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Sun., Aug. 2
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Thunder Teams

Tryouts Set

MASSENA - The St. Lawrence Thunder have announced a tryout schedule for teams competing in the 2012-13 season.

Santioned by Massena Minor Hockey, the Thunder will be fielding teams at the PeeWee, Bantam and Midget 16U level for boys along with a Girls 14U squad. Eligible players from throughout the area are welcome to tryout.

All the tryouts will be held at the St. Lawrence Centre Arena in June. Each division will stage three sessions. The cost to tryout is $50 per player.

The schedule is as follows, please note a change in the PeeWee schedule from the original announcement: PeeWees - June 10 from 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m., June 12 from 8:15-9:35 a.m., June 13 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Bantams - June 4 from 5:30-7 p.m., June 5 from 5:30-7 p.m., June 8 from 6-7 p.m.; Midget 16U - June 17 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 18 from 6:30-8 p.m., June 20 from 6:45-7:45 p.m.; Girls 14U - June 17 from 9:30-10:45 a.m., June 18 from 5-6:30 p.m., June 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

More information is available at or contact Karen Chauvin at

SLRWA Opening

Day Derby Set

WADDINGTON - The St. Lawrence River Walleye Association presents their annual Opening Day Derby on Saturday from 6 a.m.- 3p.m. at the boat launch at Whitaker Park in Waddington with the scales opening at noon.

The entry fee is $50 per 2 person team with an optional $20 per team big fish contest. There will also be a $10 Conservation fee for non-member teams. The awards ceremony will be held at the JC River Run Bar & Grill at 4p.m.Sign up locations are: Massena Bait & Tackle on East Hatfield Road and Steve’s Stop and Shop in Louisville.

For a complete list of rules please visit or call Mike at 384-3450.

Special Olympics

Summer Games

POTSDAM - Special Olympics New York – North Country Region is hosting their annual Summer Games at SUNY Potsdam Campus on Saturday, May 12.

A total of 175 Athletes are expected to participate in track, field and basketball events.

Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:45am in the Maxy Hall field house with competitions starting immediately afterwards.

For more information please contact Beth at (315)-244-8758.

Special Olympics New York – North Country Region serves 350 athletes from both St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties through 30 plus training programs.

Massena LL

Opening Day

MASSENA - Massena Little League will be holding Opening Day this Saturday.

Opening ceremony will start at 9 a.m. with majors division game following. Major teams will be Alcoa and Blevins. Two minor games will follow. Teams will be Peets Jewelers, VFW, Econo Fuels, and Ashley Furniture.

Pictures will take place at 8 a.m.for majors and 8:30 a.m. for minors. Volunteers for concession would be appreciated.

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