Dirt Track Racing: Drapeau Santantion Hebret Lawn Care Sportsman Modified Topless Night @ Airborne Park Speedway June 15th 2024

side by side for the lead
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Kyle Coryea

Justin Williams (10w) and Pierre Oliver Trudel (3) battle for the lead as the Mod Lites make there return to take the track after five years away and Justin Williams would get the win. The Airborne Park Speedway would come back to life Saturday night after being quiet for the last two weeks and would it ever be alive as there would be six divisions on Dapeau Sanitation and Hebret Lawn Care Night with the Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Renegades, Mod Lites, Mini Stocks, and the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds in action. After all the heat races on this long night of racing in front of a packed house, it would be onto the features. The first feature would be the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds and they would have 12 cars on track in their four divisions and the winners would be Jack Miller, Joe Rando, Merv Blackwell, and George Karl. Then it would be on the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified on a topless night as they would go 30 laps for $1,200 to win on this night. The crowd favored Bucko Branham would get the early lead at the start of the race but there would be a charge coming from Nick Heywood and he would take the lead from the professor on this night. There would be a restart with about ten laps to go and it would be Heywood and Scarbrough on the front row they would go back and forth for a few laps but Joey Scarbrough would get around Heywood for his first win of the season and close the points to nine behind Nick Heywood in the early part of the season. Then next up it would be the return of the Mod Lites to Airborne as they return after five years and it would be a clinic up front by Justin Williams as he would get the 25-lap win over Pierre Oliver Trudel and Alex Forcier. Then it would be the first appearance of the season for the Pro Stocks and they would bring in 19 for there 25 lap event it would see Bastien Caron get the lead at the start of the race but there would be a charge from a local racer Zack Daniels to get the lead and he would hold the lead to the front stretch on the final lap when the caution would come out and set up a green white checker. With that green-white-checkered finish, it would be on between Burton Ward and Marc Lalonde, and going to the 3/4 corner on the first lap Ward and Lalonde would get under Daniels for the lead, and then the race would be onto the checkered and it would see Burton Ward get the win. Then it would be time for the 9th State Cannabis Renegades for there 20 lap event and it would take Josh Terry a short time to get up front for the lead and race with that the race would be on upfront between the family as brother Tylor would be right behind him battling for the win and the win would go to Josh Terry for his second win of the season. Then it would be onto the final division of the Mini Stocks and as normal there would be a pair of features for them on the night with 37 cars in the pits. First up would be there A feature for 15 laps and it would see Brett Manor get the early lead and from there he would hold off the charge from the father/son duo of Caleb and Kenny Tourville for his first career win. Then to finish off the night it would be the Mini Stock B Feature and it would see Steve Bressette charge from his 11th place starting position up to the win after he would be on his lid in his heat race to salvage the night. The Airborne Park Speedway will be back alive this Thursday night June 20th as all divisions will be in action along with it being kid's ride night. Gallery

on the restart
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Kyle Coryea

Burton Ward (28) and Marc Lalonde (8) battle for the lead on the green white checkered that would see Burton Ward edge him out for the victory. Gallery

American Racer North Series Presented by Higher Ground Dispensery @ Mohawk International Raceway May 25th, 2024

side by side for the lead
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Kyle Coryea

Ryan Arbuthnot (R70) and David Hebert (ONE) battle for the lead coming off of four that would see Arbuthnot get the win and the $3,200 first place check. It would be the first-ever stop of the American Racer North Series at the Mohawk International Raceway. It would bring 38 of the best Small Block Modifieds in the region for their second stop on the tour in front of a packed house along with 27 Sportsman Modifieds for 1,200 to win and an automatic start in the Vermont 200 at Devils Bowls and 19 Pro Stocks. After the heat races were in the books it would be onto the mains for the evening and the first up would be the Limited Sportsman Modified for 15 laps the winner on the night would be Camdin Cook as he would get around Bryan Tarbell during the midway point of the race for his first career win and Jacory Thompson would round out the top three. Next up would be the Sportsman Modified for 40 laps and a $1,200 win and the granutteed spot in Vermont 200 would be 40 laps caution. It would see Nick Heywood get the wire-to-wire win as he would ride it from his pole position to the win but the battle behind him would be fierce as there would be a pair of Canadians behind him going after the win as Tristan Ladoucer and Shane Pecore would be all over Heywood the whole. Then next up would be the main event of the evening the American Racer North Series as 30 358 Modifieds would go 60 laps as they went after the $3,200 first place check. The are would see David Hebert get the lead off the start of the race and be in a fight with track favorite Carey Terrance for the early lead. There would be some hard chargers coming from the lower part of the top ten and getting in the fight as Ryan Arbuthnot and Chris Raabe. There would be a single caution for the race and when the deck reraked the race would be on upfront behind Terrance Hebert Raabe and Arbuthnot for the win and in the end the win would go to Ryan Arbuthnot on a late race place of David Hebert but Chris Raabe would be hard-charging from the third place but just run out of time. Then it would be onto the Pro Stocks for 25 laps to finish off the night and what would turn out to be the race of the night as there was only one caution on the race as a racer came up short of making the pits. Still, the battle would be on upfront all race long between Burton Ward, Kevin Fetterly, Ian Bresette, and Marc Lalonde, and Fetterly and Lalonde would come across the line together as Lalonde would get the win by a nose. The Mohawk International Raceway will come back to life next Saturday Night June 22nd on Corner Convenience night with the Canadian Street Stock Challenge Gallery

family love
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Kyle Coryea

Casey Swamp (44) and Fire Swamp (88) uncle and nephew go wheel to wheel through the corner as they battle for the same piece of the track. Gallery

Monster Trucks: Versus Monster Truck Tour @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds June 8th 2024

launches over van stack
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Stan Russell

Gage Bursey and Excavator launches it over the van stack during his freestyle run. It would be the second night of action from Saratoga County Fairground and the Versus Monster Truck Tour and with way better conditions the drivers would step up their game and the crowds would also come out by the hundreds for the show. It would be the same five trucks in action as the previous night with Gage Bursey and Excavator, Jordan Healey and Joe Fly, Joe Jenkins and Killer Bee, and Shawn Olben and Webslinger along with the Outlaw Quad Racers with Team New York taking on Team Carolinas. There would be a change in racing from the previous night as they would go back to the traditional straight-line drags and when the dust settled the winner would be Shawn Olben and Webslinger over Jesse Como and Temperature Rising as The weekend would end with Killer Bee and Webslinger getting a win. Then it would be onto the Two-Wheel Skills Competition and the winner would be Temperature Rising as he would balance it on two wheels after hitting the side of the car stack he and Killer Bee would get wins on the weekend. Then during the intermission portion of the show, it would be the Outlaw Quad Racing as once again it would be a 2-1 contest for Team New York but this time to finish off the third race it would be a relay race with only racers from each team on the track at a time. Then to finish off the show it would be the popular tailgate dragging axle snapping monster truck freestyle. We would start with Gage Bursey and Excavator and he would fly the track over the van stack on his third hit but when landed it would end him up in the shop as he would snap the rear tierod. Next up would be Jordan Healey and Joe Fly and once again the front-steering Germans would come up and bite him early in the run. Next up would be Killer Bee and Joe Jenkins and he would hit everything in sight and give the crowd their first donut of the evening to take the early lead in the contest. Then we would have Webslinger and Shawn Olben and he would give the truck everything it had but it would come up just short of Killer Bee. Then it would be time for Jesse Como and Temperature Rising to finish off the night the run would start slow but he would pick up with a donut and then give the crowd a great stoppie over the ramp and then finish off the run he would park it on top of the van stack after he added in some two-wheel balance skills to get the freestyle win on the night. The Versus Monster Truck Tour will take a couple of weeks off as they will return to action at the Penn Can Speedway on June 29th and 30th with Stone Crusher, Lumberjack, Crushation, Hooked, Excavator, and Towarseus Wrex. Gallery

side by side
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Stan Russell

Webslinger and Shawn Olben would edge out Killer Bee Joe Jenkins during the first round of side-by-side racing as he would also defeat Temperature Rising in the finals for the event title. Gallery

Versus Monster Truck Tour @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds June 7th 2024

straight up
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Stan Russell

Killer Bee and Joe Jenkins go straight up and down as he hits the car stack during the freestyle run in the wet conditions. It would be the opening night of the 2024 Versus Monster Truck Tour and it would come from you at the Saratoga County Fairground on the weekend of the Bellmont Stakes, but this would be a different type of horsepower as we would have 5 of the baddest monster trucks with Excavator Gage Bursey, Joe Fly Jordan Healey, Killer Bee Joe Jenkins, Temperature Rising Jesse Como, and Webslinger Shawn Olben along with the Outlaw Quad Racers with Team New York Vs Team Carolinas. The night would start with monster truck racing on a very unique crossover track and the finals would come down to Webslinger and Killer Bee with the win going to Killer Bee on a wet track as the rain would come in shortly after the event would get in. However, the rain would not dampen the crowd's enthuisement throughout the night. Then it would be the own monster truck skills competition and the trucks would do their best with the wet conditions and electrical issues that would come with the weather and the winner of the event would be Webslinger. Then for the intermission entertainment, we would have the Outlaw Quad Racing with Team New York defeating Team Carolinas 2 races to 1 on the night. Then to finish off the night it would be the Monster Truck Freestyle and it would be Excavaitor and he would do the best he could with the conditions and the broken front drive shaft. Then it would be Joe Fly but he was experiencing front steering issues all night and they would bite him again after the first hit. Then we would have Jesse Como with Temperature Rising and he would do what he could but was experiencing electrical issues on the run. Then it would be Killer Bee and Joe Jenkins and Killer Bee and he would give you the high flyer attack for the two minutes and finish the run with a discount. Then to close out the show it would be Shawn Oblen and the Webslinger and he would give you everything he got for the run but it would be cut short as he would knock the tire off the rim on the rebound of one of his high-flying attacks as for the competition Killer Bee would be the winner on the night. The Versus Monster Truck Tour will be back in action from the Saratoga County Fairgrounds tomorrow to finish off their weekend at the Fairgrounds. Gallery

straight at you
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Stan Russell

Joe Fly and Jordan Healey come straiight into your living room as he goes over the van stack during his freestyle run. Gallery

Short Track Super Series Airborne Invasion @ Airborne Park Speedway May 30th, 2024

three wide racing
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Kyle Coryea

The J+S Steel Sportsman Modified main would have good racing all night long including three wide at times as seen with Dylan Rabtoty (22), Tanner Forbes (29), and Jonathan Toohill (2JT) taking it three wide in the corner off the restart. It would be the biggest show of the 2024 racing season from the Airborne Park Speedway as the Short Track Super Series would make their first-ever appearance on the track and there would also be the Sportsman Modified, Renegades, and Mini Stocks on the night. The Short Track Super Series would bring 31 of the best big block modifieds and they would only be starting 24 for the 70 lap 7,070 to win the race. As for the heat races on the night the winners would be Anthony Perrego, Tim Fuller, and Alex Payne, and the winner of the last chance qualifier would be Chris Raabe Then it would be onto the 70-lap feature and the boys would come to race as they would do the first 62 laps caution free and that would be the only caution on the night but that would not mean the racing wasn't good as Anthony Perrego and Mike Maresca would battle up front most of the night and swap the lead back and forth and in the end Perrego would get the win and the 7k check as Michael Maresca and Alex Payne would round out the top three on the night. Then as for the other divisions on the night, the Renegades would have their 25-lap main and it would see a battle up front for the second half of the race between Tylor Terry and Zack Daniels in the end Tylor Tery would get the win for his second win on the season already. Then we would have the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for their 30-lap event and $1,500 to win on the night and would see an early race battle between Robert Gauthier and Matthew LaValley. Still, in the end, it would be the classic duo up front going after the win with Nick Heywood and Ttavis Bruno going after the win and in the end, Nick Heywood gets the win over Travis Bruno with Fire Swamp rounding out the top three. Then to finish off the night it would be the mini stocks in their split mains for 20 laps in the first feature it would come down to a battle between the family of Bressete as Speedy and Steven going after the win with Speedy getting the win on the night over Steven and James Whitney would round out the top three. Then it would be the Mini Stocks' second main to finish off the evening and this one would be the Jake Fountain show as he would run away and get the win over Kris Clark and Ryan Senecal to get the win on the night. The track will come back to life next Thursday night June 6th as it will be Topless Modified night. Gallery

side by side
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Kyle Coryea

Tylor Terry (44) dives to the bottom under Zack Daniels as he passes for the lead as he would get his second win in the early season. Gallery

Dirt Track Racing: Frenchie's Chevy Memorial Cup @ Mohawk International Raceway May 25th, 2024

three wide finish
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Kyle Coryea

It would be a three-wide finish off a late race restart in the Pro Stock division as it would be Sid Harmer Ward Burton and Dakota Sharp coming across the line together and Sharp would get the win. It would be the second week of racing at the Mohawk International Raceway and it would be time for the Memorial Cup presented by Frenchie's Chevy that would see twin 20s with the side panels for the small block modifieds along with regular racing in the other divisions on the night with 74 cars in the pits. Racing would start about an hour late as there would be a pesty rain about when we were supposed to start, but when the cars got out, it made for a fast track. There would be great racing throughout the night. After the heat races were done it would be onto the main and first out of the box would be the small block modifieds in their first of the twin 20s and it would see Carey Terrance go wire to wire for the victory but Tyler Meeks and Preston Forbes would finish out the top three with a good fight. Then we would have the Limited Sportsman Modified for their 15-lap main and it would see Kyle Reif get his first-ever win but there would be a great fight up front most of the race between him and Kobe Hernandez as they went after the win and finishing the top three would be Bryan Tarbell. Then it would be onto the Sportsman Modified 25 lap main and we would have a family affair fight at the top between the Gauvreau's as it would be father and son Cedric and Eric going after the win and on this day the son Cedric would get the win. and Tristan Ladouceur would round out the top three. Then we would have the second twin 20 for the small block modifieds and this time there would be a side-by-side battle up front between Carey Terrance and Preston Forbes and this time the win would go to Preston Forbes for his first-ever 358 Modified career win and there would be excited and emotional victory lane. and rounding out the top three would be Jordan McCreaddie. Then it would be onto the Pro Stock 20 lap main and with a late race caution it would set up a great finish as they would come across the line three wide and getting the win by a bumper would be Dakota Sharp for his first career win over Burton Ward and Sid Harmer. Then it would be onto the last race of the night for 10 laps in the mini stock division and would see a battle up front between Francis White and Tony Frezzo and on this day the win would go to Tony Frezzo. The track will return to life next Saturday night with all five divisions in action again on Three Feathers Cafe night n June 1st. Gallery

father and son up front
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Kyle Coryea

Father and Son Cedric and Eric Gavreau battle for the win in the Sportsman Modified main and on this day Cedric Gavreau would get the win. Gallery

Dirt Track Racing: Hometown Heroes Night @ Airborne Park Speedway May 23rd, 2024

the celeberation is on
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Kyle Coryea

Felix Roy (91) celeberates in victory lane after his victory of the year at Airborne Park Speedway in the 358 Modified division over Tim Fuller and George Foley It would be the third week of racing from the Airborne Park Speedway and it would be Hometown Heroes Night as any first responder or law enforcement personnel would get in free for the night to watch all four of the weekly divisions with the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modified, Renegades and the Mini Stocks in action with 100 cars in pits. After all the qualifying races were done first up would be the Be Cool Heating and Air Condition 358 Modified. It would start with Tanner Siemons getting the lead at the start of the race and riding the top. Still, Felix Roy would keep digging on the bottom and take the lead around lap ten, and from there he would just keep pulling away for the win rounding out the top three would be Tim Fuller and George Foley as for the hard charger that would go to Jeremy Roy as he would come up ten spots to seventh on the night. The next up would be J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for their 25-lap event and it would see Craig Wholey take the lead at the start of the race. Still, there would be a fire brewing behind him as Fire Swamp would come up from his 9th-place starting position to take the lead in closing laps to get his first win of the season at the Big A, and Wholey and Branham would round out the top three. Joey Scarbrough would be the hard charger on the night as he would come up from his 20th starting spot to get a top five on the night. Then we would have the 9th State Cannabis Renegades for their 20-lap event and it would see Josh Terry get the wire-to-wire victory. Still, it would be not without competition as his brother Tylor Terry would be on his bumper for most of the evening and would complete a Terry Brothers 1-2, and last week's winner Nathaniel Guay would round out the top three. There would be a four-way tie for the hard charger on the night as Tylor Terry, Nathaniel Guay, Shawn Duquette, and Bill Thwaites would all move up five spots on the day. Then it would be onto the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks for their split mains and the A main would start with a bang as on lap two there would be a multi-car pile up on the front stretch with cars withstanding heavy damage as for the racing Bill Doner would have the early lead on the night but there would be a hard-charging 94 of Ryan Senecal that would come up from his 12th place starting position to take the lead in the closing laps of the race for the win and rounding out the top three would be Greg Zindler and Kenny Tourville and Senecal would also be your hard charger. As for the B Main, it would be a wire-to-wire victory for Jason Bradley in the 6-lap dash race. Next week the Airborne Park Speedway will be alive with its biggest show of the year on May 30th with the first-ever appearance of the Short Track Super Series and the Airborne Invasion 70 which will bring the biggest big block Modifieds in the northeast to the Airborne half mile along with the Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades and Mini Stocks. Gallery

the race is on
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Kyle Coryea

Greg Zindler (46) and Ryan Senecal (94) were last year's co-champs in the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks division and are battling for the early season win with Ryan Senecal getting the victory on this night. Gallery

Dirt Track Racing: Airborne Park Speedway Round 2 Renegade Special May 16th, 2024

for the lead
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Kyle Coryea

Nathaniel Guay (97.5) and Shawn Duquette (18) battle for the lead as they dive into turn one which would see Guay get the win on the night. It would be the second week of Thursday Night Thunder and the big event of the tab would be Renegade 30 lapper for $500 to win as it would be another packed night in the pits with around 110 cars in the pits. After all the heat races were run the first feature of the night on tap would be the Be Cool Heating and Air Condition 358 Modifieds for 30 laps and the early leader would be Justin Stone off the start of the race and hold it for the first portion of the race but there would be charger and past track champion Chris Raabe that would get around him around the midpoint of the race and would hold on there for his first win on the season and the hard charger on the night would be Preston Forbes that would gain 11 spots for the top ten finish. Then we would have the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified up for there 25 lap event that would see a full field of 32 cars take the green and just like last week it would be the Donovan Lussier show as he would start on the front row and just walk away from the field and capture his second straight win on the season and finishing out the top three would be Joey Scarbrough and Travis Bruno. Then it would be time for the main event of the weekend as it would be the 30-lap $500 to win 9th state Canabais Renegade feature and it would see an early race battle between Shawn Duquette and Richie Turner until Turner would get loose coming off one of the corners and end up in the infield. Then off the restart the race will be on up front between Shawn Duquette and Nathaniel Guay and in the late stages Guay would start pull away but it would be not without drama as a backmarker would turn to pull off with Guay right behind him slam on the brakes to narrowly avoid him. From there though Guay would hold on to scoire the win and the $500 first-place check. Then to finish off the night would be the Moore's Recycling Mni Stocks with their splits features. In the first feature, it would see Caleb Tourville start on the front and take the lead but the lead would be short-lived as Steven Bressette would take the lead and from there cruise to the checkered flag for the win. Then in the second feature, it would see a crowd favorite get his first career win as Chuck Mooney would wheel the popular mystery machine around for the win to close the night. The Airborne Park Speedway will come back to life next Thursday with Hometown Hero night as we honor the military and first responders as they will get free admission to the races with all four divisions on tap again. Gallery

for the checkerd
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Kyle Coryea

Donovan Lussier (61L) comes across the finish line to claim his season-straight race win to open up the season. Gallery

Dirt Track Racing: Sovereign Cannabis Season Openner @ Mohawk International Raceway May 18th, 2024

down to the wire
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Kyle Coryea

Tony Frezzo (22) would beat out CJ LaVair (4) for the win as they would come down the stretch for the win in the Mini Stock main. It would be the 37th season opener at the Mohawk International Raceway brought to you by Sovereign Cannabis and all five of their weekly divisions would be in action with the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stock, Limited Sportsman Modifieds, and the Mini Stocks with 93 cars in the pits. After all the qualifying races were done on the night it would be onto the mains and the first one out of the box would be the mini stocks for 15 laps and there would be a side-by-side battle up front for most of the night between CJ LaVair and Tony Frezzo for the win and when they came across the line it would be Frezzo by a half a car for the win. The next up would be the Limited Sportsman Modified for their 15 laps 11 car affair Keith Pelkey would have the lead at the early start of the race but when an early caution came out for a spin it would set up the restart with him and Matt LaValley. Off the restart, they would go side by side for a few laps but then Matt LaValley would get the lead and just keep pulling away slightly for the win and get his first career Mohawk International Raceway. Then next up would be the main event of the evening with Clyde Slingers Pro Stock Series race for 35 laps $1,000 to win and there would be 29 cars that would take the green flag and Blayne Nichols would get the lead off the start and would hold it for the few laps until there was a caution for Kevin Featherly trying to climb the backtretch wall. Then off the restart, the battle would be on upfront between Blayne Nichols and Sid Harmer Jr and Harmer would find an opening on the bottom and hammer down the lead and win, and rounding out the top three would be Dakota Sharp and Marc Lalonde. Then we would have the 358 Modifieds with their 21 cars and 30 lap event and would see Joey Ladoucer get the lead off the start. However, the lead would be short-lived as the battle up front would be between Cary Terrance and Tim Fuller, and in the end, Fuller would win with Terrance second and Louis Jackson Jr finishing out the top three. Then it would be time for the last night race with the Sportsman Modified 19 car 25 lap event that would go caution-free. Although the action up front would be fast and furious with Tristan Ladoucer getting the lead at the start. But the battle up front would be a classic between Ontario and Quebec, with Cyr and Gauvreau tight close racing trading the lead back and forth and seeing Cedric Gaurveau win over Gabriel Cyr and Cory Castell for the top three. The track will be back in action next Saturday night with the traditional Memorial Cup and the main event on the evening will be twin 20's for the 358 Modifieds. Gallery

side by side
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Kyle Coryea

Gabriel Cyr (94) takes to the bottom as Cedric Gauvreau (22) slings it on the top and gets by him to the win Sportsman Modified main. Gallery

Section X Boy's Lacrosse: St. Lawrence Larries @ Plattsburgh Hornets May 13th 2024

cruching hit
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Preston Daniels (2) takes the big hit from St. Lawrence's Michael Donie (12) as he was firing the shot on net to break up the play. It would be Section X Boy's Lacrosse as the Plattsburgh Hornets would host the St. Lawrence Larries in their regular season home finally from the Stafford Middle School. The game would start close and low scoring as the Hornets would have the 3-2 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the game would stay evenly matched and low scoring as the Hornets would have the 2-1 quarter and take the 5-3 lead at the intermission. When the teams would return for the second half the Hornets would still be just slightly better as it would be another 2-1 quarter and take the 7-4 lead into the fourth quarter. In that fourth quarter, the Hornet's defense would go right into shutdown mode as they won the quarter 4-0 and took the 10-4 win. In the win, the Hornets go to 9-3 as they head into their season finale on the road against the Colton Pierrepont Colts. As for the St. Lawrence Larries, they have a pair of games left as they will play Massena and Saranac Lake Placid as they look to finish above 500 on the season. Gallery

jump shot
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Declan Baker (13) with the jump shot past the St. Lawrence Larries defender that would lead to the Hornets goal. Gallery

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