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Red Storm reclaim trophy

CLINTONVILLE - The Class C football trophy is back in Saranac Lake.After seeing their run of consecutive football titles end at five a year ago, the Red Storm reclaimed the Section VII crown, but just barely as they held on for a 19-16 victory Saturday over the upset-minded Saranac Chiefs at ...

LP boys capture CVAC title

TICONDEROGA - The Lake Placid boys won the overall team title and Saranac Lake's Brittany Shumway won the individual girls race Saturday in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Invitational.The Blue Bombers placed five runners in the top 15 for a team score of 35. The Saranac Lake boys ...

ESWG plans Marathon Skate around Mirror Lake

LAKE PLACID - After a 2015-16 winter when weather didn't cooperate for much of the season, organizers of the Empire State Winter Games are hoping conditions are frigid enough in early February to host an unprecedented new sporting event - a Marathon Skate around Lake Placid.At a press ...

Lumberjacks battle in loss

TUPPER LAKE - In Friday night's final game on the Section X football schedule, things went pretty much the way they have most of the season for Tupper Lake when it hosted Massena at Frank Tice Field.Despite being outmatched and outnumbered, the young Lumberjacks battled hard. But once again, ...

Storm march into title game

SARANAC LAKE - It's that time of year when the onset of winter is here or just around the corner, and high school football teams are lining up for their biggest games of the season.Saranac Lake will play its most important game so far on Saturday when it attempts to win its sixth Section VII, ...

Zurek recognized for athletics

TUPPER LAKE - Katie Zurek, a multi-sport senior at Tupper Lake High School, was awarded the Wendy's High School Heisman award this week."Katie is known by her teachers and friends for her commitment to excellence," Tupper Lake athletics director Scott Cook said. "We are excited and honored that ...

Bombers thrive with five

PLATTSBURGH - Players on the Lake Placid boys soccer team showed no signs of being rusty after a 12-day layoff, as they went on a first-half scoring spree Wednesday to claim their fifth-straight Section VII championship with a 6-0 shutout victory over Seton Catholic.After senior Stuart Baird ...

New sponsor, 2 new sports for Empire State Winter Games

CANTON (AP) - The Empire State Winter Games has landed a sponsor, and organizers are adding two new sports for the upcoming competition in February.Community Bank will be the title sponsor for 2017. Company president and CEO Mark Tryniski made the announcement on Wednesday.The 37th edition of ...

LP unbeaten again in CVAC

SARANAC LAKE - The Lake Placid boys cross county team finished as the unbeaten Champlain Valley Athletic Conference champion for the second year in a row after notching victories Tuesday over Saranac Lake and Northeastern Clinton on the Red Storm's course.With Henry McGrew leading the way, the ...

Red Storm, Lake Placid settle for volleyball losses

SARANAC LAKE - Playing at home on senior night, the Saranac Lake volleyball team was swept 3-0 by Northeastern Clinton.Despite taking leads in all three games, the Red Storm were unable to hold off the Cougars in a battle between the two top Class C teams in Section VII. NCCS won by scores of ...

Chazy outlasts Blue Bombers

CHAZY - The Chazy girls soccer team saved all its scoring for overtime Tuesday in a 3-0 victory over Lake Placid in the Section VII, Class D semifinal round.The teams were all even at 0-0 after 80 minutes of regulation and through the first 6:54 of overtime until Natalie Pombrio connected for ...

Meyers Taylor, Jones rise to the top of field

LAKE PLACID - Elana Meyers Taylor and Lolo Jones were on top of the leaderboard after the women's USA Bobsled National Team Trials race Monday in Lake Placid, while Codie Bascue, of Whitehall, and Adrian Adams were once again on top in the men's field.Meyers Taylor claimed a bronze medal in the ...

Farrell adds to triathlon resume

Amy Farrell, of Tupper Lake, turned in another spectacular triathlon performance Saturday by winning the Ironman North Carolina women's race in Wilmington, North Carolina.Farrell completed the modified Ironman course in 6 hours, 53 minutes, 13 seconds. The bike portion of the race was shortened ...

Red Storm grind out sixth win

POTSDAM - In miserable wet conditions, Saranac Lake was able to run the ball, move the chains and play a turnover-free game Saturday to claim a 32-12 victory over Potsdam.In a cross-over matchup played in the pouring rain from start to finish, the Red Storm broke open a contest that was tight ...

USA bobsled, skeleton start selection races in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID (AP) - Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans were Olympic medalists when they last teamed up, and after nearly three years apart they quickly recaptured that form.Greubel Poser and Evans won both heats during the opening day of the USA Bobsled National Team Trials on Sunday, a big step ...

Huskies shut down Tupper

MALONE - Playing with the state minimum number of 16 players, the Tupper Lake football team got shut out 28-0 against a more experienced Franklin Academy Saturday in Malone.Franklin Academy went up early in the game, scoring a touchdown and a successful two-point conversion in the first ...

MVP seeks one last milestone

LAKE PLACID - As a four-year starter on soccer teams that have racked up four consecutive Section VII championships, Stuart Baird has enjoyed tons of success playing for the Lake Placid Blue Bombers.But entering this season as a senior, he has been looking to reach two more milestones while ...

Local athletes, organizations awarded athletic grants from UISF

LAKE PLACID - The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) awarded $36,350 in grants in 2016 to support young athletes and community organizations across the Tri-Lakes region.The fund was established at Adirondack Foundation in 2004 by the Henry Uihlein II and Mildred A. Uihlein Foundation and World ...

Crossover week on the gridiron

SARANAC LAKE - It's crossover weekend for the local teams on the North Country high school football front, and Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake are both on the road Saturday to play their eighth games of the season.And after Saturday, the playoffs lie ahead for the Red Storm and the ...

Patriots roll past Bombers

CLINTONVILLE - The Lake Placid volleyball team was swept 3-0 on the road Thursday at AuSable Valley. The Patriots rolled to a 25-10 win in the opening game and were never derailed, triumphing 25-14 in the second contest and clinching the victory with a 22-22 win in the deciding game.Victoria ...