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Bombers climb to 3rd-straight title

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s golfers saw one of their streaks end Monday when they failed to capture the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular-season title for the sixth year in a row. Three days later, the Blue Bombers made sure they weren’t going to let another championship ...

Chiefs take sectional title over SL

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PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake boys track and field team finished the regular season with an undefeated dual meet record, but Saranac Central turn the tables Thursday in the Section VII championship meet at Plattsburgh High School. The Chiefs won the meet with 194 points and Saranac ...

First look at Van Ho lodge design

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LAKE PLACID — A modern, three-story brown-brick lodge filled with spacious, sun-drenched lounges, a cafe and gift shop — that’s what a Rochester-based contractor has been selected to make a reality at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The board of New York’s Olympic Regional Development ...

Special Olympics torch run pulls back to Mirror Lake

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LAKE PLACID — After nearly 25 years, the annual Lake Placid Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics is changing course this year. From 10 a.m. to noon next Thursday, May 30, local police will carry the torch not from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid, a 9.5-mile run that took ...

Wild finish gives Storm a boost

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SARANAC LAKE — Earning an exciting victory in the last game of the regular season is a great way to head into the playoffs. That’s exactly what the Saranac Lake softball team did on home turf Wednesday, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to down Plattsburgh ...

Potsdam stops SLP girls lacrosse

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SARANAC LAKE — A promising season came to a tough conclusion for the Saranac Lake Placid girls lacrosse team Tuesday after an 18-12 loss to Potsdam in the quarterfinal round of the Section X playoffs. SLP had already swept Potsdam during the regular-season by winning two close games to ...

Red Storm have title in sight

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid track and field teams will face all of their local competition Thursday, as the Section VII championships take place in Plattsburgh. And after finishing the regular season undefeated, the Red Storm are likely to be in the running for ...

Shea among Hall of Fame inductees

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LAKE PLACID — Jimmy Shea, Curtis Stevens, Hubert Stevens, Bill Washburn, Ivan Brown and Jack Heaton will be inducted as the seventh class of the USA Bobsled/Skeleton Hall of Fame during a private ceremony in Lake Placid the evening of June 21. “We are excited to recognize and celebrate ...

Playing with a unified purpose

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SARANAC LAKE — Classes were dismissed early. The gym was packed with students, teachers, staff and fans, and the Saranac Lake and AuSable Valley unified basketball teams didn’t disappoint. On Monday afternoon with the entire student body of Saranac Lake High School watching from the ...

Clemens named as interim coach

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PAUL SMITHS — Josh Clemens, first assistant coach and head JV coach for the Paul Smith’s College men’s basketball team, has been named as the interim head coach for the Bobcats. Clemens, a Paul Smith’s graduate, has served on the coaching staff as an assistant since 2015. He also ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Peru unseats Lake Placid for golf title

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PERU — Lake Placid’s string of Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular season titles came to an end Monday as Peru overtook the top spot with a 5-1 victory over the Blue Bombers at Adirondack Golf and Country Club. Lake Placid finished in third place in the league with an 8-2 ...

Red Storm boys defend Van Dusen title

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For the second straight year, Saranac Lake’s boys are the team champions of the historic Van Dusen Invitational Track and Field meet.. The Red Storm successfully defended their title Saturday in the invitational at Ogdensburg Free Academy, scoring 159 points to top the boys 13-team ...

High school ruggers meet up in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — About 200 girls and boys high school rugby players descended on the North Elba Show Ground fields for a tournament on Sunday, and one coach said the sport draws so many athletes because of its inclusivity. Local high school ruggers compete on the Capital North teams, ...

Chiefs down SL nine

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SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake suffered a stinging setback Saturday, falling 17-4 to Saranac Central in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball. After the Red Storm jumped out to a 3-0 lead, the visiting Chiefs began to pour it on, starting with seven runs in the third inning. Saranac ...

Bombers clinging to title hopes

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid golf team kept its hopes alive to claim a sixth straight Champlain Valley Athletic Conference championship, but just barely. Playing on their home layout, the back-nine at Craig Wood, the Blue Bombers edged Northeastern Clinton in a tiebreaker on Friday. ...

Time Trials series at halfway point

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LAKE PLACID — The Placid Planet Time Trials series reached the midway point Wednesday as 17 riders braved the cold and rainy conditions on Riverside Drive in Lake Placid. The series will continue for another three weeks, each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The series is free and open to the ...

SL’s big bats beat Bombers

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SARANAC LAKE — When Saranac Lake’s Marissa Gibbs launched the third pitch of way, way out of the ball park in Thursday’s game against Lake Placid, it was definitely a sign of things to come for the Red Storm. Playing at home on senior day, Saranac Lake piled up 24 hits on the way ...

Saranac Lake tops rival Bombers

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake track and field teams have a friendly rivalry, and coaches honored seniors from both schools Thursday before the final meet of the season between the two squads. At the last regular-season meet for each team before next week’s Section ...

SLP battles back then loses to Plattsburgh

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SARANAC LAKE — After struggling through the season without tasting victory, the Saranac Lake Placid boys lacrosse team may have had its best opportunity to date to finally pick up a win when it hosted Plattsburgh on Thursday at Schroeter’s Field. Falling into a 6-0 hole early ...