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Red Storm sweep home meet

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys and girls cross country teams earned three dual victories apiece Tuesday in a home meet against Lake Placid, EKMW and Northeastern Clinton. Red Storm senior Madison Grimone was the overall winner in the girls’ race with a time of 21:12. Teammate ...

Jay Niederbuhl, of Bloomingdale, stays focused as he nears the end of the bike course.
(Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)

Locals hold their own on home course

LAKE PLACID — Local triathletes were well-represented Sunday at the inaugural Lake Placid Ironman 70.3, with 34 reaching the finish line among the field of 2,034 total individual finishers. Tupper Laker Amy Farrell was top overall woman to reach the oval and also the top local. The ...

Tupper Lake’s Amy Farrell enjoys a taste from the jug of maple syrup she was awarded after winning the women’s overall title in Sunday’s inaugural Ironman Lake Placid 70.3. The event is scheduled to be held in the Adirondacks through 2021.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Sweet victory: Farrell tops women’s field at Ironman 70.3

LAKE PLACID — Tupper Lake’s Amy Farrell upheld the honor of wearing bib No. 1 in the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon. For the third time in as many Ironman races this year, Farrell topped the women’s field Sunday when she finished the 70.3-mile race in 4 hours, 54 minutes ...

Maria Spuches Fuentes hugs her mother, Carolina Fuentes. Carolina completed the Ironman Lake Placid 70.3-mile triathlon Sunday afternoon around the same time Hurricane Irma struck Hallandale Beach, Florida, where the Fuentes live.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Floridians finish race as Irma strikes

LAKE PLACID — About an hour after she finished the Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid on Sunday afternoon, Carolina Fuentes of Hallandale Beach, Florida, returned from a post-race meal to her tent at the Olympic Oval to show her daughter Maria the latest bad news back home. On a calm, ...

Saranac Lake quarterback DJ Morgan sprints through a gap as Saranac Central defenders Keagan Wood (42) and Johnny Devins (22) close in on the play during the first half of Saturday’s game at Ken Wilson Field.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Chiefs outduel Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — A good, exciting football game can be loaded with twists, turns and big swings of emotion. Saturday’s contest between Saranac Lake and Saranac Central may have had a season’s worth of both. In the end, a record-setting passing performance by the Chiefs turned out ...

From front to back, Lake Placid runner Jesse Izzo, AuSable Valley’s Zach Lawrence and Saranac Lake freshmen Peter Fogarty and James Catania emerge from a wooded section of the race course at Saranac Central’s invitational cross country meet Saturday in Cadyville.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Red Storm take early invitational

CADYVILLE — The Saranac Lake boys cross country team utilized its balanced lineup Saturday to take first place out of 12 teams at the Section VII Invitational meet hosted by Saranac at Cadyville Recreation Park. Led by Anderson Gray, who took third overall, the Red Storm placed six ...

Amy Farrell, of Tupper Lake, makes her toward the finish line on the way to winning July’s Ironman Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)

70.3 arrives in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — After a little more than a year of anticipation since it was added to the race schedule, the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon will take place on Sunday. Each July for the past 19 years, Lake Placid has been home to the full-distance 140.6-mile Ironman, which is ...

Lumberjacks defenders Chad Charland (78) and Drew Denis sandwich St. Lawrence running back Luke Plante during the first half of Friday’s game.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Miscues doom Lumberjacks

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake really needed to play mistake-free football if it was going to have a shot at staying close to St. Lawrence in Friday’s Section X matchup at Frank Tice Field. Instead, three fumbles, two snaps that sailed over the punter’s head, an interception and giving up ...

Tupper falls in volleyball opener

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake volleyball team dropped its first match of the season Friday with a 25-8, 25-21, 25-15 loss to Madrid-Waddington. Sierah Lavalley, Rebecca Delair, Madison Kentile, Alamanda King and Hannah Lanthier led a balanced attack by the Lumberjacks. Lavalley, a ...

Members of the closed Facebook group “Ironman Singles,” pose for a photo during their organized meet-up at the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery Friday evening.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Triathletes seek love as ‘Ironman Singles’

LAKE PLACID — Thirty-six hours before they are set to compete in this village’s inaugural Ironman 70.3, a dozen online acquaintances became in-the-flesh friends over dinner and drinks Friday evening at the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery. Here, across the street from the triathlon ...

Charles and Sue Bolesh smile Friday in Old Forge at the start of the 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic, where they are celebrating their 50th anniversary as volunteers. They’ve celebrated every anniversary since their 25th at the canoe and kayak race.
(Photo provided — Mike Lynch)

Canoe couple

SARANAC LAKE — When Charles Bolesh proposed a cruise to his wife Sue for their 25th wedding anniversary, she likes to joke, she didn’t know she’d have to carry the boat part of the way. “I promised her dinner and a cruise,” said Charles. “I left the paddling out.” ...

Lake Placid Ironman 70.3 road closures

LAKE PLACID — State police have decided on temporary road closures throughout this village that will begin at 5 a.m. on Sunday, the day of the inaugural Ironman Lake Placid 70.3-mile triathlon. The race will begin later and last until 5 p.m., a span of time seven hours shorter than the ...

Tupper Lake quarterback Noah Cordes unloads a pass during last weekend’s matchup against Malone. He’ll be starting his second game tonight when the ’Jacks host St. Lawrence Central.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

’Jacks, Storm hungry for a victory

SARANAC LAKE — After suffering season-opening losses a weekend ago, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake will look to get on track as they head into their second games on the high school football schedule. Both teams will have difficult matchups at home. The Lumberjacks kick the action off ...

Early goals carry Bombers to win

TICONDEROGA — The Lake Placid girls soccer team scored three goals in the first half Thursday on the way to a 3-1 victory over Ticoderoga. Lydia Bullock, Natalie Tavares and Beatrice Hollander accounted for the Blue Bombers’ goals, while Shelby Jewtraw was credited with the win in net. ...

90-Miler gets underway in Old Forge

The 35th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic, a 90-mile canoe, kayak and guideboat race, pushed off this morning in Old Forge and continues through Sunday on the way to the finish line in Saranac Lake. Paddlers will follow the historic chain of lakes, rivers and ponds from Old Forge to Saranac ...

Lake Placid’s Matt White controls the ball while attempting to shake off Chazy defender Heath Lucas during Wednesday’s match. Also pictured in the background is Tyler Hinckley of the Blue Bombers.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Chazy powers past Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Depleted by graduation, the Lake Placid boys soccer team had a tough task on its hands when it opened the regular season against perennial powerhouse Chazy on Wednesday. At least for the first time around, the Blue Bombers didn’t have much of a chance after the Eagles ...

Paul Smith’s nips Clinton in overtime

PLATTSBURGH — Nathan Smith scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period Wednesday as the Paul Smith’s men’s soccer team opened the season with a 2-1 victory over Clinton Community College. After both teams scored goals in the first half, the teams battled through a ...