LOOKING BACK: (JULY 6-12)
10 YEARS AGO (2009)
Tony Casey turns in a 4:47 time to win the Mayor's Cup Fun Run. Lynn Ohlsten wins the women's division with a time of 6:48. Zachary Raville captures the quarter-mile run while Regan and Riley Fessette share first in the half-mile run for kids.
Jacob Gravel runs for one touchdown, returns an interception for another score and kicks 4 extra points and a field goal for Malone in a 30-14 victory over Plattsburgh in Upstate Spring Football League play. Jason Lavarnway throws 2 TD passes for Plattsburgh.
Don Duley’s J100 overcomes a blustery west wind to capture the Valcour Sailing Club’s Cracked Pot Race, a July 4 tradition featuring a modified Lemans start. Craig Meyerson’s Souvenir comes in second while third goes to Dennis and Kim (Rowe) Manion’s J29, Liverpool large. Kjell Dahlen’s Frøya, is fourth.
It is like old times in the annual Montcalm Mile. Former Ticonderoga standouts Lee Berube, Lee Gabler and Jesse Berube — now teammates at SUNY Geneseo — finish 1-2-3 to lead a field of 210 runners in the Independence Day run. Lee Berube, covering the mile in 4 minutes, 7 seconds, edges Lee Gabler by one second with Jesse Berube, third, in 4:20. The top female is Erin McMahon, who finishes 35th, overall, in 5:57.
Former Beekmantown Central School standout Katelynn Mannix is medalist for the day with an even-par 71 during the third and final round of the 80th-Annual New York State Amateur Women’s Golf Championship at Drumlins Country Club. Mannix, who carded a 78 and 80 in her first two rounds, finishes with a 229 score, moving from 16th to fifth on the final day.
Jeff Dodge of Plattsburgh is the top local athlete in the Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon, finishing in 4 hours, 54 minutes, 7 seconds for 50th place overall. Eric Roy of Ottawa clocks 4:15:49 to win the race that includes a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.4-mile run. Joni Gerken of Saranac Lake is the top area female, placing 10th in her age group and 237th overall with a time of 5:48:59.
Mike Parsons, Peter Hall and Mark Stata sail Obelix to victory in the 32nd Mayor's Cup Regatta on Lake Champlain. Parsons and Hall become the first repeat winners since 2000. Parsons wins for the fourth time, tying Fritz Horton of Shelburne, Vt. for the most victories in the mid-summer sailing classic.
Zach Blocker returns a punt 65 yards to score late in the first quarter, sending the Plattsburgh North Stars on to a 21-13 victory over Broome County in an Empire Football League opener. Brandon Keleher runs for 103 yards and a touchdown while Ken Stay connects with Kelly Gordon on a 6-yard scoring strike.
Bruce Beauharnois turns in a record-breaking 39:58 time to take first place overall in the Plattsburgh YMCA's 5th-Annual Tour de Rand Hill bike race. The female winner is Alicia Chase in a time of 47:59.
20 YEARS AGO (1999)
Plattsburgh’s Bill Manning, in his first season as coach of the Harvard freshman eights, leads the Crimson rowing team to an unbeaten season and to the semifinals of the 150th Royal Henley Regatta.
Shane Hubbell goes 4-for-4 and Chad Reil rips a 2-run homer as Michigans Plus defeats Meyer Video 9-5 to complete a two-game sweep of the Plattsburgh Little League A Division championship series. Mike Murnane has 3 hits, including a 3-run homer, for Meyer Video.
Justin Dumond and Jill Comfort win the 16th-Annual Over Hill & Dale Race in Lake Placid.
Joe Rockhill and Craig Burdo belt homers in the opener while Mike Bordeau and Jim Ryan club 2 each in Game 2 as the C.R. Tunes Mudhens clinch the CVBL regular-season pennant with a doubleheader sweep of the Schroon Lake/Crown Point Loons.
Matt Mero and Debbie LaPorte win the North Country Tennis Association singles tournament.
Aaron Retherford raps a grand slam in a 13-2 win over Ottawa and Brandon Barcomb pitches a 5-hitter in a 4-1 victory over Granville, giving the Clinton County Mariners the championship of the Alex Turner American Legion baseball tournament.
25 YEARS AGO (1994)
Scott Morelli, Jerrod Nutt, Jarrod Antkowiak and Chris LaFleur qualify for the National Junior Olympics by finishing first in the 13-14 age group 4 x 400-meter relay with a time of 3:59 at the University of Maine.
Keene’s Britt Isham, Willsboro’s Jennifer Sayward and Michelle French of Bolton are named division MVPs in MVAC softball while Keene’s Connie Hickey is Coach of the Year.
John Underwood finishes in 4:08 to tie Matt Goette’s course record for the Montcalm Mile in Ticonderoga.
30 YEARS AGO (1989)
Gary Ryan, former St. John’s athletic director, is named athletic director at Seton Catholic, replacing Tom Tregan who resigned to accept a teaching position in Chazy.
Denver Nuggets center Dan Schayes, son of NBA Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes, is the guest speaker at the Plattsburgh State Future Stars basketball camp.
John Becker gets a complete-game victory as the Post 326 Adirondacks of Lake Placid beat Post 20, 5-3, to take the season series, two games to one. Aaron Trudeau’s RBI triple is the big blow.
40 YEARS AGO (1979)
Pat Doyle of The Belvedere and Bob Carr of Cedar Post are the hitting stars for the National Division in a 6-4 win over the Americans in the Black Fly Slo-Pitch Softball League All-Star Game. Neil Harvey is the winning pitcher.
Beth Bergevin, Leigh Ryan and Kate D’Aran lead the Plattsburgh Piranhas to the 8 & Under High Point Team Trophy at the Firecracker Swim Meet in Clifton Park.
Jan Trombly leads the Americans with 16 points in a 111-73 victory over Brazil in Pan-Am Games women’s basketball play.
Brian LaMay tosses a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts as the Vets Club nips Paul Smith’s 1-0 in Matty League play in Saranac Lake. Jason Hounsell triples and scores the lone run on a passed ball. Losing pitcher B.J. Franciamone pitches a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts.
Bob Barnes shoots a record low round of 69 to take top honors in the 15th Genesee Classic at the North Country Golf Club.
50 YEARS AGO (1969)
Richard Bolton (76), Mike Gunning (77) and Al Scoresome (79) lead the Ticonderoga mill to a 3-stroke victory and its 11th consecutive win in the U.S.-Canada International Paper Golf Tournament in Ticonderoga. Ed Drinkwine and Walt Middleton round out the team. Beulah Sopa of Ticonderoga posts the low gross (44) in the women’s tournament.
Winning pitcher Bill Sapel steals 7 bases in Cumberland Head’s Babe Ruth win over Rugar Street.
Bob Bruno edges Bugsy Stevens to win the Fourth of July feature at Airborne Speedway. Bobby Santos, Pete Corey and Dick Nephew round out the top five.
Scott Yakey pitches a no-hitter with 19 strikeouts in Champlain’s win over Rouses Point in Babe Ruth action.
Rebecca Benoit and Denise Beane belt home runs in Keeseville’s victory over Lyon Mountain in Babe Ruth softball.
Tom Ryan pitches a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts as the South Plattsburgh peewees top Morrisonville.
60 YEARS AGO (1959)
Blackie Brace goes 5-for-6 as undefeated Port Henry drubs Crown Point 22-3 in Mountain & Valley baseball play.
Dick King carries a no-hitter into the seventh before surrendering a single to Duke Duquette in Babe Ruth play. King settles for a one-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts in Skyway’s 4-0 win over Lavin Candy.
Jeff Pescia pitches a 4-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Nubby O’Connell knocks in two runs with a triple and a double as the Foxes beat the Mounties 3-1 in City Senior League baseball.
Sid Forgette pitches a 2-hitter with 10 strikeouts and belts 2 homers as CV Savings & Loan defeats Albany Dispatch 5-0 in Plattsburgh Little League play.
70 YEARS AGO (1949)
City Recreation Director Pete Blumette pitches 3 innings of no-hit ball for St. Hyacinthe, but St. John’s wins 6-3 in a battle of Quebec Provincial League teams at the opening of the new Bailey Ave. ballfield at the old fairgrounds. MAI coach Al Pajonas plays second base for St. John’s.
Jackson Peak, a 13,400-foot mountain in Wyoming, is named for Keeseville native and famed pioneer Western photographer William Henry Jackson. Jackson was born in Keeseville in 1843.
Dr. Charles Holt cards a net 66 to win the Capt. Fred Lovell Memorial Golf Cup for the second year in a row. Bert Harkness is runner-up with a 67 while Al Sharron shoots a 68.
80 YEARS AGO (1939)
Gib Darrah pitches a one-hitter for Cadyville in a 9-2 win over the Lafayettes.