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Cooper Holmes of Lake Placid skates with the puck while attempting to break away from a Guilderland opponent during the first period of Friday’s game in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Wilmot lifts Bombers in OT

LAKE PLACID — Competing with a roster of just 15 players, and a lot of youth and inexperience, victories may be few and far between for the Lake Placid hockey team this season. On Friday, the Blue Bombers earned one of those wins, and they picked it up in overtime, topping Guilderland ...

Tanveer Hussain
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Indian snowshoe racer accepts plea deal, awaits deportation

SARANAC LAKE — A snowshoe racer visiting from India, accused of inappropriate romantic contact with a 12-year-old girl here, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday. Tanveer Hussain, 25, of India’s Kashmir region, admitted in court to endangering the welfare of a child. He had been ...

Lake Placid’s Sean Ransom dives to the floor while chasing a loose ball with Keene’s Ryo Kobayashi during the closing minutes of Thursday’s matchup at the Beaver Dome in Keene Valley.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Beavers breeze by Blue Bombers

KEENE VALLEY — An experienced, well-rounded and quick Keene boys basketball team proved to be way too much for Lake Placid to handle. With three players hitting in double figures and two more dropping in nine points, Keene rolled to a 64-21 victory over Lake Placid in Mountain and ...

Plattsburgh shoots down Lake Placid girls

LAKE PLACID — The Plattsburgh girls basketball team capitalized on a rash of Lake Placid turnovers Thursday night on the way to a 44-26 victory. Lake Placid struggled in the first half and gave away 17 turnovers as the Hornets went into the locker room with a comfortable 23-9 advantage. ...

Saranac Lake senior Jarrett Ashton was named as an all-CVAC first team running back and second-team inside linebacker.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

CVAC recognizes Red Storm players

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake football team had four seniors honored for their efforts this season by the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference. Although the Red Storm struggled to an uncharacteristic 2-7 record, they still played competitive football for the most part, and their four ...

Tanveer Hussain
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Indian snowshoe racer accepts plea deal, awaits deportation

SARANAC LAKE — A snowshoe racer visiting from India, accused of inappropriate romantic contact with a 12-year-old girl here, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday. Tanveer Hussain, 25, of India’s Kashmir region, admitted in court to endangering the welfare of a child. He had been ...

Lydia Bullock bangs a puck past Canton netminder Katie Weber during the third period for the fourth and final goal of Tuesday’s game at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. Bullock scored twice in SLP’s 4-0 victory.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

SLP goes deep to beat Canton

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team rode its depth and experience to a 4-0 victory over Canton on home ice Tuesday. Although coach Bill Peer admitted his squad didn’t turn in an outstanding performance, the effort was solid enough to take down the young Golden ...

Keene’s Elly Smith (23) grabs a rebound over Lake Placid’s Lindsey Rath while Keene players Amelia Ellis (11) and Alyssa Summo (15) get in on the play Tuesday in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Bombers hang on to beat Keene

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls basketball team jumped out to an early lead against visiting Keene on Tuesday night, and despite the best efforts of the Beavers, the Blue Bombers were able to hold on for a 41-34 win. Keene came out slow, not putting any points on the board in the ...

From left, Dawn Macomber, Barry Schroeder, Corie Map, Christopher Stewart and Lonnie Bissonnette receive awards after placing in Friday’s Para Boblsed World Cup race held at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
(Provided photo — Kristen Gowdy)

Para bobsledders hit the ice at Van Ho

LAKE PLACID — Barry Schroeder placed fourth and fifth to lead Team USA in this weekend’s Para Bobsled World Cup races on home ice at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Schroeder, who has already qualified for this season’s Para Bobsled World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway, in March, said ...

Lowell Bailey competes in Sunday’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit at the IBU World Cup 1 in Oestersund, Sweden. 
(Provided photo —  NordicFocus/U.S. Biathlon)

Bailey places 17th in Sweden

Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, moved up five places to finish 17th in Sunday’s 12.5-kilometer biathlon pursuit race at the World Cup event in Ostersund, Sweden. Bailey, who battled a cold earlier in the week, started in 22nd position, 50 seconds back of leader Tarjei Boe, but ...

Andrea Kilbourne-Hill competes for Team USA in 2001 in preparation for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, where the Americans won the silver medal. Kilbourne-Hill will head the Paul Smith’s College women’s hockey program that is set to start in 2018.
(Enterprise file photo)

Paul Smith’s adds women’s hockey

Paul Smith’s College announced Friday that it will add a women’s hockey program next year that will be headed by Olympic silver medalist Andrea Kilbourne-Hill. The Bobcats hockey team will hit the ice for the first time in the fall of 2018 and will play its home games at the Saranac ...

Red Storm skate to McHugh title

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys hockey team started the season on a good note this weekend with two convincing wins on the way to capturing the seventh annual Casey McHugh Memorial Tournament championship. The Red Storm took down Niskayuna 2-0 on Friday then came back Saturday with a ...

Saranac Lake hockey player Brett Dawson skates toward the Niskayuna net during the second game of the Casey McHugh Memorial Tournament Friday night at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.

(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Storm win, Bombers fall in McHugh tourney

SARANAC LAKE — The seventh annual Casey McHugh Memorial Hockey Tournament kicked off with a high-scoring affair, as Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa toppled the Lake Placid boys 11-1 in the first of four games slated for the weekend. In the second game of the evening, the Saranac Lake Red ...

Ryan Bailey, left, and Sam Michener work on a Team USA sled Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Olympic Sliding Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg in preparation for the opening World Cup event of the season. Bailey teamed with Nick Cunningham on Thursday, Nov. 9 to win a silver medal in the two-man competition in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

U.S. sledder banned for 2 years

U.S. bobsledder Ryan Bailey was banned for two years for what he contends was an inadvertent doping violation, ending the former track and field medalist’s bid to compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport publicly announced the ruling Friday, agreeing with ...

North Country sophomore Malik Wilkinson soars toward the basket over Paul Smith’s players Nick Fraser (4) and Shane Stone (3) during the Saints’ win Thursday night.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Saints take down Bobcats

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams rolled to decisive wins over Paul Smith’s Thursday night in the Sparks Athletic Center. The women won 75-41 while the men ended the night with an even 100 points to the Bobcats’ 71. A very young ...

Paul Smiths native Tim Burke competes in the 20-kilometer individual race Thursday at the opening World Cup event of the season in Ostersund, Sweden.
(Provided photo — NordicFocus/U.S. Biathlon)

Burke returns to World Cup action

After missing the end of last season because of mononucleosis, Tim Burke returned to action Thursday in the opening biathlon World Cup event of the 2017-18 season in Ostersund, Sweden. Burke, a native of Paul Smiths, was the top American finisher Thursday with a 32nd-place finish in the ...

Saranac Lake’s Jarrett Ashton drives in for a layup while Logan Brown defends for Lake Placid during Wednesday’s non-league game. Ashton finished as the game’s top scorer with 25 points.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Storm breezes through Lake Placid

SARANAC LAKE — Two teams that lost their top guns from a year ago squared off in Saranac Lake on Wednesday, and the host Red Storm came away with a big victory over a young group of Lake Placid Blue Bombers. In a non-league varsity boys basketball matchup, senior Jarrett Ashton dumped ...

SLP goaltender Whirtney Battistoni makes a save as teammate Rylee Preston defends during Wednesday’s game against Salmon River at the Olympic Center.
(Provided photo — Alicia Brandes)

SLP drops another overtime loss

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake-Lake Placid girls hockey team suffered another overtime loss Wednesday as Salmon River skated to a 2-1 victory in the Olympic Center’s Jack Shea Arena. SLP took the lead early when Tess Stanton got a pass from Lea Hill and Lydia Bullock and scored at ...

North Country’s Devonte Walker glides toward the basket past Onondaga’s Shemere Elliot for a second-half layup during Tuesday’s game in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Saints run out of steam

SARANAC LAKE — With a chance to knock off one of the junior college powers in the state and keep an impressive first-semester run going, the North Country Community College men’s basketball team fizzled down the stretch Tuesday in a 95-85 home loss to Onondaga. The Saints built up ...

Darci LaFave, of Lake Placid, navigates the Wadhams Turkey Burner course on her fat tire bike Saturday.
(Provided photo — Jason Amoriell)

Cyclo-racers burn through Wadhams course

WADHAMS — The Wadhams Turkey Burner Cyclocross races on Saturday drew a crowd of about 50 participants who were not quite ready to put their bicycles away for the season. Racers between the ages of 3 and 66 took on the twisty 1.8-mile grassy course that featured two wooded trail ...