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Skimming into the sunshine

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WILMINGTON — Weather-wise, the third time was certainly the charm. After postponing the annual International Pond Skimming event twice earlier this month due to poor weather conditions, the contest finally took place on Saturday at Whiteface Mountain, and it couldn’t have been a more ...

11-year-old Tupper Laker brings U.S. hockey to Russia

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TUPPER LAKE — An 11-year-old from Tupper Lake will represent the United States in May at the EuroChem Cup hockey tournament in Novomoskovsk, Russia. Karter Kenniston has been on the ice since he was 3 years old and is one of 14 players selected to make America’s debut at the EuroCham ...

Ledger soars to new heights

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Lake Placid native Beckett Ledger reached the highest level of domestic competition this winter when he won the U.S. Cup overall championship in nordic combined. Ledger, an 18-year-old NYSEF athlete, moved to Park City, Utah in the fall to pursue his dream of becoming one of the top ...

Saranac Lake picks up first baseball win of young season

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PORT HENRY — The Saranac Lake baseball finally landed in the win column. After working mainly indoors during the preseason and then kicking off their schedule with three straight losses, the Red Storm won for the first time, topping Moriah 10-7 on Friday in the team’s fourth road game ...

Murphy accepts the challenge

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SARANAC LAKE — Give Devann Murphy a challenge, and she’ll take it on and then some. On Monday, the Keeseville resident was enduring a very wet, brutally cold day, just like the nearly 30,000 people who were all in the same boat she was in. Murphy was among the thousands of ...

Fresh faces arrive for Red Storm baseball team

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SARANAC LAKE — A new coach and a large group of new faces. That will be the look for the Saranac Lake baseball team as the Red Storm head into their Champlain Valley Athletic Conference schedule. Kyle Mochol takes over the reins from Mark Farmer, and as the Red Storm varsity team’s ...

Lumberjacks look for improvement

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TUPPER LAKE — After a rough season with no wins last year, the Lumberjacks baseball team is looking to build on varsity experience as the team hits the diamond. Tupper Lake does not field a junior varsity team, so players typically go from modified to varsity. And with that large leap, ...

Blue Bombers hope to build on last season’s experience

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LAKE PLACID — A year ago, a young and inexperienced Lake Placid baseball team struggled its way to a one-win season. With just two seniors on the team this spring, the Blue Bombers will still be young, but they also will be no stranger to competing at the varsity level as they take on ...

Returning veterans lead the way for Red Storm

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SARANAC LAKE — Five seniors, six juniors, three sophomores and a new coach will take the field this season for the Saranac Lake softball team. Suzanne Muldowney Nicholas heads into her first season as the Red Storm softball coach, taking the reins from former head coach Deb Yando. ...

New coach a familiar face for players

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TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake’s varsity softball coach Courtney Manhard has taken the helm after two years of guiding the modified squad, which means she is already familiar with most of the girls on the team. “We’re young,” she said. “A lot of girls I had in modified came up. ...

Blue Bombers blend veterans with newcomers

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LAKE PLACID — For the most part, one goal for Lake Placid’s softball team each year is to be competitive. With a roster of 13 split pretty evenly between varsity veterans and newcomers, the Blue Bombers are hoping to accomplish that mission. This season’s squad includes six ...

Saranac Lake reloads with new head coach

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SARANAC LAKE — A new head coach, some new faces and some returning veterans. The Saranac Lake golf team enters the season with all three as it looks to turn in a competitive season ­in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference. With Ian Breen taking on the job as head coach, the Red ...

Lumberjacks seek strong start to season

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TUPPER LAKE — A young roster of Tupper Lake golfers had a slow start last season, but showed notable improvements toward the end of the season. And with a lot of returning players this year, coach Matthew Bancroft has high hopes for his team of mostly underclassmen. “The big thing ...

Maiorca leads young Lake Placid into CVAC season

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LAKE PLACID — There is little doubt that Lake Placid has been the dominant golf team in the Champlain Valley Conference during recent years. A 40-match winning streak in regular-season matches is proof enough. The big question facing the Blue Bombers this season is: Will they be able ...

Red Storm to depend on big numbers, seasoned leaders

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SARANAC LAKE – With the biggest roster around, the Saranac Lake track and field team possesses no shortage of depth. But their biggest asset may be the leadership of student-athletes. Saranac Lake has fielded just about 100 kids between the boys and girls sides, coached by Cy Ellsworth ...

Tupper tracksters hopeful as turnout increases

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TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake track and field team often has standout athletes but suffers from a lack of depth, which hurts them in meets. But an increase in the girls team and a well-balanced boys side is giving coach Gordie Duval a glimmer of hope. Track and field meets are scored ...

Blue Bombers boast big talent, but low numbers

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid track and field team is perennially stacked with top-notch athletes. But the small school district also has trouble getting a lot of kids, which can hurt when meets are scored by the number of events a team competes in. But despite the setback of fewer ...

Time has come for Red Storm lacrosse program

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SARANAC LAKE — If the Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team wants to make a statement in Section X, this is the season to do it. This spring, the Red Storm roster features an experienced, talented group led by 10 seniors, and those upperclassmen will be spread out from one end of the field ...

Small group meshing together for Saranac Lake girls lax

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SARANAC LAKE — Numbers-wise, it will be a challenging season for the Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team, as the Red Storm heads into Section X schedule with no substitutes. Despite the small roster, second-year head coach Shannon Muldowney has reason for optimism, as long as her young squad ...

Chase leads the way for boys

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LAKE PLACID — The good news for the Lake Placid boys tennis team is that it could be starting off the season with a pretty solid trio of singles players. But the Blue Bombers also take on their Champlain Valley Athletic Conference schedule concerned about numbers, and that situation ...