By Patricia Ryan-Curry
Wells 68 M/N28
The Wells boys picked up an easy win on Tuesday, February 2 in Olmstedville. The Indians jumped out to a 22-4 lead in the first eight minutes of play and went on to hold the Mountaineers to single digit scoring in the remaining three quarters.
Justin Foster and Stephen Beach led Wells with 18 and 11 points respectively.
Wells: Foster 7-0-18, Stone 2-0-4, Earley 1-1-3, Beach 4-3-11, Taylor 7-2-18, Trezise 1-0-2, Bolebruch 3 ...
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
INDIAN LAKE — The Indian Lake/Long Lake Varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball teams drew a decent crowd for the fundraising campaign Coaches vs. Cancer on Friday, Jan. 29.
The IL/LL Orange hosted the Chazy Eagles with the girl’s game starting at 5 p.m. and then the boy’s teams took to the court at the conclusion of intermission.
Though both the girls and boys teams lost to Chazy, they did so with the sportsmanship they have become kno ...
Due to January Regents exams, mid-term and final exams, high school teams only had games on Friday, Jan. 29, last week. IL/LL boys and girls hosted Chazy in Indian Lake while Wells boys and girls traveled to Plattsburgh to face Seton Catholic.
Seton Catholic 55 Wells 19
The host Knights held Wells to single digit scoring in all four quarters as they cruised to the 55-19 win over Wells.
Erika Foster was the leading scorer for Wells with six points
Wells: Mattice, 1-0-2. Beach, ...
Schroon Lake 52 Wells 49
The Wells boys held a seven point lead at halftime in their game on Tuesday, January 19 in Schroon Lake. In spite of the host Wildcats outscoring the Indians by one point in the third period Wells held a 43-38 advantage heading into the last quarter of play. In the final eight minutes, Schroon Lake rallied to hold Wells to six points while scoring 14 points of their own to finish the game leading by three points.
Nick Taylor and Justin Foster each score ...
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 ...
IL/LL 43, Crown Point 35
Indian Lake/Long Lake Lady Orange hosted Crown Point in Long Lake Tuesday, Dec. 15, to begin their Northern Basketball League season.
The two teams played fairly even in the first quarter, with IL/LL holding a one-point lead. The Lady Orange took a four-point lead into halftime after outscoring Crown Point 11-8. In the third period both teams scored nine points, allowing IL/LL to maintain the lead. The Lady Orange had a surge in the final quarter, outscoring The Panthers ...
Senior forward Curtis Seaman tallied 28 points to lead Indian Lake / Long Lake over Johnsburg in the Northern Basketball League season opener for both teams. Twelve of Seaman's points came from behind the arc.
The Orange outscored Johnsburg 26-22 in the first half, before the Jaguars put in a strong third quarter to take a 43-39 lead heading into the final period. IL/LL answered with a dominating 28-9 fourth quarter to obtain the 67-52 win.
Seniors Henry Saniford and Rudy Giessen also scored in ...
By PATRICIA RYAN-CURRY
Regular season basketball came to a close last week, and only the Indian Lake / Long Lake Orange will advance to post-season play in the Section VII tournament. The IL/LL boys’ team is the number six seed in a field of 10 teams that will compete for the Section VII Class D Championship.
The Orange will travel to third seed Schroon Lake Saturday, Feb. 22, for a 6 p.m. game against the Wildcats. A win would advance IL/LL to the semifinals scheduled ...
By PATRICIA RYAN-CURRY
The Wells girls picked up their first win of the season last week as they closed out their season. The Wells boys played two games and had one rescheduled due to poor weather. The Indian Lake / Long Lake boys played one game, while the IL/LL girls played two including a Coaches vs. Cancer game.
TICONDEROGA 43, WELLS 24
Monday, Feb. 3, Wells hosted Class C Ticonderoga for boys' and girls' Northern Basketball League games. In the girls' game Ticonderoga ...
As the first semester came to a close for local high schools the Northern Basketball League had a limited schedule to allow students to focus on mid-term exams.
IL/LL 43, SCHROON LK. 24
Shannon Farrell, a senior on the IL/LL girls' basketball team, scored 13 points to lead her team to a 43-24 win over Schroon Lake Thursday, Jan. 30. Lily Dechene and Jazmin Piraino chipped in with nine points each for The Orange. The win improved IL/LL's record to 9-3.
IL/LL: King 1-0-2, Dumond 0-0-0, Moore 3-0- ...
Wells and Indian Lake / Long Lake were scheduled to play games Friday, Jan. 3. Wells cancelled its boys and girls games versus Ticonderoga while the IL/LL boys and girls traveled to their game in Lake Placid.
LK PLACID 40, IL/LL 38
The Blue Bombers of Lake Placid got off to a strong start against the IL/LL boys with a 25-12 first half. The Orange battled in the second half to tie the game at 38 late in the fourth quarter. Lake Placid netted a shot with seven seconds left in the game to get the w ...
With the exception of the Wells boys, area high school basketball teams played two games each last week. Due to the schools' holiday break, the teams will be idle until Jan. 3, when Wells boys and girls host Ticonderoga and the Indian Lake / Long Lake boys and girls travel to Lake Placid for Northern League games.
IL/LL 42, WELLS 8
The IL/LL and Wells girls' basketball teams met up in Indian Lake Monday, Dec. 16. The Orange scored 14 points in each of the first two quarters en route to a convin ...
The Wells girls were to play at Indian Lake Wednesday, Dec. 11. However, Long Lake was unable to make the game due to poor travel conditions. The game was rescheduled for Dec. 16. All other games scheduled for last week took place.
IL/LL 59, WELLS 52
The two county high school boys' basketball teams went head to head Tuesday, Dec. 10, when Wells hosted Indian Lake / Long Lake. The game was competitive throughout with Wells leading at the half by four. The Orange went up by four points after out ...
The 2013-2014 high school basketball season got underway last week with the boys and girls teams from Indian Lake / Long Lake and Wells participating in Northern Basketball League games.
IL/LL 40, J'BURG 24
Tuesday, Dec. 3, the IL/LL boys hosted the Johnsburg Jaguars in Indian Lake. The Orange followed up a close first quarter by doubling their opponent's points in the second period to hold a 17-9 halftime lead. After the break, IL/LL put the game out of reach, outscoring Johnsburg 21-8 to win ...
By PATRICIA RYAN-CURRY
Moriah, the 2012 Section VII Class C Champion, rallied in the fourth quarter of this year’s Section VII Class D semi-final game to beat the Indian Lake / Long Lake Lady Orange and advance to the championship game.
Classification is based on enrollment, and due to fewer students this year than last Moriah moved down to Class D for the 2012-2013 season.
Moriah got off to a strong start, leading 12-8 after the opening eight minutes of play. The Lady ...
The Wells and Indian Lake / Long Lake boys opened up the Section VII basketball tournament Wednesday, Feb. 20, with preliminary games. Both teams picked up easy wins and advanced to the quarter-final round, where the boys’ teams fell short but the IL/LL Lady Orange prevailed to advance to the semi-final round.
WELLS 56, M/N 29
In Wells, the seventh seeded Indians hosted 10th seed Minerva / Newcomb. Wells jumped out to a 15-3 first quarter lead and was never challenged. Jake Earley led Wel ...
INDIAN LAKE - Looking for some good old-fashioned North Country fun in the great outdoors? Sign up for the 4th Annual “Be A Donor” Snow Shoe Softball Tournament to benefit the National Kidney Foundation.
It will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, starting at 1 p.m. at the Benton Little League Ball Field here.
Chairwoman Elizabeth “Liz” Cannan has worked diligently over the years to raise awareness and money for the National Kidney Foundation within the Town of Indian Lake.
The r ...
The Section VII basketball tournament will get under way this week with 12 teams in the boys’ bracket and seven in the girls’. Defending Section VII Girls Class D Champion Indian Lake / Long Lake received a number two seed in the girls’ tournament. On the boys’ side, IL/LL and Wells are seeded sixth and seventh respectively.
Both the Wells and the IL/LL boys will play in a preliminary game today, Feb. 20. Wells will host 10th seeded Minerva / Newcomb at 6 p.m. The winner ...
Wells and Indian Lake / Long Lake competed against northern Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference schools last week in high school basketball action.
Team win-loss records as of Sunday are Wells boys 8-6, Wells girls 1-12, IL/LL boys 9-5 and IL/LL girls 12-1.
CROWN PT 45, WELLS 25
The Lady Indians opened up the week Monday, Feb. 4, traveling to Crown Point to face the Panthers. Wells trailed 13-9 at halftime and made a strong 12-13 third-quarter run to get within five points. Crown Point he ...
High school basketball teams in Hamilton County experienced many successes last week. Seven of the nine games played resulted in a win. The Wells girls had their first win of the season and the Indian Lake / Long Lake girls moved up to 16th in the New York State Sportwriters Association Class D poll.
WELLS 47, J’BURG 23
Wells boys opened up the busy week of games Tuesday, Jan. 29, hosting Johnsburg. Jake Earley led the Indians to a 47-23 win over the Jaguars with 18 points and 10 rebounds ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The History Press has announced a new title, “Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks” by Jeremy Davis. It includes Silver Bells in Wells.
The Adirondack region has long been a favorite of skiers. Downhill ski areas developed during the Great Depression, when New Yorkers looked for an affordable escape to beat the winter blues.
Over the coming decades ski areas expanded with new lifts, lodges and trails. Despite the popularity of the sport, many ski areas have d ...
High school basketball was fairly quiet this past week as the student-athletes focused on mid-term tests and Regents’ exams. Friday was the lone day of action, with the Wells teams traveling to Elizabethtown and Indian Lake / Long Lake hosting Lake Placid in Long Lake.
E’TOWN 72 WELLS 18
The Elizabethtown girls, currently ranked seventh in New York State Class D girls’ basketball, held Wells to single digit scoring in each quarter en route to their 72-18 win over the Lady Indi ...
The past week of high school basketball got underway Monday, Jan. 14, with the Indian Lake / Long Lake boys and girls teams hosting a Coaches vs. Cancer game. The event raised over $1,600 to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The IL/LL boys played the first game of the double header against Schroon Lake. The Orange weren’t intimidated by the seventh-ranked Wildcats and played competitively throughout the game. IL/LL trailed by only three at halftime and came within two points in the thir ...
By PATRICIA RYAN-CURRY
For the Express
The New York State Sportswriters Association recognized the IL/LL girls last week in its weekly rankings, ranking them number 17 in Class D. The Wells boys and girls teams each played two games last week, while the Indian Lake / Long Lake boys and girls each played one game. Games scheduled for the IL/LL boys and girls for Friday, Jan. 11, were rescheduled to Monday, Jan. 14.
When the IL/LL boys hosted Johnsburg Tuesday, Jan. ...
High school basketball returned to action last week after the holiday break. The boys’ teams opened up play Thursday, Jan. 3, with Wells hosting Crown Point and Indian Lake / Long Lake traveling to Keene.
The Wells girls were scheduled to play Crown Point Friday, Jan. 4, but due to illness on the modified team and lack of a full squad the modified and varsity games were rescheduled for Feb. 1.
CROWN POINT 56, WELLS 45
In Wells, the Indians got off to a good start, holding a five-point lead ...
By PATRICIA RYAN-CURRY
For the Express
This past week provided the last games of the year for Indian Lake/Long Lake and Wells varsity teams.
SCHROON LAKE 38
The Wells boys and girls teams traveled to Schroon Lake on Monday, December 17. The Lady Indians took the court first and trailed by four points after eight minutes of play. The host Wildcats edged Wells by three in the second period to take a 19-12 first half lead. The second half was controlled by Schroon Lake as they o ...