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Akmarzhan Kalmurzayeva of Kazakhstan takes flight during a training jump Wednesday in preparation for the World Cup aerials competition being held today and Saturday in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Prepare for takeoff

LAKE PLACID — Let the show begin. The top aerials skiers on the planet will soar above the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex as the World Cup freestyle tour makes its regular January visit to Lake Placid today and Saturday. There will be quite a bit more on the line this time around for ...

NCCC women’s team earns national award

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College women’s soccer team was one of 10 college and university soccer programs across the country to be selected for the 2017 Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Platinum Award. The United Soccer Coaches Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award ...

Katelyn Gay of Saranac Lake Placid skates with the puck while Bailey Carter of Beekmantown closes in during action Wednesday in Saranac Lake. Also pictured are Faith Fell of SLP and Eagles Ireland Preston (11) and Leah Coulombe.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

SLP grounded by Beekmantown

SARANAC LAKE — After posting three victories in a row and winning five out of their last six games, skaters on the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team may have been dealt a harsh dose of reality when Beekmantown came to visit on Wednesday for a league matchup. With senior Kiersten ...

Dale Ernhardt Jr. (NASCAR photo)

Earnhardt still interested in trip down Lake Placid bobsled track

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and bobsledder Nick Cunningham continued their social media conversation about a possible trip down the track at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid on Tuesday. Earnhardt, a two-time Daytona 500 winner who was named as NASCAR’s most popular ...

Red Storm runners pick up wins

PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake girls and boys indoor track teams traveled to SUNY Plattsburgh on Wednesday night for a midweek meet. Saranac Lake’s Anderson Gray and Tyler Martin each won individual events and were part of the winning 4x800-meter relay team that finished in 9 minutes, ...

Lake Placid’s Kaleigh McKillip turns in the paint to put up a shot late during the first half of Tuesday’s game against Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Bombers take down Red Storm

SARANAC LAKE — The Lake Placid girls basketball team made the short trip to Saranac Lake Tuesday night and returned home victorious after topping the Red Storm 31-24. Both teams started off slow, with Lake Placid finally putting some points on the board about midway through the first ...

Lake Placid’s Scott Schulz, left, and Saranac Lake’s Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour take an early lead during Monday’s Section VII Invitational cross-country ski meet at Mount Van 
Hoevenberg outside Lake Placid. The pair went on to finish one-two out of a field of 40 racers from at least 10 schools around the state.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Skiers assemble for skiathlon

LAKE PLACID — Breaths froze instantly, filling the air with a light haze that was quickly burned off by the rising sun Monday morning as local boys claimed five of the top 10 spots in the Section VII Invitational skiathlon at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Lake Placid’s Scott Schulz and Saranac ...

SLP extends win streak to 3

MASSENA — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team continued its recent hot streak, and at the same time, displayed some impressive firepower during a 10-3 win Monday at Massena. With Tess Stanton netting a natural hat trick in the opening period, SLP rolled out to a 4-0 lead and tacked ...

Aleksei Rutkovskii of Northwood attempts to skate with the puck between Islanders goaltender Grant Van Buren and defender Jacob Rodrigue.

(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Northwood kicks off tourney with win

LAKE PLACID — The 39th annual Northwood Invitational kicked off at the Olympic Center on Friday, and the host prep team got off to a solid start with a 5-2 victory over the Islanders U18 squad on the 1980 Rink. Northwood gave up the first goal of the game, and then stormed back with ...

Florian, Curtis bring in overall NAC titles

LAKE PLACID — Austin Florian and Kelly Curtis each took home overall North American Cup skeleton titles after combining for two golds and two silvers in the tour finale in Lake Placid. Team USA dominated the podium, taking two medals in each of the four races, led by Florian, ...

Northwood junior team goalie Mathew Petizian swipes the puck away from danger during a game against Shattuck-St. Mary’s during last year’s tournament action at the Olympic Center. The host Huskies will have three teams in action this weekend at the 39th annual Northwood Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

Four-day hockey extravaganza in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The 39th annual Northwood Hockey Tournament takes place this weekend at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The event stretches out over four days, starting today and running through Monday, which is the Martin Luther King Junior holiday. The tournament features ...

U.S. women’s biathlon team rounds out Olympic roster

U.S. Biathlon named the final three women for the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team on Thursday, following their performances at recent IBU World Cup races.  Joanne Reid, Emily Dreissigacker and Maddie Phaneuf, of Old Forge, all first-time Olympians, will join Susan Dunklee and Clare Egan on ...

Red Storm fall to Plattsburgh

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team suffered another lopsided loss Thursday, falling 60-33 at home to Plattsburgh in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. The loss was the 11th straight for the Red Storm, who have posted just one victory, which came in their ...

Lake Placid’s Jarell Paul uses a pick by teammate Logan Brown to get past Keene’s Antonio Finsterer during second-half action Wednesday in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Beavers surge past Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — At least defensively, the Lake Placid boys basketball got off to a much better start on Wednesday when it faced Keene Central for the second time this season. But in the end, the Blue Bombers couldn’t keep pace with the Beavers, who surged to a 49-27 victory to sweep ...

Merrill hits game-winner for SL

SARANAC LAKE — Kayleigh Merrill drained the game-winning shot in the closing seconds to lead the Saranac Lake girls basketball team to a 39-37 victory over Ticonderoga on Wednesday night. With 20 seconds remaining in the game, Saranac Lake inbounded the ball to Jayda Buckley, who dribbled ...

Scott Schulz, of Lake Placid, competes in the US Cross-Country Ski Championships last week at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska. Schulz earned a spot in the U18 Scandinavian Championships in Vuokatti, Finland later this month.
(Photo provided by NYSEF)

Schulz takes national stage

SARANAC LAKE — The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake nordic ski teams gathered under lightly falling snow Tuesday night for a 4.75-kilometer dual meet. Lake Placid’s Scott Schulz took the night off, having just returned from Anchorage, Alaska where he competed in the U.S. Cross Country Ski ...

Austen Reyell of Saranac Lake controls the puck in front of Beekmantown’s Tyler Baker during the first period of Tuesday’s game at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Eagles upend Red Storm in OT

SARANAC LAKE — Fantastic heroics at the end of regulation ended up as vain effort for Saranac Lake on Tuesday, as Beekmantown came through with the game-winner in overtime to claim a 3-2 victory over the Red Storm in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys hockey. After giving up ...

Plattsburgh hockey remains unbeaten

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh boys hockey team piled up five goals in the first two periods on the way to a 6-0 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory over Lake Placid. The Hornets improved to 10-0 (4-0 CVAC) with the win to retain their place atop the conference. Lake Placid fell ...