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Saranac Lake receiver Emery Swanson leaps above a Patriots defender to haul in a 31-yard pass from quarterback DJ Morgan in the opening quarter of Friday’s game in Clintonville.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Red Storm make amends

CLINTONVILLE — A really frustrating season just got a whole lot better for Saranac Lake’s football team. After posting a 1-6 record in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play, the Red Storm shook off a bad regular season all in one night, defeating AuSable Valley 35-6 Friday in the ...

Lake Placid native Nina Lussi celebrates after winning her second national championship at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid on Sunday, Oct. 7. Due to her strong performance during the two-day Flaming Leaves Festival, Lussi was named to the first-ever women’s national nordic sport jumping team.
(Enterprise file photo — Justin A. Levine)

Lussi selected to national team

PARK CITY, Utah — Lake Placid native Nina Lussi was among the women selected by USA Nordic as members of the first USA Nordic sports women’s ski jumping national team. After coming to an agreement with Women’s Ski Jumping USA to take over the day-to-day operations earlier this month, ...

USA men’s bobsled pilots named

Codie Bascue, Justin Olsen and Nick Cunningham are going to start the Olympic season as drivers on USA Bobsled’s men’s national team. It’s the first time in 20 seasons that Steven Holcomb — the longtime pilot of USA-1 — is not on the national team. Holcomb died unexpectedly ...

Lake Placid junior Mackenzie Kondrat takes the ball toward the Wildcat net in the second half of Thursday’s win in Lake Placid. Kondrat went on to score the only goal of the match.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Kondrat returns, lifts Blue Bombers to victory

LAKE PLACID — The Schroon Lake girls soccer team rolled into Lake Placid Thursday afternoon looking to avenge last year’s double-overtime loss to the Blue Bombers in the first round of the Section VII, Class D playoffs. But there would be no retribution for the Wildcats this year, as ...

Lake Placid’s Jarell Paul heads  the ball over AuSable Valley’s David Janisse during the second half of Wednesday’s match. Also pictured are Cobane Bissonette of Lake Placid and Patriots’ forward Caleb Hamilton.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Lake Placid reaches soccer semifinal

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys soccer team got past the first hurdle in a defense of its Section VII, Class C title with a 5-2 victory over AuSable Valley Wednesday in a quarterfinal game on the Blue Bomber’s field. The match was between the fourth-seed Lake Placid and the ...

North Country’s Sim Marhatta battles with a Clinton opponent for a head ball in Tuesday's match.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Saints soccer sweeps Clinton at home

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College soccer teams claimed a sweep in a home doubleheader Tuesday against Clinton Community College. The Saints earned shutout wins in both matches, with the women starting off with a 4-0 triumph over the Cougars and NCCC’s men following up ...

SL boys stay unbeaten in XC

CADYVILLE — The Saranac Lake Red Storm boys cross country running team captured three wins over Saranac, Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake at a Cadyville meet Tuesday afternoon. Saranac’s Andrew LePage took first in the boy’s race with a time of 16 minutes, 38 seconds. Saranac Lake’s ...

Sara McKillip, right, and her sister Kaleigh McKillip, hug their father Dave before Monday night’s home volleyball match against Peru. Sara McKillip, a 15-year-old sophomore and member of the Blue Bombers volleyball team was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and was honored with a sea of purple shirts and ribbons worn by players and spectators. Pictured at back is Lake Placid coach Donna Moody hugging Sara McKillip’s mother.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Bombers fall but spirits rise in emotional match

LAKE PLACID — The iconic blue and gold of the Lake Placid Blue Bombers was transformed into a sea of purple on Monday night, as players, coaches and spectators of two teams honored a local high school sophomore who was recently diagnosed with cancer. The Blue Bombers fell to the visiting ...

Reinbolt claims USA 3 driver’s seat

LAKE PLACID — Brittany Reinbolt teamed with Olympian Lolo Jones to secure her second USA Women’s Bobsled National Team Trials win in as many day at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Saturday, earning her the driver’s seat of USA-3. Olympic medalists Elana Meyers Taylor of Douglasville, Georgia ...

Red Storm blank Bobcats

ELLENBURG — The Saranac Lake volleyball team claimed a sweep Monday, defeating Northern Adirondack on the road by 25-20, 25-20 and 25-23 scores. Sydney Andronica turned in another strong defensive performance for the Red Storm and finished with 16 digs. Katie Gay and Marissa Gibbs paced ...

The seven boys on Saranac Lake High School’s varsity boys varsity cross country team stick together at the start of Saturday’s Burnt Hills Cross Country Invitational meet at the Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs. From left are Adam Hesseltine, James Catania, Micah McCulley, Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour, (behind) Jacob Alberga, Tyler Martin and Anderson Gray. They took first place out of 25 teams in the Division 2 race for medium-size schools.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Saranac Lake boys triumphant at Burnt Hills

SARANAC LAKE — A really good season for the Saranac Lake boys cross country team keeps getting more impressive. On Saturday, the Red Storm’s state-ranked unbeaten boys achieved another major accomplishment, taking the Division 2 school team title at the Burnt Hills Cross Country ...

After catching a pass in the middle of the field, Plattsburgh’s Jason Moore attempts to spin away from Saranac Lake’s Jacob Shipman while Hunter Lahart and Rhett Darrah (10) also defend for the Red Storm.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Hornets sting reeling Red Storm

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh football teams had a lot to gain when they met up at Ken Wilson Field Saturday for their final game of the regular season. The Hornets rose to the occasion while the Red Storm sputtered again. Led by a dominating performance by senior ...

Saranac Lake’s Meagan O’Brien, left, and Danielle Gonyea leap in an attempt to block a shot by Lake Placid’s Graci Daby during Thursday’s match.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Red Storm sweep Blue Bombers to snap skid

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake volleyball team ended a five-match losing skid on Thursday, and it might have just taken facing a rival for the Red Storm to break out of their slump. Playing at home, Saranac Lake claimed a three-set sweep over Lake Placid by scores of 25-15, 25-14 ...

Bascue, Reinbolt win first team trials race

LAKE PLACID — Whitehall’s Codie Bascue and Brittany Reinbolt of Searcy, Arkanasa piloted their way to victory in the first races of the 2017-2018 USA Bobsled National Team Trials on Friday at the Olympic Sliding Complex. Bascue, racing with Carlo Valdes (Newport Beach, Calif.), threw ...

Red Storm, Lumberjacks head into final weekend of football’s regular season

SARANAC LAKE — The regular season ends this weekend for high school football in the North Country, and for the first time in many years, Saranac Lake is battling for a home playoff game instead of earning an automatic bye into the upcoming Class C championship game. The Red Storm will ...

PHS blanks SL in NSL finale

PLATTSBURGH — Friday night provided a bad news, good news scenario for the Saranac Lake boys soccer team. The bad news for the Red Storm was they sufferered a lopsided 6-0 defeat at the hands of the Plattsburgh Hornet in the final match of the regular season for both squads. The good ...

OFA shuts out TL

OGDENSBURG — Ogdensburg’s state-ranked football team rolled to a 53-0 victory over Tupper Lake Friday in Section X action. The loss dropped the Lumberjacks to 0-6 while the Blue Devils improved to 6-1. Ogdensburg surged out to a 32-0 lead at halftime and added three more touchdowns ...

Saranac Lake’s Daniel Foley, right, spins past a Beekmantown opponent while pursing the ball during Wednesday’s match at Schroeter’s Field. Also pictured in the background for the Red Storm is Griffin Pelish.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Seniors help Red Storm roll

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake’s seniors didn’t disappoint on senior day. Playing in their final regular season game at home Wednesday, the Red Storm rolled to a 6-1 victory over Beekmantown in Northern Soccer League Division I action at Schroeter’s Field. Three seniors combined ...

Tupper falls short in 5-setter

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake volleyball team opened the match with two victories but couldn’t hang on as Edwards-Knox escaped with a 3-2 Northern Athletic Conference win Wednesday night. Powered by the strong play of senior Rebecca Delair, the Lumberjacks opened the match with a 25-18 ...