ITHACA - Saranac Lake's Dustin Fischer had a solid showing Sunday in the opening round of the New York State Public High School Golf Championships on the par-72 Cornell University Course.
The Red Storm sophomore fired a 77 during his first round to stand in a 13th- place tie with six other golfers entering today's final 18 holes of play. His five-over-par on the Robert Trent Jones layout was tops among the nine Section VII players who are competing in the tournament. Saranac Lake senior Kyle Dora is also at the state championships and turned in a 94 in Sunday's first round.
Jelinek, Stosiek compete in Flushing
NEW YORK -Lake Placid seniors Nick Stosiek and Alex Jelinek dropped two matches over the weekend playing doubles in the New York State Public High School Tennis Championships at Flushing Meadows.
Facing two tough draws, the pair of Blue Bombers were ousted in straight sets in the opening round and then dropped two more sets playing in the consolation round.
In their first match, Stosiek and Jelinek fell 6-0, 6-0 to the team of Matthew Balilo and Marcus Smith of Benjamin Cardozo High School. After topping the Blue Bombers doubles team, Balilo and Smith advanced all the way to the tournament's semifinal round where they fell to the eventual champions Dan Morgan and Doug Kaplan of Pelham High School.
In the consolation round, Stosiek and Jelinek fell 6-1, 6-2 to Thomas Manning and Hanqing Yang of Ithaca High School.
Lake Placid head coach and Section VII tennis coordinator George Bailey said he was pleased with how his Blue Bombers, as well as the other Section VII players, represented themselves at the state championships. Among the area players honored was Saranac Central's Shawn Bissonette, who won the sportsmanship award for Section VII at the tournament.
"Our boys drew tough opponents in almost all cases," Bailey said. "Many of the sections we played have year-round players representing up to 70 high schools each. Putting that into perspective, my general feeling is that we did pretty well considering. All of our players showed a lot of poise and class on the court."