Sports Shorts: Aug. 6, 2019

29th annual Run for Jon publicized

PERU — The 29th annual Run For Jon will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. at Forrence Orchards on Mannix Road in Peru.

The event's goal continues to be about raising funds to be able to help North Country families with children in medical crisis. Last year's Run for Jon raised $5,000.

Registration begins at 3:30 p.m., and the event will start at 5 p.m. with the half-mile kids fun run. The 2.5-mile cross country run as well as the 1.25-mile non-competitive walk will follow at 5:20 p.m.

Entry fee is $10 per person, $30 per family and $2 for the fun run.

For more information, visit or or call 518-643-2414.

Pepper Open golf results

PORT HENRY — The inaugural Pepper Open was recently held at Moriah Country Club.

First place went to Tom, Frank, Eddie Pepper and Brian Remy, while Mickey, Butch, Nate Pepper and Dale won second. Third place was awarded to Chris, Wayne and Trevor.

A-C North schedule update

PLATTSBURGH — The Ameri-Can North Sports Center has publicized its Stick-N-Puck and public skating schedules for the week.


Friday, Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 11, 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Public skating

Sunday, Aug. 11, 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Finney Sports/NCTA Singles Tournament crowns champions

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Tennis Association held its annual singles tournament this past weekend at Macdonough Courts.

The father-son duo of Thierry and Sebastian Bonnabesse captured two of the three titles with Alan Keswick winning the other. There were also three consolation champions recognized.


Thierry Bonnabesse lost a total of only six games on way to his 11th NCTA singles title. He defeated Rich Gottschall in the finals in a high-quality match.

The men's consolation champion for 2019 was Alex Rine, a victor over Kyle Gorman in the title match.

Men's Open results


Bonnabesse def. Rine, 6-1 6-0.

Chad Moore def. Nate Slattery, 6-0 6-0.

Gottschall def. Gorman, 6-1 6-2.

Martin Drolet def. Jason Letts, 7-5 6-3.


Bonnabesse def. Moore, 6-0 6-2.

Gottschall def. Drolet, 6-2 6-2.


Bonnabesse def. Gottschall, 6-0 6-3.

Men's Open consolation results


Rine def. Slattery, 3-6 6-1 6-1.

Gorman def. Letts, 6-7 0-3 (Letts retired).


Rine def. Gorman, 6-2 6-1.


With seven entries, Alan Keswick received a first-round bye and then went on to win the title with a straight sets win over Bruce Lawson in the finals.

The master consolation champion was Wayne Bedard, a winner over John Mossey.

Men's master results


Ron Garrow def. Bedard, 6-3 6-2.

Lawson def. Mossey, 6-2 6-2.

Jacques Piche def. John Weitzman, 2-6 6-4 6-3.


Keswick def. Garrow, 6-2 6-1.

Lawson def. Piche, 6-4 retired.


Keswick def. Lawson, 6-1 6-3.

Men's master consolation results


Mossey def. Weitzmann, 6-1 6-4.


Bedard def. Mossey, 6-4 6-4.


Young Sebastian Bonnabesse, coming off an undefeated CVAC regular season, captured his first NCTA singles title with a win over Chuck Ko in the finals.

Gabe Nuzzo defeated Garret Lemza to capture the scholastic consolation crown.

Men's B scholastic results


LJ Nuzzo def. Gabe Nuzzo, 7-5 2-6 6-2.

Austin Davis def. Lemza, 6-0 6-0.

Ko def Julia Drolet, 6-2 6-1.


Bonnabesse def. Nuzzo, 6-1 6-1.

Ko def. Davis, 6-3 6-4.


Bonnabesse def. Ko, 6-1 7-6 (8-6).

Men's B scholastic consolation results


Lemza def. Drolet, 6-4 6-1.


Nuzzo def. Lemza, 6-1 6-1.

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