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STATE CHAMPS: Saranac Lake repeats Class C cross country title

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PLATTSBURGH – The Saranac Lake boys cross country team rose to the top of the state for the second year in a row Saturday, running away with the NYSPHSAA Class C championship crown. The Red Storm placed three runners in the top 10, supported by strong showings by the rest of the group, to ...

Storm seek state title repeat

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PLATTSBURGH — For the first time since 2009, Section VII will be hosting the NYSPHSAA cross country state championships at Plattsburgh State. The meet is set for Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. with the boys Class A race. The Saranac Lake boys will compete in the Class C race, which ...

NCCC climbs to No. 2 in poll

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SARANAC LAKE — Building on the success of last season’s run at a national championship, the North Country Community College women’s basketball team heads into the weekend as the No. 2 ranked team in the country. The Saints opened their 2019-20 campaign with three dominating wins ...

U.S. Biathlon team ready for action

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NEW GLOUSESTER, Maine — Following the completion of the U.S. Biathlon Fall Festival and IBU Cup Trials held at the end of October in Soldier Hollow, Utah, 15 athletes have been nominated to the U.S. Biathlon teams competing at the opening events of the 2019-20 season. “We had an ...

Third title’s a charm

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PICKETTS CORNERS — When Mike Navarra took over as Saranac Lake’s volleyball coach five years ago, he inherited a team that won just a single match the season before. Oh, how things have changed since that time. On Saturday, the Red Storm laid claim to their third-straight ...

NAC regains Class D title from Lake Placid

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PICKETTS CORNERS — Two seasons ago, Northern Adirondack ended Lake Placid’s run of five straight Section VII, Class D volleyball titles when in took down the Blue Bombers in the championship match. Lake Placid wrestled the title back from the Bobcats last fall, and on Saturday, NAC was ...

Wildcats run past Red Storm

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OGDENSBURG — The Gouverneur football team scored three touchdowns in its first seven plays and went on to cruise to a 60-20 win over Section VII champion Saranac Lake in a state Class C first round game Saturday afternoon at Ogdensburg Free Academy. The Wildcats (9-0 overall), ranked ...

Gouverneur runs past Saranac Lake in state football playoffs

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OGDENSBURG - The Gouverneur football team scored three touchdowns in its first seven plays and went on to cruise to a 60-20 win over Section VII champion Saranac Lake in a state Class C first round game Saturday afternoon at Ogdensburg Free Academy. The Wildcats (9-0 overall), ranked No. 8 ...

Storm runners roll into states

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Saranac Lake boys cross country team cleared another hurdle on its quest to repeat as Class C state champions. The Red Storm cruised to the team title Friday at Cobble Hill Golf Course in the Section VII state qualifier meet after sweeping the top four individual ...

Saranac Lake three-peats as Class C volleyball champion

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PICKETTS CORNERS -- The Saranac Lake volleyball team won its third straight Section VII title with a 3-0 sweep of AuSable Valley in Saturday's Class C championship match at Saranac Central School. The two teams split during the regular season, each winning tight contests on their home ...

Saranac Lake ventures into state playoffs

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SARANAC LAKE — It’s do-or-die time for the Saranac Lake football team as it heads into state postseason action for the first time in three years. The Red Storm will take on a powerhouse in unbeaten Gouverneur in a sub-regional playoff game between the Class C champions of sections ...

’Birds knock off Saranac Lake

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SCHENECTADY — For nearly 60 minutes, Saranac Lake battled Voorheesville to a scoreless draw. The Red Storm narrowly missed an opportunity to seize the lead early in the second half. Jack Ensslin did not miss his chance for the Blackbirds. Ensslin broke open the scoring with 22 ...

Storm headed to 4th-straight final

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SARANAC LAKE — With an opportunity to advance to the Section VII, Class C championship match for the fourth-straight year, Saranac Lake’s volleyball team was all business in its semifinal contest Wednesday on the way to a 3-0 victory over Northeastern Clinton. Playing at home, the ...

Russia, US go toe-to-toe in Poland

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KATOWICE, Poland — The fight was about doping. The United States delivered haymakers. Russia came back with jabs. The proverbial blows were delivered Wednesday in a vast conference room in Poland during a pair of 3-minute speeches that cut through the tedium of an otherwise sleepy ...

Lake Placid picks up a second weekend of IBSF World Cup races

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority will be hosting the first two International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cups this year at Mount Van Hoevenberg, instead of only one as previously planned. The season-opening BMW IBSF Bobsled & Skeleton World ...

Red Storm volleyball closes out regular season

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SARANAC LAKE — Tied 2-all going into the fifth set, Saranac Lake came together to defeat AuSable Valley by seven points Monday in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference volleyball. Saranac Lake won the match, 3-2. The Red Storm’s Madie Gay completed a triple-triple with 12 points, 14 ...

Gustafson breaks through for title

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LAKE PLACID — Summer Britcher successfully defended her Norton USA Luge National Championship on Saturday morning in Lake Placid, while Jonny Gustafson, part of the next wave of young U.S. luge racers, grabbed his first Norton crown. Over three-quarters of a mile, Britcher, of Glen ...

USA Skeleton announces Cup squads for upcoming season

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LAKE PLACID — The World Cup and Intercontinental Cup squads for the 2019-2020 season were announced Sunday following a series of four USA Skeleton National Team Trials races in Lake Placid. Athletes accumulated points over the last two weeks in the race series to earn their positions on the ...