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Red Storm burst out of the gate

SARANAC LAKE — High school cross country runners got to scratch their racing itch for the first time this year Tuesday at Dewey Mountain, as Saranac Lake hosted Lake Placid, Beekmantown and Plattsburgh for the opening salvo of what promises to be a hotly contested season. The Saranac ...

Persistence finally pays off

LAKE PLACID — On an ideal late summer day to play the game of golf, Nick Politi and Pete Fazio took home the championship they started looking to win four years ago when they beat the field Tuesday in the 41st annual Bar Fly Open at the Lake Placid Resort’s Links Course. The two Lake ...

Tupper volleyball wins again

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake volleyball team picked up its second win of the season Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Gouverneur. The Lumberjacks improved to 2-0 after downing the Wildcats by scores of 25-22, 25-19, 18-25 and 25-13. Tupper Lake opened the season Friday with a win over ...

Peru slips through Storm

SARANAC LAKE — For the second time in as many games, Saranac Lake’s girls took on a solid Class B opponent early in their Northern Soccer League season. And for the second time in a row, the Red Storm competed hard but struggled offensively while ending up on the wrong side of a shutout ...

Marcantonio at home in Lake Placid 70.3

LAKE PLACID — Nicholas Marcantonio has had an exceptional summer competing in Ironman races on what he considers his home course. Back at the end of July, he took the short trip north from his home in Glens Falls looking to secure a berth in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii with ...

Locals pull off Ironman doubles

LAKE PLACID — Rich Burke, Caitlin Skufca, Nancy Sansevere and Brian Delaney completed the Lake Placid Ironman double Sunday by crossing the finish line of the 70.3 triathlon. Each of the four locals athletes were also finishers in the 140.6-mile Ironman on July 28. Burke, a ...

37th 90-Miler leaves paddlers tired, happy

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Canoe Classic — better known as the 90-Miler — arrived in Saranac Lake on Sunday as about 250 boats finished the three-day race on the shore of Lake Flower. The 90-Miler is in its 37th year, and began on Friday in Old Forge. After paddling to Long Lake ...

Red Storm defense stops Hornets

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake reached the end zone on its first two possessions of the game, and its defense dominated from start to finish in a 12-0 shutout victory over Plattsburgh on Saturday at Wilson Raymond Field. It was the first game of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference ...

Athletes warm up to Lake Placid 70.3

LAKE PLACID — Chilly temperatures were part of the scenario the past two years for the Ironman Lake Placid 70.3 race, and that could be the case again Sunday, but organizers are doing everything they can to help provide competitors with an enjoyable day for the triathlon. The event ...

Saranac Lake blanks PHS 12-0 in football opener

SARANAC LAKE -- Saranac Lake reached the end zone on its first two possessions of the game, and its defense dominated from start to finish in a 12-0 shutout victory over Plattsburgh on Saturday at Wilson Raymond Field. It was the first game of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference ...

Road closures, spectator info for Ironman 70.3 Sunday

LAKE PLACID — The third Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. The triathlon route includes a 1.2-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 56-mile bike ride through Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay and Wilmington, and a 13.1-mile run in and ...

Red Storm host Hornets in season-opener

SARANAC LAKE — Last fall, Saranac Lake’s football players faced their share of struggles through out a disappointing one-win season. With more than a dozen players back from that team, the Red Storm hopes lessons learned from a year ago will yield a successful run this time ...

NCCS deals Saranac Lake boys first loss

SARANAC LAKE — Thursday was not the type of result the Saranac Lake boys soccer team was hoping for. Hosting Northeastern Clinton to open its Northern Soccer League schedule, Saranac Lake gave up two goals in the first half, one more after intermission, and at the same time, the Red ...

Saints offense leads the way to victory

SARANAC LAKE — The negative thing for the North Country Community College women’s soccer team, according to coach Kent Egglefield and his players, is they weren’t able to shut out their fourth consecutive opponent when they hosted Jefferson on Wednesday. The good thing is the ...

Glens Falls stars reconnect in old gym

GLENS FALLS — Joseph Girard III appreciates any chance he can get to improve his game. So when the opportunity arose to get a few more pointers from the basketball legend he followed at Glens Falls High School — Jimmer Fredette — the Syracuse University freshman came home for the ...

Saratoga meet finishes with record numbers

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Some hard morning rain may have kept the closing-day crowd down Monday, but New York Racing Association officials — and fans of the Saratoga Race Course meet — couldn’t generally complain about the season. After Sunday’s card, Saratoga had set an all-sources ...

Saints victorious on home turf

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams earned a sweep at home Sunday with victories over Tompkins Cortland. The Saints women kicked off the doubleheader with a 6-0 triumph over the Panthers, and NCCC’s men followed with a 3-1 win, which ...

Storm collect early trophy

PICKETTS CORNERS — Even though the start the Northern Soccer League schedule is still two days away for Saranac Lake’s boys, the Red Storm have already gotten the season off to a memorable start. Over the weekend, Saranac Lake captured the championship in the Saranac Central soccer ...

It’s River Pigs!

TUPPER LAKE — David “Haji” Maroun walked over to the table under a pop-up tent at the Municipal Park Saturday, dressed in a white Saranac Lake Surge T-shirt, grabbed a pen and selected his vote for the name of this village’s new professional baseball team. River Pigs. Maroun and 447 ...