LAKE PLACID — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has announced that Whiteface and Gore Mountains have extended the 2006-07 skiing and riding season one more weekend.Whiteface, located in Wilmington, and Gore, located in North Creek, are closed through Thursday but will re-open Friday, April 20 and run through April 22. Both mountains will be open from 8:30 a.m.—4 pm. Whiteface will have the outdoor barbeque fired up as well.Whiteface has received more than two feet of new snow in the past week, while Gore has received more than a foot with more on the way.The Olympic Mountain in Wilmington will offer three lifts: Face Lift quad, Summit Quad and the Little Whiteface double chair.For the latest ski and ride conditions visit www.whiteface.com and www.goremountain.com.
PLATTSBURGH — The 31st-Annual Northern New York 8-Ball Championships will be held Friday through Sunday at the Comfort Inn Grand Ballroom and Conference Center in Plattsburgh.The qualifying stages have covered nine weeks of play — eight weeks of single-elimination round competition and one week of a double-elimination round to determine the two players who will become each sponsoring location's finalists.There will be more than $7,000 in prizes and awards paid out at the finals.The weekend scheduleFriday night — Speed Pool and Mini TournamentsSaturday — Main 8-ball event, 10 a.m. start; Speed Pool finals, approximately, 4 p.m.Saturday night — Mini tournaments, starting time TBA.Sunday — Open 9-Ball event.
PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State at St. Michael's College baseball doubleheader, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 28, has been rescheduled for Monday, April 30, beginning at 2 p.m.
ELLENBURG CENTER — The Northern Adirondack Central Bobcat Booster Club will hold its monthly meeting today, at 6:30, in the high-school cafeteria. Any new members interested in joining are encouraged to attend.
PLATTSBURGH — The following sports events will be televised by North Country Cable Network on Charter Communications public-access channel (Channel 15):Thursday, at 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight — 2000 Semi-Pro Football: Glove Cities Colonials at Lake City Stars.Friday, at 1 p.m. and midnight — Professional wrestling: The Grapple for the Big Apple, held at Champlain Centre on Oct. 20, 2001.Friday, at 6:30 p.m. — CVAC girls' basketball: Saranac at Plattsburgh, junior varsity game, followed by varsity game.Saturday and Sunday — Replay of Friday's schedule
SARANAC — The Town of Saranac will holding its last registration for summer sports and swimming lessons Thursday, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Town Hall. Parents are asked to make an effort to register their your child(ren) at this time.
PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Babe Ruth baseball will hold its final registration for all new and returning players Thursday, from 5-7 p.m., at Stafford Middle School. Any player age 13-15 is eligible to register.The cost is $55 for city residents and $85 for non-residents. Proof of age and residency will be required. A limited number of spots are available.For more information, contact Jim Barcomb, at 562-0224.
CHAMPLAIN — Bowl Mart Lanes will hold a benefit tournament Friday, at 8 p.m., with participants rolling two games of 9-pin and two games of 3-6-9. It will be a singles tournament offering a special prize for the first 300 game bowled in 3-6-9.The handicap event is open to men and women with the entry fee $20 per bowler. For more information, call Bowl Mart, at 297-6106, or Lee, at 236-6956.
PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Tennis Association Men's Summer Tennis League will start on Wednesday, May 30, at 5:30 p.m., with matches scheduled for every Wednesday. It will run until Wednesday, Sept. 5.Anyone interested in joining a team should contact Bob Garrow, at 563-2419.
LAKE PLACID — Kid Fit Tumbling returns to the Lake Placid Olympic Center's Lussi Rink, beginning Monday, April 23.During these weekly sessions, youngsters 18 months to 13 years of age will be introduced to tumbling and basic gymnastics skills. The goal of the program is to develop strength, flexibility and coordination while simultaneously building self-confidence.The sessions will be held each Monday from April 23 through June 4 and will be led by instructors Mary Heverly and Donna Walsh. Kid Fit Tumbling will move to Wednesday for the weeks of May 14 and 28.Adults are asked to make reservations by calling the Olympic Center Box Office at 523-3330.The following schedule will be offered:€¢ Tiny Tots will be held at 10 a.m. for children 18 months to two years of age (45 minutes in length)€¢ Tots will be offered at 11 a.m. for kids two to three and a half years of age (45 minutes)€¢ Kinder Gym will be for children three and a half to five years of age at 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.(1 hour each)€¢ Wiggle and Roll is scheduled at 4 p.m. for five to eight year olds (1 hour)
€¢ Flips is presented for nine to 13 year olds at 5 p.m. (1 hour)