Sports

Saranac Lake football
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Red Storm look to hold spot atop CVAC

2017 Fall Sports

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake football team doesn’t have a deep roster and has limited experience, but the aim remains the same. The Red Storm want to be in contention for another championship. As the defending Section VII, Class C champion, Saranac Lake enters the season with a ...

Tupper Lake quarterback Noah Cordes unloads a pass during last weekend’s matchup against Malone. He’ll be starting his second game tonight when the ’Jacks host St. Lawrence Central.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Tupper Lake attack starts in the trenches

2017 Fall Sports

TUPPER LAKE — With the absence of a junior varsity program, low numbers and limited experience have usually been factors weighing against Tupper Lake’s varsity football team during recent seasons. That may be the case again this fall as the Lumberjacks take on their Section X ...

Saranac Lake cross country
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Red Storm veterans blend with newcomers

2017 Fall Sports

SARANAC LAKE — With a new but experienced coach at the helm, the Saranac Lake cross-country running team is geared up and excited to continue its winning ways. Coach Bill Peer, who was also the varsity coach in the 2000s, is happy to be back in the saddle. “It was an opportunity ...

Lake Placid cross country
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Blue Bombers reload after successful season

2017 Fall Sports

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys cross-country team finished second in the state last year, and some returning youngsters are hopeful they can step up to help repeat that success. With just two seniors and a junior returning on the boys side, coach Mel Frazer is optimistic about her ...

Tupper Lake cross country
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Optimism runs deep among Tupper runners

2017 Fall Sports

TUPPER LAKE — A young Tupper Lake girls cross country running team has high hopes for the season, and the boys have big dreams of their own. Led by veteran coach and Ironman world champion triathlete Amy Farrell, the Lumberjacks lost use of their home course this year due to a capital ...

Saranac Lake boys soccer
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Saranac Lake enters the land of the unknown

2017 Fall Sports

SARANAC LAKE — After losing 11 seniors to graduation, Saranac Lake coach Josh Marlow said he’s heading into the unknown with his boys soccer squad this season. With a 22-player roster, Marlow knows his numbers are solid again. He also knows there is talent among the group of eight ...

Lake Placid boys soccer team
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Young guns step in to replace the old guard

2017 Fall Sports

LAKE PLACID — After riding experience, size and talent to its fifth-straight Section VII, Class C boys soccer title a year ago, Lake Placid will turn toward a slew of young guns this season in an effort to notch its sixth crown in a row by the time the playoffs roll around. The Blue ...

Tupper Lake girls soccer
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Lumberjacks build on last year’s victories

2017 Fall Sports

TUPPER LAKE — With several wins under its belt last year, the Tupper Lake girls soccer team is looking to bring that momentum into the season this year. After a drought of several winless seasons, the Tupper Lake girls soccer program finally started to find the back of the net last ...

Lake Placid girls soccer
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bombers mesh new and old into cohesive unit

2017 Fall Sports

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls soccer team will field a mix of upperclassmen and newcomers, and will compete with a new head coach at the helm. Brenden Gotham takes over the reins from long-time head coach Heather Brewer, who is on maternity leave. Gotham will lead a Blue Bombers ...

Tupper Lake volleyball
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Seniors lead the way for Tupper Lake spikers

2017 Fall Sports

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake volleyball team is heavy with seniors this year, and that combined experience looks like it could lead to another successful season. After more than 40 girls tried out for the team, head coach Diane Helms was in the unenviable position of having to make ...

The Saranac Lake volleyball team, front row from left: Hannah Gochenaur, Holly Kurtz, Sydney Andronica and Kelsey McCarthy. Back row: Coach Mike Navarra, Nora Glover, Kaity Burat, Katie Gay, Madie Gay, Danielle Gonyea and Marissa Gibbs.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Storm’s changing of the guard

2017 Fall Sports

SARANAC LAKE — There’s a changing of the guard for the Saranac Lake volleyball team this fall, and it’s a big one. Except for two returning juniors, the Red Storm will feature a new lineup as they head into the CVAC. Captains Danielle Gonyea and Marissa Gibbs are the lone ...

Front row, from left: Frankie Hathaway, Jasmine Zhang and Sara McKillip. Back row: Rose Burns, Barrett Smith, Laurel Miller, Kaleigh McKillip, Olivia Sawyer and Graci Daby.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Blue Bombers strive for No. 5

2017 Fall Sports

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid volleyball team has a nice string of four Section VII, Class C championships going, and the Blue Bombers would love to see that number increase to five this season. Lake Placid enters its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference schedule with a roster of nine, ...

Lake Placid’s Matt White controls the ball while attempting to shake off Chazy defender Heath Lucas during Wednesday’s match. Also pictured in the background is Tyler Hinckley of the Blue Bombers.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Chazy powers past Lake Placid

Local Sports

LAKE PLACID — Depleted by graduation, the Lake Placid boys soccer team had a tough task on its hands when it opened the regular season against perennial powerhouse Chazy on Wednesday. At least for the first time around, the Blue Bombers didn’t have much of a chance after the Eagles ...

Paul Smith’s nips Clinton in overtime

Local Sports

PLATTSBURGH — Nathan Smith scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period Wednesday as the Paul Smith’s men’s soccer team opened the season with a 2-1 victory over Clinton Community College. After both teams scored goals in the first half, the teams battled through a ...

Lake Placid’s Lydia Bullock powers her way through Aiyana Lamoy (3) and  Lindsey Gilmore during the second half of Tuesday’s match.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

LP girls down Chazy in opener

Local Sports

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls soccer team endured its share of struggles after halftime in its regular-season opening match on Tuesday, but the Blue Bombers had a really good first half, and that performance was good enough to get the job done. The Lake Placid girls rode an early ...

Anderson leads Storm to victories

Local Sports

PERU — The Saranac Lake boys cross country team occupied seven of the top 10 spots Tuesday on the way to dual meet victories over Peru and Beekmantown at Macomb State Park. Madison Grimone was the first finisher in the girls race as the Red Storm girls beat Beekmantown 20-37 and lost to ...

Youngsters leave the start line to begin the quarter-mile race during the final Saranac Lake Fun Run of the summer on Thursday. The free event was held each Thursday for 10 weeks.
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Fun Runs wrap up for season

Local Sports

SARANAC LAKE — The 2017 Saranac Lake Fun Run Series came to a close Thursday with races starting and finishing in Riverside Park. The Fun Runs began June 29 and took place every Thursday throughout the summer. The 10-week series provided runners of all ages free races that ranged in ...

A proposed youth baseball field would have its home base between the skatepark, at right, and the row of trees along the shoreline, at left, in Tupper Lake’s Municipal Park, as seen Monday.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Little League site settled

Local Sports

TUPPER LAKE — After two years of hunting, the Tupper Lake Little League Association has found a location for its proposed youth baseball field in the village’s Municipal Park on Raquette Pond. The village board, Little League association and local Rotary club reached a verbal ...

Malone overwhelms TL in gridiron season-opener

Local Sports

MALONE — It didn’t take the young Tupper Lake Lumberjacks very long Saturday to realize they met up with a Malone team that was too big, too strong and too fast in the first game of the Section X season for both teams. Powered by a huge size advantage in the trenches and fast backs ...

The Saranac Lake girls soccer team poses for a photo Wednesday prior to a scrimmage game against Lake Placid at Schroeter’s Field in Saranac Lake. The Red Storm open the season Tuesday on the road against Saranac Central. Look for full previews of other Tri-Lakes fall sports teams in next Friday’s Enterprise.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Red Storm in rebuilding mode

Local Sports

SARANAC LAKE — A rebuiding year might sound cliche when it comes to sports teams, but in the case of the Saranac Lake girls soccer squad, that seems to be the case. Head coach Bill Wilson lost 12 seniors from last year’s team, and this fall, juniors who were competing at the junior ...