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Blue Bombers capture fourth volleyball title in a row

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PICKETTS CORNERS — Lake Placid did not turn in its best performance of the season Saturday, but it was still good enough to earn the school its fourth straight Class D crown with a 3-1 victory over Northern Adirondack in the final match of the day at Saranac Central. The ...

Cougars claw through Storm

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PICKETTS CORNERS — Two teams hungry for a title battled it out on the volleyball court Saturday, and as it turned out, Northeastern Clinton stayed a step ahead of Saranac Lake throughout the match to claim a three-game sweep on championship day at Saranac Central High School. In ...

OFA rallies to end Red Storm’s football season

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CLINTONVILLE — Saranac Lake’s football season came to an end Friday as Ogdensburg topped the Red Storm 41-28 in a regional Class C playoff game played at AuSable Valley High School. Saranac Lake looked good early and grabbed leads of 6-0 and 14-7, but the Blue ...

Bobsled team sets opening roster

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PARK CITY, Utah — Twenty-two athletes were announced to the  USA Bobsled National Team roster Friday. Athletes competed in a series of races in Lake Placid and Park City, Utah to vie for a spot in one of three sleds per discipline this season. Elana Meyers Taylor had a bye through ...

Sentinels handle Tupper Lake

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POTSDAM — The Tupper Lake football season came to an end Friday with a 43-0 loss to Ticonderoga in a Class D sub-regional state playoff game at Potsdam High School. The Sentinels scored early and often with 14 points in the first quarter and 21 in the second to take command of the matchup. ...

Storm, Devils meet again

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SARANAC LAKE — Two football teams who have been state ranked in Class C for most of the season will clash tonight as Saranac Lake and Ogdensburg renew acquaintances in a Section VII/Section X playoff game at AuSable Valley starting at 7 p.m. So far, the Red Storm and Blue Devils ...

US Skeleton names national team

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PARK CITY, Utah — Twelve athletes were named to the 2016-2017 USA Skeleton national team Thursday after points were tallied following the fourth and final selection race in Park City, Utah. Selections began with two competitions in Lake Placid last week and continued on the 2002 Olympic ...

Red Storm savor playoff volleyball victory

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SARANAC LAKE - Coach Mike Navarra has never heard about the Saranac Lake volleyball team winning a playoff match before. And if that's the case, and Saranac Lake hasn't tasted victory in the postseason, then the Red Storm just notched their biggest win ever on Wednesday.Competing at home in ...

Saints race past Clinton in opener

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SARANAC LAKE - Romeira Tucker scored 16 of her game-high 30 points in the first quarter to lead the North Country Community College women's basketball team to an 85-41 victory over Clinton on Wednesday.Tucker, a 5-foot-9 sophomore from Philadelphia, drained four 3-pointers in the first quarter ...

Another heartbreaker for LP

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PLATTSBURGH - Five straight championship seasons, five heartbreaking losses.On a windy Tuesday evening in Plattsburgh, another promising run into the state playoffs came to an end for the Lake Placid boys soccer team, as the Blue Bombers fell 1-0 to Maple Hill in sub-regional playoff action.The ...

Tupper runs to D title

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NORWOOD - The Tupper Lake boys cross country team edged Norwood-Norfolk 27-28 to capture the Section X, Class D title Tuesday.Tupper Lake junior Ben Casagrain took second place individually with a time of 19 minutes, 9 seconds. Norwood-Norfolk's Kyle Fulk ran away with first place, crossing the ...

Britcher, West grab Norton wins

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LAKE PLACID - Tucker West and Summer Britcher, members of the Sochi Olympic team, converted their respective overnight leads to win USA Luge Norton National Championship titles Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg.Meanwhile, the doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman, 2014 Olympians ...

Doping might keep Olympic champ from skeleton worlds

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Olympic women's skeleton gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold is considering skipping this season's world championships in Russia, citing doping concerns.In interviews with the BBC and other British news agencies Monday, Yarnold said she's also calling upon the International Bobsled and Skeleton ...

Red Storm reclaim trophy

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CLINTONVILLE - The Class C football trophy is back in Saranac Lake.After seeing their run of consecutive football titles end at five a year ago, the Red Storm reclaimed the Section VII crown, but just barely as they held on for a 19-16 victory Saturday over the upset-minded Saranac Chiefs at ...

LP boys capture CVAC title

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TICONDEROGA - The Lake Placid boys won the overall team title and Saranac Lake's Brittany Shumway won the individual girls race Saturday in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Invitational.The Blue Bombers placed five runners in the top 15 for a team score of 35. The Saranac Lake boys ...

ESWG plans Marathon Skate around Mirror Lake

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LAKE PLACID - After a 2015-16 winter when weather didn't cooperate for much of the season, organizers of the Empire State Winter Games are hoping conditions are frigid enough in early February to host an unprecedented new sporting event - a Marathon Skate around Lake Placid.At a press ...

Lumberjacks battle in loss

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TUPPER LAKE - In Friday night's final game on the Section X football schedule, things went pretty much the way they have most of the season for Tupper Lake when it hosted Massena at Frank Tice Field.Despite being outmatched and outnumbered, the young Lumberjacks battled hard. But once again, ...

Storm march into title game

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SARANAC LAKE - It's that time of year when the onset of winter is here or just around the corner, and high school football teams are lining up for their biggest games of the season.Saranac Lake will play its most important game so far on Saturday when it attempts to win its sixth Section VII, ...

Zurek recognized for athletics

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TUPPER LAKE - Katie Zurek, a multi-sport senior at Tupper Lake High School, was awarded the Wendy's High School Heisman award this week."Katie is known by her teachers and friends for her commitment to excellence," Tupper Lake athletics director Scott Cook said. "We are excited and honored that ...