High School Roundup: SLP girls lax falls to Raiders

SLP’s Ireland Cassidy, left, controls the ball while Massena’s Jayla Thompson defends her during Monday’s game at the North Elba Show Grounds. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake Placid girls lacrosse team’s four game win streak came to an end on Monday when the team fell to the Massena Raiders 9-6.

Playing at the North Elba Athletic Fields, the two squads were deadlocked at 5-5 after the first half. The Raiders took control of the contest after the intermission by scoring three straight goals, which essentially sealed the game.

“We’ve got to play like we did as a team last Monday against Canton,” SLP co-head coach Jeff Denkenberger said. “We just struggled maintaining possession of the ball tonight.”

While trailing 8-5, SLP scored one goal in the second half when Phoebe Peer found the back of the net. Despite the goal, the Raiders controlled the ball through most of the contest and limited SLP’s offensive chances.

“Our defense played the entire game and they did a great job,” Denkenberger said. “I know they scored nine goals, but (Brooke Terry) and (Jayla Thompson) were solid together. They were good, they could catch the ball and they could shoot. Our defense did a good job, but offensively, we’ve got to maintain possession of the ball, move the ball down the field and take good shots. We couldn’t find the net today.”

SLP’s Sabine Denkenberger, right, defends Massena’s Jayla Thompson during Monday’s game at the North Elba Show Grounds. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

Massena’s Terry had four goals, while Thompson added three goals and three assists. The Raiders’ Lindsay D’Arienzo and Hailey LaShomb netted one goal each.

Peer led SLP with two goals and one assist. Lizzie Harvey scored two goals, while Kaitlyn Yando and Juliana Tremblay each had one goal.

“We’ve got to bury tonight and focus on the rest of the season,” Denkenberger said.

With the loss, the SLP girls fell to 9-5 overall. The team will wrap up the regular season with a road contest against Ogdensburg at 5:45 p.m. today and home game against Salmon River at 6 p.m. The team will then compete in the playoffs.

“We’ve got to beat Ogdensburg and we’ve got to show up here and be able to contend against Salmon River, and get us ready for next week,” Denkenberger said.

Saranac Lake’s Emily Gay makes contact during Monday’s home game against Ticonderoga. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)


Ticonderoga 16, Saranac Lake 2

Saranac Lake’s Mia Nichols looks to throw out a runner during Monday’s home game against Ticonderoga. (Enterprise photo — Parker O’Brien)

The Saranac Lake softball team suffered a 16-2 home loss to the Ticonderoga Sentinels on Monday.

The Sentinels jumped out a 2-0 lead before the Red Storm scored its first run in the third inning. After giving up the first run, Ticonderoga extended its lead with 10 total run in the fourth and fifth inning.

Saranac Lake’s Paige Mott hit an RBI single in the sixth, but the Sentinels scored four more runs in the seventh to close out the game.

Ticonderoga’s Myleigh Drinkwine had six strikeouts and the Red Storm’s Emma Akey had five punchouts.

Saranac Lake had two hits, which came off the bats of Mott and Ayla Small. The Sentinels’ Isabelle Burroughs, Cassidy Mattison and Sophia Johndrow had two hits each. Drinkwine and Sophia Dorsett chipped in with one hit each.

The Red Storm, which fell to 2-10, will wrap up the regular season at home Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. against the Moriah Vikings.

Boquet Valley 12, Lake Placid 8

The Lake Placid softball team found themselves in a close battle during Monday’s regular season finale against the Boquet Valley Griffins in Lake Placid.

With just a one run lead in the top of the seventh, the Griffins rattled off five runs to defeat the Blue Bombers 12-8.

Boquet Valley’s Jalynne Orciani tossed a complete game, earning the win. Lake Placid’s Reid Pedu pitched four innings before being relieved. Lili Draper and Kyra Jordon also pitched for the Blue Bombers.

Lake Placid finished the contest with three total hits. The Blue Bombers’ Anisa Cecunjanin had the lone extra-base hit — a double. Boquet Valley had six hits as Sophie Pulsifer led the way with two.

The Blue Bombers closed out the regular season with a record of 2-9. The team’s postseason opponent is yet to be determined.


Lake Placid 13, Boquet Valley 3

The Lake Placid baseball team wrapped up the regular season at home on Monday by defeating the Boquet Valley Griffins 13-3 Monday afternoon.

The victory marked the second consecutive season that the Blue Bombers finished Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference play undefeated, extending its win streak in league play to 24 games. The last time the team lost to an MVAC opponent was on May 13, 2022.

On Monday, the Blue Bombers pitching staff of Ryan Curry, Jon Caito and Vann Morrelli combined for 14 strikeouts in six innings, while allowing four hits. The Griffins used three pitchers — Ben Burdo, Ted Gay and Maddox Rice — in the loss.

The Blue Bombers’ Caito, Jarrett Mihill and Hyler Isham tallied two hits each in the win. Caito and Mihill each had doubles, while Isham and Max Hyman both had a triple. The team had 11 hits in the game.

Rice and Boden Buehler had two hits each for Boquet Valley. Rice also had a home run.

Lake Placid finished the regular season with an overall record of 12-2. The team will host a playoff game with both the date and opponent yet to be determined.



Plattsburgh 4, Lake Placid 1

The Lake Placid girls tennis team suffered a 4-1 loss to the Plattsburgh Hornets on Monday.

The host Blue Bombers’ Jennifer Giroux won her team’s lone match, defeating Mazie Sellers 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 2 singles match. In the other singles match, the Hornets’ Ava Perry topped Sydney Garrison 6-1, 6-1.

In doubles play, Lake Placid dropped all three matches. Nadia Phillip and Kayden Glascock were defeated by Julia Lack and Leanne Cook 6-1, 6-1; Laura Leon and Danna Perez fell to Reba Maken and Aubree Mulligan 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 and Jenna Audlin and Fiona Sullivan lost to Ava O’Brien and Emma Slattery 6-0, 6-2.

Following the match, the girls dropped to 3-4. The squad will travel for its next match against the Beekmantown Eagles at 3:30 p.m. today.


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