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Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway Season Openner presented by AHI Imaging and Seacom August 15 2020
Nathaniel Guay (55) and Robert Carpenter (46) split Matt Leonard (40) off the start of the Lake City Fire 4 Cylinder main. It would be the opening night of the 2020 season at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway about 3 months late due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With it being so late in the season with the opener the big unknown would be how many cars show up for the race and the track would be pleasantly surprised with 73 cars for the four divisions. After all the heat races were down it would be onto the mains for the evening and first out of the box would be the Hartson Total Opening Pro Stocks and the winner main would be Jay Corbin but it would not be without stiff competition from Josh Coonradt. Then we would have the Ernie's Discount Totals Renegades which would start all 17 cars Shawn Duquette would away for the win on the night although the big battle in the main would be for 2-5 as Zack Daniels, Michael Wright, Bill Duprey, and Jim Mckerrian would swap the positions back and forth when the checkered flag flew it would be Daniels 2nd, Mckerrian 3rd, Duprey 4th and Wright fifth. Then we would have the main event of the evening with the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified with 36 in the pits the heats and Consi would be huge as they were starting 30 in the main. When the dust would settle the War Eagle Jack Speschock would get the win but not without hard competition from Dylan Rabtoy (early leader) along with Travis Bruno and Nick Heywood. Although the hard charger on the night would be DJ Gonyo who would have to fall to 30th after a first-lap spin but would charge up for an 18th place finish. Then to end the night it would be the Lake City Fire 4 Cylinders and there would be a familiar face in victory lane with Nathaniel Guay getting the win. All the excitement would come in the last lap of a restart when second and third tingled going for the spot and Tyler Bell and Caleb Tourville would slide into finish out the top three. What's next Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway is a wait and see the game but when we hear at KC Photo Video we will let the rest know. Gallery
1st Annual Clinton County Fairgrounds Auto Show Morrisonville N.Y. August 8th 2020
The old Oldsmobile 442 with a dark purple paint job and the BDS supercharger added means she was ready for business on the drag strip. We would take in the first edition of the Clinton County Fairgrounds Auto Show presented by Dragoon's Farm Equipment and North Country Classics. it would mainly focus on the 50-60's era cars but it would have cars ranging from all eras from the old to the new. The show would even feature a few bikes and trucks along with the cars that were there. The show would be well attended my car emphasize as there would be around 200 cars that would be on the lot with nearly a 1,000 people that would come out and check out the vehicles throughout the day. Plans are already underway to bring back the show next year along with making it even better. Gallery
Gregg Williams Memorial Pull July 18 2020
Jeff Dana and the Broaderline to Heaven with the wheel standing launch in the Super Farm Tractor class as he would cruise to over 400 feet for the win. It would be the first Gregg Williams Memorial Truck and Tractor Pull and there would be over 60 hooks divided up into 7 classes on the day. The day would start off with the Enhanced Gas Street Truck classes that would start and then see an over hour delay after the sled would have major issues with the box but everyone would pitch in and get the sled back together so the event to continue on. When they would get back started Amber Cheney would win the Enhanced Gas class. Then next would be the Work Stock Truck class and the win would go to Danielle Corey with a pull just shy of 400 feet. Then we would have the feature class of the event the Super Stock 4x4 Trucks with 12 in the class the win would go to the son in law of Mr. Gregg Williams in Jonathan Zakarasuas by just over 3 inches on Lenny Moore in the Bad Boy. Then would have the Hot Farm Tractors and Jonathan Myers would pick up the win over Scotty Pickering in Showtyme. Then in the Limited Pro Desiel Trucks Jordan St. Pierre would put nearly ten feet on the competition for the win. Then in the Modified 4x4 Trucks Dale Woods in Feeling Froggy would get the win over the Night Train. Then the Super Stock 4x4 Trucks would be back for there the second hook and this time Mad Dog and Todd Jarvis would get the win over the Hulk and Kelly Zakarasuas (daughter to Gregg Williams) by just over 3 inches. The Hot Farm Tractor would also get a second hook and Jonathan Myers would get the sweep on the day. Then to finish off the day Super Farm Tractors would make their appearance and the winner would be Jeff Dana and the Broaderline to Heaven in honor of his family that he lost a day shy of 8 years ago. In all, it was a great day at the pull and the organizers should be very proud of what they started and the great crowd of fans that were on hand was treated to a great show and work has already started on the second annual Gregg Williams Memorial Pull. Gallery
Green Acres Bash Round 1 June 27th 2020
Kevin Oney and his in his old truck is slinging his way through the pit on his way to second place in the stock class. It would be the battle at the Green Acres Bash as they would have there first mud bog of the season. There would be four classes on the day with two of them in the modified division and another two classes in the stock class. There would be a decent crowd on hand as they would be there to cheer on the friends and just have a downright good time outside for some great bogging action. The winners on the day would be Kevin Oney in Modified 1, Anne Oney in Stock 1, and Michelle Gauthier in Modified 2 and Amanda Rowledge in Stock 2. The people at the Green Acres Bash are already planning to have the second bash of the year in a month or so. Although before they will be having a special attraction as they will be having a truck and tractor pull on Saturday, July 18th. Gallery
Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway Practice #2 June 16th 2020
Michael Wright (78) and Zack Daniels (30) go side by side through turn 1 and keep it up for many laps during the practice session. The racecars would be back on track for their second practice of the season as the tracks look forward to hopefully having actual races in the near future with the COVID-19 pandemic putting a hold to racing activate at the track. With the practice, you would have guys shaking cars down in the 358 Modified, Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, and the Strictly Stock division. With all the cars there we would have somewhere in the 30s for cars that would take part in the event. Now it's just a waiting game for the drivers and teams on what's to happen next at the racetrack. Gallery
Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers Vs. Queensbury Spartans - High School Boys Hockey - March 7th 2020
Junior Rhett Sarrah beats goaltender Blake Powers for his second goal in the NYSPHSAA boys’ ice hockey regional Saturday at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. The Section VII Champion Saranac Lake/Lake Placid boys’ hockey team’s inaugural season ended Saturday with a 6-4 loss to Queensbury in the NYSPHSAA Regionals at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. SLP, playing without leading goalscorer Dylan Amell for the game, opened the scoring just 3:55 into the game with a goal from junior forward Rhett Darrah, only to see junior Devon Salone equalize for the visitors at the 11:13 mark of the first period. Queensbury nearly gained the lead in the final minute of the opening frame, when senior forward Brendan Duffy danced his way through the SLP defense for a close-range shot, forcing a save from goaltender Anders Stanton. The second period was an active one for goalscorers, with five goals in the period. Less than a minute after the intermission, Darrah netted his second of the game off the rebound to go-ahead 2-1, but that lead lasted a little more than a minute before senior defenseman Josh DeMattos again tied the score for Queensbury. SLP nudged in front again at the 5:15 mark when senior Camden Reilley found twine, and the host team reached the midpoint of the game having never trailed on the scoreboard. Queensbury’s freshman defenseman Jared Chamberlain worked his way into the low slot before beating Stanton at the 9:45 mark of the second period, again tying the game. That was when the momentum shifted. DeMattos got his second tally of the contest off a defensive turnover by SLP, giving Queensbury its first lead of the day. SLP senior Hunter Wilmot had a golden opportunity to answer that in the dying moments of the second period when he got his stick to bouncing puck inches above the goal line in front of an open net with Queensbury goaltender Blake Powers well out of the crease. Disrupted by DeMattos, Wilmot couldn’t find the leverage to direct the puck, and it sailed past the far post. Queensbury extended their lead to three goals in the third, with tallies from Paul Wright and Salone. Sophomore defenseman Carter Sturgeon beat Powers with a wrist shot from just inside the blue line at 13:27, but Queensbury held on for the 6-4 victory to advance to the NYSPHSAA Semifinals at Buffalo’s Harborcenter. Powers made 19 saves in the win, while Stanton stopped 40 shots in net for SLP. Gallery
#1 Saranac Chiefs Vs #2 Beekmantown Eagles - High School Boys Basketball - March 7th 2020
The Saranac Chiefs gather as they receive a there sectional trophy. It would be a showdown of the top two teams in Section VII Class B as the #1 Saranac Chiefs would meet up with the #2 Beekmantown Eagles at the SUNY Plattsburgh Fieldhouse for the right to go to the New York State Class B Tournament. The game would start off good for the #1 Chiefs as they would race out to the 17-7 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Chiefs would keep their foot on the pedal and have a 18-6 quarter and cruise out to a 35-13 lead at the break. When the teams would return for the third quarter the Eagles would do there best to get back into the game as they win the quarter 18-14 but that would only trim into margin as the Chiefs still lead 49-31. In the fourth quarter, the Chiefs would stretch there lead back out with an 18-12 quarter and cruise to the 67-43 victory. In the winning effort, the Saranac Chiefs clinch the Class B Championship and head to the New York State Quarterfinals on March 14th at Beekmantown High School. Gallery.
#1 Moriah Vikings Vs #2 Ausable Valley Patriots - High School Boys Basketball - March 7th 2020
The Moriah Vikings pose for there team photo as they are crowned the 2019 Section VII Class C Champions and there ninth straight title. It would be the Section VII Class C Finals and it would be the top-seeded and number 1 in the State Moriah Vikings going against the #2 seeded Ausable Valley Patriots from the SUNY Plattsburgh Fieldhouse. The game would start off good for the upset-minded Ausable Valley Patriots as they would storm out to a 17-11 lead after the first quarter. Although the Vikings wouldn't let that stand and they would make a comeback with a 16-9 quarter for a 27-26 lead at the break. Although the end of the half would not come without a little drama as Luis Perez would half-court shot as the horn sounded to cut it to one. When the team's comeback for the third quarter so would the Vikings offense as they would run with a 20-10 quarter and have a 47-36 lead head into the fourth. In the fourth quarter, the Vikings would let up with the big lead and win the quarter 12-9 for the 59-45 victory. With the win, the Moriah Vikings clinch there 9th straight Section VII Title and head to the state tournament and take on the Madrid Waddington Yellow Jackets from Section X. Gallery.
#1 Schroon Lake Wildcats Vs #3 Willsboro Eagles - High School Boys Basketball - March 7th 2020
The celeberation is on as the Schroon Lake Wildcats are the victors in the Section VII Class D Basketball finals. It would be the Section VII Class D Finals and would feature the top seed Schroon Lake Wildcats and the #3 Willsboro Warriors at the SUNY Plattsburgh Fieldhouse with the winner headed to the state tournament. The game would be tight through the first quarter and the Wildcats would have a 11-8 lead at the end of the quarter. In the second quarter, the game would stay tight and low scoring as the Wildcats would win the quarter 8-6 and have a 19-14 lead at the break. When the teams back for the second half the offenses would come alive and the Warriors would fight back and win the quarter 18-13 and tie the game at 32 as they head into the 4th quarter. In that fourth quarter, the Wildcats would get the slim 8-7 win but that was not without a last-ditch effort from the Warriors. As the Schroon Lake Wildcats would secure the Section VII Class D Championship with the 40-39 and leading the way for the Wildcats would be Cian Bresnahan with 19 points. Gallery.
#2 Oswego State Lakers @ #1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals - March 7th 2020
The captains and seniors of the Plattsburgh State women’s ice hockey team receive the new NEWHL championship trophy. The Plattsburgh State Women's hockey team won its third Northeast Women's Hockey League title, and eighth consecutive conference championship overall, with a 6-1 victory over SUNY Oswego Saturday at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. The victory earned the Cardinals an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III championship tournament, which was subsequently canceled as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The NEWHL Championship game began well for the visiting Lakers, who found themselves on the powerplay on six-second into the contest when senior defenseman Hannah Kirly was called for interference. While Oswego was unable to capitalize on that opportunity, the visitors took the lead at the 7:52 mark with a goal from Pliomena Teggart, assisted by Kate Rendazzo and NEWHL Rookie of the Year Megan Teachout. The Cardinals tied the contest at 10:23 when a loose puck deflected out to the top of the crease and Kaitlin Drew-Mead picked it up and put it under the pad of goaltender Rachel Farmer. Plattsburgh took the lead for good five minutes later, as Drew-Mead carried the puck into the zone and stretched around the defense to get a soft shot on Farmer, giving Sara Krauseneck the rebound opportunity for her 19th goal of the season. The home team went into the first intermission up 2-1, with a healthy 22-8 advantage in shots on goal. The defending national champions got the insurance goal at 7:06 of the second period on the powerplay, when Nicole Unsworth's shot from the left faceoff circle found the back of the net, prompting a leaping celebration from defenseman Emma Killeen. Later in the period, Kiraly found herself down low in the crease to poke at a rebound in front of Farmer and extend the Cardinals' lead to 4-1. Plattsburgh's Taylor Whitney and Annie Katonka both scored in the third period for the final tally of 6-1. Plattsburgh goaltender Ashley Davis made 20 saves in the win, while Farmer stopped 49 of the 55 shots she faced between the pipes for Oswego. With the win and subsequent cancellation of the NCAA tournament, the Cardinals finished their season with a final record of 26-1 and an 18-game winning streak. Seniors Kiraly, Sarah Wolf, and Jen Manning denied an opportunity to play for their third national title, finished with a career record of 107-8-3. Gallery