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Bombers settle for another draw

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys soccer team settled for its second tie in a row after finishing in a 1-1 draw with Willsboro at home Wednesday. The Warriors netted their goal in the opening half, the Blue Bombers tied it up in the second half and the teams then played through two ...

Ironman 70.3 road closures, alternate routes

LAKE PLACID — Some roads will be closed for part of Sunday when the second Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but alternate routes are being promoted. The triathlon route includes a 1.2-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 56-mile bike ride through Lake ...

Clinton hands Bobcats second loss of season

PAUL SMITHS — Down 2-1 entering the second half, the Clinton Community College men’s soccer team had a sense of urgency. Tom Kimbler scored the equalizing goal near the midway mark of the second half, and Logan Julian put the Cougars ahead with a penalty kick shortly after to help ...

Storm volleyball shakes off nerves to sweep

SARANAC LAKE — It wasn’t too long ago when a victory by the Saranac Lake volleyball team was a rarity. But after the Red Storm notched their first sectional title a year ago, expectations of winning are now more the norm. On Tuesday, Saranac Lake opened its Champlain Valley Athletic ...

Young Bombers fall to Chiefs

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid volleyball team started strong in the first home match of the season Tuesday, but fell in three games to the visiting Saranac Central Chiefs. The Blue Bombers, who only have two seniors in their ranks, spent most of the three games trailing Saranac, but ...

Saranac Lake sweeps in cross country

TICONDEROGA — The Saranac Lake cross country team had a strong start to the season Tuesday as both the boys and girls swept past Lake Placid, Ticonderoga and Moriah/Westport. Red Storm freshman Katie Samperi was the first finisher in the girls’ race with a time of 20 minutes, 20 ...

Fun Run season comes to a close

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run Series wrapped up its season Thursday in Riverside Park. The first event of the night — the quarter-mile race — drew the largest field, with 42 youngsters taking on the out-and-back course along Lake Flower. Half-milers and milers were next, ...

Pushing endurance beyond limits at Mont Blanc

CHAMONIX, France (AP) — Since its maiden edition was held in rain, cold and hail back in 2003, the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc has gained legendary status in the runners’ community. Set up in a breathtaking setting in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, the 170-kilometer race with a total ...

Opening draw: Red Storm, Blue Bombers even after two overtimes

LAKE PLACID — Saranac Lake traveled to Lake Placid for the opening game of the high school soccer season, and it turns out the two rivals are evenly matched in almost every aspect of the game. The Red Storm and Blue Bombers tied, 2-2. Lake Placid came out with high pressure early in ...

Storm feel Hornets’ sting

PLATTSBURGH — There is always a taste of the unknown heading into a brand new season. That held especially true for a young Saranac Lake football team as it opened its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference schedule on Friday at Plattsburgh. And with just five plays gone in the matchup, ...

New LPCS athletic director

LAKE PLACID — John Burdick walked from the gymnasium to his office. The Lake Placid varsity volleyball team had just finished a scrimmage against Saranac Lake. Within the few feet from the gym to the coach’s office, he was stopped by three student athletes with whom he had a rapport. ...

Young Red Storm ready for opener

SARANAC LAKE — The off season and preseason are over. Tonight, Saranac Lake head coach Eric Bennett and his young football team will find out how well their training camp went. The Red Storm open their schedule tonight at Plattsburgh starting at 7:30 p.m. in one of three games that ...

Golf, tennis champions crowned at Whiteface Club

LAKE PLACID — The summer heat translated perfectly earlier this month as the competition was hot at the annual tennis and golf championships, held at the Whiteface Club and Resort. It was a particularly successful month for club member John Rosenthal, who captured the open division golf ...

Bitters wins first softball title

SARANAC LAKE — The Black Fly Softball League has a first-time champion. On Thursday, Bitters and Bones nailed down the title, topping Tail O‘ the Pup 11-7 to win the championship series 3-1. In what turned out to be a competitive battle for this year’s Black Fly championship, ...

Rookies push for titles in LP

LAKE PLACID — Kyle Wilcox and Sylvia Hoffman won the USA Bobsled Rookie Push Championships on the wheeled push track Saturday, Aug. 25 in Lake Placid. Quentin Butler and Karmin Shute were victorious in the USA Skeleton Rookie Push Championships. Forty-two rookie athletes competed — ...

Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival returns this weekend

WILMINGTON — The second annual Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival will be held from Friday, Aug. 31 to Sunday, Sept. 2. The celebration features on-site camping, live music, local food and beer, bike demonstrations, group rides for all abilities, shuttles, a children’s race and more than ...

Fun Run in the homestretch

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run Series hit the homestretch Thursday with the penultimate races of the summer season. The first event of the night — the quarter-mile race — drew the largest field, with 38 youngsters taking on the out-and-back course along Lake ...

West, Britcher dominate Italian start

MERANSEN, Italy — Two-time Olympians Tucker West and Summer Britcher captured their respective divisions Saturday in the annual international luge start competition in Meransen, Italy. They were the only Americans to make the trip. The South Tyrolean ski village, near Austria, holds the ...