Lake Placid girls track outpaces Pats

LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid eighth-grader Gabby Armstrong showed some versatility Tuesday as the Blue Bombers’ girls track and field team beat visiting AuSable Valley 87-38.

Armstrong topped the field in all four of her events, winning the 400-meter race in 1:05, the 3,000 in 12:59, the high jump at 4 feet, 4 inches and taking part in the winning 400 relay team that crossed the line in 1:00.7.

Nina Armstrong and Rachael Ashley each won three events. Nina Armstrong won the 1,500 in 5:37 and the 800 in 2:42. She was also part of the winning 1,600 relay team that recorded a time of 4:42.

Ashley was also part of the 1,600 and 400 relay teams. Individually, she was the top long jumper with a 13-2 to beat teammate Lauren Rossi by 2 inches.

Lissy Ashley, another eighth-grader, was part of the 1,600 relay team and won the 400 hurdles in 1:23.7. Jillian Goulette was also a member of each of the winning relay teams.

In the boys’ competition, AuSable Valley came away with the team victory, outscoring Lake Placid 89-33.

Lake Placid’s Nzoni Thompson won two individual events and was on the winning 1,600 relay team. Thompson won the 400 in 56.7 seconds and the 200 in 24.6. He was joined by Connor Garrett, Stuart Baird and Curtis Rissberger as the relay team finished in 4:20.

Paul Ford was a four-time winner for AuSable Valley, capturing the 110 hurdles in 17.3, the 400 hurdles in 1:08.7, the triple jump with a 38-8 and the high jump at 6-0.


Saranac 110, Saranac Lake 22


Saranac 77, Saranac Lake 55

SARANAC LAKE – Blair Moody excelled in the field events and Vanessa Salamy had a strong day on the track Tuesday as the Saranac Lake boys and girls hosted Saranac.

The Chiefs swept the team scoring, beating Saranac Lake 77-55 in the girls meet and 110-22 on the boys side.

Moody, a sophomore, won the triple jump with a personal best leap of 30 feet, 5 inches. She won the long jump with a 14-9 1/2 and was part of the winning 400 relay team that crossed the line in 46.9 seconds.

Moody was joined on the relay team by Annie Frenette, Selena Baillargeon and Randi Rondeau.

Salamy was the top 100 hurdles finisher in 16.8 seconds and was part of the 1,600 relay – joined by Frenette, Samantha Martin and Kate Stevens – that finished first in 4:27.7.

Stevens was also the 100 winner with a time of 13.5 seconds.

On the boys’ side, Kevin Morgan was a two-time winner, capturing the 400 in 52.2 and the long jump with an 18-6.


Saranac 7, Saranac Lake 0

SARANAC – The Saranac Lake softball team ran into a hot team and hot pitcher Tuesday and walked away with a 7-0 loss to first-place Saranac.

Saranac pitcher Kourtnie Campbell struck out 14 over seven innings of work to hand the Red Storm their second loss of the season. Both of Saranac Lake’s losses have come at the hands of the Chiefs, whose only loss came early in the season against Plattsburgh.

“I don’t want to take anything away from their pitcher, she’s a great pitcher, but my girls were swinging at balls they shouldn’t have,” said Saranac Lake coach Diana Schwartz. “They are much better than that.”

Megan Moody, Jordy McDougall, Nicole Viscardo and Sydney Battistoni accounted for the Red Storm’s four hits.

Ashley Terry led the Chiefs’ offense with two singles and a double, while Summer Gillespie had a single and a double.

Saranac Lake sits in second place in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference standings with an 8-2 record. The Red Storm travel to AuSable Valley today.


Northeastern Clinton 10, Saranac Lake 6

CHAMPLAIN – The Northeastern Clinton baseball team poured it on in the middle innings Tuesday to secure a 10-6 victory over Saranac Lake.

The Red Storm led 6-2 through 3 1/2 innings, but the Cougars posted three runs in the bottom of the fourth and four more in the fifth to take command.

Jonathan McCabe and Logan Wood each recorded two hits for the Red Storm, who had six hits on the day.

Garrett Begore racked up four RBI on three hits, while Alex Lamberton and winning pitcher Marcus Lefebvre each had two hits.