10 YEARS AGO (2002)
Matt Bezio, quarterback for the state champion Peru Indians, is named New York State Player of the Year in Class B football while teammates Matt St. Clair, Mike Oertel and Chris Brunell also earn first-team honors. Saranac Lake's Evan Kivlen, Kelly Gordon of AuSable Valley, and Ticonderoga's Jason Fish land on the third team.
Jerrad Dumont drops in 27 points, Adam Pelletier adds 17 and Anthony Rushford grabs 18 rebounds to lead Chateaugay to a 57-42 win over Chazy. Mike Barcomb leads the Eagles with 15.
Adam Porter scores 21 points and Jarod Johnson, 19, as Ticonderoga prevails 65-59 to give Coach Mike Graney his first win in Peru. Brandon Keleher leads the Indians with 11.
Amanda Abbott and Erin Beglin each score 12 and Nicole Ottavinia adds 10 to lead Lake Placid to a 51-37 win over Schroon Lake. Jenny Jenks nets 16 for the Wildcats.
Aimee Marsh collects 26 points and 14 rebounds in Westport's win over Crown Point.
20 YEARS AGO (1992)
Tom Welch comes up with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks as Saraanc beats PHS 60-48 to retake the CVAC Div. I lead. Scott Barr adds 13 and Mike Recore, 12, for the Chiefs while freshman Nathan O'Hara leads the Hornets with 16.
Scott LaFountain pumps in 30 points to spark Northeastern Clinton to a 67-57 win over Peru. Tim Sweeney leads the Indians with 22.
Steve Vogel's 18-point effort paces Westport to a 54-51 win over Chazy. Aric Baier leads Chazy with 12.
Doug Allen scores 23 and Randy Pertak, 16, in Crown Point's 73-67 triumph over Elizabethtown-Lewis. Chad Montville leads the Lions with 24.
Pat O'Neil comes through with 44 saves and Mike Jolin scores with 46 seconds left to give PHS a 2-1 win over Potsdam. Jamie Latinville gets the other PHS goal.
Lisa Brelia scores 16 points and Alicia LaValley, 15, as Plattsburgh State slips past Skidmore 56-46.
Tony Strack and Mike Strack each score twice in Lake Placid's 6-1 hockey win over St. Lawrence Central.
25 YEARS AGO (1987)
John Zurlo of Northeastern Clinton is struck in the neck with a stick during a hockey game, causing a wound that requires 12 stitches. The injury prompts renewed discussion on the use of neck guards.
Lori Lafave scores 16 points to go with 9 rebounds as Chazy defeats PHS 45-28. Audra Mazdzer adds 11 points and Sharrie Slosson, 10, while Leigh Ryan leads PHS with 9.
Kathy Lawliss hits for 15 points and the MAI defense limits Katie Ryan to 3 points in a 50-33 victory over Saranac.
Bryan Forkey nets 17 points and Mark Deresky, 16, to send Peru on to a 70-42 win over PHS. Tom Neale leads PHS with 9.
Mike Boulrice tallies 23 points to lead unbeaten Northern Adirondack to a 66-56 win over Moriah. Tim Salerno paces the Vikings with 16.
JoAnn Bethlehem scores 8 points in Elizabethtown-Lewis's 30-22 victory over Westport. Karen Walker leads the Eagles with 11.
30 YEARS AGO (1982)
Jimmy Provost and Troy Revette each net 12 points to lead Saranac to a 40-39 win over PHS. Angelo Sutton scores 14 points and grabs 15 rebounds for PHS.
Matt Dumas tallies 16 points as Keene uses a big finish to defeat Elizabethtown-Lewis 56-50. Robert Wolf leads the Lions with 24.
Ed Castine pours in 27 points to lead Beekmantown to an 83-50 win over Northeastern Clinton. Gerry Danussi chips in with 10 points and 14 rebounds while Jim Anctil paces the Cougars with 27 points.
Ray Drake scores 24 points to lead AuSable Valley over St. John's 68-64.
Kevin Quinn, standout lineman for the St. John's Irish, is named to the First Team All-New York in football.
Phil Hewitt's goal with less than a minute to play sparks PHS to a 7-5 win over MAI. Mike LaBarre scores 3 for the Hornets.
Kirk Little, Frank Miller, Robin Weeden, Terry Guay and Bill Plympton all score goals as St. John's rallies from a 3-1 deficit to defeat Northeastern Clinton 5-3. John Hack scores twice for the Cougars while Scott LaBombard gets the other goal.
40 YEARS AGO (1972)
Former MAI standout Gregg Ducatte starts at safety for Penn State in the Nittany Lions' 30-6 win over Texas in the Cotton Bowl.
Dave Sprague makes 2 free throws with 35 seconds left to give Moriah a 61-60 win over PHS. Tom Nels leads the Vikings with 21 while Billy Sorrell scores 26 for the Hornets.
Chris Murnane scores 18 points and Greg Buckley, 16, as St. John's holds off Peru 59-53. John Zerrahn leads the Indians with 21 while Mike Washington limits Irish ace Mickey Carpenter to 3 points.
Dave Olcott nets 20 to lead Elizabethtown-Lewis to a 64-35 win over Chazy. John Riley leads Chazy with 11.
Dwayne Macey hits for 17 points to lead Plattsburgh High to a 41-35 win over Saranac. Butch Butchino paces the Chiefs with 17.
50 YEARS AGO (1962)
Tom McFadden drops in 25 points and John deGrandpre, 14, to lead the St. John's Alumni to a 70-55 win over OLVA in the final of the March of Dimes Tournament. Lefty Tessier leads the Purple Foxes with 14 while Wayne King nets 11.
Earl Denicore tallies 13 points and Richie Daul, 11, to lead Dannemora to a 48-42 triumph over AuSable Forks in the final of the St. Pius X Basketball Tournament. Steve Snow nets 12 for AuSable.
Jerry Juntunen fires in 44 points and Rich Lightmore, 17, as the Lyon Mountain town team defeats Altona 99-94 to take over first in the Border League. Terry Burnell nets 29 for Altona.
Bob Cole, Carl Goddeau, Tom Goddeau, Mike Rock, Joe Mitchell, Everett Goddeau and Gary Lavarnway all register pins in Saranac's 52-0 wrestling victory over Keeseville.
Marvin Patnode's clutch free throws lift Plattsburgh High to a 56-54 overtime victory over OLVA. Fran Wilkins scores 15, Rodney Shea, 13, and Martin Bernstein, 10, for PHS while Denny Ward leads OLVA with 20.
60 YEARS AGO (1952)
Jerry Dufort's 23-point effort spurs St. Joseph's to a 56-54 victory over Keeseville. Trombley nets 15 in a losing cause.
John H. Smart, 91, believed to be the father of the baseball curve ball, dies. He played for the Saranac Lake Eagles in 1880.
Craig tosses in 17 points to lead Moriah past Willsboro 53-34.
Lefty Tessier hits for 13 points and Dick Cusprinie, 12, to lead OLVA over Rouses Point 40-34. MacCallum nets 11 for Rouses Point.
70 YEARS AGO (1942)
Blaine scores 6 points to lead Champlain to the biggest upset of the YMCA City League basketball season, a 24-23 win over Plattsburgh Business Institute. Butterworth nets 9 for PBI.
H. Dragoon tallies 14 points and Golden, 11, to spark Home Circle to a 38-26 triumph over Dannemora. Gilroy scores 10 for Dannemora.
Pepper pumps in 17 points and McGowan, 11, as Ayerst rallies to beat the Burlington Bushwhackers 36-27.