Local Sports

Surge stumble against New Hampshire

CONCORD, New Hampshire — The Saranac Lake Surge baseball team had a much better day on offense Thursday when it took on the New Hampshire Wild for the second day in a row, but it didn’t lead to a much better result, as the Wild posted a 7-3 victory. The teams began a four-game series ...

Surge road trip opens with shutout loss

CONCORD, New Hampshire — The Saranac Lake Surge had a rough start to its third road trip of the season, falling 9-0 to the New Hampshire Wild at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday. After winning five straight games at home — including a doubleheader sweep on Sunday — against the Road City ...

Concussion seminar focuses on education

SARANAC LAKE — Parents with youngsters entering contact sports — or players, coaches, officials and referees involved in the same — are invited to attend a free concussion seminar on Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hotel Saranac. This informative event is presented by Adirondack ...

HPC Mini-Tri series heats up

LAKE PLACID — Jay Niederbuhl, of Saranac Lake, outraced the field Monday to take first place overall at the High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Tri. Niederbuhl turned in the fastest bike time of the night to take control of the race, then held off Sean Davis on the run. Niederbuhl finished with a ...

Tupper Lake 8-Miler draws a crowd

TUPPER LAKE — Despite a weather forecast that predicted thunderstorms from late-morning till mid-afternoon, 73 paddlers showed up at the Tupper Lake Boat Launch for the sixth running of the Tupper Lake 8-Miler on Saturday, June 29. The canoes and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) went off ...

Fast-pitch tourney in the Forks

AuSABLE FORKS — The 57th annual AuSable Forks Fast Pitch Softball Tournament gets underway Friday at the Billy Mitchell Memorial Field. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the dedication of the tournament to Mary Claire Smythe and Stephanie Snow, who are being recognized for their years ...

Tupper Lake’s Little League field opens

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Little League field at Flanders Park saw its opening pitch Saturday at 10 a.m., marking the end of a long-awaited sports project and the beginning of Tupper Lake hosting Little League games, championships and tournaments for teams around the North ...

Luck of the Irish shines on Babington

LAKE PLACID — At least this year, the I Love NY Horse Show could probably have just changed its name to the Kevin Babington Show. On Sunday in the show’s premier and culminating event, the Irish rider claimed the top three spots in the Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix in Lake ...

SL Surge earns another sweep

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Surge didn’t get off to a good start playing at home when it lost its inaugural game at the Petrova Avenue diamond by a 10-6 score on Thursday against the Road City Explorers. The Surge, however, came through in a big way after that set back, taking ...

Surge break out of slump

SARANAC LAKE — The slide is finally over. On Friday, the Saranac Lake Surge ended a six-game losing skid with a doubleheader sweep over the Road City Explorers in Empire Professional Baseball League action at the Petrova Avenue field. After dropping their home-opener 10-6 on ...

Surge fall short in home opener

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Surge’s much-anticipated home-opener provided some fun for the fans who gathered at the Petrova Avenue field on Thursday. Unfortunately, the Surge couldn’t deliver a win as the Road City Explorers came through with a 10-6 victory in Empire ...

Anderson takes USA Luge position

LAKE PLACID — Pat Anderson was named as the U.S. Development Coach for the Team USA Luge program, which is based in Lake Placid. The Ironwood, Michigan native will be responsible for overseeing screening camps, as well as the Junior National C and D teams. Anderson is a two-time ...

Saranac Lakers embrace new red, white and blue baseball team

SARANAC LAKE — A new tradition born from an old one was introduced Thursday with the first home game of the village’s new baseball team team, the Surge. The Independence Day festivities started with the annual Kiddie Parade down Main Street, with men, women, children, fire trucks, ...

Chapot jumps into another winner’s circle

LAKE PLACID — As the United States celebrated its 243rd birthday, Laura Chapot celebrated yet another win at the 2019 Lake Placid Horse Shows, Sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC and Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. Chapot rode Calafornia to victory in Thursday’s featured event, the ...

Branch to open Surge’s homestand

SARANAC LAKE — “I haven’t chickened out yet.” That’s what Stafford Branch said Tuesday morning when asked if he’s still throwing the first ceremonial pitch at the Saranac Lake Surge home-opening game on Thursday. Branch, a Saranac Lake native and longtime resident, agreed ...

Popsicle shortage rectified

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run season kicked off with a such a large turnout in the kids’ races last week that organizers were forced to make an emergency trip to buy more popsicles. The night started off with 40 kids finishing the quarter-mile race and 27 crossing the line ...

Hockey rivals’ merger almost done

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake boys hockey teams are likely to merge in the coming school year. The Lake Placid Board of Education unanimously approved the merger on Tuesday. The Saranac Lake Board of Education had previously approved the decision June 19. It now goes ...