Ormsby breaks 24-year-old triple jump record

MADRID – Tupper Lake senior Samantha Ormsby jumped her way into the school record books Saturday with a 34-foot leap in the triple jump at the Section X Invitational meet at Madrid-Waddington Central School.

Ormsby broke the previous record of 33-11.5, which was set by Roberta Peets in 1989. Ormsby’s 34-footer beat second-place Morgan Rossner of Canton who jumped 32-2.5 and teammate Hannah Klossner who was third with a 30-3.75.

Ormsby, who was named outstanding female jumper of the meet, also captured Saturday’s long jump title with a 14-11. Klossner was second at 14-7.

Sophomore Madi Fortier won both the sprint events for the Lumberjacks, taking the 100 in 13.2 seconds and the 200 in 28.5.

Katie Zurek had another strong day in the throwing events for Tupper Lake, winning the shot put with a 32-3 and taking second in the discus with a 98-10. Katie Marcellus was the top discus thrower with a 114-4.

As a team, the Tupper Lake girls placed third with 81 points. Canton won the nine-team meet with 148, followed by Malone with 106.

Malone won the boys meet with 141 points. Tupper Lake didn’t factor into the team scoring.


Saranac Lake 3, Peru 3

(SL wins tiebreaker 160-170)

PERU – The Saranac Lake golf team won its second tiebreaker match of the season Friday, topping host Peru in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play.

After three players from each team won their matchups, the top four scores on each side were tallied up, giving the Red Storm a 160-170 victory at the Adirondack Golf Club.

Competing in Saranac Lake’s top two positions, Ethan Sawyer and Dustin Fischer each fired rounds of 38 to win their matches. Sawyer posted a two-stroke win over Jordan Guay at No. 1 and Fischer topped Tyler Lemza by 10 shots at No. 2.

Austin Ecret earned Saranac Lake’s third win, firing a solid 41 to defeat Peru’s Matt Nugent by seven shots in the fourth pairing.

Peru’s wins came with Christian Matilla defeating Blake Gregory 42-48 at No. 3, Gavin Blimpton edging Teddy Yanchitis 41-42 in the fifth match, and Kyle Miller shooting a 47 to top Carley Sawyer by four strokes.

The Red Storm improved to 5-1 with the win.

Lake Placid 5, Saranac 1

LAKE PLACID – Miles Lussi led Lake Placid to its fifth win of the season Friday, shooting a two-over par 37 on Craig Wood’s back nine during a 5-1 Blue Bombers victory over Saranac Central.

Playing at No. 2, Lussi posted a seven-stroke win over the Chiefs’ Austin LaDieu. The top match of the day was decided by one shot, as Kiefer Casler fired a 39 for Lake Placid to edge Nick Lees by a single stroke at No. 1.

Also for Lake Placid, Lucas Strack earned a 45-57 win over Dylan Plumadore at No. 4, Pat Kane carded a 40 for a 12-shot win over Max Staley at No. 5 and Bjorn Kroes shot a 50 for a one-stroke win over Nick Daniels in the sixth pairing.

Ryan Kane suffered the lone setback for Lake Placid, as Jarrett Wight claimed a close 41-44 win at No. 3 for Saranac.

The Blue Bombers improved to 5-2 in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference and are slated to play at home again today against Plattsburgh.


Peru 4, Saranac Lake 3

SARANAC LAKE – Saranac Lake’s baseball team could only muster four hits against the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference’s leading squad when Peru visited the Red Storm’s diamond Saturday.

Despite a tough day at the plate, the Red Storm gave the Indians all they could handle before falling 4-3 with the tying run stranded on base.

Peru scored twice in the top of the third inning and added two more runs in the sixth before Saranac Lake tallied three runs during the sixth and seventh innings in an unsuccessful bid for a comeback victory.

Peru got 14 hits in the game, and Blake Altizer led the way with four singles. Andy Kneussle added three hits in the win and Nick Demarais and Conor Casey had two hits apiece. Mitchell Cunningham also smacked a triple for the winnners.

Dylan Gunther and Derek Thurber both rapped doubles for Saranac Lake and Brad Shumway chipped in a RBI single in the loss.

Dom Delello went the distance on the mound to earn the win. He fanned seven and walked four. Grant Strack pitched the entire game for Saranac Lake.

The game was delayed in the fifth inning for about half-an-hour due to rain.

Saranac Lake dropped to 4-7 with the loss. The Red Storm return to the diamond today at Northern Adirondack.


Northwood 8, Saranac Lake 5

SARANAC LAKE – In a non-league boys lacrosse match Saturday, the Northwood School posted an 8-5 victory over Saranac Lake at Schroeter’s Field.

The Red Storm travel to Massena on Tuesday