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Spring Sports 2019

Bombers mesh new and old into cohesive unit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Red Storm in rebuilding mode

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 ...

Red Storm youngsters named all-stars

SARANAC LAKE — Three student athletes on this spring’s Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team were named to Section X all-star teams, and another host of Red Storm players were also honored by the league for sportsmanship and academics. Sophomore Lindsey Rath led the way as a first-team ...

Red Storm players gather honors

SARANAC LAKE — At the beginning of the recently completed season, head coach Dermott Morgan said he’d love to see his Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team be more successful when it came to being competitive against the traditional powerhouses in Section X. Although the Red Storm didn’t ...

Kroes leads locals at state tourney

Lake Placid’s Bjorn Kroes turned in the lowest score among the nine Section VII golfers competing in the NYSPHSAA golf championships to finish in a seven-way tie for 25th place in the two-day tournament that wrapped up Monday at Cornell University’s par-71 Robert Trent Jones-designed ...

Golfers soak up some sun in Malone

MALONE — For a good portion of this spring’s high school golf season that’s about to wind down, players have had to compete in some rainy, cold conditions. But that was not the case Wednesday, as some of the top golfers from sections VII and X gathered for the annual Craig Chisum ...

Kroes leaves no doubt this time

PLATTSBURGH — Lake Placid’s Bjorn Kroes finished runner-up in the individual competition the past two years in the Section VII Golf Championships, including falling on the second playoff hole last season when the tournament was held at Saranac Inn. On Friday, Kroes finally nailed down ...

Kroes leads Lake Placid to Section VII golf title

PLATTSBURGH — The undefeated Lake Placid golf team had no problem taking care of business and its top player paved the way. On Thursday in the Section VII championships at the Barracks Golf Course in Plattsburgh, the Blue Bombers cruised to the team title, while Bjorn Kroes put himself ...

Tupper tunes up for sectionals

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys and girls track and field teams each captured dual meet victories Thursday in the final home competition of the season. Battling steady rain, cool temperatures and gusting winds, the Lumberjacks beat Clifton-Fine and Madrid-Waddington at L.P. Quinn ...

Seventh-grade champion

LAKE PLACID — For a young athlete whose favorite sport is definitely skiing, Sonja Toishi is pretty good at the game of tennis too. On Friday, the seventh-grader completed her climb to the top of Section VII heap, winning the girls singles title at SUNY Plattsburgh. After playing in ...

Early deficit dooms Tupper in semifinal

NORWOOD — The Tupper Lake baseball team fell behind early and never recovered Tuesday on the way to a 14-2 loss to Norwood-Norfolk in the semifinal round of the Section X, Class C tournament. Norwood-Norfolk scored seven runs in the second inning, and pitcher Robert Voss took over from ...

Lacrosse seasons come to an end

MASSENA — The season came to an end for the Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team on Monday, as Massena rallied from a big early deficit to claim an 11-10 victory in the first round of the Section X playoff tournament. The Red Storm led most of the way. They jumped out to a 3-0 edge, held a 5-1 ...