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Walk-off single ends SL skid

SARANAC LAKE - On Monday, Makayla Schmidt earned a little bit of redemption for herself, and at the same time helped end a long, long winless drought for the Saranac Lake softball team.In a matchup of two squads looking for their first victory of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season, ...

Bombers top Eagles once again

BEEKMANTOWN - The Lake Placid softball team took down Beekmantown for the second time in three days with an 8-3 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory Monday.The Blue Bombers scored two runs in the second inning, two more in the fifth and four in the sixth to take control of the game. ...

Blue Bombers roll to another CVAC golf win

PLATTSBURGH - The Lake Placid golf team maintained its spot at the top of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference standings, blanking Saranac Central 6-0 Monday at the Barracks Golf Club in Plattsburgh.Junior Bjorn Kroes was the match medalist with a 39 to lead the Blue Bombers. Competing in ...

Smith smacks walk-off HR

LAKE PLACID - After falling in the opening game of its own tournament Saturday, the Lake Placid softball team claimed a memorable win in the consolation matchup, rallying for five runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Beekmantown 11-10.Elly Smith came up with the heroics for the Blue ...

Daffest Derby rolls on

SARANAC LAKE - Sunny skies, warm weather and a lot of enthusiastic kids, parents and spectators combined to make Saturday's sixth annual Daffest Derby a big success, organizers say.A field of more than 80 kids raced down LaPan Highway in soap-box derby cars they built with their parents.Some, ...

Bombers take down SL

RAY BROOK - In an early-season meeting between two undefeated teams, Lake Placid's golfers made it three wins in a row over Saranac Lake with a 3.5-2.5 victory on Thursday in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action.Both teams entered the match with 3-0 records and on a roll when it came to ...

Tupper softball picks up a victory

TUPPER LAKE - The Tupper Lake softball team was finally rewarded for its hard work Thursday with a 16-11 victory over Harrisville. It was the first softball win for the program in four years.The Lumberjacks started slow Thursday after giving up six runs in the top of the first inning, but ...

Storm race past Lake Placid

SARANAC LAKE - Coming off their loss to Beekmantown on Tuesday, the Saranac Lake track and field teams had something to prove Thursday afternoon with rival Lake Placid coming to town. And prove it they did, topping the Blue Bombers in both boys and girls events.And while Lake Placid put in some ...

Bombers, Storm meet in early-season clash

SARANAC LAKE - The season is just three matches old for the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid golf teams, but they've already set the stage for what could be the most important contest in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference this spring.Both teams improved to 3-0 on Wednesday by claiming 6-0 ...

LP, SL softball teams fall

CLINTONVILLE - The Saranac Lake softball team led early, but AuSable Valley rallied late to secure a 16-7 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory Wednesday.The Red Storm jumped ahead 3-0 with a run in the first and two more in the second, before the Patriots responded with three in the ...

Paul Smith’s to host volleyball, basketball camps

PAUL SMITHS - The Paul Smith's College volleyball and basketball teams will be hosting skills camps for area youth this summer.Both camps will take place at the Paul Smith's College campus. The basketball camp will run June 27 to June 30, and costs $90. Campers will work under the supervision ...

Bombers tennis sweeps at home

LAKE PLACID - Cross another team off the list.On Tuesday in a match between unbeaten teams, Lake Placid's girls edged Beekmantown 3-2 to improve to 5-0 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference tennis. Meanwhile, the Blue Bombers boys also found success on their home courts by notching a 3-2 ...

Red Storm track faces Beekmantown after break

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake boys and girls track and field teams faced a tall task with Beekmantown coming to town the first week back after spring break.The Red Storm turned in a series of strong performances, but Beekmantown was able to escape with victories in the team scoring. The ...

Salls pitches SL to win

PERU - The Saranac Lake baseball team picked up where right where it left off.After knocking off Ticonderoga two weeks ago heading into vacation, the Red Storm notched another big win Tuesday in their first game back from the break.Led by a standout effort on the mound from Ben Salls, Saranac ...

Red Storm lax falls to Massena

SARNAC LAKE - Despite putting 19 shots on net, the Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team fell to Massena 12-4 Tuesday afternoon at Schroeter's Field.The Red Storm kept the pressure up for most of the game, but were unable to find the back of the net more than a handful of times.In a surprisingly ...

Saranac Lake, Lake Placid golf prep for showdown

After having their matches rained out on Monday, the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid golf teams kicked off a busy week on Tuesday with a pair of wins. The Red Storm picked up an important 5-1 victory on the road over AuSable Valley at the Harmony Golf Club in Port Kent, while the Blue Bombers ...

TL softball looks to surprise with talent

TUPPER LAKE - The Tupper Lake softball team has high hopes for this season."My girls are ready to go," Tupper Lake coach Brian Bennett said. "We are motivated, and working toward the first-ever Tupper Lake Section X title."Like many other North Country teams, the girls in Tupper Lake have been ...

Shamrocks streak past Storm

SARANAC LAKE - For the entire first quarter and part of the second, the Saranac Lake lacrosse team hung close to undefeated Salmon River in Monday's match at Schroeter's Field. But once the Shamrocks got rolling, there wasn't much the Red Storm could do to slow down the fifth-ranked Class C ...