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CALGARY, Alberta — Greg West and Kendall Wesenberg emerged victorious Sunday on the second day of USA Skeleton National Team Trials in Calgary. The win marks West’s second in two days, while Wesenberg picked up her first of the 2017-2018 season after taking second in Saturday’s ...

Nina Lussi, of Lake Placid, celebrates her second national championship of the weekend Sunday afternoon as she crosses the finish line at the Olympic Ski Jumping complex in Lake Placid. Lussi won both the U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined championships during the Flaming Leaves Festival.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Flaming Leaves crowns champs

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid native Nina Lussi was all smiles — of joy and relief — after winning two national championships Sunday in Lake Placid at the annual Flaming Leaves Festival. Lussi had the longest and third-longest jumps of the day off the 90-Meter jump at the Olympic ...

Saranac Lake freshman backup quarterback Rhett Darrah finds running room in the middle of the field during the final quarter of Friday's game at Moriah. The Red Storm lost 51-7 to fall to 1-5 on the season with one game remaining on their Champlain Valley Athletic Conference schedule.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Vikings charge through Red Storm

MINEVILLE — The Moriah football team ran through, around and over Saranac Lake on Friday on the way to handing the Red Storm one of their most lopsided losses in decades. Moriah piled up 384 yards on the ground and six rushing touchdowns in a 51-7 victory over Saranac Lake at Linney ...

Tupper Lake senior Skyler Pickering blasts through the Canton defense during the third quarter of Friday night’s game in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Bears rebound to beat Tupper

TUPPER LAKE — In the midst of a season of setbacks, the Tupper Lake football team played their most inspired half of football Friday night, but it was not enough to best the visiting Canton Bears. The Lumberjacks fell 42-7. After losing players to injury and cancelling a game a few ...

Sophomore Ben Munn, pictured carrying the ball on a kick return last week against Beekmantown, is expected to play a bigger role in Saranac Lake’s offensive backfield with Jarrett Ashton out of the lineup.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Storm hunt home playoff game

SARANAC LAKE — In recent years, Saranac Lake’s football team would have already earned a first-round bye at this point on its schedule as the Section VII playoffs approach. That’s not the case this season for the struggling Red Storm. Instead of receiving a semifinal bye and ...

David Simon, the president of the Los Angeles Sports Council, speaks at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center Thursday during a visit to Lake Placid by members of the World Union of Olympic Cities, who held their meeting earlier this month in Montreal.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Third Lake Placid Olympics ‘could happen,’ other Olympic city reps say

LAKE PLACID — Elected and tourism officials here emphasize that an Olympic games in the near future isn’t a focus, but representatives from a pair of other Olympic cities, knee-deep in the hosting and bidding processes, believe this village that prides itself on the games could put on ...

Lake Placid’s Shannon Bentley and Elizabethtown-Westport senior Abby Mero chase the ball during Thursday’s Northern Soccer League Division II matchup. Lake Placid came from behind to secure a 2-1 road victory.
(Provided photo — Roy Bombard)

Saranac Lake girls fall on the road

CLINTONVILLE — The Saranac Lake girls soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to AuSable Valley on Thursday on the road. The Patriots got balanced scoring as four players chipped in to find the back of the net. Taylor Hackett, Dru Gravelle, Jenna Stanley and Avery Tromblee had a goal apiece ...

Yinchun Liu, the deputy secretary general of the People's Government of Beijing, right, speaks Thursday during a visit to the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center by several members of the World Union of Olympic Cities.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Asian Olympic officials learn from Lake Placid visit

LAKE PLACID — Dozens of people, be it visiting international members of the World Union of Olympic Cities or the entourages that came along with them, shared fawning praise of this village’s embodiment of its Olympic legacy Thursday. Seated in the middle, with reps from Olympic cities ...

Sliding season set to begin

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Team Trials are set to begin Saturday when skeleton athletes, who are currently training in Calgary, Alberta, will compete in the first of four races. Calgary will host the first two skeleton races before athletes travel back to Lake ...

Katie Burgess, of Saranac Lake, sends the ball over the net for North Country while Fulton-Montgomery’s Raina Danylak (5) and Gabrielle Smith defend during Wednesday’s match in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Saints put up a fight vs. Fulton

SARANAC LAKE — As a program in its infancy, the North Country Community College volleyball team always faces a challenge when its players step on the court. Competing at home on Wednesday, the Saints proved to be a worthy challenge for one of the top squads in Region III. Although they ...

Taylor takes first run at Van Ho

LAKE PLACID — Elana Meyers Taylor did not want it this way. She would have much preferred the first official training run of the U.S. bobsled season gone to the person who traditionally was first down the ice for as long as anyone on the national team could remember. Steven Holcomb had ...

Saranac Lake boys soccer narrows the gap on Indians

PERU — The Saranac Lake boys soccer team turned in a much better performance Wednesday when it met Peru for the second time this season. The Red Storm however, came up short again. Playing on the road, Saranac Lake gave up a single goal in the second half but couldn’t put one in at ...

Tupper Lake’s Loran Kavanagh (13) and Emma St. Pierre (7) descend on Brushton-Moira sophomore Abby Trimm during the first half of Tuesday afternoon’s game in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Young Tupper falls to Brushton

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake girls soccer team dropped an 8-0 decision against Brushton-Moira at home Tuesday, but first-year coach Zack Arthur sees hope for the future in his young squad. The Lumberjacks, who have just two seniors on the roster, showed flashes of solid soccer during ...

Storm stay unbeaten in CVAC

BEEKMANTOWN — The Saranac Lake boys cross country team remained unbeaten following a sweep over Peru and Beekmantown on Tuesday at Point Au Roche State Park in Beekmantown.  The Red Storm took the first four spots in the field on the way to posting two more victories and improving to ...

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist greets fans looking for autographs following Monday’s team practice at the Olympic Center’s USA Rink. The Rangers worked out before a packed rink of 500 fans as they prepare to open the NHL regular season on Thursday.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Rangers nation invades Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Red and blue were very prevalent colors Monday morning in downtown Lake Placid. And the closer the streets got to the Olympic Center, those colors became a steady stream. The New York Rangers and hundreds of their fans had come to town. With their National Hockey League ...

Red Storm win one at home

SARANAC LAKE — After shining on the road this season, Saranac Lake’s boys notched a big victory at home Monday, edging Northeastern Clinton 3-2 in a Northern Soccer League Division I match at Schroeter’s Field. The Red Storm won the see-saw battle when Dzihad Cecunjanin broke a 2-2 ...

USA Luge moves into next phase of season

LAKE PLACID — As USA Luge concludes its first on-ice training camp of the season this week in Lillehammer, Norway, a series of three Norton Seeding Races are on tap in October at Whistler, Calgary and then Lake Placid. The final event doubles as the annual Norton National Championships. ...

Saranac Lake’s Jarrett Ashton and Ryan Meyer combine to tackle Beekmantown running back Trent Cook during the first half of Saturday’s game.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Eagles batter slumping Storm

SARANAC LAKE — A football game that was competitive for more than two-and-a-half quarters ended as a disaster for Saranac Lake on Saturday, as Beekmantown scored the final four touchdowns of the afternoon while rolling to a 44-14 victory over Red Storm in Champlain Valley Athletic ...

Ludmila and Oleg Protopopov perform during the “Tribute to the Protopopovs” show in September 2011, on the 1980 Rink of the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. 
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Skating legend remembered for her grace

The figure skating world was shocked and saddened by the passing of skating legend Ludmila Belousova Protopopov, who had been suffering from stomach cancer. According to Russian news reports, Belousova passed away Friday at age 81 in a hospital in Switzerland with her husband and long-time ...

Tupper blanked by Wildcats

GOUVERNEUR — The Tupper Lake football team dropped its fourth game of the season Saturday with a 54-0 Northern Athletic Conference loss to state-ranked Gouverneur. The Lumberjacks will bring an 0-4 record into Friday’s matchup at home against Canton. Gouverneur improved to 4-0 with the ...