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Keith Lobdell returned to the Valley News in December of 2010 after spending four years as a reporter with the Whitehall Times. Lobdell previously worked at Denton Publications from 2000-2004. He lives in Westport with his wife and three children.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis/Westport boys varsity soccer team made their opening statement in the quarterfinal round of the Section VII/Class D playoffs with a resounding 11-0 win against Johnsburg Oct. 23.
On a play that would make U.S. National team defender John Brooks smile, the AuSable Valley senior defender connected on a header with 1:11 remaining in regulation to push the Patriots past the Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers and into the Section VII/Class C championship game, 2-1, Oct. 23.
There’s no better time to score your first win of the season then when a loss means its over.
NAC girls, LPCS boys atop C tables
The Section VII playoffs are set to begin in classes B, C and D with some familiar faces at the top of the tables.
The 38-year-old who works at Moriah Central School captured the Adirondack Tractor Pullers Association titles in the 5,500-lbs., 5,800-lbs. and 6,800-lbs. stock truck points standings.
This time, it was the Chiefs of Saranac scoring a 43-7 win over the AuSable Valley Patriots Oct. 3.
Neither Saranac Lake or Ticonderoga were able to manage more than 155 yards of total offense, but the Red Storm was the beneficiary of the longest play of the game, a 39-yard strike from Tristin Fitzgerald to Ty Marmion in the third quarter to give the team a 7-0 win over the Sentinels. Sept. 26.
A wet field and confident Ticonderoga squad held the Peru Indians at bay for three quarters of their Sept. 13 football game.
Coach Heith Ford has a lot of different faces looking back at him as he calls the plays during preseason practices.
The Moriah and Middlebury native recently released his debut album, “It’s Gonna Be a Good Night,” on iTunes, Google Play and online (joeMcGinness.net) and other digital outlets. His first single, one of six original songs from the album, was released in April, and has sold over 7,000 copies digitally through iTunes, XBox, Amazon and Google Play.