January 24, 2014
A big Friday night is set in the Valley along with several other events this weekend.
I will be heading to the Johnsburg v. Willsboro boys and girls varsity matchups. Looking forward to seeing the Lady Warriors Andrea O'Hara, who has been lighting it up recently. Taylor Bigelow has also been a key player, connecting on 25 free throws, third most among girls in the Valley. On the boys side, Nick Arnold leads the team with 113 points while Keenen Hampton has 82 on the season.
Tonights games in the Northern Basketball League between Division II and III are crossovers with only varsity girls and boys playing. Also playing this evening are Westport, who will be hosting Crown Point; and Elizabethtown-Lewis, who is traveling to Keene. Girls games start at 5:30 p.m. with boys games after. Perhaps the biggest crossover game of the evening is in Moriah, where the Viking boys will take on Schroon Lake in what could be a Class D finals preview.
Also tonight, the AuSable Valley boys travel to Saranac (7 p.m.-ish) while the Patriots bowling team will face Willsboro in Au Sable Forks (3:30 p.m.).
Local athletes return to the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse at 10 a.m. this Saturday for a CVAC indoor track and field meet, while the AVCS wrestling team heads to Roundout Valley for a tournament.
Also on Saturday is the Jim Kordziel Memorial Essex Youth Bureau Play Day in Lake Placid. According to organizer Brian Bradnes, the playday was first organized in January 2008 to honor Lake Placid's business manager and Port Henry native, Jim "Deacon" Kordziel, who passed in November 2007. Jim was a man with many talents, who wore many hats. Whether it was as a father, an administrator, official, fan, or coach, he was caring and thoughtful to all. His life truly centered around children each and every day. He worked at Lake Placid and Westport schools.