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Friday, April 20, 2007
Adirondack Golf to hold Northern Shootout

PERU — The first annual Northern Shootout will be held at Adirondack Golf Course on Friday, May 18.
The two-man scramble will begin a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and there will be a minimum 10-handicap per team.
Prizes: First Place-$1,700; Second Place- $1,000; Third Place- $700; Fourth Place- $200. Prizes depend on a 36-team field and are subject to change depending on team entries.
Entry fees are $83 for nonmembers and $68 for members. Entry forms can be obtained at Adirondack Golf Course or by calling Lenny at 562-1515 or Tony at 524-5908. Entry forms and fees must be turned in by 11 a.m. May 10.

ADK chapter schedules clean-up, Miner walk
PLATTSBURGH — The public is invited to join the Algonquin Chapter of the ADK Sunday in a clean-up of downtown Plattsburgh parks to celebrate Earth Day. Participants should wear work gloves and can climb the monument afterward. The leader will be Jim Bailey, 563-5794.
On Sunday, April 29, the Algonquin Chapter will host a walking tour of the Miner Institute Flat Rock lands in West Chazy. The trip will be lead by Dr. James C. Dawson, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Plattsburgh State.
All participants should bring a lunch and should wear sturdy shoes. We will hike a seven- or eight-mile loop over unimproved roads with some optional side excursions. Dress for the weather and bring extra water.
Participants will learn about William H. Miner and his hydropower experiments as well as the geological (bedrock and glacial) history of our North Country region. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Hannaford parking lot. The public is welcome.
Call Ann Novoselec, at 846-7098, by April 26.

North Bowl Pro Shop wins classic league

PLATTSBURGH — North Bowl Pro Shop, led by strong performances from the trio of Chris Raville, Steve Stone and Mike Watts, Jr., won the championship in the Wednesday Night Classic at North Bowl Lanes.
Dragoon's Farm Equipment and Team #4 ended up tied for second place.

Top series
Mike Watts, Jr., 620. Mark Dragoon, 671. Wayne Dragoon, 611. Steve Steele, 660. James Peryea, 613. Chuck Kirk, 677. Dave Bresett, 677. Clint Cowan, 638. Dan Dragoon, 650. Dave Alford, 628. Bob Mihal, 720. Terry Brunet, 682. Nick Bouyea, 633. Maria Martino, 612. Richard Coss, 669. Duane Hartson, 649.

Strong finish for NASTAR at Whiteface

WILMINGTON — The NASTAR program at Whiteface from completing a successful 2006-07 campaign. The Olympic Mountain ranked first in the mid-Atlantic region and 11th nationally in racer days by season's end.
NASTAR stands for National Standard Race and incorporates national handicaps for recreational skiers and boarders, thus allowing for racers of different abilities to compete fairly.
This winter, Whiteface saw 3,775 racer days, leading to 9,596 starts. Nationally, Whiteface stood 11th and was one of only two eastern resorts to crack the top 17 across the country.
The NASTAR course is set on the intermediate Tower 10 hill at Lower Valley.
Although NASTAR is no longer offered at Whiteface this year, the perennial World Cup site will open Friday through Sunday, April 20-22, with virtually the entire resort available for skiing and riding. Three lifts will operate: the Face Lift high speed quad, Summit quad, and Little Whiteface double chair.
For information on conditions and trails, log on to

Willsboro golf course to open today

WILLSBORO — Willsboro Golf Course will be opening for the 2007 season on Friday, April 20. Riding carts will be available the first week in May, weather permitting.

AuSable Valley seeks Hall of Fame nominations

CLINTONVILLE — The Hall of Fame committee from AuSable Valley will be accepting nominations for the 2007 class until June 30.

Ultimate Disk progam looking for teams

JAY — The Jay/Black Brook Youth Commission is looking for 17- and 18-year-old boys and girls to participate in the new summer program Ultimate Disk presented by the Clinton County Youth Bureau. It is a free six-week frisbee program to run in June and July.
The teams need to be coed. You are allowed to form your own team. For more information, contact Wayne Duprey, at 647-5174, or e-mail the youth commission at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Little League tryouts, draft this weekend

PLATTSBURGH — Tryouts for Plattsburgh Little League's Major Division will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at South Acres park rather than Penfield Park. Athletes should arrive 10 minutes early.
Any athlete not signed up may do so at this time. All athletes must be at least nine as of May 1, but under the age of 13 prior to May 1.
The draft date for the major and minor divisions will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. All coaches must attend.

PSU hockey banquet set for Saturday
PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh State will hold a banquet Saturday to honor the women's hockey team, which claimed the Division III national championship last month.
The community-wide dinner, hosted by President John Ettling and his wife, Lisa Lewis, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Angell College Center.
The cost for the reception and dinner is $25 per person, $10 for children ages 3-12 and free to children under three. Tickets will be sold at the door or can be purchased in advance at the Information Desk at Angell College Center.
Individuals, corporations and businesses interested in assisting the College in recognizing the athletes and coach Kevin Houle may sponsor this event by making a tax-deductible, charitable gift of $250 to the Plattsburgh College Foundation. Sponsorship checks made payable to the Foundation may be mailed to 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Sponsorship gifts may also be made online at by indicating "Women's Ice Hockey Championship" in the memo field under additional information.

Johnsons, Nash, Doan compete in nationals

KILLINGTON, Vt. — With the K2 Cabrawler's under their ski boots, current NYSEF athlete Lars Johnson, and NYSEF alumnae Kara Johnson and Kenna Nash managed to compete against America's best at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Skiing Championships in Killington, Vt. recently.
Johnson currently holds the 63rd position in the U.S. for dual moguls and 58th for Moguls. Johnson's sister, Kara, is 54th in dual moguls and 29th for moguls while Plattsburgh's Kenna Nash, a student at the University of Colorado, currently is 17th in dual moguls and 24th in Moguls.
Hannah Doan, of Lake Placid, managed to place sixth in the nationals in half pipe and is currently 7th in the U.S.

Horeshoe league forming

WEST PLATTSBURGH — The Fountain Brothers American Legion Post 1619 will hold a Wednesday night horseshoe league starting Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Competitors will draw partners. Sign up at the Legion or call Gary Giles at 561-0216.

YMCA registering for t-ball, coach pitch

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh YMCA is registering for its t-ball and Coach Pitch leagues, which will start May 12 at Blumette Park on Sandra Ave. in Plattsburgh. Children from all area communities are welcome to participate.
The practice/games will run for 60-90 minutes on Saturday mornings for 8 weeks. The three-five-year-old youths will go from 9-10:15 a.m. with the children ages 6-7 playing from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
All children will receive a t-shirt, hat and trophy. Volunteer coaches will be needed for this program.
The deadline for registration is May 7. Register at the YMCA or download form at: For more information, call the YMCA 561-4290.

North Bowl to host Youth Singles shootout

PLATTSBURGH — North Bowl Lanes will hold a Youth Singles Shootout Tournament on Sunday with qualifying shifts from noon-2:15 p.m. Qualifying will consist of four games across eight lanes. The top 15 will qualify with the top qualifier receiving a first-round bye.
Entry fee is $25 and first place will be $100. The tournament will be single elimination.

Peru schedules final registration

PERU — The Town of Peru Youth Commision will hold final registration for its summer activities Saturday, April 28, at Laphams Mills Recreation Park from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, contact John Flynn at 726-6231.



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