Looking Back: (June 15-21)
10 YEARS AGO (2009)
Seton Catholic senior Genna Hartung places seventh in the 5,000 meters at the Nike Outdoor Championships in Greensboro, N.C. with a time of 17:48.29.
Andy Landry steps down after 14 seasons as Northeastern Clinton girls' varsity basketball coach. He finishes with a record of 285-51 and 12 Section VII championships to his credit.
Chateaugay native Kevin O'Neill, after NBA stints in Toronto and Memphis, returns to the collegiate coaching ranks as head coach of the University of Southern California men's basketball team. O'Neill posted a 171-180 record in 12 seasons coaching at Marquette, Tennessee and Northwestern.
Ken Stay and Kelly Gordon link up on a 12-yard touchdown strike with 1:03 left to lift the Plattsburgh North Stars to a 13-7 preseason victory over Southern Vermont. Brandon Keleher's 22-yard TD run caps a 7-play, 60-yard drive early in the fourth period. Donny Coolidge and Matt St. Clair come up with interceptions for the Stars. Mitch Ryder is 1-for-2 in extra points.
Jason Durgan denies a late bid from Patrick Dupree to win the Ernie's Tools modified feature at Airborne Speedway. Sprint car driver Jessica Zemken drops out early with transmission trouble.
20 YEARS AGO (1999)
Nick Fitzsimmons wins the 22nd-Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Footrace in one hour.
Jason Jabaut runs a 4:11.8 mile to finish sixth in the Foot Locker National Outdoor Championships.
Malone’s Cory Russell pitches a no-hitter against Granville in American Legion junior baseball. Jeremy Dupree belts a 2-run homer and Robbie Bessette picks up 3 hits.
John Raymond retires for the third time as Saranac Lake football coach with a 174-53-2 record for 27 years.
Dan Marbut comes up with 5 interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, in Lake City’s 24-12 football win over Glove Cities.
25 YEARS AGO (1994)
Bob Hudak steps down as North Country Community College Athletic Director after 18 years.
Malone’s Leslie Vryhof and Marie Brooks win the Div. II doubles with a 1,247 score in the New York State Women’s Bowling Association Tournament.
Warren Horner, former Plattsburgh High and College of Saint Rose baseball standout, signs with the Portsmouth (Ohio) Explorers of the independent Frontier League.
Brad Marshall, Joe Rockhill, Dave Barnes, Kyle Durant and Wayne Marsh hit home runs in the first game to spark the Brushton Vets to a doubleheader sweep of Lyon Mountain in the Northern Valley Baseball League.
30 YEARS AGO (1989)
Jon Tellstone goes 5-for-5 and Randy Collins collects 3 hits as Lake Placid American Legion Post 326 defeats the Plattsburgh Cavaliers 16-5. Steve DeCarlo belts 2 homers for the Cavaliers.
Beekmantown, which offered high-school hockey in the late 1970s, announces it will return to the ice with former St. John’s coach Gary Ryan leading the Eagles’ comeback.
Steve Criss raps out 3 hits and Robin Vaughan gets 2 hits and 2 RBI to back winning pitcher Scott Baker as Redford knocks off the previously unbeaten Plattsburgh Cardinals 7-6.
40 YEARS AGO (1979)
Jim Noel, Mike Boyea, Mike Chase and Bill Durnin get 2 hits apiece as Northern Adirondack beats Norwood-Norfolk 9-4 in the first official regional baseball playoff.
Peggy Warren is 5-for-5 with 5 RBI and Marie Bajko, 4-for-4 with 3 RBI as NAC, behind the 4-hit pitching of Julie Pageau, beats St. Lawrence 11-2 in softball.
Johnny Flynn pitches a no-hitter with 9 strikeouts and Danny Senecal’s 2-out single in the sixth breaks up Andy McGuinness’s no-hit try as MAI beats Ogdensburg 2-0 in the Class A regionals. Dan Courneene’s running grab in right field helps preserve Flynn’s gem. Todd Healey has MAI's other hit.
Karen Lopez’s Willsboro softball team caps a 12-0 season with a 15-6 thumping of Harrisville in the Class C regional game. Donna MacDougall is the winning pitcher with Tina Sweatt, Sue Palmer, Meg Schneider, Jada Lacey and Charlene Palmer contributing two hits each.
Steve Mildon pitches a 3-hitter and adds a triple and a double to lead Crown Point past Parishville-Hopkinton, 6-1, in the Class C baseball regional. Scott LaTour chips in with an RBI single.
Peru’s Stan Riggs is runner-up for Coach of the Year honors in Scholastic Wrestling News while state champ Kregg Bruno earns honorable mention.
50 YEARS AGO (1969)
Mike Perry pitches a no-hitter and Allie Chase singles in the winning run in the 10th as the Lyon Mountain Miners edge Raymondville 2-1.
Ticonderoga’s Dick Johndrow receives an award from the National Rifle Association for the Most Outstanding Whitetail Deer taken during the 1968 hunting season. The 12-pointer has the 11th largest rack in New York State history.
Basil Duquette pitches a no-hitter and goes 3-for-3 to lead Plattsburgh Coca-Cola to a 2-0 win over Airborne in Little League play. Curtis Bushey chips in with 2 hits.
60 YEARS AGO (1959)
Jim Carr’s booming grand slam sends Condo’s on to a 14-7 win over CV Paint in Little League play.
Waddington’s Buck Halliday turns in the fastest lap ever at Airborne Park — 27.7 seconds — on his way to victory in a 20-lap Sportsman’s feature. Bud Bessore of Massena is second, followed by Ellenburg’s Dick Goodell and Dick Nephew, and Bobby Trombley of Mooers.
Gary Barber pitches a perfect game for Al’s Barber Shop over Fountain’s Meat Market in the AuSable Forks Softball League. Joe McCann homers for Al’s.
70 YEARS AGO (1949)
Don Tolosky strikes out 15 and rips 2 triples to lead Lyon Mountain to a 4-3 win over Crown Point for the Section VII Class B baseball title. Siskavich gets 2 hits.
Defending champ Mineville manages only 3 hits off Chet Cleland, but beats Plattsburgh High 3-2 in the Class A final. Tony Fernandez gets a key double while Johnny Podres and Barcomb each get 2 hits. Jim O’Connell has 2 hits for Plattsburgh.
80 YEARS AGO (1939)
Defiette of Cadyville hurls the first no-hitter of the high-school baseball season in beating Peru 4-0.
Winning pitcher Russell Parrott helps his cause with a home run as the Plattsburgh Midgets beat Trombley’s Our Gang 15-5 on the BFD mill diamond.