Driver spotlight: Jackson Gill

There are many talented drivers every week at Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville, including Jackson Gill, a young man in the 358 Modified Division.

  Could ECAC hockey split into 2 divisions?

  Saturday Sports: Clarkson hockey is back on the ice

  Athlete of the Week: Brooke Smykla

  Section 10 sets soccer & cross country fall sports schedule

  Copenhagen soccer squad hits the field

  Copenhagen gets set to play on new turf field

Continued Coverage

  Can-Am owner reflects on unique season

  Lowville gets busy with start of fall sports season

  Saturday Sports: Watertown Wolves 2020-2021 season update

  Athlete of the Week: Gavin Macaulay

Remote learning will delay Potsdam’s fall sports

  Massena negotiates obstacles to starting fall sports

  Driver spotlight: Tyler Meeks

The Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville features many talented drivers, including this one in the 358 Modified Division.

  Sunday Sports: Decisions on moderate and low-risk fall sports to come

On Friday, Section 3 announced their decision to move forward with a fall high school sports season for low and moderate risk sports. But the next few days will give more clarity as to if those sports will indeed happen not only at a sectional level, but a local level as well.

Saturday Sports: Looking at the challenges of a March-April HS football season

Weather and recovery time are both concerns

  Friday Sports: Tough decisions ahead as high school sports teams decide to resume fall sports seasons

On Wednesday night, high risk fall sports football, volleyball and cheer learned that their seasons would be pushed back to March of 2021.

Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s end

  Rick Carlisle’s long career with the Mavericks

  High risk fall sports postponed statewide

  Driver spotlight: Amy Holland

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

  Sunday Sports: St. Lawrence Men’s Hockey season in limbo, players still prepping

  Saturday Sports: Final plans fall into place for 2020 fall high school sports season

After weeks of questions surrounding guidelines and protocol for fall high school sports, there appears to be a plan in place for sections and schools to work from.

  Friday Sports: Section 10 fall sports are set to resume

With schools beginning to open next week, area athletes are awaiting a return to the playing field for the fall sports season.

  Mel’s Sports History: “Golden Boy” De La Hoya inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame

In Mel’s history lesson, we go back to 2014 when Mel had a chance to talk to De La Hoya in Canastota.

  Missing your favorite Lady Saints? There’s a reason for that

Fans of the St. Lawrence women’s hockey team have noticed something missing since students have returned to campus.

  Fundraiser underway to refurbish aging Watertown High tennis courts

The tennis courts were built in the early 1950s and the last time they were refurbished was almost 30 years ago.

  Driver spotlight: Jordan McCreadie

Jordan McCreadie is following in the footsteps of father Bob and older brother Tim in racing.

  Watertown boxing club members reminisce as club looks for new home

On Friday night, members of the Watertown Boxing Club gathered to share stories about their experiences both in and out of the ring. Stories they hope will continue in the near future.

  Saturday Sports: Madrid native focuses on last dance with Anchorage hockey team

A little over a week ago, the University of Alaska Anchorage announced that their men’s college hockey program would be eliminated after the 2020-21 season. It came as a blow to Madrid native and former Clarkson player Matt Curley.

  Watertown Boxing Club looks for new home

COVID-19 regulations have forced the club to make a move.

  Driver spotlight: Fire Swamp

Mel has adopted a favorite driver at Can-Am Speedway this season.

  Low-risk youth sports can start next month, governor says

All sporting events have been on hold since March because of the coronavirus.

  Sunday Sports: Madrid native & Division 1 hockey coach is soon to be jobless

COVID-19 has had a major impact on the college sports world, and on Wednesday, a Division 1 Men’s Hockey Team that has local ties to it learned it’s school was shelving it’s program after the upcoming 2020-21 season due to the coronavirus.

  Saturday Sports: Traveling girls’ lacrosse team tries to make season work

We meet a traveling lacrosse team that has had a hard time getting games in, but feels fortunate to be back on the field.

  Mel’s Sports History: Earnie Wash

Mel has a room at home that has all sorts of sports memorabilia.

  Proud parents watch son in Stanley Cup playoffs

Zach Bogosian's parents are keeping a close eye on the talented hockey player.

  Driver spotlight: Lance Willix

The veteran driver is making some noise at Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville.

  Sunday Sports: High school softball players find a way to play amid the pandemic

Most area high school softball players haven’t hit the field in over a year with the spring sports season cancelled due to COVID-19.

  Saturday Sports: Getting kids back on the field and teaching life lessons

It’s been a summer to remember- or forget as far as area sports is concerned with fields quiet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Mel’s Sports History: Randy Tomlin’s budding career

The Watertown Pirates had many great players pass through the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds from 1983 to 1988.

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

  Mel’s Sports History: ‘Barefoot’ Bob & his crew

As the drivers at Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville will tell you, the crew members are an important part of their success on the track.

  Sunday Sports: North country personal trainer receives second chance at Double Play

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the fitness business particularly hard, with gyms struggling to re-open, some filing for bankruptcy and some even closing their doors permanently.

  Checking in with a Lowville fitness center that’s been closed since the pandemic began

Six months ago when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we visited Double Play Fitness Center in Lowville, which had to close abruptly along with other gyms in the area.

  Mel’s Sports History: the Powell family legacy

The Powell name is synonymous with the sport of lacrosse, especially at Syracuse University.

  Team loyalist give Vikings his all -- including a bathroom sink

Michael Schepis is a special education teacher at Indian River who has a side business called Mike and Mike's Rustic Carpentry.

  Sunday Sports: Watertown Rapids prepare for 2021 return

It’s been a quiet summer on the diamond at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds with the Watertown Rapids cancelling their 2020 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball season.

  Saturday Sports: Watertown Wolves look ahead at tentative plans for season

The Federal Hockey League season is quickly approaching and teams around the league are beginning to brace for the fact that the season may not start on time due to COVID-19.

  Friday Sports: Bassmaster Elite a success on land and in the water

The 2020 SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River was a success both on land and in the water for the 86 anglers and support crew that traveled to Clayton for the 4 day long event last week.

  Mel’s Sports History: Roggie does it on both sides of the ball

Mel takes us back in time to the fall of 1995 to meet a star running back from Beaver River that excelled on both sides of the football.

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.

  Anglers praise Bassmasters event in Clayton

he 2020 Siteone Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River was a success both on land and in the water for the 86 anglers and support crew that traveled to Clayton for the four-day-long event last week.

  Mel’s Sports History: Robert Mushtare

What Robert Mushtare accomplished in late 2005 and early 2006 made national sports news.

  Mel’s Sports History: the Rocco Canale story

One of the first inductees into the North Country Sports Hall of Fame was the late Rocco Canale.

  2nd checkered flag worth the wait, Reome says

Josh Reome took one of the two Sportsman features that were held at Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville last Friday night.

  North County Sports Hall of Fame announces class of 2020

The North Country Sports Hall of Fame announced the majority of its induction class for 2020 Tuesday night.

  Sunday Sports: Canadian Chris Johnston takes home SiteOne Bassmaster Elite title

Sunday was the final day of competition at the 2020 SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River in Clayton with a first place check of $100,000 dollars on the line.

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

NFL players report to training camp July 28

  Saturday Sports: Day 3 of SiteOne Bassmaster Elite in the books

Saturday marked day 3 of fishing in the books at the 4 day 2020 SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.

  Friday Sports: Checking in half way at Clayton’s Bassmaster Elite

Friday marked day 2 of competition at the 2020 SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River, seeing more big numbers posted as the field of 86 anglers was cut to 40 after Friday’s weigh-ins.

  Mel’s Sports History: Jo Storms, outstanding on the soccer field

Mel takes us back to 1992, to meet an outstanding soccer player at South Jefferson and a 7 News Athlete of the Week.

  Bassmaster’s 1st day ends with big numbers

Day one of fishing at the 2020 Siteone Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River is in the books, with some big numbers posted on the opening day of fishing.

  Basketball camp finds a home during pandemic

A summer basketball camp is being held this week and next at the Children's Home of Jefferson County.

  Mel’s Sports History: R&B’s 1980 championship season

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Watertown Red & Black 1980 championship team.

  Bassmasters Elite Series tournament gets underway in Clayton

It's day one of the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament.

  Ryan Shanahan posts Can-Am win

It’s been a meteoric rise for Ryan Shanahan, from racing go-karts to pro stocks and now to the Sportsman Division.

  2 golfers, 22 championships between them

John Bufalini defeated Bob Hughes Sunday in the Watertown Men’s City Golf Championship.

  Sunday Sports: Bufalini takes home 8th Mens City Golf win

The final of the 2020 Watertown Mens City Golf Championship took place Sunday at the Watertown Golf Club with defending champ and 7 time winner John Bufalini meeting 14 time champ Bob Hughes for the title.

  Saturday Sports: Mens City Golf Championship Flite decided

Semifinal action in the Championship Flite of the 2020 Watertown Mens City Golf Championship took place Saturday morning at the Watertown Golf Club.

  Friday Sports: Semifinal spots decided for Saturday’s City Golf Championship

Three of the final 4 spots in Saturday’s semifinals of the 2020 Watertown Men’s City Golf Championship were decided Friday at the Watertown Golf Club.

  Mel’s Sports History: Copenhagen classic athletes

Mel takes us back to 1993, when Charity Carroll and teammate Heidi Aubin were talented sophomores who happened to be co-Athletes of the Week.

  Mel’s Sports History: the 1995 return of the Red & Black

After a long hiatus, the Watertown Red & Black returned to the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds in 1995, finding their home ever since.

  Golf tournament update: recapping seven 2nd-round matches

On a day that featured some exciting matches, the best had 14-time city champion Bob Hughes taking on talented Andrew Marks.

  Mel’s Sports History: the racing Gills

Mel takes us back in time at Can-Am Speedway to the mid 1990s and a visit with Lee Gill and Bill Gill.

  Golf tournament update: Bufalini wins 2nd-round match

The Watertown Men's City Golf Tournament continued Tuesday at the Watertown Golf Club with a single second-round match.

  Sports highlights: city golf tourney & junior college seasons

After a busy weekend of play at the Watertown Golf Club, the championship flight of the Watertown Men’s City Golf Tournament is down to the final 16 golfers.

  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.

  Saturday Sports: Watertown City Golf Championship tees off this weekend

One of the few sporting events still taking place locally this summer due to COVID-19 began Saturday at the Watertown Golf Club as the best golfers in the area teed it up for the 2020 Watertown Mens City Golf Championship.

  Friday’s Sports: Long time South Lewis Athletic Director retires

C. Brian Oaks has been a fixture at South Lewis for the last 25 years, but at the end of the school year the Falcons athletic director called it a career after 38 years as a teacher and administrator.