Looking Back (April 19-25)
Saranac Lake's Jim Daunais pitches a no-hitter in a 2-0 loss to Tupper Lake. Chris Tarbox scatters 6 hits for the win.Gretchen Morris pitches a 3-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Danielle Waldron collects 4 hits to lead Plattsburgh High to a 8-0 win over Beekmantown.Stacy Boudrias scores 14 goals in the 4-game tournament and North Country Community College tops Ohio State 6-2 in the final to win the Women's National Club Hockey championship.Nick Fortunatus, Lucas Brock, Dan Gereau and Nate Lucas all are named to the All-State team in basketball.Jody Harrington tosses a 3-hitter with 15 strikeouts to lead Crown Point to a 3-0 win over Lake Placid. Wyatt Cassidy pitches a 4-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the Blue Bombers.Travis Bashaw wins 3 events and Townsend Williams, 2, to lead Peru to a 66-65 win over PHS in boys' track & field. Charles Belton is a 4-time winner for the Hornets.
Plattsburgh High's Tommy Neale and Saranac Lake's Scott Moody pitch no-hitters on the same day in CVAC baseball.Peru's Tony Montemorra wins the 100-meter dash in 11.2 seconds and places second in the 200 at 23.3 in the Guilderland Invitational. Todd Furnia captures the long jump (21-7) and Jeff Way wins the shot put (43-10). Montemorra, Furnia, Shannon Brown and Will Washington win the 400-meter relay in 45.1.Steve Szydlik wins the Annual 5K Heart Run in 16:18.
Andy Light, Kevin McGraw and Ron Bishop sweep the singles to lead Beekmantown to a 4-1 win over PHS in tennis.Peru's Phil Plotas pitches a no-hitter against Moriah with Pete Ewald and Mike Henrich rapping out two hits apiece for the Indians.Jim Anctil pitches a 3-hitter with 10 strikeouts as defending CVAC champ Northeastern Clinton opens with a 7-0 win over Ticonderoga. Kevin Rabideau, Dan Magee and Anctil each get two hits.
30 YEARS AGO (1977)Alan MacDonald and freshman Randy Salerno knock in 3 runs apiece with 3 hits to lead Moriah to an 8-3 win over Hudson Falls. Charles O'Neill pitches a 2-hitter with 8 strikeouts for the Vikings.Dave Rihm shoots a 74 and Mike Shpur, a 78, to lead Plattsburgh State to a 322-344 victory over the University of Vermont in men's golf.Brian Powers turns in a stellar performance in goal to lead The Store Tavern to a third-place finish in the 24-team Biddeford (Me.) Broomball Invitational.
The Saranac Chiefs open the season with victories over St. Pius (12-1) and Beekmantown (8-1). Tommy Hackett strikes out 21 while pitching a 4-hitter in the opener as Frank Darrah raps a home run and 2 singles. Butch Dubray has two hits, including a triple, and Larry Collins pitches a 3-hitter in the win over Beekmantown. Ernie Denny's RBI singles accounts for the Eagles' run.The Plattsburgh Rugby Football Club, preparing for its home opener, features former MAI football standouts Dick Sabourin and Mike Proctor.
Former OLVA great Lefty Tessier figures to see plenty of playing time on the mound or in the outfield with St. Michael's College.St. John's coach Barry Branon receives an invitation to enter a team of high-school players and post-graduates in the Quebec Senior Baseball League.The City Softball League organizes for the new season with the following teams and representatives: Imperial (Clarence Bouyea), Condo's (Francis Golden), Schaefer's (Ed Brown), American Legion (Paul Vallieres), Diamond Match (Dave Scales), Genesee (Leroy Brown) and Keeseville (Pat Carver).
James Olivetti, 84, longtime Clinton County harness-racing enthusiast, dies.The Lyon Mountain mine defeats Truscon-Cleveland to win the Republic Steel Corp. Bowling Championship. Bob Chase rolls a 232 game to lead Lyon Mountain. Also on the winning team are Charles "Doc" Powell, William Linney, Slavin Chase, Charles Welch, Joe Tolosky, Anthony Tarasavage, William Bassett, Anthony Shusda and Vic Rodriguez.Ivan Scheier of Plattsburgh makes the tennis team at Union College while Paul Gordon, also of Plattsburgh, wins the 125-135-pound title in the Union intramural wrestling championships.
Dunton, Baker, Duffany, Hickey and Nichols are hitting stars as the Plattsburgh High Alumni defeats the varsity 15-9 in baseball. Bremser is the top batsman for the varsity.Spinks, Duquette and Dragoon lead the St. Peter's Sluggers to a 29-20 win over the MAI 7th-graders, who feature Mayer, LaBarge and Rougeau.Bep Repas of Plattsburgh receives a letter for playing basketball at Cornell University.Irving Breyette, 16, of Morrisonville, shoots a 9-pound pickerel in Kings Bay just hours after purchasing his license.