10 YEARS AGO (2003)
Maile Sapp, John Santor, Andre and Randy Sapp and Tom Necrason post top-5 finishes at the 2003 Marathon Canoe & Kayak National Championships.
Dannemora’s Craig Favaro earns $10,000 by sinking a 50-foot putt in the St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Golf Tournament at Craig Wood.
Matt Laramee and Jon Dumas each belt 2 homers to power Unicel/In Motion Therapy to a 20-2 rout of Dabiew’s Market in the deciding game of the Malone AmVets Gentlemen’s Slo-Pitch Softball League championship series.
Hannah Robinson, Tiffany Sorrell, Aggie Fedorowska, Kailey Ryan, Kelly Caron, Megan O’Connor, Katie Molzan, Cassie Morrissey and Kendall Dowler lead the Lake Champlain Lady Waves to a fifth-place finish in the Adirondack District Long Course Swimming Championships at Colgate University.
Playoff MVP Jamie LaBarge belts a 3-run homer in the first game and Devin Bodette contributes 3 hits in the nightcap to lead the Altona Hornets to a 8-5, 5-3 sweep of the Plattsburgh Cardinals in the CVBL championship series.
Bart VanLeuvan and Kathy Barcomb repeat as North Country Golf Club champions while Tom Neligan captures his third consecutive title at The Barracks.
20 YEARS AGO (1993)
Chris King hits for the cycle while Jim Wood and Lonnie Cleland collect 4 hits apiece as Mickey’s mauls American Legion Post 1619 23-1 to wrap up the A Division championship in the Adirondack Slo-Pitch Softball League playoffs.
Jason Bushey, Scott Shutts and Jason Moulton score goals to send Northern Adirondack past Chazy 3-1 in the final of the Seton Catholic soccer tournament. Chip DeMarse scores for Chazy.
Sophomore Jessica Johnston scores twice as Chateaugay edes Franklin Academy 2-1 to win the Seton Catholic Girls Soccer Tournament. Missy West scores for Malone.
39-year-old Wayne Marsh belts 3 homers and drives in 7 runs to lead the Brushton Vets to a 12-3 title-clinching win over Cornwall in the Northern Valley Baseball League.
25 YEARS AGO (1988)
Robin Bouyea delivers 4 hits and Keith DuBray belts a grand slam to lead the River Rats to a 19-1 victory and a sweep of Ubald Sunoco in the Adirondack Slo-Pitch Softball League playoffs.
MVP Dennis Vannier goes 4-for-4 with 2 homers and Bob Patnode adds a 3-run shot to lead Sleepy Hollow to a two-game sweep of Chico’s in the Malone AmVets Gentlemen’s Slo-Pitch Softball League championship series.
Debbie Frenyea, Line Turgeon, Julia McLane and Claudette Sheffield score goals to lead MAI past AuSable Valley in the final of the Ormsby’s/Little Caesar’s girls’ soccer tournament.
30 YEARS AGO (1983)
Sandy LaFountain goes 5-for-5 and Mary Ellen Glaude is 4-for-5 as Fox Hill Maple beats Surprenant’s to repeat as champions of the Little Towns Women’s Softball League. Cindy Surprenant and Tina DeCoste each collect 4 hits for Surprenant’s.
John Coryer goes 8-for-8 in the series as American Legion Post 1619 downs 8-Post Tavern to claim its second Adirondack Slo-Pitch Softball League championship in 3 years. Mike Burleigh and Tom Juneau deliver key hits in the Game 5 victory while Ernie Rock holds 8-Post scoreless over the last 3 innings.
Anne Gorton captures the women’s club title at Willsboro Golf Course.
Gil Burnell beats George Bouyea, Jr. 2 and 1 to win the Bluff Point Golf & Country Club championship.
40 YEARS AGO (1973)
Mike Flynn, a 1972 graduate of Springfield College, joins the Platttsburgh High School faculty after a successful year at Dannemora High School. Flynn takes over from Dutch Craumer as JV basketball coach and succeeds Paul Dingman as varsity baseball coach.
Bobbie Dragoon and Pat Tom of Port Henry win the club championships at Westport Golf and Country Club.
Peru’s Gary Giroux, who batted .415 with 15 RBI, is chosen as the Most Valuable Player for the Champlain Valley Baseball League’s regular season while Ellenburg’s Barry Dimick wins the playoff MVP honor with a 13-for-20 effort.
Don Goff gets 3 hits and George Kurz and Kevin Branon two each to lead The Store past Sharkey’s 15-14 in the deciding game of the AuSable Forks Fast-Pitch Softball League playoffs.
Jane Hagar of Cumberland Head is the high-point show champion of the First Churubusco CYO Horse Show. Debbie Parker comes in second.
50 YEARS AGO (1963)
Wayne Ducatte, Tom Lefebvre and Mike Conley produce defensive gems, helping Plattsburgh edge Tupper Lake 5-4 in the final of the Lake Placid Babe Ruth baseball invitational.
Ernie Gahan, of Dover, N.H., wins the 100-lap, $1,000 feature at Airborne Raceway in front of a crowd of 4,000. Jean-Paul Cabana finishes second, just ahead of Andre Manny and Charlie Trombley.
Marcia Willis of Brainardsville wins 3 first-place ribbons while Gene Darrah of Wilmington and Suellen Botsford of Keeseville each claim 2 in the Four Meadows Farm Horse Show.
Rita Quinn, benefiting from a putting lesson given by Carl Stohn prior to the match, beats Gert Rusterholtz 5 and 4 to win the Plattsburgh Golf & Country Club women’s crown.
60 YEARS AGO (1953)
Jim Proctor, Bob Golden, Harry Dragoon and winning pitcher Walt Dufore belt home runs to power Payson’s Furniture to a 12-5, 17-5 sweep of Scheier’s for the City Softball League regular-season championship.
Plattsburgh’s 2 Kiwanis teams come up short in the state playoffs in Watertown. The Utica Juniors nip Nitzi’s Foxes 3-1 with Don Buckley getting the lone hit for the Foxes. The Dewitt grasshoppers jump on the Plattsburgh Pirates 14-5. Ronnie Laporte rips a 3-run triple for the Pirates.
70 YEARS AGO (1943)
With schools not yet open and World War II raging, there was no area sports activities to report for this time period.