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Storm falls in league final

SARANAC — A sea of red and white fans lined Saranac Central’s soccer field to watch the Mountain Boys Championship between Saranac Lake and Saranac Central this past Saturday. While both teams fought hard, the Chiefs took the title with a 2-0 victory. From the start, all the players ...

Storm boys bump Bombers in OT to make finals

LAKE PLACID — Bryson Mariano’s second goal of the game, coming just 45 seconds into overtime, gave the Saranac Lake Red Storm their victory over the Lake Placid Blue Bombers Wednesday in the Northern Soccer League Fall Tournament Mountain Region semifinals. The Red Storm will take on ...

USA Bobsled/Skeleton team selection starts Saturday in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton team selection races will begin on Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, kicking off a three-race series to determine who is named to the 2020-21 national team. Coaches and staff wanted to limit the number of variables involved in team selections by not ...

SL boys, girls top LP to finish unbeaten

LAKE PLACID — Fans gathered at Mount Van Hoevenburg on Saturday to support the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake cross country teams, and specifically their seniors, in their last regular season cross country meet to close out an extremely irregular season. Both teams received the cheers of ...

Saranac Lake’s girls finally end scoring drought in loss, tie

A tie and a close loss might not be memorable achievements for some teams, but players on the Saranac Lake’s girls squad had something to smile about after getting exactly that result in their last two games, which were on the road Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Red Storm ...

U.S. luge sliders open track in Lake Placid Hoevenberg

LAKE PLACID — As snow flurries swirled around the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid Monday morning, Jonny Gustafson of USA Luge officially opened the sliding season with the first run of autumn. Despite snow piling up causing a one-hour delay to the training session, Gustafson, of ...

Lake Placid boys slip past Saranac Lake

LAKE PLACID — Area bragging rights are always on the line whenever the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid soccer teams square off. On Saturday, a chance to host a playoff game was also thrown into the mix of the prizes, and the Blue Bombers boys were rewarded with a 1-0 victory over the Red ...

Undefeated Red Storm sweep battle of Saranacs

CADYVILLE — The Saranac Lake cross country teams swept their meet against Saranac Central on Saturday. Despite competing without their top four runners, who were out of the area participating in a club meet, the Red Storm boys still posted a solid win over the Chiefs to improve to 3-0 with ...

Lake Placid heats up on a cold, wet day

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls soccer team got hot on offense on a cold wet day Thursday to down Willsboro 6-2 on home turf at the North Elba Show Grounds. The Blue Bombers buried four goals in the opening half and tacked on two more early in the second before the Warriors netted ...

SL boys beat AuSable Valley for first win

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys soccer team claimed its first win of the season on Wednesday. Senior Bryson Mariano scored twice and Bailey Bartholomew found the back of the net once as the Red Storm broke into the win column with a 3-1 victory over AuSable Valley at Schroeter’s ...

Blue Bombers boys rally past Patriots

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys soccer team reversed its fortunes in a big way on Monday, rallying from a one-goal halftime deficit to claim a 4-1 victory over AuSable Valley. The win was the second straight for the Blue Bombers, who improved to 2-3-1 and play two more matches this ...

LP girls erase two-goal deficit to top Moriah

LAKE PLACID — It may have been miserable weather for a game day with a near-constant dreary drizzle, but that didn’t dampen the mood of Lake Placid’s girls varsity soccer team. The Blue Bombers came back from a two-goal deficit in the first half to claim a 3-2 victory over Moriah on ...

Bombers boys notch 1st win

WILLSBORO — Lake Placid boys soccer coach Stuart Hemsley said, “It wasn’t pretty” but on Saturday, the Blue Bombers picked up their first victory of the season, beating Willsboro 1-0 on a second-half penalty kick. In a match played in driving 30 mph winds, Joose Kahkonen lifted ...

SL, LP squads sweep in cross country road meets

The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid boys and girls swept their way to victories Saturday in Section VII cross country meets. Saranac Lake traveled to AuSable Valley to face the Patriots, and both Red Storm squads triumphed by identical 17-46 scores. Red Storm runners swept the top three ...

Chiefs sink Red Storm on last-second tally

SARANAC LAKE — There are heartbreakers and then there are HEARTBREAKERS. The Saranac Lake boys soccer team experienced the latter of those two on Thursday when the Saranac Chiefs scored with two seconds remaining in the match to claim a 2-1 victory over the Red Storm at Schroeter’s ...

Chiefs continue to roll, blank SL girls 5-0

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls soccer team was the latest victim of a Saranac Central squad that’s been on a roll this season, as the Chiefs cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Red Storm on a wet Wednesday at Schroeter’s Field. The match was a tale of two teams that have gone ...