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Voters overwhelmingly choose River Pigs as baseball team name in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — A decision that has taken this village through the ringer is closed. After a vote by the public on Saturday, Empire League President Eddie Gonzalez confirmed what almost 73% of the voters wanted — for River Pigs to be the new name of the Tupper Lake baseball team.  One ...

SL girls advance to title game

CHAZY — The Saranac Lake girls soccer team will be playing for a tournament championship Friday evening, thanks to a great comeback effort on Wednesday at Chazy Central’s annual preseason event. Facing host Chazy in semifinal action, the Red Storm erased a 3-0 deficit on the way to ...

Saints pick up home wins

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams picked up victories Wednesday in their home openers against Finger Lakes Community College. The Saints women scored four in the first half on the way to a 7-0 win and the men played their way to a 5-3 ...

Ledger headed to Youth Olympics

Lake Placid resident Van Ledger was among the six young biathlete athletes from around the country who have been nominated by U.S. Biathlon for spots on the national team that will compete in the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2020. Ledger earned the selection following ...

Team name up for vote

TUPPER LAKE — Weeks of discussion over what this village’s planned Empire Professional Baseball League team will be named will boil down to an election Saturday. After some local team organizers publicly backed away from the initial “River Pigs” name last week, due to some public ...

Football decline leads to dip in prep participation

Led by a decline in football for the fifth straight year, participation in high school sports dropped in 2018-19 for the first time in 30 years, according to an annual survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations. The 2018-19 total of 7,937,491 participants ...

One week remaining for Fun Runs

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run Series had another solid week last week as the end of the season approached. The final races will take place this week on Aug. 29. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. in Riverside Park, followed by the runs at 6 p.m. sharp. Children’s race ...

Youth teams move toward combining

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid youth hockey programs have been combining teams for a few years, but with new jerseys in hand, organizers say the two groups are closer than ever to being one. The new jerseys sport the name of the combined teams: SLP Lakers. Organizers ...

River Pigs team name rejected

TUPPER LAKE — Division over the River Pigs, the name proposed for a professional baseball team here, has reached a tipping point, and team organizers announced Thursday night that the name will be changed. They don’t know what the name will be, but due to public outcry over the ...

Visitors earn black belt promotions

SARANAC LAKE — There was a family gathering at the Saranac Lake Baptist Church on Saturday, but it wasn’t necessarily a church-related event. The occasion was the advancement of 20 students of the Northeast Taekwondo school to higher black belt levels. Nineteen members of the ...

Slider Search returns to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge has announced the extension of the White Castle Slider Search into late summer and early fall. After opening its recruiting tour in Ohio, California, Washington, Minneapolis, Chicago and Wisconsin, the team’s traveling ramp and sleds will offer a clinic in its ...