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Saranac Lake High School senior Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour smiles during a drill at the school’s cross-country running practice Monday evening.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Taking it to the next level

SARANAC LAKE — Local Olympians and Olympic hopefuls turned in strong performances last weekend at the U.S. Biathlon National Rollerski Championships in Jericho, Vermont, including one high-schooler who finished competing just in time for cross-country running season to start. While ...

Ryan Bradley, shown during a performance, will headline tonight’s Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.
(Photo courtesy of Ryan Bradley)

Bradley to close out Ice Show season

LAKE PLACID — The 2017 summer skating series wraps up tonight with the Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center in the 1932 Rink Jack Shea Arena.  American men’s singles skater Ryan Bradley will headline the show. Always a crowd favorite with his back flip, Bradley is a three-time ...

Sydney Shearen of the U.S. mixes it up while attempting to control an airborne puck in front the net guarded by Canadian goaltender Madelyn McArthur during the third period of Thursday’s game.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

U.S. women take game one against Canada

LAKE PLACID — The United States rode a three-goal opening period to a 4-1 victory over Canada on Thursday to kick off a three-game series between each country’s under-18 women’s national ice hockey teams at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The U.S. took a 3-0 lead by burying ...

Griffin’s U.S. Amateur run ends

LOS ANGELES — Lake Placid native Art Griffin’s run at the U.S. Amateur golf tournament came to an end Thursday with a loss to Joey Vrzich, of El Cajon, California, in the round of 32 of match play. Griffin, a 21-year-old senior at Charleston Southern University, was playing in the U.S. ...

St. Lawrence University senior Dana Hatton starts her 3-mile run during Monday’s Mini-Triathlon in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Mini-Tri season in the books

LAKE PLACID — Another year for the High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Triathlon Series is in the books. On Monday, the final weekly race of the summer took place in Lake Placid, and it couldn’t have been a better evening for the finale. Calm waters, no wind and just the right temperatures ...

Griffin advances at U.S. Amateur

Lake Placid’s Art Griffin is still alive in the most prestigious amateur golf tournament in the world. After finishing tied for 19th following two 18-hole stroke-play rounds to begin the week, the 21-year-old also triumphed Wednesday in match play to continue his advance in the 117th ...

Romano’s shortstop Tristin Fitzgerald fires the ball to first base for an out during Tuesday’s game against Bitters and Bones.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Rusty Nail awaits finals opponent

SARANAC LAKE — Top-seeded Rusty Nail is in, and the remaining two teams will battle it out tonight to see who will be playing in the Black Fly Softball League championship series. On Tuesday at the McKenzie Pond Road softball fields, one semifinal matchup ended and another ...

Team USA Olympic Bobsled Driver Nick Cunningham (blue shirt, right of center) poses with friends and those who took part in the Olympic Trivia Night he hosted Monday night at the Taverna restaurant on Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Olympic bobsledder lures Earnhardt

LAKE PLACID — When NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. made it known on social media earlier this summer that bobsled is one thing he’d like to try after he retires from stock car racing at the end of this season, U.S. Olympic bobsled pilot Nick Cunningham realized this was the opportunity ...

Placid officials in Taipei to pursue World University Games

LAKE PLACID — A contingent from this village is currently in Taiwan to present to the International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) Executive Committee about a Lake Placid-centric Adirondack bid to host the 2023 World University Winter Games. The contingent is in Taipei City as ...

Griffin sits fourth after first day at US Amateur

Art Griffin is in the early mix at the world’s most prestigious amateur golf tournament. On Monday, the talented 21-year-old golfer from Lake Placid may have shot the most memorable round of his life, firing a 4-under par 66 to stand in fourth place after opening day at the 117th United ...

Chill closes season in Vermont

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Chill 16-and-under travel softball team recently completed its 2017 season after going 1-2-1 at the Vermont Rockets Invitational Tournament. The Chill opened the tournament against Vermont Xplosion and took an early lead when Marissa Gibbs walked and ...

Saranac Lake Fun Run volunteers Simon Langdon, Tennessee Carr, Annaliese Goff, Lena Shoemaker, Karrissa Holmes and Kaylee Holmes help by handing out “place sticks” during Thursday’s adult races in Riverside Park.
(Provided photo — Rob Carr)

Fun Run series rolls along

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run series continued Thursday with footraces of between a quarter-mile and 3.8 miles. The quarter-mile race was the most popular on Thursday, with 35 kids completing the out-and-back course on the sidewalk along Lake Flower. Nineteen runners took on ...

The Lanes claims third straight title

SARANAC LAKE — Sometimes, losing can be a good thing. As long as it’s not in the deciding game of a playoff series. After suffering their first setback of the season on Thursday in the Saranac Lake women’s softball league finals, players on The Lanes bounced back big time Friday, ...

Bitters and Bones second baseman Nicole White fires the ball to Jessica Young Willett for an out at first during action Thursday in the championships series. Backing up the play for Bitters and Bones is shortstop Kristina Hybicki.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bitters & Bones forces third game

SARANAC LAKE — There will be a rubber match to decide the Saranac Lake Women’s Softball League title. On Thursday, Bitters and Bones handed The Lanes its first loss of the season to tie the final series at one win each and force a third game tonight to determine this year’s league ...

Vt. hosts U.S. Biathlon rollerski championships rollerski championships

JERICHO, Vermont — More than 80 athletes will compete today and Sunday in the U.S. Biathlon Summer Rollerski Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho. The national championships are the first in a series of competitions that will determine who gets a spot on this year’s ...

Modified coach Kyle Mochol shows flag-football age participants proper stance during Tuesday’s football camp at the Saranac Lake High School football practice field.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Football players ready for action

SARANAC LAKE — The sight of youngsters and high school age student-athletes running around together on the practice field and responding to coaches’ whistles Tuesday evening can only mean one thing: Football season in the North Country is just around the corner. Coaches and players ...

Eric Kreckel, from Morrisonville, races against the clock during the West-Woodward Memorial time trials on Sunday in Upper Jay.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Cyclists tested in state time trials

UPPER JAY — When people think of a bike race, it’s usually rider pitted against rider. But on Sunday, nearly 100 bicyclists gathered in Upper Jay to take on their biggest challenger: themselves. The West-Woodward Memorial time trial took place on Sunday, with the winners crowned as New ...