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Friday, January 19, 2018

Massena bounces back to tie canton 3-3 IN OVERTIME

Massena’s Jake Amo (17) takes a slap shot that tipped of the left post.  Massena bounced back from a 2-0 deficit to tie Canton 3-3 in overtime in the first Division I matchup of the season.  Canton scored all three goals on power plays. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Ogdensburg offense RACKS UP seven in win VS. malone

Ogdensburg’s Jake VanHouse (19) takes a slapshot into a sea of white from just inside the blue line. The puck deflected off a Malone body before reaching the goaltender. The first two O.F.A. goals were  scored by Jared Barr, assisted by Isaac Testani. Later in the first period, Barr returned the favor, assisting Testani for his first score. Ogdensburg rolled to a 7-1 win.  (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery


Boys Hoops: B-M Upsets M-W; Massena, SR, Chat. Win
Girls Basketball: Malone, C-P Colts, Chateaugay Win
Men's Hoops: Canton, Plattsburgh Win; S.L.U. Edged
Women's Basketball: S.L.U. Canton Win; Clarkson Falls
Boys Hockey:Massena Ties Canton;O.F.A.,Islanders Win
Girls Hockey: Malone, Ithaca Notch 3-2 Wins; Eagles Win
Men's Hockey: Clarkson Ties; Canton Wins; SLU Beaten
Women's Hockey: Canton, Clarkson, St. Lawrence Win

Massena claims statement win over malone huskies

Massena’s Alex Rusaw (24) powers his way to the rim, past the outstretched arm of Malone’s Cole Fountain (11) to score two of his 13 points.  The teams traded multiple leads throughout the game, but a strong 26-18 effort in the fourth quarter resulted in a narrow 63-59 victory for the Red Raiders.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  Game Gallery


Canton’s Phoebe Zagrobelny (6) rips a shot around Malone’s Julia Perras (11) and onto the Huskies' net, during a well-contested game.  Entering the third period, the game was tied 1-1, sparking a frantic finish on both sides and resulting in a 3-2 Malone overtime win.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  Game Gallery

Clarkson, HARVARD seesaw battle ends in 6-6 O.T. tie

Clarkson’s Haralds Egle (18) steals the puck and gets the goal to tie the contest 2-2 in a close battle against Harvard.  Clarkson gave up a goal in the final minute of regulation, as Harvard came back to forge a 6-6 overtime tie atop the ECAC conference.  (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery .

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Heuvelton’s Alex Steele (10) banks the bucket for two points to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 43-34 in a hectic second half.  Hammond then scored eight points in a row to cut the lead to 43-42, but Heuvelton finished with a 16-13 run to upset previously-undefeated Hammond 59-55 in a West Division showdown. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

lisbon fends off rockets' 2nd half rally in 38-31 win

Lisbon’s Riley Green (13) banks two points to maintain turn back Morristown's fourth-quarter rally.  Lisbon squandered a 30-13 third-quarter lead with the Rockets' 14-0 run.  Lisbon outscored Morristown 8-4 in the final two minutes to secure a 38-31 victory.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

NCSN Thursday eadlineS

Boys Basketball: H-D Nips E-K 59-57; Tupper Lake Wins
Girls Basketball: M-W Wins OT; Potsdam, Lisbon Win
Women's Basketball: Canton Tops Maine-Presque Isle

potsdam FENDS OFF salmon river in 41-39 victory

Potsdam’s Hunter Wilson (12) breaks past Salmon River defender Wahsontiio (22) to make the layup extending the Sandstoners' lead to five points to start the third quarter. Potsdam held on to a slim 28-25 lead to end the third quarter, then held off Salmon River for a narrow 41-39 victory.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

chateaugay PULLS AWAY AT parishvlle-hopkinton 43-34

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Clare Snell (4) leaps over teammates and Chateaugay defenders Shyan Peterson (10) and Jaylen Martin (13) to splash the three-pointer to cut into the Bulldogs' lead near the end of the second quarter. Chateaugay pulled away from Parishville-Hopkinton in the second half to capture the 43-34 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery


Gouverneur’s Elaina Porter (3) leaps for the layup after a fast break opportunity, while Ogdensburg’s Riley Hough (30) comes from behind to make the block.  Porter was fouled and sent to the line where she went 2-for-2.  Gouverneur escaped with a 48-42 victory, even after several key players fouled out in the second half.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  Game Gallery

Indian River silences canton with 64-40 victory

Indian River’s Paige Leonard (11) put her talents on display as she wove the rock behind her back, then netted the step-back jumper for two of her game-best 25 points against Canton in non-league action.  The Warriors went on to down the Bears 64-40.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  Game Gallery

Wednesday, January 17, 2017

NCSN Wednesday Headlines

Boys Basketball: Heuvelton, Canton, Salmon River Win
Boys Hockey: Massena, St. Lawrence, O.F.A.,Canton Win
Girls Hockey: Canton, Potsdam, Salmon River Win
Boys Wrestling: Gouverneur, O.F.A. Snag Close Wins

canton downs st. lawrence central to earn 87-32 win

St. Lawrence Central’s Toby Reome (3) breaks past teammates and Canton defender Chase Writesel (30) to score the first points of the game for the Larries midway through the first quarter to cut into the Golden Bears lead. Canton jumped to a quick 7-0 lead in the first lifting them to a 87-32 victory over St. Lawrence Central. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

canton picks up 7-1 victory over norwood-norfolk

Canton’s Jack Finnerty (36) blasts a shot past Norwood-Norfolk goalie Thomas Caferella (30) to score the second goal for the Golden Bears in the first period. The Golden Bears extended the lead to 3-0 lead in the first period, then cruised to a 7-1 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

st. lawrence delivers 5-2 setback for potsdam

Potsdam forward Romano Sergi (16) rips a shot on goal late in the second period. St. Lawrence Central came out of the gate hot, ending the first period on a 3-0 run. Although Potsdam maintained possession for much of the second period and were able to create a number of opportunities, they were unable to find the back of the net in a comeback effort.  Potsdam was able to score twice, but St. Lawrence Central prevailed at home 5-2.   (Troy O’Brien photo)  Game Gallery


Massena’s Matthew Durouchie (22) takes the slap shot on net, blocked by Salmon River’s John Jacobs (32) in a scoreless first period. Massena outlasted Salmon River 3-1, with two goals late in the third period, including an empty netter.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Salmon river NETS 2-1 WIN NON-LEAGUE V. Plattsburgh

Freshman Brycelan Sunday (8) nets the first goal for Salmon River in their home game against Plattsburgh. Sunday broke past her defender and found an opening to go "top shelf" over the goaltender's shoulder for the first goal of the night . Salmon River went on to net a 2-1 win over Plattsburgh.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  Game Gallery


Cantons Katie Fobare (16) scoots past a Massena defender and tucks the puck top shelf-right for the final Canton goal of the contest, as the Golden Bears captured an 8-3 victory over Massena.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

H-H-D downs Tupper on backs of Denesha brothers

With a strong move, Tupper Lake’s Noah Cordes (5) drives to the rim during the Lumberjack’s comeback effort.  However, the Lumberjacks weren’t able to match the scoring by H-D's Alex and Zach Denesha, falling to Hermon-DeKalb 61-33.  (Troy O'Brien photo)  Game Gallery

parishville-hopkinton wins over tupper lake 54-16

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Clare Snell (10) skies over teammates and Tupper Lake defenders to score the jumper from the free-throw line extending the Panthers lead to eight points late in the first quarter. Parishville-Hopkinton surged in the second half to capture the 54-16 victory over the Lumberjacks. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Monday, January 15, 2018

st. lawrence surges past saranac lake in 8-3 win

St. Lawrence Central’s Jarrett St. Hillarie (25) fires a shot from just past the blue line on Saranac Lake goalie Bruno Freeman (30) who made the glove save, keeping the Larries lead at five goals in the third period.  St. Lawrence Central captured the 8-3 victory over the Red Storm in non-league action. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

BOTH #2 IN THE RANKINGS FOR clarkson hockey teams

The Clarkson University men's and women's hockey teams are both enjoying lengthy winning streaks and ranked among the best in the nation. Clarkson is the only school in the NCAA boasting a pair of Division I hockey teams ranked among the Top 5 programs in the country, both at #2, by the national polls. Both teams also hold down first place in the ECAC Hockey standings. With the second-longest current winning streak in the NCAA, and the third longest in the program's 96-year history at 14 games, the Clarkson men are ranked their highest ever in the and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls with the #2 spot, and are receiving first-place votes in both. The Green and Gold take an 18-3-1 overall record and a perfect 10-0-0 ECAC Hockey mark into this weekend's games at Cheel Arena against Harvard and Dartmouth. The Knights are 7-1 at Cheel this season. Winners of eight straight, the Clarkson women are tied for second in the poll. The Knights stand at 19-3-1 overall and 10-2 in ECACspan> Hockey play. The Green and Gold begin a four-game road trip this weekend playing in New England at Harvard and Dartmouth. Clarkson is 10-1-1 away from Potsdam this season.  More

Thu.-Sat., January 11-13, 2018

heuvelton claims victory over edwards-knox 69-57

Edwards-Knox’s Justin Scott (12) leaps over Heuvelton’s Keegan Kelley (22) to score the fade-away jumper under the basket to trim the Bulldogs' lead to just two points late in the first quarter.  Heuvelton pulled away from the Cougars in the second half to capture the 69-57 home-court victory. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam turns back cats' 4th qtr. comeback effort

Potsdam’s Patrick Blanchard (33) elevates above the outstretched arm of Gouverneur defender Conner Fenlong (21) for two of his eight points on the night.  Gouverneur battled back from a 15-point deficit, but was unable to stop Potsdam’s last-minute push.  Potsdam won the night 57-53, led by Zahir Purvis who contributed 15 points even after an ankle injury suffered in the fourth quarter. Purvis’ reentry after the injury sparked momentum for Potsdam, leading to four points scored in the last minute. Gouverneur was led by co-captains Connor Fenlong and Andrew LaPlant, contributing 17 and 15 points respectively.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast


Boys Basketball: Bulldogs, M-W, B-M,Canton,Pirates Win
Girls Basketball: Malone,Canton, Pirates, Hammond Win
Women's Hockey: Canton Suffers 2-1 Loss to Cortland

harrisville ROCKs away from hermon-dekalb 74-37

Harrisville’s Dalton Church (11) soars to the paint against Hermon-DeKalb defenders to score the layup midway through the fourth quarter to extend their wide lead over the Demons. The Pirates' quick scoring in the first half jumpstarted a 74-37 victory at DeKalb. (Cody Jenne photo)  GaGame Gallery

WeWednesday, January 10, 2018


Boys Basketball: Malone Tips Gouverneur; H-D Wins
Girls Basketball: B-M Defeats P-H; Chateaugay Wins
Women's Basketball: Canton Dominates Vermont Tech
Boys Hockey: O.F.A., St. Lawrence, Norwood-Norfolk Win
Girls Hockey: Potsdam-Salmon & Massena-Malone Tie
Men's Hockey: SUNY Canton Defeated By Stevenson 4-1
Boys Wrestling: Malone Tops Canton; Ogdensburg Wins

strong 2nd period lifts o.f.a. to 6-4 win vs. potsdam

Ogdensburg’s Zach Thomas (4) blasts a shot past two Potsdam defenders and Sandstoners goalie Cole Eakins (30) to score the second goal of the second period for the Blue Devils to tie the game at 2-2. After a five-goal surge in the second period, the Devils held off Potsdam to capture the 6-4 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

hermon-dekalb pulls away from lisbon in 51-39 victory

Hermon-DeKalb’s Zach Denesha (3) leaps over Lisbon defender Adam Gravlin (32) to score in the middle of the fourth quarter to extend the Green Demons' lead to 10 points. The Golden Knights held a 25-23 lead at the half.   Hermon-DeKalb surged in the second half to capture the 51-39 victory over Lisbon. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

ogdensburg GRAPPLES WITH massena, WINNING 46-18

Ogdensburg’s Cordell David (blue) takes down Massena’s Wesley Kodas (red) to earn two points in the first round of the match. Cordell David, Brody Sheppard, Blake Hall and Zach Roberts earned victories for the Blue Devils to capture the 46-18 victory over the Red Raiders, rounding out the first half of season. (Cody Jenne photo) Match Gallery

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

gogoalies shine in closely contended 2-1 massena win

Massena’s Chris Page (10) edges the puck around Franklin Academy’s Matt Delisle (1) for a score in the first period. The Red Raiders were able to beat the Huskies 2-1 on goals by Page and Sam Chilton. Although Delisle let two goals past, he finished the night with 46 saves, as opposed to 12 saves by Massena goaltender Merrick Taraska.  (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

Ogdensburg edges S.L.C. larries, securing 57-53 win

St. Lawrence Central’s Maggi Yandoh (4) turns the corner against Ogdensburg’s Natalie McCormick (5) on her way for two points.  Ogdensburg was able to steal the win on the road at St. Lawrence Central winning 57-53.  (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery


Girls Hoops: Malone, Colts, B-M, M-W, Bulldogs, E-K Win
Men's Hoops: Potsdam Nips Canton; CU Downs SLU
Women's Hoops: SLU Tops Knights; Bears, Roos Fall
Boys Hockey: Massena Hangs On To Defeat Malone 2-1
Girls Hockey: Oswego Doubles Up On Islanders 6-3
Men's Hockey: Potsdam Ties 2-2; Canton Edged 3-2
Women's Hockey: SUNY Potsdam Beats Hamilton 2-1
Boys Swimming: Gouverneur's 3rd Win vs. South Lewis


SUNY Canton’s Adrian Williams (22) explodes to the rim over Cazenovia defender Wil Thompson (1) to capitalize on his fast break. Williams led all scorers with 24 total points and nine boards. Cazenovia was led by Rendell Garnes who contributed 14, while Thompson netted 10. SUNY Canton secured their third win of the season beating the Wildcats, in an electrifying game that consisted of five ties and four lead changes.  The Kangaroos pulled ahead late in the fourth for a 74-65 victory. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

St. lawrence university captures 73-57 win over cu

St. Lawrence University’s Cara Waterson (25) leaps past Clarkson defender Devin Sorell (3) to score midway through the fourth quarter to extend the Saints lead over the Golden Knights to 15. St. Lawrence University captured the 73-57 victory over Clarkson to kick off 2018.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

CLARKSON earns 86-58 victory over s.l.u. saints

Clarkson’s Liam Ellis (3) muscles his way around St. Lawrence University defender Chirs Miner (5) to score the first points of the game for the Knights in the first half. The Golden Knights held a 44-28 lead at the half and fought off St. Lawrence University's comeback in the second half to earn the 86-58 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Monday, January 8, 2017

Edwards-Knox tops Lisbon in late game thriller 57-56

Lisbon’s Josh O’Brien (10) shoots over two Edwards-Knox defenders during the first half of play. In a game that came down to the wire, the Cougars held off the Knights on Parker Harper’s 22 points and winning the game by one.  O’Brien’s late-game heroics and 26 points came up just short.  A five-second violation against E-K with 3.6 seconds to go gave Lisbon the ball down by one.  The Golden Knights were unable to hit the game winner in a closely-contested matchup, falling to Edwards-Knox 57-56 in a thriller.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  GaGame Gallery


Boys Basketball: E-K, Pirates, Malone, Canton, B-M Win
Girls Basketball: Massena Trips Canton; Heuvelton Wins
Boys Hockey: Potsdam Defeats Thousand Islands 5-2
Girls Hockey: SaraPlacid, Potsdam, Salmon River Win
Women's Hockey: #3 Plattsburgh Blanks #2 Elmira 3-0

CANTON dominates massena in 74-39 central division win

Canton’s Declan Porter (3) rings up two points to extend the Bears' lead in the first quarter.  Canton took a dominating 36-7 lead at the half and went on to beat Massena 74-39 in Central play.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Harrisville rejects Heuvelton in 80-52 victory

 Harrisville’s Peyton Schmitt (24) rejects a shot at the rim from Heuvelton’s John Wrobel (32) at the beginning of the second quarter. Harrisville started the night hot, jumping out to a 12-5 lead after one quarter. Heuvelton was able to claw their way to a 17-17 tie, only to run into foul trouble in the second half. Heuvelton Bulldogs fall at home to the Harrisville Pirates 80-52.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  Game Gallery

Thu.-Sat., January 4-6, 2017

N-N Flyers Nip P-H panthers in comeback victory 50-45

Norwood-Norfolk Flyer Luke Allen (22) pulls up for a jumper over Panthers' defender Sam Clark-Vallance (2) during the Flyers' comeback effort in the fourth quarter. Clark-Vallance had a three-ball to put the Panthers up by five with three minutes to go, but Allen's 10 points in the second half led the Flyers to victory.  In a seesaw battle that saw 11 lead changes and six ties, Norwood-Norfolk outlasted Parishville-Hopkinton 50-45.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  NCSN Broadcast  Game Gallery


Boys Hoops:H-D Upsets Heuvelton;Salmon Tips Malone
Boys Swimming: Lowville Downs Gouverneur 86-71
Men's Hockey: SUNY Canton Downs Chatham 6-2
College Hockey & Basketball Still Playing; HS Postponed


Chateaugay's Chandler LaPlante (with Coach Mike Martin, Asst. Coach Jason LaPlante) netted his 1,000th varsity point in the Bulldogs 70-45 victory over Brushton-Moira.  Chandler needed 11 points to reach 1,000. He posted a game-high 27.

Larries emerge victorious over Potsdam 63-38

Potsdam Sandstoner John Ashlaw (20) is unable to convert breakaway points as St. Lawrence Central’s Matt Burg (10) makes the block from behind. St. Lawrence Central got off to an 18-4 lead, and cruised past the Potsdam Sandstoners 63-38.  Berg finished with a game-best 27 points, while Kolby Perkins contributed 14.  Potsdam was led by Kobe Phillips with 11 points. (Troy O'Brien photo)  Game Gallery

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

NCSN Wednesday Headlines

Boys Basketball: Fast Start For St. Regis Falls Sinks P-H
Girls Basketball: Massena Surges; M-W Holds Off Colts
Boys Hockey: Malone Ties Potsdam; Massena Wins 8-3
Girls Hockey: Plattsburgh Nips SLP 2-1; Massena Wins
Boys Wrestling: Gouverneur Tops Canton; Malone Wins

massena pulls away from norwood-norfolk 60-36 win

Massena’s Lexis Jacobs (4) breaks away from two Norwood-Norfolk defenders to drain the layup to extend the Red Raiders' lead to ten points midway through the third quarter. After leading 23-22 in the third quarter, the Raiders pulled away from the Flyers in the fourth quarter to pick up a 60-36 non-league victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

st. regis falls RACKS up
60-27 win over p-h panthers

St. Regis Falls’ Alex White (24) breaks through three Parishville-Hopkinton defenders to sink the short jump shot and earn the foul midway through the second quarter. The Saints jumped to a 30-7 lead at the half and surged in the second half to pick up the 60-27 victory over the Panthers. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery


Section X's all-time leading scorer Missy West returned to the North Country this week to speak at her home school, Franklin Academy of Malone.  Following a standout career at Malone, Duke University and a professional player in Germany, West is now a motivational speaker on sports.  She spoke about the returning to the true purpose of sports -- fun, health and entertainment for all and how to achieve it.


Massena’s Kylie Letham (12) sets up for shot on goal, but just misseswide left.  After Massena edged out to ta 1-0 lead in the first period, the Raiders tallied three times in the second period, then added four goals in the third in an 8-0 victory over the Islanders. (Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery


Potsdam’s Will Varney (21) nets the puck on the slapshot, tallying both of Potsdam's first two goals as the Sandstoners tallied three times in the middle period to build a 3-0 lead.  But the Huskies scored three goals within a span of 60 seconds, including two goals within nine seconds of the third period, to rally to tie Potsdam 3-3 in overtime in the interdivisional contest.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  

freshman Paige records hat trick in 8-3 massena win

Ogdensburg’s Jared Barr (7) finds the back of the net past Massena’s goaltender Nathan Moffitt (1) for his second goal of the night. Barr finished with two goals for the Blue Devils, while Massena’s Chris Paige recorded a hat trick and captain Matt Derouchie contributed two goals.  Big performances from Paige and Derouchie unraveled O.F.A. in the second period when Massena scored all eight goals.  Massena defeated O.F.A. 8-3. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery