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U.S. Biathlon team ready for action

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Back on top

PLATTSBURGH — Saranac Lake’s football team is back on top. In a wild back-and-forth Section VII, Class C championship game played Saturday afternoon at Plattsburgh High, the Red Storm defeated AuSable Valley 31-26 for their first sectional title since 2016. A week ago in the Class ...

Storm volleyball rolling as playoffs approach

BEEKMANTOWN — Two down and one to go. The Saranac Lake volleyball team took down a pair of giants to begin its final week of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season, and the Red Storm have one more match on tap as they finish off their schedule at home Friday against AuSable ...

SL to clash with top-seeded Pats in Class C football final

SARANAC LAKE — During the past two seasons, Saranac Lake’s football team really struggled on the way to posting just three combined victories. This fall, with an experienced lineup leading the way, things have looked much brighter for the Red Storm. On Saturday, Saranac Lake can ...

Weather alters Luge National Championships

LAKE PLACID — The onset of warm weather, heavy rain and high winds Thursday has led to the cancellation of Friday’s opening day of the Norton USA Luge National Championships, originally set for Friday and Saturday mornings in Lake Placid. The competition has been relegated to a one-day ...

Storm soccer finally reaches the top

BEEKMANTOWN — A 42-year run of no championships has finally ended for the Saranac Lake boys soccer team. On Wednesday at Beekmantown High School, Saranac Lake won its first boys soccer championship in school history, topping Lake Placid 1-0 in the Section VII, Class C final. In a ...

NCCC men advance to semifinals

The North Country Community College soccer teams had mixed results Tuesday in NJCAA quarterfinal playoff games. The men’s team rallied in the second half to beat Jefferson Community College 2-1 in overtime, while the women’s team was upset at home after a shootout loss against ...