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Lake Placid senior Henry McGrew, left, and Saranac Lake’s Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour are among the favorites to compete for an individual state title Monday and Tuesay in the NYSPHSAA nordic championships at the North Creek Ski Bowl.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Bombers boys seek three-peat

SARANAC LAKE — Due to the mild weather this week, the NYSPHSAA has moved the nordic skiing state championships to the North Creek Ski Bowl near Gore Mountain, and local coaches are even more optimistic about their skiers’ chances to bring home a title. The championships were ...

Ragna Debats of the Netherlands carries her nation’s flag into the Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium during the opening ceremonies for Friday’s World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Parade kicks off World Snowshoe weekend

SARANAC LAKE — The village welcomed athletes from around the world in true Saranac Lake fashion on Friday. The first festivities of the World Snowshoe Championships included an athletes’ parade down Main Street and Broadway, and a opening ceremony in the Harrietstown Town Hall ...

Indian snowshoe racer Tanveer Hussain, center, sits with Saranac Lake Middle School students Friday to watch a video presentation on winter recreation in the mountains of Kashmir, where he comes from.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Indian snowshoers get ‘rock star’ welcome

SARANAC LAKE — The smiles never seemed to leave the faces of Abid Khan and Tanveer Hussain as they toured around the village Friday. The two men from Kashmir, India, spent the day checking out the World Snowshoe Championships course at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, meeting with ...

Dewey Mountain Recreation Center manager Jason Smith, center, directs shoveling volunteers near Dewey’s base lodge Friday morning before they head out to help cover trails with snow for Saturday’s World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Massive snow-moving effort helps save races

SARANAC LAKE — Tons of snow was moved to and around Dewey Mountain Recreation Center Friday in a last-minute effort to ensure there’s enough to cover the race course for Saturday’s World Snowshoe Championships. Using dump trucks and loaders, village Department of Public Works crews ...

Lake Placid’s Kevin Geesler goes airborne while Beekmantown goalie Cole Harvey smothers the puck during Thursday’s Section VII semifinal contest at the Olympic Center’s 1932 Rink.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bombers’ hockey run ends in semis

LAKE PLACID — An impressive run by the Lake Placid hockey team is over. The Blue Bombers’ bid toward a third straight Section VII title, and along with it, a march toward a third possible trip in a row to the state final four, came to an end on home ice Thursday with a 3-2 semifinal ...

A village of Saranac Lake employee uses a mini loader Friday to move and pack down snow next to the Saranac Lake Armory on state Route 3, the start and finish area for Saturday’s World Snowshoe Championships.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Massive snow-moving effort to save Snowshoe Championships

SARANAC LAKE — Tons of snow was moved to and around Dewey Mountain Recreation Center Friday in a last-minute effort to ensure there’s enough to cover the race course for Saturday’s World Snowshoe Championships. Using dump trucks and loaders, village Department of Public Works crews ...

Bonnie Hallinan runs a marthon on King Georges Island in Antarctica in 2015.
(Photo courtesy Bonnine Hallinan)

Continental athlete lands in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Bonnie Hallinan has traveled all over the world pursing an active, athletic lifestyle while enjoying the outdoors. A 67-year-old from Danvers, Massachusetts, Hallinan has completed two Ironman triathlons, including one in Lake Placid, she’s a Boston marathoner, and ...

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau outlines the World Snowshoe Championships course with defending snowshoe champion Stephane Ricard of France, right, and Julien Lachance of Canada.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

World Snowshoe Championships moved entirely to Dewey Mountain

SARANAC LAKE — The race course for the World Snowshoe Championships has been moved entirely to Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, organizers announced late Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to approach 60 degrees Saturday with rain in the forecast. The base of snow for the course ...

Nordic state meet moved to North Creek

The NYSPHSAA nordic ski championships has changed venues from Bristol Mountain to the North Creek Ski Bowl. The two-day event will take place Monday and Tuesday. The alpine event will still take place Monday and Tuesday at Bristol Mountain, which is outside of Rochester. The Lake Placid ...

Armstrong 65th in Slovakia

Lake Placid High School graduate Nina Armstrong opened her biathlon Junior World Championships competition Thursday with a 65th-place finish in the 12.5-kilometer individual race in Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia. Armstrong, who is now a sophomore at Harvard College, was hampered by eight ...

Lake Placid senior Stuart Baird glides toward the hoop to lay in two of his 17 points during the second half of Wednesday’s Section VII, Class D playoff game against Westport in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bombers advance past Westport

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys basketball team advanced into the next round of the Section VII, Class D playoffs Wednesday with a 54-43 victory over Westport. Hosting a rare postseason game at home, the Blue Bombers got a strong performance at both ends of the court in a matchup ...

Village of Saranac Lake Trustee Rich Shapiro, left, talks Wednesday with a trio of Paul Smith’s College snowshoe racers who will compete in Saturday’s World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake — from left, Matt Leichty, Matt Williams and Joe St. Cyr — at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center. 
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Snowshoe Championships moved to Dewey Mountain

SARANAC LAKE — The race course for the World Snowshoe Championships has been moved entirely to Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, organizers announced this morning. Temperatures are expected to approach 60 degrees and rain is in the forecast on Saturday. The base of snow for course has ...

Paul Smith’s College snowshoe racers Joseph St. Cyr and Chloe Matillio test out the trails at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center in Saranac Lake Feb. 16 in preparation for Saturday's World Snowshoe Championships. (Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Warm weather, rain threaten Saturday’s Snowshoe Championships

SARANAC LAKE — Organizers of the World Snowshoe Championships have moved the race course entirely to Dewey Mountain Recreation Center. Temperatures are expected to approach 60 degrees and rain is in the forecast on Saturday. The base of snow for course has also taken a hit from this week's ...

Red Storm fall in overtime

PERU — The Saranac Lake boys basketball season ended in dramatic fashion Wednesday night against Peru in the quarterfinal round of the Section VII, Class B tournament. Peru used an 11-6 run in the fourth quarter to erase a deficit and force the game into overtime with the score knotted at ...

Road closures, stockpiled snow no longer needed

SARANAC LAKE — A series of road closures and detours planned for Saturday's World Snowshoe Championships will no longer be needed now that the event has been moved entirely to Dewey Mountain Recreation Center. The mountains of snow that village Department of Public Works crews have ...

Cross-country skiers race in the Lake Placid Loppet on March 6, 2015, the last time the annual event was held. Last year’s Loppet was canceled due to a lack of snow.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Loppet pushed back to mid-March

LAKE PLACID — The popular Lake Placid Loppet cross-country ski race has been pushed back until mid-March — if at all — due to warm, rainy weather expected Saturday. Highs have been well above freezing in the 40s and 50s this week, melting the snow that accumulated in the weeks before. ...

Lake Placid’s Graci Daby, left, and Camile Craig attempt to wrestle the ball away from Sierra Mauro of Wells during Tuesday’s playoff game on the Blue Bombers court. Mauro scored 15 points to lead the Indians to a 39-32 victory that ended Lake Placid’s season.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Wells surges past Blue Bombers

SARANAC LAKE — The basketball season came to an end for Lake Placid’s girls Tuesday in a 39-32 loss to Wells in the opening round of the Section VII, Class D playoffs. The matchup featured the eighth-seeded Blue Bombers hosting ninth-seed Wells, and for nearly three quarters, things ...