK — Halie Snyder, a Moriah Central School senior, who competed in the Eastern State indoor track meet at the New Balance Armory in New York City, broke the Section VII 200-meter record with a time of 25.29 (FAT) seconds Monday.

The old record was held by Sara Facteau of Peru in 1993, which was the oldest record in Section VII indoor track.

Snyder had an opportunity to run against her rivals she will be competing against this coming weekend at NYSPHSAA state meet, including Zola Golden of Arlington High and Darius Symone of New Rochelle.

Sapp siblings qualify for Junior Nationals

STOWE, Vt. — Maile and Everett Sapp were recently named to the Mid-Atlantic Junior National Nordic Ski Team and will compete in the Junior National Nordic Championships in Stowe, Vt., from March 2 to March 8.

The top junior racers from throughout the country will compete in a series of races during the week. Maile, a freshman at Harvard University and member of their NCAA Division I Ski Team, qualified based on her strong performance during the collegiate ski season. Everett, a freshman at Beekmantown Central School, qualified based on a series of qualifying races held throughout New York State. Everett skis for the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) headquartered in Lake Placid.

Rough Riders set team record, take second place

PLATTSBURGH — The Rough Riders rifle team set a club record this week when it fired a 1,578. The score was just one point shy of Whitehall (1,579) and one point ahead of Albion (1,577).

The team was led by Peter Visconti 397 (league’s second-highest average), Paul Deslierres 397, Karen Visconti 393 and Norbert Yakey 391. Peter Visconti and Deslierres were both named to the league’s Eastern All-Star Team this week.

Juniors Andrew Visconti and Amy Visconti were named to the league’s Junior All-Star Team.

The club practices at the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club. For more information, contact coach Visconti at 298-7776.

Week 5 Standings

1, Whitehall, 1,579, 2, Plattsburgh Rough Riders, 1578, 3, Albion 1577, 4, Quaker Hill, 1,569, 5, Jamestown, 1,564, 6, Barrington, 1,556, 7, Northfield, 1,503, 8, Hudson Falls, 1,490, 9, Modesto, 1,473, 10, Plattsburgh Aces, 1,469, 11, JR Rough Riders, 1,199, 12, Burlington, 1,177, 13, Marksman, 994, 14, Sharpshooters, 678.

Annual Dr. Thomas Tanneberger alumni tourney March 15

WESTPORT — The 35th Annual Dr. Thomas Tanneberger alumni basketball tournament will take place at the Westport Central School gym March 15.

There are four men’s team and two women’s alumni teams.

General admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

Players should register ahead by calling Jeff and Carol at 962-8567 or register online at

Players will sign in Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at open shoot around or by noon Saturday in the gym.

A $25 fee includes a t-shirt, a gathering after the tournament, a 50-50 raffle and a quilt display.

Schedule of Events

Men’s game No. 1, 1 p.m., halftime (skills and drills for Grades K through 2).

Men’s game No. 2, 2:15 p.m., halftime (grades 3 and 4), after game (grades 5 and 6).

Men’s consolation game, 4 p.m.

Women’s championship game, 5 p.m., halftime (foul shooting competition for grades 7 through 9).

Men’s championship game, 6:15 p.m., halftime (3-point competitions for grades 10 through 12).

PCS booster club hosts fifth, sixth grade tournament

PERU — The Peru girls’ basketball booster club will be holding its 6th Annual girls’ fifth and sixth grade basketball tournament March 22 and 23.

The entry fee is $150 per team with pool play Saturday and elimination Sunday. Preference will be given to returning teams, but tournament organizers still have a few slots open at this time.

A pre-order of tournament t-shirts needs to be submitted with your team’s roster as only a small supply with be on hand during the tournament.

For more information, contact Kimberly Larsen at or 569-5847 to enter your team by March 8.

Payne pulls down third SUNYAC weekly award

CORTLAND — For the third time during the 2013-14 season, Plattsburgh State senior Kathleen Payne found herself on the receiving end of a SUNYAC women’s basketball Player of the Week award, which was announced by the league office Tuesday.

Thanks to her latest batch of impressive basketball exploits, the Plattsburgh women’s basketball team will be hosting the 2013-14 SUNYAC women’s basketball championship tournament, marking the first-time ever the event will take place in Memorial Hall.

By averaging 25.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game over the course of three games last week, Payne made her latest revisions to the Plattsburgh record books. The Goshen product shot nearly 55 percent from the field during the 3-0 stretch and struck for a game-high 28 points in the Cardinals’ triumph over North Country nemesis Potsdam to begin the week Tuesday.

In a clash in Memorial Hall, Payne broke her own single-season scoring record of 476 points by pouring in a game-high 24 during a 69-60 triumph over Fredonia State Friday.

Facing Buffalo State with the SUNYAC regular-season title as well as conference tournament hosting right up for grabs, the senior netted another 24 markers and pulled down 14 rebounds to complete her bid for a double-double. Through the course of the one-sided bout, she became the program’s all-time leading rebounder, as her 724 total boards bettered the 718 that former Cardinal great Jana Rhude amassed from 1997 to 2001.

Additionally, Payne became the ninth basketball player in Plattsburgh history – and first on the women’s side – to score 500 or more points in a single season. When stacked up among all active NCAA Division III women’s basketball players, the senior is ninth in terms of career points with 1,654.

On Friday, Payne and the Cardinals will square off with either Oneonta State or Cortland with the winner advancing to the SUNYAC championship tournament finals Saturday. Whichever team of Red Dragons remains to oppose the Cardinals will do so beginning at 6 p.m.