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Storm make quick work of NAC

SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake volleyball team that has been on a recent roll took less than an hour Monday evening to notch its fourth-straight victory, blanking Northern Adirondack 3-0 in a match contested on the Red Storm’s court. Saranac Lake swept by scores of 25-11, 25-12 and ...

Bobsled, skeleton athletes hit the track

LAKE PLACID — Winter has arrived in Lake Placid after a week of summer temperatures that threatened to push back opening day at the Olympic Sports Complex. The track crew salvaged the ice despite the challenging conditions and the venue opened Monday for Team USA’s bobsled and skeleton ...

Section VII boys and girls soccer pairings

The Section VII boys and girls soccer tournaments will start Tuesday and continue through Oct. 27. The schedules are as follows: --- Boys soccer Class B Quarterfinals Oct. 17 No. 5 Beekmantown at No. 4 Northeastern Clinton, 6 p.m. Semifinals Oct. 20 At Chazy No. 5 ...

Ski with a two-time Olympic medalist

LAKE PLACID — In the spring, Andrew Weibrecht ended a 16-year alpine skiing career that included Olympic silver and bronze medals. That announcement opened a door for recreational skiers who are guests of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, owned by his parents Ed and Lisa Weibrecht. Starting ...

Storm scorch Burnt Hills Invitational field

The Saranac Lake boys cross-country running team continued its dominance Saturday, topping a field of 27 teams and earning four of the top-15 individual slots in the Division 2 race at the Burnt Hills Invitational at Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs. The Red Storm walked away ...

Double up: Mazdzer sliding singles and doubles for USA Luge

Olympic luge silver medalist Chris Mazdzer is doubling up this winter. Mazdzer has decided to compete in both singles and doubles in World Cup events, in large part because USA Luge didn’t have another option to partner with Olympic doubles veteran Jayson Terdiman. If the Americans ...

Indians run past Tupper

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake football team had a rare eight-man league home game on Saturday against West Canada Valley, but despite a strong start the Indians topped the hosts 46-6. The Lumberjacks opened the game by recovering an onside kick, then drove the ball to the 3-yard line ...

Peru knocks back Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — A little more than a week ago, Saranac Lake’s football team showed that it had made some strides forward, despite losing 27-0 on the road to a then unbeaten Beekmantown opponent. On Saturday, the Red Storm stumbled in the other direction in a 39-0 loss to Peru in their ...

Chiefs blank Red Storm to spoil senior day

SARANAC LAKE — With an opportunity to finish off the regular season at .500, Saranac Lake’s boys came up short, falling 2-0 to Saranac Central in Friday’s Northern Soccer League Division I finale for both teams. The Red Storm let a goal in early in the match, and then after ...

Lake Placid wins first NSL title

LAKE PLACID — After taking off last year for maternity leave, Lake Placid girls soccer coach Heather Brewer was wondering what type of team she had in store when she came back to lead the Blue Bombers this season. There’s no doubt about it, Brewer discovered that she had quite a ...

Children’s Games reveals mascot, asks for volunteers

LAKE PLACID — Say hello to Bernie the Bear. The Lake Placid 2019 winter International Children’s Games Organizing Committee held an informational meeting Thursday night at Conference Center to inform the community about the event, ask for volunteers and reveal the mascot. About 80 ...

Red Storm sweeps rival Lake Placid in volleyball

LAKE PLACID — Sometimes teams can show a bit of letdown after capturing a big-time, emotional victory, and especially when the next opponent has been struggling. That certainly wasn’t the case with Saranac Lake’s volleyball players. After knocking Peru from the unbeaten ranks on ...

Red Storm, ’Jacks at home for football

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake football teams are both in action at home on Saturday. The Red Storm wraps up the regular season when they host Peru at Wilson-Raymond Field with the opening kickoff slated for 1:30 p.m. After three straight road games, the Lumberjacks ...

Clark lifts SL girls to OT victory

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls soccer team earned a win to remember at home on Thursday, taking down Saranac Centeral 2-1 in a match that went into two overtimes. Senior Grace Clark netted the game-winning goal for the Red Storm in the second overtime period Nora Canning ...

Bombers celebrate senior day with big win

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys soccer team picked up a much-needed win on Wednesday against a solid opponet. Competing in their final regular-season home match while honoring their seniors, the Blue Bombers got a goal from Sebastian Navarez midway through the first half that stood as ...

Remembering an athlete, a leader

WILMINGTON — This area, the world of winter sports and friends and family lost an important person this month. Jeanne Chesley Ashworth, an Olympic medalist speedskater and former Wilmington town supervisor, died Thursday, Oct. 4 at the age of 80 after a three-year battle with pancreatic ...

Improved ’Jacks still come up short

TUPPER LAKE —Although the Tupper Lake girls soccer team lost 2-0 at home to Parishville-Hopkinton on Wednesday, both coaches and players saw a huge improvement from years past. Having lost by scores of 8-0 and 9-0 to PHCS last year, senior Emily Burns said the loss was a win in some ...

SL wins in OT

SARANAC LAKE —The youngest player on the Saranac Lake boys soccer team came through with a memorable goal, as Colter Cheney-Seymour tallied in overtime to lift the Red Storm to a 2-1 victory over Plattsburgh at Schroeter’s Field. Cheney-Seymour, the lone sophomore on the roster, buried ...

Red Storm topples CVAC’s last unbeaten team

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake volleyball team didn’t get off to a very good start when it hosted unbeaten Peru on Tuesday, but once the Red Storm got rolling, they couldn’t be stopped. Backed by an always fired up home crowd, Saranac Lake handed Peru its first loss of the season ...