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Lady Indians, Orange headed to playoffs

Two Hamilton County high school basketball teams are headed to the playoffs.
The Wells Lady Indians received the seventh seed in a field of eight teams participating in the Section VII Class D Girls Basketball Tournament.
Wells will face Minerva / Newcomb, the number two seed, Friday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the quarterfinal round. The game will be played at either Minerva or Newcomb.
If Wells advances Lady Indians will face the winner of the Lake Placid (#6) versus Moriah (#3) game Tuesday, March ...

Sportsline -- 02/18/2015
By Patricia Ryan-Curry

The high school basketball regular season came to a close last week. The Indian Lake / Long Lake boys and Wells girls will continue their season with participation in the Section VII tournament. Playoffs will begin the week of Feb. 24 with the championship games scheduled for the first weekend in March.

Keene 53, IL/LL 39
IL/LL traveled to division leading Keene Tuesday, Feb. 10, for their last league game of the season.
Keene got off to a strong start, leading The Orange by 10 at halftime. IL/ ...

Sportsline -- 02/11/2015
By Patricia Ryan-Curry

Indian Lake / Long Lake senior Henry Sandiford broke 1,000 career points Tuesday, Feb. 3, when The Orange played the Minerva / Newcomb Mountaineers.

IL/LL 81, M/N 47
Indian Lake / Long Lake senior Henry Sandiford reached a personal milestone Tuesday, Feb. 3, when his team faced Minerva / Newcomb in Long Lake. Sandiford's game-high 28 points gave him a career point total of 1,003 and led to an 81-47 win for his team. He also recorded nine assists and seven steals.
Also racking up the stats were ...

Sportsline 01/28/2015
By Patricia Ryan-Curry

IL/LL 68, J'BURG 50
It took a strong fourth quarter for the Indian Lake / Long Lake boys to secure a win over Johnsburg in Long Lake Tuesday, Jan. 20. Both teams opened up the game with 17 points in the first quarter. After two more quarters of play, The Orange held a slight three point lead. A dominating 23-8 fourth quarter by IL/LL distanced the two teams and IL/LL picked up a 68-50 win.
Henry Saniford netted 24 points to lead IL/LL. Curtis Seaman and Noah Pine contributed 14 and 11 points res ...


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Hamilton County Outdoors -- 02/25/2015
The ice is nice, but getting there is 'snow' fun
By Dick Nelson

With almost two feet of ice on the lakes you would think most would be bustling with activity. Not so, and it has nothing to do with cold or wind chill but with the knee-deep, crusty snow.
Having to dredge through deep snow by foot, or getting your four-wheeler or snowmobile bogged down before you are halfway to where you want to go, kind of puts a wrinkle in that old saying getting there is half the fun. When devoted ice fishermen stay close to the nest that tells you something about conditions ...

The Way Things Were -- 02/25/2015
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT FEB. 25, 1966, At HAMILTON COUNTY, a letter to Superintendent of Highways John Kathan read:
"On behalf of Mr. Franklin Moon, Mr. Ronald Thropp and Hans G. Blocklin Jr., I would like to extend my appreciation for the superb performance of the County and Town crews in keeping our highways plowed during the blizzard of Jan. 30-31, 1966.
"Your task of clearing and maintaining the Highway System was performed to the greatest advantage to the traveling public. The manner in which you and your pe ...
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Hamilton County Outdoors -- 02/18/2015
Trapping is still a worthwhile sideline
By Dick Nelson

Once a cherished way of life, trapping is now one of the most controversial issues in the country. But even though trapping's roots can be traced back to early Dutch settlers, few people realize we may not have had a nation if the fur resource wasn't as plentiful as it was.
While that resource continues to prosper, the number of full-time trappers has been in decline for decades, mostly because of the price of fur. According to DEC spokeswoman Lori Severino, New York sold 16,435 trappers license ...

The Way Things Were -- 02/18/2015
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT FEB. 18, 1966, at 89 years old, World Day of Prayer was truly worldwide in countries on six continents. In the United States it was sponsored by the United Church Women, the national cooperative fellowship of Protestant and Eastern Orthodox women's agencies, which was a department of the National Council of Churches' Division of Christian Unity.
Observed each year on the first Friday of Lent, World Day of Prayer was observed in 125 countries in 1966. The same order of service, translated i ...

Police Reports

Police Report -- 02/25/2015

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m.: A Glenville man was injured in a snowmobile accident 500 feet east of Piseco Trail and C4 in the Town of Morehouse.
Nathan D. Geary, 19, was westbound on his 2014 Ski-Doo when he lost control. The sled o ...

Police Report -- 02/18/2015

Friday, Feb. 13, 3:28 p.m.: State Police responded to a report of a snowmobile accident on Trail C7B off State Route 28N in the Town of Long Lake, near the Essex / Hamilton County line.
Another rider brought Joseph C. Tyros, 26, P ...

Police Report -- 02/11/2015

Thursday, Feb. 5, 8:32am: State Police investigated an unattended death at Lapland Lake Ski and Vacation Center in the Town of Benson. Ambulance Service of Fulton County also responded.
The deceased, Anatoliy Merzenin, 70, Brookly ...

Police Report -- 02/04/2015

State Police believe they have solved Indian Lake burglaries going back to May 6 and Oct. 17, 2014, with the arrests of two men.
Peter J. Lapell, 42, Warrensburg, and Kenneth D. Palmer, 64, Granville, have both charged with fourth ...

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