Free throws do in Knights against Rensselaer
Potsdam, NY – Sinking seven of eight free throws, including several clutch shots in the final minute, Rensselaer held off the Clarkson University Men’s Basketball team 73-65 in Liberty League action Friday night at Alumni Gymnasium.
The Golden Knights fell to 10-9 overall and 2-6 in the Liberty League, making the next stretch of games very important for Clarkson if the team wishes to reach the postseason. Rensselaer improved its chance by moving to 11-7 overall and 5-3. Clarkson faces Vassar tomorrow afternoon, while the Engineers travel to play St. Lawrence.
Saints compete in Giant Slalom at UVM Carnival
The St. Lawrence University men's and women's alpine ski teams competed in the giant slalom on Friday at the 2011 UVM Carnival at Mt. Mansfield. Sophomore Ann West led the women's team to a sixth place showing overall, while the rookie duo of Dustin Martin and Ben DeFlavio paced the men's squad.
SLU's Hart earns second top-10 of 2011 Nordic ski season
The St. Lawrence University men's and women's Nordic ski teams competed on the opening day of the 2011 UVM Carnival at the Trapp Family Lodge. Junior Leah Hart paced the women's squad, while classmate Adam Terko was the top finisher on the men's side.
Hart, a native of Meredith, NH, finished in ninth place overall in the women's 15K Classic with a time of 54:57.8. The team captain earned 31.0 points towards the carnival after picking up her second collegiate top-10 showing.
SUNY Potsdam women's basketball team runs out of gas at first-place Geneseo
The SUNY Potsdam women’s basketball team was unable to overcome an off shooting night Friday, falling at Geneseo 74-46 in a State University of New York Athletic Conference contest at Geneseo, N.Y.
Potsdam shot just 27.1 percent from the field while allowing first-place Geneseo to shoot 54 percent. The Bears had allowed just 57.0 points per game in their last two contests.
SUNY Canton women shoot down St. Joseph
(Rutland, Vt.)- The SUNY Canton women’s basketball team topped a season-high in points as they defeated the College of St. Joseph 79-40 in a Sunrise Conference game Friday night in Rutland, Vt.
The Roos improved to 4-2 in conference play and 6-9 overall utilizing a solid all-around shooting night from across the court. SUNY Canton recorded their second-highest shooting percentage from the floor this season as they shot 51 percent for the game. The Roos converted 7 of 10 free throws and buried 6 of 11 shots from beyond the three-point arc.
Roos clipped by College of St. Joseph
(Rutland, Vt.)- The SUNY Canton men’s basketball team lost to the College of St. Joseph 76-71 Friday night in a Sunrise Conference game in Rutland, Vt.
Khalid Vaughn (New York, N.Y.) scored at least 20 points for the second time in the last three games as the freshman guard sank 6 of 7 free throws to finish with 20 points, four rebounds and two steals.
Four women post double-figures as Saints down Brewers, 93-87
The St. Lawrence University women's basketball team avenged an early season loss with a 93-87 victory over Vassar College Friday night in the Canton, NY. Forwards Erica Spera and Kelly Legg led the Saints with 25 and 24 points, respectively. Hannah Senftleber led all scorers with 28 points for the Brewers.
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Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation recently held a volunteer coffee hour to thank the medical center’s volunteers. Forty-two volunteers gave over 4,500 hours of service in 2010. Pictured from left are: (back row) Cheryl Fraser, Janice Tebo, Barb Barlow, Larry White, Virginia Blakely, Judy Gibson, Mary Carroll, Lorraine Davis, Sylvia Ann McCarthy and Brenda Reed; (front row) Ellen Zehr, Jessica Carroll, and Beverly Kelso.
County inmate accused of stabbing Massena man in trouble again for allegedly punching inmate
BRASHER – A St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility inmate awaiting trial for allegedly stabbing a Massena man has been charged with felony assault for allegedly punching an inmate—his second arrest for assault on an inmate since December, according sheriff’s deputies.
Doland R. Sylvia, 26, formerly of Massachusetts, was charged with felony assault and criminal mischief.
Deputies allege that he struck another inmate with his fist causing injury to the inmate. The assault charge is a felony due to the fact Sylvia is incarcerated.
Potsdam's Conroy announces retirement from Calgary Flames, appointment as Flames special assistant
CALGARY, Alberta -- Craig Conroy and the Calgary Flames Hockey Club announced Friday the retirement of the Potsdam native from the National Hockey League, and his appointment as Flames Special Assistant to the Acting General Manager.
The former Clarkson Golden Knights standout had played little this season, fueling rumors of impending retirement.
The rumors were all but confirmed when the Flames put Conroy on waivers in January.