March 13, 2013

Sports Shorts: March 13, 2013


---- — High school tennis clinic starts Sunday

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh State is hosting a high school varsity tennis clinic during the college’s spring break.

The clinic is for high school tennis players who have or will play for a varsity team in 2013. The session dates/times are: Sunday from 2-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

Cost is $100 for the entire session or $10 an hour per player. The clinic is being run by Mark Stata, Plattsburgh State women’s tennis coach. The clinic will focus on technical and tactical skills, and doubles and singles strategy.

All session will be held at the Field House. For more information, or to request a registration form, email

Rifle League results for Week 7

PLATTSBURGH — The Rough Riders Rifle team came in third this week in the Vermont Winter Postal League.

Jamestown outshot them by one point, 1566-1565, for the first time this season. The Rough Riders were led by Peter Visconti (394) and Frank Richards (393)

The Jr. Rough Riders came in 10th this week, le by the shooting of Andrew Visconti (376).

The team practices at the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club, for information contact Norbert Yakey at 298-5161. Equipment and instruction are provided at no charge.

Leage results

Whitehall 1578, Jamestown 1566, Rough Riders 1565, Hartford 1548, Capital City 1511, Northfield 1511, Aces 1478, Sharpshooters 1457, St Lawrence 1447, Jr Rough Riders 1192, Hudson Falls 1153, Burlington 1125, Marksman 505


Whiteface Club ranked 12th in state

LAKE PLACID — Whiteface Club & Resort was ranked No. 12 in the state by Golfweek Magazine in its March 8, 2013 edition.

The Whiteface Club is classified as a classic course. Their golf team features, J. Peter Martin, Ron Reid, Corey Reid, bob McCalvin, Randy Patterson and Mike Sabatini.

Teams needed for slo-pitch league

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington men’s slo-pitch softball league is looking for teams for the 2013 softball season.

For more information, or to signup a team, contact John Pulsifer 524-9562.

ACT International 500 event richest purse in history

PLATTSBURGH — American Canadian Tour officials have announced that the Inaugural ACT International 500 to be held at Airborne Speedway on the weekend of July 20-21 will exceed a total purse of $140,000, making it the richest event in ACT’s 28-year history.

For more information on this event please view the attached press release.

Special Olympics basketball practice March 19

KEESEVILLE — The Clinton/Essex Special Olympics basketball team and skills team will practice Tuesday evenings starting March 19.

Practices are held at the Keeseville Elementary gym from 6:30-8 p.m. Contact Cathy Taylor with any questions at 561-8190.

WCS hosting 9-pin bowling tourney

WESTPORT — Westport Central School is hosting a four-person team 9-pin bowling tournament at the Willsborough Bowling Center April 20 beginning at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (if needed) to support the Westport Central School Wall of Distinction.

Cost is $25 per player ($100 per team) and includes three games of bowling and prizes for first, second and third place. Checks and entry forms must be received no later than April 12.

For an entry form and/or additional information, visit or call 962-8244.