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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Thursday, February 22, 2018


The Canton Golden Bears celebrate with their championship banner and trophy after capturing the Section X Class B Championship by defeating Ogdensburg in a thrilling 56-55 victory.  After the Bears' most of the second half, Cody Sipher hit the game-winning low-post jumper on an inbound play with just 4.3 seconds remaining, then Cale Sargent launched a desperation 25-footer at the buzzer that hit the front of the rim.  Canton now advances into the Section X overall semifinals and the NYSPHSAA Class B tournament.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Ogdensburg’s Cale Sargent (32) leaps up around Canton defenders Cody Sipher (15) and Brandon Lorenc (12) to score and extend the Blue Devil lead to seven points midway through the first quarter. Canton’s Declan Porter led all scoring with 20 points, followed by teammate Cody Sipher with 15 points. For the Blue Devils, Mecci Johnson downed 15 points, followed by MeSean Johnson with 14 points.  Ogdensburg closed its season at 17-5 overall.


Boys Basketball: Canton Edges OFA 56-55 For "B" Title
Girls Basketball: Canton Surges To Beat Wildcats 55-43
Boys Hockey: St. Lawrence, O.F.A. Win D2 Semifinals

Canton pulls AWAY IN 2ND HALF TO WIN CLASS "C" 55-43

The Canton Lady Bears pulled away from a slim 24-21 lead at the half behind the three-point shooting of Meredith Drury to blow open a 19-point lead midway through the fourth quarter.  Drury finished with 15 points, all from beyond the arc, to lead the Bears to a 55-43 win over Gouverneur in the Section X Class B championship at SUNY Potsdam.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast


St. Lawrence Central’s Carter Rose (9) flicks a wrist shot right into the glove of Islanders' goalie. The Larries held the Islanders scoreless at 2-0 heading into the third period, before allowing a goal with ten minutes remaining.  In the final two minutes, Thousand Islands pulled their goalie, resulting in a Larries open net goal.  St. Lawrence claims a 3-1 victory on their home ice and will take on Ogdensburg on Monday for the Division II Championship. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

O.F.A. stuns Salmon river 5-2 in winning div. ii semifinal

Salmon River’s Dillon St Ann-Spinner (16) tries to stick the puck toward an opening to the right of Ogdensburg goalie Jacob Ball (30).  Ball made the save.  Ball had an impressive outing, holding the Shamrocks scoreless till the third period. Isaac Testani netted two goals, while teammate Jackson Troiano found the back of the net during the third period. Ogdensburg went on to win the game 5-2 in the Section X Division II semifinals.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  Game Gallery

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Girls Basketball: E-K Ends Bulldogs Run; Hamm. Wins
Boys Hockey: Canton Eliminates Potsdam in Semifinal
Men's Hockey: Potsdam & Plattsburgh Fall in Q-Finals

Edwards-Knox holds on to DEFEAT Heuvelton 38-34

Edwards-Knox’s Carly Frary (22) banks two points in the first quarter in a close battle with the Heuvelton Bulldogs. The Cougars held off Heuvelton's late rally to win 38-34 in the girls Class D semifinal . (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery


Hammond’s Kelsey Bennett (13) leaps over Colton-Pierrepont defender Kaitlynn Long (15) to score the short jump shot to extend the Red Devils' lead to three points over the Colts to end the first quarter. Hammond pulled away from Colton-Pierrepont in the second and third quarters to capture the 55-31 victory to advance into the Section X Class D Championship game on Saturday when they will take on the Edwards-Knox Cougars. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

strong second period lifts canton past potsdam 5-1

Canton’s Easton Butterfield (4) blasts a shot on Potsdam goalie Lliam Hourihan (40) from the top of the crease,  However, the shot was blocked by Hourihan to keep the game scoreless midway through the first period. Potsdam and Canton battled to a 1-1 tie at the end of the first period , However, the Golden Bears scored two goals in both the second and third periods to capture the 5-1 victory and advance into the Section X Division I Championship where they will take on the Massena Red Raiders.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Boys Basketball: M-W Jackets, Harrisville Head to Finale
Women's Basketball: SLU Bows To Vassar in Q-final
Boys Hockey: Islanders, Ogdensburg Win Quarterfinal

vassar outlasts s.l.u. in liberty league first Round

Nicole Teta landed a shot from the arc with 1:35 to play and Sophie Nick went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line to secure a 53-48 won over the St. Lawrence University women's basketball team in a Liberty League first-round playoff game in Burkman Gymnasium on Tuesday evening. Senior Cara Waterson and junior Meghan Hynes led the Scarlet and Brown with 12 points each, shooting 5-for-10 and 5-for 11, respectively. The two combined for seven rebounds, while first-year Katie Frederick posted a team-high 14 rebounds. Frederick, Kaelyn Kohlasch and Katie Gallagher each tallied six points for the Saints. An even match from start, both teams were knotted at four just two and a half minutes into the first frame. Nick made a quick jump shot to give Vassar a 10-6 lead with about three minutes to play. Waterson rolled three straight layups to give the Saints a two-point lead and Ariella Rosenthal responded to tie the game at 12 after the first ten minutes of play.   The Brewers used the second quarter to their advantage outscoring the Saints 24-12. Isa Peczuh netted a 3-pointer and layup improving Vassar's lead to 23-18 midway through the frame. Peczuh extended the Brewers' lead to 11 twice, the second with a jump shot with 2:03 to play and Vassar managed a 36-24 lead at halftime. St. Lawrence rallied after the break, Kohlasch netted a 3-pointer with just over three minutes remaining to cut Vassar's lead to five. The Saints outshot the Brewers 11-4 in the third. Kohlasch drained another shot from the arc putting the Saints up by two with 5:26 to play and giving them their first lead of the game since the first quarter. Maeve Sussman knotted the game on a jump shot just over a minute and a half later, and Rosenthal tied the game once more before Teta's 3-pointer at 1:35. Hynes pushed the ball out of the hands of Teta to record the steal and the layup closing the gap to 49-48 in favor of the Brewers. Nick put the game away for Vassar at the free-throw line. "It was a fun game tonight," said head coach Dan Roiger. "Playoff games come down to usually one or two possessions and this was a one possession game, they made a triple when it mattered and we responded with a bucket, but were one point short going into the final minute."  The Saints finished the 2017-18 season 17-9 overall.


SEMIFINAL: m-w JACKETS OUTDUEL chateaugay 60-49

Madrid-Waddington’s Braydon Bush (33) extends his shot around Chateaugay defender Chandler LaPlante (2) to score off the layup, giving the Yellow Jackets a four-point lead in the first quarter. Leading by just three points in the fourth quarter, M-W generated a 10-4 surge down the stretch to capture a 60-49 victory to advance into the Section X Class D Championship against top-seeded Harrisville on Saturday at SUNY Potsdam. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Harrisville pulls AWAY in 2ND QTR. TO BEAT H-D 70-42

Harrisville’s Trenton Sullivan (14) pulls up just inside of the arc for two points.  After leading 14-11 after the first quarter, the Pirates shut down the Demon offense and pulled away to beat Hermon-DeKalb 70-42 in the boys Class D semifinals.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

barr scores 100th goal; o.f.a. wins over malone 5-1

Ogdensburg forward Jared Barr (7) battles his way past Malone defender Jordan St. Hilare (20) and charges toward the Huskies' goal.  Barr scored three goals, including his varsity-career 100th goal, leading the Blue Devils past the Huskies 5-1 in the Section X Division II semifinals. Ogdensburg now advances to face Salmon River in the semifinal round.  (NCSN file photo)  Game Gallery

ISLANDERS advance in 4-3 comeback win OVER ICEMEN

A Thousand Islands forward tries to poke the puck free from Norwood-Norfolk goalie Stephen Wagstaff (1).  However, Wagstaff blocked and covered up the shot to keep the game scoreless in the first period.  Ty Cotter netted the hat trick for the Icemen, However, the Islanders captured the 4-3 victory surging in the third period. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Monday, February 19, 2018

malone claims class a title over massena in 58-53 win

The Malone Huskies celebrate with their championship trophy and banner after winning the Section X Class A Championship game by defeating the Massena Red Raiders 58-53. The Huskies were led in scoring by Cole Fountain who downed 19 points, while teammate Hunter Ansari drained 14 points. The Huskies advance to the overall Section X semifinals and the NYSPHSAA Class A Tournament in March. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Carroll drops IN 17 during raiders' 47-44 Class A WIN

Massena’s Sydnee Carroll (12) capitalizes on the fast break by scoring an uncontested layup during fourth-quarter action. Carroll led the Red Raiders with 17 points, while teammates Paige Perry and Bailey Trumble put up seven and five points respectively. The Huskies' Haley Raville led all scorers with 18 points, while Leah Gallagher and Madison Ansari each put up nine. The Red Raiders held off the Huskies late-game rally to claim the Section X Class A Championship 47-44. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Sunday, February 18, 2018

colton-pierrepont pulls out 46-38 win vs. harrisville

Colton-Pierrepont’s Schyler Chamberlain (14) wraps around Harrisville defender Hannah LaPlantey (2) to down the basket. The Colts pulled away with an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to capture the 46-38 victory in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Hammond advances past hermon-dekalb in 67-31 win

Hammond’s Kelsey Bennett (13) breaks around Hermon-DeKalb defender Brooke Reed (13) to score the quick layup to extend the Red Devils' lead to 20-7 near the end of the first quarter. Hammond pulled awayfor a 67-31 victory in the Class D quarterfinals.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

NCSN Sunday HeadlineS

Girls Basketball: Colts, Hammond, Heuvelton, E-K Win

Mccormick nets 27 during 64-43 heuvelton victory

Heuvelton’s Madison McCormick (24) elevates above three Chateaugay defenders during the Section X Class D quarter-finals, as #4-seeded Heuvelton took down fifth-seeded Chateaugay 64-35.  McCormick led all scorers with 27 points, while teammate Alex Steele netted 14 points.  Chateaugay was led by Morgan Thomas with 16 points and Jaelyn Martin with 12.  Heuvelton moves on to the Class D semifinals against Edwards-Knox. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

Edwards-Knox cruises past lisbon in quarterfinals

Edwards-Knox's Koryn Rowe sinks a three-pointer from isolation during quarterfinal action as the #9-seeded Lisbon Knights took on the top-seeded Edwards-Knox Cougars. Carly Frary scored a game-best 14 points, while Abby Hart and Koryn Rowe netted 13 points apiece. For Lisbon, Alexa McKee led the way with 12 points while Riley Green had nine.  The Cougars won 65-26, and advance to face Heuvelton in the semifinals. (O'Brien photo) Game Gallery


Saturday, February 17, 2018

H-D's Alex denesha NETS 38 in 52-49 comeback O.T. WIN

Hermon-DeKalb’s Alex Denesha (12) puts up two points off the glass. Denesha would be the Demons' solo scorer of the first half with 17 points and a game total of 38.  H-D rallied in the fourth quarter to erase an eight-point deficit, force overtime and take a 52-49 comeback victory over Heuvelton in the Class D quarterfinal. (Wangerin photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

TOP-SEED Harrisville takes QUARTERFINAL: 85-52 VS. e-k  

Harrisville’s Peyton Schmitt (24) pulls up for two points in the first quarter. Harrisville defeated Edwards-Knox 85-52 in the boys Section X Class D quarterfinals held at Potsdam. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast


Boys Hoops: H-D Wins in OT; Jackets, Pirates, Chat. Win
Men's Basketball: Plattsburgh, Clarkson Win; Bears Fall
Women's Basketball: Canton, Clarkson Win; SLU Falls
Boys Hockey: Northeastern Clinton Rocks Icemen 10-2
Men's Hockey: Cardinals Win; Clarkson, SLU, Bears Fall
Women's Hockey: Canton Rallies; Clarkson, S.L.U. Win


In a history of great teams with Section X titles and a state championship in 2007, this past week Chateaugay's Chandler LaPlante became the Bulldogs' all-time leading boys scorer.  Chandler needed 34 points to tie the old mark of 1,219 set by Stewart Swanston in 1975-1978, at the beginning of Section X.  He scored 35 in the Bulldogs win over Tupper Lake, to reach 1,220.  He is just the ninth boy in Bulldog history to reach 1,000 points, passing that plateau earlier this season.  Chandler is flanked by coaches Mike Martin and Jason LaPlante (Photo provided)

Madrid-Waddington'S QUICK START SINKS ST. REGIS 70-46

Madrid-Waddington’s Jacob Rice nails the fade-away jumper for two points late in the third quarter.  Madrid-Waddington rolled out to a 20-7 first quarter lead and never let up in beating St. Regis Falls 70-46 in the boys Section X Class D quarterfinals.(Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery


Chateaugay's Chandler LaPlante (2) swings around the rim for the two-point hook shot.  After Lisbon edged out to a 7-6 lead, the Bulldogs reeled off 20 straight points to take the lead. The Bulldogs cruised to a 62-31 win over Lisbon in Section X Class D quarterfinal. (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery NCSN Broadcast

Friday, February 16, 2018

canton pulls away in third QTR. TO BEAT pOTSDAM 61-42

Gouverneur’s Abigail Riutta (4) takes the jump shot past Ogdensburg defender Natalie McCormick (5) to score the distance two-pointer to lift the Wildcats to a five-point lead midway through the first quarter. Gouverneur broke away from Ogdensburg in the fourth quarter to capture a 40-32 victory and advance to the Section X Class B Championship where they will face the Canton Golden Bears. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery 

canton pulls away in third in 61-42 win past potsdam

Canton’s Katelyn Flannigan (11) breaks through the Potsdam defense and scores off the layup to expand the Golden Bears' lead to 10 points in the third quarter. The Bears pulled away in that third quarter en route to a 61-42 victory and advance to the Section X Class B Championship game where they will take on the Gouverneur Wildcats Thursday night at SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

NCSN friday HeadlineS

Girls Hoops: Canton, Wildcats, Larries, M-W Win Semis
Men's Basketball: Potsdam,Plattsburgh Carry Away Wins
Women's Basketball: St. Lawrence Wins; Potsdam Falls
Boys Hockey: Icemen Rally To Tie Potsdam 4-4 in O.T.
Men's Hockey:Potsdam Wins, Platts.Ties, Clarkson Falls
Women's Hockey:Clarkson, Potsdam, SUNY Canton Win
Boys Wrestling: Refigured Scores Gives Malone Title

st. lawrence central keeps the lead for a 55-38 win

St. Lawrence Central’s Maggi Yandoh (4) hits the jumper in the paint in the third quarter. St. Lawrence Central pounced on the Panthers in the first quarter, converting three steals and pulling out to a 16-8 lead.takes a 55-38 win over Brushton-Moira. Yandoh led the Larries with a game-best 22 points. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery


Top-seeded Madrid-Waddington had its hands full against upset-minded and fourth-seeded Norwood-Norfolk in the Section X Class C semifinals.  Trailing by 12 entering the fourth quarter, the Flyers cut the Jackets' lead to 36-30 with just under three minutes remaining.  However, Madrid-Waddington connected on back-to-back baskets and held the Flyers to just two points in its end game to pull out a 40-32 victory.  The Jackets advance to the Class C title game vs. St. Lawrence Central.  M-W's top scorers included Morgan Burns with 10 points and Emma Plumley with nine.  Emma Schiavone and Maisie Voss scored nine points each to pace the Flyers who closed out their campaign at 8-13.


Norwood-Norfolk’s Nate Moulton (8) slaps the puck into the back of the net for the hat trick in the second period.  Moulton would score all four goals for the Icemen in the game. After falling behind 4-1 after the first period, Norwood-Norfolk rallied with two goals in the middle frame and on goal in the third, then held on a  a 4-4 overtime tie against the Sandstoners.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Corrected Championship Scores: Malone wins title

The Malone Huskies of Franklin Academy hold their Section X championship banner, after a refiguring of previously-released scores revealed they had won the 2017-2018 wrestling title.  Front Row L to R: Sam Searles, Allex Robideau, Kyle Wood, Thomas Trombley,  Second Row L to R: Nick Horner, Nate Recore, Alfred MacNeill, Tyler Tambini, Bryant Rowe, Jeremiah King, Jered Mulverhill, Tyler Trombley, Izaiah Robideau, Lucas Martin, and Hunter White. Not in the photo: Alex Boyea, Trey LaGrave, and Kody Rock  (Photo provided)  Championship Gallery

Thursday, February 15, 2018


 Canton girls claimed the Section X Girls Indoor Track and Field Championship with an overall score of 151.5.  Malone finished second with 94, while Potsdam brought home the bronze with 63 points.  The Girls Track MVP was awarded to Canton's Grace Bessette, while Field MVP was awarded to Potsdam's Grace Merchant. (O'Brien photo) Game Gallery


 Malone was crowned Section X Champions during 2018 Indoor Track and Field sectionals.  Franklin Academy won the event with 147 overall points. Indian River finished second with 81, edging Canton with 80.  (Troy O'Brien photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg pulls ahead in 2nd QTR. to win "B" SEMIFINAL

Ogdensburg’s MeSean Johnson (15) gets the layup for two points against a Salmon River defender to tie the game in the first quarter.  The Blue Devils beat Salmon River 76-47 in the Section X Class B semis.  (Wangerin photo) Game Gallery


Canton’s Declan Porter (3) puts up the rebound for two points in the third quarter.  The Golden Bears pulled away in the third quarter to beat Potsdam 95-54 in the Section X Class B semifinals.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery


Boys Basketball:Canton, O.F.A.,Brushton Win Semifinals
Boys Hockey: Salmon River Trounces Malone 9-1
Boys Track: Malone Repeats Title; Indian River 2nd
Girls Track: Canton Repeats as Champs; Malone 2nd

brushton-moira advances past n-n flyers in 50-46 win

Brushton-Moira’s Logan Bassett (3) breaks past Norwood-Norfolk defender Michael LaShomb (45) to score off the jump shot to take the lead from the Flyers early in the first quarter. Brushton-Moira pulled away from Norwood-Norfolk late in the fourth quarter to capture the 50-46.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Lisbon’s Alexa McKee (23) puts up two points on a baseline eight-footer for the first points of the game to start what would become a seesaw battle at Parishville-Hopkinton in the Section X Class D opening round.  Lisbon outlasted the P-H Panthers 39-33 to advance against Edwards-Knox.  (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Lady Demons upend Saints during opening round

Hermon-DeKalb’s Brooke Reed (13) shoots a deep two during the second half, giving her seven points on the night, as the Green Demons eliminated St. Regis Falls 72-20 in the opening around of the Section X Class D playoffs. Hermon-DeKalb's Miranda White led the way with 16 points, while Zarina Hernandez notched 13. The Saints lwere led by Alexis McDonald with eight points. (O’Brien photo) Game Gallery


Girls Basketball:Lisbon, H-D, Harrisville,Chateaugay Win
Women's Basketball: SUNY Canton Falls To Villa Maria
Boys Hockey: Larries Clinch D-II; NN, SR, Massena Win

southwick leads massena past potsdam in 3-1 victory

Massena’s Nick Linstad (9) blasts a close wrist shot onto Potsdam goalie Lliam Hourihan (40) midway through the first period. Hourihan made the glove save to keep the game scoreless. Two goals from Robert Southwick and a goal from Chris Page lifted the Red Raiders over the Sandstoners in a 3-1 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery


Sixth-seeded Harrisville defended their home court against #11-seeded Tupper Lake 73-23 and advancing past the opening round of the Section X Class D playoffs.  The Pirates got off to a hot start, ending the first half with a 38-13 lead and holding the Lumberjacks to just 10 points after halftime. Harrisville's leading scorers were Delanie Baker with 20 points and Hannah LaPlatney with 15.  More

The #12-seeded Morristown Green Rockets put forth a good showing against fifth-seeded Chateaugay, before the Bulldogs closed out a 40-28 win in the opening round of the Section X Class D playoffs.  Jaelyn Martin dropped in 15 points and Morgan Thomas chipped in nine to lead the Bulldogs to the quarterfinals vs. Heuvelton.  More

ST. lawrence RALLIES TO EDGE O.F.A. 5-4 & clinch d-ii

St. Lawrence Central’s Payton Felix (10) slaps a short shot into the back of the net to tie the game 1-1 late in the first period.  The Larries rallied from behind with four goals in the third period in a close battle with O.F.A., downing the Blue Devils 5-4 to clinch the NAC Division II regular-season title.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery 


Salmon River’s Gage King-Gorman (66) fires a shot onto the Canton goal where his shot was stopped by Golden Bears goalie Jerod Burchell (1) to keep the Shamrocks to a 1-0 lead early in the first period. The Shamrocks scored the first goal of the game in the first ten seconds to set the tone as the Shamrocks netted four goals in the opening period before beating Canton 7-0. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

tenth seeded Lisbon pulls off upset over #7 hammond

Lisbon's Carter Jordan angles to the rack for the lefty lay-in against Hammond's Brett Gleason (3).  A hard fought game between tenth-seeded Lisbon and #7-seeded host Hammond in the Section X Class D playoff opener resulted in a 65-50 upset victory for the Golden Knights.  Lisbon came out of the gates hot, ending the first half with a 10-point lead, then expanding the lead to 13 after three quarter.  However, the Hammond Red Devils roared back to within four during the fourth quarter, before running out of time.  Lisbon's Adam Gravlin led all scorers with 19 points.  The Knights face Chateaugay in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  (Photo Courtesy Lisa Freeman)

E-K upsets tupper lake 64-50 to advances in playoffs

In a Section X Class D play-in matchup between ninth-seeded Edwards-Knox and #8-seeded Tupper Lake, the Cougars emerged victorious 64-50.  With short-staffed Edwards-Knox leading 44-42 entering the fourth quarter, the game was decided on the Cougars' 20-8 scoring surge in the final quarter. For the underdog Edward-Knox squad, Parker Harper led all scorers with 23 points, while Justin Scott notched 18.  The Cougars advance to take on top-seeded Harrisville in the quarterfinals. The Lumberjacks were led by scorers Jacob Stradly and Bradly McLear, who contributed 22 and 18 points respectively.  The Lumberjacks' season ended with an overall 8-13 mark.


Boys Basketball: Edwards-Knox, Lisbon, St. Regis Win
Girls Basketball: Potsdam Downs Salmon River in "B"
Men's Basketball: Clarkson Beats SLU; Canton Defeated
Women's Basketball: St. Lawrence Tops Clarkson 71-45

St. Regis falls' quick start dooms p-h in play-in game

St. Regis Falls’ Alexander White (24) pops in two points on the layup. as the Saints scored the first nine points of the game and took an 18-8 lead in the first quarter.  White tossed down a game-best 21 points to lead the Saints 73-39 win over Parishville-Hopkinton in the Section X Class D play-in round.. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Potsdam pulls ahead in the second half with a 64-37 win

Potsdam’s Hunter Wilson (12) banks two points to extend the Sandstoners' lead in the fourth quarter.  Wilson led Potsdam with 13 points.  The Sandstoners pulled away from a 24-23 lead in the third quarter, then held the Shamrocks to just 14 points the rest of the way.  Potsdam went on to a 64-37 victory over Salmon River in the Section X Class B play-in. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Salmon River’s Jillian Benedict (3) hits the layup for two points early in the fourth quarter.  Benedict led the Shamrocks with 14 points, while Dava Thompson chipped in nine points. as Salmon River closed out its season at 1-18 overall.  Potsdam racked up 24 points in a decisive third quarter.  Gabrielle Sutliff and Luca Pecora each netted 11 points for the Sandstoners, who advance to face top-seeded Canton in the semifinals.

Monday, February 12, 2018

butterfIEld o.t. goal lifts canton past potsdam 2-1

Potsdam’s Kevin Beha (9) skates past the Canton defense and fires a shot on the Golden Bears goal only to be stopped by the pad save from goalie Jerrod Burchell (1) to keep the game scoreless midway through the first period. Jack Finnerty scored the first goal of the game in the second period, then was answered by Potsdam’s Nolan Towne to tie the game 1-1 after two periods. Easton Butterfield scored the game-winning goal at 1:51 into overtime to give Canton the 2-1 victory.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

potsdam advances PAST gouverneur in 69-60 victory

Potsdam’s Nic Gregg (21) breaks past Gouverneur defender Connor Fenlong (21) and Brodey Young (5) to score the layup, trimming the Wildcats' lead to five points at the end of the second quarter. The Sandstoners battled back from 12 points in the third quarter to capture the 69-60 victory in the Section X Class B play-in. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Sunday, February 11, 2018

OGDENSBURG cheers to victory in competition

The Ogdensburg Blue Devils' Cheerleading Squad hits their final pose to close out their routine. The Blue Devils captured the victory in the Co-Ed Division in Week 2 competition earning 65.65 points. They were followed in second place by the Massena Red Raiders with 56.2 points and the Clifton-Fine Eagles third with 51.3 points.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Competition Galleries  -  Cheerleading Page


Girls Hockey: Salmon River Falls in State Title Game 4-1
Men's Hockey: SUNY Canton Bows To Bryn Athyn 2-0
Women's Hockey: #1 Plattsburgh Blanks Potsdam 5-0
Boys & Girls Hoops Playoff Schedules/Brackets Posted
College Hoops: SUNY Canton Women Win, Men Beaten
Cheerleading: O.F.A., Lisbon And Malone Win Divisions

Malone Huskies capture win in large-school division

The Malone Huskies Cheer Squad closes out their routine in the second section-wide competition at SUNY Potsdam.  The Huskies picked up the victory in the Large School Division earning 51.2 points for the routine.  (Cody Jenne photo) Competition Galleries  -  Cheerleading Page 

LISBON EARNS back-to-back small-school division wins

The Lisbon Golden Knights Cheerleading team strikes a pose midway through their routine.  The Golden Knights earned back-to-back victories in the Small School Division racking up 73.6 points. Heuvelton took second place with 63.6 points and the Edwards-Knox Cougars placed third with 61.4 points.  Brushton-Moira and Madrid-Waddington rounded out the top five finishes in the division.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Competition Galleries - Cheerleading Page

Fri.-Sat., February 9-10, 2018

grapplers advance into nysphsaa tournament

Ogdensburg’s Zach Roberts (white) takes Malone’s Hunter White (green) to the mat earning two points early in the first round of the match. Roberts won the match  via pinfall in the second round to advance to the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championship Tournament in the 126 weight class.

Wrestlers battle way into n.y.s. championship rounds

Malone’s Trey LaGrave (green) looks to break out of the hold from Gouverneur’s Julian Storie (grey) to earn points for the reversal in the first round of their match in the quarterfinals that Storie won via pinfall.  Championship Gallery


Boys Basketball: Chat. Wins East; Canton, O.F.A. Share
Girls Basketball: Malone Nips Hammond, C-P, Chat. Win
Men's Basketball: Plattsburgh Wins; Clarkson, SLU Fall
Women's Hoops:Plattsburgh Nips Potsdam; S.L.U. Wins
Boys Hockey: OFA, Potsdam, Salmon River, Malone Win
Men's Hockey: Potsdam & Clarkson Tie; S.L.U. Wins
Women's Hockey: SLU Ties; Clarkson & Canton Beaten
Boys Track: Malone Wins; Canton 2nd, Massena 3rd
Girls Track: Canton Wins; Malone 2nd, Potsdam 3rd
Boys Wrestling: Gouverneur, Malone Top Section X Final

Gouverneur WINs Section X DIVISION II championship

(Note: This result was later challenged) Champion wrestlers from Gouverneur won the Section X Division II Championship earning a top team score of 234.50 points. The Malone Huskies finished in second place racking up 220 points. The Canton Golden Bears (174) and the Ogdensburg Blue Devils (138.50) rounded out the top four team scores. The Massena Red Raiders are the lone Division I team in Section X and will automatically advance to the NYSPHSAA Tournament. (Cody Jenne photo) Championship Gallery

Malone sweeps competition CANTON 2ND, MASSENA 3RD

Tupper Lake's Jayce Clemente paces himself during the 1000 meter run. Malone's Nathan McNally won the event. Malone boys dominated in Week 2 of Indoor Track and Field with Canton 2nd and Massena 3rd in the nine-team field.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  Meet Gallery

Canton dominates week 2; malone 2nd, potsdam 3rd

 A Canton runner creates space between her Gouverneur (53) and Norwood-Norfolk (52) competitors as she speeds to the finish, during Week 2 of Indoor Track and Field action. Canton girls emerged victorious, with Malone 2nd and Potsdam 3rd.  (Troy O’Brien photo)  Meet Gallery

Thursday, February 8, 2018

st. lawrence central downs thousand islands 5-1

St. Lawrence Central’s Brendan Phippen (3) fires a wrist shot past the Thousand Islands' goalie to score the first goal just over a minute into the game for an early 1-0 lead. The Larries quickly jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period, setting the tone for a 5-1 victory over Thousand Islands-Alexandria. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

four unanswered goals in 3rd lift Massena past n-n

Norwood-Norfolk’s Bodie Molnar (16) fires a shot toward Massena goalie Nathan Mofitt (1) only to have the wrist shot bounce off the goal post. It kept the Icemen and the Red Raiders tied 1-1 midway through the second period.  After N-N went up 2-1 in the middle frame, Massena scored four unanswered goals in the third period to capture the 5-2 victory over the Icemen.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

NCSN thursday HeadlineS

Boys Basketball: Larries Upset Shamrocks, O.F.A. Wins
Girls Basketball: M-W, Malone, E-K Capture Division Title
Boys Hockey: St. Lawrence, Massena, Salmon River Win


Salmon River’s Kaden Conners (10) tips the puck off the goaltender's skate and into the right side of the net as the Shamrocks took an early 2-0 lead at Ogdensburg.  Salmon River scored three first-period goals, en route to a 5-1 win over the Blue Devils. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

mccormick hits 1,000 points,
bulldogs win over pirates

Heuvelton's Madison McCormick (24) takes the layup on a fast break for two points during the first half of Thursday's home contest.  McCormick racked up a game-best 32 points, including 25 by the third quarter to surpass the 1,000-point varsity plateau as the Bulldogs beat the Harrisville Pirates 69-41.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  

During game stoppage at the 1,000-point mark, McCormick was presented with an honorary ball to mark the milestone.  McCormick is the second Heuvelton girls player this week to reach the mark.  Alex Steele hit 1,000 as well.  Madison's older sister Paige is the only other Heuvelton girls player to also reach the 1,000 point total.  (Photo courtesy Renee Palmer)


Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Hammond’s Kylie Vaughan (21) elevates for the shot over Edwards-Knox’s Riannon Holly (32) during the second quarter of action.  In a game between the two top teams in the West, Hammond opened a 11-point second half lead, only to have E-K rally to take a one-point lead.  However, the Red Devils bounced back in the final minute to post a 54-50 victory and hand the Cougars their first loss of the season.  Hammond was led by Kelsey Bennett with 21 points. Other key contributors included Breanna Harrington with 13 and Alyson Crosby with 10n. Edwards-Knox’s leading scorers were Abigail Hart and Koryn Rowe, each with 13. During the game, E-K erased an eleven point deficit, coming back to tie the game with just fifty seconds remaining. A key free-throw by Vaughan and offensive rebound by Harrington led the Red Devils to the victory. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

Suny Potsdam jumps ahead in the first period for win 

SUNY Potsdam’s Jenna Patterson (28) receives a pass from behind the Canton goal and slaps the puck in the back of the net for the Bears' second goal of the game.  The Bears erupted for four quick goals in the final eight minutes of the opening period, then made them stand up for a 4-1 win over the SUNY Canton Roos.  (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

NCSN Tuesday Headlines

Boys Hoops: Pirates Clinch West; Chat., Canton Shares
Girls Basketball: Hammond, Massena, Gouverneur Win
Men's Basketball: Canton Bows To Middlebury 79-57
Women's Basketball: Potsdam Downs Canton 45-39
Women's Hockey: Potsdam Blitz Sinks SUNY Canton 4-1
Boys Wrestling: Malone Clinches 2nd, Beating Massena


St. Lawrence Central’s Alex Bush (20) banks two points in the third quarter.  The Larries broke away from a 10-point lead at the half with a display of three-point shooting in the second half to power an 88-61 victory at Potsdam.  (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Monday, February 5, 2018

steele scores 1,000th point; heuvelton wins over h-d

Heuvelton’s Alex Steele celebrates with Heuvelton Head Coach Rob Powers and her family, after scoring her 1,000th career point late in the first quarter against Hermon-DeKalb. Steele racked up 22 total points leading the Bulldogs to a 72-37 victory over the Green Demons. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

malone earns 51-31 victory over ogdensburg devils

Malone’s Sam Searles (green) takes down Mitchell McCarthy (blue) earning two points for the takedown, midway through the first round of the match. Searles earned the pinfall victory in the opening seconds of the second round. The Huskies picked up the 51-31 victory over the Blue Devils. (Cody Jenne photo) Meet Gallery

Sat.-Sun., February 3-4, 2018

MALONE TOPS WEEK #1 MEET, canton 2ND, massena 3RD

Athletes from across Section X burst off the starting line to begin the 1600-meter run to officially kick off the 2018 season at St. Lawrence University. The Malone Huskies won the meet racking up 181 points, followed by Canton taking second with 95 points. Massena (77), Potsdam (57) and Ogdensburg rounded out the top five. (Jenne photo) Meet Gallery

canton wins opening meet; malone 2nd, potsdam 3rd

A competitor from Gouverneur leads runners from Massena, Malone, Canton and Norwood-Norfolk into the first straight away in the 1500-meter run. The Canton Golden Bears picked up the victory in the opening meet with 163.5 points, followed by Malone with 88 points, Potsdam (71), Gouverneur (56.5) and Norwood-Norfolk (46) to round out the top five team finishes. (Cody Jenne photo) Meet Gallery

Clarkson Edges yale in closely-contested 2-1 win

 Clarkson’s Elizabeth Giguere (7) rips a shot on Yale’s Gianna Meloni (32) during the third period of regulation.  Giguere was unable to find the back of the net on this opportunity, but still contributed to the Golden Knights win with a goal in the second period and an assist during the first.  Clarkson’s only other goal was scored by Loren Gabel who also had an assist. Yale’s lone goal was scored in the second period by Greta Skarzynski as Clarkson beat Yale 2-1. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

four unanswered goals propel S.L.U. over brown 4-2

St. Lawrence University’s Dakota Golde (24) has a one-on-one opportunity against Brown’s Gianna Meloni (32) during the first period. Although the first period ended in a 0-0 tie, S.L.U. heated up in the second period by scoring four unanswered goals. Two were scored by Hannah Miller, while Justine Reyes and Charlea Pederson both netted one. Brown's two goals scored by Emma Vlasic and Courtney Pensavalle proved short of a comeback. St. Lawrence University emerged victorious over Brown 4-2. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

salmon river wins section x title game over Potsdam 3-2

The Salmon River Shamrocks celebrate with their fans, coaches, championship banner and plaque after capturing a 3-2 victory over the Potsdam Sandstoners in the Section X Girls Hockey Championship. Ellexia Lazore, Brycelan Sunday and Madison Collette each scored a goal, lifting the Shamrocks to the win. Salmon River now advances to face the Beekmantown Eagles in the NYSPHSAA semifinals in Oswego NY.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

malone, massena and lisbon win opening competition

The Massena Red Raiders cheerleading squad hits the final pose of their routine. Massena captured the victory in the Co-Ed Division with a score of 61.45.  In other divisions, Malone captured the Large School Division with a score of 57.9, while the Lisbon Golden Knights won the Small School Division with 76.2 points. (Cody Jenne photo) Competition Galleries

Friday, February 2, 2018

Martin scores game winner in 2-1 o.t. CANTON victory

Canton’s Trey Bessette (7) fires a shot on the Massena goal. However, Red Raider goalie Nathan Moffitt (1) makes the save to keep Massena in the lead 1-0 late in the second period. The Golden Bears scored late in the third period to send the game into overtime, when Sam Martin scored the game-winning goal to send the Bears to a 2-1 overtime victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery


  The longest ECAC Hockey road trip of the season for the Clarkson University Hockey team started out on a sour note as the Golden Knights fell to Quinnipiac 4-1 at High Point Solutions Arena in Hamden, CT on Friday night. The Golden Knights, who suffered only their third road loss of the season and first in conference play, travel to New Jersey for Saturday's game at Princeton to close out the weekend. Game time is 7:00 p.m. Clarkson, which has gone 1-2-2 since mid-January, stands at 19-5-3 overall and is in second place in the ECAC Hockey standings at 11-2-2 with seven games remaining in the regular season.
Mike Marnell, Carson Gicewicz and Keenan Suthers keyed an impressive comeback for the St. Lawrence men's hockey team, as the Saints fully erased a three-goal deficit to take a 4-3 lead midway through the second period, but the Saints ultimately fell to Princeton 5-4 in overtime.

NCSN Friday HeadlineS

Boys Basketball: Canton, St. Regis, Salmon, Heuv. Win
Girls Basketball: Chateaugay,Harrisville Net League Win
Men's Basketball: Potsdam Bears Shock Cortland 65-64
Women's Hoops: St. Lawrence Wins; Clarkson Beaten
Boys Hockey: Canton Nips Massena in OT; Larries Win
Men's Hockey:SLU Falls in OT; Clarkson, Canton Beaten
Women's Hockey: Clarkson, S.L.U., Plattsburgh Win

harrisville PULLS AWAY for 59-38 victory over lisboN

Harrisville’s Rachel Milone (10) banks two points on the lay-in during a decisive third-quarter spurt for the Pirates.  After building a 33-24 lead at the half, Harrisville held Lisbon to just five points in the third quarter and went on to beat Lisbon 59-38.  Delanie Baker led the Pirates with 22 points, including four three-pointers.  Hannah LaPlatney and Lydia Kerr added 12 each.  (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery  

canton takeS close 66-63 victory over Ogdensburg

Canton’s Cody Sipher (15) hits the baseline jumper for two points in a close seesaw contest against the Blue Devils.  O.F.A. gained the early lead and the lead switched hands, until the Bears went on a 14-0 run to open a 31-21 lead. Canton survived repeated Ogdensburg comeback surges in a 66-63 victory. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

ST. REGIS pulls away from
n-n flyers for 68-61 WIN

St. Regis Falls’ Chris Goodrow (3) breaks through three Norwood-Norfolk defenders to score the layup to tie the game up 8-8 midway through the first quarter. The Saints jumped to an early lead in the first half, then held off the Flyers comeback in the second half to capture the 68-61 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Thursday,  February 1, 2018

Harrisville jumps ahead EARLY, HOLDS OFF ROCKETS

MoMorristown ‘s Autumn Kerr (33) hits the one-handed floater for two points early in the second quarter.  Lydia Kerr splashed 26 points, while Delanie Baker and Hannah LaPlatney chipped in 10 points each in Harrisville's 58-38 victory.  For Morristown, Autumn Kerr led the way with 13 points, while Harlee Mashed dropped in seven points.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

e-k pulls ahead in the third qtr., beats Hammond 60-42

Edwards-Knox’s Carly Frary (22) pulls up for two points to give the Cougars the lead in the first quarter.  Hammond bounced back from a seven-point deficit to gain a 25-24 lead at the half, but E-K raced away in the third quarter to beat Hammond 60-42.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Brushton-Moira BEATS P-H
IN battle of the panthers

Brushton-Moira’s Abby Trim (11) evades a vertical Claire Snell (4) of Parishville-Hopkinton for a difficult layup to expand B-M’s lead in the fourth quarter.  Trim contributed 10 points, while Alexis Poirier led all scorers with 16 and Bailey Rabideau with 15. Megan Converse led her squad with 12 points. Brushton-Moira went on to defeat Parishville-Hopkinton 59-36.  (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallerya>


Boys Basketball: Heuvelton, Chateaugay Win Non-Lg.
Girls Basketball: E-K Beats Hamm.; Canton, Malone Win
Boys Wrestling: Gouverneur & Canton Beat Watertown


Brushton Moira’s Jacob Brown (23) pulls up for a mid-range jumper over a group of three Chateaugay defenders. Brown led the struggling Panthers with 10 points. Brushton-Moira fell to Chateaugay 69-42 in a non-league game on Thursday.  (Troy O'Brien photo)  Game Gallery