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Roslyn McClatchie puts up a shot for Saranac Lake over Keene’s Caitlin Quinn during the opening half of Monday’s game in the recently renovated Red Storm gym. McClatchie was the game’s high scorer with 12 points.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Storm knock off Beavers in opener

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team opened the season with a win, knocking off visiting Keene 37-31 on Monday in non-league action on the Red Storm’s court. Saranac Lake led from start to finish but was never really able to pull away from the Beavers, who trailed by ...

American women climb podium

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Jamie Greubel Poser teamed with Aja Evans for silver, while Elana Meyers Taylor paired with Kehri Jones to rebound from last season’s finish with a bronze in Friday’s women’s bobsled World Cup in Whistler. This is the second-consecutive week that two ...

Maia and Alex Shibutani 
(Provided photo — U.S. Figure Skating)

Shibutanis cruise at Skate America

LAKE PLACID — The Shib Sibs say they’re right on track for the Pyeongchang Olympics. First, a stop in Japan for a teaser showdown with the world’s best. American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani skated into next month’s Grand Prix Final with ease Sunday, winning Skate America ...

The Paul Smith’s College rugby team poses for a photo following a 6-5 victory over Alfred University on Sunday, Nov. 19. The Bobcats finished with a 7-3 overall record.
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Bobcats rugby finishes on a high note

The Paul Smith’s College rugby team capped off a successful season Sunday, Nov. 19 with a 6-5 victory over Alfred University in the consolation bracket of the National Small College Rugby Organization tournament in North Adams, Massachusetts. Paul Smith’s advanced to the semifinal ...

Bailey sits out biathlon opener

The 2017-18 biathlon season kicked off Sunday with the mixed relay events at the IBU World Cup event in Oestersund, Sweden. The U.S. team of Susan Dunklee, Clare Egan, Paul Schommer and Sean Doherty finished 21st in the mixed relay. Schommer was a late substitution for world ...

Hamlin locks in spot for fourth Olympic appearance

WINTERBERG, Germany — It was a where-do-we-start-first kind of day for USA Luge. On the closing of the Winterberg World Cup weekend on Sunday, Erin Hamlin officially wrote her ticket to her fourth Olympic berth with a fourth-place result; Summer Britcher scored a World Cup bronze medal, ...

In the back row from left are Bryan Bateman, Jackes Belony, Michael Haley, Keith Haley, Lawrence Harrison, Jim Sadecki, Carson Sadecki, Nick Silver and Bruce Porter. In front from left are Delaney Brooks, Caleb Calhoun, Frank Roberts and Kenny Calhoun. They posed Friday at Saranac Lake Civic Center.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Blind vets take to the ice in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Nine months ago, military veteran Lawrence Harrison had never been on the ice in his life. But on the day after Thanksgiving, he was in the locker room at the Saranac Lake Civic Center, putting on elbow pads and shin guards, a red jersey and a helmet. The Washington, D.C. ...

Runners begin their 5k run (or walk) in Saranac Lake Thursday morning during the Third Annual Bitters and Bones Turkey Trot. This year, the Thanksgiving Day event drew more than 300 participants.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Turkey trot draws biggest field yet

SARANAC LAKE — It’s not always easy establishing an annual event that has some staying power. Three years into the Bitters and Bones turkey trot, it seems the organizers of the race have created an event that looks like it may just be sticking around in Saranac Lake for some time to ...

SLP freshman goaltender Whitney Battistoni guards the net as Potsdam’s Erica Sloan skates in during the first period of Tueday night’s game at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. Battistoni turned away 30 of the 34 shots she faced in the game.
(Provided photo — Roy Bombard)

Merged SLP team settles for OT loss in debut

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid and Saranac Lake played their first game as a merged girls hockey team Tuesday night in a matchup against traditional powerhouse Potsdam. The team, now known as SLP, benefited from an exceptional game in goal by Whitney Battistoni but had to settle for a 4-3 ...

XC teams set to host winter 5Ks

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid modified and varsity cross country teams will host a string of winter runs called the Slippery Slope 5K Series starting next year to raise funds for multiple invitationals and travel expenses. The village Board of Trustees approved the events at its ...

Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier perform at the 2017 U.S. International Classic figure skating event in Salt Lake City. The elite pairs team will contend for the Skate America title Friday at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The event continues through Sunday.
(Provided photo — Melissa Majchrzak)

Ice aces: A guide to Skate America

LAKE PLACID — In 1979, Lake Placid hosted the very first Skate America — named Norton Skate at the time — as a preparatory international competition for the 1980 Olympic Games. The event was incorporated into the International Grand Prix series in 1995. While Skate America rotated ...

Saranac Lake junior Anderson Gray, left, surges past Eron Schulte, of Livonia, at the finish line of the NYSPHSAA Class C championship race Nov. 11 at Wayne Central School. Gray, the Section VII champion, placed 28th overall with a time of 17:48.9 at the state meet.
(Enterprise file photo — Justin A. Levine)

Gray caps season at Fed meet

Saranac Lake junior Anderson Gray capped off a spectacular cross country season Saturday at the New York State Federation Championships at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls. Gray earned an invitation to the elite Federation meet with a first-place finish in the Section VII championship ...

More than 60 people gather Monday afternoon in the Conference Center at Lake Placid to gain knowledge and ask questions the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee's bid to the International University Sports Federation to host the 2023 Winter World University Games.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Questions aired on University Games

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee held an open meeting Monday to explain and answer questions about its plans to submit a bid to the International University Sports Federation (FISU) to have the 2023 Winter World University Games here. More than 60 people ...

Codie Bascue and push athlete Sam McGuffie finish of their gold-medal performance Nov. 10 at the Olympic Sliding Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Bascue and McGuffie captured a silver medal Saturday in the four-man event in Park City, Utah.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bascue collects another medal

PARK CITY, Utah — Codie Bascue was pushed by Nate Weber, Carlo Valdes and Sam McGuffie to his first-career World Cup medal in four-man bobsled Saturday after sliding to the finish in second place for silver medal. Bascue, Weber, Valdes and McGuffie started their campaign for the medals ...

USA Luge fourth in team relay

IGLS, Austria — The opening weekend of the Olympic season in World Cup luge saw the United States leave the Innsbruck region with a fourth place effort in the team relay. The race was shaping up as a close encounter among five teams, until Germany’s after-burners, also known as Toni ...

Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer pose for a photo in March at the USA Luge headquarters in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Luge season starts with a bang

IGLS, Austria – The most important World Cup luge season in any quadrennium begins this weekend outside Innsbruck, the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic site. It’s significant for the simple reason that the first five races prior to the holiday break will determine the final field of Olympic ...

Global Sports Committee hosts public forum on World University Games

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee will hold a open meeting detailing Lake Placid’s bid for hosting the 2023 Winter World University Games Monday Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in the North Elba Room in the Conference Center at Lake Placid at 2608 Main St. The meeting ...

Americans, from left, Codie Bascue, Sam McGuffie, Justin Olsen and Evan Weinstock celebrate following last Friday’s two-man World Cup bobsled competition at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. Bascue and McGuffie took home the gold medal, while Olsen and Weinstock earned a bronze in the race.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bobsled World Cup tour resumes in Park City

PARK CITY, Utah — Following USA Bobsled & Skeleton’s five-medal performance in the World Cup season-opening races in Lake Placid last week, the tour moves to Park City, Utah, for its second leg. Because last week’s four-man race in Lake Placid was canceled due to unseasonably ...

Brakeman Lolo Jones of the United States looks on during a flower presentation following the women's bobsledding World Cup event Dec. 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Jones and her pilot Jamie Greubel tied for second place.  (AP photo — Rick Bowmer)

Lolo Jones begins another Olympic quest

LAKE PLACID — There are six women pushing bobsleds this season for the U.S. national team. Of those, only three will be picked to race in the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics. Lolo Jones is in the group of six. She would do anything to be in the group of three. Her World Cup season ...