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Sportsline -- 12/17/2014
By Patricia Ryan-Curry

Senior forward Curtis Seaman tallied 28 points to lead Indian Lake / Long Lake over Johnsburg in the Northern Basketball League season opener for both teams. Twelve of Seaman's points came from behind the arc.
The Orange outscored Johnsburg 26-22 in the first half, before the Jaguars put in a strong third quarter to take a 43-39 lead heading into the final period. IL/LL answered with a dominating 28-9 fourth quarter to obtain the 67-52 win.
Seniors Henry Saniford and Rudy Giessen also scored in ...
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Game time

Cold and rain didn't stop a game of soccer when the Long Lake and Johnsburg central schools' elementary soccer teams recently went head-to-head in a fun-filled game. Johnsburg prevailed 6-1, but in elementary sports the emphasis is on learning the game, learning sportsmanship, and having fun.
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Hot Screamers softball team finishes off 2014 with a bang

INLET -- Matt's Drafthouse Hot Screamers softball team finished off the 2014 season with a bang.
They came out of the gate on fire in the championship game against The Inn On Gore, putting up 10 runs in the top of the first. Every batter hit the ball hard, and the inning was only ended because of the 10-run rule.
Kyle Houser and DeDe Ste-Marie both singled and then scored when Beth Williamson crushed a three homer. Heather Levi drew a walk, Meg Kraeger singled, Ashley Fowler smacked a double fol ...

Hot Screamers win again

INLET -- Matt’s Hot Screamers improved its record to 4-0 after a hard fought victory over a scrappy Speculator squad.
In the previous week's game at Inlet, the Screamers crushed the team from Raquette Lake with a score of 16-1. Dede Ste-Marie, Beth Williamson, Ashley Fowler and Emily Wilton all had three-hit games. Loren Dykeman pitched another fine game, and the team defense was superb. Heather Levi, Brittany Jackson, Crystal LaPorte, and Kyle Hauser all scored twice and the team combined ...

Columns

Hamilton County Outdoors -- 12/17/2014
Hunting season all over but the counting
By Dick Nelson

Another New York state big game hunting season has gone by the boards and, going by several early reports, it appears the kill will be substantially lower than the 208,325 taken in 2013. Even with the high number of deer management permits that were available, the number of does taken by hunters will -- in all probability -- also be lower than last year.
Due to my wife's health problems I didn't get into the deer woods at all this year, signing my DMP over to my son Richie, who also had one of h ...

The Way Things Were -- 12/17/2014
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT THE WEEK OF DEC. 17, 1965, called noels in France, le pastorali in Italy and Weihnachtslieder in Germany, carols are the welcome sound of Christmas everywhere. But did you know that originally carols were not songs but dances? It's a fact.
These "round" dances were part of early Christian worship, and one of the first "carolers" was St. Francis of Assisi, back in the 12th century. The first carol was probably sung as an accompaniment to early nativity plays; one of the earliest of the chor ...

Hamilton County Outdoors -- 12/10/2014
Deer hunters hit the end of the trail
By Dick Nelson

New York's regular big game hunting seasons are coming down to the wire. The gunning season ended Sunday and, unless you shoot something during the late bow and muzzleloader seasons, you'll have to go through a whole year of greasy pork chops, plain old beefsteaks, or other store-bought vittles.
Both the late bow and muzzleloading seasons end in the Northern Zone Dec. 14 and in the Southern Tier Dec. 16.
At any rate, it would be far better to nourish yourself with a healthy fat-free venison stea ...

The Way Things Were -- 12/10/2014
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT THE WEEK OF DEC. 10, 1965, the military survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor of Dec. 7, 1941 were trying to perform a miracle by locating as many survivors as possible in order to band together and form chapters in cities and states across the country as the "Pearl Harbor Survivors Association."
The society had located 10,000 service men and women who were there, and believed there were some 40,000 more. The goal was to return "en masse" to Honolulu for the 25th anniversary and memorial ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 12/17/2014

Monday, Dec. 8, about 7:30 p.m.: State Police responded to a report of a one-car accident on State Route 30 in the Town of Long Lake, near Lake Eaton Public Campground.
Investigation revealed a 2000 Dodge Avenger operated by James ...

Police Report -- 12/10/2014

Saturday, Dec. 6 10:07 a.m.: Hannah M. Gibbons, 26, Geneseo, was slightly injured in a one-car accident on Route 30 in the Town of Long Lake. She was ticketed for speed not reasonable.
State Police say she was southbound in a 2010 ...

Police Report -- 12/03/2014

Friday, Nov. 21, 4:59 p.m.: Deidra Roblee reported a chimney fire at her Route 30 home in Blue Mountain Lake. Blue Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded with 10 men. Chief Gregg George says Roblee "had it pretty well o ...
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Police Report -- 11/26/2014

Friday, Nov. 7: Wayne F. Hartman, 65, Little Falls, was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration greater than .08 percent, and failure to keep right. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office made the ...
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