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Penalties plague Red Storm

SARANAC LAKE — For the second game in a row, penalties may have gotten the best of the Saranac Lake boys hockey team. In a non-league matchup Saturday, the Red Storm lost for the second time in as many days, this time falling 7-4 to Greece Arcadia in a game plagued by penalties from ...

Sweeney bronzed in Winterberg

WINTERBERG, Germany — Emily Sweeney made her way all the way back from last year’s debilitating crash at the Olympics to win a bronze medal Saturday at the luge World Championships in Winterberg, Germany. It was Sweeney’s first career World Championship podium result, and the 17th ...

Making of a Nordic juggernaut

The Lake Placid high school Nordic ski team has won four straight state titles, undoubtedly making a dynasty over the past few years. But the Blue Bombers’ main rival — Saranac Lake — is on the upswing and could be poised to break the Lake Placid hold on state championships. Saranac ...

Cougars take down SL in overtime

SARANAC LAKE — A poor defensive performance turned into a loss for the Saranac Lake boys hockey team Friday, as visiting Northeastern Clinton claimed a 5-4 victory over the Red Storm in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play at the Civic Center. Blake Chevalier netted the ...

Video games plug into Empire State Winter Games

LAKE PLACID — This year’s Empire State Winter Games will add a new event that doesn’t require skis, skates or a snowboard, but rather a TV, a DualShock controller and a copy of EA’s “Madden NFL ’19.” Esports (electronic sports) is the newest addition to the ESWG, a ...

Mazdzer hurting going into worlds

Chris Mazdzer is giving his neck a bit of a rest, with the hopes of having a medal draped around it at this weekend’s luge world championships. The 2018 Olympic men’s singles silver medalist from Saranac Lake is planning to compete in only doubles and the team relay events at the ...

Balanced Saints win 7th straight

SARANAC LAKE — The nationally ranked North Country Community College women’s basketball team chalked up another victory Wednesday, knocking off Herkimer 79-52 at home in a Region III matchup. The Saints headed into the game as the nation’s seventh-ranked Division III junior college ...

Herkimer pulls away from North Country men

SARANAC LAKE — For the opening half of Wednesday’s men’s basketball game, a much depleted North Country Community College squad battled it out shot for shot with Herkimer, the nation’s second-ranked Division III junior college team. Playing solid basketball, the Saints only ...

NYSEF jumpers set hill records

New York Ski Educational Foundation’s Junior ski jumpers competed in Andover, New Hampshire last weekend in an event that also included Nordic combined. Kai McKinnon, of Lake Placid, set a hill record on the 18-meter jump with a distance of 14 meters. NYSEF teammate Mitchell Penning, ...

Red Storm shut down Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — On a night when both teams had a tough time putting the ball in the basket, Saranac Lake turned in a standout performance on defense to claim a 26-18 win over Lake Placid in a non-league game Tuesday on the Blue Bombers’ court. Lake Placid jumped out to a 7-2 lead in ...

China dominates Lake Placid aerials

LAKE PLACID — Chinese freestyle skiers were feeling the power on a cold, snowy Saturday in Lake Placid, as they claimed four of the six medals up for grabs in the World Cup aerials competition at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex. The contest was the aerials World Cup season-opener, and ...

LP boys ski to Queensbury title

NORTH CREEK — James Flanigan finished first, and Kai Frantz placed second to lead the Lake Placid boys cross-country skiing team to a victory at the Queensbury Invitational on Saturday the North Creek Ski Bowl. [See and buy photos from this event on the Enterprise's CU gallery.] The ...

Flyin’ high at Whiteface

WILMINGTON — Moguls skiers from around the world twisted and turned in mid-air at Whiteface Mountain on Friday, as the FIS Freestyle World Cup made a stop at the Olympic mountain, much to the delight of the assembled spectators. Qualifications for Friday’s finals took place Thursday, ...

Storm cap busy stretch with victory

SARANAC LAKE — It’s been a busy week for the Saranac Lake boys hockey team, and the Red Storm ended a run of three games in four nights on a successful note, topping Lake Placid 4-1 on Friday. Competing on home ice against their outmatched rival, the Red Storm jumped out to a 2-0 ...

SLP finds its groove down the stretch to beat Franklin Academy

SARANAC LAKE — After wrapping up the league title in its last game, the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team may not have looked like a championship squad during the early going when it hosted Franklin Academy on Friday. SLP, however, certainly turned things around down the ...

American pair collects bronze medal

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — The medals keep coming for the USA Luge youth women’s doubles team of Maya Chan and Reannyn Weiler. Their latest trip to the podium occurred Friday — a bronze medal — as part of a Junior World Cup event that is serving as a precursor to the 2020 Youth Olympic ...

Red Storm boys hockey back on winning side

SARNANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake hockey team snapped a six-game winless slide in a big way, triumphing 7-1 over Saranac Central on home ice Thursday. The last time the Red Storm tasted victory was back on Dec. 8 when they beat Westmont Hilltop of Pennsylvania 4-2. Since then, the Red ...

Youngsters fill in top positions

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake cross-country skiing teams continued their season with a 4.4-kilometer classic style race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Thursday, and with some skiers out sick or resting for a regional race this weekend, the Red Storm dominated the ...