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Wednesday, April 04, 2007
PSU softball, baseball games postponed

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh State softball coach Sean Cotter has announced that Thursday's home game against Morrisville has been postponed pending bad weather.
The Cardinals and Mustangs are now rescheduled to play at Plattsburgh on Thursday, April 12 at 3 p.m.
Plattsburgh will host St. Lawrence University in its first home game of the season on Tuesday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Plattsburgh State baseball coach Kris Doorey has announced that today's home game against Skidmore has been postponed due to the forecast of bad weather. The Cardinals and Thoroughbreds are now rescheduled to play on Monday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. at Chip Cummings Field.

Winter pool tourney continues this weekend

PLATTSBURGH — The 15th-Annual 8 Ball Billiards Regional Winter Pool Tournament continues this weekend with qualifying at four sites. Play began last weekend.
The top player from each of the eight qualifying sites will advance to the tournament playoffs Saturday, April 14, at 8 Ball Billiards Cafe, Route 9, Plattsburgh. The playoffs will get under way at 1 p.m. with all matches race to 3. The double-elimination finals will be shown on television.
The tournament champion will earn $500 plus a trophy with the runner-up picking up $300 and a trophy. The third-place finisher will receive $200 and a trophy.
The tournament is open to all with entry fee $5. Each finalist will receive a location trophy.
Qualifying Saturday will be at KCS Restaurant, Comstock, at 1 p.m., and Friendly Tavern, Keeseville, at 5 p.m. Qualifying Sunday will be at Champlain VFW 1418 at 1 p.m., and Armond's Place, Rouses Point, at 5 p.m.
In addition to the main event, there will be two tournaments scheduled for finals weekend at 8 Ball Billiards. The Fourth-Annual Hard Luck Pool Tournament will be held Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m. with the field open to all who played at any of the eight first-round locations and who failed to qualify for the playoffs. Entry fee is $10 with all fees returned in the form of cash prizes for the top three places. It will be race to 3, double elimination.
Also, on Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m., 8 Ball Billiards will host the Third-Annual Northern New York Invitational Pool Tournament. It will be open to anyone holding a 2007 Northern New York Tournament ticket. Entry fee will be $10 with all fees returned in the form of cash prizes for the top three places. It will be best two out of three, double elimination.
For more information on any of the tournaments, contact Jay, at 324-7665.

Peru schedules final youth registration

PERU — The Town of Peru Youth Commission will hold final registration for summer activities on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. until noon, at Laphams Mills Recreation Park. Youth activities include arts & crafts, swimming, basketball, wrestling and summer soccer.
T-ball, baseball and softball registration forms are available at the Peru Town Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Participants must live in the town of Peru. For more information, contact John Flynn, Youth Director, at 726-6231.

Airborne modified field for 2007 expanding

PLATTSBURGH — The Airborne Speedway Ernies Tools Modified roster is expanding as new teams register for the 2007 season. Newcomers include Martin Roy, 31, of Napierville, Quebec, a dirt track standout at Autodrome Granby and Drummondville, who competed on the original American Canadian Tour (ACT), Autodrome Granby veteran Richard Chauvin and rookie Zack Baldwin, an Adirondack Karting Association champion from Fort Ann.
Roy's father-in-law and car owner, Jean-Claude Fortin, says it's likely other Quebec teams will file entries soon. Fortin Transport will be Roy's principal sponsor. Fortin was Hall of Famer Jean-Paul Cabana's car owner for many years. Roy was the point leader going into the final race at Granby last year, but early mechanical failure cost him the 2006 track title.
Chauvin, a multi-time feature winner at Granby, will drive a car prepared by Wes Moody of Saranac Lake. Chauvin will be a teammate of Patrick Dupree, who finished third in Modified points in 2006.
Baldwin, 18, will drive a new Bicknell chassis machine sponsored by Top of the World Auto Body of Queensbury and Dale Baldwin Masonry and powered by a motor from engine builder Dan Bedell. His crew includes his father Dale Baldwin, Kevin Blackburn and Phil Blackburn.
Another driver preparing to bid for 2007 Modified Rookie of the Year honors is Spencer Rushlaw of Saranac Lake.
Airborne Speedway will begin its 53rd stock car racing season Saturday, May 12 with the 33rd Furniture World Spring Green ACT Late Model Tour event. All weekly Airborne divisions — the Ernie's Tools Modifieds, J&S Steel Sportsmen, Versatile Trailer Sales Renegades, US Army Warriors and Monster Energy Drink Bombers are also on the opening day card.
For additional information, contact promoter Mike Perrotte at 561-3208 or visit

Mandatory umpires' clinic set for Thursday

PLATTSBURGH — The Lyon Mountain chapter of baseball umpires will hold a mandatory umpires' clinic and meeting on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., at American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh. All members must attend.



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