Stormy weather couldn’t deter the first annual Myers Pub Carp Classic which was staged from 7pm Friday night to Noon on Sunday. Bob Giordano who teamed with Jay Foster to co-direct the event said it produced a totally of 93 Carp that were caught. The event also produced a $350 donation to both the Ogdensburg Seaway Festival Parade and Fort LaPresentation. Steve Conger of Ogdensburg landed the $150 biggest fish prize with a mammoth 30 pound Carp.
In baseball action the Ogdensburg 12U Maples started their tournament season by winning two of three games over the weekend. On Saturday they defeated Massena 4-2 and held off Peru 6-5. On Sunday they were shut-out by Malone 3-0. This coming weekend the Maples will be hosting the Jim Pinkerton Memorial Tournament with 12 teams competing in the 12U and 10U divisions.
In their win against Massena Michael Martin, Dakota Brady, and Peyton Lalone struck out seven batters combined in a three hitter. Lalone also lead the offense with a RBI double.
With an impressive victory over Peru the Maples were off to a quick 6-1 lead behind strong performances at the plate from Michael Martin and Dakota Brady who hit a double and a single.
Malone kept Ogdensburg in check with a strong pitching performance from a trio of pitchers. The Maples were held to one Owen Pearson single the whole game. Martin, Lalone, and Conner Badlam also were strong on the mound for Ogdensburg with a combined five hitter in a losing effort.
Also on the diamond in Sea Way Slo Pitch softball action Nig’s demolished Howies 17-3 in a make-up game. Chris Austin hit for a pair of doubles and single while Justin Martel knocked a double and triple and Jordan Decker added a single and a double for Nig’s.
On the soccer field a North Country Men’s League vs. Tug Hill Soccer league match-up pitted CKON Radio-Fort Brickhouse Pizza against South Lewis Otis Orange. CKON won the game with only nine players by a score of 6-0. Cody Pernice scored three first half goals and added 1 assist. Nathan Pichette scored twice and Justin Barkley rounded out the goal scoring. Ted Cook stopped 6 shots in goal for the shut-out while Chris Oakes had 15 saves for South Lewis.
And finally in news coming from my old stomping grounds the world renowned Utica Boilermaker was run on Sunday with many North Country locals taking part. Kevin Emblidge of Canton finished 110th out of more than 11,500 runners who competed. Lyn Short also of Canton took 5th place in the 55-59 year old women’s division. Stephanie O’Brien of Potsdam finished 15th in the Women’s 35-39 year old division. Other finishers from the North Country include: Will Glass of Lisbon, Pan and Larry Rowe of West Stockholm, Liz Emblidge of Canton, and Potsdam denizens Bob Rogers, Alena, Jaime, Connie, and Rob Bicknell. For complete results check out boilermaker.com.