Sports Shorts: Aug. 3, 2019

Fall sports reviews

SARANAC — Saranac will be conducting its fall sports reviews beginning Monday, Aug. 12.

All student-athletes must complete this process in order to be eligible for participation.

Students should report to the Saranac High School health office at the times specified below.

If your child is unable to attend the scheduled review time, call the high school main office at 518-565-5800.

The final day for makeups is Friday, Aug. 16.

Monday, Aug. 12

9 a.m. Final APP Fitness Test

8:30 a.m. Varsity Football

10:30 a.m. JV Football

1 p.m. Modified Football

2:30 p.m. Varsity Cheer

Tuesday, Aug. 13

8:30 a.m. Varsity Volleyball

10 a.m. JV Volleyball

12:30 p.m. Modified Volleyball

2:30 p.m. Gymnastics/Swim

Wednesday, Aug. 14

8:30 a.m. Girls Varsity Soccer

10:30 a.m. Girls JV Soccer

1 p.m. Girls Modified Soccer

Thursday, Aug. 15

8:30 a.m. Boys Varsity Soccer

10:30 a.m. Boys JV Soccer

1 p.m. Boys Modified Soccer

Friday, Aug. 16

8:30 a.m. Varsity Cross Country

10:30 a.m. Modified Cross Country

11 a.m. Physicals

Paddle on Saranac River

SARANAC LAKE — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a paddle from Second Pond to the Lower Locks on the Saranac River Thursday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon.

It is a 4.5-mile round trip from the State Bridge Boat Launch at Second Pond/Saranac Islands Public Campgrounds.

The town’s kayaks, if available, can be rented for this trip for a fee of $10.

Fellow paddlers are welcomed and encouraged to join.

Call 518-562-6860 to register or for more information.

NCTA hosts doubles tournament

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Tennis Association hosted its annual doubles tournament last weekend at Macdonough Courts.

There were three classes of competition contested.

In the men's open bracket, the six teams played a round robin, and Chirag Patel and Adam Waterhouse and Mike and Alex Racine ended with 4-1 records.

With a head-to-head tiebreaker, Patel and Waterhouse were declared champions with the Racines as runner-up.

Other teams competing in the open class were Gotschall-Bonnabesse, Rine-Nuzzo, Whalen-Whalen and Gorman-Nowosielski.

The women's class also had a five-team, round-robin format.

Due to the rain on Sunday, a few of the matches were unable to be completed.

The team of Karen Waterbury and Leigh Kennedy were the champions, winning all four of their matches while only losing nine games en route to the title.

The mother-daughter team of Linda and Mary McAuliffe were runner-up.

Other teams competing were Gottschall-Graves, Cutaiar-Nieto and Bonnabesse-Gottschall.

The men's B division consisted of eight teams in a double-elimination format.

The B champions were Chuck Ko and Seth Spoor.

Ko and Spoor went 4-0 in the tournament with two of their matches going the distance.

The runner-up was the brother team of Tetreault and Tetreault, who after losing their first match, came back to win four straight before going down in the finals, 6-4 and 6-3, to Ko and Spoor.

Other teams competing in the Bs were: Moore-Gebhardt, Vogl-Courson, Garrow-Chavez and Bedard-Mossey.

Burgette and Davis, who play for Peru, won two matches.

NCTA to host mixed doubles tournament

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Tennis Association will be holding its annual mixed doubles tournament Aug. 10 and 11 at the Macdonough Courts.

Entry fee will be $20 for NCTA members and $30 for non-members and will include at least two matches, refreshments, a tee shirt and awards.

There will be two brackets: An A/Open or a B bracket.

To enter, call or text Tournament Director Karen Waterbury at 518-802-0277 by Wednesday, Aug. 7.

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