Potsdam knocked off twice in volleyball at Union as Blujus achieves rare feat
The SUNY Potsdam volleyball team suffered back-to-back defeats Friday at the Union Tournament in Schenectady, N.Y., but not before freshman Jenna Blujus posted a rare accomplishment.
Blujus, a setter from Baldwinsville, N.Y., recorded a triple-double with 23 assists, 10 kills and 20 digs in the Bears' 26-24, 28-26, 25-16 loss against Skidmore (13-3). According to Potsdam coach Steve Pike, few players, if any, have achieved the statistical feat in his nine years at the helm.
One man died as fire raced through a house on West Main Street in Canton at about 8:30 p.m. Friday. The house is next door to McCarthy’s Furniture Barn and across from the former United Helpers Nursing Home. For more photos, view slideshow from NorthCountryNow.com. For details, view story from Watertown Daily Times. Photo by Marina Eller.
Union shut out Knights, 3-0 in women's soccer
Schenectady, NY - Senior goalkeeper Stephanie Collins (Colton, NY) denied nine shots, but the Clarkson University Women's Soccer team was shut down in a 3-0 loss to Liberty League foe Union College Friday afternoon.
The Golden Knights dropped to 4-8 overall and 0-3 in the Liberty League, while Union moved to 10-2 and 2-1. Clarkson will look to get back on the winning track against Skidmore College on Saturday.
Fedor and Schmidbauer propel Roo's men's ice hockey to 7-3 Win over RIT
Rochester, N.Y. - The SUNY Canton men's ice hockey team opened their 2010-11 season in commanding fashion as they rolled over Rochester Institute of Technology 7-3 Friday night in Rochester.
Sophomore Adam Fedor (Orleans, Ontario), who led the team in scoring last year, and freshman Chris Schmidbauer (San Diego, Calif.) each had three points and Jimmy Merrow (Plainsboro, N.J.) stopped 31 of 34 shots for the Roos (1-0 ECHL, 1-0 overall).
Fedor scored twice and had one assist and Schmidbauer had one goal and two assists.
Norwood-Norfolk Central School second grader Cayden Stevens closes his eyes as he has his hair trimmed. The Elementary School offered haircuts to the students again this year prior to school pictures being taken. This is the third year Mrs. Amy LaRoe, a local hairdresser, has volunteered her services. Twenty-one children received a haircut. Susan Barrett, NNCS' Family Liaison set up the program and scheduled the children to come into the Family Room.
Sean Flanagan helps Saints to 5-5 tie at Minnesota State
Sean Flanagan made a spectacular return to NCAA hockey after a year away from the game while recuperating from surgery, scoring two goals and setting up two others as St. Lawrence University skated to a 5-5 tie at Minnesota State Mankato in the official season opener for both teams Friday night.
Clarkson Golden Knights struggle in men's hockey season opener
It was a rough start to the 2010-11 season for the Clarkson University Hockey team out in the Midwest as the Golden Knights lost to Nebraska-Omaha 8-0 in the first round of the Mutual of Omaha Stampede on Friday night.
Clarkson will look to find its stride on Saturday when the Green and Gold faceoff against 4th-ranked St. Cloud State at 5:00 p.m. EST at the Qwest Center in Omaha.
Latest Owens ad highlights national debt and fiscal responsibility
Congressman Bill Owens released the third television advertisement of his re-election campaign.
In a reprise of an ad run during last year’s special election, Owens again appears on screen with Sam, an upstate New York dairy farmer. The ad highlights Owens’ commitment to reducing the national debt and restoring fiscal responsibility in Washington.
To view the ad, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ0zaGnGcaI.
Potsdam Chamber welcomes all to new Market Street office at open house Oct. 20
POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at its new office at 24 Market Street.
Chamber members, prospective members, and the public are invited to see the chamber’s office across the street from Northern Music and Video.
“We will have information on display that will outline the role of each of our committees as well as the programs and events that the chamber hosts,” chamber Executive Director Marylee Ballou said.
National gay and lesbian civil rights leader to speak at Clarkson Tuesday
POTSDAM -- Shane L. Windmeyer, one of the foremost educators on sexual orientation issues, will speak at Clarkson University from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Cheel Campus Center Cheel Barben Rooms. The public is invited to attend.