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, March 31, 2015

Clarkson scores three quick goals late for 8-4 win


SUNY Potsdam’s Gyle Dominy (24) formerly from Colton-Pierrepont, fends off three Clarkson defenders to maintain possession of the ball after a wild pass at midfield.  The Golden Knights rallied in the second half scoring four unanswered goals to defeat the Bears 8-4 in non-conference action. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

NCSN tuesday HeadlineS

Men's Lacrosse: Clarkson Pulls Away From Bears 8-4
Women's Lacrosse: Bears Fall to SUNY Cortland 19-5

red dragons score big early to defeat bears 19-5


SUNY Cortland’s Kristen Ohberg (21) takes a shot on goal past SUNY Potsdam defender Brittany Blake (7) and goalie Elise Camilleri (28) to score the 14th goal of the game for the Red Dragons.  An early scoring run sprung SUNY Cortland past the Bears 19-5. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

SUNY POTSDAM MEN TAKE WEEKEND WIN VS. GENESEO 8-7


SUNY Potsdam’s Pete Gropp (44) goes after a loose ball against SUNY Geneseo’s Thomas Piazza (29). SUNY Potsdam jumped out to a early 3-0 lead and never looked back after that as they went on to beat SUNY Geneseo 8-7. The Bears improve their record to 4-2 on the season as they look on to play Clarkson in their next match up. (Jason Aubrey photo)  Game Gallery

Thu.-Fri., March 26-27, 2015

S.L.U. NAMES SOCCER COACH BOB DUROCHER NEW A.D.

St. Lawrence University President William L. Fox announced today that Bob Durocher has been named the next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation. Having served as the University's head coach for men's soccer since 1990 and assistant director of athletics since 2000, Durocher will begin his new duties April 1. "Our national search led us to the candidate with the best credentials, the strongest experience, and the highest level of esteem that a coach can earn.  Bob Durocher understands the role of athletics in a liberal arts college, he is a superb mentor of student-athletes, he has well-honed financial and organizational skills, and he is proud of his abiding loyalty to St. Lawrence," said President  Fox.   Durocher will replace Margie F. Strait, who served in the position from 1997 to January 2015. Durocher will oversee strategic leadership of all sports programs, staff and facilities of the Athletics Department, which includes 83 employees. Additionally, he will serve as chair of the University's sports studies and exercise science minor. "I am humbled and honored to be selected to build upon the achievements of our department and the University," Durocher said. "We will continue to measure our success by how well we inspire our student-athletes and provide them the best experience possible. I will work hard to uphold the outstanding legacies of the directors who came before me."   More Details

NCSN THURSDAY-FRIDAY HeadlineS

Boys Lacrosse: Massena Edges IHC in Season Opener
Women's Lacrosse: Clarkson, SLU Drop Close Openers

S.L.U. WOMEN TRIPPED BY ROCHESTER IN LG. OPENER

The University of Rochester built a 5-2 lead in the first half and held off St. Lawrence University for a 7-4 Liberty League women's lacrosse victory in the league opener for both teams at Rochester on Friday. The Saints, 2-5 overall and 0-1 in league play,  jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Chloe Knapp and Kara Hurley in the first half, but Jamie Wallach scored her 24th of the year for Rochester, now 5-3 and 1-0 in league action, and Madeline Levi scored back-to-back goals at 11:37 and 10:20 of the first half to give Rochester a 3-2 lead. Breanna Taylor and Lauren Basil scored before the intermission to give UR its 5-2 lead. Kiera Taussig cut the Rochester lead to 5-3 with just over 20 minutes to play in the game, but Elisabeth Watson's free position goal and a goal by Mara Karpp made it 7-3 before Taussig scored her second of the day on a free position to make it a 7-4 game with 49 seconds left. Addie Cunningham had 10 saves for the Saints while Maire Prosak made nine stops for Rochester. SLU had a 22-21 edge in shots and a 7-6 edge in draw controls. SLU was 13 for 20 on clears.  More Details

R.I.T. BEATS CLARKSON 6-4 IN LG. OPENER, ENDING STREAK

A five-game winning streak came to an end for the Clarkson University Women's Lacrosse team as the Golden Knights fell 6-4 at RIT on Friday afternoon in their Liberty League opener. Clarkson, which stands at 5-2 overall, will continue conference play on Saturday when it plays at the University of Rochester in a 2:00 p.m. contest. The Knights battled RIT (3-4, 1-0) to a 3-3 draw after the opening 30 minutes, but the Tigers scored the first three goals in the second half and held off the Green and Gold at the end to pull out the win at home. Sophomore Paige Fayette (Theresa, NY) and freshman Taylor Collins (Syracuse, NY) scored one goal and one assist each to pace the Clarkson offense. Juniors Emma Jeffery (Baldwinsville, NY) and Stephanie Lynch (Baldwinsville, NY) scored one goal apiece. The Knights outshot the Tigers 26-12, while RIT held the edge in ground balls, 16-13. Dani Tani (Heuvelton, NY) posted four saves in the Clarkson goal.

 

Mon.-Wed., March 23-25, 2015

St. Lawrence women pull OUT WIN OVER POTSDAM 15-11


St. Lawrence University’s Greta Massey (18) and SUNY Potsdam’s Bailey Weigel (6) battle for the ball on a faceoff.  The game was tied 7-7 late in the first half.  The Saints pulled ahead in the second half to beat the Bears 15-11. (Brock Simons photo)  Game Gallery

NCSN WEDNESDAY HeadlineS

Men's Lacrosse:Clarkson, Canton Suffer One-Goal Loss
Women's Lacrosse: SLU Beats Potsdam; Canton Edged

SUNY Canton WOMEN BOW to OSWEGO in final RUSH 14-13


SUNY Canton’s Amanda Woods (7) passes the ball to an open teammate past SUNY Oswego defenders Emily Lange (2) and Heather Titanic (19) to set up the Roos' third goal of the game. SUNY Canton came back to tie the game 13-13 with under two minutes remaining.  However, the Lakers scored in the closing minute to escape with a 14-13 win.  (Jason Aubrey photo) Game Gallery

CLARKSON RALLY FALLS SHORT IN 5-4 LOSS TO CORTLAND


Clarkson goalie Nick Strandholm (4) lays out to make the diving save.  In a very physical and fast-paced game, both teams struggled to find the back of the net.  Cortland netted two unanswered goals in the third period to build a 5-2 lead, then held off Clarkson for a 5-4 non-conference victory.  (Brock Simons photo)  Game Gallery


Sunday, March 22, 2015

HEUVELTON RISES TO PINACLE: STATE CLASS D CHAMPIONS!


The Heuvelton Bulldogs celebrate at center court after capturing the New York State Class D Championship over South Kortright 61-54.  The title Heuvelton’s first New York State Championship in school history.  Heuvelton broke away from a 33-33 tie in the third quarter with a 16-4 run that broke the game open.  (Waters photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Olivia St. Pierre (21) spins around a South Kortright defender to earn the open layup, putting the bulldogs up by three points in the second quarter.  The Heuvelton senior was named to the All-Tournament Team.  Alex Steele also received honors in the awards celebration.

HEUVELTON WIN COMES AFTER TOUGH POST-SEASON RUN

HEUVELTON 61, SOUTH KORTRIGHT 54
When the Lady Bulldogs stormed the court as the buzzer sounded, Heuvelton had claimed the 2015 New York State Class D Girls Basketball Championship with a 61-54 victory over previously-unbeaten South Kortright. The Bulldogs had completed a post-season minefield that included hard-fought victories over some of the toughest competition in the state – Section X rivals Hammond, Chateaugay and Madrid-Waddington. They narrowly beat Hammond by two points and Madrid-Waddington by three points in claiming the Section X title. The tough local competition helped forge the steel and resilience that shaped a championship-caliber team in preparing for the state playoffs. Heuvelton had an easier time with state quarterfinal opponent Oriskany who they beat by 13, then semifinal challenger Panama who they easily took down by 18 points. The final pitted the Bulldogs against the state’s top-ranked team, 25-0 South Kortright that had previous state championship experience. Heuvelton edged out to a 14-10 first-quarter lead and held a mere 26-25 advantage at the half, after Olivia St. Pierre scored with 28 seconds remaining to erase the Rams’ short-lived lead. To start the second half, SK’s Sam Acuna buried a three-pointer to regain the lead, but Heuvelton answered with a pivotal 7-0 run to gain a 33-28 lead. Time and again throughout the rest of the contest, the Bulldogs held off the Rams’ mini-runs without relinquishing the lead again. Heuvelton stretched its lead to 48-40 with 6:33 left in the game and even gained a 12-point advantage with three minutes to play. South Kortright chipped away and tried to foul down the stretch, but the Bulldogs answered going 17-for-22 from the free-throw stripe. Paige McCormick netted 23 points, including all eight free-throw attempts made. All-Tournament Team selection Olivia St. Pierre added 16 points and 15 rebounds. Kylie Piercey and Alex Steele contributed eight points each. Briana Laing led South Kortright with 17 points.


NEW YORK STATE CLASS D CHAMPIONSHIP

HEUVELTON 61
SOUTH KORTRIGHT 54

mccormick named state tournament mvp in victory


Heuvelton sophomore Paige McCormick (15) accepts the New York State Class D Most Valuable Player Award. McCormick finished the season scoring 698 points.
 

 The Heuvelton Lady Bulldogs basketball team returned to St. Lawrence County to great community fanfare after the team’s triumphant 61-54 victory over previously-unbeaten South Kortright for the New York State Class D Girls Basketball Championship in Troy, NY. Hundreds of fans and supporters lined the streets as a motorcade of fire trucks and vehicles escorted the girls home from the St. Lawrence County near Gouverneur back to the school. A sea of purple, along with congratulatory banners lined the route through the village, just as they had filled one side of the Hudson Valley Community College gymnasium on Sunday morning during the victory. Heuvelton only relinquished the lead twice during the contest, and only for a few seconds, en route to the first state championship in school history. Heuvelton sophomore Paige McCormick was named tournament MVP.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

PLATTSBURGH NIPS ELMIRA 3-2 FOR 2ND N.C.A.A. TITLE IN ROW

The Plattsburgh State women's ice hockey team captured their second-straight and fourth National Championship on Saturday night defeating the Elmira Soaring Eagles 3-2.   Plattsburgh State would take a penalty 6:32 into the game but it was the Cardinals that struck first on a Giovanna Senese breakaway short-hand goal. The Huntley, Ill., native deked forehand before roofing one backhand over Elmira goaltender Kyle Nelson.   Elmira would respond quickly in the second period as 2015 Laura Hurd winner Ashley Ryan would slip one through the legs of Leonard to tie the game 1-1, 1:51 into the middle frame.   Junior, Bridget Balisy would put the Cardinals back on the top 2-1 when she collected a loose puck off an Elmira defenseman in front of the net before making a move beating Nelson five-hole.   The Cardinals would add to their lead making it a 3-1 game when Kayla Meneghin received a cross ice pass right at the bottom of the right circle putting it short side over Nelson.   Elmira wouldn't go down quietly and would take back some of the momentum when Olivia Nystrom beat Leonard just 29 seconds after Plattsburgh scored its third goal.  More Details

NCSN WEEKEND HeadlineS

Girls Basketball: Heuvelton Win State Semifinal 57-39
Women's Hockey: Plattsburgh Wins 4th National TItle
Men's Hockey: Plattsburgh Falls in NCAA Quarterfinals
Men's Baseball: St. Lawrence Sweeps; Clarkson Wins
Women's Softball: SUNY Plattsburgh Splits Another Pair
Men's Lacrosse: Potsdam, St.Lawrence, Plattsburgh Win
Women's Lacrosse: SUNY Canton Wins; S.L.U. Falls

PLATTSBURGH MEN FALL 5-1 IN N.C.A.A. QUARTERFINALS

The Plattsburgh State men's ice hockey team traveled to Trinity on Saturday night to take on the Bantams in the NCAA Division III Men's Quarterfinal Round, falling 5-1.   Trinity would take a 1-0 lead with just 1:08 remaining capitalizing on a penalty shot opportunity awarded to Jackson Brewer. Brewer went crashing into the net drawing an interference call on Plattsburgh State defenseman Brandon Beadow.   The score would remain 1-0 going into the third period but the Bantams would score four-straight goals in the final period to cruise away from the Cardinals.  More Details

HEUVELTON HEADS TO FIRST-EVER STATE FINAL IN 57-39 WIN

HEUVELTON 57, PANAMA 39
The Heuvelton Bulldogs rocked Section VI’s Panama 57-39 to advance to the school’s first-ever New York State Class D girls basketball championship matchup. The Bulldogs rushed out to a 17-10 lead. A pair of three-pointers from Natalie Barr and Alex Steele anchored a stingy 8-5 second quarter that advanced Heuvelton’s lead to 25-15 at the half. In the pivotal 18-9 third quarter, the Bulldogs regained their shooting touch and stretched their lead to 43-24, behind eight straight points from Paige McCormick. McCormick, who led the way with 24 points, also netted her 1,000th varsity career point when she hit back-to-back free throws late in the first quarter. Olivia St. Pierre contributed 12 points with 12 rebounds, while Barr posted 11 points including three trifectas. Taylor Power led Panama (20-5) with 13 points. Heuvelton out-rebounded Panama 24-19, but suffered 19 turnovers. The Bulldogs advance to play top-ranked and 25-0 South Kortright, the Section IV Champions, at 10 a.m. Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at Hudson Valley Community College.

Mon.-Fri., March 16-20, 2015

O.F.A. BATTLES BACK, BUT FALLS 61-43 IN N.Y. SEMIFINAL

WOODLANDS 61, OGDENSBURG 43
The Section X Champion Ogdensburg Blue Devils took the lead for just 10 seconds late in the third quarter, after chipping away at an early 11-point hole in the New York State Class B semifinals in Glens Falls. Section I Champion Woodlands opened the game with back-to-back three-pointers in their first two possessions, building a 22-11 lead early in the second quarter, before O.F.A. spent the rest of the half clawing away at the lead, while holding the Falcons to just four points. Woodlands led 26-21 at the half. In the third quarter, Kinnon LaRose buried a three-pointer to boost the Devils into a 36-35 lead with 1:11 left, their first lead of the night. However, Woodlands answered immediately. Pierre Lys penetrated to the hoop, scored and was fouled to reverse the lead – a lead the Falcons never gave back. Woodlands went into aggressive double-team traps all over the floor that provided the Devils with very few good looks and opportunities to score. LaRose, who scored a game-best 21 points, came away empty in the final period. On the other end, O.F.A. struggled to get a stop, especially on second-chance buckets, while Woodlands went on a 20-7 run in a frustrating and season-ending fourth quarter for the Devils. Jack Manke and Seth Pinkerton closed out with seven points each. The Blue Devils, who will lose eight seniors, closed out the season at 21-4, with its second straight state semifinal appearance, after a trip to the state quarterfinal in 2013.

NCSN Monday-Friday HeadlineS

Boys Basketball: O.F.A. Falls To Woodlands in NY Semi
Men's Hockey: SLU Bows in ECAC Semifinal in Overtime
Women's Hockey: Plattsburgh Returns to NCAA Final
Men's Baseball: Plattsburgh Splits Fri. Twinbill in Florida
Women's Softball: S.L.U. Sweeps, Plattsburgh Splits
Men's Lacrosse: SUNY Potsdam Beats Castleton 14-3

PLATTSBURGH WOMEN RETURN TO N.C.A.A. NATIONAL FINAL

The SUNY Plattsburgh women's hockey team opened up their quest to defend their 2014 NCAA Division III Women's National Championship with a rematch of last year's title game against Norwich. Plattsburgh State punched its second straight ticket to the national finals by defeating the Cadets 5-2 at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena.   The Cardinals got on the board first with an Alyssa Parke power play goal 2:42 into the game. The goal was setup by Bridget Balisy who cycled the puck to Giovanna Sense. Senese then slung the puck back to the top to Parke who was camped in the top of the slot. The 2015 first-team All-American then ripped a slap shot clean through the Norwich and past Cadet goaltender Celeste Robert.   Plattsburgh State was not done as they tallied four-straight goals on Norwich with two in the first and two in the second.   Kayla Meneghin would score her first of two on the day, a short-handed marker 12:14 into the first period.  More Details

ST. LAWRENCE season ends in e.c.a.c. semifinals in o.t.

It looked like St. Lawrence University's men's hockey team might finally get one against Colgate in its ECAC semifinal game at Lake Placid on Friday night. But, despite rallying three times from one-goal deficits, the Saints could never get a lead on the Raiders and the season ended 9:34 into overtime when junior center Mike Borkowski scored the game winner.   Colgate, 22-11-4, advances to play Harvard, a 5-2 winner over Quinnipiac in the early game with the two meeting at 7:30 Saturday in the title game. The Saints, who were picked to finish 11th in the pre-season polls, but charged to a second place finish, complete their year with a 20-14-3 overall mark.   "I think the difference tonight, now that the game is over, is that they are a more experienced team than we are," said Saint coach Greg Carvel. "They made us pay when we made mistakes in our game. Five minutes into the game we had a little breakdown in our system and they scored.   "They're a really good team. I have watched that team grow up…we've played them in the playoffs three years in a row and they've had the same first line in each of those years.  We have a lot of respect for that team. I think as a group we showed a little inexperience at playing playoff games at this level and in this kind of environment. We didn't play our best tonight, but we did play well enough to make it a good hockey game. But, again, we could have been better, but Colgate is a good hockey team and they made us pay."  More Details

Sat.-Sun., March 14-15, 2015

NCSN WEEKEND Headlines

Boys Basketball: O.F.A. Tops Hoosick; Potsdam Beaten
Girls Basketball: Heuvelton Advances; SLC, Canton Fall
Men's Hockey: St. Lawrence Sweeps RPI in Quarterfinal
Women's Hockey: Plattsburgh Wins, Clarkson Falls
Men's Baseball: Clarkson Wins Fifth; St. Lawrence Wins
Women's Softball:Clarkson, Cardinals Sweep; SLU Falls
Men's Lacrosse: Plattsburgh, Clarkson Men Forge Wins
Women's Lacrosse: Canton Beats Caz; Potsdam Falls

TEAM EFFORT, 2ND QTR. SPURT LIFTS O.F.A. IN STATE Q-FINAL

OGDENSBURG 57, HOOSICK FALLS 42
Hoosick Falls did something few other teams have done: held Ogdensburg’s top scorer to just 11 points in a game. But in overplaying LaRose, the basketball world got to see just how the rest of the team can step up, and just how tough the Blue Devils are as a team. LaRose was held to just two field goals, but hit 7-for-8 from the free-throw line. Peyton LaRose and Jack Manke dropped in 12 points each, while DaKota Brady chipped in 11 points and five assists, as the Blue Devils demonstrate a well-schooled and balanced team offense in downing Hoosick Falls 57-42 in the New York State Region II Class B championship. The win vaulted O.F.A. into the state Final Four vs. Section I Champion Woodlands next weekend. The Panthers’ game plan for avoiding the type of annihilation the Blue Devils have meted out all season worked well in the first period. LaRose suffered two first-quarter fouls and Hoosick rallied to tie 12-12 as the opening period ended. However, O.F.A. took command in an explosive, pivotal 16-3 run second quarter. The Devils expanded the lead to 41-21 when LaRose threw down an electrifying, two-handed slam with 1:50 remaining in the third quarter and appeared to be cruising. However, the Section II champions began to claw their way back. A pair of three-point plays and two buckets later, the Panthers had eaten chunks out of the O.F.A. lead and trailed 46-39 with 4:16 still to go. Once again, the Ogdensburg defense dug in. LaRose contributed two steals and a block, while Brady kicked in a steal and a layup to restore a comfortable lead and seal the win. Hoosick’s Andrew Hoag led all scorers with 17 points, while Mark Hackett dropped in eight points.

CANTON BOWS TO HOOSICK'S FAST START IN N.Y. Q-FINAL

HOOSICK FALLS 52, CANTON 35
Hoosick Falls opened with a 12-1 and took a 16-7 first quarter advantage, setting the tone for a 52-35 win over host Canton in the New York State Region II Class B title game. Canton drew within five points in the quarter when Natalie DeSalvo tossed in back-to-back three-pointers for the junior-laden Bears. DeSalvo finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Bears attempted one final run in the fourth quarter, closing the margin to 37-29, then 45-37 with a minute to go. But when Canton committed to fouling to stop the clock, the Panthers connected on eight free throws to lock up the win. Rachel Pine led the Panthers with a game-best 22 points, while Megan Flynn added 12.

 

heuvelton advances to N.Y. final four with 52-39 win

 
Heuvelton’s Kylie Piercey (25) swats the shot attempted by Oriskany’s Alexus Koons (23).  Heuvelton set the pace early with the first seven points of the game and a 15-6 lead, then held off Oriskany 52-39 in the New York State Region II Class D championship at SUNY Potsdam. The Bulldogs carried a 28-20 lead into the intermission, but opened the second half with a major 17-4 run, including a 7-0 finish in the third quarter that blew the game open. Key to the second half surge, Olivia St. Pierre – held to just one point in the first half – quickly found the shooting touch for 12 points in the second half. Paige McCormick led all scorers with 21 points for the Bulldogs. Kylie Piercey chipped in nine points and 12 rebounds. Jordan Sahl led Oriskany with 14 points, while Madison Zizzi chipped in 11.  (JP Tebo photo) Game Gallery NCSN Broadcast

 

 

 

larries fall behind early, nac advances to final four

 
St. Lawrence Central’s Morgan Greer (4) fires up a shot through the double-team of Northern Adirondack’s Taylor Durnin (10) and Paige Chilton (31).  After edging out to a 13-11 lead, Northern Adirondack went on a 9-0 run that put the Bobcats firmly in control of the New York State Region II Class C championship. With 12-point leads at the half (29-17) and through three quarters (42-30), the Bobcats cruised 18-8 in the final quarter. Taylor Durnin turned in a game-best 20-point performance, while Magan Magee scored 12 points and Paige Chilton added 10 points. The Larries were led by Chelsea Savage’s 12 points and Bailee Gauthier’s eight-point output.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

ST. LAWRENCE sweeps rpi in E.C.A.C. QUARTERFINAL 1-0, 5-1


St. Lawrence University’s Ryan Lough (10) comes from behind to try to knock the puck from Rensselaer’s Craig Bokenfohr (4). The Saints scored two goals only about a minute apart to gain a 2-0 lead through the first period. The Saints beat RPI 5-1 to sweep their ECAC quarterfinal series two games to none. (Brock Simons photo) Game Gallery

Friday, March 13, 2015

ST. LAWRENCE TAKES GAME 1 IN Q-FINAL with late goal

ST. LAWRENCE 2, RENNSELAER 1
St. Lawrence University senior defenseman Chris Martin fired a shot toward net with a tangle of players in front and it found its way past Rensselaer goalie Jason Kasdorf off one of his defensemen, lifting the Saints to a 1-0 victory with just 51.2 seconds to play in regulation time in the first of a best-of-three ECAC quarterfinal series between the two teams at Appleton Arena Friday night.   Saint freshman goalie Kyle Hayton, who broke out a new St. Lawrence-themed mask for the first time this season, set the Saint single-season record for shutouts, earning his fifth with a big first period and some key stops along the rest of the way. Hayton made 13 of his 27 saves in the first period as the Saints showed a little rust after a week off with the bye as the second seed in the tournament.   Hayton had a number of one-goal games in January after posting four shutout wins in the first two months of the season, and lost one shutout with under a minute to go. He got the Saint record in his first playoff start, recording the sixth shutout in SLU post-season history.   "Kyle made some tremendous saves early and continued through the course of the game. Every save in a 1-0 game is a big one," said Saint coach Greg Carvel. "It is great to see him get the record. He had some shots at it earlier, but a 1-0 win in his first playoff start makes it special." Martin's goal, his third of the season came after junior wing Alex Hagen took the puck away from a RPI defender after a RPI faceoff win in its own zone. Hagen got the puck to Woody Hudson, who passed it back to Martin for the game-winner.  More details

NCSN FRIDAY Headlines

Men's Hockey: Last Minute Goal Lifts St. Lawrence 1-0
Girls Basketball: Peru Tops Malone in NY Opener 51-46
Men's Baseball: Clarkson Sweeps; Canton Drops Pair
Women's Softball: Clarkson Opens Season With Split

TURNOVERS DOOM HUSKIES IN OPENING ROUND OF STATES

PERU 51, MALONE 46
After Malone opened with a 9-2 run and a 12-9 first quarter lead, the Huskies suffered from numerous turnovers and a poor-shooting second quarter. The Peru Indians outscored Malone 18-6 in the second frame, then fought off Malone’s second-half rally to beat the Huskies 51-46 in the New York State Class A Region II semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College. Malone turned the ball over 22 times in the first half alone and missed numerous layups and chippies. In the second half, Franklin Academy battled back from the 27-18 halftime deficit with a positive 15-9 roll, closing to within three points. The seemingly pivotal point in the fourth quarter came when, down 40-38, the Huskies missed their shots, then the turnover bug struck again. Peru hit free throws in the final minute and put the game away with a 15-13 run in the final quarter. Meghan Mazzella led Peru with a game-best 15 points, with Amanda LaPorte adding 12 points. The Huskies were led by Abigail Collins with 14 points, while Taylor Poirier chipped in 12 points and an impressive 21 rebounds. Malone closed out its season at 14-7.

CLARKSON BEST START SINCE 2003: TWO TWINBILL SWEEPS

Freshman Will Coleman and junior Joe Rooney combined to allow just seven hits in 13 innings as the Clarkson University Baseball starters mowed through the Oneonta State lineup for a doubleheader sweep, taking the opener 10-2 and the nightcap 3-0 at Kathleen High School. The Golden Knights improved to 4-0 with the wins over Oneonta State, winning their first four games to start the season for the first time since 2003 when the team began the year 7-0. The Red Dragons fell to 3-5 this year. Clarkson will take on Brockport in a nine-inning affair starting at 5:00 pm on Saturday. Will Coleman began his first collegiate start with four perfect innings, and by the time he allowed an unearned run in the top of the fifth inning, Clarkson had scored nine times. In the first inning, John Coleman reached on an error and was sent home with a triple by Chris Miller for the first run. Miller was then sent home on a blooper from Dom Pirro to give the Knights a 2-0 advantage.  The following inning Nolan Driscoll led off the frame with a single and was plated by a double from Greg Jasek to give Clarkson a 3-0 lead, but in the fourth the Knights opened the game up with six runs.   More details
 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

CLARKSON Women EDGE POTSDAM 13-12 IN DOUBLE OT


Clarkson’s Emma Jeffery (9) handles the ball as she looks for a teammate late in Thursday’s game against their rivals from SUNY Potsdam.  Clarkson was able to squeak out a 13-12 win in overtime .  (Brock Simons photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence women fall to BROCKPORT eagles 17-9


Brockport's Makensie Schuber (6) battles with St. Lawrence's Vanna Thompson (12) for the ball during Thursday's contest at SUNY Canton. The Golden Eagles won the 17-9. (Brock Simons photo)  Game Gallery

NCSN THURSDAY Headlines

Women's Lacrosse: Clarkson Nips Potsdam; SLU Bows
Men's Baseball: Clarkson Opens With Twinbill Sweep

CLARKSON EARNS TWIN SWEEP

Juniors Greg Jasek and Ian Castle combined to allow just a single run in 14 innings as the Clarkson University Baseball team swept a pair of games from Waynesburg as the Golden Knights started 2-0 for the first time since the 2009 season. Clarkson earned a 2-1 win in the opener with runs in the final two innings and then gained a 5-0 victory when Ian Castle spun a one-hitter and allowed only a single ball to be hit to the outfield. The Knights, at 2-0, will face Oneonta State in a doubleheader on Friday, while the Jackets dropped to 2-7, In the opener, the Knights had just one hit through the first five innings. Anthony Padrazo started the sixth inning with a single but got picked off and Connor Dietrich grounded out, making it appear as if the sixth would be another scoreless inning. With two outs, John Coleman drew a walk and then scampered home on a single by Greg JasekMore Details

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NCSN WEDNESDAY HeadlineS

Boys Basketball:Harrisville Drops Heartbreaker in States
Boys Basketball: CBA beats Malone in State "A" Opener
Men's Lacrosse: Plattsburgh Wins 13-5; Canton Falls

HARRISVILLE BOWS IN STATES AFTER GERMANTOWN RALLY

GERMANTOWN 47, HARRISVILLE 45
The Section X Champion Harrisville Pirates gave up a 41-35 advantage to start the fourth quarter, scoring just four points in the final frame, in bowing to Germantown 47-45 in the New York State Class D Region II semifinals in Saratoga. The Pirates tied the game 45-45 in the final minute, but fell on two final free throws in the closing seconds. Nate Weaver led the Pirates with a game-best 18 points, while Jared Dreythaler dropped in 13 points, Brennan Best added eight and Ryan Weaver contributed six points. Germantown was led by Tyler Fuchs netted 13 points and Logan Rifenburgh with 11.

CBA ends huskies season in third quarter surge 67-40


Malone’s Zach Raymond (4) blocks the path to the basket for Christian Brothers Academy’s Monte Stroman (22). Stroman led CBA scoring with 18 points as CBA beat the Malone Huskies 67-40 in the New York State Class A Region II semifinal.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

SUNY CANTON MEN DROP LAX CONTEST AT FARMINGDALE

Chris Gamble (Carthage, NY) found the back of the net three times for SUNY Canton but it was not enough as they dropped a 12-4 road contest to Farmingdale State on Wednesday afternoon.  The host Rams (2-1) found the back of the net four times in the opening quarter. Gamble would put one in the back of the cage for the Roos with 22 seconds left as SUNY Canton trailed 4-1 after one. Farmingdale was the only team to get on the board in the second stanza taking a convincing 7-1 lead into break. SUNY Canton (0-2) picked up the intensity out of halftime as Gamble netted a pair of goals just over two minutes apart. The first was unassisted while the second was set up by Ryan Cardiff (Albany, NY).  The teams then exchanged a pair of goals as Devin Gruneisen (Potsdam, NY) put a shot past Ram goalie Thomas Fallon to get the Roos within four at 8-4 on the man-up advantage. However, that would be the final offensive of the game for SUNY Canton as Farmingdale finished off the 12-4 victory. Gamble and Gruneisen combined for 16 of the Roos 26 shots.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Canton wins thriller VS. SARANAC IN STATE OPENER


Saranac’s Summer Gillespie (44) goes up for a layup against the Bears' defense.  Saranac’s Summer Gillespie (44) powers up for a layup against the Golden Bears’ defense. The Lady bears survived a late Chiefs’ rally and a close three-point attempt at the buzzer to pull off a 49-47 victory in the New York State Region II semifinal.  (JP Tebo photos)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

O.F.A. rollS past hornets IN STATE QUARTERFINAL 93-33


Plattsburgh’s Nate Hughey (24) goes up for the finger-roll against the Blue Devils.  A super-hot start quickly turned into a blowout, as the Ogdensburg Blue Devils dominated the Plattsburgh Hornets 93-33 in the opening round of the New York State Class B playoffs.  (JP Tebo photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Friday, March 6, 2015

Ogdensburg wins overall championship past potsdam


Potsdam’s Connor Prosper (23) looks to dribble past O.F.A. defender Seth Pinkerton (10).  The Blue Devils claimed their third straight Section X title by pulling away from Potsdam in the second half for a 61-48 victory. Potsdam fell behind 18-8 n the first quarter, but chipped away to get with four points, 25-21 at the half, when Jake Mitchell tossed in a running shot just past midcourt for a three-pointer. The game stayed close in the opening of the second half, before O.F.A. began to slowly build and a 43-35 lead by the end of the third quarter. A 9-2 run to start the fourth quarter virtually put the game away. The Blue Devils were led by Kinnon LaRose who netted 27 points, went 8-for-10 from the charity stripe and hauled down 15 rebounds. Jack Manke chipped in 10 points with 11 boards. Ethan VanBlommestein led Potsdam with 15 points. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

NCSN FRIDAY Headlines

Boys Basketball: O.F.A. Wins 3rd Straight Title 61-48
Girls Basketball: Canton Rallies Past Bulldogs For Title
Men's Hockey: Clarkson Drops Quarterfinal Opener 3-2
Women's Softball: SUNY Potsdam Splits Pair 9-3, 3-5

COLTS' MORGAN DOYLE WIN JAN REETZ AWARDS AT FINALS


Colton-Pierrepont's Morgan Doyle (absent) was winner of the coveted Jan Reetz Award for outstanding student and basketball player.  Doyle was away on a school trip and her award was accepted by her family.  Also nominated for the award were (l-r) Heuvelton's Olivia St. Pierre, Ogdensburg's Riley Luckie and Madrid-Waddington's Jennifer King.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

canton captures overall GIRLS championship 54-40

 
Heuvelton’s Nathalie Barr (14) earns the layup past Canton’s Bailey Luther (10) to draw the Bulldogs within four points in the second quarter.  After a slow start and falling behind by 10 points early, the Golden Bears emerged from a seesaw middle portion of the game to nail down a 54-40 victory for the Section X overall championship. The Bears finally pulled even ,29-29, on a Michaela Bessette bucket. Trailing 37-36 with just over four minutes remaining, Janet Beaudin knocked down a 14-footer to give the Bears the lead and trigger a pivotal 12-point run to seal the Bears’ victory. Nathalie DiSalvo knocked down 14 points in the second half (19 overall) to lead the Bears’ charge. Beaudin and Bessette each contributed nine points in the second half surge. For Heuvelton, Paige McCormick led the way with 12 points.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Wed.-Thu., March 4-5, 2015

NCSN WEDNESDAY HeadlineS

Boys Basketball: Potsdam Outlasts Harrisville 41-36
Boys Basketball: Ogdensburg Rolls Past Malone 86-49
Boys Basketball: Kinnon LaRose Wins Jukowski Award

LaRose win jukowski award for SECOnd year in a row

 
Ogdensburg’s Kinnon LaRose is the recipient of this year's Joe Jukowski award, becoming the first player in the 41-year history of the award to win  in back-to-back years.  Other nominees included Harrisville’s Nate Weaver, Salmon River’s Antoine Domino and Ogdensburg’s Jack Manke. (Cody Jenne photo)  Awards Gallery

Sandstoners score late to defeat harrisville 41-36

 
Harrisville’s Nate Weaver (10) leaps between Potsdam defenders Matt Stone (24), Dequan Pitts (35) and Jack Byrnes (21) to sink a ten-foot jumper in the second quarter. Harrisville’s Nate Weaver led a 13-0 run throughout the fourth quarter to bring the Pirates within one point.  However, Potsdam’s Jack Byrnes sunk a layup with four seconds remaining for their first points of the quarter and added two foul shots to seal the Sandstoners' 41-36 victory over Harrisville. The Sandstoners advanced to the Section X Overall Championship to face the Ogdensburg Blue Devils at 6:30 Friday at Maxcy Hall. The Pirates continue to the New York State Class D opening round on March 11th to face the Section II Champion.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

O.F.A. DOWNS MALONE 86-49 IN SECTION X OVERALL SEMIFINAL


Malone’s Jacob Poupore (15) takes the jumper to earn two points in the second quarter against Justin Ross (23) who tries to draw the charge. The Huskies were led in scoring by Camron Gallagher with 16 points, while Jason Spaulding chipped in eight points.  For Ogdensburg, Kinnon LaRose netted 26 points, including 21 in the first half and 10-for-11 from the free-throw line. Dakota Brady added 12 points and Seth Pinkerton 10.  Ogdensburg will advance to the Section X Overall Championship to face Class C Champion Potsdam. Malone will advance to the New York State Playoffs to face Peru.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery NCSN Broadcast

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Canton advances to title game BEATING huskies 46-36


Malone’s Meghan O’Connor (12) leaps over three defenders from Canton to sink the short jump shot to tie the game 14-14 late in the second quarter.  Malone edged out to a 17-16 lead with a minute remaining in a sluggish first half, but Canton successfully launched a three-pointer with four seconds remaining to gain a 19-17 advantage at the break. The Golden Bears opened the second half building a 10-point advantage that the Huskies could not overcome in a 46-36 win in the Section X overall semifinals. Canton’s Katie Clemmer netted a game-high 15 points, while Natalie DiSalvo fired in 12 points. For the Huskies, Abigail Collins scored 10 points, while Taylor Poirier chipped in nine.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

HeUvelton TriumpHs over
 st. lawrence IN SEMIFINAL


St. Lawrence Central’s Morgan Greer (14) just gets the ball past Heuvelton defender Olivia St. Pierre (21) to sink the shot for the Larries.  The Larries closed the gap one final time, 37-33, to start the second half, before the Bulldogs erupted.  Paige McCormick posted 22 points and Olivia St. Piere popped in 20 points to lead Heuvelton to a 73-41 win.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

NCSN TUESDAY Headlines

Girls Basketball: Canton Outlasts Malone in Semifinal
Girls Basketball: Heuvelton's 2nd Half Surge Beats SLC

GIRLS BASKETBALL AWARDS: CENTRAL ALL NORTHERNS 


During the between-games 2014-15 girls basketball awards ceremony, players from Central Division teams were honored for All-Northern first and second team selections. Also shown is Central Division Coach of the Year, Potsdam Sandstoners’ George Gordon (right).  Awards Gallery

Monday, March 2, 2015

Massena captures DI Title over golden bears 3-2


Canton’s Cody Moore scores a goal past Massena’s Logan Brothers (1) to tie the game 2-2 late in the second period.  In a game of alternating goals, Massena scored first and last, holding off two Canton comebacks, to defend their Section X Division I crown.  Massena beat Canton 3-2.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery NCSN Broadcast

Larries down Icemen to win Division II Championship


Norwood-Norfolk’s Coby Munson (8) and St. Lawrence Central’s Nate Stickney (17) battle for possession of the puck in front of the Larries goal.   The Larries netted two goals within ten seconds in the first period, then four goals in a span of just over three minutes in the middle frame towin 6-0.  (Bob LaRue photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

NCSN MONDAY Headlines

Boys D1 Hockey: Massena Outlasts Canton in 3-2 Battle
Boys D2 Hockey: Larries Quick Strikes Beat Icemen 6-0

POTSDAM SOFTBALL OPENERS

Both the University of Mount Union and John Carroll University struck early to take two games from the SUNY Potsdam softball team (0-4). The Purple Knights downed the Bears 11-1 and the Blue Streaks won an 8-0 decision. In the early game, Mount Union scored seven runs in the first inning, highlighted by a Brooke Cox three-run homer. Junior pitcher Carina Chirinko (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) got Potsdam on the board in the bottom of the third with a single to center that scored sophomore pinch runner Emily Tremblay (Fort Covington, N.Y./Salmon River). In the nightcap, John Carroll scored twice in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly from first baseman Alyssa Coleman and an RBI single from by catcher Carly Simecek. The Blue Streaks added four more in the bottom of the second highlighted by a two-run homer from left fielder Hannah Mizener and a solo shot from Coleman. Simecek and third baseman Angie Zappitelli then closed the scoring in the bottom of the fifth with two final RBI singles.

Sat.-Sun., February 28-March 1, 2015

NCSN WEEKEND Headlines

Boys Basketball: Potsdam, O.F.A., Harrisville Win Titles
Men's Basketball: Clarkson Falls in Liberty Final 68-64
Women's Basketball: S.L.U. Bows in 2OT in Liberty Final
Men's Hockey: Plattsburgh Wins Semi; C.U. & S.L.U. Fall
Women's Hockey: Clarkson Wins Q-Final; S.L.U. Beaten
Boys Wrestling: Massena's Terrance is State Champion
Men's Baseball: Plattsburgh Sweeps Grove City 6-1, 4-0
Men's Lacrosse: Morrisville Downs SUNY Canton 17-6

Harrisville captures title BEATING Morristown 49-42


Morristown’s Ryan Vollmer (5) splits Harrisville defenders Ryan Weaver (22) and Trenton Sullivan (40) to create the open opportunity for the layup. Vollmer and Jake VanArnum each scored 11 points to lead the Rockets' scoring. The Pirates were led by the duo of Nate Weaver and Brennan Best each putting up 14 points.  Harrisville captured the Section X Class D Championship for th efirst time since 2003, beating Morristown 49-42. Harrisville now advances to the Section X overall tournament to face the Class C Champion Potsdam, before entering the New York State playoffs to face the Section II representative on March 11th at Saratoga High School at 7pm.    (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast
 


MASSENA'S NOLAN TERRANCE: NEW YORK STATE CHAMPION!


Massena’s Nolan Terrance in a pinfall win over Canton’s Chris Tompkins.  In his 131st varsity victory, Terrance in the 285-pound weight class, edged Edwin Rubio of John Glenn HS 2-1 in the second overtime to become Massena’s first-ever state wrestling champion!  (NCSN file photo)

potsdam pulls away in 2nd half to win "C" title 71-39


Potsdam’s Jack Byrnes (21) is double-teamed in the paint by Brushton-Moira’s Chase Bassett (30) and Alex Burnett (5).  Potsdam was led by Jake Mitchell with a game-best 23 points, in beating Brushton-Moira 71-39 for the Class B title.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

O.F.A. SURVIVES BATTLE VS. SALMON RIVER FOR "B" TITLE


Salmon River’s Jordan Wood (15) shoots a three-pointer late in the second quarter.  Ogdensburg was led by Kinnon LaRose with 21 points, followed by Jack Manke with 11 points.  Antoine Domino Led the Shamrocks with 13 points and Jordan Wood with eight points.  Ogdensburg advances to the Section X overall semifinals to face Class A Champion Malone, before moving onto state play.  Salmon River closed out its season at 12-6 overall.  (Brock Simons photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast