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Bolton runs past Blue Bombers

BOLTON LANDING — The Lake Placid girls basketball team fell 57-33 in a road game against Bolton on Thursday. The Blue Bombers struggled early on offense, netting just 10 points in the opening half, and also had a tough time containing Maria Baker and Katelyn Van Auken, who combined for 41 ...

VIC trail expansion takes another step

PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College VIC took another step in its Nordic ski trail expansion in November when the VIC hosted John Morton of Morton Trails. Morton, a former Olympic athlete and ski coach at Dartmouth College, spent most of the day on foot exploring trail improvement ...

LOCAL ROUNDUP: SLP finds itself in another nailbiter

PLATTSBURGH — Playing in its second close game in two nights, the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team came out on the losing end of a 2-1 decision Wednesday against Plattsburgh. The Hornets built a two-goal lead with a goal by Morgan Reid at 9:23 of the second period and a score by ...

Paul Smith’s to host Jingle Bell snowshoe race

PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College Striders will host the 25th annual Jingle Bell Snowshoe Race on Saturday at 1 p.m. And with a solid snow base and continuing below-freezing temperatures, organizers say the race “is assured to be a snowshoe race rather than a late-season trail ...

Red Storm girls secure first win

SARANAC LAKE — Despite a late rally by visiting Lake Placid, the Saranac Lake girls basketball team held on for a 45-28 win Tuesday night at home. The Red Storm jumped out to an early lead and never really looked back, although the Blue Bombers rallied in the second half to cut the ...

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Pao leads Bombers past Bolton

BOLTON LANDING — Jearanut “Pao” Tantitanomwong scored 18 points to lead the Lake Placid boys basketball team to a 41-27 victory over Bolton on Tuesday. Tantitanomwong scored seven points and teammate Jake Coursen had five in the first quarter as the Blue Bombers took a 12-5 ...

Reps make food-filled Army-Navy wager

Assemblyman Dan Stec and Assemblyman-elect Colin Schmitt have entered into a friendly wager over the storied Army-Navy rivalry football game coming up on Saturday. Stec, of Queensbury, is a Navy veteran whose district includes Whitehall, the birthplace of the U.S. Navy. Schmitt, of New ...

PSC athletes named as All-Americans

PAUL SMITHS – Nineteen men and women athletes at Paul Smith’s College were named USCAA Academic All-Americans in the fall. Nine men and 10 women athletes from five different sports earned the honors, with the women’s soccer team leading the way with seven. Other teams include the ...

Americans pile up medals at NAC Cup in LP

LAKE PLACID — Hunter Church (Cadyville) and his push crew of Sam Moeller (Houston, Texas), Chris Walsh (Pittsboro, North Carolina) and Jamil Muhammed-Ray (Charlotte, North Carolina) capped the Lake Placid North American Cup on Sunday with a gold medal in the first four-man bobsled race. ...

From broken to bronze

Emily Sweeney could barely stand on a treadmill a few months ago. After four minutes of walking, the U.S. Olympic luge athlete had to lie down because of the searing pain that was spasming through her neck. She was battered and broken. That didn’t matter this weekend. Barely nine ...

Red Storm close tourney with a victory

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys hockey team responded to its opening night loss Friday with a 3-2 victory over Niskayuna/Schenectady on Saturday in the Casey McHugh Memorial Tournament. Alex Dukette scored twice in the first period and Hugo Hobson scored his first career varsity goal ...

Bombers, Storm fall in opening tourney

SARANAC LAKE — On the opening night of the eighth annual Casey McHugh Memorial Tournament, the two local hockey squads were topped by teams from the Captial Region. Niskayuna downed Lake Placid 3-1 in the first game, and Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa beat Saranac Lake 8-6. The Blue Bombers ...

Saints men and women take down Clinton

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams each earned a win Thursday night at home against Clinton Community College. The women downed the Cougars 79-25 and men secured a 61-60 victory. The Saints women jumped out to an early lead and ...

Eagles fly past Red Storm in home opener

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team opened its season at home Thursday night, and despite a 25-19 loss to Westport, the Red Storm see the an opportunity for improvement. Both teams got off to a slow start, but Saranac Lake senior Mistre Newton put the first points of ...

Bombers hang on to beat rival

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys basketball team jumped out to a commanding lead at home against rival Saranac Lake Wednesday night, and managed to hold on for a 50-41 win after the Red Storm battled back. The Blue Bombers started strong, with senior exchange student Jearanut ...

Gustafson opens with career-best

IGLS, Austria — USA Luge placed three in the top 10 in World Cup sprint racing as the opening weekend came to a close Sunday just outside Innsbruck, Austria. Once again in warm conditions, 2014 and 2018 Olympian Summer Britcher led the effort finishing just off the podium in fourth ...

Uihlein funds luge wind tunnel trip

LAKE PLACID — The Uihlein Foundation in Lake Placid has continued its support of USA Luge with the recent announcement of grant money to fund an all-important session in the San Diego Wind Tunnel on Dec. 10. Time spent at the facility has produced medals in the past two Winter Games, with ...

Clarkson skates past rival

LAKE PLACID — Division I men’s college hockey returned to Lake Placid on Saturday, as rivals Clarkson and St. Lawrence clashed at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, which is the same site the two teams hope to compete at during the ECAC championships in March. In front of a crowd of more ...