Local Sports

’Round the Mountain kicks off paddling season

SARANAC LAKE — When the water temperature and the air temperature combined don’t add up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you know it’s cold. But that didn’t stop dozens of boats from tackling the first big canoe race of the season on Saturday. The ’Round the Mountain canoe, kayak and ...

Terdiman ready for round two

LAKE PLACID — An unusual arrangement emerged on the USA Luge team last season, as Olympic silver medal-winning solo slider Chris Mazdzer joined Jayson Terdiman on the doubles sled. It turned out to be a winning combination as the pair reached the podium at Mount Van Hoevenberg, and ...

Red Storm offense ignites

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake softball team rode good bats and a solid defense to an 11-5 victory over AuSable Valley on Thursday in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. The Red Storm racked up 10 hits, including three doubles, and had just two errors in the field on the way ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: SL baseball wins another

CLINTONVILLE — Heading into this week of high school baseball action, Saranac Lake still hadn’t tasted victory. So far, it’s turned out to be a pretty good week for the Red Storm. On Thursday, Saranac Lake won for the second time in four days, topping AuSable Valley 9-2 for its ...

Week 2 of time trials in the books

LAKE PLACID — The second Placid Planet bicycle time trial drew 31 riders to Lake Placid on Wednesday night, as the six-week series continued. Races will continue for another four weeks, each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The series is free and open to the public. Prizes are presented to the man ...

Bombers tennis making strides

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid tennis teams split at home on Wednesday in close matches against Northeastern Clinton. The Blue Bombers boys posted a 3-2 victory over the Cougars, while Lake Placid’s girls fell by the same score. Lake Placid’s boys got a win from their top singles ...

Tupper picks up another win

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake golf team was at an even .500 going into Wednesday’s home match against Clifton-Fine, and the Lumberjacks improved to 3-2 on the season as the team continues to improve. Nick Skiff led the way for Tupper Lake with a 49 over nine holes at the Tupper Lake ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Late rally carries LP softball

CHAMPLAIN — At least on Wednesday, you could call the players on the Lake Placid softball team “the comeback kids.” Trailing 10-8 and heading into their last at-bat, the Blue Bombers erupted for seven runs in the seventh inning to claim a 15-10 victory over Northeastern Clinton on the ...

SLP shows some improvement

SARANAC LAKE — The steep learning curve for a young Saranac Lake Placid boys lacrosse team continues. On Tuesday, SLP lost another match by a wide margin, suffering a 17-3 setback to Ogdensburg in Section X action at Schroeter’s Field. Host SLP faced a 4-0 deficit less than four ...

Snyder honored at PSC ceremony

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College held its annual athletic banquet on Tuesday, April 30 as more than 150 athletes and coaches gathered at the school’s Visitor Interpretive Center and more than 80 awards were handed out in 15 sports for men and women. “It’s obvious our sports ...

Bombers continue to roll

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid baseball team has had a nice little run on home turf. On Tuesday, the Blue Bombers chalked up their third consecutive win on their diamond at the North Elba Show Grounds, taking down Northeastern Clinton 5-3 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference ...

Blue Bombers fend off rival

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid golf team remained unbeaten three matches into the season with a 5-1 victory over Saranac Lake on Monday. The Blue Bombers were playing on their home course at Craig Wood Golf Club for the first time and picked up wins from Hunter Wilmot, Jack Armstrong, ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Red Storm notch first victory

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake baseball team is in the win column. On Monday, the Red Storm earned their first victory of the season, topping Moriah 6-5 at home in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. In a matchup that started off close and went down to the wire, the Red Storm ...

Ski jump upgrade is underway

LAKE PLACID — Officials with the state Olympic Regional Development Authority believe that a portion of roughly $3 million worth of upgrades to the Olympic Jumping Complex will be completed by autumn, and the rest wrapped up with plenty of time to spare before the 2023 Winter World ...

Big 6th inning lifts Blue Bombers past Vikings

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid baseball team played its first home game of the season on Saturday, and thanks to a monster sixth inning, the Blue Bombers pulled away for a 12-4 victory over Moirah. The Blue Bombers broke a 4-4 tie by scoring eight runs in the bottom of the ...

Lake Placid golfers move to 2-0

The Lake Placid golf team has had a tough time getting on golf courses to compete early in the season. But when the Blue Bombers have been able to play, they’ve gotten the job done. On Friday, the five-time defending Champlain Valley Athletic Conference champions improved to 2-0 with a ...

Pro baseball team Surges in

SARANAC LAKE — It’s not the big leagues, but professional baseball is coming to Saranac Lake this summer. The Saranac Lake Surge, one of six teams in the Empire Professional Baseball League, is expected to have approximately 25 home games on tap when it begins its schedule toward the ...

Chiefs blank Blue Bombers

LAKE PLACID — The only local sports contest that wasn’t canceled due to rain Friday was the Lake Placid softball team’s home game against Saranac Central. And despite a valiant effort by the home team, the Chiefs topped the Blue Bombers 15-0. Saranac came out swinging and put five ...

Mountaineers defend TNT titles

SARANAC LAKE — The Mountaineers men’s and women’s ruby teams both defended their championships in the TNT Tournament held at SUNY Plattsburgh on Saturday, April 27. Both teams convincingly won two matches on the way to claiming titles. The Mountaineers men, who have won two ...