Looking Back (May 10-16)

10 YEARS AGO (1997)

Larry Cowan steps down as men's basketball coach after 10 seasons to become interim athletic director at Plattsburgh State.

Two-time CVAC basketball Player of the Year Nick Fortunatus of Beekmantown will attend Yale University.

Willsboro's Nicholas Boardman, Wesley Hamel, Tyler LaPine and T.J. Benway place fourth in C Division (ages 9-10) of the state YABA Tournament.

Brett Paepke pitches a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts in Plattsburgh High's 6-0 win over Beekmantown. Kevin Gannon and Adam Whitbeck each get 2 hits with Adam Duquette knocking in 2 runs.

AuSable Valley freshman Gayle Peryea tosses her second no-hitter with 18 strikeouts.

Eighth-grader Kelly Wescott and Melissa Porter lead the Malone girls to victory while Scott Morrelli and Randy Choiniere pace Northeastern Clinton to the boys' title in the Malone Invitational track & field meet

20 YEARS AGO (1987)

Kathy Brandell-Champagne wins the National Capital 10K in Ottawa in 35:25.

Harry Grogan captures 2 gold medals and Suzy Johnson 2 bronze in the YMCA National Masters Swimming Meet.

Kelly McDonald goes 5-for-5 in Chazy's softball win while Lori Lamora collects 5 hits in Saranac's victory.

Sprinter Kassy McIntyre, distance ace Tammy Rule and thrower Patti Joyal lead AuSable Valley to a 66-65 win over Peru in girls' track. Lara Froehlich is a 3-time winner for Peru.

25 YEARS AGO (1982)

Plattsburgh High sophomore Paula Maynard scores 2,435 points to set the pentathlon record for the Malone Invitational.

Peru's Mike Henrich's 2-run homer in the top of the 8th decides a pitching duel between teammate Phil Plotas (12 strikeouts, 5 hits) and MAI's John Boule (13 strikeouts, 4 hits).

Anna Pulsifer belts a grand slam to lead unbeaten Elizabethtown-Lewis over Chazy. Brigitte Pelkey and Pam Crowningshield also lead the Lions' attack.

Doug Thatcher, down to his last strike, slugs a grand slam to give Crown Point a 14-11 win over Westport.

Ticonderoga's Bill Brennan, the two-time CVAC Player of the Year, will attend Worcester (Mass.) Academy.

30 YEARS AGO (1977)

MAI's Eddie Rubio wins the 100-yard dash in 9.74 seconds, which is the second-best time in the state for the season.

Mike Rabideau's RBI single in the seventh scores Greg Caron with the winning run after a balk gives new life to Beekmantown. The Eagles go on to knock off previously unbeaten PHS 2-1.

Jimmy Bennett belts a grand slam and 2-run double to lead Saranac to victory. Mike Karkoski goes 4-for-4 for Ticonderoga.

Kerry Kourofsky's RBI single in the bottom of the 8th scores Kelly Dragoon, capping NAC's 6-5 come-from-behind win. Pat Chase and Brian Juntunen homer for St. John's, which squanders a 5-0 lead.

40 YEARS AGO (1967)

Jerry Wolfe and Chuck Porter combine to no-hit St. Pius while Dan Hobbs's RBI single in the 8th lifts Beekmantown to 1-0 win.

Dave Burnell, brother of well-known racer Bob Burnell, wins the Rookie Race at Catamount Stadium in his first-ever competition.

Tom Crowley, John Crowley and Don Trudo are the hitting stars as Altona rips Ellenburg 12-2.

Bob Devins wins the high jump and long jump and Paul Smith takes the 440 to lead Keeseville to the title in the 29th-Annual Plattsburgh Invitational track meet.

Former national champion Rene Charland, of Agawam, Mass., bests Albany's Ken Shoemaker to win the Modified Sportsman feature on opening night at Airborne Raceway.



50 YEARS AGO (1957)

Larry O'Connor collects a double and 2 singles to lead Keene to a 5-0 win over Westport. Bill Powers and Walt Czarnecki each get 3 hits in Port Henry's win over Crown Point.

Joe Torre turns in a sparkling relief stint and chips in with 2 hits as PHS beats AuSable Forks. Jim LaPierre has 3 hits for the Hornets.

Leo Richard strikes out 11 in St. Mary's 9-5 win over Altona.

Wayne King tosses a 3-hitter with 9 strikeouts and Sid Grube knocks in 5 runs to lead OLVA past Dannemora.

60 YEARS AGO (1947)

Harry Dabour pitches a 3-hitter with 13 strikeouts and Merritt LaChaunce clubs 2 homers and a double as MAI beats St. Joseph's of Malone 11-0.

Chet Cleland pitches a 2-hitter with 17 strikeouts and Francis Doyle doubles twice to lead PHS to a 3-0 win over Lyon Mountain.

Young Bob Ryan pitches a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts as St. John's tops Dannemora 4-0. Larry Infante clubs a homer and Jimmy Haley adds an RBI single.

70 YEARS AGO (1937)

Cleve Smith is named business manager of the Plattsburgh Majors, succeeding Martin Mannix.

Charlie LeClair clubs a grand slam in MAI's 9-4 win over Northwood.

Ellsworth pitches a 3-hitter and Costin collects a double and single in Willsboro's 5-0 win over Keeseville.

Shusda has a double and single to lead Lyon Mountain past Chateaugay. Rowley has 3 hits, including a homer, for Chateaugay.

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