Sunday Sports: Watertown Men’s City Golf Tournament kicks off

Match play in the 2020 Watertown Men’s City Golf Championship kicked off Sunday at the Watertown Golf Club with 32 of the top players in the area looking to take home the top prize.

  Mel’s Sports History: Let’s meet “The Mayor”

  Mel’s Sports History: Jason Smorol, part 2

  South Lewis athletic director calls it a career after nearly 25 years

  Mel’s Sports History: Jason Smorol

  Mel’s Sports History: Bobby Hughes’ 14th championship

  Mel’s Sports History: lady bowler hall of famers

Continued Coverage

Registration for Watertown city golf championship ends today

  Sunday Sports: 4 north country athletes recognized at 3rd annual All Central New York High School Sports Awards

  Saturday Sports: What do high school sports look like, in a world of COVID-19?

  Mel’s Sports History: Focus in on former Red & Black coach Mike Britton

  County plans action against Can-Am for allowing spectators

Everything’s set for Watertown city golf tourney

  Mel’s Sports History: John Bufalini’s 2019 championship win

John Bufalini was the 2019 Watertown Men's City Golf Champion.

  Mel’s Sports History: Roberto Clemente

A book on baseball great Roberto Clemente came out in 2013.

Team 24 lacrosse camps canceled

The lacrosse camps had to be shelved because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Can-Am opens to fans despite state guidance

A north country speedway that's been running races for weeks is now inviting fans back to the track.

  Mel’s Sports History: a photo finish in 1997

  Driver spotlight: Tim Fuller

  Mel’s Sports History: the frozen tundra of WHS

  Sunday Sports: North country natives help build Salisbury Lacrosse powerhouse

  Saturday Sports: Watertown native finds coaching success at Division 3 Salisbury

  Mel’s Sports History: The true meaning of the game of baseball

  Mel’s Sports History: Bobby Hughes, John Bufalini & Carmen Basilio

In this two-part history lesson Mel looks back at two promising Watertown golfers and a boxing legend who passed away in 2012.

  Mel’s Sports History: Carl Lewis

In April of 2014, then-United Way executive Bob Gorman, brought in a person to talk about organ donation at Jefferson Community College.

  Revolution to hit gridiron even though league bows out

The Carthage Revolution's league will not be playing this season, but the semipro team will still hit the gridiron.

  Mel’s Sports History: Joe Tufo

In this history lesson, Mel takes us back to the 2003 Watertown Men’s City Golf Tournament and the hot play of Joe Tufo.

Watertown city golf tourney still on

There have been many events canceled this year, but one event that's still scheduled to happen is the Watertown Men's City Golf Tournament.

  Driver spotlight: Michael Maresco

Michael Maresco is off to a fast start at Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville.

  Mel’s Sports History: Jeremy Nelson & Heather Carville

Hammond has had a great history of basketball over the years, both girls and boys.

  Add wrestling & softball tournaments to list of canceled events this year

There have been many sporting events in the north country that had to be canceled because of COVID-19.

  Sunday Sports: Watertown Wolves push forward, planning for upcoming season

The Watertown Wolves continue to add to their roster for the 2020-21 season, adding forward Alexander Gregorich from the Battle Creek Rumble Bees in a dispersal draft.

  Saturday Sports: Coaches looking at changes on the college ice & turf

It’s been a tradition for the Clarkson and St. Lawrence Men’s Hockey teams. Before they kick off their regular seasons, each school would play an exhibition game against a college team from across the border. But this year COVID-19 has changed that.

  Mel’s Sports History: Funny Cide Mania & Rice on the ice

Mel takes us back to 2003, when Funny Cide was the talk of the sports world and back to 2002 for a classic edition of Athlete of the Week.

  Mel’s Sports History: THE Tommy John

There was a time Mel would go to cover a Watertown Cyclones baseball game and sitting in the bleachers would be Tommy John.

  Mel’s Sports History: Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Mel has made many trips to the Boxing Hall of Fame weekend in Canastota.

  Canceled this year, plans underway for next year’s Caprara tournament

Wednesday would have been the fifth annual Frank Caprara Memorial Golf Tournament.

Revolution to hit the gridiron without soldiers

Semipro football team Carthage Revolution is scheduled to open up its season on July 11, but the team will have to do so without the help of Fort Drum.

  Stevenson takes the wheel of the Fox 28 car for another season

A familiar face is once again behind the wheel of the Fox 28 car at Can-Am Speedway this season.

  Mel’s Sports History: a crash to remember

n sifting through old video over the past few months, Mel sometimes comes across something that makes him say, “Oh, my.”

  Sunday Sports: A look back at 3-peating state champs: the Heuvelton Lady Bulldogs

There have been some pretty good girls basketball teams from the north country to win state titles, but one team has accomplished something on the hardwood that may never be matched by 3-peating as state champs: the Heuvelton Lady Bulldogs.

  Saturday Sports: Week 2 of racing at Can-Am Speedway

The dirt was flying once again Friday night at the Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville as the local track hosted another full card of racing action for area drivers looking to get back out on the track.

  Friday Sports: A Father’s Day present year-round. Chaumont coach coaches son

Father’s Day is a little over a week away. While spouses and kids scramble to find that perfect tie, one father in Chaumont has had the gift of coaching his son’s on the basketball court.

  Mel’s Sports History: Let’s meet a young Kenny Nims

This week, Mel takes us back to 2005 to meet a young Kenny Nims.

  1812 Shootout Canceled Due to COVID-19

Plus, S.U. football coach Dino Babers talks COVID challenges for the upcoming season

  Mel’s History Lesson: a Stanley Cup connection & Rowdy Roddy Piper

Did you realize that a former Herrings resident who worked at the old Deferiet paper mill has his name on the Stanley Cup, not once but twice?

  Mel’s Sports History: Billy Dunn

In this history lesson, Mel takes us back to 2013 and the biggest win of Billy Dunn’s career.

  New division added at Can-Am Speedway

The Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville got the jump on local sports Friday night with a pay-per-view event that drew 500 viewers.

  Mel’s Sports History: Falcons Fly, 2014

South Lewis has produced many good baseball teams over the years.

  Sunday Sports: Carthage Revolution football still looking to play 2020 season

It could be a long summer for local sports fans, with most events usually taking place in the area cancelled due to COVID-19. But for one semi-pro football team, it’s still all systems go for hitting the gridiron and having a 2020 season.

  Saturday Sports: Racing resumes at Can-Am Speedway

The wait ended for area dirt track drivers and race fans Friday night as the Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville held it’s first race of the 2020 season.

  Mel’s Sports History: Syracuse basketball & a Carthage classic running back

This week, Mel takes us back in time to meet a former Syracuse star with a cause and a classic Carthage Athlete of the Week.

  Mel’s Sports History: Willie Putnam Memorial Tournament

Summer is usually the time of year for baseball tournaments. This year may be different because of COVID-19.

  Mel’s Sports History: Pirates’ treasure

Mel has been going back in time over the last few months, reliving some local sports history. Some of the stories were from way back.

  Britton steps down after 19 years as Watertown boys’ basketball coach

When the 2020-21 boys’ high school basketball season gets underway, a fixture on the sidelines for Watertown will be missing after almost two decades.

  Mel’s Sports History: Lady Cavaliers’ championship season

In 2002, the Immaculate Heart girls’ basketball team captured a state title.

  Can-Am Speedway goes pay-per-view

Local sports are almost non-existent at this point, although one local race track is getting ready to change that.

  Mel’s Sports History: Jeff Britton

Jeff Britton has coached Watertown High School basketball for 19 years.

  Sunday Sports: Former SU Football teammate reaching out, helping Floyd Little

Little finds himself in a battle like no other he’s faced, and he’s getting some help from a former teammate and Watertown native who’s had his back before- blocking for Little as a 2-time All-American for the Orange.

  Saturday Sports: St. Lawrence football looks ahead to upcoming season

Spring football practice for the St. Lawrence Saints is usually a time to get a head start on the upcoming college football season.

  Mel’s Sports History: 1993′s top runner of the Frontier League

Mel takes us back to 1993 for a classic edition of our Athlete of the Week, featuring talented senior runner Travis Kuhl.

  Athlete of the Week: Adam Szlamcynski

Adam Szlamcynski is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete of the Week for May 29, 2020.

  Mel’s Sports History: an undefeated season & a trip to Cooperstown

Perfection is hard to achieve in any endeavor. To do it in sports is even more rare.

  Mel’s Sports History: Scott Wilson

Long before Joe Girard III set the New York state basketball scoring record, it was owned by a player at Lyme Central.

  Mel’s Sports History: Jeff Stevenson

7 News sister station Fox 28 was a longtime sponsor of the Sportsmen car driven by Jeff Stevenson at Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville.

  Can-Am Speedway gears up to welcome back fans

Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville is gearing up for the racing season.

  Mel’s Sports History: Clarkson-St. Lawrence hockey rivalry

There’s no bigger rivalry in north country sports than St. Lawrence-Clarkson hockey.

  Sunday Sports: Watertown Wolves are building their 2020-21 season roster

The Watertown Wolves have been doing some heavy wheeling and dealing this off season.

  Saturday Sports: First year SLU hockey coach looks ahead to next season

A lot has happened in the last year under Brekke’s guidance; and heading into his 2nd season at the helm of the Skating Saints, Brekke hopes a change in culture will pay big dividends for his team both on and off the ice.

  Mel’s Sports History: Katie Wert makes her mark on the basketball court

Mel takes us back to 1993 to recap a classic Athlete of the Week.

  Athlete of the Week: Francesca Wilson

Francesca is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete of the Week for May 22, 2020.

  Mel’s Sports History: Ted Kubiak, Bill Buckner & Mookie Wilson

Many managers came through Watertown when the Indians of the New York-Penn League were at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds.

  No racing in New Bremen this year

If and when racing resumes in the north country this year, area drivers will have one less track to compete at.

  Mel’s Sports History: Casey Powell

The National Lacrosse League held its box lacrosse all-star game February 27, 2011 at Turning Stone Casino and Resort.

  Watertown Little League hopes to play ball this summer

Play ball is something that the Watertown American Little League plans on doing this season, but it won't be your traditional season.

  7 News All-Stars to be honored with television special

Every year 7 News holds a reception to celebrate our student all-stars in academics, athletics, arts and career-tech. However, because of the pandemic, we're doing something a little different this year.

  Mel’s Sports History: local racing legends

A couple of weeks ago, Mel told us about a book written by Dave Stoodley entitled “Legends of Watertown Speedway.”

Can-Am Speedway hopes to reopen soon

Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville continues preparations for what it hopes will be the start of the racing season.

  No season for Watertown Red & Black

There will be no season for the Watertown Red & Black and the Empire Football League this year.

  Sunday Sports: What are we expecting for our 2020 fall sports season?

Earlier this week, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association named a panel to study the impact of COVID-19 on the fall high school sports season.

  Saturday Sports: Bassmaster Series is set to return to Waddington

One of the biggest pro sports events to take place in the area over the summer, the Bassmaster Series, is set to return to Waddington in a little over 2 months.