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Lake Placid junior Drew Maiorca drives the ball on the 18th tee during Wednesday’s Craig Chisum tournament on Malone’s East course. Maiorca shot a 76.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Golfers soak up some sun in Malone

MALONE — For a good portion of this spring’s high school golf season that’s about to wind down, players have had to compete in some rainy, cold conditions. But that was not the case Wednesday, as some of the top golfers from sections VII and X gathered for the annual Craig Chisum ...

Route detours, closures for Wilmington bike race

WILMINGTON — This weekend, as many as 1,000 mountain and road cyclists will converge upon Wilmington and Whiteface Mountain to compete in the Tour of Wilmington Whiteface Bike Race weekend. The two-day event features the seventh annual Wilmington Whiteface 100K MTB and the 16th ...

The Pickreign foursome from the left, Larry, Richard, John and Larry celebrate their win in the Dick Pickreign Open at Southampton Country Club in Massachusetts on May 20.
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23rd time’s the charm for Pickreigns

SARANAC LAKE — Members of the Pickreign family are avid golfers, persistent golfers and really enjoy spending time together, especially when they are on the course. On Saturday, May 20, at Southampton Country Club in Massachusetts, a Pickreign foursome including three generations of ...

Veronica Byers of Lake Placid pedals her bike Wednesday during the weekly Placid Planet time trial series held on River Road in Lake Placid. 
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Time trials in the homestretch

LAKE PLACID — The Placid Planet Time Trials series completed its fourth week Wednesday, with 25 riders taking on the out-and-back course on River Road. The free series continues this week and concludes June 7. Team Placid Planet will also hosts its final Kids’s Time Trails Series ...

A 228-mile bike ride without leaving the room

LAKE PLACID — Each year, Lake Placid High School seniors select a project to take on as part of their academic requirements. Fletcher Codd spent 24 hours on his project, and it was a pretty demanding 24 hours at that. Codd, who is one of the top junior long track speedskaters in the ...

Bjorn Kroes watches an approach shot fly during his winning performance Friday in the Section VII golf championships at the Barracks Golf Course in Plattsburgh.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Kroes leaves no doubt this time

PLATTSBURGH — Lake Placid’s Bjorn Kroes finished runner-up in the individual competition the past two years in the Section VII Golf Championships, including falling on the second playoff hole last season when the tournament was held at Saranac Inn. On Friday, Kroes finally nailed down ...

Lake Placid senior Bjorn Kroes reacts after sinking a long birdie putt on the 11th hole during Thursday’s opening round of the Section VII golf championships at the Barracks Golf Course in Plattsburgh. Kroes put together a run of four birdies and an eagle over a five-hole stretch to take a five-stroke lead entering today’s final round.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Kroes leads Lake Placid to Section VII golf title

PLATTSBURGH — The undefeated Lake Placid golf team had no problem taking care of business and its top player paved the way. On Thursday in the Section VII championships at the Barracks Golf Course in Plattsburgh, the Blue Bombers cruised to the team title, while Bjorn Kroes put himself ...

Tupper Lake senior Tess Klossner flies through the air on her way to a first-place finish in the long jump Thursday afternoon at L. P. Quinn Elementary School in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Tupper tunes up for sectionals

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys and girls track and field teams each captured dual meet victories Thursday in the final home competition of the season. Battling steady rain, cool temperatures and gusting winds, the Lumberjacks beat Clifton-Fine and Madrid-Waddington at L.P. Quinn ...

Memorial Day Classic set for Monday

SARANAC LAKE – An annual start-of-the-summer tradition will take place again Monday when the Saranac Lake Youth Baseball and Softball Association hosts its Red Wilcox Memorial Day Classic. The event will feature baseball games and contests at the Rotary Field next to the Saranac Lake ...

Lake Placid seventh-grader Sonja Toishi competes in second singles in the Blue Bombers’ season-opening  match in April against Plattsburgh. After going unbeaten in CVAC play, she went on to win the Section VII girls singles crown.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Seventh-grade champion

LAKE PLACID — For a young athlete whose favorite sport is definitely skiing, Sonja Toishi is pretty good at the game of tennis too. On Friday, the seventh-grader completed her climb to the top of Section VII heap, winning the girls singles title at SUNY Plattsburgh. After playing in ...

Early deficit dooms Tupper in semifinal

NORWOOD — The Tupper Lake baseball team fell behind early and never recovered Tuesday on the way to a 14-2 loss to Norwood-Norfolk in the semifinal round of the Section X, Class C tournament. Norwood-Norfolk scored seven runs in the second inning, and pitcher Robert Voss took over from ...

A fisherman casts for trout below the Flume in Wilmington during the second day of the Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge fishing tournament on Saturday.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Two-Fly Challenge hits the river

WILMINGTON — The 18th annual Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge fishing tournament concluded Saturday, and organizers and competitors alike hailed the great fishing and camaraderie of the event. Nearly 70 people registered for the event, which took place Friday and Saturday. In addition ...

Lacrosse seasons come to an end

MASSENA — The season came to an end for the Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team on Monday, as Massena rallied from a big early deficit to claim an 11-10 victory in the first round of the Section X playoff tournament. The Red Storm led most of the way. They jumped out to a 3-0 edge, held a 5-1 ...

Saranac Lake sophomore Grace Clark speeds over the hurdles in a qualifying heat during Saturday’s Section VII track and field championship meet in Lake Placid. Clark won the 100 hurdles title with a personal-best time.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Locals keep pace at sectionals

LAKE PLACID — Saturday’s Section VII track and field championships in Lake Placid unfolded just about the same way the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference’s regular season ended. The dominating Saranac Central Chiefs swept the boys and girls team titles, and both Saranac Lake squads ...

Saranac Lake’s Lydia Bullock drives toward the Potsdam net while drawing a host of Potsdam defenders during the first half of Friday’s game at North Country Community College. Bullock led Saranac Lake with four goals.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Storm surge past Sandstoners

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team wrapped up the regular season with a victory Friday, topping Potsdam 12-10 at the North Country Community College field. In a game with playoff implications, the Red Storm broke a 7-7 tie at intermission by scoring two goals during ...

Placid golf polishes off another perfect season

PORT KENT — The Lake Placid golf team won its fourth-straight Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular season championship Friday with a 6-0 victory over AuSable Valley at Harmony Hills Golf Club. The Blue Bombers completed the season with a 10-0 record, their fourth time in a row ...

Peggy Evatt, the new chief financial officer for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, smiles Friday in Lake George.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

ORDA hires new finance chief

LAKE GEORGE — There is a new chief financial officer at the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, and ORDA management is tight-lipped about why the authority’s previous CFO is no longer with the state agency. Peggy Evatt began her tenure as ORDA’s acting CFO on Monday and ...

Lake Placid senior Ryan Kane chips onto the 13th green during Thursday’s match against rival Saranac Lake at Craig Wood.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Lake Placid undeterred by Storm

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid golf team had to wait a little bit longer to claim its ninth win on Thursday, and most of the Blue Bombers only wound up playing six holes to get the job done. In a delayed, and then shortened match at Craig Wood, Lake Placid blanked Saranac Lake 6-0 to ...