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Red Storm volleyball advances to title match

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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. ...

Olympic forecast: Germany, Norway top medal table

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Simon Gleave is piecing together results from his statistical model to predict the top medal-winning countries for next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. He has one large problem: will Russia be in, or out, or somewhere in between? Gleave, the head of analysis for Gracenote ...

Pyeongchang coming to life ahead of Olympics

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — South Korea’s sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang is finally looking like a Winter Olympics host city after more than a decade of work, two failed bids, and chapters of controversy over venue locations, construction delays and costs. With a little more ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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Bombers fall in heartbreaker

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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

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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 ...

NCCC forward Rebecca Brandal fires a shot on net in first half action against the visiting Paul Smith’s Bobcats.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Saints complete sweep of Bobcats

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SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College Saints women’s soccer team offered a clinic in composed play Saturday afternoon as it bested the visiting Paul Smith’s College Bobcats 4-0. The Saints started off strong and dominated the middle of the field, earning plenty of ...