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Surge bounce back to even series

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SARANAC LAKE — Winning is pretty awesome, and having fun in the process makes it all the better. That’s what the Saranac Lake Surge did on their home diamond Thursday in a 4-2 victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders in Empire Professional Baseball League action. After falling 6-2 ...

Hard work pays off for young golfers

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LAKE PLACID — Sharp dressed youngsters with some really nice skills. That describes the scene at the Craig Wood Golf Course on Sunday afternoon as the Northeastern New York PGA section held its annual Drive, Chip and Putt Competition for youth ages 7 to 15. The event drew more than ...

Islanders end Surge winning streak

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SARANAC LAKE — The Puerto Rico Islanders stayed in the hunt for first place Wednesday with a 6-2 Empire Professional Baseball League victory over the Saranac Lake Surge in a game that was delayed by rain. Saranac Lake took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Taran Tani scored on a passed ...

Davis takes over Mini-Tri’s top spot

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LAKE PLACID — Sean Davis and Jay Niederbuhl went head to head once again Monday at the High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Tri. This time, Davis came out on top with a total time of 56:34, while Niederbuhl, last week’s champion, had to settle for second with a time of 57:00. Kevin Cronin was third ...

Surge return home with win

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Surge’s second homestand of the season didn’t start off the way the team expected, but it did end with a victory, although it wasn’t against an opponent that was originally on the schedule. After returning from a four-game road trip in New ...

Berliner breaks par to win tourney

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Resort hosted a professional tournament on Monday at the Links Course, and a pro familiar with playing golf in the North Country came out on top, as Scott Berliner claimed the victory with a two-under par 69 on the 7,052-yard layout. Berliner, a PGA assistant ...

Color Run paints the town in 5K

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SARANAC LAKE — Blue, pink, green and orange. Those were among the hues of the day during the Color Run that was held Sunday to benefit clients at the St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center in Saranac Lake. The inaugural 5k run started and ended at Riverside Park and ...

Surge back on home turf

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SARANAC LAKE — After posting a 1-3 record on its most recent road trip, the Saranac Lake Surge baseball team will be back at home Tuesday to kick off another four-game series at the Petrova Avenue diamond. The Surge, which competes in six-team Empire Professional Baseball League, will ...

12 under wins Moose Club tournament

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SARANAC LAKE —Tim Smith is a Saranac Laker who likes to repeat, and maybe live by words spoken in memorable quotes. He’s an avid biker, as well as an avid golfer, and on Saturday after playing in Saranac Lake Moose Lodge #457 tournament, he said “Eighty-five percent of success is ...

Saranac Lake Surge homecoming

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SARANAC LAKE — This spring, area baseball fans found out there was going to be a new team in town competing in an independent professional league. After waiting for the season to begin in mid-June, and then waiting for the team to wrap up two road trips to start the schedule, fans ...

Saranac Lake Fun Run returns

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run season continued Thursday after taking a week off. The night started with the quarter-mile race, followed by the half-mile and 1-mile events. All finishers received a popsicle for their efforts. Following the kids’ races, runners headed up ...

Surge stumble against New Hampshire

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CONCORD, New Hampshire — The Saranac Lake Surge baseball team had a much better day on offense Thursday when it took on the New Hampshire Wild for the second day in a row, but it didn’t lead to a much better result, as the Wild posted a 7-3 victory. The teams began a four-game series ...

Surge road trip opens with shutout loss

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CONCORD, New Hampshire — The Saranac Lake Surge had a rough start to its third road trip of the season, falling 9-0 to the New Hampshire Wild at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday. After winning five straight games at home — including a doubleheader sweep on Sunday — against the Road City ...

Concussion seminar focuses on education

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SARANAC LAKE — Parents with youngsters entering contact sports — or players, coaches, officials and referees involved in the same — are invited to attend a free concussion seminar on Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hotel Saranac. This informative event is presented by Adirondack ...

HPC Mini-Tri series heats up

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LAKE PLACID — Jay Niederbuhl, of Saranac Lake, outraced the field Monday to take first place overall at the High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Tri. Niederbuhl turned in the fastest bike time of the night to take control of the race, then held off Sean Davis on the run. Niederbuhl finished with a ...

Tupper Lake 8-Miler draws a crowd

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TUPPER LAKE — Despite a weather forecast that predicted thunderstorms from late-morning till mid-afternoon, 73 paddlers showed up at the Tupper Lake Boat Launch for the sixth running of the Tupper Lake 8-Miler on Saturday, June 29. The canoes and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) went off ...

Fast-pitch tourney in the Forks

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AuSABLE FORKS — The 57th annual AuSable Forks Fast Pitch Softball Tournament gets underway Friday at the Billy Mitchell Memorial Field. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the dedication of the tournament to Mary Claire Smythe and Stephanie Snow, who are being recognized for their years ...