PSU earns SUNYAC Men's lacrosse awards

FREDONIA — Kyle Norchi of the Plattsburgh State lacrosse team has been named State University of New York Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending March 20. Goalkeeper Danny Caufield was also named SUNYAC Goalie of the Week.

A senior attack from Hauppauge, Norchi led the Cardinals' offense in each of their three games last week.

In a 19-9 win over Birmingham-Southern College, Norchi totaled seven points on four goals and three assists. Two days later against Guilford College, Norchi netted four goals and added a helper in a 19-8 win. In the week's finale, Norchi exploded for six goals and an assist in the Cardinals' 16-6 win against Montclair State.

A junior from Rochester, Caufield was a rock in net for the Cardinals in a 3-0 week, making a combined 32 saves, including a season-high 17 against Birmingham-Southern Monday. Through five games this season, he has amassed 56 saves in his first season as the Cardinals' full-time starter.

The Cardinals are 4-1 to open the 2011 season and play their home-opener Wednesday, March 23, against St. Michael's College at 7 p.m. at the Field House Lacrosse Complex.

Hart tosses 803 series at North Bowl

PLATTSBURGH — Kevin Hart, using his new Track 715T bowling ball for the first time in league play, rolled a 237-278-288-803 series while bowling for Pinned to the Wall in the Mainely Lobster Mixed League on March 15 at North Bowl Lanes.

Chazy U14 girls bow in semifinals

CLAYTON — The Chazy Youth Hockey girls U14 team made it to the semifinal round before bowing in the state championships in Clayton last weekend.

The Flyers opened the tournament in sound fashion defeating Camillus 7-3 behind four goals from Kallie Villemaire. In the second game, the Flyers dropped a 3-2 decision to the undefeated Buffalo Regals.

In the final round-robin match, Chazy tied Jefferson 2-2, but advanced to the playoffs over the Jaguars by virtue of scoring first in the tie game.

In the semi-final, Chazy dropped a 6-1 decision to eventual state champions Rome.

Team members include Alyssa Murphy, Kayleigh Bell, Lauren O'Connor, Kinnan Latremore, Brielle Carnright, Amy LoTemplio, Darian Carey, Kallie Villemaire, Kiley Regan, Katie Uliva, Clara Giroux, Emily Kneifel, Asia Harris-Relation, Olivia Blais, Carlee Casey and Kara Barber.

The team was coached by Curtis Latremore, Willie Giroux, Mark Blais and Matt Bell.

Lydon member of state hockey title team

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. — Brenden Lydon, a former student at St. Peter's and Seton Catholic who began his hockey career with Plattsburgh Youth Hockey, is a defenseman for Marblehead High School that recently won the Massachusetts Division III North Hockey Championship.

Lydon played this past weekend at the Boston Garden for the Massachusetts state championship. He was grateful for the coaching he received from Matt Tolosky, Robin Bechard, Joe Cartier and Nick DeMarte in PYH and had such local standouts as Frank Buksa, Shayne Peterson and Kyle Carpenter as teammates.

Whiteface begins zero-sort recycling

WILMINGTON — Skiers and riders at Whiteface Mountain can dump their recyclables into the same bin. Separating out glass from plastic from paper recyclables is now a thing of the past as the Olympic mountain has switched over to "zero-sort" recycling.

Partnering with Casella Waste Systems, the "zero-sort" recycling system allows people to put all of the recyclables together, in a single bin, no more sorting.

Ninety-six gallon wheeled recycling bins will be placed throughout the mountain's base lodge and from there, the recyclable material will be transported the Casella's Chittenden Solid Waste District Materials Recovery Facility, in Burlington, Vt., and processed through automated sorting equipment.

M'ville angler takes first in Schroon derby

SCHROON LAKE — Daniel Seymour of Morrisonville took first place in the lake trout competition during the Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club's annual Ice Fishing Derby held March 5-6. Despite the snow, wind and cold weather, 412 anglers took part.

Seymour hauled in a 7.83-pound laker to finish first while Jim Derrick of Hadley checked in with the heaviest northern pike, 11.90 pounds. Larry Rabine of Fort Edward netted a 6-pound salmon while Kay Dorrah of Queensbury landed the biggest perch, 1.63 pouns. Rick Daughty of Cumberland, Me. hooked the top pickerel, weighing 2.72 pounds.

Kaleb Bruce of Ticonderoga came in third for northern pike with a 3.77-pound catch.

The Pack Basket raffle was won by Wayne Welch of Schroon Lake. The Carhart Jacket went to Matt Savarie of Severance, the jet sled to Nicole Plumstead of Schroon Lake, and the portable shanty to Bill Sutfin of Schroon Lake. Michael Buysse of Keene Valley won the ice auger.

Clinton County offering free Zumba classes

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Youth Bureau will offer free Zumba classes every Wednesday, from March 16 through April 6, in the Old Courthouse Building (133 Margaret Street) in the second floor meeting room from 5 to 6 p.m.

Participants must be ages 14 to 21 and must register by 4 p.m. the day of the class. Participants should dress comfortably and wear proper athletic footwear. To register or for further information contact the Youth Bureau at 565-4750.

Adirondack Avalanche to hold meeting

CLINTONVILLE — Organizers of the Adirondack Avalanche Boys' Basketball Camp and traveling team for boys ages 14 to 17 from the AuSable Valley Central School District will hold a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the AuSable Valley Gymnasium.

The five-night camp will cost $100 (due the first night of camp) and will serve as the tryouts for the travel team. The travel team will play in five tournaments.

If selected for the 12-player travel team, the cost will be $200 (for a total of $300 for camp/travel).

The five tournament dates are as follows: Lake Champlain Lakers, Plattsburgh April 30 and May 1; Hudson Valley Community College, May 14 and 15; Potsdam State, June 3-4; Siena College, Albany, June 11-12; and North Country Community College, June 18-19.

For more information, contact Randy Douglas at 647-2204, or Jamie Douglass at 946-7131.

Coed basketball league forming

PLATTSBURGH — A coed basketball league is now forming at the Wellness Center at PARC and is need of teams to complete an eight-team league.

For more information call Samantha Donahue at 324-2024.

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