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Saranac Chiefs @ Plattsburgh Hornets High School Boys Hockey March 10th 2021

jump around
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Kyle Coryea

Saranac's Zach O'Connell (12) jumps around the Hornets Ethan Kay (2) to get the shot off in the slot. It would be the start of week three of the shorten Champlain Valey Athletic Conference Boy's Hockey season as the Plattsburgh Hornets would meet up in the first of a three-game series and the offenses would be on display. The game would get off to a real quick start as both teams would score in the first thirty seconds of the game as Saranac's Landon Duprey and Plattsburgh's Bostyn Duquette would score to tie the game at one. Through the rest of the first period, the teams would combine for 5 more goals scoring for the Chiefs would be Hunter Provost, Zach O'Connell, and Nik Hamel (twice) while the Hornets would add one more this time from Hutchinson Ovios as the Chiefs had a 5-2 lead after the first period. In the second period the scoring would slow down and the Chiefs would expand their lead at the 5:29 mark of the period on the Hayden Buckley goal to make it 6-2. Although the Hornets would still have some fight in the cause at the 9:37 mark of the second period Jace Lacey would light the lamp on the powerplay and keep the game at a three-goal gap at the end of the second period. In the third period, the offense would be back as the Chiefs would score thirty seconds into the period for Zach O'Connell's second goal of the night to make it 7-3. Then just about two minutes later the Chiefs would score to make it 8-3 on the Nik Hamel hat trick goal. The scoring wouldn't stop there though as Hunter Provost would add his second of the night to make it 9-3 with just under ten minutes left in the game. Although the Hornets would try and help their cause just about a minute later on the Hayden Colburn goal. In the winning effort, Macen Mero would make 27 saves on the night and improve to 4-3 on the season while the Hornets fall to 0-7on the season. Both teams will return to action Saturday, March 13th at the Amer-can North Arena. Gallery.

scramble play
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Hutchinson Ovios (13) with the goal on the scramble play in front of the net. Gallery.

Saranac Chiefs @ Plattsburgh Hornets March 10th 2021

High School Boys Hockey
2 on 1 goal
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Kyle Coryea

Saranac's Nik Hamel (9) and Zach O'Connell (12) comes down on a 2 on 1 attack and hit the back of the net. It would be the start of week three of the shorten Champlain Valey Athletic Conference Boy's Hockey season as the Plattsburgh Hornets would meet up in the first of a three-game series and the offenses would be on display. The game would get off to a real quick start as both teams would score in the first thirty seconds of the game as Saranac's Landon Duprey and Plattsburgh's Bostyn Duquette would score to tie the game at one. Through the rest of the first period, the teams would combine for 5 more goals scoring for the Chiefs would be Hunter Provost, Zach O'Connell, and Nik Hamel (twice) while the Hornets would add one more this time from Hutchinson Ovios as the Chiefs had a 5-2 lead after the first period. In the second period the scoring would slow down and the Chiefs would expand their lead at the 5:29 mark of the period on the Hayden Buckley goal to make it 6-2. Although the Hornets would still have some fight in the cause at the 9:37 mark of the second period Jace Lacey would light the lamp on the powerplay and keep the game at a three-goal gap at the end of the second period. In the third period, the offense would be back as the Chiefs would score thirty seconds into the period for Zach O'Connell's second goal of the night to make it 7-3. Then just about two minutes later the Chiefs would score to make it 8-3 on the Nik Hamel hat trick goal. The scoring wouldn't stop there though as Hunter Provost would add his second of the night to make it 9-3 with just under ten minutes left in the game. Although the Hornets would try and help their cause just about a minute later on the Hayden Colburn goal. In the winning effort, Macen Mero would make 27 saves on the night and improve to 4-3 on the season while the Hornets fall to 0-7on the season. Both teams will return to action Saturday, March 13th at the Amer-can North Arena. Gallery.

Beekmantown Eagles @ Saranac Chiefs February 24th 2021

High School Boys Hockey
tight to the post
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Kyle Coryea

Beekmantown's Riley Hansen hugs the post as part of a 39 save night on the shot by Saranac's Zach O'Connell (12). It would finally be the return of Boy's High School Hockey as the start of the season was delayed by about three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The opening night game of the season would see the Beekmantown Eagles playing the Saranac Chiefs at Ameri-Can North Arena. The game would take some feeling out as there would be no scoring through the first period of the game. The lamp would finally get lit for the first time of the season at the 3:11 mark on the Saranac Chiefs goal by Nik Hamel for the 1-0 lead. The Eagles would keep fighting and at the 8:55 mark of the period, they would get the tying goal from Reid Fessette and would end the period tied at one. When the team hit the ice for the third period the tight contest would continue and the Chiefs would regain the 2-1 lead at the 353 marks on Nik Hamel's second goal of the night. Although the lead would be short-lived as Zach Lapier would tie the game back up at two under a minute later on the first high school goal of his career and the game would head to overtime tied at two. In that overtime frame, the Beekmantown Eagles would get their first lead of the game and it was the most important one as it would be a game-winner by DJ Gonyo to give them the 3-2 victory. In the winning effort, Riley Hansen would make 39 saves on the night as the Eagles start the season 1-0 and the Chiefs fall to 0-1 on a 35 save night by Macen Mero. They are back in action Saturday night for the rematch at Amer-Can North at 630. Gallery.

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer Chazy Eagles @ Saranac Chiefs October 3rd 2020

one on one
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Nathanel Lepage

Saranac senior Lily Gadway steps up to pressure Chazy’s Katie Demers near mid-field Saturday at Saranac Central School. In a game honoring the home team’s seniors and veteran coach, it was one of the youngest players on the field who scored the only goal of the contest as the Saranac girls’ soccer team earned a 1-0 victory at home against Chazy. The Chiefs sought to control the game from the opening whistle, with a strong midfield performance keeping the Eagles at bay. More than 10 minutes had ticked off the clock before Chazy got their first, short-lived, possession in the offensive half. A 23rd-minute corner kick proved to be Chazy’s best offensive effort of the first half. Saranac, on the other hand, was continually challenging the Eagles’ defense. In the 12th minute, Sydney Myers drove to the goal line on the right-hand side of the box and flashed the ball across the face of the goal, but nobody was there to connect. Late in the first half, another fast-developing attack by the Chiefs saw Christon Eden chip a shot toward goal, but goalkeeper Samantha Gonyo was there for the save. The teams entered halftime scoreless despite Saranac’s plethora of opportunities. At halftime, the hosts honored long-time coach mary LoTemplio at the start of what will likely be her final season on the Saranac sideline. After both teams exchanged offensive pressure in the early minutes of the second half, and with the game approaching its second mid-half “mask break,” Saranac finally broke the deadlock in an unusual fashion. Eighth-grader Maddy Wynnik received the ball on the right-wing, just outside of the box, and stepped up just above the goal line. Wynnik sent in what she later admitted was an attempted cross, but the ball found its way on the net. Gonyo got her gloves on it but was unable to cleanly handle it, allowing the ball to slowly roll across the line. Saranac nearly doubled the advantage in the 72nd minute, as Gonyo mishandled a shot from distance and let the ball behind her. Gonyo was able to recover and pounced on the ball to prevent the goal. Down only 1, Chazy continued to push until the very end. The Eagles pushed up in the dying seconds of the game and saw the ball go out for a throw-in just above the corner flag, but the ball had gone too far away from the field. The extra seconds spent chasing down the ball out of play meant the throw came in with only a second left on the clock, which was not enough time to generate any scoring opportunity, sealing the victory for the Chiefs. Gallery

cross
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Nathanel Lepage

Saranac’s Maddy Wynnik prepares to cross the ball in from the left-wing, ultimately scoring the only goal of the Chiefs’ victory over Chazy Saturday at Saranac Central School. Gallery

Chazy Eagles @ Saranac Chiefs October 3rd 2020

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Soccer
shoulder to shoulder
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Nathanel Lepage

Saranac captain Grace Reil races Chazy’s Catherine Langlois for the ball in the midfield in the Chiefs’ season-opener Saturday at Saranac Central School. In a game honoring the home team’s seniors and veteran coach, it was one of the youngest players on the field who scored the only goal of the contest as the Saranac girls’ soccer team earned a 1-0 victory at home against Chazy. The Chiefs sought to control the game from the opening whistle, with a strong midfield performance keeping the Eagles at bay. More than 10 minutes had ticked off the clock before Chazy got their first, short-lived, possession in the offensive half. A 23rd-minute corner kick proved to be Chazy’s best offensive effort of the first half. Saranac, on the other hand, was continually challenging the Eagles’ defense. In the 12th minute, Sydney Myers drove to the goal line on the right-hand side of the box and flashed the ball across the face of the goal, but nobody was there to connect. Late in the first half, another fast-developing attack by the Chiefs saw Christon Eden chip a shot toward goal, but goalkeeper Samantha Gonyo was there for the save. The teams entered halftime scoreless despite Saranac’s plethora of opportunities. At halftime, the hosts honored long-time coach mary LoTemplio at the start of what will likely be her final season on the Saranac sideline. After both teams exchanged offensive pressure in the early minutes of the second half, and with the game approaching its second mid-half “mask break,” Saranac finally broke the deadlock in an unusual fashion. Eighth-grader Maddy Wynnik received the ball on the right-wing, just outside of the box, and stepped up just above the goal line. Wynnik sent in what she later admitted was an attempted cross, but the ball found its way on the net. Gonyo got her gloves on it but was unable to cleanly handle it, allowing the ball to slowly roll across the line. Saranac nearly doubled the advantage in the 72nd minute, as Gonyo mishandled a shot from distance and let the ball behind her. Gonyo was able to recover and pounced on the ball to prevent the goal. Down only 1, Chazy continued to push until the very end. The Eagles pushed up in the dying seconds of the game and saw the ball go out for a throw-in just above the corner flag, but the ball had gone too far away from the field. The extra seconds spent chasing down the ball out of play meant the throw came in with only a second left on the clock, which was not enough time to generate any scoring opportunity, sealing the victory for the Chiefs. Gallery

NYSPHSAA Boy's Hockey #2 Malone Huskies Vs Saranac Chiefs January 2 2013

hit in the corner
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Kyle Coryea

Saranac's Jeremy Barber (19) with the hard hit into the broads on Malone's Jacob Henning (10) going after the loose puck. The Malone Huskies would host the Saranac Chiefs in non-league action. Saranac would open up the scoring in first on Matt Macasland's goal assist to Kyle Erickson. The Huskies would tie it up on Kyle Head's goal 1-1. Saranac's Matt Macsland would give the Chiefs back the lead at 2-1 at the eight minute mark on his second of the night assist going to Kyle Erickson. The Chiefs would go up by 2 with 3 minutes left in the first on Nick Uilva's goal assist to Alex Sarazen. The Huskies would get it back within one in the last minute of the first on Tanner Studlacks goal assist to Cameron Daniels to make it 3-2 after the first. Then just three minutes into the second Studlack and Daniels would connext again to make it 3-3. Then in the ninth minute of the second period Chiefs would regain the lead on Jacob Lillehadel's goal with assist going to Kyle Erickson and Tristin Archambault. The Huskies would tie it up two minutes later on the Bailey Conklin goal with assist going to Kelsey Head and Tanner Studlack. to make it 4-4. Then with two minutes left in the 2nd period the Huskies would score two goals in 58 seconds by Kyler Head and Cameron Daniels to make it 6-4. Then with three minutes left in the third the Chiefs made the end interesting on Matt Macsaland third goal of the night to finish off the hat trick with assist going to Kyle Erickson and Jacob Lillehadl as the Huskies get the 6-5 win. Both goalies would still stop plenty of shots as Malone's Joey Brown stop 34 while Saranac's Zach LaReau stops 31. With the win the Malone Huskies go to 5-1-1 on the season and the Saranac Chiefs fall to 2-5-1. Gallery

crunching hit
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Kyle Coryea

Malone Cameron Daniels (44) with crunching hit on the broads on Saranac's defender. Gallery

Section VII Wrestling Championships Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Wrestling February 9th 2013

champs
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Kyle Coryea

Peru's Kylar Agony pulling over Beekmentown's Anthony Cartee from behind to the back going for the pin in the 113lb division. The five section VII schools would meet at Saranac for the 2013 Section VII Wrestling Championship. There would be many good matches throughout the day with many of them going the distances and some needing the extra period. As a team Peru would defend there sectional title with a score of 244, 2nd Beekmentown 203, 3rd Saranac 169, 4th Northern Adirondack 155 and 5th Ausable Valley 79. We would like congratulate all the individual winners and wish them the best of luck at the State Championships in Albany at the Times Union Center on February 22nd and 23rd. Gallery

chicken wing
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Kyle Coryea

Beekmentown's Zachary Myers with the chicken wing on Saranac's Will Marcell during the 152lb class semi-finals. Myers would go onto get the 5-1 decision to move on the championship. Gallery

#1 Saranac Chiefs Vs #2 Beekmantown Eagles - Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Basketball C Finals - March 7th 2020

over the defender
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Josh Painter

Beekmantown's Kelly Parker (35) with the midrange jumper over the defender for the score. It would be a showdown of the top two teams in Section VII Class B as the #1 Saranac Chiefs would meet up with the #2 Beekmantown Eagles at the SUNY Plattsburgh Fieldhouse for the right to go to the New York State Class B Tournament. The game would start off good for the #1 Chiefs as they would race out to the 17-7 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Chiefs would keep their foot on the pedal and have a 18-6 quarter and cruise out to a 35-13 lead at the break. When the teams would return for the third quarter the Eagles would do there best to get back into the game as they win the quarter 18-14 but that would only trim into margin as the Chiefs still lead 49-31. In the fourth quarter, the Chiefs would stretch there lead back out with an 18-12 quarter and cruise to the 67-43 victory. In the winning effort, the Saranac Chiefs clinch the Class B Championship and head to the New York State Quarterfinals on March 14th at Beekmantown High School. Gallery

contact and score
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Kyle Coryea

Saranac's Connor Burns (2) goes up hard with the Beekmantown defender right there but still lays it off the window for the score. Gallery

#1 Saranac Chiefs Vs #2 Beekmantown Eagles - High School Boys Basketball - March 7th 2020

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference B Finals
the champs
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Kyle Coryea

The Saranac Chiefs gather as they receive a there sectional trophy. It would be a showdown of the top two teams in Section VII Class B as the #1 Saranac Chiefs would meet up with the #2 Beekmantown Eagles at the SUNY Plattsburgh Fieldhouse for the right to go to the New York State Class B Tournament. The game would start off good for the #1 Chiefs as they would race out to the 17-7 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Chiefs would keep their foot on the pedal and have a 18-6 quarter and cruise out to a 35-13 lead at the break. When the teams would return for the third quarter the Eagles would do there best to get back into the game as they win the quarter 18-14 but that would only trim into margin as the Chiefs still lead 49-31. In the fourth quarter, the Chiefs would stretch there lead back out with an 18-12 quarter and cruise to the 67-43 victory. In the winning effort, the Saranac Chiefs clinch the Class B Championship and head to the New York State Quarterfinals on March 14th at Beekmantown High School. Gallery.

#4 Northeastern Clinton Cougars Vs. #1 Saranac Chiefs - Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Basketball Semi-Finals - February 29th 2020

catch and go
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Nathanel Lepage

Saranac’s Conner Burn collects a long breakout pass in the fourth quarter of the Section VII semifinal at Clinton Community College, as Northeastern Clinton’s Bryan Claudio tries to chase him down. The Saranac boys basketball team earned a spot in the Section VII Championship game with a convincing 64-39 win over Northeastern Clinton Saturday at Clinton Community College. The Chiefs ran out in front early, taking a 12-4 lead in the first few minutes. The Cougars kept Saranac from running too much further away for most of the first half, and the teams went into halftime at 34-20 in favor of last year's runner-up. In the second half, Saranac proved to be too much for their opponents, with their lead hitting as much as 20 points at one stage before the final 15-point victory. The Chiefs were paced by senior Connor Recore, who hit two 3-pointers and three free throws en route to 17 points. Fellow seniors Jared Duquette and Brady Hebert both scored 14 in the win. For the Cougars, junior James Molinski scored 11, while senior Alex Gomez notched 10. With the win, Saranac advanced to the Section VII Championship, in which the Chiefs will tip-off against Beekmantown Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse. Gallery

offensive rebound
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Nathanel Lepage

Saranac senior Cogan Johnston tries to pull in the offensive rebound as the ball falls toward Northeastern Clinton’s Thomas Gilbo in the Section VII semifinal at Clinton Community College. Gallery

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