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Paul Smith’s repeats as YSCC golf champs

The Paul Smith’s College golf team earned its second-straight Yankee Small College Conference championship in October at Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Bobcats also took home the conference’s Sportsman of the Year award while head coach Rod Bushey was named coach ...

West completes Norton sweep

PARK CITY, Utah — Tucker West, a 2014 Olympian, completed a sweep of the three Norton USA Luge fall seeding races Thursday night by winning the finale on the 2002 Olympic track. Emily Sweeney, who captured the 2013 Junior World Championship at the Utah Olympic Park, won her second ...

Mazdzer named USA Luge’s male athlete of the year

LAKE PLACID — At its recent annual meeting held at the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, USA Luge announced the winners of its annual awards for 2015-2016. Chris Mazdzer, of Saranac Lake, was named Male Athlete of the Year. The two-time Olympian won two World Cup races ...

Bombers stopped by Bulldogs once again

LAKE PLACID — A fourth-straight trip to the state regional semifinal round ended in the same fashion for for the Lake Placid volleyball team Wednesday, as the Blue Bombers saw their season come to one match after they’ve claimed the Section VII title. Again, Lake Placid fell to its ...

Skate America to return to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — If you can’t attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongchang, South Korea, then you should at least consider attending the 2017 Skate America Grand Prix event in Lake Placid on Nov. 24-26, 2017 to see the top figure skaters in the upcoming Olympic season. At the 2009 ...

West wins second Norton race

  WHISTLER, British Columbia — Tucker West made it two-for-two Saturday when he won his second Norton USA Luge seeding race on the 2010 Olympic track in this western Canadian resort. West, who also took last weekend’s event in Lake Placid, was joined on ...

Judge threatens to dismiss rugby suit

A judge has threatened to dismiss the complaint against one of the defendants in a Can-Am Rugby lawsuit. On Oct. 18, state Supreme Court Judge John Ellis of Tupper Lake issued a conditional order striking the complaint against the town of St. Armand unless Dan Nelson’s attorney provides ...

Blue Bombers capture fourth volleyball title in a row

PICKETTS CORNERS — Lake Placid did not turn in its best performance of the season Saturday, but it was still good enough to earn the school its fourth straight Class D crown with a 3-1 victory over Northern Adirondack in the final match of the day at Saranac Central. The ...

Cougars claw through Storm

PICKETTS CORNERS — Two teams hungry for a title battled it out on the volleyball court Saturday, and as it turned out, Northeastern Clinton stayed a step ahead of Saranac Lake throughout the match to claim a three-game sweep on championship day at Saranac Central High School. In ...

OFA rallies to end Red Storm’s football season

CLINTONVILLE — Saranac Lake’s football season came to an end Friday as Ogdensburg topped the Red Storm 41-28 in a regional Class C playoff game played at AuSable Valley High School. Saranac Lake looked good early and grabbed leads of 6-0 and 14-7, but the Blue ...

Bobsled team sets opening roster

PARK CITY, Utah — Twenty-two athletes were announced to the  USA Bobsled National Team roster Friday. Athletes competed in a series of races in Lake Placid and Park City, Utah to vie for a spot in one of three sleds per discipline this season. Elana Meyers Taylor had a bye through ...

Sentinels handle Tupper Lake

POTSDAM — The Tupper Lake football season came to an end Friday with a 43-0 loss to Ticonderoga in a Class D sub-regional state playoff game at Potsdam High School. The Sentinels scored early and often with 14 points in the first quarter and 21 in the second to take command of the matchup. ...

Storm, Devils meet again

SARANAC LAKE — Two football teams who have been state ranked in Class C for most of the season will clash tonight as Saranac Lake and Ogdensburg renew acquaintances in a Section VII/Section X playoff game at AuSable Valley starting at 7 p.m. So far, the Red Storm and Blue Devils ...

US Skeleton names national team

PARK CITY, Utah — Twelve athletes were named to the 2016-2017 USA Skeleton national team Thursday after points were tallied following the fourth and final selection race in Park City, Utah. Selections began with two competitions in Lake Placid last week and continued on the 2002 Olympic ...

Red Storm savor playoff volleyball victory

SARANAC LAKE - Coach Mike Navarra has never heard about the Saranac Lake volleyball team winning a playoff match before. And if that's the case, and Saranac Lake hasn't tasted victory in the postseason, then the Red Storm just notched their biggest win ever on Wednesday.Competing at home in ...

Saints race past Clinton in opener

SARANAC LAKE - Romeira Tucker scored 16 of her game-high 30 points in the first quarter to lead the North Country Community College women's basketball team to an 85-41 victory over Clinton on Wednesday.Tucker, a 5-foot-9 sophomore from Philadelphia, drained four 3-pointers in the first quarter ...

Another heartbreaker for LP

PLATTSBURGH - Five straight championship seasons, five heartbreaking losses.On a windy Tuesday evening in Plattsburgh, another promising run into the state playoffs came to an end for the Lake Placid boys soccer team, as the Blue Bombers fell 1-0 to Maple Hill in sub-regional playoff action.The ...

Tupper runs to D title

NORWOOD - The Tupper Lake boys cross country team edged Norwood-Norfolk 27-28 to capture the Section X, Class D title Tuesday.Tupper Lake junior Ben Casagrain took second place individually with a time of 19 minutes, 9 seconds. Norwood-Norfolk's Kyle Fulk ran away with first place, crossing the ...

Britcher, West grab Norton wins

LAKE PLACID - Tucker West and Summer Britcher, members of the Sochi Olympic team, converted their respective overnight leads to win USA Luge Norton National Championship titles Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg.Meanwhile, the doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman, 2014 Olympians ...