Kendo and iaido restart in Canton on Sept. 8
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 5:21 pm

CANTON – Kendo and iaido weekly classes are restarting this fall with first class on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at St. Lawrence University Newell Field House, and registration closing the second week of September. Classes are open to the community as well as students.

Kendo, the art of Japanese fencing, is Japan's elite and most popular martial art. Iaido, a non-combative martial art, consists of solo kata movements of sword drawing and cutting. For training and class purposes a non-sharp Japanese sword or wooden bokken is used.

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Samuel Rodriguez, 60, Potsdam
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 5:03 pm

Samuel Rodriguez passed away at home in the loving care of family and friends on Saturday, September 4, 2010, after a losing battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.

Born in Brooklyn on June 27, 1950, Sam discovered northern New York as a young boy through summer visits provided by the Fresh Air Fund. He relocated full-time to Potsdam in 1964, where he lived and worked with Fred and Vi Baker on their family farm. He graduated from Potsdam Central School in 1968. He married Lana Bowen at St. Mary's Church in Potsdam on July 12, 1969.

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Edith G. Carlin, 79, Russell
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 4:38 pm

Edith G. Carlin, age 79, of Russell, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in the Canton-Potsdam Hospital surrounded by her family.

Calling hours will be a French Funeral Home, Edwards on Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the South Russell Cemetery with Rev. William Hart officiating.

Edith was born on August 29, 1931 in Pierrepont. She was the daughter of the late Leland and Adelaide (Bice) Davis. She attended school in Pierrepont and Knox Memorial High School in Russell.

SLU women win Lotto Invitational Soccer Tournament for third straight year
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 9:14 am

CANTON -- Sophomore Stephanie Sayward scored the game's only goal 9:46 into the second half and St. Lawrence turned in a scintillating effort defensively to beat SUNY Geneseo 1-0 to win the 2010 Lotto Invitational Tournament at SLU's MacAllaster Field Saturday afternoon.

The Saints, now 2-0, won the tournament for the third straight year, beating Lasell College 2-0 in the first game of the tournament.

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SUNY Potsdam women’s soccer routs Hilbert at Alfred Tournament
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 9:12 am

ALFRED -- The SUNY Potsdam women’s soccer team opened up the 2010 season in style, hammering the Hilbert College Hawks 7-0 in the first round of the Alfred University Tournament.

Freshman forward Ashley Thayer (Winthrop, N.Y./St. Lawrence) and junior midfielder Kathleen Frear (Scotia, N.Y./Scotia) each scored twice and junior midfielder Jess Mehm (Schroon Lake, N.Y./Schroon Lake) finished with a goal and two assists to lead the way for Potsdam.

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Clarkson cruises at Hartwick Invitational
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 9:11 am

ONEONTA - Coming off a 28-7 season, the Clarkson University Volleyball team was simply hoping to get off to a strong start in 2010 and to not take anything for granted.

The Golden Knights proved that they will certainly not be complacent in defending their Liberty League title, handily defeating Kean College and Hartwick College each in three sets.

The Golden Knights will face the City College of New York and RIT on Sunday afternoon.

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Potsdam Bears split on second day at Cortland
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 9:08 am

CORTLAND -- The SUNY Potsdam volleyball team picked up its first victory of the 2010 season, defeating Baptist Bible 25-12, 23-25, 25-16, 25-22 Saturday at the second day of the Cortland Red Dragon Classic.

The Bears (1-3) were knocked off in five sets against Buffalo St. 20-25, 26-24, 25-23, 17-25, 15-12, in the day's second contest.

Potsdam suffered consecutive four-set losses on Friday against Vassar and Rochester.

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Beatrice A. Burrows, 77, formerly of Helena
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 9:06 am

Beatrice A. Burrows, 77, of Fairpoint, Ohio, died Friday, September 3, 2010, in Wheeling Medical Park Hospital.

She was born in Helena, on August 25, 1933, a daughter of the late Ray and Myrtle Layo Sebring.  She married the late Arthur (Nick) Burrows on October 27, 1951. 

Beatrice was a member of the United Methodist Church, Bannock.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and spouse, were two daughters, Clara and Kenda; three brothers and six sisters.

Oneonta spoils SLU's field hockey teams season-opener
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 9:06 am

CANTON -- Oneonta State spoiled the St. Lawrence University field hockey team's debut at the newly-renovated North Country Field on Saturday afternoon, as Ainsley Stoll's second goal of the game in overtime gave the Red Dragons a 3-2 victory in the 2010 season opener for each team.

St. Lawrence (0-1, 0-0) held sizable advantages in both shots (19-9) and penalty corners (19-9), but Oneonta State goalkeeper Leslie Dauphinais turned in nine saves to keep her team in the game. Junior Brittany Clark, making her first start in goal for St. Lawrence, made three saves.

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An August concert at the Russell Opera House was performed by Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock. Both musicians are expected to return for the Jam Session on September 10th along with NCPR radio personality and performer Barb Heller. The “The Meet Me at the Russell Opera House Concert Series” is free and open to the public. All are invited to attend this special evening.