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23rd time’s the charm for Pickreigns

SARANAC LAKE — Members of the Pickreign family are avid golfers, persistent golfers and really enjoy spending time together, especially when they are on the course. On Saturday, May 20, at Southampton Country Club in Massachusetts, a Pickreign foursome including three generations of ...

Time trials in the homestretch

LAKE PLACID — The Placid Planet Time Trials series completed its fourth week Wednesday, with 25 riders taking on the out-and-back course on River Road. The free series continues this week and concludes June 7. Team Placid Planet will also hosts its final Kids’s Time Trails Series ...

A 228-mile bike ride without leaving the room

LAKE PLACID — Each year, Lake Placid High School seniors select a project to take on as part of their academic requirements. Fletcher Codd spent 24 hours on his project, and it was a pretty demanding 24 hours at that. Codd, who is one of the top junior long track speedskaters in the ...

Kroes leaves no doubt this time

PLATTSBURGH — Lake Placid’s Bjorn Kroes finished runner-up in the individual competition the past two years in the Section VII Golf Championships, including falling on the second playoff hole last season when the tournament was held at Saranac Inn. On Friday, Kroes finally nailed down ...

Kroes leads Lake Placid to Section VII golf title

PLATTSBURGH — The undefeated Lake Placid golf team had no problem taking care of business and its top player paved the way. On Thursday in the Section VII championships at the Barracks Golf Course in Plattsburgh, the Blue Bombers cruised to the team title, while Bjorn Kroes put himself ...

Tupper tunes up for sectionals

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys and girls track and field teams each captured dual meet victories Thursday in the final home competition of the season. Battling steady rain, cool temperatures and gusting winds, the Lumberjacks beat Clifton-Fine and Madrid-Waddington at L.P. Quinn ...

Memorial Day Classic set for Monday

SARANAC LAKE – An annual start-of-the-summer tradition will take place again Monday when the Saranac Lake Youth Baseball and Softball Association hosts its Red Wilcox Memorial Day Classic. The event will feature baseball games and contests at the Rotary Field next to the Saranac Lake ...

Seventh-grade champion

LAKE PLACID — For a young athlete whose favorite sport is definitely skiing, Sonja Toishi is pretty good at the game of tennis too. On Friday, the seventh-grader completed her climb to the top of Section VII heap, winning the girls singles title at SUNY Plattsburgh. After playing in ...

Early deficit dooms Tupper in semifinal

NORWOOD — The Tupper Lake baseball team fell behind early and never recovered Tuesday on the way to a 14-2 loss to Norwood-Norfolk in the semifinal round of the Section X, Class C tournament. Norwood-Norfolk scored seven runs in the second inning, and pitcher Robert Voss took over from ...

Two-Fly Challenge hits the river

WILMINGTON — The 18th annual Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge fishing tournament concluded Saturday, and organizers and competitors alike hailed the great fishing and camaraderie of the event. Nearly 70 people registered for the event, which took place Friday and Saturday. In addition ...

Lacrosse seasons come to an end

MASSENA — The season came to an end for the Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team on Monday, as Massena rallied from a big early deficit to claim an 11-10 victory in the first round of the Section X playoff tournament. The Red Storm led most of the way. They jumped out to a 3-0 edge, held a 5-1 ...

Locals keep pace at sectionals

LAKE PLACID — Saturday’s Section VII track and field championships in Lake Placid unfolded just about the same way the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference’s regular season ended. The dominating Saranac Central Chiefs swept the boys and girls team titles, and both Saranac Lake squads ...

Storm surge past Sandstoners

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team wrapped up the regular season with a victory Friday, topping Potsdam 12-10 at the North Country Community College field. In a game with playoff implications, the Red Storm broke a 7-7 tie at intermission by scoring two goals during ...

Placid golf polishes off another perfect season

PORT KENT — The Lake Placid golf team won its fourth-straight Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular season championship Friday with a 6-0 victory over AuSable Valley at Harmony Hills Golf Club. The Blue Bombers completed the season with a 10-0 record, their fourth time in a row ...

ORDA hires new finance chief

LAKE GEORGE — There is a new chief financial officer at the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, and ORDA management is tight-lipped about why the authority’s previous CFO is no longer with the state agency. Peggy Evatt began her tenure as ORDA’s acting CFO on Monday and ...

Lake Placid undeterred by Storm

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid golf team had to wait a little bit longer to claim its ninth win on Thursday, and most of the Blue Bombers only wound up playing six holes to get the job done. In a delayed, and then shortened match at Craig Wood, Lake Placid blanked Saranac Lake 6-0 to ...

Tupper golf on the upswing

TUPPER LAKE — Despite suffering another loss Thursday afternoon, the Tupper Lake golf team shot its best round of the season, and the young team looks like it will be a force to reckon with in the future. The Lumberjacks fell to Norwood-Norfolk, which shot a cumulative score of 211 ...

Shamrocks pull away from Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — For the second time this season, the Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team found itself in a tight match Friday with Salmon River in the last game of the Section X regular season for both squads. Four straight goals in the second half by the Shamrocks ended any hopes that the ...

Bombers lock up boys title

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys track and field team captured the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division II title Wednesday with a win over EKMW, while the girls rounded out their season on a solid footing as well. The boys’ team won the last regular meet of the season ...