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Sunny day smiles

The Saranac Lake Ski Club held its final competition of the season Sunday at Mount Pisgah, as youngsters took part in the Top Of the Mountain race on a sunny day in great conditions.

Alberga leads Red Storm at indoor state meet

SARANAC LAKE — Five student-athletes from Saranac Lake and their coach Cy Ellsworth headed to Staten Island for the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Seniors Patrick Alberga and Caylen Skiff, juniors Peter Fogarty and ...

A ‘Miracle’ in a time of doubt

LAKE PLACID — It was a Monday, Aug. 11, 2003. New York Daily News Sports Writer Wayne Coffey had an appointment to interview 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey Coach Herb Brooks on the phone that evening for an upcoming book, “The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 ...

Queensbury ousts SLP boys in regional final

PLATTSBURGH — A historic run for the Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team came to a painful end Saturday at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Stafford Arena in a 6-4 loss to Queensbury in the regional championship game. Competing in its first season as a combined team, SLP went undefeated in ...

Juniors end luge season at national championships in LP

LAKE PLACID — The two-day Norton USA Luge Junior National Championships at Mount Van Hoevenberg concluded Sunday exactly the way they began on Saturday, with singles athletes Sophie Kirkby and Matt Greiner, and the doubles team of Dana Kellogg/Duncan Segger, racing away with their respective ...

RPI, Harvard to play with no fans

TROY (AP) — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute says it will play host to an ECAC men’s hockey quarterfinal series this coming weekend without fans in response to two confirmed cases of the coronavirus in New York’s Capital Region. RPI will play host to Harvard on Friday and Saturday, ...

SLP, Queensbury face off in regional final

SARANAC LAKE — A trip to the boys ice hockey Division II state final four is on the line tonight as Saranac Lake Placid and Queensbury clash in a regional championship game at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Stafford Arena starting at 7 p.m. The game features two state-ranked teams that have ...

Saints women No. 5 seed at NJCAA championships

SARANAC LAKE — The brackets are set for the NJCAA Division III women’s basketball championships, and the North Country Community College Saints are the fifth seed among the eight teams competing in the tournament, which takes place March 12-14 in Rockford Illinois. The NJCAA announced ...

SL school board considers modified girls lacrosse team

SARANAC LAKE — Though spring sports start this month, the Saranac Lake Central School District might add a girls modified lacrosse team to its roster of athletic programs. At the March 18 Board of Education meeting, the board will decide whether to move forward with the team. The ...

SLP hockey playoff game will be in Plattsburgh

SARANAC LAKE — The venue for Saturday’s Division II state quarterfinal high school hockey game between Saranac Lake Placid and Queensbury has been changed. The contest was originally scheduled to be played at the Saranac Lake Civic Center, but due to a huge demand for presale tickets ...

Fitzgerald, Mallard claim Heiden Challenge titles

LAKE PLACID — In a performance that was described by many as "Heiden-esque," Tommy Fitzgerald of the United States defended his title in the second-annual Heiden Challenge, while Rachel Mallard of Canada won the ladies title for the first time. The Heiden Challenge took place in Lake ...

Winning history begins

PLATTSBURGH — A big-time high school hockey rivalry that stretched back decades ended when teams from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid combined forces for the first time this season. Now, that team has started a new chapter in history, and so far, things couldn’t have turned out any ...

Britcher on the cusp of podium

KOENIGSSEE, Germany — On the next to last day of the Viessmann World Cup luge season Saturday, Summer Britcher of the United States finished fourth in Koenigssee, missing a bronze medal by just 0.013 of a second. Nevertheless, the resulting World Cup points elevated the Glen Rock, ...

Safety seminar educates Alpine ski community

WILMINGTON — The Kelly Brush Foundation, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority at Whiteface Mountain and the New York Ski Educational Foundation hosted a safety seminar on Feb. 9 and 10 in conjunction with the FIS NorAm Cup races at Whiteface. The ...

Norfolk, Hollister win NY alpine titles

Rowen Norfolk of the Northwood School and New York Ski Education Foundation athlete Karleigh Hollister were named New York State Under-16 champions after alpine racing held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Hunt Hollow and Bristol Mountian, which are both ski areas near Canadaigua. Norfolk ...

SLP boys rout Eagles to reach Section VII final

SARANAC LAKE — After having their Section VII semifinal game postponed twice last week due to snowy weather, players on the Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team were more than ready when they finally took on Beekmantown Saturday. And now, in their inaugural season as a combined hockey ...

NCCC women’s hoopsters headed to nationals

SARANAC LAKE — There’s no doubt that the celebrations lasted well into the evening on Sunday. The North Country Community College women’s basketball team repeated as the NJCAA Region III champions, and wow did the Saints ever have to earn the title. As the top-seed for the first ...

North Country women reach Region III final

SARANAC LAKE -- The North Country Community College women's basketball team is one win away from a successful defense of its NJCAA, Region III crown. The top-seeded Saints are hosting the Region III final four, and reached the championship game with a hard-fought 66-63 victory over No. 4 ...

SLP boys defeat Beekmantown 7-2 to reach Section VII final

SARANAC LAKE -- Competing in its inaugural season as a combined hockey team, the Saranac Lake Placid boys are heading to the Section VII championship game. SLP advanced to the title tilt with a 7-2 victory over Beekmantown in semifinal action Saturday at the Saranac Lake Civic ...