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SLP girls blank FA

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team headed into Christmas weekend riding high with a 3-0 victory on the road Friday against Franklin Academy. SLP got a goal in each period from three different players and a 17-save effort from netminder Whitney Battistoni on the way ...

Photos of 2017

Photos, along with words, are a newspaper’s artistic medium. The Enterprise has not had a solely designated staff photographer since 2003, yet its staff wins awards for photojournalism every year. It’s part of the culture here in the Enterprise newsroom. Readers generously let us ...

Eagles defeat cold-shooting Bombers

LAKE PLACID — You couldn’t fault Lake Placid’s girls for playing aggressive basketball against one of the better teams in Section VII when they hosted Westport on Thursday. But the Blue Bombers’ shooting woes continued, and the Eagles made them pay. Led by Hannah Schwoebel and ...

Perfect powder for opening day at Mount Pisgah

SARANAC LAKE — They arrived slowly but surely. A youngster and his mom. A dad and his two sons. Two brothers and a wife. On Friday at 3 p.m., the Mount Pisgah Ski Center opened for the season, and what a grand day to kick things off. About six inches of fresh, wonderful, fluffy powder ...

Storm, Bombers open nordic ski season

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid nordic ski teams gathered at Dewey Mountain Wednesday for the first ski race of the season, and athletes and coaches alike were thrilled to be on snow in December after several years of late snow accumulation. With Tuesday’s rain, the ...

Tigers’ decisive second sinks Blue Bombers

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid hockey team put in a solid effort but came up short in a 5-2 home loss to Middlebury Tuesday at the Olympic Center. The Blue Bombers headed into the matchup with a 13-player roster against a much deeper opponent, and jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but ...

Lumberjacks put up a fight

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys basketball team put up a valiant effort at home Monday night, but were outmatched by Madrid-Waddington 60-42. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early lead, grabbing more rebounds and utilizing quick transitions to get fast break points. The visitors ...

Memorable weekend for Morris

LAKE PLACID — Of all the veterans on the United States luge national team, Taylor Morris had a weekend to remember in Lake Placid. On Friday, the native of Salt Lake City, Utah nailed down his first trip to the Olympics with a fifth-place finish in men’s singles on the opening day ...

Burke headed to fourth Olympics

Lowell Bailey capped off the 2017 biathlon season with a 23rd-place finish in the men’s 15-kilometer mass start race at the World Cup event in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France. Bailey, of Lake Placid, finished 14th in Saturday’s 12.5K pursuit and came back with a three-penalty ...

Bullock hat trick leads SLP

OSWEGO — Lydia Bullock had three goals and two assists Saturday to lead the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team to a 5-3 victory over Oswego. Bullock scored two unassisted goals in the second period to give SLP a 4-1 advantage. Oswego’s Hannah Koster reduced the deficit to 4-2 at the ...

Meyers Taylor races to fifth-straight podium finish

IGLS, Austria — Elana Meyers Taylor teamed with Kehri Jones for her fifth consecutive medal this season after the duo finished second in Saturday’s women’s bobsled World Cup in Igls. “It feels good to be in the medals again,” Meyers Taylor said. “We have a deep field of push ...

Record-breaking day at Van Ho

LAKE PLACID — Two days of World Cup luge racing kicked off on Friday in Lake Placid, and on a very fast track and a record-breaking day, 22-year-old Tucker West came through with a bronze medal for the United States. The day began with the doubles competition and concluded with ...

Burke positions for fourth Olympics

Paul Smiths native Tim Burke moved one step closer to qualifying for his fourth Olympic Games on Friday after placing 10th in the 10-kilometer biathlon sprint race at the World Cup event in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France. Burke, who only needed a top 30-finish to achieve the performance ...

Ten athletes chosen for U.S. Olympic luge team

LAKE PLACID — Taylor Morris’ eyes filled with tears, for good reason. For four years, he’s carried around a burden. He missed qualifying for the 2014 Olympic team by a ridiculously small sliver of time — four one-thousandths of a second. And over those four years, he’s dealt with ...

Vikings charge through Storm

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake’s girls basketball team faced a tough challenge when last year’s Class D state semifinalist Moriah visited the Red Storm gymnasium on Thursday. And early on, it was evident that a turnover-plagued performance was going to get the job done against the ...

Athletes get it done in classroom

SARANAC LAKE — Of the six teams that competed during the fall for Saranac Lake football, two of those squads were champions on the field. Those squads were the girls volleyball and the boys cross country teams. Although the other four Red Storm teams may not have been the top dogs when it ...

Ten athletes chosen for U.S. Olympic luge team

LAKE PLACID — Taylor Morris’ eyes filled with tears, for good reason. For four years, he’s carried around a burden. He missed qualifying for the 2014 Olympic team by a ridiculously small sliver of time — four one-thousandths of a second. And over those four years, he’s dealt with ...

Sweeney, Britcher secure Olympic spots

LAKE PLACID — Without putting a luge sled on the ice Thursday night, Emily Sweeney and Summer Britcher joined Erin Hamlin on the 2018 United States Olympic team. Hamlin, a Remsen native who won bronze medal in the 2014 Olympics, sowed up her fourth Olympic spot with a World Cup fourth ...