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USA Luge names national team members

LAKE PLACID - USA Luge announced its national team on Monday that will participate in the 2016-2017 World Cup and World Championship season, as the run-up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang draws one year closer.The squad that captured a USA Luge-record 18 World Cup medals last ...

Bobsled team looking for athletes at nine combines

LAKE PLACID (AP) - USA Bobsled & Skeleton is looking for athletes and will be conducting combine events across the country.Assistant coach Mike Dionne says summer recruiting will focus on luring elite athletes who believe "they have what it takes to represent their country at the ...

Mountaineers, Paul Smith’s hit the pitch for three separate games Saturday

SARANAC LAKE - Rugby action took place on two area fields on Saturday, as the Mountaineers women's and men's teams competed at the Spencer Boatworks pitch earlier in the day, and the Paul Smith's College men hosted their annual alumni match on campus during the late afternoon.And the weather ...

Northwood shoots down young Kuper­

LAKE PLACID - Friday afternoon provided a chance for the young guns to get out on the field, as teams from the Northwood School and Kuper Academy clashed in a lacrosse match in Lake Placid.Facing a Kuper team comprised of mainly seventh-graders gave the Huskies the opportunity to get their ...

Fun Run seeks community help

SARANAC LAKE - The last three years have gone off without much of a hitch for Andy Pickreign after he took over as director of the Thursday Night Saranac Lake Fun Run series.But heading into his fourth summer of organizing the weekly summer event held in the village, Pickreign has seen an ...

Mountaineers take TNT tourney

PLATTSBURGH - The Mountaineers women's rugby club claimed the title Saturday in the annual TNT tournament at SUNY Plattsburgh.The tournament included four women's and six men's sided. Bolstered by big numbers, the SUNY Plattsburgh men's alumni team also went on to win a championship.The ...

Chiefs shut down Lake Placid

PICKETTS CORNERS - The Lake Placid baseball team struggled at the plate Wednesday, and paid for it as the Saranac Chiefs claimed a 9-0 shutout win at home over the Blue Bombers.Lake Placid managed just one hit in the game, which came in the later innings.Zack Marlow paced the Chiefs on the ...

’Cats capture co-ed title

ALFRED - The Paul Smith's College woodsmen's team fell short of grabbing back-to-back championships last weekend in Alfred, but still came away with more than a dozen trophies.The Jack and Jill team, made up of men and women, did manage to capture the division title at the annual spring meet ...

Ruggers bring passion to pitch

SARANAC LAKE - The numbers are down, but the love of the game is as intense as ever.For a variety of reasons, both the Adirondack boys and girls high school rugby teams experienced a smaller turnout of players this season than they have enjoyed in past springs. Although both teams don't have a ...

Baird, Munoz shine for Blue Bombers in dual meet against Peru

LAKE PLACID - Stuart Baird and Esther Munoz each won two individual events Thursday to lead the Lake Placid track and field teams against Peru.The Blue Bombers were on the losing end of the team scoring in both the boys and girls meets. The Indians girls won by a score of 81-51 and the Peru ...

Saranac Lake track riding high

SARANAC LAKE - Jason Wamsganz was pleasantly surprised with his Saranac Lake girls track team heading into the school's spring break. You could even say the first-year head coach of the Red Storm was thrilled.On Thursday, Saranac Lake's girls improved to 3-0 in the Champlain Valley Athletic ...

Storm bring momentum into break

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake baseball team is on a bit of a roll heading into spring break, and the Red Storm couldn't be any happier.On Thursday, the Red Storm notched their second big win in a row, defeating Ticonderoga 10-4 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action.At the plate, the ...

’Jacks fall to Flyers at home

TUPPER LAKE - The Tupper Lake softball team pitched and hit well at home Thursday afternoon, but not quite well enough to top the Norwood-Norfolk Flyers. The Ladyjacks lost 19-7.Freshman pitcher Allie Bishop took to the circle for Tupper, and put in a solid performance through five innings ...

Red Storm golf opens season with sweep of Seton

PLATTSBURGH - The Saranac Lake golf team opened the season with a 6-0 victory over Seton Catholic on Thursday at Bluff Point Golf Resort.Red Storm senior Mike Rice shot the low round of the match, firing a 41 in the No. 1 spot to beat Plattsburgh's Kurtis Olsen who shot a 51.Tristin Fitzgerald ...

LP golf picks up where it left off

PORT HENRY - The last of the Lake Placid High School spring sports teams finally got to compete for the first time Wednesday, and picked up just where it left off last season, despite seeing four new players get into the mix.At the Moriah Golf Club, the Blue Bombers captured a 4-2 victory over ...

Storm thunders past Bombers

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Red Storm thundered through the Lake Placid baseball team for an 11-4 victory Tuesday afternoon in Saranac Lake.The Storm benefited from a number of factors, but the key was junior Joe Viscardo's effort on the mound. Viscardo threw all seven innings, with seven ...