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Schroon Lake's Desiree Lanoue is congratulated by teammates Dakota Gadway, Julianna Finnerty and Abby Ververka after hitting a grand slam against Willsboro in an MVAC softball victory Tuesday. (Alvin Reiner/P-R Photo)

Tucker's RBI lifts NCCS in eighth inning

PERU — The Cougars take down Plattsburgh in extras, Saranac, Ticonderoga, Westport and Schroon Lake each add softball victories.

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Saranac's Summer Gillespie (left to right), Tori Trim and Brette Campbell prepare to defend their Champlain Valley Athletic Conference and Section VII Class B titles this season. The Chiefs, despite losing their starting pitcher, should be in the mix in 2014. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

Chiefs, Sentinels look to repeat in CVAC softball

Saranac (Division I) and Ticonderoga (Division II) should be difficult to take down in the CVAC, but most of the conference is nipping at their heels.


Ti softball gets offensive in season open

QUEENSBURY — Haleigh Wright belts out five hits, including a home run, to lead the Sentinels over North Warren in a nonleague softball contest.

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AuSable Valley's Tiffay Evens (17) watches as her teammate, Briana Savage (right), battles with Saranac's Summer Gillespie for possession of the ball during Saturday's Section VII Class B semifinal girls' soccer game at Chazy Central School. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)

Chiefs, Eagles set up showdown in Class B girls' soccer finals


CHAZY — Saranac takes down AuSable Valley in the first semifinal game, while Beekmantown captured a shutout over Plattsburgh to move into Friday's Section VII Class B title game.

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Kourtnie Campbell

Eleven area athletes named to All-State Team

Section VII had nine players named to the All-State Team in baseball and softball, Chateaugay's Courtney Boyea also named in softball.

Ticonderoga's Katie Palandrani was named Player of the year, and Kourtnie Campbell of Saranac was named Pitcher of the Year.

Palandrani, Campbell lead CVAC softball All-Stars

PLATTSBURGH — Ticonderoga's Katie Palandrani was named Player of the year, and Kourtnie Campbell of Saranac was named Pitcher of the Year.

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Saranac's Emma Webster lunges for a throw from home plate as a Chatham player attempts to steal second during Wednesday's Class B softball regional final at Cardinal Park. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)

Chiefs rally but Panthers prevail


PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac softball team fell to Chatham in Class B regional play.

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Crown Point's Maria Malone swings at an offering from Fort Ann pitcher Molly Bailey during a NYSPHSAA Class D regional softball game Tuesday at Moreau Rec. The Panthers fell, 2-0. (P-R Photo/Ryan Hayner)

Panthers fall short against Cards


MOREAU — Crown Point holds Fort Ann to just two runs, but can't muster any of its own in a Class D regional softball final loss to the Cardinals.