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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Clarkson celebrates 2nd national championship


Clarkson University President Tony Collins speaks to a large crowd of about 2,000 that gathered in Cheel Arena to help celebrate the Golden Knights' winning their second NCAA Division I National Championship in four years. The Golden Knights defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 3-0 in the final game (Cody Jenne photo)  Celebration Gallery

Clarkson CAPTAIN THANKS TEAM, FANS & UNIVERSITY


Clarkson senior team captain Kayley Mercer spoke to the fans and teammates during the celebration ceremony. Mercer told the crowd, “Not every college has the morale and enthusiasm to empower 21 women to compete and succeed on a national stage, but that’s what we did this season.” Mercer scored four goals, twice in each game, during championship weekend.

NCSN TUESDAY HeadlineS

Women's Hockey:Clarkson Celebrates 2nd National Win
Girls Lacrosse: Saranac Lake Wins; OFA, Heuvelton Fall
Men's Lacrosse: St. Lawrence Wins; Potsdam Beaten
Women's Softball: SUNY Potsdam Drops Doubleheader

NEW YORK TIMES: "wHERE EVERYONE KNOWS HOCKEY":

 N.Y. TIMES (March 28) - One of the side benefits of playing women’s college hockey in a small town is that when a team wins an N.C.A.A. championship, as Clarkson University did for the second time in four seasons last week, its bus gets escorted into town by fire trucks and a police cruiser, sirens wailing. The Golden Knights were escorted into Potsdam, N.Y., population 17,000, from the county line, some 40 miles from town. The players might have come to Clarkson for good hockey and a top-notch education, but they are also local celebrities.  “I think it makes it more special that you know everyone who comes to the games — and they know you,” said Cayley Mercer, a senior forward from Exeter, Ontario, who led the Golden Knights in scoring.  Full New York Times article

Sat.-Sun., March 18-19, 2017

NCSN WEEKEND Headlines

Boys Basketball: Canton Falls In Title Game To Westhill
Girls Basketball: Heuvelton Wins 3rd State Class D Title
Women's Hockey: Clarkson Wins NCAA Championship

Canton falls to westhill in n.y.s. class b championship


Canton’s Declan Porter (3) leaps over Westhill defenders Kameren Jackson (23) and Antonio Scrimale (15) to score the corner three-pointer cutting the Warriors' lead to eight points in the first quarter.  After Canton closed the gap from 26 to 10 points in the second half, Westhill’s scoring surge lifted them to their third NYSPHAA Class B Championship in four years defeating Canton 80-62. (Cody Jenne & Sam Wangerin photos) Game Gallery

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heuvelton wins third class d state championship 78-54


The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate capturing the NYSPHSAA Class D Championship for the third straight year after defeating the Panama Panthers 78-54. Paige McCormick led the way scoring 31 points and finished her high school career with 2,452 points. Heuvelton joins Section VI's Tuxedo and Section V's Pine Valley as three-time NYSPHAA Class D Champions. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

heuvelton rolls past moriah in state semifinal


Heuvelton’s Kaden Mack (23) bursts through two Moriah defenders in the second quarter to score the layup and extend the Bulldogs' lead to 15 points. A strong scoring surge in the second quarter lifted Heuvelton to a 73-46 victory over the Vikings. The Bulldogs advance to the NYSPHSAA Class D Championship where they will take on on the Panama Panthers of Section VI. (Renee Palmer photo) Game Gallery

Clarkson wins 2nd n.c.a.a. national championship 3-0

The Clarkson University women's hockey team will hang another NCAA Championship Banner in the Cheel Arena rafters after knocking off Wisconsin 3-0 in Sunday's 2017 Frozen Four title game. The Golden Knights stunned the #1-seeded Badgers before an announced crowd of 3,016 fans at the Family Arena in to celebrate their second National Championship in four years. Clarkson finished its second championship season in the 14-year history of the program with a 32-4-5 overall record, including a 19-1-2 first-place ECAC Hockey mark. The Knights' victory brought upon the Badgers their first loss in 23 games. Clarkson is still the only team from outside the Western Collegiate Hockey Association to have ever won the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey National Title. The Knights advanced to the pinnacle game after defeating two-time defending champion Minnesota 4-3 in Friday semifinal action. "I couldn't be more excited," stated Clarkson Head Coach Matt Desrosiers. "This group is a resilient bunch. To think we started this season on rocky footing with a losing record and going the rest of the way only losing one game since mid-October, shows this team knew what it took to pull together. We just got better each and every week.". (Photo courtesy Clarkson Athletics)


 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Canton Surges in 2nd Half, Wins State Semifinal 67-55


Canton's Declan Porter (gold) skies for the game's opening tip.  The Canton Golden Bears took a 27-21 lead into the halftime, but Health Sciences Charter of Buffalo netted the first eight points of the second half to jump ahead 29-27. The rest of their third quarter was a seesaw affair with Canton emerging with a 43-38 advantage. The Bears put the game away with a final 8-4 run, and lock up the school’s first-ever entry into the state championship 67-55.  (Steve Heaton photo)  Gallery shortly

NCSN Friday Headlines

Boys Basketball: Canton Wins, Harrisville Falls in Final 4
Women's Hockey: Clarkson Advances to N.C.A.A. Finale
Men's Lacrosse: SUNY Potsdam Contest Postponed
Women's Lax: St. Lawrence Edged By Brockport 6-5
Men's Baseball: Canton,Plattsburgh Drop Doubleheader
Women's Softball: Plattsburgh Sweeps; Clarkson Splits

Harrisville heartbreak: Pirates Fall in double o.t.


Harrisville's Jaden Sullivan (10) battles his way through a pair of Newfield defendersin the paint for a scoring chance. The Pirates and Trojans tangled in a seesaw battle, separated by no more than six points all game, with Newfield emerging victorious 65-62 in double overtime in the New York State Class D semifinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

CLARKSON GETS LAST STRIKE TO WIN N.C.A.A. SEMIFINAL 4-3

March 17: Four years ago, Clarkson University stunned the University of Minnesota in Hamden, CT and sent a rumble through NCAA Women's Hockey by becoming the first and only eastern school to win the National Championship. Late on Friday night in St. Charles, MO, the Golden Knights defeated the Gophers again in Frozen Four competition, but this time there was no upset. Firmly established as one of the premier programs in Division I, Clarkson, the No. 2 seed at the 2017 Frozen Four, overcame two-time defending National Champion Minnesota, 4-3, in semifinal action at Family Arena.  The Green and Gold will now move on to the NCAA title game, and much like in 2014, will battle the consensus number one team in the country for the right to hoist the National Championship trophy. The Knights, who own a 31-4-5 overall record, will take a 10-game winning streak into Sunday's championship game vs. the University of Wisconsin (33-2-4). Clarkson and the #1 seeded Badgers will face off at 3:00 p.m. EST at Family Arena in the 17th Annual NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship. Wisconsin defeated Boston College 1-0 in the first semifinal game on Friday. NCAA Semifinal Highlights & Full Game Replay (NCAA.com) Sophomore Rhyen McGill (Whitby, ONT) came through with the game-winner on Friday with 1:31 remaining in regulation, knocking in a rebound off a shot by senior Cayley Mercer (Exeter, ONT). Clarkson took the lead three times over Minnesota (26-8-5), but each time the Gophers battled back to tie the contest. The game looked headed to overtime before, McGill scored her ninth goal of the season during a flurry in front. In an entertaining first period, both teams had several excellent scoring opportunities.  More details

Sat.-Sun., March 11-12, 2017

PIRATES upset #1 Madison
52-42 IN STATE QUARTERFINAL


Harrisville’s Trenton Sullivan (14) drains a jump shot over Madison’s Ethan Snyder (20) to put the Pirates back in the lead in the second quarter.  Harrisville trailed 23-21 at the half, but went on a pivotal 14-0 run early in the third quarter and went on to beat previously unbeaten Madison 52-42.  The Pirates thus advance to the NYS Class D Final Four in Binghamton. (Cody Hartle photo) Game Gallery

CANTON BOYS REBOUND FOR WIN IN n.y.S. QUARTERFINAL

CANTON 59, NORTHEASTERN CLINTON 49
The Canton Golden Bears dug a quick 16-3 hole just late in the first quarter, firing off numerous rushed three-pointers against a persistent zone defense by the Northeastern Clinton Cougars in the New York State Class B quarterfinal at SUNY Plattsburgh. Ryan Hollister led NEC with 11 points and Zavion Beasley notched eight points to lead the Cougars to advantages of 19-8 at the quarter, 24-11, 30-19 and finally 34-24 at the half. But with Declan Porter wreaking havoc on the boards and the Bears’ defense forcing turnovers, the Bears opened the second half with five quick points, cutting the NEC lead to 34-29. Suddenly the Cougars’ shooting ran cold. The Bears stretched their run to eight points and cut the lead to 34-32. Tom Bortnick’s bucket with 2:21 left in the third quarter drew Canton even at 36-36. Time and again, the Bears’ had the rebounds. With the momentum on their side, Porter buried a three-pointer to push the Bears’ lead to 45-41 with six minutes to go. Canton had found ways to successfully attack the Cougar’s zone. The Bears opened the fourth quarter scoring seven of 10 points from the free-throw line and held a five-point lead with 1:50 remaining. Porter again struck a three-pointer to finish with a game-high 25 points, to open a 57-49 advantage with 1:21 left. The Cougars never answered. Hollister finished with 16 points, Beasley 11 and Nick Duffy 9 for the Cougars. Canton advances to the NYS semifinals in Binghamton vs. Section VI champion Health Sciences Charter.
 

NCSN WEEKEND Headlines

Boys Basketball: Canton, Harrisville Net Final Four Berth
Girls Basketball: Heuvelton Rolls Over IHC in NY Q-Final
Boys Hockey: Larries Fall in Final, Massena in Semifinal
Men's Hockey: Clarkson, SLU  Ousted in Quarterfinal #3
Women's Hockey: Clarkson Wins NCAA Quarterfinal 3-1
Women's Lax: Clarkson, Potsdam Win Weekend Games

Heuvelton rolls past i.h.c.  64-49 for final four berth

Heuvelton’s Kedan Mack (23) shootd Immaculate Heart defenders to cut the early Cavaliers’ lead in the first quarter of play.  After a close first half, the Bulldogs rallied to beat IHC 64-49 and punched their ticket the NYSPHSAA Class D final four for the third straight year.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery

CLARKSON TOPS CORNELL 3-1 IN N.C.A.A. QUARTERFINAL


A collision of players in the net, but Clarkson goaltender Shae Tilly steers the puck from the crease.  Clarkson clung a 1-0 lead through two periods, got an insurance marker late in the third period. then held on for a 3-1 win over Cornell i the ECAC quarterfinals. (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery
 

STATE RUNNERUP: LARRIES FALL AWAY IN 3RD PERIOD


St. Lawrence Central's Jack Pullano (14) whips a shot that gets kicked out by the Pelham goalkeeper.  Trailing 2-1 to enter the third period, Pelham poured on five unanswered goals in the third period for a 7-1 win in the New York State Division II Championship.  (Jenne photo)  Gallery shortly

ST. LAWRENCE ADVANCES TO STATE FINAL, BEATING EAGLES


St. Lawrence Central's Zach St.Hilare (8) fires a shot on the Beekmantown goal.  The quick shot was blocked by a kick save from the Eagles’ goalie keeping the game scoreless. Two power play goals in each of the first two periods lifted the Larries to a 6-0 victory in the New York State Division II semifinals . (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery shortly

MASSENA DROPS CLOSE 2-1 N.Y. SEMIFINAL TO PITTSFORD


Massena's Sam Chilton (6) deflected a shot from the slot to score Massena's lone goal just 4:05 into the NYS Division I semifinal.  Pittsford scored goals in the first and second periods to net a 2-1 win. (Jenne photo) Gallery shortly

Friday, March 10, 2017

NCSN WEDNESDAY Headlines

Men's Hockey: Clarkson, SLU Win Quarterfinal Opener
Men's Lacrosse: Clarkson Defeated By Nazareth 13-8

CLARKSON MEN'S LAX SUFFERS FIRST LOSS TO NAZARETH 13-8

The formula of jumping out to an early lead and holding on for the win failed to work for the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team for the first time in 2017 as Nazareth rallied from an early deficit and came away with a 13-8 win Friday night at the Carrier Dome. The Golden Knights dropped their first game of 2017 and fell to 3-1 on the season, while Nazareth picked up its first win to improve to 1-2. As they have in all four games this year, the Golden Knights scored first as Ryan aRin and Anthony DiGiovanni each scored in the first six minutes. Nazareth responded with four straight goals between the end of the first and the start of the second quarter, but the Knights came back with three of the final four goals of the half and the two teams were knotted up at 5-5 at the break. Although the two teams were even or close to even in virtually every category at the break, Nazareth was winning the majority of the faceoffs.   More details/

 

ST. LAWRENCE winS OPENING GAME OF ECAC QUARTERFINAL


St. Lawrence University goalie Kyle Hayton (27) smothers the puck for one of 32 saves in a shutout performance against Quinnipiac in the opening game of the E.C.A.C.Best of 3  quarterfinal series.  The #19 ranked Saints shutout  the Bobcats 2-0.  Game 2 of the series will be Saturday night at Appleton Arena.  (Samuel Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

clarkson STUNS CORNELL 6-2 IN QUARTERFINAL OPENER

Junior assistant captains Brett Gervais (Corona, CA) and Nic Pierog (Georgetown, ONT) enjoyed a career-high night with two goals each as the Clarkson University Hockey team grabbed the momentum in the ECAC Quarterfinal series at Lynah Rink by knocking off third-seeded Cornell 6-2 on Friday. Equaling its longest winning streak of the season at four games, the Golden Knights improved to 18-14-5, and will battle ninth-ranked Cornell (18-7-5) in Game 2 of the best-of-three game series on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. If Clarkson wins, the Green and Gold will advance to the ECAC Hockey Championship Tournament in Lake Placid next weekend. If Cornell skates away with a victory on Saturday, the two long-time rivals will face off in a deciding third game on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Postgame audio Head Coach Casey Jones Coming off a sweep of Rensselaer (7-4, 4-2) in first-round playoff action, the Knights were very solid against the Big Red, controlling play for the majority of the contest en route to gaining their first win at Lynah Rink since March 15, 2014. Clarkson started out impressively, outshooting Cornell 13-2 in the first period en route to a 2-0 lead.  More details

Wed.-Thu., March 8-9, 2017

NCSN WEDNESDAY Headlines

Boys Basketball: Massena, Larries Fall in NYS Opener
Girls Basketball: M-W Jackets Exit State Play To Bobcats
Men's Lacrosse: St. Lawrence Downs Castleton 18-3
Women's Lacrosse: Potsdam Wins; St. Lawrence Falls

TICONDEROGA ENDS LARRIES' SEASON IN STATE OPENER

TICONDEROGA 58, ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 40
After a close first quarter with Ticonderoga leading St. Lawrence Central 12-11, the Sentinels pulled away for a 58-40 win at SUNY Plattsburgh, in the opening round of the New York State Class C playoffs. Jared Young led the Larries with 12 points, while Matt Berg chipped in eight. Brett Mosier led the Sentinels with 15 points, while Sam DuShane and Colton Huestis both netted 12 and Evan Graney 11 points.

lansingburgh advances past massena in 78-47 win


Lansingburgh's Anthony Kempster (24) leaps past Massena defender Andrew McMahon (24) to score in the first quarter lifting the Lansingburgh to a five-point lead.  Lansingburgh defeated the Massena Red Raiders 78-47 in the NYSPHSAA Class A opening round.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery

M-W JACKETS EXIT STATE PLAY IN 46-36 LOSS TO BOBCATS

NO. ADIRONDACK 46, MADRID-WADDINGTON 36
The Madrid-Waddington girls basketball team slipped behind 27-15 at halftime and was unable to mount a second-half comeback, falling 46-36 in the opening round of the New York State Class C playoffs. Hannah Marcellus’ eight points and Danielle Hough’s six points led the Jackets who closed out the season at 17-7. For the Bobcats, Paige Chilton tossed in 18 points, while Emily Peryea added 16.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

porter's 33 points CARRY canton to 87-63 victory


Canton’s Louden Porter (12) leaps over a Glens Falls' defender to drain the three-pointer in the first quarter to give the Golden Bears' a three-point in the first quarter. Porter drained 33 points in the game lifting the Golden Bears to the 87-63 victory to advance to the NYSPHSAA Class B quarterfinal where they will take on Section VII's Northeastern Clinton at SUNY Plattsburgh. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Gallery

NCSN TUESDAY Headlines

Boys Basketball: Canton Stuns Glens Falls in States
Girls Basketball: Massena,Canton Bow in State Openers
Men's Lacrosse: Clarkson Edges  Plattsburgh 11-10
Women's Lacrosse: Clarkson Defeats Oswego 10-6

MASSENA BOWS OUT IN N.Y.S. OPENER TO AVERILL PARK

AVERILL PARK (II) 69, MASSENA (X) 34
Section II's Averill Park rolled to a 69-35 victory over Section X's Massena Red Raiders in the New York State Class A Region II semifinal.  Massena (12-11 overall) was led by Alyssa Eubank with eight points, while Sydnee Carroll and Paige Perry each scored six points in their final game of the season.  Stephanie Jankovik netted 13 points, while Kelsey Woods and Olivia Kelly scored 11 points each for AP.




CANTON RALLY FALLS SHORT IN STATE PLAYOFF OPENER 57-49


Canton's Janet Beaudin (22) breaks through Glens Falls defenders Lucy Tougas (22) and Sophie Tougas (15) to score off the layup and chip into the Indians' lead in the third quarter. Glens Falls pulled away from the Golden Bears in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter to capture the 57-49 victory and to advance to the NYSPHSAA Class B tournament quarterfinals where they will face the Beekmantown Eagles of Section VII. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

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

NCSN WEEKEND Headlines

Boys Hockey: Massena,Larries Advance; Shamrocks Fall
Men's Hockey: Clarkson Sweeps Opening Playoff Series
Women's Hockey: Clarkson Wins First-Ever ECAC Title
Men's Baseball: SUNY Canton Drops Sunday Twinbill
Women's Softball: Clarkson Wins Two of Three Games

massena advances to final four over lasalle 2-1


Massena’s Jack Loran (21) fires a shot over LaSalle Institute goalie Zac Rentz (33) to score the first goal of the game midway through the first period. The Raiders' Logan Chilton netted the game winner late in the third period to lift Massena to the 2-1 victory to advance to the NYSPHSAA Final Four vs. Pittsford.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

PALUMBO GETS FIRST R.B.I., BUT ROOS DROP PAIR AT N.Y.U.


Canton native Francesco Palumbo recorded his first career RBI on Sunday in the nightcap of a doubleheader at New York University.  The SUNY Canton baseball team opened its 2017 season dropping a pair of games in chilly conditions to host NYU, 6-5 and 20-1.  (SUNY Canton photo)

CLARKSON WOMEN earn 1st e.c.a.c. championship 1-0


The Clarkson University Golden Knights celebrate with the ECAC Championship trophy after defeating the Cornell Big Red 1-0 to capture the trophy. The Golden Knights now advance to host an NCAA National Tournament quarterfinal this coming weekend.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

clarkson BEATS PRINCETON 4-0 IN.E.C.A.C. SEMIFINALS


Clarkson's Lauren Gable (19) chips the puck past the pad of the Princeton goalie to score the second goal of the game in the third period for a 2-0 lead over the Tigers. With a 4-0 victory, the Golden Knights advanced to the ECAC Championship game where they will take on the Cornell Big Red.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery
 


 

clarkson MEN TOP R.P.I. to advance to ecac semifinals


Clarkson Goalie Jacob Kiley (29) makes the stop with his leg pads, keeping the Golden Knights in a 2-1 lead over the Engineers in the second period.  Clarkson advanced past RPI 4-2 to the ECAC semifinals where they will take on Quinnipiac. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Lady saints fall to cornell big red 3-1 in ecac semifinal


A Cornell forward blasts a shot past St. Lawrence University goalie Grace Harrison (29) to score the first goal of the game in the first period. Cornell defeated the St. Lawrence University Saints 3-1 to advance to the ECAC Championship game where they will take on the Clarkson Golden Knights. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery
 


Friday, March 3, 2017

HEUVELTON SURVIVES SCARE TO WIN SECTION X FINAL IN O.T.


Madrid-Waddington’s Hannah Marcellus (21) tops and pops over Heuvelton defenders Alex Steele (10) and Madison McCormick (24) to score three points midway through the first quarter. The Bulldogs shut out the Yellow Jackets in overtime to capture the 55-47 victory and the Section X Overall Championship.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

ST. LAWRENCE MEN FALL TO ST. JOHN FISHER IN N.C.A.A.

The St. Lawrence University men's basketball team got out to a fast start but fell to St. John Fisher 77-72 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament Friday night in Rochester, N.Y. St. Lawrence received an at-large bid into the tournament, making their first appearance since the 2009-10 season and the 14th in school history. Ben Crawford led the way for the Saints with 17 points, while Willie Zachery added 16. Riley Naclerio posted his 11th double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Early on the Saints would tie the game 14-14 off a three-pointer from Kieran Miller with 13:59 to play, and would hold the lead for the remainder of the first half.  More on the Saints game

NCSN FRIDAY Headlines

Boys Basketball: Canton Wins First Sec. X Title Since '96
Girls Basketball: Heuvelton Repeats Section X Title in OT
Men's Basketball: Canton, St. Law. Drop 3-Point Losses
Men's Hockey: Clarkson Thumps R.P.I. in Quarterfinal #1

CLARKSON POSTS OPENING E.C.A.C. QUARTERFINAL WIN 7-4

 A dominant start to postseason led to a 7-4 victory for Clarkson University Hockey over Rensselaer in Game 1 in an ECAC Hockey best-of-three first-round series at Cheel Arena on Friday night. The Golden Knights (16-14-5) and Engineers (8-27-1) will face off in Game 2 on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A Clarkson win will clinch the series for the Green and Gold. If RPI wins, the teams will meet again on Sunday in the deciding third game. Clarkson controlled play for the first 40 minutes outshooting Rensselaer 24-10 in the first two periods en route to a 6-1 lead. Penalty trouble by the Knights in the third period gave the league's top power play an opportunity to get back in the contest as the Engineers, who scored three times in the final frame, went 2-of-6 on the man-advantage over the final 20 minutes. The Knights scored a season-high three power-play goals, on four opportunities. RPI was 3-of-9 with the man-advantage. Clarkson received a big effort from a trio of veterans as the Knights equaled their season high for goals. Senior left wing Troy Josephs (Whitby, ONT) scored two goals (for his second straight two-goal outing) and two assists, junior center Sam Vigneault (Baie-Comeau, QUE) tallied one goal and two assists and senior defenseman James de Haas (Mississauga, ONT) set up three goals. Freshman Sheldon Rempal (Calgary, ALB) recorded his first career two-goal game. Postgame audio Head Coach Casey Jones The Knights' leading scorer Vigneault opened the scoring at 7:05, knocking in a rebound off a shot by de Haas at the top of the crease. Josephs also assisted. Rempal was credited with Clarkson's second goal, redirecting a shot by rookie defenseman Greg Moro  off the skate of an RPI defenseman. More on Knights game

Canton wins FIRST section x title SINCE 1996 VS. PIRATES


Canton’s Declan Porter (3) powers up against Harrisville defender Peyton Schmitt (24) to score off the layup and extend the Golden Bears' lead over the Pirates to 10 points in the first quarter. Canton controlled from the opening three-pointer in just six seconds, in a 66-48 win to capture the Section X Overall title. (Jenne photo) Game Gallery

CANTON MEN'S SEASON ENDS IN HEARTBREAK TO BEHREND

The SUNY Canton men's basketball team led for much of the contest but a late comeback lifted host Penn State Behrend to a 68-65 victory on Friday evening in the quarterfinals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament. The Roos (20-9) jumped out to an early 18-8 lead six minutes into the contest as Sam Annorh and Romario Fletcher combined for 11 points during the opening stretch. SUNY Canton extended its lead to as many as 11 eight minutes into the game. After the host Lions battled back SUNY Canton took a slim, 36-32 lead into halftime.  More on Roos game

Wed.-Thu., March 1-2, 2017

NCSN WEDNESDAY Headlines

Girls Basketball: Heuvelton, M-W Jackets win Semifinals
Men's Basketball: Canton Wins ECAC Opening Round
Men's Lacrosse: Clarkson Overwhelms Canton 21-6
Women's Lacrosse:Clarkson Beats Potsdam; SLU Falls

paige mccormick HONORED WITH 2017 jan reitz award


Heuvelton’s Paige McCormick stands along side her parents and Heuvelton Head Coach Rob Powers as she is presented with the 2017 Jan Reitz Award.  Also nominated for this year's award were Sierra Fleming and Alyson Crosby, both from Hammond, and Maggie Smith from Canton. (Cody Jenne photo) Awards Gallery

madrid-waddington EDGEs canton 47-43 to advance


Madrid-Waddington’s Kelsie Tiernan (11) leaps over Canton defenders Katlyn Flannigan (11) and Janet Beaudin (22) to score, bringing the Yellow Jackets lead to one point midway through the first quarter. Madrid-Waddington captured a 47-43 victory over the Golden Bears to advance to the Section X Overall Championship game to be played March 3rd.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

heuvelton downs massena to advance to title game


Massena’s Lexis Jacobs (4) stops and pops over Heuvelton defender Molly Williams (25) to score a three-pointer in the closing stages of the game. The Bulldogs captured a 67-41 victory over the Red Raiders to advance to the Section X Overall Championship on March 3rd when they will take on the Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Harrisville outlasts massena to advance 59-57


Harrisville’s Jaden Sullivan (10) fires up a jump shot past Massena defender James Donnelly (31) to score and bring the Pirates lead over the Red Raiders to three points early in the first quarter. The Pirates narrowly defeated the Red Raiders 59-57 to advance to the Section X Overall Championship where they will take on the Canton Golden Bears. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

CANTON DOWNS ST. LAWRENCE IN OVERALL SEMIFINAL 64-33


Canton’s Cody Sipher (15) breaks past St. Lawrence Central defenders Jared Young (3) and Cole Meacham (5) to score off the fade away jump shot to extend the Golden Bears lead to 25 points in the fourth quarter. Canton defeated the St. Lawrence Central Larries 64-33 to advance to the Section X Overall Championship where they will take on the Harrisville Pirates. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

NCSN Tuesday Headlines

Boys Basketball: Canton, Harrisville Win Semifinals

louden porter receives 2017 joe jukoski award


Canton’s Louden Porter celebrates with Canton Head Coach Troy Lassal, his father Bill Porter and mother Kate Porter after being presented the Joe Jukoski award for the 2017 season. Other nominees included Massena’s Dante Viskovich, Ogdensburg’s Connor Badlam and Edwards-Knox’s Jake Fenlong. (Cody Jenne photo) Awards Gallery

Monday, February 27, 2017

massena wins division i title over canton in 1-0 victory


The Massena Red Raiders celebrate with their championship trophies, banners and fans after winning the Section X Division I Championship over the Canton Golden Bears in a 1-0 victory. Logan Chilton scored the game-winning goal midway through the second period to lift the Red Raiders to their sixth-straight title.  (Ben Sitts photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

NCSN Monday HeadlineS

Boys Hockey: Massena, Larries Repeat Division Titles

SUNY CANTON EARNS FIRST E.C.A.C. BERTH WITH REMATCH

The SUNY Canton men’s basketball team has earned a spot in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament for the first time in program history and will host an opening round game on Wednesday. The game will start at 7:00 or 7:30 p.m. with the time to be announced.  The Roos (19-8) will play host to Pine Manor College (16-9) on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Roos House. SUNY Canton just defeated the Gators 84-71 to claim the American College Athletic Association (ACAA) Championship on Sunday.  “I could not be happier for our guys with earning a bid to the ECAC Tournament,” Head Coach Ben Thompson said. “This was one of our goals from the very beginning of the season and to be one of the final 76 D-III teams left standing is a huge honor. Our first round opponent, Pine Manor, is a team that we are familiar with as we just played them in the ACAA Championship. The winner of Wednesday’s contest will advance to championship weekend of the ECAC Tournament from Friday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 5th hosted by Penn State Behrend.

quick scoring lifts s.l.c.s. to division ii championship


St. Lawrence Central's Andrew Lantry (11) drills a shot into the back of the net past Norwood-Norfolk goalie Grant Van Buren (1) to score the first goal in the opening minute of the game. Lantry scored three goals guiding St. Lawrence Central to a 7-2 victory over the Icemen to capture the Section X Division II Championship. (Ben Sitts photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Sunday, February 26, 2017

heuvelton wins class d championship VS. hammond


The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate with the championship banner and plaque, after narrowly defeating the Hammond Red Devils to four-peat as Section X Class D Champions 57-54.  The Bulldogs now advance to the Section X Overall Championship tournament where they will take on the Class A Champion Massena Red Raiders. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

NCSN sunday HeadlineS

Girls Basketball: Hammond, M-W Jackets Win Titles
Men's Basketball: Canton Wins ACAA Championship

A.C.A.A. TITLE GAME: CANTON MEN BEAT PINE MANOR

All five starters scored in double figures as the SUNY Canton men's basketball team outscored host Pine Manor College by 14 after halftime to earn an 84-71 win in the American College Athletic Association (ACAA) Championship game on Sunday afternoon. The Roos (19-8), winners of nine straight and 14 of their last 15, led by as many as nine in the opening half including holding a 28-19 advantage with six minutes to play after Walt Jeter found Romario Fletcher for a bucket inside. The hosts closed the half on a 18-6 run to take a slim, 37-36 advantage into intermission. Sam Annorh and Fletcher paced the Roos with nine points apiece in the opening half, while Ibu Smith added eight points. Rasheed Bell led the Gators (16-9) with 12 points, while Ellis Reid and Taverick Robinson posted 10 points apiece. Leading 46-45 early in the second half, the Roos went on a 9-0 run to open a double-digit advantage after an old-fashioned three-point play from Fletcher. The Gators never got closer than six the remainder of the way as the Roos earned the win.

madrid-waddington wins class c title OVER LARRIES


Madrid-Waddington’s Chelsea Tiernan (11) breaks past the St. Lawrence Central defenders of Bailee Gauthier (24) and Maggie Yando (4) to score off the jump shot to extend the Yellow Jackets' lead in the fourth quarter. Madrid-Waddington defeated St. Lawrence Central 47-22 to capture the Section X Class C Championship.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Saturday, February 25, 2017

NCSN WEEKEND Headlines

Boys Wrestling: LaPiene 2nd, Baer 6th at State Meet
Cheerleading: Lisbon, Gouverneur, Massena Win Titles
Boys Basketball: Harrisville, St. Lawrence Capture Titles
Men's Basketball: SUNY Canton Advances to ACAA Final
Women's Hoops: Clarkson Falls in Liberty Title Game
Men's Hockey: Clarkson Rallies; Plattsburgh Wins Semi
Women's Hockey: Clarkson, S.L.U. Win Quarterfinals
Men's Track: SLU 5th in Liberty Finals; Plattsburgh 7th
Women's Track: SLU 4th in Liberty Finals;Plattsburgh 6th
Men's Lacrosse: SUNY Canton Falls in Season Opener

gouverneur, lisbon and massena win cheer titles


The Gouverneur Wildcats Cheerleading team strikes the final pose of their routine. The Wildcats captured the Section X Championship in the Large School Division scoring 122.95 points. Malone Huskies who placed second with 117.9 points. Heuvelton rounded out the division in third, recording 112.4 points.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Large School Gallery - Championship Galleries

harrisville captures class d championship in 55-47 win


Harrisville’s Peyton Schmitt (24) skies over Chateaugay defender Jamie Rabideau (left) to score off the fadeaway jump shot to extend the Pirates lead to three points early in the fourth quarter. Harrisville captured the Section X Class D crown with a 55-47 victory over Chateaugay. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

O.F.A.'S lApIENE FALLS IN LAST 0:24 IN STATE TITLE MATCH

 Ogdensburg wrestler Tanner LaPiene (Heuvelton) came within seconds of becoming a New York State Champion.  In the state semifinal at the 138-pound weight class, LaPiene defeated top-seeded T.J. Philpotts of Holland Patent 5-3.  He faced Hunter Shaut of Central Valley in the title bout.  As the third and final round began to wind down, LaPiene got a takedown to edge out to a 3-2 lead, but Shaut countered with a reversal with 0:24 and held on to win.  LaPiene is the only O.F.A. wrestler to ever place on the podium of champions.  Gouverneur seventh-grader Carter Baer placed sixth in the 106-pound class.

st. lawrence central pulls away from b-m to win title


The St. Lawrence Central Larries celebrate with the Section X Championship banner and plaque after capturing the Section X Class C Championship over Brushton-Moira. The Larries were down by 12 points early in the game, but surged in the second half, lifting them to a 46-40 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

CLARKSON, S.L.U. WOMEN ADVANCE IN E.C.A.C PLAYOFFS

Top-seeded Clarkson and #2-seeded St. Lawrence women completed 2-0 sweeps of their respective E.C.A.C. quarterfinal series, with both advancing to the semifinals to be hosted by Clarkson next weekend.  The Golden Knights beat R.P.I.  5-2 to eliminate the Engineers, while St. Lawrence disposed of Yale with a 4-0 win on Saturday.  The winner of the decisive third game in the Quinnipiac vs. Princeton series on Sunday will decide the final matchups for next weekend.

Friday, February 24, 2017

S.L.U. women build up 4-1 win over yale in quarterfinal


St. Lawrence's Maggie McLaughlin (19) scores a goal against Yale in the third period of Game 1 in their ECA quarterfinal.  Four different players scored goals, and senior captain Kirsten Padalis had three assists to lead the St. Lawrence University women's hockey team to a dominating 4-1 win over Yale.  (Ben Sitts photo)   Game Gallery

clarkson women pull away from r.p.i. 4-1 in playoffs


Clarkson’s Cayley Mercer (18) tries to get off a backhand shot in the crease against RPI goalie Lovisa Selander (35).  In the first game of the best-of-three ECAC Quarterfinals, the third-ranked Clarkson University Women's Hockey team scored the final three goals to earn a 4-1 victory over Rensselaer on Friday night.  (Ben Sitts photo)  Game Gallery

Thursday, February 23, 2017

HILL'S GOAL LIFTS N-N ICEMEN TO SEMIFINAL WIN VS. SALMON

A Norwood-Norfolk attacker attempts a shot past the Salmon River defense, but comes up short.  Loren Hill scored the game’s only goal, propelling the #4-seeded Norwood-Norfolk Icemen to a 1-0 win over second-seeded Salmon River in the Section X Division II semifinal at Tom Kavanagh Arena in Fort Covington.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery

LARRIES DOWN ISLANDERS 9-4 TO WIN DIVISION II SEMIFINAL

A St. Lawrence Central attacker fires at the Thousand Islands’ goal and ties the game 2-2 near the end of the first period. The Larries quickly rallied in the second and third periods to beat THe Islanders 9-4 and move on to face Norwood-Norfolk for the Division II Championship. (Cody Hartle photo) Game Gallery

CANTON HUGE RALLY ANCHORS FIRST BOYS' TITLE SINCE 1996


The Canton Golden Bears celebrate with the championship banner and plaque after capturing the Section X Class B Championship over the Ogdensburg Blue Devils 62-56 victory. In the third and fourth quarters, the Golden Bears went on a 21-0 scoring run and overcame an 18-point deficit from the second quarter to pick up the victory.  (Ben Sitts photo)  Game Gallery      NCSN Broadcast

POTSDAM WOMEN'S HOCKEY ENDS IN QUARTERFINAL LOSS

Third seeded Buffalo State (17-7-2) scored three second period goals and added an empty-netter in the third to defeat the sixth seeded SUNY Potsdam women's hockey team (12-13-1) in the ECAC West Quarterfinals on Thursday night. Natasha Steinle had a hat trick for the Bengals.  The first period saw back and forth action early, but no scoring.  The Bengals then broke out with three goals in a 2:23 span. Steinle got Buffalo State on the board with a high shot from right faceoff circle at 3:40. Harris made it 2-0 after finishing a pass in the slot at 4:49. Steinle struck again on a two-on-one just 1:14 later. The Bears evened the play after the flurry, but trailed 3-0 after 20 minutes.  The third period featured more balanced play. Potsdam pressured the Bengals on the power play at the 6:51 mark, but still couldn't solve Silva. Ott nearly lit the lamp one final time at the 2:15 mark, but she rifled a shot that seemed to rattle off the crossbar and right post. Pfeiffer was pulled with 42 seconds remaining and Steinle completed the hat trick with 22.5 seconds left to seal the 4-0 victory.

NCSN THURSDAY Headlines

Boys Basketball: Canton Rallies Past O.F.A. For B Title
Girls Basketball: Canton Repeats Section X Class B Title
Boys Hockey: N-N Icemen, St. Lawrence Win D2 Semis
Women's Hockey: Potsdam Beaten in ECAC Quarterfinal

CANTON GIRLS BEAT O.F.A.
59-37 TO REPEAT "c" TITLE


Canton’s Maggie Smith (12) takes the lay up over Ogdensburg defender Taylor Perry (14).  Top-seeded Canton pulled away from a seesaw battle late in the first quarter, then established a 26-13 run to start the second half, en route to a 59-37 victory over the second-seeded Ogdensburg Blue Devils in the Section X Class C Championship.  The Devils were held just three points in the final seven minutes, as the Bears opened their biggest lead of the night at 25 points.  For the Bears, Maggie Smith produced 14 points, Janet Beaudin added 13, Sarah Sieminski came off the bench to pilot 12 points and Katelyn Flanagan dropped in 11 in the balanced championship.  The Bears will advance to the Section X overall semifinals and the New York State Class B playoffs.  For Ogdensburg, Taylor Perry and Chelsea Raven each scored a team-best 10 points.  O.F.A. closed out its season at 19-9 overall. (Ben Sitts photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

NCSN WEDNESDAY HeadlineS

Girls Basketball: Hammond, Heuvelton Win Semifinals
Men's Basketball: SLU Falls Semifinal in 2OT, 110-108
Women's Hoops: Clarkson Upsets Skidmore in Semis
Boys Hockey: Canton Blanks Potsdam 4-0 in Semifinal

heuvelton holds off chateaugay IN SEMIFINAL win

Chateaugay’s Morgan Thomas (15) breaks past Heuvelton defender Kaden Mack (23) after stealing back possession of the ball. Heuvelton pulled away from Chateaugay in the fourth quarter to pick up the 63-53 victory and advance to the Section X Class D Playoffs.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

HAMMOND rolls past e-k COUGARS 53-35 IN SEMIFINAL

Hammond's Sierra Flemming (50) lofts a shot up over an Edwards-Knox defender to score two points. Hammond defense kept the Cougars in check, allowing just 8 points in the first half, en route to a 53-35 win in the Class D semifinals.  (Hartle photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

canton beats potsdam 4-0
in division i semifinal

Canton attacker Jack Finnerty (24) fires a shot just 50 seconds into the first period, putting the Golden Bears into a 1-0 lead.   The Bears would go on to score three more times in second period in posting a 4-0 win over Potsdam in the Division I semifinal.  (Cody Hartle photo)   Game Gallery


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

#4 N-N ICEMEN HOLD OFF #5 MALONE 2-1 IN QUARTERFINAL


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' YOUNGS NETS O.T. GAME-WINNER TOPPING O.F.A.

ISLANDERS 5, OGDENSBURG 4 (OT)
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.
 


NCSN TUESDAY HeadlineS

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 RUN BURNS N-N FLYERS IN SEMIFINAL 58-55


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

MADRID-WADDINGTON PUTS AWAY TUPPER LAKE IN SEMIS

MADRID-WADDINGTON 44, TUPPER LAKE 21
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.
 


#6 HARRISVILLE TURNS BACK ST. REGIS IN SEMIFINAL 63-57


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

TOP-SEED CHATEAUGAY WINS SEMIFINAL OVER HEUVELTON


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 POUNCES ON POTSDAM 71-45 IN SEMIFINAL

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

NCSN MONDAY Headlines

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