Brushton-Moira Canton Chateaugay Clifton-Fine Colton-Pierrepont Edwards-Knox Gouverneur Hammond Harrisville Hermon-DeKalb Heuvelton Lisbon Madrid-Waddington Malone Massena Morristown Norwood-Norfolk Ogdensburg Parishville-Hopkinton Potsdam St. Lawrence Central Salmon River St. Regis Falls Tupper Lake Section VII Teams Section III Teams Clarkson University North Country Community College St. Lawrence University SUNY Canton SUNY Plattsburgh SUNY Potsdam
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Norwood-Norfolk’s Isaac Barkley (16) fires a shot on goal past Malone defender Jordan St. Hilare (20).  However, the shot was blocked by the pads of the Huskies' goalie Joey Brown (30) to keep the game scoreless in the first period. The Icemen advance to the Section X Division II semifinals with a 2-1 win over Malone and will face Salmon River in the semifinals.  (Ben Sitts photo)  Game Gallery


Islanders’ Riley Youngs had a goal and an assist, but his goal was the biggest of his high school career. Youngs pumped in the game-winning goal in sudden-victory overtime to lift sixth-seeded Thousand Islands-Alexandria to a 5-4 upset win over #3 seeded Ogdensburg in the Section X Division II quarterfinals. The Islanders’ Hayden Barton and Landon McCauley each sticked in a goal with two assists. TI-ABay goalie Trey Thomson turned aside 46 shots to keep the Islanders in the game and advance to the semifinal round against top-seeded St. Lawrence Central. For Ogdensburg, Steven Morley scored a goal with two assists. Jared Barr netted a goal. Isaac Testani had two assists. Keeper Jacob Ball fought off rubber 23 times. The Blue Devils closed out their season at 10-9-2.


Boys Basketball: Harrisville, Chateaugay Win Semifinals
Girls Basketball: Larries Edge Flyers; M-W Jackets Win
Boys Hockey: Islanders Win OT; Icemen Edge Malone


St. Lawrence Central’s Bailee Gauthier (24) leaps over three Norwood-Norfolk defenders to score off the short jumper. The Larries' 23-4 run in the first half lifted the Larries to a 58-55 victory over Norwood-Norfolk to advance to the Section X Class C Championship where they will take on Madrid-Waddington. (Ben Sitts photo) Game Gallery


Top-seeded Madrid-Waddington advanced to the Section X Class C Championship with a 44-21 win over #4-seeded Tupper Lake in the semifinal round. The Yellow Jackets opened up a 20-6 lead in coasting to the finals berth. M-W’s Hannah Marcellus netted 17 points, while Mreorgan Burns dropped in 13 points. The Jackets will face #3-seeded St. Lawrence Central for the C title. For Tupper Lake, Katie Zurek scored 16 points. The Lady Jacks closed out the season at 6-15 overall.


Harrisville’s Ryan Weaver (4) battles his way through St. Regis Falls’ defenders Sage Allen (35) and Spencer Ruess (33) to score off the jump shot to reclaim the lead for the Pirates in the second quarter. Harrisville surged to begin the fourth quarter lifting the Pirates to a 63-57 victory. (Steve Heaton photo) Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast


Chateaugay’s Jamie Rabideau (22) slips around Heuvelton defender Braydon Couglar (44) to score and extend the East Bulldogs' lead to nine points over Heuvelton in the first quarter. Chateaugay pulled away from Heuvelton in the closing minutes to capture the 59-50 victory and advance to the Class D Championship against the Harrisville Pirates.  (Renee Palmer photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Monday, February 20, 2017

massena fends off malone to win class a championship

Massena’s Alexander Rusaw (24) breaks past Malone defender Hunter Ansari (30) to score off the layup to extend the Red Raiders lead to seven points in the first quarter.  Dante Viskovich lead the Red Raiders efforts draining 25 points. Ted Childs led the Huskies with 17 points.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast


after slow start, panthers ROLL PAST lumberjacks 80-31

A Brushton-Moira guard fires a jump shot over the Tupper Lake defense to tie the game 8-8 in the first quarter.   After a struggling start, rolled to a 80-31 victory over the Jacks in the Class C semifinals. (Cody Hartle photo) Game Gallery


St. Lawrence Central's Matt Berg (10) connects on a jump shot over Potsdam's Jahir Purvis (52) for two of his 28 points to lead the Larries in a 71-45 win over Potsdam in the Section X Class C semifinals.  (Hartle photo) Game Gallery


Boys Hoops:Massena Wins A Title; SLC, B-M Win Semis
Girls Basketball: Massena Beats Malone For "A" Title

massena claims class a title over malone 54-36

 Massena’s Sydnee Caroll (12) and Malone’s Breanna Hudson (41) battle for possession of the ball near the Red Raiders' basket at the beginning of the third quarter. The Raiders pulled away from the Huskies in the second half to beat Malone 54-36 and capture the Section X Class A title.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Sunday, February 19, 2017

NCSN sunday Headlines

Girls Basketball: Hammond, Heuvelton, E-K, Chat. Win
Men's Basketball: SUNY Canton Wins; Clarkson Beaten
Women's Basketball: Canton Wins; Clarkson Beaten
Women's Hockey: Elmira Downs SUNY Potsdam 6-1

hammond downs c-p COLTS 73-27 IN QUARTERFINAL ROUND

Hammond’s Marinah Simons (32) battles her way past Colton-Pierrepont defender Kaitlynn Long (15) to score early in the first quarter extending the Red Devils lead to 10 points. Hammond broke out to a 40-12 lead at halftime, before finishing off the Colts 73-27 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  Hammond’s Sierra Fleming scored 25 points, while Alyson Crosbie chipped in 12 points, while JV call-up Kylie Vaughan posted eight points. Top-seeded Hammond advances to face fourth-seeded Edwards-Knox in the semifinal round. Madison Gregg led the Colts with seven points. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

EDWARDS-KNOX advances past brushton-MOIRA 57-30

Edwards-Knox Carly Frary (22) shoots over Brushton-Moira defender Felicity Bilow (24) to score late in the fourth quarter. The Cougars captured the 57-30 victory over the Panthers to advance to the Section X Class D Semifinals where they will take on the Hammond Red Devils on Wednesday night.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery


Heuvelton's Maddison McCormick (24) wraps the layup around St. Regis Falls' Jenna Suscie (5) extending the Bulldogs' lead  in the third quarter. Heuvelton defeated St. Regis Falls 69-19 in the Section X Class D quarterfinals at SUNY Potsdam.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

chateaugay claims 49-28
win over hermon-dekalb

Chateaugay's Chloe Champagne (5) pushes through two Hermon-DeKalb defenders to score and extend the Bulldogs lead in the fourth quarter.  Chateaugay advances to the Section X Class D semifinals with the 49-28 victory over Hermon-DeKalb.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Hermon-DeKalb's Breanna Harrington (12) leaps over Chateaugay defender Jennifer Jones (12) to score off the jumper for three points. Third-seeded Chateaugay advances to face #2-seeded  Heuvelton in the semifinal round.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Heuvelton fends off late COUGARS' comeback 41-35

Heuvelton’s Josh Cote (1) battles his was around Edwards-Knox defender Jake Fenlong (10) to score off the jump shot to extend the Bulldogs' lead to four points in the first quarter. Heuvelton held off a late rally attempt by Edwards-Knox to capture the 41-35 victory to advance to the Section X Class D semifinals where they will face the Chateaugay Bulldogs. (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast


Chateaugay’s Jamie Rabideau (22) fights out of a 1-on-4, dishing the ball to a teammate in the first quarter. The Bulldogs' 15-0 run early in the second quarter fueled an insurmountable lead, en route to a 60-41 win over the Green Demons and advance to the Section X Class D semifinals against Heuvelton. (Cody Hartle photo) Game Gallery 

NCSN Saturday HeadlineS

Boys Hoops: Chateaugay, Heuvelton, SRF, Pirates Win
Men's Basketball: Potsdam, Plattsburgh, Canton Win
Women's Hoops: S.L.U., Potsdam, Plattsburgh Beaten
Men's Hockey: Clarkson, St. Lawrence Each Forge Ties
Women's Hockey:Clarkson,Canton,Plattsburgh,SLU Win


Harrisville’s Jaden Sullivan (10) shoots over Madrid-Waddington defenders to put the Pirates in the lead early in the first quarter.  The game was neck-and-neck the whole way, but Harrisville pulled away from Madrid-Waddington to win 68-60 and advance to the Section X Class D semifinals to face St. Regis Falls. (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

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st. regis falls TOPS lisbon 74-38 in class "d" Q-FINALS

St. Regis Falls' Sage Allen (35) slips behind Lisbon defender Hunter Forsythe (32) to net the bucket in the low post.  The Saints jetted out to an 18-point lead late in the first half and held on to that advantage to win 74-38.  The Saints advance to face Heuvelton in the Class D semifinals. (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Friday, February 17, 2017

canton advances to title game BEATING SHAMROCKS

 Canton's Kathryn Furina (24) breaks around two Salmon River defenders to score the quick layup to extend the Golden Bears lead to 12 points in the closing minute of the first quarter. The Bears pulled away early carrying a 30-11 at the half, en route  to capturing a 50-26 victory over Salmon River in the Section X Class B semifinals. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

NCSN friday HeadlineS

Girls Basketball: Canton, OFA Advance To Class B Final
Men's Basketball: Skidmore Beat S.L.U. For Season Title
Women's Hoops: S.L.U., Potsdam, Plattsburgh Beaten
Boys Hockey:Potsdam Nips Canton; Massena Wins Title
Men's Hockey: Clarkson, Plattsburgh Win; S.L.U. Beaten
Women's Hockey: Clarkson, Canton Win; St. Law. Ties


Gouverneur's Elaina Porter (3) fires off a three-pointer from the left baseline.  Porter netted a game-best 25 points, but O.F.A. survived a seesaw battle well into the fourth quarter, pulling out a 65-57 win in the Section X Class B semifinals.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery


Editors Note: The following email message was distributed to coaches and the media early this morning (2/17) from John Tebo, Section X Track Coach and statistics coordinator.  The young man in this message is a winner on more than one level, demonstrating heart, character and true sportsmanship!
Hey coaches, At the conclusion of last night's meet I was approached by Will Bilow from Franklin Academy. Will is a jumper. He does triple, long and high jump. He had his blue ribbon and gold medal in his hand and asked he if I could give them to the Gouverneur coach in honor of Brennan Stevens who also was a jumper and who tragically died in a car accident in the Fall.  Brought me to tears! I then spoke with his mother and Eileen Kilcullen (FA Athletic Director).  His mother told me that at the beginning of the season Will told her that if he won the Triple Jump, he would give his medal in Honor of Brennan. Wow very powerful stuff!  Just goes to show you that even in intense competition, Track and Field athletes are a special breed. They care for each other and honor the sport by doing such unselfish acts.  Thanks, John T.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

o.f.a. beats gouverneur to advance TO CHAMPIONSHIP

Ogdensburg's Anthoni Pope (31) leaps over Gouverneur's Andrew LaPlante (1) and Brock Miller (2) to score and add momentum to the Blue Devils run.  Ogdensburg came off strong start to beat Gouverneur 82-50 in the Section X Class B semifinals and move on to face Canton in the Class B final.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery

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canton downs SHAMROCKS 61-40 to move on to final

Canton's Andy Downs (2) twist up over a Salmon River defender to make the layup and extend the Golden Bears' lead to six points in the third quarter. Canton won 61-40 to advance to the Section X Class B Championship against the Ogdensburg Blue Devils.  (Cody Hartle photo) Game Gallery

canton claims section title
malone 2nd, potsdam 3rd

Ogdensburg’s Breanna Hacia (blue) and Malone’s Breana Sprague (green) battle side by side over the fourth set of hurdles in the 55-meter hurdles. Sprague won the event with a time of 9.56.  Canton repeated as Section X Girls Track Champions.  (Francesco Palumbo photo)  Meet Gallery


Boys Basketball:Canton, Salmon River Win B Semifinals
Boys Track: Malone Repeats as Section X Champions
Girls Track: Canton Repeats as Section X Champions

malone takes section x championship; potsdam 2nd

Runners from Malone, Canton, Indian River and Norwood-Norfolk challenge for the early lead in the 3200-meter relay.  Indian River won the event.   The Malone Huskies took home the Section X Championship posting a team score of 149 points. Potsdam placed in second place at 102 points. Indian River (99), Ogdensburg (77) and Canton (71) rounded out the top five teams. (Francesco Palumbo photo) Meet Gallery

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Girls Basketball: B-M, C-P, H-D, St. Regis, Tupper Win
Boys Basketball: Brushton-Moira Falls To NAC Non-Lg.
Men's Basketball: St. Lawrence Outlasts Clarkson 93-87
Women's Hoops: Clarkson Beats SLU; Potsdam Wins
Boys Hockey: N-N, St. Lawrence, Massena, Canton Win


Sixth-seeded Hermon-DeKalb plays on in the Section X Class D playoffs, after winning their opening-round contest against the #11-seeded Clifton-Fine Eagles 56-23. Bre Harrington splashed a game-best 25 points.  More Details
Brushton-Moira pounded Lisbon 23-3 in the third quarter to secure their 56-23 home victory in the Section X Class D opening round. Junior Myah King led the Panthers with 16 points, including seven in the pivotal third quarter.   More
The Tupper Lake Lumberjacks used home-court advantage to push Potsdam’s season to a close with a 39-16 win in the Section X Class C play-in game. The fourth-seeded Lumberjacks were led by Katie Zurek with 10 points.   More

colton-pierrpont wins 55-43 vs. p-h panthers in opener

Colton-Pierrepont's Maddison Gregg (11) makes a jump shot under the basket over a couple of Panther defenders to grow the Colts' lead to 13 points at the beginning of the fourth quarter.  The Panther's rallied late in the fourth, but Colton-Pierrepont held on to a 55-43 win in the Section X Class D opening round. (Cody Hartle photo) Game Gallery

St. Regis Falls fends off harrisville to advance

St. Regis Falls' Abigail Duquette (12) fires up the jump shot past Harrisville defender Elyssa LaPlantey (15) to score off the breakaway to extend the Saints' lead to 38-35 to end the third quarter. The Saints went on a 12-0 scoring run in the closing three minutes of the game to capture the 52-42 victory and advance to the quarterfinals of the Section X Class D Tournament. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lisbon advances past parishville-Hopkinton 56-35

   Lisbon’s Koby Jordan (34) goes up-and-under Parishville-Hopkinton defender Lucas Snell (32) scoring off the lay-in to extend the Golden Knights' lead to 20 points in the third quarter. Lisbon’s quick scoring in the first half lifted the Golden Knights to a 56-35 victory to advance to the Section X Class D quarterfinal where they will play St. Regis Falls.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery


Boys Hoops: Potsdam, Heuv., Pirates, Lisbon, H-D Win
Girls Basketball: Massena; Canton Bow in Non League
Men's Basketball: Canton Wins; Plattsburgh Defeated
Women's Hoops:Canton Beats V-Tech; Plattsburgh Falls
Boys Hockey: Potsdam Tops Malone 6-2 in Lone Game
Women's Hockey: Utica College Downs Potsdam 3-1

Heuvelton MOVES past c-f eagles to quarterfinals

Heuvelton’s Andrew Woodward breaks past Clifton-Fine defender Robert Muncil (10) to score off a breakaway layup extending the Bulldogs' lead over the Eagles in the first quarter. Heuvelton jumped to a 27-2 lead in the first quarter, jumpstarting  their 92-40 victory to advance into the Section X Class D quarterfinals. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

potsdam picks up first win OF SEASON IN PLAY-IN 74-44

Potsdam’s Zahir Purvis (52) and Norwood-Norfolk’s Michael LaShomb (45) battle for possession of the ball early en route to a 74-44 win over the Flyers in the Class C play-in.  Potsdam advances to the Section X Class C semifinals where they will face the top-seeded St. Lawrence Central Larries.  (Jim Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery 

Sat.-Mon., February 11-13, 2017

Gouverneur captures division II title over o.f.a.

Gouverneur's Jacob Shippee (grey) takes down Ogdensburg's Brody Sheppard (blue) in the opening round of their championship match. Sheppard captured the victory in the match with a 4-0 decision over Shippee to become the Division II Champion at the 152-weight class. The Wildcats captured the Division II Championship over the Blue Devils 192-130. (Cody Hartle photo) Semifinals Gallery - Championship Gallery - Awards Gallery

malone wins division i title BEATING massena & canton

Malone's Jacob Robideau (green) slams Massena's Tyler Oxley (red) to the mat earning two points for the takedown early in their match.  Robideau narrowly defeated Oxley in an 8-7 decision to capture the Division I Championship at the 120-pound weight class.  The Huskies won the Section X Division I Championship raking in 203 points overall. The Red Raiders placed second scoring 118 points, while Canton scored 101 points to take third.

Friday, February 10, 2017

POTSDAM bows out of girls HOCKEY state semifinals 5-1

Skaneateles attacker Megan Teachout (2) fires a one-timer toward Potsdam's goal to make the lead 2-0 in the second period. Potsdam scored early in the second frame, but that's all they would get.  Skaneateles beat Potsdam 5-1 in the New York State Girls Hockey Semifinals at SUNY Canton.  Sophie Kush netted the only goal of the first period on a power play goal at 2:27. Megan Teachout extended the lead to 2-0 just 1:44 into the second period on a one-timer blast on a feed from Sophia Burns. Just over three minutes later, Potsdam cut the lead to 2-1 when Gabi Jones completed the two-on-none chance and buried the puck behind Johna Halko. But Skaneateles answered less than four minutes later when Abby Kuhns wrested a shot past Potsdam keeper Taylor Razis to regain the two-goal margin. Teachout’s power play goal and Kuhn’ empty netter in the third period sealed the Lakers’ win. Potsdam closed out its season at 16-4-2 overall.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery

dalton lifts Ogdensburg past canton in 75-74 win

Ogdensburg’s Connor Badlam (0) leaps over Canton defenders Brandon Lorrenc (33) and Andy Downs (20) to score off the fadeaway jumper to extend the Blue Devils lead to five points in the beginning of the third quarter. OFA's Joey Dalton scored the game-winning bucket with just 5.2 seconds remaining for a 75-74 Ogdensburg victory.  The epic win earned O.F.A. the regular-season Central Division crown.  In the final 10 seconds, Declan Porter backed down a defender in the low post, then spun to drop in the go-ahead bucket 74-73.  With just 5.2 seconds remaining, Anthoni Pope eyed Joe Dalton on a backdoor cut and messaged a perfect pass for the catch-and-ally-oop finish that proved to be the game winner.  Badlam led the scoring downing 29 points, while Dalton added 22 and Cale Sargent chipped in 15. Louden Porter led the Golden Bears with 22 points, while Tom Bornick scored 19 and Declan Porter chipped in 11.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Thursday, February 9, 2017


With the close battles all season, there could have been co-champions in all three divisions of the Northern Athletic Conference girls basketball standings this year. However, Canton captured the only sole championship in rallying from a six-point halftime deficit to slip past host Ogdensburg 54-52. Canton outscored the Blue Devils 19-13 in the final quarter, behind the 15-point performance of Catherine Chisholm. Janet Beaudin put Canton in the lead with a traditional three-pointer with two minutes left in regulation. Had OFA won the contest, the teams would have shared the Central title.
After splitting their head-to-head matchups, Hammond and Heuvelton completed a run of the rest of the division, closing out 11-1 league records and a share of the West Division title. Hammond beat third-place Edwards-Knox 58-35, while Heuvelton closed out with a bye on the final night of the West Division season.
After Chaeaugay’s 33-28 overtime victory over Madrid-Waddington on Monday, both teams won their regular-season finales to split the East Division title. The Jackets pulled out a 51-41 win at Brushton-Moira behind 16 points from Hannah Marcellus, while Chateaugay doubled down on Norwood-Norfolk 53-26 behind an 18-point showing from Danielle Cook.


St. Lawrence Central senior guard Breana Evans (5) gets bumped as she splits a pair of Gouverneur defenders, but still manages to complete her pass.  The Wildcats beat the Larries 55-52.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery


Girls Basketball: Division Titles Clinched on Final Night
Boys Wrestling: Gouverneur Finishes Unbeaten Season

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Boys Basketball: Bulldogs Clinch East & Share of West
Girls Basketball: Chateaugay Moves To 1st Place in East
Boys Hockey: Canton, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Win
Women's Hockey: #1 Plattsburgh Blanks Middlebury 4-0
Boys Wrestling: Gouverneur Clinches Share of Title

St. Lawrence central beats potsdam in 5-0 shutout

St. Lawrence Central's Colby Jenkins (7) fires a shot past a Potsdam defender and the goalie to gain the fourth score for the Larries.  Potsdam was unable to solve Larries' goalie Rico DiMatteo who stopped all 22 shots he faced in St. Lawrence's 5-0 win. (Cody Hartle Photo). Game Gallery

Canton scores late in third to beat salmon river 2-1

Canton's John Mahoney (8) fires a shot past a couple of Salmon River defenders, but gets blocked by the Shamrock's goalie. The teams played to a 1-1 tie into the third period, but the Bears scored in the final minutes to beat Salmon River 2-1. Jack Finnerty scored both goals for the Bears, including the game winner with 3:45 remaining in regulation.  Sam Martin and Cooper Waters assisted on the first-period goal, while Martin and Antonio Vecchio logged assists on the second Bears' score.  Salmon River's Tim Cook scored the tweener in the second period to tie.  Canton's Jerod Burchell stopped 30 shots, while Jarrad Jackson posted 24 stops for the Rocks.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery


Madrid-Waddington's Jesse Lemere (3) climbs over a Chateaugay defender to score off a quick jump shot to cut the Bulldogs'' lead to just one point to begin the second quarter. Chateaugay held off the late comeback attempt from the Yellow Jackets in the closing minutes to capture the 60-54 victory and the East Division championship.  Chateaugay's Josh McDonald netted a game-best 18 points, while Chandler LaPlante dished in 16 points and Josh Secore added 15.  For Madrid-Waddington, Lamere tossed in 17 points, while Bradyen Bush scored 13, Brennan Harmer added 12 and Jake Robinson pitched in 10 points.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Monday, February 6, 2017

Massena fends off canton, dealing bears' first loss

Massena’s Alexander Rusaw (24) leaps between Canton defenders Brandon Lorrenc (33) and Declan Porter (3) to score off the inbound play to extend the lead to 10 points in the third quarter.  The Red Raiders held off a late scoring burst to hand Canton its first division loss 69-66.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

NCSN Monday HeadlineS

Boys Basketball: Massena Hands Canton First Div. Loss
Girls Basketball:Canton,Heuvelton Clinch Share of Titles

Massena broke away from an 11-11, first-quarter finish, with a 24-7 run in the second period that generated a 14-point halftime lead. The run-and-gun Massena transition game, lead by senior Dante Viskovich who netted 16 points by the half, was also aided by a nine-point second quarter from Josh Sheets. Massena opened a 16-point, third-quarter lead, but then could not stop a fierce comeback by the Bears who flipped the scoreboard to a five-point lead late in the fourth quarter. The Raiders attack offset the run with a 12-2 burst. Canton sophomore Declan Porter buried a long-distance desperation three-pointer with four seconds remaining to draw the Bears within two points, 68-66. After a final Raider free-throw to make it 69-66, Porter launched a three-quarter-court Hail Mary as the clock expired, but the potential game-tying shot came up short. Porter splashed seven three-pointers and piled up a game-best 39 points to counter 32 points put down by Viskovich. Massena’s Alex Rusaw hit 11 points, all in the second half. The Bears got a strong performance from freshman guard Andy Downs who came alive for 17 of his 19 points in the second half.


Madrid-Waddington girls suffered their first league loss of the season, failing to score in overtime, after a tenacious defensive battle against the Chateaugay Bulldogs. The teams inched out to a 7-7 tie through the first quarter, with Chateaugay clinging to a slim 17-16 halftime lead. The Bulldogs expanded the lead to 26-20 through three quarters, before the Jackets’ offense caught a spark to take a 28-26 lead with the first eight points of the fourth quarter. M-W held the visitors to just two points in the quarter, but could not produce the game winner. All of Chateaugay’s five points in the extra period came from the free-throw line on eight FT attempts. Alicia Cook paced the Bulldogs with 13 points. Danielle Cook added seven points. Hannah Marcellus netted half of the scoring for the Yellow Jackets, with a game-best 14 points. Danielle Hough and Sydney Hosmer added seven points apiece. With the win, Chateaugay (11-1) issued Madrid-Waddington its first divisional loss of the season and stalled the Yellow Jackets from clinching the regular-season East Division title, while moving within a half-game of the division leaders in the final week of the season.

Sat.-Sun., February 4-5, 2017


Gouverneur’s Lucas Carr makes his first attempt at the long Jump at the Boys Winter Track Varsity Invitational held at St. Lawrence University.  Saranac Central outran Malone by just three points to claim first place at the 14-team invitational.  Potsdam was third.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Meet Gallery


Gouverneur’s Ireland Martin makes her first attempt at the long jump at the Girls Winter Track  Invitational held at St. Lawrence University Saturday night.  Sixteen teams participated in the event with Malone earning first place for the first time this season, followed closely by Saranac Central and Canton.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Meet Gallery

Friday, February 3, 2017


Massena’s Katy Underwood (11) whips a shot on goal, midway through the second period, but the puck goes just wide of the Potsdam net, keeping the Sandstoners in a 2-1 lead to end the second period. Potsdam captured a 3-1 victory over the Raiders win the Section X Championship and advance to the N.Y. State Championship tournament next weekend at SUNY Canton.  (Jenne photo)  Game Gallery


Girls Hockey: Potsdam Downs Massena For Sec. X Title
Boys Hockey: O.F.A., Salmon River Win; Canton Edged
Men's Hockey:Potsdam Falls 5-4 in OT;Canton Bows 5-4
Women's Hockey: Clarkson Wins; S.L.U. Nips Harvard
Boys Basketball: Jackets Trip Saints; Salmon, O.F.A. Win
Girls Basketball: M-W, Massena, E-K, Chateaugay Win
Men's Basketball: Clarkson Downs RIT; Saints Beaten
Women's Basketball: Local Teams All Beaten Friday
Boys Swimming: Gouverneur Downs South Lewis 80-67
Boys Wrestling:Gouverneur Unbeaten; O.F.A. Pins Bears

o.f.a. holds off ICEMEN'S RALLY IN 7-5 division victory

Ogdensburg’s Jarred Barr (7) fires a shot past Norwood-Norfolk defender Jude Lauzon (4) and Icemen goalie Grant Van Buren (1) to score the fourth goal for the Blue Devils lifting them to a 4-0 lead at end the first period. Ogdensburg held off a furious comeback attempt by the Icemen to pick up a 7-5 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery


Tupper Lake’s Kiley Stradley (23) leaps over two Norwood-Norfolk defenders to just keep the ball inbounds and maintain possession for the Lumberjacks early in the first quarter. Tupper Lake pulled away from Norwood-Norfolk in the second half of the game to capture the 42-20 victory.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery



Thursday, February 2, 2017

North Country Tigers semi-pro football LAUNCHES

A recently-formed semi-professional football organization, the North Country Tigers, has been approved for team status in the Northeastern Football Alliance. The new North Country Tigers, based in Potsdam, NY, was one of four new teams accepted by the N.F.A. at its January 29th annual meeting held in Geneva, NY. The Tigers were the only new team that was not based in the Rochester area. North Country will open its season on Saturday, June 10th, with an inaugural home game against the Southern Tier Diesel. All five regular-season Tiger home games will be played under the lights at the Potsdam High School turf football field, starting at 7:00 p.m. The Tigers will also have five road games against all other teams in the NFA’s Double A Division. Along with the Diesel, the Tigers’ other conference opponents include North Country regional rival Carthage Revolution, the Ithaca Warriors, the Charlotte Colonials and the Rochester Renegades. The Colonials and Renegades are also new to the Alliance this season. The 2017 campaign will run from June 10th to August 26th, concluding with a home game vs. Ithaca. The Tigers have also been in contact with a West Coast team from Washington State that is interested in coming to Potsdam to fill a bye week in August. The Northern Football Alliance’s 2017 playoffs will begin on September 9th. The Tigers will be sporting a bright, bold team look of orange, black and white uniforms, with an aggressive Tigers’ logo on the chest. Each helmet will also be embossed with a Tiger head logo. The North Country Tigers was formed in the Fall 2016 by team owner Cody Jenne of Norwood, NY. Jenne is a 2016 graduate of SUNY Canton with a major in sports management. He is also a five-year staff member at North Country SportsNet.


Colton-Pierrepont's Aidun Wright (32) drains a three-pointer over Hermon-DeKalb defender Tanner Hale (21), after the Colts' defender swiped the ball moments before.  Wright, a JV call-up for the depleted Colts, netted 10 points, including eight in the second half, while Ben McKinley also posted 10 points for the Colts.  However, Hermon-DeKalb used a 16-0 run to start the game to springboard a 70-34 win.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

“We are excited to bring semi-pro football back to the St. Lawrence Valley region,” said Jenne. “We reached out to players from St. Lawrence, Franklin and northern Jefferson counties, as well southeastern Ontario, Canada. To date, we have at least 53 players signed and committed to playing in our inaugural season.” The first head coach for the Tigers is James Compeau of Massena, NY, who has past semi-pro coaching experience as defensive coordinator for the former St. Lawrence Valley Trailblazers and assistant coach of the now-defunct Massena Silver and Black. “We’re going to put in a really fast offense,” said Compeau. “It’s going to be more of a ‘run and shoot.’ We are going to be using a new tackle style, with fast linebackers and be very diverse.” Windy DeRushia of Massena will serve as Compeau’s assistant coach and will be the first female assistant coach ever in the Northeastern Football Alliance. DeRushia has played professional women’s football on the offensive and defensive lines for the Montreal Blitz and the Carolina Queens. She has also served as assistant coach for the Massena Central School modified football team.


Boys Basketball:Hermon-DeKalb Tips Colton-Pierrepont
Girls Basketball: Massena Upsets Canton; N-N, E-K Win
Girls Hockey Playoffs: Clinton Eliminates Alex Bay 4-1
Football: New North Country Tigers Team Launches

COLTS OUTDUEL PANTHERS behind chamerlain's 15 pts.

Parishville-Hopkinton guard Taylor Scovil (15) rolls around two Colton-Pierrepont defenders to drop in the short shot under the basket.  Schuyler Chamberlain dropped in 15 points to lead the Colts to a 39-29 victory over the Panthers.  (Jim Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

For the second time in a week, an undefeated division leader in Section X-NAC has been upset.  The Massena Lady Raiders pulled off their biggest win of the season, rallying from an early 11-2 first-quarter deficit and conquering the Canton Lady Bears 53-46.  Lexis Jacobs and Sydnee Carroll each scored 11 points for Massena, who prevented Canton from capturing the Central Division title.  The Bears still hold a game-and-a-half lead over Ogdensburg in the Central race.

Another Section X player has reached the 1,000-point varsity career mark.  Hammond's Sierra Fleming reached the milestone in the second quarter, in the Red Devils' 70-22 victory over Lisbon.  Fleming finished with 18 points on the night, while Alyson Crosby finished with 23 points to lead Hammond.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

harrington & White lift hermon-dekalb past saints

Hermon-DeKalb's Brenna Harrington (12) skies over St. Regis Falls' defender Jenna Susice (5) to score off the fast break and extend the Green Demons' lead to 13 points in the middle of the third quarter.  Hermon-DeKalb's Miranda White drained 23 points, while Harrington scored 21 points lifting the Green Demons to a 57-36 victory over the Saints. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

herne, todd, stone lead massena to 3-0 semifinal win

Massena attacker Brittany Streeter (5) takes on a Salmon River defender to move the buck to center ice.  Gisele Todd scored the opening goal just seconds into the game, then K.C. Herne used a quick decoy move to tuck the puck into the net for the second goal just 36 seconds later, to thrust Massena into a quick 2-0 lead in beating Salmon River in the Section X semifinals.  (Jim Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

NCSN wednesday Headlines

Boys Basketball: Hammond Beats Clifton-Fine 104-43
Girls Basketball: H-D Beats St. Regis; Gouverneur Wins
Boys Hockey: Salmon River, St. Lawrence, Massena Win
Girls Hockey: Massena, Potsdam, B'town, Lakers Win
Boys Wrestling: Gouverneur Downs O.F.A.; Malone Wins


Canton's Elizabeth Burke (30) snags a low shot near the corner of the net.  Erica Sloan’s two goals proved to be the game winner and an insurance score, as second-seeded Potsdam advanced past #3-seeded Canton in the semifinal round of the Section X playoffs.  (Jim Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery