Victoria Phaneuf is one of eight players that return from the Class B regional championship squad.
Saranac varsity boys basketball schedule
Dec. 7 or 8... at Saranac at PSUC
Tuesday, Dec. 11... at Peru
Thursday, Dec. 13... v. Northeastern Clinton
Tuesday, Dec. 18... at Moriah
Thursday, Dec. 20... v. Ticonderoga
Thursday, Jan. 3... v. Beekmantown
Thursday, Jan. 10... at Plattsburgh High
Wednesday, Jan. 16... at Northern Adirondack
Friday, Jan. 18... at Northeastern Clinton
Friday, Jan. 25... v. AuSable Valley
Wednesday, Jan. 30... v. Peru
Friday, Feb. 1... at Seton Catholic
Wednesday, Feb. 6... v. Saranac
Friday, Feb. 8... at Beekmantown
Wednesday, Feb. 13... v. Plattsburgh High
Chiefs return starters to the court
SARANAC — The Saranac varsity boys basketball team will look very familiar when it takes to the floor in 2012-13.
Head coach Brent Denis will look to the same starting five that he had last year in seniors Connor Christopherson, Austin Medeiros, Michael Conway, Jeremy Bullis and Nick Daniels.
“Our strength lies in our returning players,” Denis said. “Jeremy Bullis enters his fourth year of varsity basketball and Connor Christopherson who enters his third year have been exceptional leaders during the pre-season. They have taken the newcomers by the hand and showed them the value of hard work and commitment. We are very fortunate to have their leadership.”
Denis said that the team should be strong defensively and be able to make baskets anywhere on the offensive end.
“I am encouraged by our perimeter play and ability to shoot the ball,” he said.
While the starting five bring a wealth of experience, Denis said that his bench will have to learn the varsity game on the fly.
“As a result, I would not consider us deep but I do expect our younger talent to compete for a spot in the starting lineup,” he said.
Saranac varsity boys basketball roster
Connor Christopherson 12; Austin Medeiros 12; Michael Conway 12; Jeremy Bullis 12; Nick Daniels 12; Aaron Cross 11; Zach O’Neil 11; John Maye 11; Caleb Keysor 11; Cody Plumadore 11; Dylan Christopherson 11
Saranac varsity bowling schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 5... v. Plattsburgh High
Friday, Dec. 7... v. Peru
Monday, Dec. 10... v. AuSable Valley
Wednesday, Dec. 12... v. Northeastern Clinton
Friday, Dec. 14... at Ticonderoga
Monday, Dec. 17... v. Willsboro
Wednesday, Dec. 19... at Beekmantown
Thursday, Jan. 3... at Moriah
Friday, Jan. 4... at Plattsburgh High
Monday, Jan. 7... at Peru
Wednesday, Jan. 9... at AuSable Valley
Friday, Jan. 11... at Northeastern Clinton
Monday, Jan. 14... v. Ticonderoga
Wednesday, Jan. 16... at Willsboro
Friday, Jan. 18... v. Beekmantown
Monday, Jan. 28... v. Moriah
Saranac bowlers will be young, growing squads throughout year
SARANAC — The Saranac varsity bowling team will have several new faces on the lanes this season.
Head coach Mary LaDuke said that there are only four boys and two girls that return from last year’s lineup.
“This year’s team is very young,” she said. “I will be looking to Chris Fall, Dillon Barry, Dalton Exford and Lance Baker-Defayette to lead the boys. On the girls side, Taylor Duquette, Alyssa Aquila and Mary Hutti will set the tone for the girls.”
Saranac varsity bowling roster
Alyssa Aquilla, Taylor Duquette, Mary Hutti, Grace Thew, Nick Armstrong, Dillon Barry, Brandon Beauharnois, Keegan Defayette, Lance Baker-Defayette, Nick Dorrance, Brandon DuBay, Dalton Exford, Chris Fall, Matt Fall, Jacob LaVarnway, Jack Malek, Garrett Maze, Nick Maze, Austin Plumadore
Saranac girls varsity basketball schedule
Dec. 7 or Dec. 8... v. Saranac Lake at PSUC
Wednesday, Dec. 12... v. Beekmantown
Friday, Dec. 14... at Peru
Wednesday, Dec. 19... v. Northern Adirondack
Friday, Dec. 21... at AuSable Valley
Friday, Jan. 4... at Plattsburgh High
Wednesday, Jan. 9... at Seton Catholic
Friday, Jan. 11... v. Northeastern Clinton
Tuesday, Jan. 15... v. Moriah
Thursday, Jan. 17... v. Peru
Thursday, Jan. 24... at Ticonderoga
Tuesday, Jan. 29... at Beekmantown
Thursday, Jan. 31... v. Lake Placid
Tuesday, Feb. 5... v. Saranac Lake
Thursday, Feb. 7... v. Plattsburgh High
Tuesday, Feb. 12... at Northeastern Clinton
Lady Chiefs hope to keep rolling off of state final four appearance
SARANAC — The Saranac girls varsity basketball team will look to reload after a season that saw them a game away from the state championships.
The Lady Chiefs finished the 2011-12 season with a 22-1 record, their only loss coming in the Class C state semifinals, and head coach Tim Newell hopes to keep the momentum.
“I am very excited about the upcoming season,” Newell said. “We have eight returning players back from last years team. We return a lot of experienced players as well as adding some very talented underclassman. This is a very balanced, unselfish, hard working team.”
Newell said that one key will be to focus on the upcoming games and not dwell on the previous year.
“We had an unbelievable season last year making it all the way to the final four,” he said. “The girls need to understand that was last year and we need to refocus on this season. They know that it will take a tremendous amount of hard work this season to be successful. The CVAC will be very competitive this year. We have to bring our best effort everyday whether it be a practice or game.”
The Chiefs will return two starters from the Final Four team in sophomore point guard Kayla Napper and senior center Victoria Phaneuf who will lead the combination of team veterans and newcomers.
“They will be expected to show good leadership on and off the court,” Newell said. “I’m very excited about our teams depth this year. I fell we can go 10 deep in our rotations. I think our opponents will have a difficult time trying to figure out whom they will have to key on. We should have a balanced scoring attack.”
Saranac girls varsity basketball roster
Player Grade Pos.
Victoria Phaneuf 12 F; Brittany O’Connell 12 G; Kristen Napper 12 F; Brooke Layhee 12 F; Miranda Marnes 12 G; Renee Andre 12 G; Kathleen Bullis 11 F; Emma Newell 11 G; Allison Fink 11 F; Jamie Favreau 11 F; Tori Trim 10 G; Kayla Napper 10 G; Summer Gillespie 10 F; Kaitlyn Bowman 10 F
Saranac boys hockey schedule
Saturday, Dec. 8... at Lake Placid
Wednesday, Dec. 12... v. Plattsburgh High
Saturday, Dec. 14... v. Niskayuna
Sunday, Dec. 15... v. LaSalle
Saturday, Dec. 22... at St. Lawrence tourney
Sunday, Dec. 23... at St. Lawrence tourney
Friday, Dec. 28... at South Glens Falls tourney
Saturday, Dec. 29... at SGF tourney
Wednesday, Jan. 9... at Plattsburgh High
Friday, Jan. 11... at Beekmantown
Wednesday, Jan. 16... v. Northeastern Clinton
Friday, Jan. 18... Saranac tourney
Saturday, Jan. 19... Saranac tourney
Wednesday, Jan. 30... at Saranac Lake
Saturday, Feb. 2... v. Lake Placid
Wednesday, Feb. 6... v. Tupper Lake
Saturday, Feb. 9... at Northeastern Clinton
Wednesday, Feb. 13... v. Beekmantown
Chiefs hope to with defensive mentality
SARANAC — The Saranac varsity boys hockey team is looking to a core of senior leadership to improve off a 4-16 2011-12 season.
“With nine seniors, size, strength and endurance will be key,” head coach Ed Davis said. “We will need to stay healthy and strong the entire season to compete for the playoffs.”
Davis said that the team was competitive last season, but lost a number of close games and will look to shore up their defense to turn those results around this year.
“We have decided to build the team around our goalies and defensemen,” he said. “With that, we look to turn around the L’s into W’s this year.”
Saranac boys hockey roster
Matt McCasland 12; Kyle Erickson 12; Jeremy Barber 12; Zach Lareau 12; Ryan McCall 12; Nick Uliva 12; Alex Sarazen 12; Tyler Ballantine 12; Austin Gilbert 11; Colin Recore 10; Jacob Lilledahl 10; Tristan Archambault 10; Jonathan Plessis-Blair 10; Jordan Bashaw 10; Dylan Baker 9
Saranac wrestling schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 28... at Northern Adirondack
Saturday, Dec. 1... host Early Bird tournament
Wednesday, Dec. 5... v. AuSable Valley
Wednesday, Dec. 12... at Beekmantown
Saturday, Dec. 15... at Indian River tournament
Friday, Dec. 21... v. Peru
Friday, Dec. 28... at Queensbury
Friday, Jan. 4... at Peru Wrestling Classic
Saturday, Jan. 5... at Peru Wrestling Classic
Wednesday, Jan. 9... v. Northern Adirondack
Saturday, Jan. 12.. at Schenectady tournament
Wednesday, Jan. 23... v. Beekmantown
Wednesday, Jan. 30... at Peru
Saturday, Feb. 9... Sectionals at Saranac
Friday, Feb. 22... States at Albany
Saturday, Feb. 23... States at Albany