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Lake Placid beats PHS for 1st win

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys baseball team is in the win column. On Tuesday, the Blue Bombers scored all their runs in the first three innings and held on late to claim an 8-6 victory at home over Plattsburgh in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. The Hornets got off to a ...

Bombers swept in tennis

PICKETTS CORNERS — The Lake Placid tennis were swept on the road Tuesday in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action at Saranac Central. The Blue Bombers girls lost a close 3-2 contest to the Chiefs to fall to 1-2 while the boys were defeated by a 4-1 score. Laurel Miller and ...

SL boys win, girls fall in track opener

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys track and field team kicked the season off on a high note, topping visiting Beekmantown 94-37, while the girls fell to Eagles 75-57. The 4x800 relay team of James Catania, Tyler Martin, Micah McCulley and Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour took first place ...

Mountaineer to host Great Adirondack Trail Run

KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer gear store in Keene Valley will host its popular Great Adirondack Trail Run on Saturday, June 9. The 14th annual event — which raises money for the AuSable and Boquett river associations — consists of two runs: an 11.5-mile strenuous run and a 3.5-mile ...

Bombers swing into season

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid baseball team had a decent afternoon hitting the ball when it hosted Northern Adirondack Monday in the Blue Bombers’ first home game of the season. The Bobcats however, were even better at the plate, as well as in the field as they toppled Lake Placid ...

Errors hamper Red Storm

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown baseball team scored 11 runs in the third inning Monday on the way to a 16-1 victory over Saranac Lake. “Multiple-error innings continue to hurt us. We had many opportunities to close out the third inning, but an array of errors continued the bleeding ...

Skimming into the sunshine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...