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Saranac Lake’s JB Chapin finds himself sandwiched by Potsdam defenders Sean O’Gorman (6) and Keenan O’Gorman during the second half of Friday’s game.
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Storm end slide with OT win over Potsdam

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team appeared to have things well in hand at times during Friday’s Section X match against Potsdam. Playing at home, the Red Storm looked strong early as they rolled out to a 4-0 lead. And it looked even brighter for the hosts when they ...

Bob Brhel stands outside his home in Saranac Lake on Friday.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Brhel leaves behind rugby legacy at Paul Smith’s College

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SARANAC LAKE — The annual Paul Smith’s College alumni rugby game takes place today, and this year’s reunion of Bobcats will be more emotional than ever as Bob Brhel will be honored at the festive event. On graduation day, May 6, Brhel, who has run of the college’s draft horse ...

Lindsay Rath goes on the attack for Saranac Lake while rushing past Ogdensburg’s Maria Pelasi during the opening half of Thursday’s match. Rath paced the Red Storm with four goals.
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Balance carries Red Storm girls lacrosse

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SARANAC LAKE — It’s been ages since the Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team has risen above the .500 mark. On Thursday, the Red Storm did just that, posting a 15-3 victory over Ogdensburg to improve to 3-2 in Section X play. Competing for the first time on home turf this season at ...

Lake Placid senior Isaac Favata throws the shot put during the Blue Bombers’ first track and field meet of the season Thursday at the North Elba Show Grounds.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Bombers’ track season heats up

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LAKE PLACID — Under clear blue skies, warm temperatures and surrounded by the vestiges of Olympic greatness, the Lake Placid boys and girls track and field teams came up short in the first meet of the season. The Blue Bombers couldn’t match the sheer numbers of Plattsburgh’s track ...

Saranac Lake golf picks up win over Seton Catholic

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PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake golf team opened its season with a 6-0 victory over Seton Catholic on Thursday at The Barracks Golf Course. Tanner Courcelle shot the low round of the day with his 41 from the No. 1 spot for the Red Storm. He beat Seton Catholic’s John Glover, who fired a ...

Lake Placid seventh-grader Sonja Toichi returns a shot during her second singles match Wednesday against Plattsburgh. Toichi won in straight sets.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bombers rally past Hornets

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LAKE PLACID — At least on Wednesday, you could call members of the Lake Placid girls tennis squad the comeback kids. After watching their No. 1 singles player and top doubles team fall to Plattsburgh opponents, the rest of the Blue Bombers rallied to victory to notch a 3-2 win over the ...

Storm surge to opening victory

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CHAMPLAIN — The Saranac Lake baseball team opened its season with a 10-8 victory over Northeastern Clinton on Wednesday. After digging themselves into a 6-0 hole after the first inning, the Red Storm defense tightened up the rest of the way and the offense came to life in the fourth and ...

Anderson Gray, left, and Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour run well ahead of the pack for Saranac Lake during the 1,600-meter race Tuesday. Gray went on to finish first with Cheney-Seymour placing second.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Saranac Lake snags soggy sweep

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys and girls track teams opened their Champlain Valley Athletic Conference with a sweep, taking down visiting Plattsburgh in rainy conditions Tuesday afternoon. In two fairly close contests, the Red Storm boys triumphed 75-53 and the girls won by a ...

Saranac Lake junior Brett Dawson stretches for the ball in a crowd of St. Lawrence Central opponents during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Schroeter’s Field in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Larries too much for Red Storm

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team returned from spring vacation and stepped on home turf for the first time when it hosted St. Lawrence Central on Tuesday at Schroeter’s Field. And just like they did in seven contests prior to Tuesday, the Red Storm played ...

Lake Placid secures golf victory

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PERU — The Lake Placid golf team overcame cold and rainy conditions Tuesday at Adirondack Golf and Country Club to secure its first victory of the season. The Blue Bombers had a decisive edge in the No. 2 through 6 spots in the 5-1 win over Peru. Lake Placid junior Drew Maiorca turned ...

Elaina Smith takes aim at the plate during Monday’s game against Saranac Lake. The senior earned a complete-game pitching victory and blasted a solo home run to lead the Blue Bombers.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bombers back in the swing

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid softball teams finally got to open their seasons on Monday after both schools ended two-week spring vacations. And for not being on the diamond yet this spring — not even for a practice —both squads came up with some pretty big hits ...

Lake Placid serves up a sweep

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SARANAC — The Lake Placid boys and girls tennis teams started their seasons off on the right foot Monday with victories over Saranac. The Blue Bombers’ boys swept the singles matches as Sawyer Chase and Witter Swanson won in three sets and eighth-grader Tucker Jakobe downed his opponent ...

Emily DeYoung of the Paul Smith’s College Bobcats competes in the stock saw event Saturday while earning a berth in the women’s timbersports national championships that will be held in October.
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Historic sweep for Smitties

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PAUL SMITHS — Over the weekend, the Paul Smith’s College woodsmen’s team accomplished a feat that’s never been done in the 71-year history of the Spring Meet Conclave, which is the biggest collegiate timbersports competition in the United States. During two days of action on ...

Paul Smith’s senior Justin Tamez begins running in the rain after completing the paddle portion of the team portage competition Friday at the Spring Meet in Paul Smiths. Tamez paddled out and around a buoy in Lower St. Regis Lake, then carried the canoe about 100 yards to his teammate Nick Georgelas, who carried it back and completed the same paddling route.
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Timber sports invade PSC campus

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PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College campus was bustling Friday as the first day of regional timber sports action got underway. About 350 athletes from 14 different colleges were at the college to compete in the 71st annual Spring Meet Conclave, the largest collegiate timber sports ...

Hockey store closing, robbed

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LAKE PLACID — As if it wasn’t hard enough that Lake Placid Hockey Depot is closing its doors, the business was burglarized Thursday night. Owner David Hay said he showed up to work around 7:45 a.m. Friday and found the glass to his business’ front door had been shattered. Lake Placid ...

Amy Farrell, of Tupper Lake, appears to be having a blast as she competes in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Farrell finished in 2:59:23 and was the 89th female overall.
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Local runners celebrate in Boston

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SARANAC LAKE — Six Tri-Lakers crossed the finish line in Monday’s Boston Marathon, and on Thursday, three of those runners caught up with the Enterprise to share some of the experiences they had as participants in a field that numbered more than 26,000 strong. Tupper Lake’s Amy ...

Paul Smith’s College junior Valerie Hoffman, right, practices the crosscut saw during team practice last spring.
(Enterprise file photo — Justin A. Levine)

Bobcats take on Spring Meet

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PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College will host the largest collegiate timber sports event in the country on Friday and Saturday, and the Bobcats have a good chance of getting all the trophies. The college is hosting the Woodsmen’s Spring Meet Conclave on campus, with action starting at ...