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Red Storm defense stops Hornets

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake reached the end zone on its first two possessions of the game, and its defense dominated from start to finish in a 12-0 shutout victory over Plattsburgh on Saturday at Wilson Raymond Field. It was the first game of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference ...

Athletes warm up to Lake Placid 70.3

LAKE PLACID — Chilly temperatures were part of the scenario the past two years for the Ironman Lake Placid 70.3 race, and that could be the case again Sunday, but organizers are doing everything they can to help provide competitors with an enjoyable day for the triathlon. The event ...

Saranac Lake blanks PHS 12-0 in football opener

SARANAC LAKE -- Saranac Lake reached the end zone on its first two possessions of the game, and its defense dominated from start to finish in a 12-0 shutout victory over Plattsburgh on Saturday at Wilson Raymond Field. It was the first game of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference ...

Road closures, spectator info for Ironman 70.3 Sunday

LAKE PLACID — The third Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. The triathlon route includes a 1.2-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 56-mile bike ride through Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay and Wilmington, and a 13.1-mile run in and ...

Red Storm host Hornets in season-opener

SARANAC LAKE — Last fall, Saranac Lake’s football players faced their share of struggles through out a disappointing one-win season. With more than a dozen players back from that team, the Red Storm hopes lessons learned from a year ago will yield a successful run this time ...

NCCS deals Saranac Lake boys first loss

SARANAC LAKE — Thursday was not the type of result the Saranac Lake boys soccer team was hoping for. Hosting Northeastern Clinton to open its Northern Soccer League schedule, Saranac Lake gave up two goals in the first half, one more after intermission, and at the same time, the Red ...

Saints offense leads the way to victory

SARANAC LAKE — The negative thing for the North Country Community College women’s soccer team, according to coach Kent Egglefield and his players, is they weren’t able to shut out their fourth consecutive opponent when they hosted Jefferson on Wednesday. The good thing is the ...

Glens Falls stars reconnect in old gym

GLENS FALLS — Joseph Girard III appreciates any chance he can get to improve his game. So when the opportunity arose to get a few more pointers from the basketball legend he followed at Glens Falls High School — Jimmer Fredette — the Syracuse University freshman came home for the ...

Saratoga meet finishes with record numbers

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Some hard morning rain may have kept the closing-day crowd down Monday, but New York Racing Association officials — and fans of the Saratoga Race Course meet — couldn’t generally complain about the season. After Sunday’s card, Saratoga had set an all-sources ...

Saints victorious on home turf

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams earned a sweep at home Sunday with victories over Tompkins Cortland. The Saints women kicked off the doubleheader with a 6-0 triumph over the Panthers, and NCCC’s men followed with a 3-1 win, which ...

Storm collect early trophy

PICKETTS CORNERS — Even though the start the Northern Soccer League schedule is still two days away for Saranac Lake’s boys, the Red Storm have already gotten the season off to a memorable start. Over the weekend, Saranac Lake captured the championship in the Saranac Central soccer ...

It’s River Pigs!

TUPPER LAKE — David “Haji” Maroun walked over to the table under a pop-up tent at the Municipal Park Saturday, dressed in a white Saranac Lake Surge T-shirt, grabbed a pen and selected his vote for the name of this village’s new professional baseball team. River Pigs. Maroun and 447 ...

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 ...