Spring Sports 2018

Red Storm back on winning track

PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake track and field teams rebounded from their first setback of the season with a sweep of Seton Catholic on Thursday at Plattsburgh High School. The Red Storm toppled the outmanned Knights 116-11 in the boys meet, and Saranac Lake’s girls claimed a 87-45 ...

Red Storm find winning solution

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 ...

Lake Placid tennis remains unbeaten

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 ...

Canton escapes emerging Storm

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 ...

Blue Bombers track thrives in cold, snowy conditions

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 ...

Yellow Jackets sting Tupper Lake in softball

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, ...

Lumberjacks baseball goes cold against Madrid

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

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 ...

Chiefs hand Storm first loss

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 ...

Late collapse costs Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake baseball team was flying high when it soared out to a 5-1 lead in the first inning of Tuesday’s game against Peru. And for the next five innings, the Red Storm remained on top on a rainy day. The good times, however, came to a crashing halt for Saranac ...

Tupper reloads with young crop of players

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake baseball team lost several players from last year’s team to graduation, but had no problem filling out the ranks this season with a crop of up and comers. The lone senior on the team is Jordan Young, but head coach Travis Dupuis will have a dugout full ...

Diamond breakthrough in the making

SARANAC LAKE — When it comes to baseball in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference, Saranac Lake has never really been known as one of the powerhouse teams. But the Red Storm are hoping to turn that around this spring. With 11 players on a 13-member roster returning for their third ...

Cassidy, Damp provide reliability in lineup

LAKE PLACID — During recent seasons, the Lake Placid baseball team has been able to ride a handful of seniors and some experienced underclassmen to success at the varsity level. But with just two seniors returning this spring, head coach Brian Brandes and assistant Ron Rossi will look ...

Tupper looks to build on last season’s gains

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake softball team won four games last year, their first time claiming any victories in quite a few seasons, and returning coach Brian Bennett is looking to build on that success this year. The Lumberjacks finished 4-12 overall last year. “The first win we ...

Storm look to turn experience into victories

SARANAC LAKE — The goal for the Saranac Lake softball team this season is simple. A veteran Red Storm squad wants to win games. And with eight starters returning for their final season as starters, and four more junior varsity veterans moving up as juniors, coach Deb Yando hopes ...

Blue Bombers in the mix as Class C contender

LAKE PLACID — With the customary late arrival of spring, coupled with the timing of vacation this year, the Lake Placid Blue Bombers are going to play a great deal of softball in a short amount of time once their packed schedule really gets rolling. And with not a lot of depth, it will ...

New coach looks to guide young golfers

TUPPER LAKE — A new coach is at the helm of the Tupper Lake golf team this year, and is hoping to guide his young team through a bit of a rebuilding period. First-year coach Matthew Bancroft has years of experience coaching soccer and tennis, but wants to provide guidance to the team ...

Changing of the guard at Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — After being guided for years by coach Chris Stevens, and Jim Hayden before that, the Saranac Lake golf team enters the season with a brand-new look. Peter Frenette and Tim Munn, who have a wealth of experience coaching multiple sports at Saranac Lake over the years, will ...

Blue Bombers’ lofty goals well within reach

LAKE PLACID — Under most circumstances, expecting to have an undefeated season is setting a pretty lofty goal. But that’s exactly what Lake Placid’s golfers are predicting for the spring, and then some, and the Blue Bombers have good reason to be entering the season with that ...

Zurek takes on leadership role for Lumberjacks

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake senior Katie Zurek is a natural leader when it comes to sports here. Whether it’s soccer, basketball or track and field, all of her coaches rely on Zurek to lend a steady hand during the season. And this spring will be no different as Zurek heads back to the ...