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Saranac Lake teen skier makes podium at California competition

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — Teenage freestyle skier Kaylen Reiley of Saranac Lake earned a spot on the podium with a second-place finish last week at Mammoth Mountain. Reiley’s main ski discipline is slopestyle, in which athletes ski or snowboard down a course where with a variety of ...

SLP girls finish with a flurry, tie PHS

When the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team scored with less than a minute left in Tuesday’s game to beat Beekmantown 3-2, head coach Butch Martin exclaimed “That win made our season.” On Wednesday, the team’s season became a whole lot sweeter. In the fourth and final game ...

Unbeaten Red Storm defeat LP in hoops

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team is one win away from an unbeaten season. On Wednesday, the Red Storm improved to 6-0 with a 74-34 victory at Lake Placid. Junior Nate McCarthy paved the way with a game-high 22 points on a night when eight players on the Red Storm’s ...

NWHL playoffs resume tonight near Boston

Coach Digit Murphy is eager for the Toronto Six to pick up where they left off some two months after the National Women’s Hockey League playoffs were postponed following a COVID-19 outbreak. “We were rocking and rolling. We were primed. And then BAM!’” Murphy said during a video ...

Storm boys win 2 more to remain unbeaten at hoops

FORT COVINGTON — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team continued its roll on Tuesday with a 66-50 road victory over Salmon River. The Red Storm kept their unbeaten run going by improving to 5-0, and along with his team, junior Nate McCarthy continued to heat up the floor. For the second ...

Saranac Lake girls end on weird, winning note

SARANAC LAKE — In a very strange year, the Saranac Lake girls basketball team wrapped up its four-game schedule in a rather crazy fashion. Competing at home Monday in what proved to be their final game, the Red Storm eked out a 41-40 victory over Salmon River. Saranac Lake started the ...

SLP boys edge PHS, fall to Cougars

The Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team posted a loss and a win over the weekend. SLP had a rough outing at the Rouses Point Civic Center Saturday, falling 7-1 to Northeastern Clinton, and then rebounded Sunday to claim a 4-3 victory over Plattsburgh at the Ameri-Can North ...

Contest launched to design mascot for World University Games

LAKE PLACID — A contest is on to determine the mascot for the 2023 Winter World University Games, which will be held in Lake Placid in less than two years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the design competition’s launch on Tuesday. The mascot will serve as a highly visible symbol of the ...

Red Storm upend ’Jacks to stay unbeaten

SARANAC LAKE — Had this been a normal year with no pandemic throwing a big wrench into a sports season, Saranac Lake head coach Dermott Morgan thinks the Red Storm boys basketball team would have stacked up pretty well against the rest of the Champlain Valley Athletic ...

SLU drops out of NCAA tourney with COVID case

(AP) — ECAC champion St. Lawrence University has withdrawn from the NCAA men's hockey tournament after head coach Brent Brekke tested positive for COVID-19. The conference's automatic berth will instead be awarded to runner-up Quinnipiac. The ECAC announced the development a day after ...

Casella gives Paul Smith’s College $100k for sports and sustainability

PAUL SMITHS — Casella Waste Systems Inc. announced Thursday a $100,000 gift to Paul Smith’s College, its Center for Sustainability and athletic programs. Casella representatives joined a dozen Paul Smith’s students and staff for a lunch and press conference to discuss their ...

McCarthy pours in 37 to lead SL past LP

SARANAC LAKE — Nate McCarthy had a night to remember on Wednesday. The junior forward went on a scoring spree while draining 37 points to lead the Saranac Lake boys basketball team to a 54-35 victory over Lake Placid on the Red Storm’s court. The win was the second in as many games ...

Lake Placid’s big summer events are on, organizers say

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s large-scale sporting events are expected to move forward this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said during a conference call hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism on Thursday. The Ironman triathlon, the Lake Placid ...

Miracle on Ice camp postponed

LAKE PLACID — The sixth Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp was recently postponed for the third time in the past year, according to officials at the state Olympic Regional Development Authority. Last year’s event was to be held from May 3 to 7, more than a month after Lake Placid held a ...

Lake Placid’s big summer events are on, organizers say

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s large-scale sporting events are expected to move forward this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said during a conference call hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism on Thursday. The Ironman triathlon, the Lake Placid ...

SL sweeps Tupper in hoops, LP girls fall

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys and girls basketball teams earned victories over Tupper Lake on Tuesday. Playing at home, the Red Storm girls triumphed 42-15 for their second victory over the Lumberjacks in as many days. Meanwhile, Saranac Lake’s boys hosted Tupper Lake and claimed ...

Saranac Lake resident’s cousin wins Iditarod

SARANAC LAKE — Dallas Seavey was closing in on his fifth Iditarod victory before the sun rose in Alaska Monday morning. Aleacia Landon was excitedly watching the historic moment in Saranac Lake, four time zones and nearly 3,000 miles away from the finish line. A native of Alaska who ...