Local Sports

Stringer tourney repeat

RAY BROOK — The Saranac Lake Golf Club was again the site of fun in the sun on Saturday as the host of the annual Stringer Scholarship Golf Tournament. The event took place for the 11th straight year, and for the first time, the four-person scramble tournament was held in memory of ...

Remembering a champion

SARANAC LAKE — Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Saranac Lake High School baseball team winning the Section X championship with a 6-5 victory over Salmon River High School. The sectional title on June 15, 1968 was the first ever in the sport of baseball for Saranac Lake, which ...

Premium conditions for Celebrity Classic

LAKE PLACID — Except for a short downpour, the weather held up, the course was in ideal condition to yield low scores, and golfers were taking advantage of a great day. The United Way Olympic Celebrity Golf Classic was held at the Lake Placid Resort’s Mountain Course on Wednesday, ...

Ski jump plans take off

LAKE PLACID — Permit? Check. Design? Still coming for the planned upgrades at the Olympic Jumping Complex on state Route 73. The changes will help with athlete development and international standards for competition, according to state Olympic Regional Development Authority officials. ...

Jumpers like planned ski jump improvements

LAKE PLACID — The Olympic Jumping Complex recently got approval from the state Adirondack Park Agency for a whole mess of renovations. While a zip-line attraction and snow tubing hill are expected to be fun for the casual visitor, the actual jumps hold plenty of opportunities for the future ...

ORDA formally commits to Winter Universiade

LAKE PLACID — The North Country is one step closer to hosting a major winter sports event. The board for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority passed a resolution Wednesday that will allow its CEO, Mike Pratt, to sign an attribution contract with the International Sports ...

Area seniors named as CVAC all-stars

SARANAC LAKE — Three area softball players were honored by the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference for their efforts this season. All three are seniors. Saranac Lake had one player chosen as Kayleigh Merrill was named honorable mention in Division I, while Lake Placid had two picks ...

First-timer blazes to trail run record

KEENE VALLEY — A first-time competitor in the Great Adirondack Trail Run set a men’s course record, and a local favorite — and women’s course record holder — captured first in the women’s division. The 11.5-mile run, which is put on by The Mountaineer gear store in Keene ...

Some run to raise money in Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon

LAKE PLACID — The sun shone through a handful of clouds as racers of the 14th annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon crossed the finish line at the Olympic Speedskating Oval Sunday. Some people fell to the ground and double-fisted paper cups of water and Gatorade. Others ...

Bea wins marathon and bar bet

LAKE PLACID — David Bea’s first trip to Lake Placid was memorable, and successful. Over the weekend, the Cincinnati resident enjoyed the breathtaking views from the summit of Whiteface Mountain, got a nice new hat and headed home with a marathon victory. Competing in his 56th ...

Martin breaks her own pentathlon school record

Tupper Lake’s Sophia Martin broke her own school record in pentathlon this weekend at the NYSPHSAA track and field championships in Cicero. Martin tallied a total of 2,388 points in the event, beating her own record of 2,260 points set at the Section X championships earlier this ...

6-week time trial series in the books

LAKE PLACID — The six-week Placid Planet time trial bike series wrapped up for the season Wednesday on River Road in Lake Placid. A field of 24 riders participated on Wednesday, and Bill McGreevy and Caitlyn Skufka turned in the fastest men’s and women’s times of the evening, ...

Martin PRs at state meet

Five out of six Saranac Lake track athletes who traveled to the state championships finished their competition on Friday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Saranac Lake sent three boys and three girls to the two-day event, where they compete in Division II. Senior captain Tyler ...

APA approves ski jump changes

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board approved major upgrades for Lake Placid’s ski jumps at its regular monthly board meeting Thursday. The Board of Commissioners also scheduled two public meetings on plans for Gore Mountain Ski Center. The board unanimously approved ...

Red Storm sports celebration

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake High School hosted its annual athletic awards night Tuesday in the auditorium. Director of athletics Eric Bennett opened the evening noting that 67 percent of the students in the district from grades seventh through 12th participate in sports for the Red ...

Lincoln looking for shot put record

SARANAC LAKE — Sean Lincoln said a major reason he transferred to Saranac Lake as a junior was to play football. And after two years of being a Red Storm student-athlete, Lincoln has found out that athletics at the high school have provided him a whole lot more than a chance to be a star ...