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Saranac Lake Red Storm @ Peru Nighthawks April 26th 2022

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Softball
base hit
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Evan Patrie

Peru's hitter with the base hit that she sends down the line. The Peru Nighthawks would host the Saranac Lake Red Storm in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Softball action. The game would remain scoreless until the bottom of the third when the Nighthawks would open up the scoring four runs. In the top of the fourth, the Red Storm would cut the deficit in half as they would get at 4-2. The Nighthawks would explode for eight runs in the sixth inning and extend the lead to 12-2. The Red Storm would an effort in the seventh to get back in the game but they would only get three runs. As the Nighthawks would hold on for the 12-5 win. Gallery

Saranac Lake Red Storm @ Plattsburgh Hornets Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Basketball January 12th 2022

layup
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Kyle Coryea

Saranac Lake's Annabelle Johnson (11) crashes in and lays the layup off the window for the score. It would be a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference matchup between the host Plattsburgh Hornets and Saranac Lake Red Storm. The game would get off to a fast start as the Hornets would jump out to a 21-11 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Hornet's offense would go a little quiet as the Red Storm would win the quarter 9-6 but the Hornets would have a 26-20 lead at the break. The Hornets would find their game again when they came back with a 13-9 quarter to extend their lead to 49-29 to head to the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Red Storm would give it everything they had to make a come back with a 13-5 quarter but it would fall short as the Hornets would get the 54-42 win. In the winning effort, the Hornets go to 4-8 while the Red Storm falls to 0-8 on the season. Gallery

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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Lily Clermont (4) with the three from the wing over the outstretched arms of the Saranac Lake defender. Gallery

Saranac Lake Red Storm @ Plattsburgh Hornets January 12th 2022

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Girl's Basketball
off the window
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Bailey Hewson (10) takes flight and lays it off the window for the score. It would be a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference matchup between the host Plattsburgh Hornets and Saranac Lake Red Storm. The game would get off to a fast start as the Hornets would jump out to a 21-11 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Hornet's offense would go a little quiet as the Red Storm would win the quarter 9-6 but the Hornets would have a 26-20 lead at the break. The Hornets would find their game again when they came back with a 13-9 quarter to extend their lead to 49-29 to head to the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Red Storm would give it everything they had to make a come back with a 13-5 quarter but it would fall short as the Hornets would get the 54-42 win. In the winning effort, the Hornets go to 4-8 while the Red Storm falls to 0-8 on the season. Gallery

Saranac Lake Red Storm Vs #10 Ogdensburg Blue Devils NYSPHSAA Football Class C First Round November 13th 2021

backs into the endzone
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Kyle Coryea

Saranac Lake's Connor Hewitt (23) backs his way into the endzone as he is being tackled by the Ogdensburg defender. It would be the opening round of the NYSPHSAA Class C Tournament between the Saranac Lake Red Storm and the Ogdensburg Blue Devils at Plattsburgh High School. The Red Storm would come out and get the opening score of the game at the 4:01 mark of the first quarter on a 2 yard run from Conor Hewitt. Although the Blue Devils would have answered at the 7:01 mark on a one-yard run by Tristan Lovely to tie the game at seven. Saranac Lake would fight back and take the lead back on a second Conor Hewitt touchdown from 19 yards to make it 14-8 at the 3:33 mark of the second quarter. Then at the midway mark of the second quarter, the Blue Devils would strike back on a ten-yard pass to Justice McIntrye to tie the game at 14 as they would head into the half. The game would stay there till the last minute of the third quarter when the Blue Devils would score on a 16 yard run by Andrew Loffler and the two-point conversion to make it 22-14 Blue Devils. Then in the final two minutes of the game, the Blue Devils would put the game out of reach on a 61 yard run by Drew Costello and secure the 28-14 win, and advance to the quarterfinals weekend. Gallery.

interception over the middle
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Kyle Coryea

Saranac Lake's Evan Willett (8) with the interception over the middle as he steps in front of the Ogdensburg receiver. Gallery.

Saranac Lake Red Storm Vs #10 Ogdenburg Blue Devils November 13th 2021

NYSPHSAA Class C Football First Round
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Kyle Coryea

Ogdensburg's Andrew Loffler (30) tippy toes down the sidelines as Saranac Lake's Raymond Santiago (21) holds onto the back of the jersey. It would be the opening round of the NYSPHSAA Class C Tournament between the Saranac Lake Red Storm and the Ogdensburg Blue Devils at Plattsburgh High School. The Red Storm would come out and get the opening score of the game at the 4:01 mark of the first quarter on a 2 yard run from Conor Hewitt. Although the Blue Devils would have answered at the 7:01 mark on a one-yard run by Tristan Lovely to tie the game at seven. Saranac Lake would fight back and take the lead back on a second Conor Hewitt touchdown from 19 yards to make it 14-8 at the 3:33 mark of the second quarter. Then at the midway mark of the second quarter, the Blue Devils would strike back on a ten-yard pass to Justice McIntrye to tie the game at 14 as they would head into the half. The game would stay there till the last minute of the third quarter when the Blue Devils would score on a 16 yard run by Andrew Loffler and the two-point conversion to make it 22-14 Blue Devils. Then in the final two minutes of the game, the Blue Devils would put the game out of reach on a 61 yard run by Drew Costello and secure the 28-14 win, and advance to the quarterfinals weekend. Gallery.

#1 Saranac Lake Red Storm Vs #3 Saranac Chiefs November 6th 2021

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Playoffs Class C Championship
champions
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Keith Lobdell

The Saranac Lake Red Storm pose for their team photo as they are crowned the 2021 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference C champions. It would be a battle of the Saranac's in the 2021 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Class C Championship as the #1 Saranac Lake Red Storm would take on the #3 Saranac Chiefs. The Red Storm would waste little time in taking the early lead at 7-0 on the Connor Hewitt 20 yard run at the 2:05 mark of the first quarter. Then with just under three minutes left in the quarter, the Red Storm would strike again and make it 14-0 on a Connor Hewitt 1 yard run. The Chiefs would have an answer with a 31 yard run by Cayden Bouiva and get themself back in the game at 14-6 after the extra point would be blocked. The Chiefs wouldn't be done through as they would come back on their next drive and strike with a 75-yard pass and catch to Justin Bedard at the 1:04 mark of the second quarter and make it 14-12 game after an unsuccessful two-point conversion attempt. The Red Storm would answer right back like twenty seconds later on a 64 yard run by Connor Hewitt for his third touchdown of the half and make it a 21-12 game. Then at the 7:18 mark of the quarter, the Chiefs would come back again and score on a 4 yard run by Hunter Devins to make it a 21-19 game. Then in the closing seconds of the half, the Chiefs would take the lead at 22-21 on a 28-yard field goal. That is where the score would stay till the 4:58 mark of the fourth quarter when Hunter Devins would get his second score of the game on a 6-yard run to extend their lead to 29-21. Although the Red Storm would keep fighting and with about 90 seconds left Connor Hewitt would score on the goal line and they would get the two-point conversion and tie the game at 29 force overtime. In the overtime, Red Storms Connor Hewitt would score from 4 yards out and take a 36-29 lead. The Chiefs would be next up and they would score on the Hunter Devins run. That's where the game would get good the Chiefs would lineup for the win instead of going for the tie and sending it to another overtime. They would score on the two-point play and everyone had thought the chiefs had won the title but there was a yellow flag on the field and it would be called back on a false start. So then seeing that they had to go 5 yards farther back and make it from the 7-yard line they decided to take the field goal and that would go wide right and the Red Storm would hold on for the 36-35 victory, In the winning effort, the Red Storm would advance to the NYSPHSAA Class C Tournament and will play Ogdensburg next weekend and go to 4-4 on the season while the Saranac Chiefs season will come to end at 2-7. Gallery

#1 Saranac Lake Red Storm Vs #3 Saranac Chiefs Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Football Class C Championship November 6th 2021

carrying defenders
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Kyle Coryea

Saranac Lake's Connor Hewitt (23) carries the defender into the endzone for his first of five touchdowns on the day. It would be a battle of the Saranac's in the 2021 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Class C Championship as the #1 Saranac Lake Red Storm would take on the #3 Saranac Chiefs. The Red Storm would waste little time in taking the early lead at 7-0 on the Connor Hewitt 20 yard run at the 2:05 mark of the first quarter. Then with just under three minutes left in the quarter, the Red Storm would strike again and make it 14-0 on a Connor Hewitt 1 yard run. The Chiefs would have an answer with a 31 yard run by Cayden Bouiva and get themself back in the game at 14-6 after the extra point would be blocked. The Chiefs wouldn't be done through as they would come back on their next drive and strike with a 75-yard pass and catch to Justin Bedard at the 1:04 mark of the second quarter and make it 14-12 game after an unsuccessful two-point conversion attempt. The Red Storm would answer right back like twenty seconds later on a 64 yard run by Connor Hewitt for his third touchdown of the half and make it a 21-12 game. Then at the 7:18 mark of the quarter, the Chiefs would come back again and score on a 4 yard run by Hunter Devins to make it a 21-19 game. Then in the closing seconds of the half, the Chiefs would take the lead at 22-21 on a 28-yard field goal. That is where the score would stay till the 4:58 mark of the fourth quarter when Hunter Devins would get his second score of the game on a 6-yard run to extend their lead to 29-21. Although the Red Storm would keep fighting and with about 90 seconds left Connor Hewitt would score on the goal line and they would get the two-point conversion and tie the game at 29 force overtime. In the overtime, Red Storms Connor Hewitt would score from 4 yards out and take a 36-29 lead. The Chiefs would be next up and they would score on the Hunter Devins run. That's where the game would get good the Chiefs would lineup for the win instead of going for the tie and sending it to another overtime. They would score on the two-point play and everyone had thought the chiefs had won the title but there was a yellow flag on the field and it would be called back on a false start. So then seeing that they had to go 5 yards farther back and make it from the 7-yard line they decided to take the field goal and that would go wide right and the Red Storm would hold on for the 36-35 victory, In the winning effort, the Red Storm would advance to the NYSPHSAA Class C Tournament and will play Ogdensburg next weekend and go to 4-4 on the season while the Saranac Chiefs season will come to end at 2-7. Gallery

breaking tackles
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Kyle Coryea

Saranac's Cayden Bouiva (23) breaks through the tackles and hits the gap for the score. Gallery

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Football Week 6 Saranac Lake Red Storm @ Plattsburgh Hornets October 9th 2021

interception for touchdown
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Riguelson Filosca (51) steps in front of the receiver for the interception and would return it 57 yards for the touchdown. It would be a rare Monday night game in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference as the Saranac Lake Red Storm would travel to Plattsburgh and take on the Hornets to put an end to week 6. The game would be a defensive battle through most of the first half as the Hornets would get the lone score of the half from Trenton Griffiths on a 9 yard run in the closing minute of the half and take the 7-0 lead at the break. As the second half would start the Hornet's defense would stay strong as they would have a 51-yard interception for a score from Riguelson Filosca and extend their lead to 14-0. Then on the next Red Storm drive the Hornets defense would answer again with another interception for a score this time 58 yards and Michael Phillips to take a 21-0 lead. Then at the 3:18 mark of the fourth quarter, the Hornets would put the icing on the cake with a 12 yard run by Trenton Griffiths for his second score of the game. With 4:25 left in the game, the Red Storm would get on the board to avoid the shutout on the Markus Navarra 11 yard touchdown to make it a 27-7 game and that's where the game would end. In the winning effort, the Hornets go to 3-3 on the season and will finish off their season at Ausable Valley. As the Saranac Lake Red Storm falls to 3-3 on their season and will finish at home against Peru.

low tackle
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Kyle Coryea

A pair of Saranac Lake defenders go low and make the tackle on Plattsburgh's Colin Golden (44) for the stop.

Saranac Lake Red Storm @ Plattsburgh Hornets October 18th 2021

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Week 4
with the block
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Trenton Griffiths (13) uses the block from his offensive line and uses it to get the extra yards and the first down. It would be a rare Monday night game in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference as the Saranac Lake Red Storm would travel to Plattsburgh and take on the Hornets to put an end to week 6. The game would be a defensive battle through most of the first half as the Hornets would get the lone score of the half from Trenton Griffiths on a 9 yard run in the closing minute of the half and take the 7-0 lead at the break. As the second half would start the Hornet's defense would stay strong as they would have a 51-yard interception for a score from Riguelson Filosca and extend their lead to 14-0. Then on the next Red Storm drive the Hornets defense would answer again with another interception for a score this time 58 yards and Michael Phillips to take a 21-0 lead. Then at the 3:18 mark of the fourth quarter, the Hornets would put the icing on the cake with a 12 yard run by Trenton Griffiths for his second score of the game. With 4:25 left in the game, the Red Storm would get on the board to avoid the shutout on the Markus Navarra 11 yard touchdown to make it a 27-7 game and that's where the game would end. In the winning effort, the Hornets go to 3-3 on the season and will finish off their season at Ausable Valley. As the Saranac Lake Red Storm falls to 3-3 on their season and will finish at home against Peru.

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Football Week 3 Saranac Lake Red Storm @ Beekmantown Eagles

stiff arm breakout
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Kyle Coryea

It would be week three of the Champlain Valley Atheltic Conference season and the Saranac Lake Red Storm would travel to Beekmentown and take on the Eagles in what would turn out to be a shootout of a game. The scoring would start off slow as the Red Storm would have the lone score in the opening quarter by Carter Hewitt on a nine-yard run for the 7-0 lead. The Eagles would fight back and tie the game at the 4:45 mark of the second quarter on the Andrew Vannatten 66 yard run for the score and tie the game at seven. Although on ensuring Red Storm drive they would retake the lead at 14-7 on the Carter Hewitt 47 yard run. Although the Eagles would have an answer as Andrew Vannatten would strike again this time through the air with a 39-yard pass and would tie the game at 14 with under three minutes left in the half and that's where the score is is would remain for the first half. During the halftime, the Beekmentown Eagles would honor many different greats from their sports pass as they would enter their first class into the Beekmantown Eagles hall of fame. Although when the teams came back for the second half they must have really hit the Gatorade for some extra energy cause the shootout was on. The Red Storm would regain the lead for the third time on Carter Hewitt's third rushing touchdown of the night and make it a 21-14 game. Although the Eagles would have answered five minutes later not be outdone Andrew Vannatten would get his third touchdown of the night (2 rushings, 1 passing) although they would miss the extra point 21-20. The Red Storm seeing an opening would take advantage as Carter Hewitt would strike for a 51-yard touchdown 30 seconds later and extend their lead to 28-20. The Red Storm would extend their lead as the fourth quarter started as Hewitt would get his fifth touchdown of the night and make it a 35-20 game. Then just two minutes later the Red Storm would try to put the icing on the cake with a 36-yard interception for a touchdown and extend their lead to 42-20. That is where the game would stay till there was about 1:30 left in the game when Andrew Vannaten would get his 2nd receiving touchdown of the game and the Eagles would try for two and fail and the score would be 42-26. The Eagles would recover the onside kick and get a quick score again from Vannatten with 36 seconds left in the game to make 42-33. So once again they would attempt the onside kick and recovery it again. The Eagles would take it quickly down the field and score again thanks to Andrew Vannaten and make it 42-39. The late Eagles charge wouldn't be enough as they lose 42-39 and fall to 1-2 on the season while the Red Storm go to 3-1 on the season. Bext up for the Eagles would be meeting with Moriah while the Red Storm will head to Au Sable Valley.

between defenders catch
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Kyle Coryea

Beekmantown's Peyton Viau (11) comes down with the catch along the sidelines between a pair of Red Storm defenders.

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