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Local officials react differently to football, volleyball delay

If fall sports seasons do end up taking place in high school athletics across New York state in this year of the coronavirus pandemic, three of those sports were just taken off the table. In a decision announced Wednesday by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, ...

Football, volleyball, competitive cheerleading bumped to spring season

State sports officials have announced that high school football, volleyball and competitive cheer seasons will be delayed until at least March 1. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association made the announcement Wednesday night, half an hour before an online press conference. ...

Questions remain as possible fall season approaches

PLATTSBURGH — If anything is certain when it comes to sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a lot of uncertainty. Section VII Executive Director Matt Walentuk wants one thing to be certain, however, as to if and when the fall sports season may begin. “We want to be able to ...

Craig Wood to host Bar Fly Open

LAKE PLACID — North Country bar and restaurant employees and patrons will belly up to the Craig Wood Golf Club in Lake Placid on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to mark 42 years of the annual Barfly Open Golf Tournament. The two-person scramble tournament benefits the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in ...

Romano’s fall bowling leagues

Looking for a socially distant, safe and sanitized activity this fall? Then bowling is the answer. Romano's Saranac Lanes is now forming its fall leagues and is looking for teams and individuals. The leagues are: Monday night men’s, Wednesday night ladies’, Thursday Merchants league ...

Empire League baseball season underway

They may not be competing on what would have been home fields in the Adirondacks, but the Saranac Lake Surge and the brand-new Tupper Lake River Pigs are now playing baseball. This was supposed to be the second season the Saranac Lake Surge were to have competed on their home field at ...

Excited for an Orange opportunity

SARANAC LAKE — Attending Syracuse University as a 17-year-old freshman and as a member of the Orange football team has been quite an eye-opener for Patrick Alberga. And after being on campus for a little more than a month, Alberga says so far, he’s enjoyed every minute of his new life ...

Canada won’t host luge world championships

Canada will not host the luge world championships next year, with officials announcing Wednesday that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic left them no choice but to consider another site. The biggest impediment was the 14-day quarantine that would be required of any foreign athlete entering ...

State announces revisions for high school sports

LATHAM — State high school sports officials revised some time frames and guidelines for the coming school year on Monday. But the big (and bulky) news appears to be coming Friday, when the New York State Public High School Athletic Association expects to issue a comprehensive document ...

Finally on the field in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — All the renovations, including improvements to the field and dugouts, haven’t gone to waste at Tupper Lake’s municipal baseball field along the shore of Raquette Pond. A year ago, when the Empire Professional Baseball League announced that it will bring a team to the ...

Whiteface Club champions

The Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid recently held its annual club championship on its highly acclaimed golf course. Caroline Roy captured the women’s title while Parmalee Tolkan won the senior women’s division. The men’s winner for the second straight year was Steve Bell while ...

Caligiore top-5 at Hartford Women’s Open

HARTFORD, Conn. — Aimee Caligiore of Lake Placid fired rounds of 71-72 last weekend and claimed a pair of top-five results at the Hartford Women’s Open golf championship. Her three-over par 143 total posted at the Hartford, Conn. city-owned Goodwin Park and Keney Park courses saw her ...

Seneca Nation says schools should stop using Native American mascots

More than 50 high schools across New York state still have mascots with Native American origins, and the Seneca Nation called for the practice to end, saying it doesn’t honor the history or culture of Indigenous people. Seneca Nation spokesman Joe Stahlman denounced the use of Native ...