Local Sports

Hockey rivals’ merger almost done

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake boys hockey teams are likely to merge in the coming school year. The Lake Placid Board of Education unanimously approved the merger on Tuesday. The Saranac Lake Board of Education had previously approved the decision June 19. It now goes ...

Saranac Lake celebrates paddling

SARANAC LAKE — Paddlers of all ages and abilities hit the water Sunday to take part in the Celebrate Paddling Invitational on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake. The first-year event featured a variety of distances, with boats ranging from solo canoes and kayaks to war canoes. The Saranac ...

Bryant, Demong, Randall chosen for LP Hall of Fame

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named its 2019 nominees for induction to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame. Francis Thaire Bryant, Billy Demong and Craig H. Randall will be inducted into the hall, which can be found inside the Conference Center at Lake ...

Tyree rides to first LP grand prix win

LAKE PLACID — Add another name to the long list of athletes who have notched grand prix wins during a half century of show jumping in Lake Placid. On Sunday, Chicago’s Catherine Tyree became the newest member of the club, capturing first place in the $100,000 Prevost Richard M. ...

Local radio operators work where cellphones don’t

TUPPER LAKE — Ask anyone who lives, works or vacations in the Adirondacks knows, cellphone service is spotty at best in some places. So when hundreds or even thousands of people sign up for an event that takes them into no man’s land, how do they call for help if needed? For events ...

Thunderbirds rally late to sweep SL Surge

PLATTSBURGH — With a golden opportunity to a aviod a five-game sweep, the Saranac Lake Surge stumbled late, suffering a 12-10 setback to the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds Sunday at Lefty Wilson Field. The Surge stormed out to a 10-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning, but the host ...

Saranac Lake counts down to pro ball

SARANAC LAKE — Six days and counting. That’s the time remaining before Saranac Lake’s newest baseball team, the Surge, will play its first home game of the season. After kicking off its Empire Professional Baseball League schedule with 12 games on the road, the Saranac Lake Surge ...

Babington captures Voltaire

LAKE PLACID — Irish Olympic veteran Kevin Babington rode Shorapur to victory Friday in the $30,000 Voltaire Design Jumper Classic at the 2019 Lake Placid Horse Shows, Sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC and Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. Thirteen of 37 entries reached the jump-off ...

Summer lacrosse season opens in LP

LAKE PLACID — The first of four major lacrosse events, conducted by Summit Lacrosse Ventures, faces off this weekend in Lake Placid, all leading up to the 30th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic August 5-11. It begins Saturday and Sunday with the High Peaks Summit Classic. Born from an ...

Unbeaten T’birds drop Surge

PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake Surge baseball team dropped the second game of a five-game series Thursday against the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds, 7-3. Plattsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, but Saranac Lake’s Tyler Hill put one over the left field fence to bring in two ...

Chapot sweeps feature at Lake Placid Horse Show

LAKE PLACID — Laura Chapot swept the top two places in the $2,000 Hampton Inn 1.35m Jumper Class, Thursday’s featured competition at the Lake Placid Horse Shows, Sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC and Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. Chapot, winner of last year’s $100,000 Great ...

Mini-Tri season off to fast start

LAKE PLACID — The 36th annual High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Tri series kicked off Monday, as a large and fast crowd assembled to take on the 400-yard swim, the 12-mile bike and 3-mile run course. The men’s race came down to a foot race as Jay Niederbuhl, of Saranac Lake, tried to chase ...

Sliders happy with Italy as Olympic host

LAKE PLACID — At least when it comes to the sliding sports, Americans couldn’t be much more excited with the selection of the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo as the host of the 2026 Winter Olympics. On Monday, the International Olympic Committee announced its choice ...

Chapot continues winning ways

LAKE PLACID — Laura Chapot and Kevin Babington, winners of last year’s two Grand Prix events in Lake Placid, took top honors Wednesday at the Lake Placid Horse Show. Chapot, winner of last year’s $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix, rode Out of Ireland to the win in the ...

’Birds stay unbeaten with win over Surge

PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake Surge dropped below the .500 mark for the first time this season after a 9-6 setback on the road to the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds in Empire Professional Baseball League action Wednesday at Lefty Wilson Field. The matchup was the first in a scheduled five-game ...

Horse Show’s keepers of the gate

LAKE PLACID — The stars of the Lake Placid and I Love NY horse shows may be the horses and riders, but a small army of support staff is what keeps the competitions running. From bartenders to groomers to security to vendors, there are dozens of people who make the horse shows go ...

50th running of the Lake Placid Horse Show under way

LAKE PLACID — Celebrating 50 years of show jumping in Lake Placid, the 2019 Lake Placid Horse Shows opened Tuesday with a limited schedule of hunter and jumper competition at the North Elba Show Grounds. The Lake Placid Horse Show runs through Sunday and is followed by the I Love New York ...