Spring Sports 2018

Optimism runs deep among Tupper runners

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 enters the land of the unknown

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 ...

Young guns step in to replace the old guard

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 ...

Lumberjacks build on last year’s victories

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 ...

Bombers mesh new and old into cohesive unit

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 ...

Seniors lead the way for Tupper Lake spikers

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 ...

Storm’s changing of the guard

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 ...

Blue Bombers strive for No. 5

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, ...

Chazy powers past Lake Placid

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

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 ...

LP girls down Chazy in opener

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

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 ...

Red Storm in rebuilding mode

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 ...

Red Storm youngsters named all-stars

SARANAC LAKE — Three student athletes on this spring’s Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team were named to Section X all-star teams, and another host of Red Storm players were also honored by the league for sportsmanship and academics. Sophomore Lindsey Rath led the way as a first-team ...

Red Storm players gather honors

SARANAC LAKE — At the beginning of the recently completed season, head coach Dermott Morgan said he’d love to see his Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team be more successful when it came to being competitive against the traditional powerhouses in Section X. Although the Red Storm didn’t ...

Kroes leads locals at state tourney

Lake Placid’s Bjorn Kroes turned in the lowest score among the nine Section VII golfers competing in the NYSPHSAA golf championships to finish in a seven-way tie for 25th place in the two-day tournament that wrapped up Monday at Cornell University’s par-71 Robert Trent Jones-designed ...

Golfers soak up some sun in Malone

MALONE — For a good portion of this spring’s high school golf season that’s about to wind down, players have had to compete in some rainy, cold conditions. But that was not the case Wednesday, as some of the top golfers from sections VII and X gathered for the annual Craig Chisum ...

Kroes leaves no doubt this time

PLATTSBURGH — Lake Placid’s Bjorn Kroes finished runner-up in the individual competition the past two years in the Section VII Golf Championships, including falling on the second playoff hole last season when the tournament was held at Saranac Inn. On Friday, Kroes finally nailed down ...

Kroes leads Lake Placid to Section VII golf title

PLATTSBURGH — The undefeated Lake Placid golf team had no problem taking care of business and its top player paved the way. On Thursday in the Section VII championships at the Barracks Golf Course in Plattsburgh, the Blue Bombers cruised to the team title, while Bjorn Kroes put himself ...