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Carter Grady of Lake Placid heads toward the finish line during his winning effort in the 100-meter dash in Tuesday’s high school track meet against Ticonderoga.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Blue Bombers track thrives in cold, snowy conditions

LAKE PLACID — Tuesday was a cold, wet and at times, quite a snowy day on the track in Lake Placid. But it was also a very good day for the Blue Bombers boys and girls, as they notched close victories over Ticonderoga in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. Lake Placid’s boys ...

Tupper Lake’s Rebecca Delair tosses a pitch Tuesday afternoon during the first of two games against Madrid-Waddington at L. P. Quinn Elementary School.
(Enterprise photo —Justin A. Levine)

Yellow Jackets sting Tupper Lake in softball

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake softball team dropped a pair of games to visiting Madrid-Waddington in a doubleheader on the L.P. Quinn Elementary School fields Tuesday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets triumphed 13-0 in the first game and 21-9 in the second. With snow falling most of the day, ...

Mike Hyde throws a pitch during Tuesday’s doubleheader games against Madrid-Waddington in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo —Justin A. Levine)

Lumberjacks baseball goes cold against Madrid

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake baseball team braved about three hours of cold weather Tuesday, only to get frozen out during a doubleheader against visiting Madrid-Waddington. The Lumberjacks lost the first game 5-4 and the second 14-3. But despite their winless season so far, coach ...

NAC secures win in bottom of seventh

ELLENBURG DEPOT — Saranac Lake fell into an early hole, rallied to tie Tuesday’s game in the top of the seventh inning, but ultimately fell as Northern Adirondack scored the winning run in its final at-bat for a 9-8 victory in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys baseball. The Red ...

Saranac Lake sophomore Jonathan Hewitt winds up in the 
discus event 
during 
Monday’s track and field meet against Saranac 
Central. Hewitt 
won the 
competition with a throw of 126’6.5” inches, which is the top toss in the 
Champlain Valley Athletic Conference this season.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Chiefs hand Storm first loss

SARANAC LAKE — After starting off the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season with 3-0 records, Saranac Lake’s boys and girls track teams went up against the league’s most successful program Monday when they hosted Saranac Central. Saranac’s squads rolled through their first ...

Steve Holcomb and his crew of Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curtis Tomasevicz triumphantly ride the Night Train four-man bobsled up the finish ramp as they complete the fourth and final run during their gold-medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

Steve Holcomb, my bobsled hero

Like the rest of the bobsled world and members of the Olympic family, I was stunned and deeply saddened late Saturday afternoon when I received a phone call that Steve Holcomb was found dead in his room at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid earlier in the day. When I was very young ...

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Athletes to honor Holcomb

LAKE PLACID (AP) — A memorial service for U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb will be held Thursday evening in Lake Placid. Holcomb died unexpectedly on Saturday at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. The three-time Olympic medalist and five-time world champion was 37. An autopsy ...

Bombers shut out AuSable

LAKE PLACID — Five wins on Monday made it five victories on the season for the Lake Placid girls tennis team as the Blue Bombers blanked visiting AuSable Valley by a 5-0 score. The match was held on two indoor courts at the Northwood School. Lake Placid swept all three singles, won the ...

Steve Holcomb talks to the press at the Whistler Center following his historic gold-medal victory in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. His win ended a 62-year gold-medal drought for the United States in Olympic four-man bobsledding.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Lake Placid stunned by untimely death of bobsled great Steve Holcomb

LAKE PLACID — Olympic-gold-medal-winning U.S. bobsled pilot Steven Holcomb died of fluid in his lungs, although his final cause of death awaits a toxicology report. That was the announcement of Essex County Coroner Frank Whitelaw Sunday evening, leaving some suspense for a village and ...

Steve Holcomb pumps his fist while celebrating his four-man bobsled team's World Cup victory in November 2009 in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bobsledders to honor Steven Holcomb in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID (AP) — A memorial service for U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb will be held here Thursday evening. Holcomb died unexpectedly on Saturday at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. The three-time Olympic medalist and five-time world champion was 37. An autopsy performed at ...

Steve Holcomb, second from left, celebrates with the rest of his his four-man crew of Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curtis Tomasevicz at the World Cup event in Lake Placid in November 2009.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

A life of twists and turns

Steven Holcomb was simultaneously ordinary and remarkable. America’s best bobsled pilot was a self-described computer geek who would rub elbows with Hollywood stars. He was never exactly in the best of shape, yet was a world-class athlete. He attempted suicide years ago, then revealed ...

Steve Holcomb, right, celebrates a two-man bobsled World Cup victory along with his brakeman Carlo Valdes at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track in Lake Placid on Jan. 8, 2016. Holcomb was one of the most successful bobsled pilots in United States history, a career which included a four-man victory at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

Fellow athletes, associates react to Holcomb’s death

The following is a compilation of comments from teammates and fellow athletes commemorating Steve Holcomb on Twitter: I’m deeply saddened to have gotten the news about Steve Holcomb. Steve was an incredible competitor and a great friend. — Andrew Weibrecht, @a_weibrecht --- RIP ...

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Adirondack wins second in a row

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack boys rugby team notched its second win in as many weeks, topping Albany Academy 24-7 Sunday at the Spencer Boatworks field. Adirondack broke the match open by scoring 17 straight points. Adirondack jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a five-meter run by Max ...

Steve Holcomb talks to the press at the Whistler Center following his historic gold-medal victory in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. His win ended a 62-year gold-medal drought for the United States in Olympic four-man bobsledding.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Lake Placid stunned by Holcomb’s death, of fluid in lungs

LAKE PLACID — Olympic-gold-medal-winning U.S. bobsled pilot Steven Holcomb died of fluid in his lungs, although his final cause of death awaits a toxicology report. That was the announcement of Essex County Coroner Frank Whitelaw Sunday evening, leaving some suspense for a village and ...

Lake Placid senior Stuart Baird was named as a first-team MVAC all-star.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bombers named as MVAC all-stars

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid basketball teams combined to have four players honored as Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference all-stars for standout performances over the winter season. From the Blue Bombers’ boys team, seniors Stuart Baird and Blake Roy were selected as first-team ...

Steve Holcomb talks to the press at the Whistler Center following his historic gold-medal victory in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. His win ended a 62-year gold-medal drought for the United States in Olympic four-man bobsledding.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Olympic bobsled champion Steven Holcomb found dead in Lake Placid

Steven Holcomb, the longtime U.S. bobsledding star who drove to three Olympic medals after beating a disease that nearly robbed him of his eyesight, was found dead in Lake Placid earlier today. He was 37. The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced the death of the ...

Olivia Atkinson unleashes a shot put throw in Thursday’s meet. The Red Storm senior swept the throwing events with wins in the shot and discus.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Red Storm track continues fast start

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake’s boys and girls continued their early-season roll Thursday, sweeping the out-manned AuSable Valley Patriots in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference track and field. With depth across the board, the Red Storm combined to win every event but two to remain ...

Phil Gallo, of Saranac Lake, makes his way through the Placid Planet Time Trials course Wednesday on Riverside Drive in Lake Placid. It was the opening night of the series that continues every Wednesday through June 7.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Time Trial Series kicks off

LAKE PLACID — Twelve riders convened on a cold and windy night Wednesday for the opening of the Placid Planet Time Trial Series. The six-race series continues every Wednesday through June 7 and is free of charge. Races begin at 6:30 p.m. at the ski jump end of Riverside Drive in Lake ...

Salls, Coats carry Storm past Patriots

CLINTONVILLE — The Saranac Lake baseball team evened its record at 2-2 with a 3-1 victory over AuSable Valley on Thursday. Ben Salls had a great day on the mound and Will Coats had a memorable outing at the plate to lead the Red Storm. Salls a senior, fired a three-hitter during a ...