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Volleyball teams enter homestretch

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake volleyball coach Mike Navarra said he was dreading this week — a stretch that sees the Red Storm playing their final three matches of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular season, including a pair of contests against two of the league’s perennial ...

Luge seeding races in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — With less than a month to the start of the Viessmann World Cup season in Igls/Innsbruck, Austria, USA Luge will crown its 2019 Norton National Champions on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2. The two traditional Norton seeding races and national championship events will be held ...

Hockey season underway for PSC women, men

SARANAC LAKE — The Paul Smith’s College women’s ice hockey team played its first game ever on Saturday, and the Bobcats came out on top by a whole lot more than they were expecting to. Facing an outmatched new program from Mount Holyoke, Paul Smith’s was unstoppable on the way to ...

Red Storm runs past Chiefs into Class C final

SARANAC LAKE — After surviving four first-half turnovers, Saranac Lake’s football team put together a strong second half on the way to claiming a 21-7 victory over Saranac Central in Saturday’s Section VII, Class C semifinal game at Wilson Raymond Field. With the win, the Red Storm ...

Red Storm, Blue Bombers to clash for title

The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid boys soccer teams will square off in a historic match when they tangle Wednesday in the Section VII, Class C championship game. Up until two seasons ago, the schools that are separated by 10 miles have competed in different classes in soccer. That changed ...

SL, LP teams in semis today

SARANAC LAKE -- Two area soccer squads and the Saranac Lake football team are competing today in Section VII, Class C semifinal contests. The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake boys soccer teams are each a win away from clashing for the first time ever for a Section VII title. They both ...

USA Nordic skiers will train at VIC

PAUL SMITHS — The trails at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center will be skied by the USA Nordic team next year. USA Nordic is seeking to establish eastern, central and western training centers across the country, and it selected the college as its East Coast ...

Expos’ spirit lives on as locals root for Nats

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country baseball scene is full of New York Yankee and Boston Red Sox fans, but there still is a strong contingent of Montreal Expos fans who are now rooting their hearts out for the Washington Nationals in the World Series. “This is incredibly exciting,” Joe ...

Local athletes, clubs awarded grants

LAKE PLACID — The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund of the Adirondack Foundation awarded $34,250 in grants this year to 22 athletes and eight organizations. The grants were handed out at a ceremony for recipients and their families and friends on October 20 at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake ...

Patriots oust Blue Bombers girls

BEEKMANTOWN — Head coach Heather Brewer knew her Lake Placid girls soccer team was facing a monumental task when it took on top-seeded AuSable Valley Thursday in a Section VII, Class C semifinal match. The Blue Bombers entered the game with a young squad that had been plagued by injuries ...

USA Nordic skiers will train at PSC

PAUL SMITHS — The trails at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center will be skied by the USA Nordic team next year. USA Nordic is seeking to establish eastern, central and western training centers across the country, and it selected the college as its East Coast ...

Northwood girls remain unbeaten

LAKE PLACID — The Northwood School girls’ hockey team returned to Burlington, Vermont last weekend to compete in the Rice Prep Tournament. The girls went 5-0, winning the tournament and extending their historic winning streak to 17 games. The first game was against Ontario Hockey ...

Simi Hamilton happy training in LP

LAKE PLACID — Three-time Olympic cross country skier Simi Hamilton has made a career out of skiing for the U.S. National Team, but said recently that he will take his time to evaluate whether he wants to make it four-straight Olympics in 2022. Hamilton said he was happy to be training ...

SL boys, girls are CVAC champs

CLINTONVILLE — Still unbeaten and now the champions of the Champlain Valey Athletic Conference. On Tuesday, the Saranac Lake boys and girls cross country teams both moved to 18-0 and also clinched CVAC regular-season titles in the process at a meet at AuSable Valley. The Red Storm ...

LP girls advance to Class C soccer semifinal

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls soccer team is heading to the Section VII, Class C semifinal round after posting a 2-0 victory over Seton Catholic Tuesday in quarterfinal action. Playing at home, the fourth-seeded Blue Bombers got second-half goals from Emma Adragna and Dariana ...

Paul Smith’s gets $100,000 esports gift

PAUL SMITHS — Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family has awarded Paul Smith’s College a $100,000 gift to fund the creation of an on-campus training and competition space for esports, featuring state-of-the-art gaming equipment and spectator seating. The Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family Esports Lab ...

Red Storm sweeps LP in volleyball

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake volleyball team claimed a season sweep of Lake Placid, defeating the Blue Bombers in straight sets Monday in a match that lasted a little more than an hour. Saranac Lake didn’t drop a game the first time the teams met up in Lake Placid, and repeated ...