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’Jacks run past Marauders for second straight win

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake football team jumped out to an early lead at home on Friday night against Sherburne-Earlville and never looked back, claiming the Lumberjacks’ second win of the season 30-14. After kicking off, the Lumberjacks forced and recovered a fumble at the 50-yard ...

Peru takes down Red Storm

PERU — It wasn’t the type of ending to the regular season Saranac Lake’s football team was looking for. With a chance to earn a first-round bye in the Class C playoffs and have a week off, a battered Red Storm squad lost its final Champlain Valley Athletic Conference game of the ...

Federal grant could help US bobsled, skeleton qualify for Paralympics

LAKE PLACID — The CEO of the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said a grant it was recently awarded will be used to pay for training camps geared toward introducing the sport to veterans with disabilities, hopefully leading the sport to be included in the 2026 Winter ...

Bidding farewell on a delightful fall day

SARANAC INN — A bittersweet day but a beautiful one. On Sunday, the Saranac Inn Golf Club put another season in the books by closing the course for winter in its traditional fashion — with the 6-6-6 tournament. The season at the course extends from late spring until the day before ...

Bombers pull away late in NSL finale

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid wrapped up its regular-season slate at home Thursday with a solid 5-1 victory over Seton Catholic in Northern Soccer League Division II action. Lake Placid started out with a 2-0 edge, and after the Knights netted a penalty kick midway through the second half ...

Bright lights, big games

SARANAC LAKE — It’s “Friday Night Lights” for both the Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake football teams tonight. The Red Storm wrap up their regular season on the road Friday, taking on Peru at the Apple Bowl starting at 7:30 p.m. At the same time, The Lumberjacks will be looking for ...

Diggins making most of platform

LAKE PLACID — US Ski Team member and two-time Olympian Jessie Diggins is often described as “bubbly,” but her meteoric rise after claiming a gold medal in 2018 has led her to use her fame for good. Diggins, along with other members of the US Ski Team, are staying and training in Lake ...

Construction is well under way at Van Ho

LAKE PLACID — Site work is well underway at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Temporary dirt roads lined the area beyond the 1980 bobsled track Tuesday. Construction equipment was scattered throughout the site where a new three-story base lodge, complete with amenities ...

Sliding track off to fast start

LAKE PLACID — While big machines and trucks moved earth, stone and building material below, working on the project that’s totally transforming the Olympic Sports Complex, members of the United States luge team were higher up on Mount Van Hoevenberg Tuesday morning, trying out the ice for ...

Runners take on Triad Challenge

TUPPER LAKE — More than a dozen trail runners and hikers tackled the third annual Triad Challenge in Tupper Lake on Saturday, climbing the three mountains of the Triad in a timed race. Shawn Spriggs was the overall winner, clocking a time of 1 hour, 49 minutes and 54 seconds in the ...

Quinn runs away with Classic title

LAKE PLACID — Over the past few years during this part of October, Tupper Lake’s Amy Farrell has been preparing to head to Hawaii for the Ironman World Championships and hasn’t been able to participate in the annual Lake Placid Classic Half Marathon. After a five- or six-year ...

Red Storm run with the big boys

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 38th annual Burnt Hills Invitational drew more than 1,000 runners from around the northeast to Saratoga Spa State Park on Saturday, and local runners turned in solid showings. The defending Class C state champion Saranac Lake boys placed seventh overall out of 28 ...

Eagles soar through Storm for league title

SARANAC LAKE — With the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference’s regular-season title on the line Saturday at Wilson Raymond Field, mistakes, injuries and the Beekmantown Eagles got the best of Saranac Lake’s football team. In a battle between the top two teams in the league with 4-1 ...

Young skiers ready for snow after meeting Olympians

LAKE PLACID — This village has more than its share of Olympians, but a trio with seven Olympic Games under their belts has local Nordic skiers pumped to see some snow. Gold medalist Jessie Diggins, two-time Olympian Sophie Caldwell and three-time Olympian Simi Hamilton visited High ...

Van Ho track set to open

LAKE PLACID — With rising temperatures creating some thin ice, the opening of the fall luge season in Lake Placid has been delayed until Tuesday morning. The track at the Olympic Sports Complex, site of the second Viessmann World Cup race of the season from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, will try again ...

Tupper football in the win column

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake football team is finally in the win column. After dropping their first three eight-man games of the season, the Lumberjacks chalked up their first victory Friday, taking down Altmar-Parrish-Williamstown 32-14 on the road. The ’Jacks trailed 6-0 early in ...

Beekmantown takes down Saranac Lake for CVAC football crown

SARANAC LAKE -- In a game that wound up being a battle for the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football championship, Beekmantown dealt Saranac Lake a 42-21 defeat Saturday at Wilson Raymond Field. Both teams entered the matchup with 4-1 records, and the Eagles clinched after ...

Phaneuf talks climate change at APA

RAY BROOK – Olympic biathlete Maddie Phaneuf, who lives in Lake Placid, spoke to the state Adirondack Park Agency board on Friday with a message about climate change. Phaneuf was a member of the 2018 Winter Olympic biathlon team, but developed strep throat and the flu and could not ...

Diggins, Caldwell, Hamilton to have meet and greet at High Peaks Cyclery

LAKE PLACID — Olympic Nordic skiers Jessie Diggins, Sophie Caldwell and Simi Hamilton, all members of the US national ski team, will be at High Peaks Cyclery in Lake Placid on Sunday for a meet and greet with the public. The event begins at 3 p.m. and will be followed by a question ...

Red Storm collide with Beekmantown

SARANAC LAKE — On Saturday, Saranac Lake’s football team will be playing one of its most important games in the past few seasons. Starting at 1:30 p.m. on Wilson Raymond Field, the Red Storm will clash with Beekmantown in a matchup where the winner will be in the driver’s seat toward ...