WILMINGTON — Whiteface Mountain Ski Area announced Friday that it has postponed its annual pond-skimming contest from today to next Saturday, April 14, due to winter's return.The Olympic Mountain has received more than six inches of fresh snow during the past 48 hours, adding to the snow base of 18-27 inches. The spring skiing and riding continues through April 15 and there are currently 44 open trails serviced by four lifts. The forecast calls for more snow showers throughout the weekend.The pond-skimming competition will now begin at 12:30 p.m. on April 14, outside the base lodge area. This free event is open to skiers and riders and competitors will be judged on Distance, Splash, Best Costume and more. Registration will take place from 9—11:30 a.m.
Whiteface will host an Easter service, breakfast buffet and Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 8. The non-denominational service will begin at 8 a.m. in the Ausable Room, followed by a breakfast buffet from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Lookout Café. The buffet includes eggs, bacon, sausage, carved honey glazed ham, waffle station with assorted fruit toppings, fresh pastries as well as hot and cold beverages. Cost is $14.95 for adults while kids 12 and under are $6.95.The Whiteface Easter Egg Hunt will begin at the Main Base Lodge area at 11 a.m. for kids ages 7-12 and at noon for those 6 and under. More than 2,500 eggs will be scattered at Whiteface with the Golden Egg containing the special prize of a free junior (7-12) season pass for the 2007-2008 ski and ride season. For those 6 and under, the Silver Egg features a prize just for them.
SARANAC LAKE — Boyer's Trash, trailing 4-1, won nine consecutive matches on its way to the Saranac Lake Pool League championship Thursday night in a best-of-three series with the Vets Club.Boyer's went up 9-4 before the Vets Club rallied to within the next two matches. However, Shawn Boyer then sank the 8 ball to clinch the title in an 11-6 victory.
PLATTSBURGH — The following sports events will be televised by North Country Cable Network on Charter Communications public-access channel (channel 15):Today, at 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight — Malone Figure Skating Club's 2007 Show - "Jukebox Jingles".Sunday — Replay of Saturday's schedule.Monday, at 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight — "The Bryan Benway Show", host Bryan Benway talks college basketball with Plattsburgh State coaches Tom Curle and Cheryl Cole.Tuesday — Replay of Monday's schedule.Wednesday, at 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. — Northern Football Conference: Massena at Beekmantown.Thursday, at 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight — Plattsburgh Youth Hockey: Mite B Division, Chazy Flyers at Plattsburgh Roadrunners.Monday, at 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight — "The Bryan Benway Show", host Bryan Benway talks college hockey with Plattsburgh State coaches Bob Emery and Kevin Houle.Tues, April 17 — Replay of Monday's schedule.
PLATTSBURGH — The deadline for returning the Press-Republican spring coaching forms, which have been sent to area high school athletic directors, is next Tuesday.For more information, contact the P-R sports department, at 565-4124.
PLATTSBURGH — The first annual Hockey Plus fundraiser dinner will be held Sunday, April 29, at Meron's from 4-6 p.m. The dinner benefits the Hockey Plus baseball team in the Champlain Valley Baseball League.The dinner, which costs $12 per person and is free for children 12 and under, includes hors d'oeuvres, buffet-style dinner and a refreshment at the bar. Tickets for the dinner, which is also available for take-out, can be obtained by contacting Hockey Plus players or coaches. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event.There will also be a raffle drawing, featuring 25 prizes and over $700 in merchandise. Raffle tickets can be purchased from Hockey Plus players and coaches, as well as at the dinner.Raffle prizes for the dinner have been donated by Lee Kitchen, Carpet and Appliance, Malone Golf Club, JC Penny, Plattsburgh YMCA, Coca-Cola, Plattsburgh Distributing, Bill McBride Chevrolet, Knight Cadillac, North Bowl Lanes, Hockey Plus, Maggy Marketplace, Cadyville Gulf, Wal Mart, Lashway's Meat Market, Subway and Cricket's.All Hockey Plus players are asked to be present by 3:30 p.m. to help out with the dinner.
ALTONA — The Altona Youth Commission will be holding sign-ups for any kids interested in playing t-ball, baseball, softball and soccer.The sign-ups will be held Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Altona Town Hall. If you are unable to attend, or would like more information, call Jared Peryea, at 236-4641.
PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Youth Bureau will present a free "Principles of Healthy Coaching Workshop" for youth sports coaches on Wednesday, May 9, from 6-9 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Old County Courthouse Building at 133 Margaret Street.This workshop, sponsored by The Adirondack Safe Kids Coalition, will feature Mark Donnelly, longtime Plattsburgh High School athletic trainer/coach, speaking about: young athletes' physiology; use and abuse of supplements and energy drinks; principles of proper nutrition and hydration; diagnosis of head and soft tissue injuries; how young athletes heal; proper use of heat and ice: and principles of conditioning and setting proper age appropriate practice parameters.Pre-registration is required. Call the Clinton County Youth Bureau, at 565-4750 to register or for more information.
PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Babe Ruth Baseball will be holding its final registration for all new and returning players on Monday, April 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Stafford Middle School.Any player age 13-15 is eligible to register. The cost is $55 for city residents and $85 for non-city residents. Proof of age and residency is required, A limited number of spots are available.For more information on the sign-ups, call Jim Barcomb, at 562-0224.
PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh is now accepting registration for all the programs offered by this department throughout the summer and fall. Programs include baseball, softball, t-ball, swimming, fall soccer and many others.Summer brochures are being mailed to all homeowners in the town and are also available at the town office during regular business hours. Registrations will be accepted through April 30. Any registrations received after this date will be placed on a waiting list. All participants must register to play in the town they reside in before seeking a release to play elsewhere.Parents and guardians must sign the registration forms, which can either be downloaded from the town website: townofplattsburgh.org, or forms can be picked up, fillwed out and dropped off at the following locations: Cadyville Gulf, Wooden Ski & Wheel, Cumberland Bay Market, Bill's Mini-Mart, Ukie's Store in Buckley's Plaza, Nadim's Store, Wallace Hill Park (drop box on the building) or the lobby of the town office.Anyone interested in coaching or in becoming a paid offcial for games should call the recreation department, at 562-6860, between 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.