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Chiefs sink Red Storm on last-second tally

SARANAC LAKE — There are heartbreakers and then there are HEARTBREAKERS. The Saranac Lake boys soccer team experienced the latter of those two on Thursday when the Saranac Chiefs scored with two seconds remaining in the match to claim a 2-1 victory over the Red Storm at Schroeter’s ...

Chiefs continue to roll, blank SL girls 5-0

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls soccer team was the latest victim of a Saranac Central squad that’s been on a roll this season, as the Chiefs cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Red Storm on a wet Wednesday at Schroeter’s Field. The match was a tale of two teams that have gone ...

Blue Bombers soccer splits with Chazy

LAKE PLACID — It’s always a big game when Lake Placid and Chazy square off on the soccer pitch. The Blue Bombers girls and boys went up against the Eagles over the past two days, and in two close contests Lake Placid came out with a win and a loss. Girls game Lake  Placid 1, ...

Empire State Winter Games fall to COVID

LAKE PLACID — The 2021 Empire State Winter Games have been canceled. In a news release on Tuesday, the games’ organizers announced their decision to cancel the 41st annual event, citing uncertainty and safety concerns created by the coronavirus pandemic. The games were scheduled for ...

Empire State Winter Games canceled for 2021

LAKE PLACID — The 2021 Empire State Winter Games have been canceled. In a news release on Tuesday, the games' organizers announced their decision to cancel the 41st annual event, citing uncertainty and safety concerns created by the coronavirus pandemic. The games were scheduled for ...

Red Storm boys, girls win XC opener

SARANAC LAKE — With no opportunity to win any high school postseason titles, including what could have been a possible third-straight state championship, you might think it would be hard to motivate runners on the Saranac Lake boys cross country team this fall. But that’s certainly ...

Lake Placid boys edge Saranac by a point, girls fall

CADYVILLE— It was a tight matchup between the Lake Placid and Saranac Central varsity boys cross country teams on Saturday, with just one point giving the Blue Bombers the edge for a 27-28 win. The girls’ race saw a higher point differential, with Saranac Central pulling ahead for an ...

Myers, Chiefs heat up to take down Blue Bombers

LAKE PLACID — For the first 20 minutes in the opening half of Friday’s girls high school soccer game in Lake Placid, the Blue Bombers were able to keep unbeaten Saranac Central off the score board and create a handful of strong offensive chances of their own. But things changed in a ...

Rivalry lives on as SL, LP face off in soccer games

SARANAC LAKE — It was rivalry Wednesday on the high school soccer front as the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake boys and girls teams battled it out. The games were first of the season for Saranac Lake teams and the third on the schedule for the Blue Bombers, who started their preseason ...

Tournament closes out Saranac Inn season

SARANAC INN — Another season has come and gone at the Saranac Inn Golf Club, and in keeping with recent tradition, the course bid adieu to 2020 with its final tournament of the year on Sunday. The popular Columbus Day weekend tournament features two-person teams that begin their rounds ...

Dewey closed to public while hosting race

SARANAC LAKE — The trails at Dewey Mountain Recreation center will be closed to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. because the Saranac Lake High School cross country running team will be hosting a meet at that time. Mountain bike trails, walking trails, disc golf and other ...

Lake Placid runners kick off a COVID-year season

LAKE PLACID — The encouragement offered to every runner by coaches and fans from both teams was the same as it always has been. And the competitive nature from the student-athletes also hadn’t changed. But almost everything else was very different from years past as the Lake Placid ...

Outgunned Blue Bombers fall to Saranac Central

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys soccer team dropped its second match in as many games, falling 3-1 to a strong Saranac Central squad Thursday on home turf at the North Elba Show Grounds field. The Chiefs scored a goal in the opening half and notched two more in the second before ...

Moriah blanks LP girls

PORT HENRY — The Lake Placid girls soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision on the road Tuesday against Moriah. The Blue Bombers, who now own a 1-1 record, out shot the Vikings 18-14 but were unable to score. Sage Baker netted the lone goal of the match, finishing off a corner kick play with ...

Saranac Lake youth league holds first football games

SARANAC LAKE — After nearly a month’s worth of practices, the Saranac Lake USA Football League held its first games of the season on Saturday at the Spencer Boatworks field. More than 100 boys and girls from Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Tupper Lake and surrrounding communities are taking ...

USA Luge sitting out early World Cup events

USA Luge won’t compete in World Cup events until at least January, saying Monday that it will sit out the first four race weekends of this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Americans won’t slide in the season opener at Igls, Austria, on Nov. 28 and 29, then will also ...