High School Roundup: Bombers nine claims MVAC North title

SLP’s Phoebe Peer races down the field during Wednesday’s game against Potsdam at the North Elba Athletic Fields. (Provided photo — John Burth)

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid baseball team locked up its third consecutive Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference North division crown here on Wednesday evening with a 8-2 victory over the Crown Point Panthers.

The Blue Bombers extended their overall winning streak to eight games and improved to 11-1 overall in the process. The team has now won 23 straight MVAC contests dating back to the 2022 season.

Lake Placid was led by Vann Morrelli who tossed a complete game while striking out 10 Crown Point batters. He allowed just three hits and three walks. Crown Point’s Reese Pertak pitched six innings with six punchouts.

At the plate, Morrelli recorded a hit in all three of his at-bats. Teammates Jon Caito had two hits, while Ryan Curry had one hit in the team’s six-hit effort. Kayden Hurlbert had two hits for the Panthers.

The Blue Bombers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning before scoring one more run in the second. Crown Point added its first run in the third inning; however, Lake Placid responded with four runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to seal the victory.

Following the contest, the team was slated to take on the Ticonderoga Sentinels on Thursday in a non-league matchup on the road. Lake Placid will wrap up the regular season at 4:30 p.m. Monday at home against Boquet Valley.



SLP 10, Potsdam 6

The Saranac Lake Placid girls lacrosse team defeated the Potsdam Sandstoners 10-6 at the North Elba Athletic Fields Wednesday afternoon.

The win marked a season sweep over the Sandstoners and improved SLP’s overall record to 8-4.

Playing in rainy weather, the SLP struggled in the opening half but was still able to take a 5-4 lead.

In the second half, SLP started winning some draws and created turnovers, allowing it to take control of the game.

Tyler Burth led SLP with four goals and three assists. Emma Clark added two goals and two assists, while Addy Danna and Juliana Tremblay had two goals each. Phoebe Peer and Kaitlyn Yando each tallied one assist. Emma Fields led Potsdam with four goals.

SLP had another strong game defensively, and goalkeeper Samra Cirikovic continued to make key saves, recording seven.

The team will take on the Plattsburgh Hornets today at 5 p.m. at Stafford Middle School in Plattsburgh. SLP will return home to face Massena at 6 p.m. Monday.


Saranac Lake 5, Ticonderoga 1

After having lost their first match of the season on Tuesday, the Saranac Lake golf team returned back to its winning form on Wednesday with a 5-1 victory over the Ticonderoga Sentinels at the Ray Brook Golf Course.

The Red Storm’s Noah Jewtraw, a senior, triumphed in the second spot, beating Bryce Perry 43-60. Carson St. Louis won the third match for the Saranac Lake, defeating Garrett Beebe 44-55.

Competing in the fourth and fifth position, Brice Heery and Cooper Patnode won their matches. Heery edged out Brier Whitley 57-59 and Patnode topped Gracie Wells 59-67. Jonah Peckham picked up a win in the sixth spot after the Sentinels didn’t have enough players.

In the No. 1 match, Ticonderoga’s Noah Wells was the medalist, winning his team’s lone match with a 41-43 victory over Ryan McGinnis-Theis.

The Red Storm improved to 5-1 overall. The team will take on the Moriah Vikings today on the road at 3:30 p.m.


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