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Ti to induct hall of fame members

Oct. 7 ceremonies planned

Paige Hughes, Steven Bussey and Samantha McLaughlin sell refreshments during a Ticonderoga High School football game. The Sentinels will host their homecoming game and hall of fame induction Oct. 7.

Paige Hughes, Steven Bussey and Samantha McLaughlin sell refreshments during a Ticonderoga High School football game. The Sentinels will host their homecoming game and hall of fame induction Oct. 7.

— The Ticonderoga High School Sports Hall of Fame will induct four new members.

Alex Clarke, Dan Dorsett, Nafeesa Madyun-Martin and Mark McIntyre will be honored Friday. Oct. 7. There will be a dinner at 5 p.m. at the Ti Knights of Columbus to recognize the inductees. They will also be honored during halftime of that night’s homecoming football game against Tupper Lake.

The inductees:

Alex Clarke, Class of 1996

Clarke played three years of varsity football. He started as center and defensive tackle for two years and received an honorable mention for the All-Champlain Valley Athletic

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Alex Clarke

Conference team in his junior year. In his senior year, Clarke was moved to running back and defensive end where he started at both positions and made first team All-CVAC for defensive end. He was also the team’s place kicker for three seasons.

Clarke also played three years of varsity baseball for Ti. In that time he pitched, played first base and center field. In his sophomore year the team made the state tournament. As a pitcher, Clarke compiled a 13-6 record with an ERA of 3.48. He had 246 strikeouts in 149 innings. He also threw two shutouts and one no hitter. At the plate, Clarke had a .373 career average with a home run, three triples, 15 doubles and had 32 RBIs. For three summers Clarke was picked to play for the American Legion Post 326 As out of Lake Placid. He was a pitcher and played center field.

After high school Clarke attended the University of Massachusetts to play baseball and major in sports management. After red shirting his freshmen year, he transferred to the College of St. Rose where he played one year of baseball as a relief pitcher, compiling a 3-2 record with a 3.69 ERA.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Clarke attended Sage graduate school where he received a master’s degree in literacy. In 2008, he accepted a position teaching fifth grade in the Stafford County school district in Northern Virginia. In 2009, he returned home and began working at his current position as an operator in the power department at International Paper.

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