SLU men's cross country team opens season ranked third in country
CANTON -- The St. Lawrence University men's cross country team will open the 2011 season on September 3rd as the No. 3 team in the country, the highest ranking in program history.
The Saints finished an impressive 2010 season in Waverley, IA last fall by finishing in third place overall at the NCAA Championships. John Johnston and Steve Kiplagat earned All-America honors and return as seniors in 2011, while Seth Jackson was 46th at the NCAA Championships and will serve as a team captain alongside Johnston.
Russell's Dandrow notches first career goal as SUNY Canton downs St. Lawrence College 1-0
CANTON -- Kamrie Dandrow (Russell, N.Y.) notched her first career goal on Monday as the SUNY Canton women’s soccer team battled St. Lawrence College of Kingston. And the goal proved to be the game-winner as the Roos captured a 1-0 win on their home turf.
In second year, SUNY Potsdam men's soccer coach expects to be more demanding
POTSDAM -- In his first season as the head coach of the SUNY Potsdam men's soccer team, Adam Parker was just trying to instill a competitive and professional attitude in his players.
Despite finishing with a 2-13-2 overall record, 1-8 in the SUNYAC, he accomplished his goal. The Bears played most of their opponents down to the wire and lost several heartbreakers late. That was last year. With 10 returning letterwinners and 15 newcomers, Parker's new message is simple: Take it to the next level.
New SUNY Potsdam women's soccer coach plans transition to offensive, risk-taking style
POTSDAM -- Under the direction of first-year head coach Mark Misiak, the 2011 SUNY Potsdam women's soccer team will feature a change in philosophy.
A team that was known for a defensive style of game will now transition to an offensive, risk-taking mentality.
Along with the new approach, Misiak has laid out a set of goals for the team. He wants to improve the conference record, which stood at 1-8 in 2010, and make the SUNYAC playoffs.
Clarkson appoints top assistant for baseball program
The Clarkson University Athletic Department has announced the addition of Nick Cacciola as the top assistant for the Golden Knights’ Baseball program for the 2011-12 season.
Cacciola, who replaces former assistant Tim Hughes, graduated from the University of Rochester in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He will continue his education at Clarkson, pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.
Rep. Owens postpones trip to Canton Maplewood campus; still slated to visit North Lawrence yogurt plant
Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) has postponed a visit to the United Helpers’ Maplewood Campus in Canton scheduled for earlier this afternoon, due to a longer-than-expected tour of the flood-damaged areas of the state this morning.
He will reschedule the visit for another as-yet unspecified time.
He does expect to still visit the soon-to-reopen North Lawrence yogurt plant at 22 County Route 52 at 2:45 p.m.
He will tour the facility and discuss the plant’s plans to resume production.
Price Chopper, Red Cross team up to raise funds for Hurricane Irene victims
Price Chopper and the American Red Cross have teamed up to raise funds to help victims of the devastation wrought throughout the region by Hurricane Irene.
Price Chopper will match the first $10,000 raised through its “Your Help Counts: Irene” pin up campaign where customers can purchase window signs to show their support for the campaign.
All funds raised will be directed to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and New Hampshire, all states where Price Chopper Supermarkets are located.
Edwards Opera House End of Summer Blast to feature Northbound, Johnny and The Triumphs Sept. 3
EDWARDS – The Edwards Opera House will hold an End of Summer Blast Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. featuring area bands Northbound and Johnny and The Triumphs.
Northbound performs an eclectic mix of folk, acoustic and classic rock.
Johnny and The Triumphs performs classic R&B, Motown, old time rock & roll and blues.
Each band will perform a set and then the bands join together for a not-to-be-missed closing set.
Tickets are $8 at the door.
Ten nice rainbow trout were caught Aug. 27 in a lake in the North Western Adirondack Mountains by Charlie Powell of Potsdam and Gary Mott of Gouverneur.
Needs of town, village too different to be one
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to Village Trustee Steve Warr’s article/letter “Alarmists Scaring Voters” (Aug. 24-30).
First, I want to commend trustee Warr. When he ran for public office he was clear that he believed we should dissolve the village. Once elected as a village trustee he has faithfully served the village without changing that position: he still believes in dissolution and his actions as a trustee reflect that belief. So I commend him for his consistency and integrity.
I firmly believe, however, that he is wrong.