POINT AU ROCHE — Shana Fessette-Hileman was first across the finish line in 35 minutes, 17 seconds at Saturday's April Fool's (Leprechaun Leap) Four-Mile Fun Run/Walk. The event was hosted by the Northern Lights Track Club and held under perfect weather conditions. Previously scheduled for St. Patrick's Day, the race was postponed due to the St. Patrick's Day snow storm. Age-group winners took home fresh pies, and five lucky runners who most closely predicted their finishing times, took home some well-deserved cash. Additional information is available at www.nlrunners.com.April Fool's Fun Run/WalkShana Fessette-Hileman, 35:17Tracey Coughlin, 35:26Mathew Dalton, 35:26Dave Dalton, 35:28Ed Conroy, 36:01Lisa Allen, 36:54Leanne Macey, 37:45Heather Lauzer, 37:56Megan Jensen, 38:53Sara Hammel, 38:54Kathy Mulholland, 39:52Tammy McCadam, 40:17Virginia Hewett, 40:17Bobbi Reeves, 40:38:Jean Laverdune, 41:03Caitlin Moore, 42:07Sarah Sames, 42:33Kellie Racette, 42:34Rose Anderson, 42:41Christine Tedford, 42:43Erin Sears, 43:18Marty Connell, 46:17Kimberly Kleist, 52:27WalkersJoseph Suruda, 41:44Crystal Rodarte, 50:27Cathy Hanshaw, 53:36Victoria Rodarte, 57:26Susan Parent, 61:43Paul Parent, 61:43:05
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — AuSable Valley's Dustin Frederick, who had already secured All-American honors for the second year in a row, finished in fourth place at 285 pounds over the weekend in the High School Junior National Wrestling Championships.More than 40 wrestlers competed in Frederick's weight class.Frederick posted a 3-1 victory over Pennsylvania's Nick Cook to advance to the third- and fourth-place match. There, Frederick dropped a 3-2 decision to Ohio's John Hiles.New York State finished second in the final team standings with 195.5 points. Pennsylvania was the winner with 218 points.
LAKE PLACID — Bill Dearborn won gold in the Senior Masters division in the Adirondack Luge Club's annual Club Race at the Olympic Combined track at Mt. Van Hovenberg March 24.Races were contested in two heats in three divisions and one heat for the Adult-Child Adirondack Cha Senior Masters (46 and older), Masters (19-45), Juniors (18 and younger) and the inaugural Adirondack Challenge featuring the combined times of one run for Masters and one for a Junior slider.Dearborn won his race in 1:35.246. Michaela Harlow claimed Master gold in 1:33.825, and Vincent Simkin won the Juniors division with a time of 1:34.564.Vincent and Don Simkin teamed up to earn gold in the Adirondack Challenge in 1:35.958.Senior MastersGold- Bill Dearborn (Epsom, N.H.), 1:35.246Silver-Ted Elmendorf (Peru), 1:37.691Bronze- Hank Haberle (Fitzwilliam, N.H.), 1:40.642MastersGold- Michaela Harlow (Lake Placid), 1:33.825Silver- Jim Murphy (Brookline, N.H.), 1:35.148Bronze- Brett West (Ridgefield, CT), 1:41.208Juniors Gold- Vincent Simkins (Youngsville), 1:34.564Silver- Tucker West (Ridgefield, CT), 1:42.156Bronze- Elizabeth Leff (Lake Placid), 1:43.574Adirondack ChallengeGold-Team Simkin: Vincent and Don Simkin (Youngsville), 1:35.958Silver-Team Leff: Elizabeth Leff (Lake Placid) and Jim Murphy (Brookline, N.H.), 1:39.054Bronze- Team West: Tucker and Brett West (Ridgefield, CT), 1:40.469
PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for Girls' Softball. There is no fee for this program. Registration is open to City residents only. Deadline for registration is May 4, and registrations are being accepted at the REcreation Department office located at 52 U.S. Oval from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.Age groupsGrasshopper, age 7-9 (born on/after Aug. 1, 1997 and on/before July 31, 2000)Pee Wee, age 10-12 (born on/after Aug. 1, 1994 and on/before July 31, 1997)PONY, age 13-16 (born on/after Aug. 1, 1990 and on/before July 31, 1994)
PLATTSBURGH — Former Plattsburgh High School great Matt Rivers homered to lock up playoff Most Valuable Player honors as Subject to Blackout edged Rick's Lock & Key, 3-2, in the championship game of the City of Plattsburgh Wiffleball League.Former Beekmantown Central School great Alex Cole added two hits for Subject to Blackout. Stefan Polny led Rick's Lock & Key with two hits, including a home run.In the semifinals, Subject to Blackout blacked out Brett's Bombers, 16-2, Rivers rapped out three hits, including a home run, as did Champlain Valley Baseball League standout pitcher Jeff Norton. Jordan Maille and Brian Mehan, a couple of long-ball threats, each homered in the victory. Brett Long and Scott Stevens rapped two hits each for Brett's Bombers.In the other semifinal, Polny and Sean Howie accounted for two hits, including a home run, each as Rick's Lock & Key locked out the Fourth Ward, 7-0. Nick Walker and Gus Terry had singles for the lone hits for the Fourth Ward.In addition to playoff MVP Rivers, other individual awards included: Kevin Leavine, league MVP; Jim Manchester, home run champion; and Stevens, hits champion.