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PPR SPORTS Golf All-Stars
The 2013 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference golf All-Stars are shown: Austin LaDieu (left to right), Nolan Reid, Dustin Fischer, Jordan Guay, Teddy Yanchitas, Keifer Casler, Ethan Sawyer, Austin Ecrect, Gavin Plimpton, Nick Dodd. (Photo provided)

Red Storm place four golfers on CVAC All-Star Team

PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake golf team enjoyed a successful 2013 season, winning both the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference and Section VII championships.

The Red Storm capped off their outstanding season by having four golfers named to the 10-member CVAC All-Star Team. They include Dustin Fischer, Ethan Sawyer, Teddy Yanchitis and Austin Ecret.

Fischer, a junior, had a 38.5 stroke average per nine holes this season and finished the campaign with an 8-1-1 record.

The two-time state qualifier has a sparkling 24-2-2 match record for his career.

Sawyer, a sophomore, has only been beaten once in his career thus far, sporting a 19-1 record. He compiled a 9-1 record this year and finished the season with an average of 40.1.

Yanchitis, a senior playing his first varsity matches this season, finished his year with a 7-3 record and a 44.9 match average. Meanwhile, Ecret, a junior, went 7-2-1 against CVAC opponents and compiled a 45.1 average.

The CVAC All-Stars are highlighted by Northeastern Clinton’s Nolan Reid.

The senior was the Section VII medalist in 2013, won the 2012 Craig Chisum Tournament at the Malone Golf Club and was a three-time state qualifier in his career. Reid’s stroke average was 40.0 this year, and he finished with a 5-3-2 record playing against the top golfers from opposing teams.

Rounding out the list of All-Stars are Lake Placid’s Keifer Casler, Saranac’s Austin LaDieu, Peru’s Jordan Guay, Plattsburgh High’s Nick Dodd and Peru’s Gavin Plimpton.

Casler, a sophomore, ended up with a 6-2-1 record against CVAC opponents this season and is 12-12-2 for his varsity career. His stroke average was 41.8 this season.

LaDieu, who finished with season with a 42.8 average, became the first Saranac golfer in 20 years to go to the state tournament.

Guay, just a freshman and one of the promising league stars for the future, compiled an 8-2 mark against CVAC foes.

Dodd performed well at the sectional tournament. He went 7-3 this season as a senior and finished with a 43.3 average.

Plimpton, just an eighth-grader with a bright future, went unbeaten in the CVAC with a 9-0 record. His average was a 44.0.

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