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Tupper Lake running back Skyler Pickering finds a hole while picking up yards against Canton during a Section X regular season game. The ’Jacks tangle with Moriah tonight at 7 p.m. in Clintonville.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Lumberjacks face daunting task

TUPPER LAKE — A week ago, the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks were playing an eight-man football game, due in part to their on-again, off-again struggles of fielding a large enough roster to compete against their usual Section X opponents. Tonight, the ’Jacks return to 11-man football, and ...

Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer, seen here on Thursday, Oct. 26, spent part of last week in Lake Placid giving interviews to the media at the USA Luge headquarters on Church Street.
(Photo — Andy Flynn)

Plan C for USA Luge seeding races

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge officials hope the third time is the charm for the rest of their 2017-18 World Cup seeding races, after being canceled twice. Now the athletes hope their stay this week in the 2018 Olympic host city of Pyeongchang, South Korea, will give them a final roster for ...

Intercontinental, North American Cup circuits kick off

LAKE PLACID — After months of offseason training and a competitive team selection process, international racing begins this weekend for USA Bobsled and Skeleton athletes competing on the Intercontinental Cup (ICC) and North American Cup (NAC) circuits. Athletes racing the World Cup ...

Lake Placid’s Joose Kahkonen, left, and Matt Brandes battle for the ball with Colby Jenkinson of St. Lawrence Central during the second half of Wednesday’s state regional semifinal match in Plattsburgh. The Blue Bombers won 1-0 to move into the state Class C quarterfinal round.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Blue Bombers extend season

PLATTSBURGH — A week ago, Lake Placid extended an amazing streak by winning its sixth consecutive Section VII, Class C boys soccer title. On Wednesday, the Blue Bombers put an end to another string and they couldn’t be any happier about it. After failing to win, or even score a ...

Tupper Lake sophomore Sandra Kwasniak runs through the trees during the Section X cross country race Wednesday in Brushton. Kwasniak qualified for the state championships with her performance.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Tupper runners qualify for states

BRUSHTON — The Tupper Lake cross country running teams earned four slots at next week’s state championships after competing in the Section X sectional races in Brushton on Wednesday. Sandra Kwasniak, the lone female runner representing the Lumberjacks, qualified for her second trip ...

Red Storm volleyball advances to title match

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake volleyball team punched its ticket for a spot in the Section VII, Class C championship match with a 3-1 victory over AuSable Valley on Wednesday. The Red Storm will take on top-seeded Saranac Central, which swept Northeastern Clinton 3-0 on Wednesday night. ...

Saranac Lake defenders Jarrett Ashton, right, and Emery Swanson track down Saranac Central quarterback Luke Maye during the first half of Saturday’s game in Clintonville.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Saranac Lake’s rocky season comes to an end

CLINTONVILLE — Two things happened on the football field for the first time in half a century when Saranac Lake and Saranac Central faced off in the Section VII, Class C championship game. The Chiefs won the contest 21-12 to claim their first sectional title in the 50 years football ...

Saranac Lake senior Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour, right, leads Lake Placid’s Scott Schulz and Seton Catholic’s Jake Glicksman during the early part of Friday’s CVAC championships in Cadyville.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Storm add CVAC title to unblemished season

CADYVILLE — The Saranac Lake boys cross country team ran to a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference championship Friday, besting Lake Placid in the team scoring by nearly three minutes. Saranac Central’s Andrew LePage was the overall winner of the meet, finishing the course in 16 ...

Saranac Lake winter sports meeting tonight

The Saranac Lake Central School District parent/athlete meeting for winter modified through varsity sports is Monday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Girls hockey players do not need to attend and will instead attend the Lake Placid meeting on Nov. 2.  

Junior quarterback Noah Cordes, pictured in action at Malone on the first weekend of the season, leads Tupper Lake into an 8-man game tonight in the town of Turin.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

’Jacks to play 8-man football

TUPPER LAKE — After having to give up competing in a game for the second time this season due to a lack of healthy players, Tupper Lake’s football team will be back on the field tonight to face an opponent when it travels to the town of Turin to face South Lewis High School. But the ...

Saranac Lake senior running back Jarrett Ashton runs the football during the Red Storm’s first meeting against Saranac Central at Ken Wilson Field. Ashton ran for 200-plus yards in each of Saranac Lake’s past two football games heading into Saturday’s Class C final against the Chiefs.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Class C final: a chance for redemption

SARANAC LAKE — The playoffs offer a brand-new start, and can be a time of redemption, and it’s so far, so good for Saranac Lake’s football team after it struggled mightily during its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference campaign. A week ago, the Red Storm knocked off an opponent that ...

Lake Placid’s Matt White, left, gets ready to tee off on a shot early in Wednesday’s Class C championship match against Northern Adirondack. Also pictured are Joose Kahkonen of the Blue Bombers, Bobcats defenders Reed Lashway (18) and Devin Brunelle, and Bobcats goalkeeper Lucas Smart.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Blue Bombers capture sixth straight title

PICKETTS CORNERS — A year ago, Lake Placid coach Stuart Hemsley dubbed his players “The Five Guys” when they won their fifth consecutive Section VII boys soccer championship. This season, maybe “The Six Shooters” might be the right words used to describe the team. The Blue Bombers ...

Left, Saranac Lake senior co-captain Tyler Martin closes in on the finish line ahead of Seton Catholic’s Luke Moore in Tuesday’s high school cross country meet on the Red Storm’s course.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Red Storm boys finish unbeaten in CVAC

SARANAC LAKE — What is the result when you combine some proven veterans with a handful of talented newcomers, and apply them to the Saranac Lake boys cross country team? The answer: a 22-0 record in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference. Running at home Tuesday in their regular-season ...

Lake Placid boys sweep, finish 2nd in CVAC

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys cross-country running team captured two wins Tuesday at home to finish in second place in the CVAC with a 19-3 record. The Blue Bombers bested both Peru and Saranac in a meet at Mount Van Hoevenberg. It was Lake Placid’s senior night, honoring Scott ...

With his Lake Placid teammates watching in the background, Joaquim Benavides buries his attempt past Seton Catholic goalkeeper Tyler Reid during the shootout round in Monday’s match. 
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Blue Bombers advance, Red Storm head home

PICKETTS CORNERS — The five-time defending Lake Placid boys soccer team is moving on, and Saranac Lake’s boys are done for the season. In two dramatic Section VII, Class C semifinals played at Saranac Central Monday night, the Blue Bombers kept their hopes for a sixth-straight title ...


Bombers fall in heartbreaker

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls soccer team rolled into Monday’s home semifinal match against Moriah with a big win under their belt from last week’s opening round of Section VII, Class D playoff action. But with lethargic play, the Blue Bombers fell behind 2-0 and found ...

Aerial skier, 17, dies at home in Rochester

LAKE PLACID — A 17-year-old member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Elite Aerial Development Program based in Lake Placid died in his sleep Saturday at his home near Rochester. Michael “Mikey” Lillis was found unresponsive Saturday morning by his parents at their family’s home in ...