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Fall sports preview: Saranac Lake

Red Storm junior Mike Burpoe runs the ball after catching an interception.

Red Storm junior Mike Burpoe runs the ball after catching an interception. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The Saranac Lake varsity boys soccer team will have speed and intelligence as they take the field in 2012.

“I believe our key strength is our overall speed and knowledge of the game,” head coach Bill Wilson said. “I feel our game will be strong in the center of the field, from backs to forward positions.”

Wilson said that while the squad is young, they have been working together.

“Although a young squad, we have great team chemistry and a strong will to succeed. My incoming juniors are coming off two consecutive winning seasons, so playing strong together is a key component,” he said. “Quinn Urquhart and Nick Bayruns are our senior captains who have winning as the only option for the team.”

Cross country

SLCS cross country roster

Girls-name Grade

Camryn Lieb 12

Elena Beideck 12

Kaileigh Woodruff 12

Katie Buck 12

Sierra Nye 12

Remy Orticelle 12

Grace Sullivan 11

Meg Tubridy 11

Jacinda Riggs 10

Johanna Mohrs 9

Morgan Paul 9

Jackie Garso 8

Boys-name Grade

Chris Willette 12

Evan Greenburg 11

Will Lanthier 11

Max Paul 11

Haakon Pedersen 11

Nate Miller 11

Chris Schneider 10

Zane Peletteri 10

Head coach: Joe Merrihew

Joe Merrihew has liked what he has seen from his Red Storm cross country team so far in 2012.

“The 2012 Red Storm cross country season is looking to be a strong year with many returning veterans,” Merrihew said. “Our girls team is looking to come out fighting this year with a few new faces. Elena Beideck will be in contention for one of the top stops at the sectional level. Our girls team as a whole will be a tough pack of runners who are looking to make waves.”

Merrihew also believes that boys team will make noise in the league.

“Our boys team may be small on paper, but they are a quality group of young runners that have a winning attitude,” he said. “All of the boys have at least a year of running experience, which will be to their advantage in making for a successful season. The boys team will be led by senior Chris Willette who is looking to strongly finish up his senior year of running, followed closely by our veteran boys to cap off the top five scorers.”

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