Looking Back (Aug. 10-16)
10 YEARS AGO (2009)
Scott Baker knocks in 4 runs with 3 hits while Nick Chase contributes 3 hits as the fourth-seeded Lyon Mountain Miners defeat the top-seeded Fourth Ward Cardinals 11-9 in Game 1 of their best-of-three CVBL semifinal series. Adam Porter blasts 2 homers and a triple in a losing cause.
Mark Misiak's goal with 1:39 left in regulation gives Chazy Giroux's a 1-0 victory over Kavanaugh Realty in the championship match of the North Country Men's Soccer League playoffs. Terry Lapier records the shutout.
Mark and Matt Slattery successfully defend their title in the Men's Open Division of the Annual North Country Tennis Association Doubles Tournament, defeating Martin Drolet and Joe Higgins, 6-2, 6-1. Ashley Abar and Leigh Mundy win the women's doubles, beating Anne Marie Curle and Mary McAuliffe.
Vicky Brunelle, bowling in the National Championships, places second, overall, and third in singles. She also earns a place in team competition with Bowl Mart Lanes. Brunelle, who carries a 135 average, posts a 592 series in singles.
The unbeaten Plattsburgh Stars crush Massena 40-6 with a 422-yard attack, led by Ken Stay, Kelly Gordon, Brandon Keleher and Zach Blocker.
Josh LeBlanc turns in a time of 34 minutes, 52 seconds to win the 10K Division of the Olga Memorial Footrace in Saranac Lake. Rachel Clattenburg is the first female finisher in 44:37. Anthony Malatesta (18:01) and Melissa Dock (18:13) top the 5K Run.
20 YEARS AGO (1999)
Geoff Blum, the newest Montreal Expo, lists Plattsburgh as his home, where he tended bar at the Cardinal Pub in the off-season.
Dan Marbut, in his debut at running back for the Lake City Stars, runs for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 28-12 win over the Montreal Condors. The Stars lose defensive standout Vince Kuziomko to a dislocated knee.
Nick Fitzsimmons finishes 14th out of more than 1,500 athletes in the USA Lake Placid Triathlon.
25 YEARS AGO (1994)
Playoff MVP Ernie Russell scores 23 points and Neil Fesette adds 21 to lead Peabody’s to a 94-70 victory over Brady’s in the championship game of the Peabody’s Summer Basketball League. Brian Chreitzberg scores 20 and Marty Maddix, 11, for Brady’s.
Harold “Joe” Smith of Malone wins 11 races in three days to earn the Eric Reynolds Memorial Trophy as the top driver in harness racing at the Franklin County Fair.
Dan Gregory scores from Rick Bosley to lift K & L Plumbing of Mooers to a 2-1 victory over Chazy Giroux’s in the final of the North Country Men’s Soccer League. K & L keeper Alfie Ladue is named MVP of the playoffs. Del Carter also scores for the winners while Brian Micheels accounts for the Chazy goal.
Champlain’s Mark Eddy wins the 100-lap Flying Tiger feature at Airborne Raceway.
Joe Porcelli captures the annual Y Tri triathlon.
30 YEARS AGO (1989)
Scott LaLonde's Flying Hawaiians log 189 miles to win the Tupper Lake 24-Hour Marathon. Mark Yamrick, Sue Willett, Matt Ellis, Missy Rodriguez, Bill LeBlanc and Tony Dattola also run.
Dom Szambowski and Robin Weeden score goals as Chazy Giroux's claims its fourth North Country Soccer title in five years, beating Chazy Harvey's.
Mark Jolin shoots a 54-hole 244 to win the Bluff Point Junior Open by 16 shots over Rusty Bigelow.
20 Main Tavern, down 1-0 in the series, rallies to win 7-3 and 8-2, ending Gordon's Deli's six-year reign over the AuSable Forks Fast-Pitch League. Scott Brow socks 2 homers and drives in 5 runs in Game 1 and Paul Snow goes 3-for-3 in Game 2 while Brow and Theron Snow rap 2-run doubles.
40 YEARS AGO (1979)
Bob Heins and Ranieri Rotelli win the men’s crown while Cindy Baker and Diana Alexander capture the women’s doubles title in the Third Press-Republican North Country Tennis Tournament.
Defending track champ Bob Brunell ends a season-long victory drought by holding off Joe Thomas to take the 30-lap feature at Plattsburgh International Raceway.
Norma Torrance, Judy Bechard and Cheryle Marquis each collect three hits to lead Chazy to its third straight North Country Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League championship. Bonnie Miller and Tammy Light have three hits for Vann's.
Post 20, done in by 9 errors, drops a 4-3 decision to North Albany in the quarterfinals of the State American Legion baseball tournament. Tim Polhemus gets a triple.
Ray Plante belts a grand slam, Les Smith adds 2 homers and winning pitcher Ron Sovie also connects as Tupper Lake defeats the Adirondack Bombers to win the Saranac Lake Rotary-Lions Little League Tournament.
Sue Ewart, Theresa Bosley and winning pitcher Carol LaPierre lead Ayerst Blue to a 7-6 win over Champlain, enabling Ayerst Blue to win the Little Towns Women's Softball regular-season title.
50 YEARS AGO (1969)
Post 20 rallies to beat Staten Island 2-1, earning a spot in the state American Legion championship game. Tim O'Connell's 8th-inning single skips past the outfielder, allowing the cat-quick Randy Senecal to score from first with the winning run.
The Moriah Athletic Club, behind the pitching of Joe Michner and Steve Tolosky, sweep a doubleheader from the Cohoes Falcons. Dale Harris belts a homer in the opener and Ralph Simpson gets a 2-run single in the nightcap.
Al Raymond has a straight run of 75 on his way to a winning score of 97 in the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club's 100-bird, 12 gauge shoot.
60 YEARS AGO (1959)
Jeff Burns pitches a no-hitter to get Ginsberg's even with International Paper of Ticonderoga in their Section II Little League playoff series; however, first-game winner Terry Varmette comes back with a 5-hitter in Game 3 to give Ti the series.
Jimmy Douglas pitches a 2-hitter as unbeaten Dannemora downs Lyon Mountain 5-0 to win the Div. I Junior crown.
Orville Ashline strikes out 22 in 14 innings and scores the winning run on Allan Parker's suicide squeeze as Altona edges Bloomingdale 11-10.
70 YEARS AGO (1949)
Len Rock pitches a 2-hit shutout, Joe Burdo collects 3 hits and Morrisonville turns 4 double plays in a 6-0 win over Rouses Point. Zum LaPointe hits a triple for Rouses Point.