AREA LAX NEWS:
CARTHAGE JUNIOR THOMAS GRIMM HAS GIVEN A VERBAL COMMITMENT TO PLAY LACROSSE AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY IN 2011. GRIMM IS ONE OF THE NATION'S TOP PROSPECTS AND IS ON PACE TO BECOME ONE OF THE COMETS MOST PROLIFIC SCORERS EVER. HE'S ALREADY SCORED 158 GOALS AND COLLECTED 146 ASSISTS FOR A TOTAL OF 304 CAREER POINTS. WITH 2 YEARS LEFT GRIMM IS WITHIN REACH OF THE ALL TIME STATE SCORING RECORD OF 553 POINTS SET BY CASEY POWELL.
SPEAKING OF LAX, JOHN FAY, CANTON NATIVE AND HIGH SCHOOL STANDOUT JUST RECENTLY FINISHED A NINE MONTH ASSIGNMENT IN BEJING AND SPENT LAST WEEK MAKING PRESENTATIONS AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE INFASTRUCTURE OF COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD. AS A LACROSSE PLAYER FAY LED SCTION 10 IN SCORING FOR 4 STRAIGHT YEARS FROM 1991-1994. HE ALSO PLAYED FOR THE DUKE BLUE DEVILS AND HELPED THEM ADVANCE TO THE NCAA FINAL FOUR IN 1997 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY. FAY FINISHED HIS CAREER AT DUKE WITH 150 GOALS AND STILL HOLD'S A DUKE RECORD FOR MOST GOALS IN A GAME WITH NINE AGAINST HOBART IN 1996. FAY DID GO ON TO PLAY PROFFESIONAL LACROSSE FOR SIX YEARS
16 YEAR OLD DALE VALLANCE OF MADRID WAS THIS YEAR'S GRAND CHAMPION OF THE ST. LAWRENCE INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR CARP TOURNAMENT. VALLANCE CAUGHT A TOTAL OF 4 FISH OVER THE WEEKEND WITH AT TOTAL WEIGH IN OF 90LBS. AND 10 OUNCES. THE BIGGEST FISH OF THE TOURNEY WAS CAUGHT BY OGDENSBURG'S ANDREW LANG A WHOPPING 33LB. 10 OUNCE MONSTER
STUFF TO DO:
CANTON – The USA Luge Team once again has tryouts for kids ages 11 to 14 in the USA Luge Slider Search Sept. 26 and 27 on Cornell Drive at SUNY Canton, one of a series of tryout sessions around the country.
At each series stop, participants are taught the basics of riding a luge sled, including positioning, steering and stopping. Athletes take several runs down a paved luge course on wheel-equipped luge sleds. Finally, athletes test their physical skills through a battery of fitness tests.
Those who show promise in are invited to Lake Placid, Park City, Utah or Marquette, Mich. to try luge on ice at a USA Luge sanctioned training site. The top young athletes from this group are selected for the next year’s development team. Most of the U.S. Junior National Team was recruited through the USA Luge Slider Search.
There is a registration fee of $15 for the clinic, T-shirt included. For details go to www.usaluge.org (click on Try Luge, then Slider Search) or call (800) USA-LUGE, ext. 106. Young athletes can register for the tryout on the web site
PARISHVILLE FUN RUN/WALK SERIES, Parishville Park; free weekly races through Aug. 18, quarter-mile run for ages 5 and under, a half mile for ages 6 to 10, a mile run/walk for ages 11 to 14 and adults, and a three-mile run/walk for ages 15 and up; registration 5:15 p.m. at Parishville Park Pavilion; first kids' race starts 6 p.m. Participants in at least six out of 10 races receive t-shirt; everyone crossing the finish lines gets a popsicle; sponsored by St. Lawrence County Health Initiative's Eat Well Play Hard Community Project; info: Lisa Gray at 265-4060.