LOOKING BACK: NOV. 8-14

10 YEARS AGO (2009)

Peru triple-winner Molly Wilkins and double-winners Caitlin Houle and Kelsie Miller send out retiring coach Lauren Caniano a winner in the Section VII swimming championships. Cara Sorensen is a 3-time winner for PHS, which includes a big upset in the 50-yard freestyle.

Brandon Laurin's first-half goal and the standout defense of Nathan Reynolds, Shea Howley, Michael Santor, Andrew LaPierre and keeper Austin Santor lead Chazy to its third straight Section VII boys' Class D soccer title with a 1-0 victory over Willsboro. Justin Drinkwine stars in goal for the Warriors.

Caitlyn LaPier scores with 12 minutes to play in regulation to lift the Chazy girls to a 1-0 triumph over Lake Placid, giving the Eagles their fifth straight Section VII Class D championship. Elizabeth Leff stands out in goal for the Blue Bombers.

Eighth-grader Lindsey Bushey tallies twice and assists on another goal to lead Seton Catholic past NAC 3-1 in the Class C girls' final. Kayla Rabideau scores for the Bobcats. Bushey scores 2 more in a 2-0 triumph over Brushton-Moira in the first round of regional play. 

Jake Gravel runs for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns and passes for another 153 yards to spark Malone to a 52-20 thrashing of Massena in the Section X Class A championship game. Chris Picaro and Troy Meyers each grab a TD pass. Burnt Hills ends Malone's season with a 54-13 victory in the state quarterfinals.Gravel returns an early kickoff 84 yards to score.

Track champions Martin Roy (Modified), Bucko Branham (Sportsman), Lonnie Rivers (Renegade), Bill Thwaits (Mini Modified) and Jayson Blando (Bomber) are honored at Airborne Speedway's season-ending banquet, which draws more than 450 to the Rainbow Banquet Hall. 

Ashley Menard scores from Marle Curle nine minutes into the match and PHS goes on to beat Potsdam for the third year in a row, 1-0, in regional soccer action. The Hornets then fall to Mechanicville in 3 overtimes, 3-2. Charisse Abellard and Curle score for the Hornets while Emily Schultz makes 18 saves in a sparkling effort in goal.

Chateaugay loses its first game of the season, but rallies to defeat Ogdensburg 3-1 for the overall girls' volleyball title in Section X. Amanda Woodward, Erika LaBombard, Cindy Harrigan and Annie Smith lead the Bulldogs.

Plattsburgh State junior back Bart Misiask is selected as the men's soccer Player of the Year in the State University of New York Athletic Conference. The Cardinals defeat Bowdoin College in penalty kicks to reach the NCAA Div. III second round.

Schalmont scores 27 points in the second half to rally past Beekmantown 34-20 in a Class C quarterfinal game. Carter Frechette, Matt Durocher and Kyle LaDieu score touchdowns for the Eagles.

Ron Schofield runs for 218 yards and 3 touchdowns to spur the Moriah Vikings on to a 28-25 victory over Rensselaer in the Class D quarterfinal.  

20 YEARS AGO (1999)

Matt Devins’s goal gives Chazy a 2-1 win over Waterford and a berth in the state Final Four in soccer while Seton Catholic, behind Ion Etxaide, defeats Potsdam 2-1 to advance to the state semifinals.

Chris Trombley hits Jon St. Clair with a 30-yard scoring pass on fourth-and-11 with 2:40 left to lift Peru to a 35-26 win over Fonda-Fultonville, putting the Indians in the state semifinals.

Seton Catholic’s Jason Jabaut finishes second in the state Class D cross-country meet. His time of 16:50 is the sixth-best, overall.

Joey Honahan scores twice to lead Malone past Plattsburgh High 3-2 in the boys’ soccer regionals while Amber Goppert gets 3 goals as the Huskies trim the Hornets 3-0 in the girls’ playoffs.

25 YEARS AGO (1994)

Plattsburgh State’s Jim Koniuto is named SUNYAC Player of the Year in men’s soccer. Teammates Rich King, Eric Rienecker, Matt Rose and Andrew Gatherer also receive recognition.

Amber Cringle and Ann Parks score to lift Saranac over Tamarac, 2-1, and into the Final Four in girls’ Class C soccer.

PHS boys and girls win in Class B regional soccer. Holli Mulholland, Kelly Shene and Jackie Rotelli lead the girls to a 1-0 shootout win over Ogdensburg while Mike Zuckerman’s two goals and Matt Flynn’s 12th shutout of the season pace the boys to a 2-0 win over Massena.

Steve Chilton scores with less than 9 minutes to play to give Northern Adirondack a 1-0 win over Canton in Class C.

Sophomore Erica Lindsay and Kate Donelli each claim four firsts as Plattsburgh High wins the Section VII swimming championships with a record 431 points.

30 YEARS AGO (1989)

Kevin Hammond runs 65 yards to score as Moriah stuns playoff-bound Saranac Lake 24-21.

Chad Lawrence and Derek Taylor lead Malone to its second straight state championship in cross-country while Sue Bergh paces the FA girls to a second-place finish.

Section VII enjoys its best showing yet at the state cross-country championships with Sara Facteau, second; Patti McCormick, fourth; and Kyle Watson, ninth.

Mary Rickson scores the only goal and Toni Trost stars on defense as Seton Catholic averts a sweep of Section VII in regional soccer action with a 1-0 win over Ogdensburg.

Marcellus ends Seton Catholic’s run with a 2-0 win despite the brilliant play of keeper Suzie Paiser, who has 25 saves.

Former AuSable Valley standout Tammy Rule, a freshman at Mohawk Valley CC, finishes 11th out of 130 runners in the NJCAA cross-country championships.

Denfield James scores 19 points to become Clinton Community College career scoring leader with 951 points.

40 YEARS AGO (1979)

Roger Desroches runs for two scores, Bob Burnell adds 131 yards rushing and a 26-yard field goal and Andy Light accounts for 2 TDs as Beekmantown beats St. John’s 30-0 to cap the school’s first unbeaten season (7-0-1) in football.

Sophomore Kathy Glenn, coming back from an early-season elbow injury, wins 3 events to lead the PHS gymnasts to the Section VII crown.

Kathy Brandell finishes 12th in Class B, the best showing by a Section VII runner at the state cross-country meet. Tupper Lake’s Marty Beauchamp sets a Fayetteville course record of 17:13 for 5 kilometers.

Lynn Loreman scores to give AuSable Valley a 1-0 victory over Saranac Lake in the Div. I intersectional soccer playoffs. Cindy Coolidge makes 14 saves for AuSable while Patti Muldowney stops 13 for Saranac Lake.

Dian Ball scores in the fourth period to cap Willsboro’s 3-2 come-from-behind win over Chateaugay in Div. II play. Lori Belzile scores twice for the Warriors while Lori Cowan gets two goals for Chateaugay.

Former Moriah standout Alan MacDonald, a 6-4, 230-pound tackle with Ithaca College, is honored for the best hit in the Bombers’ 46-6 thrashing of previously unbeaten Albany State.

Joanne Pearl of St. John’s turns in two record performances to lead Section VII over Section X in the girls’ swimming regionals. Cathy Carney of PHS and Lisa Maynard of Peru are double winners.

50 YEARS AGO (1969)

Mike Francis runs 86 yards to score as PHS plays St. John’s to a 6-6 tie, leaving the Irish with a 6-0-2 record. Larry Carpenter’s 2-yard run accounts for the Irish score.

Jeff Murdock runs for three touchdowns and Stan Gilbo comes up big on defense as Moriah beats Ticonderoga 24-0 to gain a share of the CVAC crown with St. John’s.

Steve Ducatte races 62 yards to set up Bob Proctor’s 10-yard field goal in Beekmantown’s 9-6 win over Saranac. Mike St. Louis gets the Beekmantown TD while Brent Cringle scores for the Chiefs.

60 YEARS AGO (1959)

Bob Prudenzano runs for 2 touchdowns and Red Murdock tosses 2 TD passes to Wayne Brewster as Port Henry defeats Plattsburgh High 34-0. Bill McDonough also scores for the Porters.

Chris Greer scores twice and passes to Tom McFadden for another score as St. John’s completes the first perfect (8-0) season in the school’s history with a 21-0 win over Mineville.

70 YEARS AGO (1949)

Bobby Gendron scores the touchdown and Jim Brown adds the PAT for PHS in a 7-6 win over MAI. Les Fessette scores on a 1-yard run for the Mount after fullback Roger Lemieux’s 7-yard gain sets up the TD.

Pat Salerno passes to Jim Lemza for one score and runs in another as Port Henry rallies to tie St. John’s 21-21. Charlie DePaoli also scores for the Porters while Sonny DeVitto is 3-for-3 in PATs. Jim Sears runs for one TD and passes to George Davis for another while Gerry Holland adds a rushing touchdown for the Irish.

80 YEARS AGO (1939)

Jamie Feltman intercepts a lateral pass and runs it in from 30 yards for MAI’s lone score in a 6-6 tie with PHS. Ray Barney’s one-yard run accounts for the PHS touchdown.

Finnell, Forkey, Carver and Trudeau score goals as Altona beats Morrisonville 9-0 to win the mythical county soccer title.

Bernard Harrica of Rouses Point and Ellenburg’s John Clinton and Martin Nolan are elected officers of a new basketball league planned for outside the city of Plattsburgh.

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