Mwenda wins, Saints take top-5 places at Hoffmann Invitational in men's cross country
The St. Lawrence University men's cross country team, ranked fifth in the USTFCCCA national polls, took the top-5 places and 11 of the top-13 en route to the 2010 Ronald C. Hoffmann Invitational championship on Saturday in Canton, NY. Senior Jeremy Mwenda earned the individual crown, while sophomore Ram Rakoc followed as the runner-up.
St. Lawrence won its annual home race with a total of 15 points ahead of Clarkson University, which was second with 63 points. The University of Ottawa (64), Cortland State (115) and SUNY Canton (142) also competed on Saturday.
Pavlus, Saints win 2010 Hoffmann Invitational Title in women's cross country
The St. Lawrence University women's cross country team, ranked No. 2 in the USTFCCA national poll, captured the 2010 Hoffmann Invitational on Saturday in the Saints' annual home race. Senior captain Wendy Pavlus earned the individual title, her fifth straight victory dating back to last season.
The Scarlet and Brown earned the team title with 17 points, ahead of Cortland State, which finished second with 55. The University of Ottawa (78) and Clarkson University (90) also competed on Saturday in the team event.
Roo's men's cross country competes at Ronald C. Hoffman Invitational
(Canton, N.Y.)- Sophomore Justin Richardson (Pavilion, N.Y.) finished as the top SUNY Canton runner for the third straight meet on Saturday at the Ronald C. Hoffman Invitational at St. Lawrence University.
Richardson turned in a personal best time for the Hoffman Invitational as he finished in 25th place against a very strong field of runners. Richardson finished the 8K race in a time of 28:14, nearly 38 seconds faster than he ran in last year's race and the second fastest time he has recorded in his career.
Red Dragons rally to down Bears, 2-1 in men's soccer
Potsdam, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam men’s soccer team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead against SUNY Oneonta (8-3-2, 5-2 SUNYAC), but the Red Dragons answered with two of their own to go on to the 2-1 victory. Junior midfielder Chris Mack (South Glens Falls, N.Y./South Glens Falls) scored for the Bears and sophomore midfielder Daniel Josepher (Manorville, N.Y./Eastport-South Manor) notched both goals for Oneonta.
Women Bears downed twice as Blujus earns All-Tournament honors in volleyball
The SUNY Potsdam volleyball team suffered consecutive defeats Saturday at the Union Tournament in Schenectady, N.Y.
After falling 25-12, 25-20, 25-6 against host Union, Potsdam was knocked off by Lasell 25-20, 25-21, 18-25, 25-21.
"We need to bring a more consistent effort for an entire match," Potsdam coach Steve Pike said. "Right now we're only good in short stints. We're in need of a little break to figure out how good we're going to be going forward."
Mr. Robert L. Briggs, 90, of Partridge Knoll, Canton and formerly of Potsdam died Oct. 8, 2010 at his home, his wife Kay at his side.
Funeral arrangements are with the Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam, and are incomplete at this time.
Vikie Jones, Michael Klein and Alison Roy were recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Potsdam. Jones is the branch manager of Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union in Potsdam; Klein is the president of Wear on Earth in Potsdam; and Roy is co-owner of BodyWorks Chiropractic in Potsdam. Vikie Jones is a 1985 graduate of Potsdam Central High School and holds a certificate in cosmetology from Elegance Hairstyling School in Cornwall, Ontario. She has worked in finance and management for the past eight years.
Live events now available on Massena cable channel, new features to be added
MASSENA -- A new media server at Time Warner in Syracuse went online Oct. 6, allowing rapid updating of WNTS television station content and the ability to show live events on local cable channel 1501, and they hope soon to add their programming to the Potsdam/Canton cable service.
Mike Jones of WNTS says many new items are planned including a daily show of local news, weather, and sports. Other ideas are a live auction show, video bingo, and live sporting events. They also plan to broadcast the Massena mayoral debate live on Oct. 26.
Researcher to give talk at SLU on ‘super’ senses of taste and smell on Oct. 19
CANTON -- Linda Bartoshuk, an internationally known researcher specializing in the chemical senses of taste and smell, will give a talk titled “Are You a Supertaster? How Can You Tell? What Does It Mean?” at St. Lawrence University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The event takes place in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall.
Dr. Bartoshuk has earned many honors and awards for her work in food, taste and smell research.
She is now with the University of Florida’s School of Dentistry.
AAUW to hold book discussion of “Wolf Hall” in Potsdam Oct. 13
POTSDAM – The book discussion group sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be discussing “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel Wednesday, Oct. 13 at noon at the Potsdam Library.
Mantel's book, which won the coveted Man-Booker Prize, describes a tumultuous period in English history by showing the struggles faced by those behind the scenes. She concentrates on Thomas Cromwell and paints a character far different from the traditional interpretation of him.