HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: SLP boys remain unbeaten in league play

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team took advantage of three power play goals Wednesday to secure a 5-2 victory over Beekmantown in a Section VII game at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.

Hunter Wilmot scored three goals and Rhett Darrah had a goal and two assists to lead SLP to its 12th win of the season. Saranac Lake Placid is 5-0 against Section VII opponents and 12-5 overall.

SLP took a 2-0 lead 7:40 into the first period when Darrah scored a power play goal on assists from Carter Sturgeon and Ben Munn.

Beekmantown answered with a power play goal of its own at 13:15 of the first period on a score by Gavin Fessette.

The second period was all SLP as Wilmot scored his second goal of the game at 3:26 and Brendan Bullock connected at 6:40 to put SLP ahead 4-1.

Beekmantown was able to cut the deficit to 4-2 after Cooper Burdo scored on a power play at 8:42 of the third, but Wilmot put the game away with his third goal at 11:07, with assists going to Rhett Darrah and Kaden Darrah,

SLP outshot the Eagles 45-20. Anders Stanton held down the goaltending position for SLP, while Riley Hanson was in net for Beekmantown.

Beekmantown fell to 7-7-1 overall and 2-2 in Section VII games with the loss.

SLP returns to action Thursday on the road against St. Lawrence Central.


Lake Placid 57, Newcomb 30

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys basketball team picked up it second convincing win in as many nights Wednesday with a 57-30 victory over Newcomb.

The Blue Bombers raced out to a 17-7 first quarter lead and extended the margin to 34-13 at halftime. Jack Armstrong and Adnan Cecunjanin each scored 10 points in the first half for Lake Placid, while teammate Nick Marvin hit for eight in the opening half.

Armstrong finished with a game-high 16 points and Marvin scored 13 on the night.

Ethan Armstrong led the way offensively for Newcomb with eight points.

Lake Placid was coming off a 61-9 victory over Bolton on Tuesday night. Jack Armstrong scored 17 in that game, while Cecunjanin had 15 and Matt Brandes chipped in 12. Lake Placid led 34-3 at the half against Bolton.


Ticonderoga 55, Saranac Lake 39

SARANAC LAKE — Ticonderoga took control early and was able to hold off Saranac Lake the rest of the way Tuesday in a 55-39 victory.

“I thought our girls play really hard and was happy with how we shared the ball,” Saranac Lake coach Chad LaDue said. “It was nice to see everyone score tonight. I have always enjoyed playing against coach Smith and his teams. He gets the most out of his players and I would like to think we do the same.”

Saranac Lake’s Alex LaDue led all scorers with 17 points as each Red Storm player who entered the game scored at least two points.

The Red Storm return to action Wednesday, Feb. 12 on the road against Moriah.


SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls swept the top three spots Tuesday in a 5.6-kilometer skate-ski race at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center. Sophia Kelting won the race handily with a time of 18 minutes, 36 seconds, and was followed by teammates Evelyn Eller (19:20) and Bella Wissler (19:37).

Lake Placid skiers took the next four positions, with Lynn Palen finishing fourth in 20:12, Ellie Evans in fifth at 21:31, Harley Cohen sixth in 23:07 and Sydney Lawrence seventh in 23:54.

Saranac Lake’s Adrian Hayden won the boys 7.5K skate race with a time of 20:50, while Lake Placid skiers Mike Skutt (21:10) and Andrew Scanio (21:12) placed second and third.

Saranac Lake and Lake Placid will each compete in two races next week — Tuesday at Dewey and Wednesday at Mount Van Hoevenberg — to determine the nine girls and nine boys who will compete in the NYSPHSAA Championship meet in Rochester later this month.


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