Bombers walk off with win over Plattsburgh

LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid freshman Noah Mohr delivered the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday as the Blue Bombers walked off with a 12-11 victory over Plattsburgh.

The Blue Bombers went into the bottom of the final inning trailing 11-8 with the top of the lineup due to bat. Shane McNierney started the rally with a base hit, followed by eighth-grader Kamm Cassidy reaching first on an infield hit. Ryan Meyer then drilled a shot to the fence to score a run and Ryan Damp brought in another with a sacrifice fly.

With his team trailing by just one run, Alex Brandes stepped to the plate and slapped a single that brought in the tying run. Mohr then finished the game with a single that brought in RJ Reid.

Lake Placid started the game slowly on offense, going scoreless through the first three inning as Plattsburgh built a 7-0 lead. The Blue Bombers started hitting in the fourth, collecting eight runs over the next two innings to tie the game at 8-8.

Plattsburgh responded with two runs in the top of the sixth and another in the seventh to regain the advantage.

Reid and Brandes each had three hits in the game. Reid was also credited with the victory on the mound.

McNierney, Cassidy, Meyer, Damp, Mohr, and Connor Preston each had two hits and an RBI for Lake Placid. Eddie Kane had two hits and three RBI.

The Blue Bombers outhit Plattsburgh 16-11.

Garrett Frady, Robby Knowles and Gerrit Rietsma had two hits apiece for the Hornets.

Saranac Lake 16, Moriah 1

PORT HENRY – The Saranac Lake baseball team racked up 21 hits Monday to earn a 16-1 victory over Moriah.

Grant Strack went 5-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI, while Jonathan McCabe and Trent Fitzgerald each had two hits and a triple for the Red Storm. Derek Thurber, Logan Wood and Brad Shumway chipped in two hits apiece.

Saranac Lake got the scoring going early with two runs in the top of the first and three more in the third. The Red Storm then exploded for 10 runs in the fourth to put the game out of reach.

Fitzgerald earned the win on the mound after four innings of work. Michael Rice and Cody Perryman came in for relief.

Saranac Lake outhit Moriah 21-5 over the course of the game.


Saranac 10, Lake Placid 4

PICKETTS CORNERS – The Saranac softball team remained unbeaten behind a strong effort from ace Kourtnie Campbell.

Campbell struck out seven batters and walked just two as the Chiefs upped their record in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference to 4-0.

The Blue Bombers, who fell to 1-2, plated one run in their first at-bat, but host Saranac answered with four in the bottom of the inning and never looked back. Lake Placid scored once in the top of the third to make it a 4-2 contest, but the Chiefs responded again, scoring two in the bottom to up their edge to 6-2. Saranac added two more runs in the sixth and Lake Placid tacked on a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to make it a 10-4 final.

The Blue Bombers struggled at the plate with just four hits, including two singles from senior Brooke Reid, who also took the loss in the pitcher’s circle. Reid walked eight and struck out three.

Summer Gillespie and Brette Campbell collected two hits each for Saranac and teammate Tori Trim rapped out a double for the lone extra-base hit in the game.

Colton-Pierrepont 20, Tupper Lake 2

TUPPER LAKE – Colton-Pierrepont defeated Tupper Lake 20-2 in girls softball Monday.

Tupper Lake was led by Lizzie Zurek and Jesse Weigand, who each went 1-for-2 with one run scored.

Colton’s Morgan Doyle went 4-for-4 with triple, home run and five runs scored. Teammate Kylie McKinley went 3-for-4 while Andrew Aldous was 3-for-5 with a home run.

Sabrina Johnson picked up 10 strike outs in the win while Zurek struck out five in a losing effort.


Canton 12, Saranac Lake 4

SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team dropped a 12-4 decision to Canton at Schroeter’s Field Monday in Section X action. The Red Storm fell to 1-2 with the setback and next play on the road Thursday at Massena.



PICKETTS CORNERS – The Saranac Lake boys and girls track and field teams both earned fourth-place finishes Saturday in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division I preseason meet at Saranac Central.

The host Chiefs captured first in each team competition by large margins.

Senior Vanessa Salamy posted the lone win for Saranac Lake, taking first in the 100 hurdles with a finish time of 14.1 seconds. She also placed second in the 400 hurdles in 1:20.5,

Blair Moody also claimed a third place for the Red Storm girls with a 14 foot, 1 inch result in the long jump.

Saranac Lake’s girls scored 87.5 points in the team competition.

Senior Alex Beaudoin turned in the top effort for the Red Storm boys with a pair of runner-up finishes. He was second in the 100 meters in 11.9 seconds and clocked a time of 55 seconds in the 400. Beaudoin also finished third in the long jump with an 18 foot, 1 inch effort.

Kyle McGrain placed third for Saranac Lake in both throwing events. The senior tossed the shot put 41-3 and heaved the discus 98-8.

Craig Leahy, another senior, finished second for Saranac Lake in the 400 hurdles with a 1:08.1 result.

Tupper Lake track and field

MASSENA – Sam Ormsby racked up two first-place finishes for Tupper Lake in the Northern Athletic Conference Relay Carnival Saturday.

Ormsby took first in the girls long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 5.5 inches. She also took first in the girls triple jump with a jump of 32-2.

Katie Zurek was second in the discus with a throw of 88-11. Zurek took second in the shotput with a took of 31-9.5.

The Tupper Lake girls relay team of Madi Fortier, Tess Klossner, Emily Rich and Ormsby took fifth in the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 2 minutes, 7.4 seconds.

In boys events, Tupper Lake’s Mitchell Harriman, Cody LaPierre, Brasen LaVassaur and Jeremy Roussell took third in the 800 sprint medley with a time of 2:00.8.

The same boys also took second in the 4×200 relay in 1:50.1.

Brock Madore took fourth in the boys discus with a toss of 105-6.