High School Roundup: Bombers win first diamond matchup

Lake Placid’s Will Landriault, right, slides into second base while Chazy’s Elijah Valentine leaps up for the force out during Wednesday’s game. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid baseball team kicked off the season right where it left off last year.

The Blue Bombers notched their first win of the season on Wednesday with a 6-3 victory over the Chazy Eagles at home. The win marked Lake Placid’s 15th straight Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference victory dating back to May 13, 2022.

“We fought,” Blue Blue Bombers’ head coach Brian Brandes said. “There were too many walks. It was the first day out in this cold weather, fairly new mound, that can be expected. Our bats were kind of silent, that’ll get better, too.”

After holding the Eagles scoreless in the top of the first, the Blue Bombers broke through with their first run in the bottom half of the first on and RBI single from Vann Morrelli.

Chazy answered with one run in its next trip to the plate, but Lake Placid once again reclaimed the lead on a RBI single from Will Landriault. In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Blue Bombers pushed the lead to 3-1 on an RBI single from Owen Hayes.

SLP’s Phoebe Peer (19) runs with the ball during Wednesday’s away contest against the Malone Huskies. (Provided photo — Richard Rosentreter/Malone Telegram)

While trailing by two runs in the top of the fifth, the Eagles threatened Lake Placid by scoring one run and putting a runner on third base with just one out in the inning. After Chazy’s Aiden Howell flew out to Lake Placid’s Ryan Curry in left field, the team attempted to tag up and score the equalizer. However, Curry’s throw to home was right on a line and catcher Owen Thomsen was able to tag the runner out at home to preserve the Blue Bombers lead.

Lake Placid went on to score three times in its next at bat and remained in command the rest of the way, despite giving up one run in the sixth inning.

The Blue Bombers recorded 12 hits, and got a solid performance on the mound from Vann Morrelli, who struck out six batters and Jarrett Mihill, who had two strikeouts in relief. Mihill and Morrelli gave up four hits combined.

“(Our) defense was great,” Brandes said. “I thought Jarrett and Vann, other than the eight walks did a pretty good job.”

Chazy’s Jake Poirier pitched six innings in the loss. The southpaw recorded three strikeouts before being relieved in the sixth inning.

Lake Placid’s Lili Draper pitches during Wednesday’s game against Chazy. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

“Their pitcher, Jake Poirier, did a great job,” Brandes said. “He’s a good pitcher and he’s young too.”

Morrelli and Landriault had three hits each, while Hayes and Jon Caito each had two hits.

Following its first win, Lake Placid will travel to Crown Point on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for a rematch of last year’s Section VII, Class D championship game.


Lake Placid’s Sydney Garrison returns a shot during Wednesday’s match against AuSable Valley. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)


SLP 22, Malone 1

Lake Placid’s Jarrett Mihill pitches during Wednesday’s game against Chazy. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

After struggling in its first two games this season, the Saranac Lake Placid girls lacrosse team recorded its first win on Wednesday, topping the Franklin Academy (Malone) Huskies 22-1.

“We did a lot of good things on both ends of the field,” SLP co-head coach Jeff Denkenberger said. “We moved the ball better and were patient on offense which led to many openings in the middle.”

Lizzie Harvey paced SLP with five goals, while Emma Clark had four and Julianna Tremblay had three. SLP’s Kelsi Burth, Tyler Burth and Addison Dann recored two goals each. Norah Galvin, Fiona Webb and Kaitlyn Yando scored one goal each. Kelsi Burth also chipped in with three assists and Dann had two.

SLP hosted the Plattsburgh Hornets on Thursday. The team will face off against the Massena Raiders on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Massena.

Canton 11, SLP 1

After returning from a two-week-long sprin break, the SLP girls struggled in its second game of the season falling, 11-1 to the Canton Golden Bears on the road Tuesday evening.

Phoebe Peer scored the lone goal for SLP late in the game. Canton’s defense shut down SLP, which struggled in transition. The Golden Bears buried seven of their goals in the first half en route to the win.

Samra Cirikovic had eight saves for SLP.


Chazy 23, Lake Placid 6

The Lake Placid softball team suffered a 23-6 loss to the Chazy Eagles in six innings on Wednesday.

The Eagles jumped out a 15-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning and never looked back, despite the Blue Bombers recording five runs in the fourth and fifth inning. Lake Placid also out hit their opponents 10-7, but too many mistakes in the field, including nine errors helped Chazy cruise to its third win of the season.

Briar Beaney and Anisa Cecunjanin led Lake Placid with two hits each. Chazy’s Courtney Collins and Wynter Jarus also recorded a pair of hits each. The Eagles’ Kennedy Columbus had the lone extra-base hit with a double.

Columbus pitched a complete game in the win. She struck out six Blue Bomber batters. Lake Placid’s Lili Draper pitched five innings, tallying four strikeouts. Reid Pedu pitched the final inning and earned two strikeouts.

The Blue Bombers, which dropped to 0-2 overall, are slated to take on the Crown Point Panthers on Wednesday next week at 4:30 p.m.



Lake Placid 5, AuSable Valley 0


Lake Placid 3, AuSable Valley 2

Playing on their home court for the first time this season, the Lake Placid tennis teams were able to come away with a pair of victories over the AuSable Valley Patriots on Wednesday.

The Blue Bombers boys team posted a 5-0 victory over AuSable Valley, while the Lake Placid girls won 3-2.

The Blue Bomber girls were lead by its singles players, Sydney Garrison and Jen Giroux, who earned wins in their respective matches. Garrison beat Serena Brandt by scores of 6-1, 6-3, while Giroux topped Ava Belzile 6-3, 6-3.

The girls squad capped off the night, with its third doubles team of Fiona Sullivan and Raquel Arreaza winning their match in straight sets. Sullivan and Arreaza defeated Rebecca and Veronica Uss 7-5, 6-4

In the other doubles matches, AuSable Valley’s Abi McDougal and Rylee Zelinski beat Lake Placid’s Nadia Philip and Kayden Glascock 6-4, 6-3. The Patriots’ Lily Butler and Elizabeth Douglas topped Jenna Audlin and Sophie Spanburgh 6-4, 6-3.

On the boys side, the Blue Bombers won both singles matches with Henry Becker defeating Liam MacDougal 6-0, 6-0 and Soren Jacobson beating Alex Egglefield 6-0, 6-0.

All three of Lake Placid’s doubles teams — Nash Carlisto and Parker Scanio, Owen Keal and Porter Dominesey and Colden Damour and Ian Munson — earned forfeit wins.

The Blue Bomber boys improved to 2-0 overall, while the girls are 1-1 on the season. The boys and girls squads will travel to Ellenburg on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. for a match against the Northern Adirondack Bobcats.


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