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PSC snowshoers shine in Quebec

In a weekend packed with races, the Paul Smith’s College snowshoe team won its 12th-straight International Snowshoe Championship team title in Quebec at the end of January. The team won all three of the 400-meter relays, as well as a host of individual first place finishes and other ...

Red Storm, Larries even again

SARANAC LAKE — Two meetings, two ties. The Saranac Lake and St. Lawrence Central boys hockey teams met for the second time this season Tuesday with a similar result. After finishing in a 5-5 deadlock over the Christmas break in the Malone tournament, the Red Storm and Larries battled ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: LP girls grab hoops win

NEWCOMB — The Lake Placid girls basketball team used a big third quarter to take control of what became a 43-24 victory over Minerva-Newcomb on Tuesday night. Deidra Kellerman scored 14 points and Natalie Tavares hit for 11 to lead the way offensively for the Blue Bombers. Grace Crawford ...

Holmes, Shumway repeat as Fun Run champs

SARANAC LAKE — Eric Holmes and Jessica Shumway repeated as champions Saturday at the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Fun Run. Holmes was the overall winner of the race, completing the 4-mile course in 28 minutes, 11 seconds. He won the race last year in 27:05. Jared Whalen, who ...

White Stag Ski Races

Saranac Lake Ski Club’s White Stag Sunday at Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake Female 6-7 1st Run 2nd Run Comb. Norfolk, Cecilia 41.89 41.04 1:22.93 Clark, Madelyn 44.97 45.46 1:30.43 Kramer, Lily 47.24 47.22 1:34.46 Gravatt, Sunshine 47.97 47.59 1:35.56 Wilson, ...

Sweeney takes fourth

ALTENBERG, Germany — In a race affected by heavy snowfall, World Championship bronze medalist Emily Sweeney plowed her way to fourth place Sunday in a World Cup luge race in Altenberg. The weather was much appreciated by the aficionados at nearby Skilifte Rehefeld, but not so much at the ...

Hornets sting SLP in title game

PLATTSBURGH — A year ago, the newly formed Saranac Lake Placid girls high school hockey team advanced all the way to the Section VII championship game, where it was dealt a heartbreaking 1-0 loss by Beekmantown in a contest where either squad could have been the winner. This winter, ...

Rye downs Red Storm to take Lake Placid Winter Carnival tourney

LAKE PLACID — With a chance to add a tournament title to its accomplishments so far this season, the Saranac Lake boys hockey team fell short on Saturday, dropping a 3-1 decision to Rye in the last of three games played in the annual Lake Placid Winter Carnival tournament at the Olympic ...

ESWG ROUNDUP: McKinnon jumps onto podium

LAKE PLACID — Kai McKinnon of Lake Placid earned one gold medal and two silvers in ski jumping and Nordic Combined Saturday at the Empire State Winter Games. McKinnon won her gold in Open Girls 20-meter ski jumping. She was second to Caroline Harrison of Lyme, Connecticut, in the Open ...

SaraPlacid Squirts fall in ESWG opener

LAKE PLACID — Despite a tough loss in Empire State Winter Games action Friday, the SaraPlacid squirt hockey team learned that sometimes losing is just what is needed to get better. The home team lost to Saugerties 11-2. Saugerties jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, ...

Red Storm back on the winning track

LAKE PLACID — At least for now, the Saranac Lake boys hockey team appears to be back on track. And at the same time, the road continues to be rocky for Lake Placid’s boys. The two rivals squared off for the second time in league play Thursday, and the result was pretty similar to ...

Youth athletes kick off Empire State Winter Games with Torch Run

SARANAC LAKE — The Sara-Placid 14U girls hockey team took off down the street, holding the Empire State Winter Games torch high as they sprinted from Berkley Green to the Ice Palace in one of the last legs of the torch’s 330-mile journey across New York. This torch started in Buffalo ...

Athletes gather to kick off ESWG

LAKE PLACID — The Empire State Winter Games kicked off Thursday, as athletes, officials, friends, family and the community gathered in the Lake Placid Olympic Center for the opening ceremony and lighting of the Games’ cauldron. From Friday through Sunday, 2,100 athletes of all ages, ...

Lions rally to beat Blue Bombers

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls basketball team jumped out to an early lead at home on Thursday against Elizabethtown-Lewis, but the Lions left town with a 42-37 win. The Blue Bombers started strong, with Grace Crawford putting up the first points of the game early in the first ...

SLP finds groove to final

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Placid, the Section VII regular season girls hockey champion, didn’t get off to a very rousing start in Wednesday’s semifinal playoff matchup against Franklin Academy. During the first three or four minutes of the game, all SLP’s players basically did ...

Lake Placid squeezes the Orange

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys basketball team jumped out to an early lead against visiting Long Lake/Indian Lake and never looked back Wednesday night on the way to a 42-15 victory. The Blue Bombers put the first points of the game on the board, and managed to keep the Orange ...

Fischer, Fogarty sweep Pisgah field

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake skiers turned in some top times over the past two days in alpine races held at Mount Pisgah and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington. Skiers from 10 schools, including numerous Red Storm team members, participated in the races, which kicked off Monday with a ...

Teacher and student for life

LAKE PLACID — Typically, when an individual attains a fifth-degree black belt in the martial art of Chon tu Kwan Hapkido, the title of Master goes along with it. Karl Zaunbrecher has reached that level, not only in Hapkido, but also as a Shroin Ru Karate martial artist. But the Saranac ...

Storm girls win third in a row

CLINTONVILLE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team won its third game in a row Monday, beating AuSable Valley 35-30 in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference game. The Red Storm overcame an 11-point halftime deficit with a 25-9 second half that secured the victory. “Our defense ...