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Saranac Lake senior Brandon Meyer rips into a pitch for a triple during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against Moriah in Saranac Lake.
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Red Storm find winning solution

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SARANAC LAKE — Heading into Wednesday’s game against Moriah, Saranac Lake’s senior- laden baseball team struggled to find ways to win games. But that wasn’t the case against the Vikings, as the Red Storm rolled to a 15-2 victory at home to improve to 3-4 in Champlain Valley ...

U.S. bobsled athletes don Superman shirts at a celebration of life for gold-medal-winning driver Steve Holcomb (pictured at rear), who was found dead on May 6 at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. The ceremony took place May 11 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.
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PHOTOS: Fellow bobsledders memorialize Steve Holcomb

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LAKE PLACID — Steve Holcomb's fellow bobsledders, family and friends held a memorial service for him Thursday evening at the Conference Center at Lake Placid. Holcomb, the U.S.'s top male bobsled pilot, won three Olympic medals, including a gold in 2010, and numerous World Championship ...

Lake Placid tennis remains unbeaten

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LAKE PLACID — Another gutty performance kept the Lake Placid girls tennis team unbeaten, as the Blue Bombers topped Peru 3-2 victory Wednesday in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. The contest was Lake Placid’s home finale, and the Blue Bombers came through in the final match ...

Saranac Lake’s Brian Byrne battles for a loose ball with Canton’s Louden Porter (3) and Larecus Dobbs during the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s game at Schroeter’s Field in Saranac Lake.
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Canton escapes emerging Storm

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SARANAC LAKE — So close, and not so far away. In the preseason, Dermott Morgan said his boys lacrosse team at Saranac Lake had some work to do if it wanted to hang in there with the traditional powerhouses in Section X. Eleven games into the season, the Red Storm showed they have ...

Carter Grady of Lake Placid heads toward the finish line during his winning effort in the 100-meter dash in Tuesday’s high school track meet against Ticonderoga.
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Blue Bombers track thrives in cold, snowy conditions

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LAKE PLACID — Tuesday was a cold, wet and at times, quite a snowy day on the track in Lake Placid. But it was also a very good day for the Blue Bombers boys and girls, as they notched close victories over Ticonderoga in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. Lake Placid’s boys ...

Tupper Lake’s Rebecca Delair tosses a pitch Tuesday afternoon during the first of two games against Madrid-Waddington at L. P. Quinn Elementary School.
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Yellow Jackets sting Tupper Lake in softball

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TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake softball team dropped a pair of games to visiting Madrid-Waddington in a doubleheader on the L.P. Quinn Elementary School fields Tuesday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets triumphed 13-0 in the first game and 21-9 in the second. With snow falling most of the day, ...

Mike Hyde throws a pitch during Tuesday’s doubleheader games against Madrid-Waddington in Tupper Lake.
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Lumberjacks baseball goes cold against Madrid

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TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake baseball team braved about three hours of cold weather Tuesday, only to get frozen out during a doubleheader against visiting Madrid-Waddington. The Lumberjacks lost the first game 5-4 and the second 14-3. But despite their winless season so far, coach ...

NAC secures win in bottom of seventh

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ELLENBURG DEPOT — Saranac Lake fell into an early hole, rallied to tie Tuesday’s game in the top of the seventh inning, but ultimately fell as Northern Adirondack scored the winning run in its final at-bat for a 9-8 victory in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys baseball. The Red ...

Saranac Lake sophomore Jonathan Hewitt winds up in the 
discus event 
during 
Monday’s track and field meet against Saranac 
Central. Hewitt 
won the 
competition with a throw of 126’6.5” inches, which is the top toss in the 
Champlain Valley Athletic Conference this season.
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Chiefs hand Storm first loss

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SARANAC LAKE — After starting off the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season with 3-0 records, Saranac Lake’s boys and girls track teams went up against the league’s most successful program Monday when they hosted Saranac Central. Saranac’s squads rolled through their first ...

Steve Holcomb and his crew of Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curtis Tomasevicz triumphantly ride the Night Train four-man bobsled up the finish ramp as they complete the fourth and final run during their gold-medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
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Steve Holcomb, my bobsled hero

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Like the rest of the bobsled world and members of the Olympic family, I was stunned and deeply saddened late Saturday afternoon when I received a phone call that Steve Holcomb was found dead in his room at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid earlier in the day. When I was very young ...

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Athletes to honor Holcomb

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LAKE PLACID (AP) — A memorial service for U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb will be held Thursday evening in Lake Placid. Holcomb died unexpectedly on Saturday at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. The three-time Olympic medalist and five-time world champion was 37. An autopsy ...

Bombers shut out AuSable

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LAKE PLACID — Five wins on Monday made it five victories on the season for the Lake Placid girls tennis team as the Blue Bombers blanked visiting AuSable Valley by a 5-0 score. The match was held on two indoor courts at the Northwood School. Lake Placid swept all three singles, won the ...

Steve Holcomb pumps his fist while celebrating his four-man bobsled team's World Cup victory in November 2009 in Lake Placid.
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Bobsledders to honor Steven Holcomb in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID (AP) — A memorial service for U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb will be held here Thursday evening. Holcomb died unexpectedly on Saturday at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. The three-time Olympic medalist and five-time world champion was 37. An autopsy performed at ...

Steve Holcomb, second from left, celebrates with the rest of his his four-man crew of Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curtis Tomasevicz at the World Cup event in Lake Placid in November 2009.
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A life of twists and turns

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Steven Holcomb was simultaneously ordinary and remarkable. America’s best bobsled pilot was a self-described computer geek who would rub elbows with Hollywood stars. He was never exactly in the best of shape, yet was a world-class athlete. He attempted suicide years ago, then revealed ...

Steve Holcomb, right, celebrates a two-man bobsled World Cup victory along with his brakeman Carlo Valdes at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track in Lake Placid on Jan. 8, 2016. Holcomb was one of the most successful bobsled pilots in United States history, a career which included a four-man victory at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
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Fellow athletes, associates react to Holcomb’s death

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The following is a compilation of comments from teammates and fellow athletes commemorating Steve Holcomb on Twitter: I’m deeply saddened to have gotten the news about Steve Holcomb. Steve was an incredible competitor and a great friend. — Andrew Weibrecht, @a_weibrecht --- RIP ...

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Adirondack wins second in a row

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SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack boys rugby team notched its second win in as many weeks, topping Albany Academy 24-7 Sunday at the Spencer Boatworks field. Adirondack broke the match open by scoring 17 straight points. Adirondack jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a five-meter run by Max ...

Steve Holcomb talks to the press at the Whistler Center following his historic gold-medal victory in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. His win ended a 62-year gold-medal drought for the United States in Olympic four-man bobsledding.
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Lake Placid stunned by Holcomb’s death, of fluid in lungs

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LAKE PLACID — Olympic-gold-medal-winning U.S. bobsled pilot Steven Holcomb died of fluid in his lungs, although his final cause of death awaits a toxicology report. That was the announcement of Essex County Coroner Frank Whitelaw Sunday evening, leaving some suspense for a village and ...

Lake Placid senior Stuart Baird was named as a first-team MVAC all-star.
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Bombers named as MVAC all-stars

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid basketball teams combined to have four players honored as Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference all-stars for standout performances over the winter season. From the Blue Bombers’ boys team, seniors Stuart Baird and Blake Roy were selected as first-team ...