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A fisherman casts for trout below the Flume in Wilmington during the second day of the Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge fishing tournament on Saturday.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Two-Fly Challenge hits the river

WILMINGTON — The 18th annual Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge fishing tournament concluded Saturday, and organizers and competitors alike hailed the great fishing and camaraderie of the event. Nearly 70 people registered for the event, which took place Friday and Saturday. In addition ...

Lacrosse seasons come to an end

MASSENA — The season came to an end for the Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team on Monday, as Massena rallied from a big early deficit to claim an 11-10 victory in the first round of the Section X playoff tournament. The Red Storm led most of the way. They jumped out to a 3-0 edge, held a 5-1 ...

Saranac Lake sophomore Grace Clark speeds over the hurdles in a qualifying heat during Saturday’s Section VII track and field championship meet in Lake Placid. Clark won the 100 hurdles title with a personal-best time.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Locals keep pace at sectionals

LAKE PLACID — Saturday’s Section VII track and field championships in Lake Placid unfolded just about the same way the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference’s regular season ended. The dominating Saranac Central Chiefs swept the boys and girls team titles, and both Saranac Lake squads ...

Saranac Lake’s Lydia Bullock drives toward the Potsdam net while drawing a host of Potsdam defenders during the first half of Friday’s game at North Country Community College. Bullock led Saranac Lake with four goals.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Storm surge past Sandstoners

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team wrapped up the regular season with a victory Friday, topping Potsdam 12-10 at the North Country Community College field. In a game with playoff implications, the Red Storm broke a 7-7 tie at intermission by scoring two goals during ...

Placid golf polishes off another perfect season

PORT KENT — The Lake Placid golf team won its fourth-straight Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular season championship Friday with a 6-0 victory over AuSable Valley at Harmony Hills Golf Club. The Blue Bombers completed the season with a 10-0 record, their fourth time in a row ...

Peggy Evatt, the new chief financial officer for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, smiles Friday in Lake George.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

ORDA hires new finance chief

LAKE GEORGE — There is a new chief financial officer at the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, and ORDA management is tight-lipped about why the authority’s previous CFO is no longer with the state agency. Peggy Evatt began her tenure as ORDA’s acting CFO on Monday and ...

Lake Placid senior Ryan Kane chips onto the 13th green during Thursday’s match against rival Saranac Lake at Craig Wood.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Lake Placid undeterred by Storm

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid golf team had to wait a little bit longer to claim its ninth win on Thursday, and most of the Blue Bombers only wound up playing six holes to get the job done. In a delayed, and then shortened match at Craig Wood, Lake Placid blanked Saranac Lake 6-0 to ...

Nick Skiff, of Tupper Lake, knocks the ball out of a sand trap Thursday.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Tupper golf on the upswing

TUPPER LAKE — Despite suffering another loss Thursday afternoon, the Tupper Lake golf team shot its best round of the season, and the young team looks like it will be a force to reckon with in the future. The Lumberjacks fell to Norwood-Norfolk, which shot a cumulative score of 211 ...

Saranac Lake’s Emery Swanson attempts to control the ball while colliding with Salmon River’s Iawentanawen Mitchell during the first half of Friday’s game at Schroeter’s Field. Also pictured for the Red Storm is Bruno Freeman (20).
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Shamrocks pull away from Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — For the second time this season, the Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team found itself in a tight match Friday with Salmon River in the last game of the Section X regular season for both squads. Four straight goals in the second half by the Shamrocks ended any hopes that the ...

Lake Placid junior Carter Grady powers toward the finish line during Wednesday’s 200-meter dash at the North Elba Show Grounds in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Bombers lock up boys title

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys track and field team captured the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division II title Wednesday with a win over EKMW, while the girls rounded out their season on a solid footing as well. The boys’ team won the last regular meet of the season ...

Red Storm stride into sectionals

PERU — The Saranac Lake track and field teams are hitting their stride at just the right time as they prepare for Saturday’s Section VII championship meet in Lake Placid. The Red Storm boys and girls rounded out their dual meet seasons Wednesday with wins over Peru. Both teams are 6-1 ...

Lake Placid’s Jesse Izzo is tagged out at home by AuSable Valley pitcher Aaron O’Neill during the third inning of Tuesday’s game on the Blue Bombers’ diamond.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Blue Bombers fall in CVAC finale

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid baseball team found itself in a competitive game Tuesday to wrap its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference schedule, but the Blue Bombers fell short on the scoreboard again in what has been a tough season record-wise. Led by a complete-game pitching ...

Makeda Thompson raps out a single for Lake Placid early in Tuesday’s high school softball game against Beekmantown.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Eagles soar past LP with late rally

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid and Beekmantown softball teams had quite a battle going for most of Tuesday’s matchup on the Blue Bombers’ diamond. The game, however, got away from the Blue Bombers in a big way during the final two innings. With the scored tied 7-7, the Eagles ...

Saranac Lake’s Matt White sprints with the ball past Massena’s Kyran Sunday during the second half of Monday’s match at Schroeter’s Field in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Red Raiders roll through Storm

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake had high hopes of taking down Massena when the two teams met for the second time this season on Monday in a Section X boys lacrosse game. A disastrous second half ended any chance the Red Storm had of averting a sweep, as the Red Raiders rolled to a 15-3 ...

Lake Placid tennis finishes without a loss

BEEKMANTOWN — The Lake Placid girls tennis team is the cream of the crop in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference. On Monday in Beekmantown, the Blue Bombers claimed the CVAC championship after topping the Eagles 3-2 to finish with an unbeaten 9-0 record. Lake Placid swept the three ...

David Casey, of Burlington, Vermont, was the lone standup paddle board entry in Saturday’s annual Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Race.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Paddlers enjoy calm waters

SARANAC LAKE — The ’Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak races took place in nearly perfect paddling conditions on Saturday in spite of dire weather forecast predictions. Warm temperatures, high water and nominal wind led to some very fast times and a tightly contested field of ...

Chiefs top Saranac Lake in final at-bat

PICKETTS CORNERS — The Saranac Lake baseball team had a cold day at the plate Saturday, as the Red Storm mustered up just three hits in a 4-3 setback to Saranac Central. Despite their batting struggles, the Red Storm headed into the seventh inning tied at 3-3, but failed to score a ...

Steve Holcomb, whose son Steve passed away a week ago in Lake Placid, stands in front of the Olympic Training Center on Friday.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Holcomb’s father looks back

LAKE PLACID — When Steve Holcomb was growing up in Utah, his father, who is also named Steve, said his son never talked about being an Olympian. His dad said all Steve wanted to do was get into the Guinness Book of World Records. The elder Holcomb also said his boy had a very special ...

Bombers continue to cruise

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s top four golfers had another outstanding day Friday in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference match against Northeastern Clinton at Craig Wood Golf Course. Drew Maiorca was the low shooter of the match after turning in a score of 33, which was two under par on ...

Bjorn Kroes watches his approach shot head toward the 15th green during Thursday’s high school match. The Blue Bombers senior was one of three golfers who shared medalist honors with rounds of even-par 35s.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

LP stands as CVAC’s lone unbeaten

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid golf team faced its toughest test of the season so far Thursday when it hosted Moriah, and the Blue Bombers came through with flying colors at Craig Wood to keep their unbeaten record intact. The match featured two teams without a loss, and Lake Placid ...