Local Sports

Fast-starting Lakers upend SLP

SARANAC LAKE — Giving up two early goals got the best of the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team Friday in a 2-1 home loss to unbeaten Skaneateles. Senior captain Megan Teachout netted both goals for the Lakers, starting with the first of the game that came with just 32 seconds gone ...

Home sweet home

LAKE PLACID — Emily Sweeney and Chris Mazdzer have already pleasantly surprised themselves by meeting some of the goals they set out to accomplish heading into the World Cup luge season. Along with the rest of their American teammates, the two veterans with local ties are hoping for ...

Flyers rally late to take down Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys basketball team built a double-digit lead early in Thursday night’s home game against Norwood-Norfolk, but the Flyers rallied late to top the Lumberjacks 70-51. The two teams were evenly matched in the first quarter, which ended with the home team ...

Moriah runs through Storm

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team lost at home Thursday, falling 74-45 to Moriah in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play. Braden Swain led the Vikings with a game-high 23 points. Owen Fleury also drained 10 points in the win. Senior Jacob Shipman paced the Red ...

Patriots pull away from Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Two young teams went at it when Saranac Lake hosted AuSable Valley in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference basketball game on Wednesday. And after a close second period, the talented Patriots had little trouble pulling away to claim a 53-32 victory. AuSable Valley ...

LOCAL ROUNDUP: NCCC women climb to No. 6

SARANAC LAKE — After winning seven of its first nine games, the North Country Community College women’s basketball team has been rewarded with the No. 6 ranking in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association Division III poll. The Saints only two losses this season have ...

A marathon, a ring and memories of mom

SARANAC LAKE — Tawnia Provost was a little worried that a necklace carrying the ashes of her mother would become an issue during the 24-year-old’s recent running of the Philadelphia Marathon, but the locket stayed in place for the whole race. Provost finished her first marathon in ...

Northwood hockey wins 21st in a row

LAKE PLACID — The veteran Northwood School junior hockey team is flying high. On Sunday, the Huskies notched their 21st straight win, and second shutout of the weekend in a rare appearance on home ice at the Olympic Center. In a game played at the 1932 Rink, Northwood got goals from ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: SLP girls pick up league victory on the road

MALONE — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team scored a goal in each period Tuesday to secure a 3-0 victory over Franklin Academy. Lydia Bullock connected in the first period, and Rylee Preston scored one in the second and another in the third to account for the SLP goals. “Good ...

Jingle Bell runners warm up

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run drew a hearty crowd of 99 runners and walkers who braved the cold temperatures Saturday morning for a trip around Mirror Lake. The 2.5-mile run/walk also included a costume contest that awarded a $100 cash prize to the winner. ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bombers hang on for win

CHAZY — The Lake Placid boys basketball team raced out to an early lead then held on to secure a 49-44 victory over Chazy on Monday night. Jearanut Tantitanomwong scored 21 of his game-high 32 points in the first half as the Blue Bombers went into the locker room at halftime with a ...

Young guns fire for Red Storm hockey

SARANAC LAKE — After senior captain Austen Reyell buried five goals during a 6-3 victory on Friday, the youngsters came through for Saranac Lake’s hockey team Saturday to lead the Red Storm to a 4-2 triumph over Westmont Hilltop in a non-league matchup on home ice. The win was the ...

Segger bronzed once again

PARK CITY, Utah — USA Luge took a second bronze medal Saturday in the team competition to close the Park City Junior World Cup with a total of five medals. Ashley Farquharson, Zachary Digregorio and the doubles team of Dana Kellogg and Duncan Segger, of Lake Placid, teamed for third ...

Reyell leads the way for Storm

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys hockey team picked up a non-league win Saturday, topping Guilderland 6-3 on home ice at the Civic Center. The Red Storm improved to 2-1 with the victory, and senior captain Austen Reyell led the way with five goals. Reyell’s linemate and fellow ...

Gold medalists highlight Lake Placid’s Stars on Ice card

LAKE PLACID — Olympic ice dance gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White headline the Emmy Award-winning production of Stars on Ice when it returns to Lake Placid’s Olympic Center on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. This year’s Stars on Ice tour puts American fans front and center to ...

Segger collects Junior World Cup bronze

PARK CITY, Utah — As the first of two Junior World Cup luge events concluded Thursday afternoon at the Utah Olympic Park, Ashley Farquharson joined Zachary Digregorio in singles and the doubles team of Dana Kellogg with Duncan Segger to give USA Luge a bronze medal in the team ...

Bolton runs past Blue Bombers

BOLTON LANDING — The Lake Placid girls basketball team fell 57-33 in a road game against Bolton on Thursday. The Blue Bombers struggled early on offense, netting just 10 points in the opening half, and also had a tough time containing Maria Baker and Katelyn Van Auken, who combined for 41 ...

VIC trail expansion takes another step

PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College VIC took another step in its Nordic ski trail expansion in November when the VIC hosted John Morton of Morton Trails. Morton, a former Olympic athlete and ski coach at Dartmouth College, spent most of the day on foot exploring trail improvement ...