Cassidy delivers in the clutch

LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid freshman Kamm Cassidy came through with the game-winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday to lead the Blue Bombers to a 3-2 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory over Northeastern Clinton.

Cassidy’s double brought in Noah Mohr, who reached base on an error then stole second base. It was Cassidy’s second hit of the game.

Tucker Angelopoulos also recorded a single and a double for the Blue Bombers, who outhit the Cougars 7-5.

Reliever Chris Williams was credited with the win on the mound for Lake Placid. He took over for Ryan Damp in the fifth inning. Williams and Damp combined for nine strikeouts.

Northeastern Clinton scored two runs in the top of the second inning when Joel Herzog connected for a two-RBI single. Lake Placid responded with a run in the bottom half of the inning and tied the game with another in the fourth.

The game was a make-up contest after Friday’s game between the two teams was rained out.


Northeastern Clinton 14, Lake Placid 7

CHAMPLAIN – The Northeastern Clinton softball team scored seven runs over the first two innings and went on to beat Lake Placid 14-7.

Gilly McLean hit a double for one of Lake Placid’s six hits. NCCS recorded 13 hits in the game.

Katie Matott, Tiana Mangine, Madalyn Tucker and Michaela McDonough each had three hits for the Cougars.

Lake Placid scored five runs over the last two innings, but were unable to threaten the lead any further.


OGDENSBURG – Tupper Lake freshman Katie Zurek earned outstanding thrower of the meet honors Friday after sweeping the throwing events of the 91st annual Van Dusen Memorial.

Zurek landed a throw of 32 feet, 8.5 inches in the shot put to beat out second-place Kennedy Jarvis of Franklin Academy who threw 29-1.5. Zurek then took the discus with a 110-9.5 beating Franklin Academy’s Hannah Perry, who threw 94-7.5.

As a team, the Tupper Lake girls finished fourth in the field of 15 teams. The Lumberjacks scored 32.5 total points, trailing Canton (187), Franklin Academy (109) and Indian River (47.5).

Another Tupper Lake freshman, Tess Klossner, had a strong day as well. Klossner placed third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.5. Bekkah Bond of Malone won the event in 1:01.40.

Klossner took fourth place in the triple jump with a 31-0. Morgan Rossner won with a 33-6.

Lizzie Zurek, a senior, place fifth in both the high jump (4-6) and the long jump (13-5.25).

The Tupper Lake boys placed 11 in the team scoring with three points. Franklin Academy won the boys’ meet with 119 points.