10 YEARS AGO (2005)

Brushton-Moira's Cortney Poirier is named to the All-State First Team for Class C in girls' basketball. She is one of eight area girls to earn all-state honors: Courtney Coryea and Brittany Jarvis of Northeastern Clinton; Hannah Fairchild, Brushton-Moira; Kristi LaBare, Chateaugay; Amy Rich, Bolton; Beth Wiggins, Franklin Academy; and Krysta Cutting, Elizabethtown-Lewis.

Austin Pivetta of Plattsburgh sinks 21 of 25 attempts to wIn the Upstate Regional Championship for 11-year-old boys at the New York State Council Knights of Columbus 2005 Basketball Free Throw Contest held in Syracuse.

Jeremy Treadway of Ticonderoga signs with Horizon Motorsports to fill in for Charles Espenlaub for the next round of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series for California Speedway.


20 YEARS AGO (1995)

Ray and Doug Beebe lead Little Caesar’s to a sweep of the regular season and playoff championships in the Midas Mudhens Adult Basketball League.

Saranac’s Seth Charles earns All-American honors with a seventh-place finish in the National High School Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh.

Lake Placid native Bill Beaney is named College Coach of the Year after leading Middlebury College to the NCAA Div. III men's hockey championship.

Northeastern Clinton’s Tim LaCount heads up the area boys’ basketball all-stars. He is joined on the First Team by Willsboro’s Cory Jacques, David Baroody of Plattsburgh, Ryan Donahue of Beekmantown and Ellis Atkins of Seton Catholic. Maceo Dubose of Beekmantown is named Coach of the Year.


25 YEARS AGO (1990)

Ron Ezzie scores 22 points and Jim Myers, 20, as Seven’s Sports Den defeats Dumas TV 90-71 to win the A Division of the Malone Adult Basketball League.

Juniors Doug Kimbler (5 HRs, .582) and Tom Neale (6-hit win over Army) help The College of Saint Rose get off to a 5-2 start in baseball.

John Deresky, a junior at the United States Air Force Academy, advances to the NCAA boxing tournament.


30 YEARS AGO (1985)

Larry Parker earns MVP honors after leading Oliver’s to a 93-87 triumph over Patrick’s in the PBA Basketball Tournament final.

Quebec’s Gordon Neysmith (30:45) and Plattsburgh’s Kathy Brandell (36:20) win the Diet Pepsi Run around Cumberland Head.

Harley Mattila, playing for Milano’s Restaurant of Peru, wins the Northern New York 8-Ball Tournament. 

Plattsburgh State goaltending standout Michel Vallieres is named to the All-America team for Div. II-III hockey.

Brian Cross pitches a no-hitter against Binghamton in Cortland State’s opener. He strikes out five and walks only one.

Ticonderoga’s Mark Trudeau is chosen as Player of the Year in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference basketball while Beekmantown’s Mike Ryan is honored as Coach of the Year.

Elizabethtown-Lewis standout T.J. Cornwright, who averaged 26.4 points per game her senior year, is named MVP of the Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference for the second straight year.

Bill Duquette, Mike Manion and Barry Brand lead St. John Bosco to its third straight Franklin CYO Basketball title while Steve Baker, John Edwards, J.R. Sayers and David Hebert spark St. Alexander’s of Morrisonville to victory in the consolation game.


40 YEARS AGO (1975)

Gerald Moreau, formerly of Plattsburgh, is named Director of Racing at Saratoga Harness.

Mike Deane pumps in 45 points to lead The Store-Gregory Supply to a 91-84 win over Patrick’s Food Service in the final of the PBA Basketball Tournament.

Scott Light, a 1974 graduate of Beekmantown, wins the Eastern Cup alpine ski race.


50 YEARS AGO (1965)

Paul Vallieres’ American Legion team defeats the Plattsburgh Profs, 99-90, to win the first leg of the Hadassah Trophy. Leo Hollarin leads the Legion with 34 points while Johnny Pelkus scores 17. Wayne Lashway nets 22 for the Profs and Tom Gebo, 17.

Wayne Lashway steps down as varsity basketball coach at MAI to take a job outside the area. In two years, the Mounties are 28-13 under Lashway. Al Pajonas, the varsity football coach, will take over the basketball helm.

The Beekmantown girls win the Section VII bowling championship. The Eagles’ Karen Macey posts the high series, 500, while Debbie Smith of Peru has the top single, 205.

Butch Erwin scores 32 points and Les Grigsby, 29, as the Saranac Lake Dewdrops defeat Ticonderoga, 121-114, in the final of the Elizabethtown Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. Richie Tarrant nets 48 for Ticonderoga.

Plattsburgh High takes the boys’ bowling title. The Hornets’ Ed Thompson has the high series, 573, while Tom Patnode of Keeseville bowls the high game, 219.

Debbie LaBombard, 8, of Cadyville, wins Special Midget Girls honors in speed-skating events on Long Island and Worcester, Mass.

Walt Segovis drives his TR-3 to the fastest time of the day in the Lake Champlain Sports Car Club’s Autocross at Airborne. E.G. Mathews, Bob Chapman, Lloyd Archer, Lionel Smith, Bill Perkins and Joan Perkins are the other class winners.


60 YEARS AGO (1955)

The Hot Rods win the City Recreation League basketball title. The team includes Larry Wells, Charlie Wells, Buzz Wood, Wayne Lafountain, John Palma and Ed Jandreau.

Chuck Kinney, who averaged 25.7 points per game for Peru, is named to the Coaches’ Basketball All-Star Team, along with teammate Sherry Dobbs, Basil Curry of Ellenburg, Harold Williams of Altona and Saranac’s Carl Sears.


70 YEARS AGO (1945)

The Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club elects new officers for the coming year: A.J. Dillon, president; I.T. Weis, vice president; John Healey, secretary; and A.G. Peterson, treasurer. Dr. Sidney Mitchell, Harry Tyler, Andrew McCormick, Earl Roach and Lee Logan are elected to the Board of Directors.

Elizabethtown, coached by Pat Miranda, celebrates its 14-4 season with a banquet. Joe VanValkenburg is recognized as the leading scorer with captain Don Smith the second highest scorer.


80 YEARS AGO (1935)

Walter Gonyea, a senior at Plattsburgh Normal School, is named to the All-State Teachers Basketball Team. He is the first Plattsburgh player to be so honored.

The Peru Alumni will take on the Peru All-Stars in basketball. E. Provost, E. Soper, E. Conway, H. Provost and B. Fitzpatrick will play for the Alumni while Booth, M. Provost, Girard, Conklin and Dillon will suit up for the All-Stars.

George “Jeff’’ Tyndall bowls games of 256, 245 and 214 for a 716 series.

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