High School Roundup: SLP boys lacrosse earns first win

SLP’s Lincoln Norfolk, left, looks to make a play with Malone’s Ayden Jeror defending him during Monday’s game at Schroeter’s Field in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Placid boys lacrosse team earned its first win of the season on Monday with an 11-2 victory over the Malone Huskies 11-2 at Schroeter’s Field in Saranac Lake.

The game was not only SLP’s first home contest of the season, but it was the program’s first since 2019. Saranac Lake and Lake Placid merged under the name SLP in 2019, and that inaugural squad lost all 14 games, making Monday’s win the first-ever for the SLP boys.

The boys lacrosse program was dropped after the 2019 season due to a lack of players. While there has a been a modified program for the past few years, the varsity program was revived this season.

SLP struggled in its first two games of the season, suffering back-to-back losses to Salmon River and Massena. But on Monday the boys dominated from start to finish, despite having come off a two-week long spring break.

“It was nice to play even though most of our kids were in Florida or somewhere else the last two weeks,” SLP boys lacrosse head coach Kris Miemis said. “We did run practices in the second week, but there were only about eight or nine kids. It’s nice to put things together, but I think that kind of explains some our rustiness on where we need to be and how the field operates.”

SLP’s Lukas Miemis takes a shots on net during Monday’s contest against Malone at Schroeter’s Field. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

SLP found themselves in a tightly-contested battle, clinging onto a 5-2 lead in the early stages of the first half. SLP took full control of the contest right before the intermission when the team buried three straight goals. In the second half, SLP shutout its opponents and netted three goals.

Sophomores Lukas Miemis and Scottie Nicholas each recorded a hat trick in the win. Fellow sophomore Caleb Wylie added two goals, while senior Kellan Duffy, senior Owen Muncil and sophomore Gerald Woodruff had one goal each. Muncil tallied two assists. Duffy, Miemis, Woodruff, sophomore Chris Martin and sophomore Mason Stoddard chipped in with one assist.

SLP’s goaltender, Charlie Wilson, a sophomore, had a solid outing. He recorded four saves and earned his first varsity win.

“Charlie is so strong in goal,” Kris Miemis said. “It takes something else to be a goalie in lacrosse. He always stands tall and he made way better decisions today than he did the last two games, so that was nice to see.”

Kris Miemis said the win was big for his young team, which fields 16 sophomores and just six total seniors and juniors.

Lake Placid’s Willow Wood pitches during Monday’s home game against Willsboro. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

“I think it gives us some optimism and it gives us some confidence going into the next games, which probably are going to be a little more competitive,” Kris Miemis said.

The SLP boys, which improved to 1-2, will face the Plattsburgh Hornets on the road today at 5 p.m. The Hornets are currently 2-1 overall with wins over Malone and Canton.


Saranac Lake’s Chayse Delosh pitches during Monday’s home opener against Plattsburgh. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

Plattsburgh 11, Saranac Lake 1

The Saranac Lake baseball team opened up the spring season with an 11-1 home loss to the Plattsburgh Hornets on Monday.

The Hornets, which won the Section VII, Class B baseball title last season, rattled off five runs in the first two innings and never looked back. Plattsburgh held the Red Storm to just one hit in the contest and improved to 2-0 overall.

The Hornets’ Warren Miller pitched five innings in the win, striking out seven, walking two batters and giving up one hit. Dan Hartmann came in relief in the sixth inning, recording four strikeouts.

Plattsburgh’s Braeden Calkins had three hits — two singles and a triple — while Hartmann, Miller and Carson Duval had two hits each. The team recorded 12 hits in the game.

Zack Goetz had the lone hit for the Red Storm, which dropped to 0-1 overall. Evan Willett scored the lone run for Saranac Lake in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Saranac Lake used five pitchers in the game. Cedar Rivers started and struck out two batters in three innings. Dillon Wilson and Chayse Delosh pitched in relief in the fourth inning, recording one strikeout each. Connor Coventry and Zack Goetz pitched the final two innings with each of them tallying a pair of strikeouts.

The Red Storm were slated to take on the Moriah Vikings on Tuesday, before returning home on Monday for a game against the Beekmantown Eagles, the first of three straight home games.


Willsboro 31, Lake Placid 15

LAKE PLACID — After returning from a two-week spring break on Monday, the Lake Placid softball team suffered a 31-15 home loss to the Willsboro Warriors.

The Warriors scored at least two runs in every inning to cruise to their second win of the season. Willsboro previously topped Wells 12-2 on April 10.

The Warriors jumped out to a 3-0 lead in first at-bat. The Blue Bombers responded with a five runs in the bottom of the first inning, but Willsboro reclaimed the lead in the second with six runs and never let up.

Despite falling, Lake Placid rattled off seven more hits than the Warriors. However, fielding errors and walks from the Blue Bomber defense helped the visitors earn the victory.

Lake Placid had 12 hits in the game, while four players — Briar Beaney, Anisa Cecunjanin, Lili Draper and Willow Wood — recorded multiple hits for the Blue Bombers. Beaney recorded the lone extra-base hit in the game, with a double in the second inning.

Lake Placid’s Brooke Beaney, Kyra Jordon, Emma Lawrence and Abbey Light had one hit each. Willsboro’s Emma Jacques and Laney Nolette combined for four of their team’s five hits and Laci Nolette had one hit.

Sarah Gibson threw a complete game and earned the pitching win for the Warriors. Wood took the loss in the pitchers’ circle for the Blue Bombers, recording six strikeouts. Reid Pedu replaced Wood in the fourth inning, earning four strikeouts.

Following its first contest of the season, Lake Placid will host the Chazy Eagles at 4:30 p.m. today.



Lake Placid 4, Saranac Central 1


Saranac Central 5, Lake Placid 0

The Lake Placid tennis teams split on the road Monday against the Saranac Central Spartans. The Blue Bomber boys posted a 4-1 victory, while the Lake Placid girls squad fell 5-0.

The Blue Bomber boys earned two singles wins from Henry Becker and Soren Jacobson. Becker defeated Josh Gaboriault by scores of 6-4, 6-4 and Jacobson beat Jaedon Spear by scores of 6-1, 6-2.

In doubles, Lake Placid’s Nash Carlisto and Parker Scanio topped Dale Lavarnway and Logan Catton 6-2, 7-5. The Blue Bombers’ duo of Owen Keal and Porter Dominesey pulled out a close doubles match win against Asher Girard and Isaac Couture by scores of 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1. Lake Placid’s Colden Damour and Ian Munson lost to Keith Poulin and Alex Mehrman 6-0, 6-4.

On the girls side, Taya Wood defeated Lake Placid’s Sydney Garrison 6-1, 6-2 and the Blue Bomber’s Jennifer Giroux was topped by Madyson Tripp 6-2, 6-2. Lake Placid’s doubles pairing of Jenna Audlin and Kayden Glascock lost to Calleigh Bryette and Page Bassett 6-0, 6-3, Nadia Philip and Raquel Arreaza were topped by Emma O’Hara and Sabrina Cruz 6-2, 6-2 and the third doubles team of Dana Perez and Sophie Spanburgh lost to Emma Trudeau and Hannah Steenberge 6-0, 6-4.

Lake Placid girls tennis head coach Jon Fremante said his team showed some areas of where they need to improve in their first match of the season. He added that the Saranac Central players showed consistency in their play, while his squad showed signs of solid play throughout the matches.

The Blue Bombers will host the AuSable Valley Patriots today at 3:30 p.m. in the squads first home match of the season.


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