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Young guns step in to replace the old guard

Spring Sports 2019

LAKE PLACID — After riding experience, size and talent to its fifth-straight Section VII, Class C boys soccer title a year ago, Lake Placid will turn toward a slew of young guns this season in an effort to notch its sixth crown in a row by the time the playoffs roll around. The Blue ...

Lumberjacks build on last year’s victories

Spring Sports 2019

TUPPER LAKE — With several wins under its belt last year, the Tupper Lake girls soccer team is looking to bring that momentum into the season this year. After a drought of several winless seasons, the Tupper Lake girls soccer program finally started to find the back of the net last ...

Bombers mesh new and old into cohesive unit

Spring Sports 2019

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls soccer team will field a mix of upperclassmen and newcomers, and will compete with a new head coach at the helm. Brenden Gotham takes over the reins from long-time head coach Heather Brewer, who is on maternity leave. Gotham will lead a Blue Bombers ...

Seniors lead the way for Tupper Lake spikers

Spring Sports 2019

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake volleyball team is heavy with seniors this year, and that combined experience looks like it could lead to another successful season. After more than 40 girls tried out for the team, head coach Diane Helms was in the unenviable position of having to make ...

Storm’s changing of the guard

Spring Sports 2019

SARANAC LAKE — There’s a changing of the guard for the Saranac Lake volleyball team this fall, and it’s a big one. Except for two returning juniors, the Red Storm will feature a new lineup as they head into the CVAC. Captains Danielle Gonyea and Marissa Gibbs are the lone ...

Blue Bombers strive for No. 5

Spring Sports 2019

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid volleyball team has a nice string of four Section VII, Class C championships going, and the Blue Bombers would love to see that number increase to five this season. Lake Placid enters its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference schedule with a roster of nine, ...

Chazy powers past Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — Depleted by graduation, the Lake Placid boys soccer team had a tough task on its hands when it opened the regular season against perennial powerhouse Chazy on Wednesday. At least for the first time around, the Blue Bombers didn’t have much of a chance after the Eagles ...

Paul Smith’s nips Clinton in overtime

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PLATTSBURGH — Nathan Smith scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period Wednesday as the Paul Smith’s men’s soccer team opened the season with a 2-1 victory over Clinton Community College. After both teams scored goals in the first half, the teams battled through a ...

LP girls down Chazy in opener

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls soccer team endured its share of struggles after halftime in its regular-season opening match on Tuesday, but the Blue Bombers had a really good first half, and that performance was good enough to get the job done. The Lake Placid girls rode an early ...

Anderson leads Storm to victories

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PERU — The Saranac Lake boys cross country team occupied seven of the top 10 spots Tuesday on the way to dual meet victories over Peru and Beekmantown at Macomb State Park. Madison Grimone was the first finisher in the girls race as the Red Storm girls beat Beekmantown 20-37 and lost to ...

Fun Runs wrap up for season

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SARANAC LAKE — The 2017 Saranac Lake Fun Run Series came to a close Thursday with races starting and finishing in Riverside Park. The Fun Runs began June 29 and took place every Thursday throughout the summer. The 10-week series provided runners of all ages free races that ranged in ...

Little League site settled

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TUPPER LAKE — After two years of hunting, the Tupper Lake Little League Association has found a location for its proposed youth baseball field in the village’s Municipal Park on Raquette Pond. The village board, Little League association and local Rotary club reached a verbal ...

Malone overwhelms TL in gridiron season-opener

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MALONE — It didn’t take the young Tupper Lake Lumberjacks very long Saturday to realize they met up with a Malone team that was too big, too strong and too fast in the first game of the Section X season for both teams. Powered by a huge size advantage in the trenches and fast backs ...

Red Storm in rebuilding mode

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SARANAC LAKE — A rebuiding year might sound cliche when it comes to sports teams, but in the case of the Saranac Lake girls soccer squad, that seems to be the case. Head coach Bill Wilson lost 12 seniors from last year’s team, and this fall, juniors who were competing at the junior ...

Patriots outrun Red Storm in opener

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CLINTONVILLE — The Saranac Lake football team lost its season-opener in a shootout, falling to AuSable Valley 38-30 under the lights Friday on the Patriots field. Saranac Lake held a 22-16 edge at halftime before being outscored 16-8 after intermission. The setback spoiled a ...

ADK 80Kers go the distance

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LAKE PLACID — There was a late fall glimmer to the grass early Sunday morning as about 50 mountain bikers pedaled around warming up at the biathlon course at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The racers lined up in a field with bikes spread out before them on the ground, seemingly haphazard but all ...

2018 Ironman sells out in one month

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LAKE PLACID — Next July’s 20th annual Ironman Lake Placid triathlon is officially sold out, though there are still ways for people to enter through charities. Race Director Greg Borzilleri announced the news Tuesday afternoon and described the early sell-out as a positive development ...