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Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Chazy Eagles @ Plattsburgh Hornets October 24th 2020

battle for ball
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Kyle Coryea

Chazy's Callie Harvey (11) and Plattsburgh's (17) battle for the loose ball around the sideline in the even-steven game. It would be a matchup of a couple of the top teams in Girls Soccer inside the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference at Plattsburgh as the Plattsburgh Hornets would host the Chazy Eagles in section vii action. The game would go back and forth throughout the first half and the teams would stay even as there was no scoring in the half. When the teams came back for the second half the game would still stay as tight as ever. The Hornets would finally get the opening goal of the game about halfway through the second half from Tesea as the Hornets take a 1-0 lead. It would take the Eagles a while but they would eventually get the equalizer with like ten minutes left in the game from Olivia Mclennan to tie the game at 1. The game would stay that way through the rest of regulation and head to the overtime. In the overtime period, the Hornets would get the game-winner from number 2 to secure the Hornets victory over the Eagles. Gallery

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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's (9) with the cross over on Chazy's Mackenzie Chapman (1) on the dribble and heads towards the net. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Soccer Ausable Valley Patriots @ Plattsburgh Hornets October 23rd 2020

turn and burn
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Eleni Tyrell

Plattsburgh's (2) with the turn and burn on the Ausable Valley defender as he attacks the net. The Plattsburgh Hornets would be hosting the Ausable Valley Patriots in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action at their temporary home the Stafford Middle School as their normal place is under a remodel. The Hornets would get the opening goal of the game in the 26th minute on the goal from Gul to make it 1-0 Hornets. The game would remain there for the next few minutes until the Hornets would strike again in the 33rd minute on the Kavanaugh goal to make it 2-0 as they head into the half. When the teams came back for the second half the Hornets would stepdown on the gas they would strike for four goals from Kavanaugh (twice) to finish off the hat trick, Ferris, and Trombley as the Hornets secure a 6-0 victory. In the winning effort for the Hornets Taylor would make three saves for the shutout victory.Gallery

steal
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Eleni Tyrell

Ausable Valley (15) with the steal from Plattsburgh's (8) and takes it back to midfield as he looks to start the attack. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Soccer Chazy Eagles @ Seton Catholic Knights October 20th 2020

attack header
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Kyle Coryea

Chazy's Peter Labarge (28) with the header for the shot attempt on the cross that came right inside the box. It would be the second matchup of the week that would be taking place at the St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh as the Seton Catholic Knights would play host the state ranked Chazy Eagles in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. The game would start off good for the visiting Eagles as DJ Gonyo would get them on the board quickly with the first goal of the game in the 2nd minute of the game, It wouldn't take long for the Eagles to strike again cause at the 3rd minute they would score again this time from Joey DeOndarza to make it 2-0 Eagles. The Eagles would keep pouring it on throughout the half as they would add another three goals before the break coming from Joey DeOndarza (second of the half), Tanner Conners, and Connor McCarthy to make it 5-0 at the break. In the second half the Eagles would lighten up the attack but they would still add another two goals coming from Zane Stevens and Colby Drake and secure the 7-0 victory. In the winning effort, the Eagles would go to 4-3 on the season as the Knights will head into next week looking for that first win of the season.Gallery

defensive header
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Kyle Coryea

Seton Catholic's Aiden Pearl (22) with the header inside the box that he sends safely away to do his best to keep the Knights in the game. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Soccer Boquet Valley Griffins @ Seton Catholic Knights October 20th 2020

breakaway goal
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Kyle Coryea

Boquet Valley's Grayson King comes in on the break and scores the opening goal of the match. It would be a matchup in the Northern Soccer League between the visiting Boquet Valley Griffins and the Seton Catholic Knights from St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh. It would take the 23rd minute of the first half but the Griffins would get the opening goal of the contest from Grayson King. Although that wouldn't be the end of the scoring for the Griffins in the first half as they would get two more before the half would end from Oakley Buehler and take a 3-0 lead into the intermission. In the second half, the extra legs of the Griffins would prove to be too much for the Knights as they had just the minimum 11 players. In the second half, the Griffins would explode for four more goals from Oakley Buehler (hat trick), Jameson Figel, Kaleb Petit, and Brandon Tromblee. Although the Knights would do the best in the second half as they would add 2 goals from Aiden Pearl to make it a 7-2 game. Next up for Knights is a meeting with the Chazy Eagles on October 22nd. Gallery

header
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Kyle Coryea

Seton Catholic's Aiden Peal (22) with the header inside the 18-yard box that he would put on the net and also have two goals on the game.Gallery

DIRTcar Racing Oktoberfast Round #5 Presented by Dirtvision Weedsport Speedway October 11th 2020

crunch
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Kyle Coryea

In the Comp Cams Pro Stock heat race Gary Silkey (75) would lose and it come around and Ivan Joslin (8k) would have nowhere to go they would colide. It would be the last stop on the Oktoberfast presented by Dirtvision tour and it would be at the Weedsport Speedway and we would have the Billy Whitaker Cars & Truxs Super DIRTcar Series Modifieds, Racing Electronics Sportsman Modified, and Comp Cams Pro Stock and with it being the last stop on the tour there would be extra money on the line for event and 175 cars in the pits. After all the qualifying and last chance qualifiers in the books, it would be onto the main event. The first main event of the night would be the Comp Cams Pro Stocks for 25 laps. The race would have a rough start as there would be three cautions before they got to lap two. Once the race got underway it would be a great race with the eventual win going to Nick Stone and his second of the week. Next up would be Racing Electronics Sportsman Modified in a 35 lap main event and the winner pocketing a cool two thousand dollars. With all the top contenders in the pits, it would take a lot just to make the 32 car field. Although when the dust would settle the cream would rise to the top and Kevin Root would get the win and second of the week. Then all that would be left would be the Billy Whitaker Cars & Truxs Super Dirtcar Series Modifieds for 75 laps and ten thousand dollars to the winner. With Matt Sheppard and Matt Williamson starting on the front row, the rest of the field would have an uphill battle. As the two of them would duke it out for the first half of the race. Then there would be a third player that would start to work his way into the battle in the likes of Max McLaughlin he would work his way around Williamson and then set his sights on Matt Sheppard. With around twenty laps to go McLaughlin would get around Sheppard for the lead and would hold off all the charges by Sheppard for the win. With the win, Max McLaughlin would get the first win of his career on the Super DIRTcar and cash in on the ten thousand dollars. That would bring an end to the Oktoberfast but there's still more for the Super DIRTcar Series as they plan on heading to the Eastern States at the Orange County Fair Speedway on October 24th and 25th. Gallery

side by side
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Josh Painter

Jack Speshock (08) and the 17c race side by side down the backstretch at Weedsport during the heat race. Gallery

DIRTcar Racing Oktoberfast Round #3 Presented by Dirtvision Land of Legends Raceway October 10th 2020

sliding through the corner
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Kyle Coryea

There would be a group of Super DIRTcar Series Modifieds sliding through the corner lead by Justin Haers (3) and Pat Ward's (42). It would be the next stop on the Oktoberfast presented by Dirtvision round 4 from the Land of Legends Raceway. It was planned to be a quick night of racing with just the Billy Whitaker Cars & Truxs Super Dirtcar Series and the Racing Electronics Sportsman Modified divisions the only two on the schedule. Although there would be a couple of issues with that plan as there would be nearly 125 cars show up and mother nature would not cooperate as there would be three separate rain delays on the night. After all the heats and last chance qualifiers would be done and schedule adjustments it would be onto the main events. In the first main event of the night, the Billy Whitaker Cars & Truxs Super DIRTcar Series would be up first for their 60 laps main event. It would be a dominating performance as 7-time champion Matt Sheppard would start on the pole and never relinquish the lead and cruise to the victory and take home the $7,500 first-place check with it and rounding out the top three would be Matt Williamson and Mike Mahaney. Then we would have the 30 lap Racing Electronics Sportsman Modified main event. That main event would be filled with nothing but a heartbreak as Zach Sobokta would lead 29 and three-quarter laps only to get passed on the final corner by Tyler Murray that would win the drag race to the finish line and rounding out the top three would be Alan Fink. Then there would only be one stop left on the tour and that would be the home of DIRTcar Northeast Weedsport and there would be extra money on the line for the last event of the week. Gallery

high line
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Kyle Coryea

Andrew Buff (92) takes it to the rim through turns 3 and 4 during the Racing Electronics Sportsman Modified heat races. Gallery

Dirtcar Racing Oktoberfast Round #3 Presented by Dirtvision Can-AM Speedway October 9th 2020

bump and under
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Kyle Coryea

Tim Sears (83) with the bump on the (42) as he moves him up to get to the bottom and make the pass. It would be the 4th stop on the Oktoberfast race week and it would come to you from the Can-Am Motorsports Park with nearly 200 cars in attendance between the Super Dirtcar Series, 358 Modifieds, and Sportsman Modified. It would be a long night of racing at Lafargeville with the hot laps getting underway at 4:30 pm and the last race of the night would be getting done shortly before midnight. After all the qualifying and last chance qualifiers, the first main up for the night would be the Bicknell 358 Modifieds with 70 in attendance and only starting 32 for the 40 laps main event making the show would be an accomplishment in its self. When the dust would settle it would be track regular Timmy Fuller taking the win but not without a hard challenge from Anthony Pergeuro and Erick Rudolph. Then next would be the Racing Electronics Sportsman Modified would battle for 30 laps but their field would even be harder to get in as there were over 80 cars at the track trying to make the field of 32. Once again though when the dust would settle it would be a local racer using his knowledge to get the win as Kevin Root would pull into victory lane over Matt Janzuik and Tyler Cahoon for the thousand dollar payday. Then to finish off the night would be the Super Dirtcar Series presented by Billy Whitaker Cars and Truxs for a 60 lap main event and the winners take of $7,500 and when the dust would settle Anthony Pergero would pull in for the win as he would lead wire to wire over Mike Mahaney and Mike Maresca. The next stop on the Oktoberfast tour will be the following night at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua. Gallery

dive and go
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Nathanel Lepage

Andy Bachette (4) dives under the (24k) of Jordan Kelly for position during the last chance qualifier of the Bicknell 358 Modifieds.Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Willsboro Warriors @ Chazy Eagles October 6th 2020

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Nathanel Lepage

Chazy freshman Ava McAuliffe races past the Willsboro defense early in the first half Saturday at George Brendler Field. McAuliffe scored twice as the Eagles won 4-0. The Chazy girls’ soccer team earned a dominant 4-0 victory Saturday at George Brendler Field against the visiting Warriors of Willsboro Central School. Coming off a shutout loss at Saranac, the Eagles wasted no time in ensuring they would not suffer the same fate, as senior Celine Juneau scored unassisted in only the second minute of the game. Freshman Ava McAuliffe nearly doubled the tally two minutes later as her shot rang off the far post. McAuliffe earned her way onto the scoreboard in the 20th minute, though. Juneau raced up the right-wing with the ball and got behind the Willsboro defense for a simple pass to McAuliffe, who was all alone near the penalty spot for the goal. Eight minutes later, Willsboro goalkeeper Abby Bruno made a save on Juneau’s elevated shot from inside the box to keep the deficit at 2. There was little Willsboro could do in the 34th minute when Catherine Langlois slotted home the rebound after Bruno’s diving save on a hard shot from the top of the box by Willow Herz, and the teams entered halftime with a 3-0 score. Chazy’s dominance in the first half was exemplified by their 15-0 advantage in shots on net. Only 43 seconds into the second half, McAuliffe added her second goal off an assist from Olivia McLennan, scoring what proved to be the final goal of the game. Willsboro looked to push up the field quickly every time they gained possession in the second half but rarely found their way into the attacking third. Their most dangerous scoring opportunity of the game came in the final minute, as they chipped the ball into the Chazy box, only for goalkeeper Annika Lizardi to boot the ball away in the dying seconds. Lizardi recorded only two saves in the clean-sheet victory, while Bruno saved 17 in the Warriors’ loss. Gallery

ball battle
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Nathanel Lepage

Willsboro’s Tekla Fine-Lease and Chazy’s Emma Smith battle for the ball in the first half of Chazy’s 4-0 home victory Saturday. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Soccer Chazy Eagles @ Willsboro Warriors October 6th 2020

one on one
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Nathanel Lepage

Willsboro junior Jaycob Gough battles Chazy’s Joey deOndarza for the ball in the second half of the Warriors’ loss at home Tuesday.The Chazy boys’ soccer team took home their first victory of the year Tuesday, defeating Willsboro Central School 2-0 on the road. The first half was scoreless, with much of the action occurring in the midfield. Both teams’ defenses did well to limit the opponent’s offensive opportunities, with the most notable being a 32nd-minute shot toward the top corner by Willsboro’s Everett Cassavaugh, but Chazy’s Zane Stevens was there for the save. The tone shifted drastically in the early minutes of the second half, with the visiting Eagles the beneficiaries of the momentum shift. After Willsboro saw a promising attack end with the ball going out for a goal kick in the 46th minute, Chazy pushed up the field quickly. Dale Gonyo found Riley Hansen in the box to open the scoring for the game. Less than two minutes later, the Eagles earned a corner kick, and Patrick Dwyer put away the ball off an assist from Tanner Conners to double the lead. Much of the second half was spent then in the Willsboro end of the field, as Chazy controlled play to maintain their lead. In the final 10 minutes, the Warriors found their way into the attacking end again for a few attacking opportunities, but the Eagles turned them away each time to seal the 2-0 victory. Gallery

cross attempt
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Nathanel Lepage

Willsboro senior Brady Sweatt whips the battle ahead under pressure from Chazy’s Riley Hansen as the Warriors fell 2-0 at home Tuesday. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Chazy Eagles @ Saranac Chiefs October 3rd 2020

one on one
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Nathanel Lepage

Saranac senior Lily Gadway steps up to pressure Chazy’s Katie Demers near mid-field Saturday at Saranac Central School. In a game honoring the home team’s seniors and veteran coach, it was one of the youngest players on the field who scored the only goal of the contest as the Saranac girls’ soccer team earned a 1-0 victory at home against Chazy. The Chiefs sought to control the game from the opening whistle, with a strong midfield performance keeping the Eagles at bay. More than 10 minutes had ticked off the clock before Chazy got their first, short-lived, possession in the offensive half. A 23rd-minute corner kick proved to be Chazy’s best offensive effort of the first half. Saranac, on the other hand, was continually challenging the Eagles’ defense. In the 12th minute, Sydney Myers drove to the goal line on the right-hand side of the box and flashed the ball across the face of the goal, but nobody was there to connect. Late in the first half, another fast-developing attack by the Chiefs saw Christon Eden chip a shot toward goal, but goalkeeper Samantha Gonyo was there for the save. The teams entered halftime scoreless despite Saranac’s plethora of opportunities. At halftime, the hosts honored long-time coach mary LoTemplio at the start of what will likely be her final season on the Saranac sideline. After both teams exchanged offensive pressure in the early minutes of the second half, and with the game approaching its second mid-half “mask break,” Saranac finally broke the deadlock in an unusual fashion. Eighth-grader Maddy Wynnik received the ball on the right-wing, just outside of the box, and stepped up just above the goal line. Wynnik sent in what she later admitted was an attempted cross, but the ball found its way on the net. Gonyo got her gloves on it but was unable to cleanly handle it, allowing the ball to slowly roll across the line. Saranac nearly doubled the advantage in the 72nd minute, as Gonyo mishandled a shot from distance and let the ball behind her. Gonyo was able to recover and pounced on the ball to prevent the goal. Down only 1, Chazy continued to push until the very end. The Eagles pushed up in the dying seconds of the game and saw the ball go out for a throw-in just above the corner flag, but the ball had gone too far away from the field. The extra seconds spent chasing down the ball out of play meant the throw came in with only a second left on the clock, which was not enough time to generate any scoring opportunity, sealing the victory for the Chiefs. Gallery

cross
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Nathanel Lepage

Saranac’s Maddy Wynnik prepares to cross the ball in from the left-wing, ultimately scoring the only goal of the Chiefs’ victory over Chazy Saturday at Saranac Central School. Gallery

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