Shane Douglas is the Valley News All-Valley team captain for 2012-13.
AuSable Valley varsity boys basketball schedule
Tuesday, Dec. 11... v .Moriah
Thursday, Dec. 13... at Northern Adirondack
Tuesday, Dec. 18... v. Peru
Thursday, Dec. 20... at Saranac
Thursday, Dec. 27... v. Massena at PSUC
Saturday, Dec. 29... at Malone at Potsdam State
Thursday, Jan. 3... v. Seton Catholic
Tuesday, Jan. 8... at Plattsburgh High
Thursday, Jan. 10... at Ticonderoga
Wednesday, Jan. 16... v. Beekmantown
Friday, Jan. 18... v. Northern Adirondack
Friday, Jan. 25... at Saranac Lake
Wednesday, Jan. 30... at Moriah
Friday, Feb. 1... v. Northeastern Clinton
Friday, Feb. 8... at Seton Catholic
Wednesday, Feb. 13... v. Ticonderoga
Patriots seek to be competitive
CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley varsity boys basketball team will be young in 2012-13, but has several key areas of experience.
“Our strengths are depth, quickness and defensive tenacity,” head coach Jamie Douglass said. “Shane Douglas at point guard will be running the show both offensively and defensively. He and Nate Casey will set the tone. Austin Depo will be the power forward who is a hard working rebounding machine. Brandon Brooks is a tall lefthander with a soft touch and a bruiser on the boards.”
Douglas said that the four returners will be joined in the lineup by John Goodnough.
“He is an outstanding edition to the squad,” Douglass said. “He is extremely quick, can jump and always has the ability to be around the ball.”
Douglas also said he is impressed with the players he can bring off the bench.
“Our depth will be a strength this year with Austin Facteau’s speed, defensive tenacity and shooting ability,” he said. “Zach Cosgrove is a deadly outside shooter. Connor Kennedy is a quick, able player. Kyle Coolidge is another power forward that works hard. Nick McDonald is a big man with soft hands and one of the top passers on the team. Riley Peck is a tough competitor and excellent rebounder with a soft touch around the basket.”
AuSable Valley varsity boys basketball roster
Player Pos. Grade
Austin Depo F 12; Nate Casey G 12; Brandon Brooks F 11; Connor Kennedy F 11; Riley Peck F 11; John Goodnough G 11; Austin Facteau G 11; Shane Douglas G 11; Kyle Coolidge F 11; Nick McDonald F 11; Zach Cosgrove G 10
AuSable Valley girls varsity basketball schedule
Saturday, Dec. 7... v. Lake Placid at PSUC
Wednesday, Dec. 12... at Moriah
Friday, Dec. 14... v. Northern Adirondack
Wednesday, Dec. 19... at Peru
Friday, Dec. 21... v. Saranac
Friday, Jan. 4... at Seton Catholic
Monday, Jan. 7... v. Malone
Wednesday, Jan. 9... v. Plattsburgh High
Friday, Jan. 11... v. Ticonderoga
Tuesday, Jan. 15... at Beekmantown
Thursday, Jan. 17... at Northern Adirondack
Thursday, Jan. 24... v, Saranac Lake
Tuesday, Jan. 29... v. Moriah
Thursday, Jan. 31... at Northeastern Clinton
Tuesday, Feb. 5... at Lake Placid
Thursday, Feb. 7... v. Seton Catholic
Tuesday, Feb. 12... at Ticonderoga
Thursday, Feb. 14... at Malone
Lady Patriots look to compete for Section VII/Class C championship
CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley girls varsity basketball team will look to make an impact in Class C this season.
Dropping from the ranks of Class B for the 2012-12 season, head coach Roger Long hopes the season will give his team the chance to build on its strengths.
“Our strengths are shooting, quickness, basketball IQ and being a cohesive unit,” Long said. “Team keys are staying healthy and competitive everyday. Our weakness will be size.”
The Lady Patriots will be in the mix for the Division II title for and Long said there are tough teams in both divisions.
“We hopefully will win Division II for the sixth year in a row, and hope to compete for the Class C sectional title,” Long said. ”Beekmantown, Plattsburgh and Saranac are the teams to beat in Division I, Northern Adirondack and Moriah in Division II.”
The Patriots will be led by sophomore point guard Meghan Strong, who returns to the starting lineup along with senior forward Sierra Snow and junior guard Taylor Saltus. They will be joined by a rotation that includes senior forward Haley Taylor, sophomore forward Madison Rondeau and junior guard Logan Snow, who could all see time in the starting lineup.
AuSable Valley girls varsity roster
Name Pos. Grade
Sierra Snow F 12; Haley Taylor F 12; Courtney Roy G 12; Taylor Saltus G 12; Logan Snow G 11; Bryce Douglass F 11; Rachel Knapp G 11; Meghan Strong G 10; Madison Rondeau F 10
AuSable Valley varsity wrestling team schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 28... v. Peru
Wednesday, Dec. 5... at Saranac
Saturday, Dec. 8... Travis Capen Memorial Duals
Wednesday, Dec. 12... v. Northern Adirondack
Saturday, Dec. 15... at Granville tournament
Thursday, Dec. 27... at Pellerin Memorial, BCS
Friday, Dec. 29... at Pellerin Memorial, BCS
Wednesday, Jan. 2... at Beekmantown
Friday, Jan. 4... at Peru Classic
Saturday, Jan. 5... at Peru Classic
Wednesday, Jan. 9... at Peru
Thursday, Jan. 17... v. Saranac
Friday, Jan. 18... at Essex Junction tournament
Saturday, Jan. 19... at Essex Junction tournament
Wednesday, Jan. 23... at Northern Adirondack
Saturday, Feb. 2... at Mt. Mansfield, Vt.
Wednesday, Feb. 6... v. Beekmantown
Saturday, Feb. 9... Sectionals at Saranac
Friday, Feb. 22... NYSPHSAA championships, Albany
Saturday, Feb. 23... NYSPHSAA championships
Patriots have depth on the mats
CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley varsity wrestling team will look to a wealth of athletes as they prepare for the 2012-13 season.
Coaches John Dukett, Kenny Baker and DJ Barber will have four upperclassmen with two seniors (Collin Fuller, Kodie Simpson) and two juniors (Dan Evans, Justin Steady).
AuSable Valley varsity wrestling team Roster
Collin Fuller 12; Kodie Simpson 12; Dan Evans 11; Justin Steady 11; Hunter Cumber 10; Scott Cumber 10; Dustin Drake 10; Keith Christiansen 10; Richard Nichols 10; Kendra Niemann 10; Kenneth Rivers 10; Dylan Baker 9; Taylor Blaise 9; Dannie-Lyn Jackson 9; Tiffanie Smith 9; Ashlie Stranahan 9; Elijah Gainer 8; Joe Leclair 8; Casey Spear 8; Ryan Steady 8; Craig Cumber 7; Michael Stranahan 7; Seth Stevens 7
AuSable Valley Patriots indoor track and field team schedule
Tuesday. Dec. 18... at PSUC, 4:30-8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12... at PSUC. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19... at PSUC. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26... at PSUC. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2... at St. Lawrence, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9... Sectionals at PSUC
Saturday, Feb. 16... State qualifier at PSUC
Saturday, March 2... States at Cornell
Patriots indoor team competitive
CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley Patriots indoor track and field team will have a mix of experience and newcomers, with three seniors each on the boys and girls team and many newcomers for th girls.
“We will be working hard to develop the talents of these athletes,” head coach Sean Ganter said. “We should be especially strong on the track. We have a good complement of runners from sprinters to distance runners.”
Ganter said there are several athletes who will be looking for solid seasons and a return to Cornell and the state meet.
“Paul Ford is a returning State meet qualifier in the hurdles and high jump,” he said. “Other boys to watch for include Jonathan LaDieu and Ridge Perkett, both in the sprints and long jump, and Brandon Ruocco in the distance races. Ashlee Estes returns for the girls with strong experience in the sprints and high jump. Other girls to watch for include Amanda Smith and Rachel Ford in the distances and Olivia Worden in sprints and middle distance.”
Ganter said that he was looking forward to seeing how the team comes together.
“We look forward to the season and improving every week,” he said.
AuSable Valley Patriots indoor track and field team roster
Michaela Courson 12; Paul Ford 12; Jonathan LaDieu 12; Ridge Perkett 12; Amanda Smith 12; Olivia Worden 12; Josh Ducharme 11; Ashlee Estes 11; Jacob Ashline 10; Rachel Ford 10; Jessica Malskis 10; Emily Patenaude 10; Brandon Ruocco 10; Kyle Hart 9; Josh Lucia 9; Alyssa Ruocco 9; Jillian Bacon 7; Hailey Christiansen 7; Ashley Hart 7
AuSable Valley bowling schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 5... v. Beekmantown
Friday, Dec. 7... v. Plattsburgh High
Monday, Dec. 10... at Saranac
Wednesday, Dec. 12... at Peru
Friday, Dec. 14... v. Willsboro
Monday, Dec. 17... at Northeastern Clinton
Wednesday, Dec. 19... v. Moriah
Friday, Dec. 21... v. Ticonderoga
Friday, Jan. 4... at Beekmantown
Monday, Jan. 7... at Plattsburgh High
Wednesday, Jan. 9... v. Saranac
Friday, Jan. 11... v. Peru
Monday, Jan. 14... at Willsboro
Wednesday, Jan. 16... v. Northeastern Clinton
Friday, Jan. 18... at Moriah
Friday, Jan. 25... at Ticonderoga
AuSable Valley boys swimming schedule
Friday, Dec. 7... Pre-season Invitational at PHS
Tuesday, Dec. 11... at Plattsburgh High
Friday, Dec. 14... Pentathlon at AVCS
Tuesday, Dec. 18... Relay Carnival at FA
Friday, Jan. 4... v. Franklin Academy
Tuesday, Jan. 8... at Franklin Academy (with PHS)
Tuesday, Jan. 15... Mid-season meet at PHS
Friday, Jan. 18... v. PHS, FA
Tuesday, Jan. 22... v. Plattsburgh High
Tuesday, Jan. 29... at Plattsburgh High
Friday, Feb. 1... v. Plattsburgh High
Saturday, Feb. 9... Sectionals at AuSable Valley