HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Peru unseats Lake Placid for golf title
PERU — Lake Placid’s string of Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular season titles came to an end Monday as Peru overtook the top spot with a 5-1 victory over the Blue Bombers at Adirondack Golf and Country Club.
Lake Placid finished in third place in the league with an 8-2 record, ending a five-year streak of CVAC titles. Saranac Central took second with one loss, while Peru was unbeaten this season.
Brendan Bullock shot the the low round of the day for Lake Placid with a 47. The freshman also recorded his team’s only point, beating Alex Lawliss 47-55 in the No. 4 position.
Peru’s Jacob Bechard was the medalist of the match with a 43. He beat Brady Tromblay by six strokes in the No. 3 spot.
Austin Carpenter shot a 48 to beat Hunter Wilmot (53) in the No. 1 position, Keegan Smith carded a 44 to beat Jack Armstrong at No. 2, Matt Latinville edged Cole Jacques 55-56 at No. 5 and Erick Frechette won his match 46-60 over Grady Draper in the sixth position.
Both teams return to action Thursday for the Section VII tournament championship at Craig Wood Golf Course.
Tupper Lake 239, Canton 331
POTSDAM — The Tupper Lake golf team earned its lowest score of the season Monday at the Potsdam Town and Country Club, topping Canton 239-331.
Nick Skiff led the Lumberjacks with his best round of the season, putting up a 39, his lowest score in three years, according to coach Matt Bancroft. Riley Gillis had a 48, Jeremiah Bell scored 49, Pat Clark earned a 50, Bryce Davison got a 53 and Alex Dukette rounded out the Tupper Lake squad with a 54.
The Lumberjacks take an above-.500 record into Thursday’s Section X championships at the Massena Golf and Country Club.
Lake Placid 13, Moriah 5
PORT HENRY — The Lake Placid baseball team notched a victory Monday, topping Moriah 13-5 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action on the Vikings’ diamond.
The Blue Bombers got solid pitching from starter Jesse Izzo and relievers Scott Sharlow and Schyler Jordan. The trio combined to strike out 14 batters while giving up just four hits.
Izzo worked four and two-thirds innings and fanned nine batters and allowed four hits while earning the win. Sharlow came in with two outs in the bottom of the fifth and struck out three batters through the sixth inning, and Jordan pitched the seventh and struck out two.
Sharlow also had a huge day at the plate, leading Lake Placid’s eight-hit effort with a double, two singles and five RBIs. Matt Brandes, Duncan Segger, Jake Coursen, Noah Marshall and Gage Perry had one single apiece to account for the Blue Bombers’ other five hits.
Dyllon Bougor finished with three singles and Zack Baker had a triple and a double to account for the Vikings’ hits. Baker also had a pair of RBIs in the loss and teammate Alex Larrow batted in one run.
The Blue Bombers improved to 8-4 and are slated to host Peru at home Tuesday in their regular-season finale starting at 4:30 p.m.
Nothern Adirondack 10, Lake Placid 2
LAKE PLACID — Mistakes on defense proved costly for Lake Placid’s softball team, as the Blue Bombers fell 10-2 at home to Northern Adirondack on Monday.
Although the Blue Bombers only manged four singles in the game, one each by Dayana Patterson, Megan Quinn, Shannon Bentley and Carsin Rissberger, coach Greg Hayes said he was happy with his team’s effort at the plate. Fielding, however, was a different story as all but two of the Bobcats’ runs were earned.
“Seven errors cost us. We only gave up two earned runs,” Hayes said. “We hit the ball hard but their defense was solid, making some great catches.”