AuSable Forks, Morrisonville youths top Free Throw Contest

AUSABLE FORKS — Four AuSable Forks and two Morrisonville youths were the top shooters in the Knights of Columbus District 95 Free Throw Contest at Holy Name School Jan. 18.

All winners have been invited to compete in the Regional K of C Free Throw Competition scheduled in Massena March 8.

Inaugural Rabbit Derby Jan. 25, 26

SARANAC — The inaugural Beaver Lodge Hunting Club Rabbit Derby and ham dinner will be held at the Saranac American Legion Post 1618 Jan. 25 and 26.

Tickets are available at the Saranac American Legion, West Plattsburgh American Legion Post 1619, C&S Bait and Tackle and Squares Tavern.

For more information, call 293-1064.

Champlain, Mooers youth invited to Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

CHAMPLAIN — Champlain and Mooers youth are invited to the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest at St. Mary’s Academy at noon Jan. 26.

Separately, boys’ and girls’ ages 9 to 14 are eligible to compete and winners of each council’s age groups and gender can advance to district regional, upstate and New York State-level competitions.

The district level playoff will immediately follow the local contest. The regional championship will be held at Massena Central School March 8. The New York State championship will occur at West Point Military Academy this spring.

For more information, contact Mark Badger at 297-2124 or Don LaPierre at 236-7654

LPHS Winter Carnival broomball Feb. 4

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival broomball games will take place in the 1932 Rink of the Olympic Arena Feb. 4.

Schedule

Freshmen versus juniors and sophomores versus seniors — 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lake Placid High School alumni versus faculty — 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Consolation and championship games — 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CCYB presents “Meet the Cardinals” Jan. 31

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Youth Bureau will present the “Meet the Cardinal men’s and women’s basketball teams” event at Memorial Hall Jan. 31.

The teams take on Oneonta with the women’s game at 6 p.m. and the men’s game at 8 p.m.

The youth who wear their county basketball team jersey will receive free admission, a free “Go Cards” wristband and must be accompanied by a paying adult.

There will be an autograph session held with each team. The men will be on hand to meet youth players and sign autographs at halftime of the women’s game.

The Cardinal women will meet the youth players at the conclusion of their game.

Questions may be directed to the Clinton County Youth Bureau at 565-4750.

Payne collects second SUNYAC Player of the Week Award

CORTLAND — Senior Kathleen Payne extended the Plattsburgh State women’s basketball team’s streak of consecutive State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Player of the Week awards to two when the Goshen native picked up her second such accolade of the season announced by the league office Tuesday.

In a pair of conference road engagements last week, the 5-foot-9-inch Payne led Plattsburgh to a 2-0 mark by averaging 22 points per outing.

Down at the Hawk Center in New Paltz Friday, Payne put in 16 points and ran down a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the Cardinals past the defending SUNYAC champions via a 67-60 tally. Through the course of the 40-minute tilt, the senior registered game-highs in assists (five) and steals (four).

The following afternoon, Payne poured in a game-high 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting to push the Cardinals past Oneonta, 70-59. By picking up its second triumph at Oneonta in as many tries, Plattsburgh moved into a tie with Buffalo State for first place in the 10-team SUNYAC.

Payne ranks second in the conference in scoring, netting an average of 19 points per game.

Boasting a 10-3 record, including a 5-1 mark in SUNYAC play, the Cardinals are off to their best start in the history of the program. Those successes have had a lot to do with the great play of Payne, who just needs 37 more points to become the program’s all-time leading scorer.