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Red Storm race to victories

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake boys and girls track and field teams finished off the Champlain Valley Athletic Confefence dual meet season Monday with victories over Northeastern Clinton.Saranac Lake junior Brittany Shumway won the 1,500-meter race in 5 minutes, 28.4 seconds and came back to ...

’Round paddlers hit the water

SARANAC LAKE - The annual 'Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Races attracted a combination of seasoned veterans and newcomers Saturday under fair skies.The fastest time of the day was recorded by Matt Skeels, who completed the 10.5-mile course from Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac to the state ...

Salls, Storm shut down Saranac

SARANAC LAKE - Saranac Lake has had its share of late-inning struggles on the way to dropping more than a handful of close games this season. But on Saturday, the Red Storm turned fortune in their favor, scoring a run in the fifth and two more in the bottom of the sixth to claim a 7-5 victory ...

Tupper does a lot with a little

MALONE - The Tupper Lake girls track and field team came up just short of winning the Malone Invitational team scoring Saturday despite having just six athletes to work with.The Lumberjacks racked up 102 points to take second place behind Franklin Academy, which scored 107 points. Franklin ...

USA Luge HQ staying in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - The USA Luge Board of Directors Saturday unanimously decided to keep their organization's headquarters in New York state for at least five more years, CEO and Executive Director Jim Leahy said by phone shortly after the board's decision in Park City, Utah."There was a lot of ...

Sun shines on time trial series

LAKE PLACID - The second week of the Placid Planet Time Trial Series took place under ideal conditions Wednesday, drawing 50 participants to challenge themselves against the clock on River Road.Dave McCahill was the fastest rider in the men's division with a time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds, ...

USA Luge HQ staying in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - The USA Luge Board of Directors Saturday, May 14 unanimously decided to keep their organization's headquarters in New York state for at least five more years, CEO and Executive Director Jim Leahy said by phone shortly after the board's decision in Park City, Utah."There was a lot ...

Short-handed Storm sweep Ti

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake boys and girls track teams claimed a sweep at home Thursday with victories over Ticonderoga.Despite being short-handed, Saranac Lake's boys topped Ticonderoga 76-55, while the Red Storm girls won 13 events on their way to a 99-26 victory.Saranac Lake's boys won ...

Bombers tennis tops CVAC

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid girls tennis team wrapped up the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular season championship Thursday with a 5-0 victory over Seton Catholic.It was the final home match of the season for the Blue Bombers, who will open the three-day Section VII tournament ...

’Jacks look ahead after loss

TUPPER LAKE - The Tupper Lake baseball team fell short in a home game against St. Lawrence Wednesday evening, but the team is still looking forward to a strong showing in the upcoming playoffs. The Lumberjacks lost 6-3.Tupper started the game off slow, with three up and three down in the first ...

Red Storm comeback falls short

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake softball team mounted a strong comeback Wednesday, but fell just short as Beekmantown was able to escape with an 8-7 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory.The Eagles built an 8-0 lead after posting seven runs in the top of the second inning, before the Red ...

Potsdam shuts down Red Storm

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team got a quick jump on visiting Potsdam Tuesday, but went cold on offense the rest of the way in an 11-3 loss to the Sandstoners in Section X play at Schroeter's Field.Saranac Lake grabbed an early 1-0 edge with a goal less than two minutes into ...

Lake Placid girls race past Sentinels

LAKE PLACID - Lissy Ashley, Marli Damp and Sara Rose-McCandlish each won two events Tuesday to lead the Lake Placid girls track and field team to a 73-58 victory over Ticonderoga.The boys meet was much closer as the Blue Bombers and Ticonderoga finished in a 66-66 deadlock in the team ...

Tupper takes on league foes

TUPPER LAKE - The Tupper Lake track and field team won numerous events at home Tuesday afternoon, despite losing dual meets against Malone and Norwood-Norfolk."We've got a lot of great kids, just not enough of them," said Tupper coach Gordie Duval. Duval said that due to the way meets are ...

Walk-off single ends SL skid

SARANAC LAKE - On Monday, Makayla Schmidt earned a little bit of redemption for herself, and at the same time helped end a long, long winless drought for the Saranac Lake softball team.In a matchup of two squads looking for their first victory of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season, ...

Bombers top Eagles once again

BEEKMANTOWN - The Lake Placid softball team took down Beekmantown for the second time in three days with an 8-3 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory Monday.The Blue Bombers scored two runs in the second inning, two more in the fifth and four in the sixth to take control of the game. ...

Blue Bombers roll to another CVAC golf win

PLATTSBURGH - The Lake Placid golf team maintained its spot at the top of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference standings, blanking Saranac Central 6-0 Monday at the Barracks Golf Club in Plattsburgh.Junior Bjorn Kroes was the match medalist with a 39 to lead the Blue Bombers. Competing in ...

Smith smacks walk-off HR

LAKE PLACID - After falling in the opening game of its own tournament Saturday, the Lake Placid softball team claimed a memorable win in the consolation matchup, rallying for five runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Beekmantown 11-10.Elly Smith came up with the heroics for the Blue ...

Daffest Derby rolls on

SARANAC LAKE - Sunny skies, warm weather and a lot of enthusiastic kids, parents and spectators combined to make Saturday's sixth annual Daffest Derby a big success, organizers say.A field of more than 80 kids raced down LaPan Highway in soap-box derby cars they built with their parents.Some, ...