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Keith Lobdell

South Bureau Editor
518-585-9173 Ext: 111

Keith Lobdell returned to the Valley News in December of 2010 after spending four years as a reporter with the Whitehall Times. Lobdell previously worked at Denton Publications from 2000-2004. He lives in Westport with his wife and three children.

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Oranges’ ‘Splash Brothers’ both reach 1-K milestone

While the “Splash Brothers” of the NBA reside in Oakland, Calif., the Splash Brothers of Section VII hang their hats in Long Lake.

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Venner 3 sends Keene into Class D finals to face Moriah

Once again, the game between the Keene Beavers and Schroon Lake Wildcats came down to a scoring run.

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Vikings, Beavers to vie for Class D girls championship

On March 3, the Lady Vikings made sure they would not miss out on a fifth straight sectional championship game, jumping out to a 10-point first quarter lead en route to a 57-23 victory.

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Seeds in place for Section VII basketball tournaments

 Five schools earned the six top seeds in the Section VII boys and girls basketball tournaments starting this week.

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Whitty-Brown returns to Schroon as Chamber Director

Tammy Whitty-Brown grew up in Schroon Lake and admitted to being homesick ever since. Now, she will head up the Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, being named as Executive Director last week.

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Essex County supervisors back editorial

 The 18 members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support and editorial written by the editorial board of this newspaper.

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Moriah family focused on helping others after lawsuit win

“We wanted to seek justice for our son (Joshua) and we wanted to hold a large company like that accountable,” Lori Drake said. “But we really wanted to raise awareness for families where they may be considering something like this as a treatment for their children or themselves. We are hoping we can get away from the monetary part.”

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Defense wins second straight Class D title for Chazy girls

The Eagles dominated the sectional playoffs, allowing only one shot from an opponent in the 67th minute of the final game. The shot was not on goal.

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Lady Mountaineers ready for Class D title game despite injuries

“In the two practices that we will have before tomorrows game I have been working on preparing my team mentally,” Mountaineer head coach Candice Gereau said. “We know we have been riddled with injuries, but we have continued to fight and play hard, getting us to this final game.”

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Lady Mountaineers come back to earn sectional finals appearance

The Minerva/Newcomb girls soccer team advanced to the Section VII/Class D finals Saturday, Nov. 1, with a 3-2 win over the Moriah Vikings Oct. 28.

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