Saranac Lake’s Jarrett Ashton drives in for a layup while Logan Brown defends for Lake Placid during Wednesday’s non-league game. Ashton finished as the game’s top scorer with 25 points.
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Storm breezes through Lake Placid

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SARANAC LAKE — Two teams that lost their top guns from a year ago squared off in Saranac Lake on Wednesday, and the host Red Storm came away with a big victory over a young group of Lake Placid Blue Bombers. In a non-league varsity boys basketball matchup, senior Jarrett Ashton dumped ...

SLP goaltender Whirtney Battistoni makes a save as teammate Rylee Preston defends during Wednesday’s game against Salmon River at the Olympic Center.
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SLP drops another overtime loss

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LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake-Lake Placid girls hockey team suffered another overtime loss Wednesday as Salmon River skated to a 2-1 victory in the Olympic Center’s Jack Shea Arena. SLP took the lead early when Tess Stanton got a pass from Lea Hill and Lydia Bullock and scored at ...

North Country’s Devonte Walker glides toward the basket past Onondaga’s Shemere Elliot for a second-half layup during Tuesday’s game in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Saints run out of steam

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SARANAC LAKE — With a chance to knock off one of the junior college powers in the state and keep an impressive first-semester run going, the North Country Community College men’s basketball team fizzled down the stretch Tuesday in a 95-85 home loss to Onondaga. The Saints built up ...

Darci LaFave, of Lake Placid, navigates the Wadhams Turkey Burner course on her fat tire bike Saturday.
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Cyclo-racers burn through Wadhams course

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WADHAMS — The Wadhams Turkey Burner Cyclocross races on Saturday drew a crowd of about 50 participants who were not quite ready to put their bicycles away for the season. Racers between the ages of 3 and 66 took on the twisty 1.8-mile grassy course that featured two wooded trail ...

Roslyn McClatchie puts up a shot for Saranac Lake over Keene’s Caitlin Quinn during the opening half of Monday’s game in the recently renovated Red Storm gym. McClatchie was the game’s high scorer with 12 points.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Storm knock off Beavers in opener

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team opened the season with a win, knocking off visiting Keene 37-31 on Monday in non-league action on the Red Storm’s court. Saranac Lake led from start to finish but was never really able to pull away from the Beavers, who trailed by ...

American women climb podium

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WHISTLER, British Columbia — Jamie Greubel Poser teamed with Aja Evans for silver, while Elana Meyers Taylor paired with Kehri Jones to rebound from last season’s finish with a bronze in Friday’s women’s bobsled World Cup in Whistler. This is the second-consecutive week that two ...

Anchorage to host 2018 U.S. Cross Country Championships

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ANCHORAGE — Top cross-country skiers from across the United States will compete for national titles, FIS Junior World Championship spots and potential Olympic berths at the U.S. Cross Country Championships Jan. 3-8. All events will take place at Kincaid Park in Anchorage and will be streamed ...

Maia and Alex Shibutani 
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Shibutanis cruise at Skate America

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LAKE PLACID — The Shib Sibs say they’re right on track for the Pyeongchang Olympics. First, a stop in Japan for a teaser showdown with the world’s best. American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani skated into next month’s Grand Prix Final with ease Sunday, winning Skate America ...

The Paul Smith’s College rugby team poses for a photo following a 6-5 victory over Alfred University on Sunday, Nov. 19. The Bobcats finished with a 7-3 overall record.
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Bobcats rugby finishes on a high note

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The Paul Smith’s College rugby team capped off a successful season Sunday, Nov. 19 with a 6-5 victory over Alfred University in the consolation bracket of the National Small College Rugby Organization tournament in North Adams, Massachusetts. Paul Smith’s advanced to the semifinal ...

Bailey sits out biathlon opener

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The 2017-18 biathlon season kicked off Sunday with the mixed relay events at the IBU World Cup event in Oestersund, Sweden. The U.S. team of Susan Dunklee, Clare Egan, Paul Schommer and Sean Doherty finished 21st in the mixed relay. Schommer was a late substitution for world ...

Hamlin locks in spot for fourth Olympic appearance

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WINTERBERG, Germany — It was a where-do-we-start-first kind of day for USA Luge. On the closing of the Winterberg World Cup weekend on Sunday, Erin Hamlin officially wrote her ticket to her fourth Olympic berth with a fourth-place result; Summer Britcher scored a World Cup bronze medal, ...

Shiffrin grabs more Vermont gold

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KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had one of those days on Sunday, the kind her competitors on the World Cup have come to dread. On a day when cold wind gusts and angry snow squalls raked Killington, Shiffrin won the first run convincingly, and then skied brilliantly on a brutal ...

In the back row from left are Bryan Bateman, Jackes Belony, Michael Haley, Keith Haley, Lawrence Harrison, Jim Sadecki, Carson Sadecki, Nick Silver and Bruce Porter. In front from left are Delaney Brooks, Caleb Calhoun, Frank Roberts and Kenny Calhoun. They posed Friday at Saranac Lake Civic Center.
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Blind vets take to the ice in Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — Nine months ago, military veteran Lawrence Harrison had never been on the ice in his life. But on the day after Thanksgiving, he was in the locker room at the Saranac Lake Civic Center, putting on elbow pads and shin guards, a red jersey and a helmet. The Washington, D.C. ...

Runners begin their 5k run (or walk) in Saranac Lake Thursday morning during the Third Annual Bitters and Bones Turkey Trot. This year, the Thanksgiving Day event drew more than 300 participants.
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Turkey trot draws biggest field yet

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SARANAC LAKE — It’s not always easy establishing an annual event that has some staying power. Three years into the Bitters and Bones turkey trot, it seems the organizers of the race have created an event that looks like it may just be sticking around in Saranac Lake for some time to ...

Russia Olympic decision looming

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GENEVA — In a possible shift of support for Russian athletes competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach told critics on Friday not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month. Bach will chair an IOC board meeting on Dec. 5 which could ...

US places 11th in Whistler World Cup

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WHISTLER, Canada — Nick Cunningham turned in the top finish for United States men’s bobsledders Friday, finishing 11th in the two-man World Cup competition on the 20100 Olympic run in Whistler, British Columbia. Cunninghmam, of Monterey, California, teamed with 2012 Olympian Ryan ...

World Cup XC season starts in Finland

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RUKA, Finland (AP) — Swedish skier Stina Nilsson and Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo won sprint races as the cross-country World Cup opened its Olympic season today. Nilsson won the women’s classical event by 0.24 seconds from Sadie Bjornsen of the United States. Yulia Belorukova of ...

SLP freshman goaltender Whitney Battistoni guards the net as Potsdam’s Erica Sloan skates in during the first period of Tueday night’s game at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. Battistoni turned away 30 of the 34 shots she faced in the game.
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Merged SLP team settles for OT loss in debut

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid and Saranac Lake played their first game as a merged girls hockey team Tuesday night in a matchup against traditional powerhouse Potsdam. The team, now known as SLP, benefited from an exceptional game in goal by Whitney Battistoni but had to settle for a 4-3 ...

XC teams set to host winter 5Ks

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid modified and varsity cross country teams will host a string of winter runs called the Slippery Slope 5K Series starting next year to raise funds for multiple invitationals and travel expenses. The village Board of Trustees approved the events at its ...