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HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Red Storm golfers get past Seton

RAY BROOK — The Saranac Lake golf team notched its second victory of the season Thursday, topping Seton Catholic 3.5-2.5 in a close match. The Red Storm improved to 2-1 in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference with the win on their home course at the Saranac Lake Golf Club in Ray ...

Chilly start for opening Time Trials

LAKE PLACID — The annual series of bicycle time trials put on by Placid Planet got off to a cold start Wednesday evening at 43 degrees, but still drew a crowd of nearly 20 riders. The time trials are a race against the clock, with a staggered start that takes riders 8 miles round-trip, ...

Lumberjacks bounce back for first win

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake High School golf team opened the season with a tough loss, but rebounded quickly to improve to 1-1 on the season. On Monday, the Lumberjacks traveled to Canton, but the Golden Bears won the contest with a total score of 241 to Tupper Lake’s 292. Nick Skiff ...

Red Storm stop Saranac’s streak

SARANAC LAKE — When Cy Ellsworth took over the boys track program at Saranac Lake five years ago, his goal was to fashion his team in the manner of one of the most dominant programs Section VII has ever seen. It looks like Ellsworth, his student-athletes and the rest of the Red Storm ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Blue Bombers win second in a row

ELLENBURG — The Lake Placid baseball team claimed its second win in a row, topping Northern Adirondack 5-1 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action Tuesday on the Bobcats’ field. The Blue Bombers scored twice in their first at-bat and never looked back. They tacked on another run ...

SLP gets rolling against Heuvelton

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Placid girls lacrosse team didn’t get off to the start it was looking for when it hosted Heuvelton on Monday. But once SLP got going, there wasn’t much the Bulldogs could do to slow the hosts down. Trailing 5-4 midway through the first half, SLP ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Red Storm golf picks up a win

PORT HENRY — The Saranac Lake golf team claimed a 5-1 win on the road Monday at Moriah. The Red Storm fell in the first match between each team’s top golfers but then won the next five contests on the 2,144-yard layout at the Moriah Golf and Country Club. Playing in the second ...

PSC eSports team takes on Canton

CANTON — Paul Smith’s College and SUNY Canton battled to a 2-all standoff Wednesday, April 24 in Overwatch and Super Smash Brother’s Ultimate. It was the first-ever eSports competition for Paul Smith’s College. SUNY Canton hosted the match at their brand new, state-of-the-art ...

No regrets as Cruse, Taylor depart NCCC

SARANAC LAKE — When Ty Taylor and Jasmine Cruse first arrived in Saranac Lake and stepped onto the campus at North Country Community College late in the summer of 2017, they weren’t quite sure what they were getting into. In less than two weeks, the two will be leaving the area with ...

Ruggers ready to take the pitch

SARANAC LAKE — Strength in numbers. Fun in numbers. That could describe the type of season area high school rugby players could expect to have this spring. This season, boys and girls representing Adirondack high school rugby will join forces with players from across the region to ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Saranac Lake swings to victory over Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Saranac Lake’s softball players got their bats going big time in a 22-10 victory over Lake Placid on Friday in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference matchup on the Blue Bombers’ field. The Red Storm pounded out 17 hits, including nine that went for extra bases in the ...

SLP girls bulk up with increased numbers

SARANAC LAKE — A season ago, Saranac Lake’s girls lacrosse team played its entire schedule with no substitutes. And after getting off to a slow start, the team won five of its final seven matches to finish with a 6-8 record. This spring, the squad has been renamed Saranac Lake Placid ...

Lake Placid in the mix for sixth straight

LAKE PLACID — Can Lake Placid’s golfers make it six Champlain Valley Athletic Conference championships in a row? And along with achieving that possible feat, will the team be able to notch its second straight Section VII postseason title and fourth in the past five years? If the Blue ...

Bombers shoot down rivals

SARANAC LAKE — The Lake Placid baseball team scored five runs in its first two trips to the plate and never looked back on the way to a 7-2 victory Thursday over Saranac Lake in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action on the Red Storm’s diamond. The contest was a matchup of ...

Bombers get boost from mountain neighbors

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid track and field team has never lacked top-tier student-athletes, but small schools can suffer in sports such as track and field, where the number of competitors relates to the final score. But this year, with the addition of more than a dozen Keene Central ...

Saranac Lake reloads for another run

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake track and field team rarely lacks for numbers and this year is no exception as dozens of student-athletes will compete. Coach Cy Ellsworth said the boys team is deep this year in all aspects, and added that some of the athletes in the middle of his pack ...

Returning starters look to lead the charge

SARANAC LAKE — After struggling to an 0-12 start a year ago, Saranac Lake’s softball team really turned it on late in the campaign and posted a 3-2 record in its last five games, a run that included an extra-inning loss to the top-seeded AuSable Valley Patriots in the playoffs. With ...

Optimism abounds for Blue Bombers baseball

LAKE PLACID — With 11 players returning from last year’s team, including nine seniors, the Lake Placid baseball team is hoping this will be the season that it can put everything together on the way to making a run at a Section VII, Class C championship. That may be a lofty goal, as ...

Lumberjacks fall short in openers

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake softball and baseball teams opened the season at home against Madrid-Waddington on Thursday, and despite a pair of losses, there were some bright spots for the Lumberjacks. In the softball game, the home team jumped out to a seven-run lead in the first ...