SARANAC LAKE — Listed here are some feedback by individuals who labored with Lou Reuter, both as a co-worker or by way of sports activities, about his departure from the Adirondack Every day Enterprise and Lake Placid Information after 26-and-a-half years as sports activities author.
“I can’t consider a extra invested, actually native sports activities reporter than Lou Reuter. His love of neighborhood and the position of athletics inside it are abundantly clear. Lou persistently highlighted the perfect amongst our youth and their accomplishments. His unwavering dedication to masking our interscholastic occasions will certainly be missed.”
— Eric Bennett, athletic director and head soccer coach, Saranac Lake Central Faculty District
“Lou has been such an inspiration to me since I began working on the Press-Republican. I keep in mind assembly him for the primary time once I was simply an intern for the Press in 2016. I used to be masking my first sporting occasion ever, which was golf sectionals on the Saranac Inn. I used to be using round in a golf cart, and a man pulled as much as me in a unique cart and stated, ‘Hey man, what’s up?’ That man was Lou. He was so welcoming to me and stated anytime I ever wanted assist with something or had any inquiries to let him know. Since then, Lou and I created what we prefer to name the North Nation Sports activities Wire Service, which concerned him and I sharing tales and images with one another to run in our respective papers’ sports activities sections. I’ll at all times keep in mind all the nice conversations I had with Lou over time. We developed a fantastic friendship, which is one thing I do know will proceed regardless that he’s wrapping up his time on the Enterprise.”
— Joey LaFranca, sports activities editor, Press-Republican
“Lou is a grasp of phrases and sports activities imagery (and extra!). He has saved us up-to-date on all our essential native sports activities, from college competitions to world-class occasions and Olympics. He can spin a phrase, make a fantastic picture and put all of it collectively on deadline. He loves it, and it reveals. Wishing him effectively in as he strikes on together with his horticultural actions however anticipate to see him floor at an occasion or two simply to maintain himself within the sport. Recreation on, Lou!”
— Nancie Battaglia, photographer, Lake Placid
“I’ve typically labored with Lou at varied occasions on the Olympic venues, and he’s phenomenal. He’s so good with the athletes, with the coaches, with the followers. He’s knowledgeable, and he takes nice images, and he writes phenomenal copy. He’s the total deal.”
— Naj Wikoff, LPN columnist
“I’ve at all times appreciated Lou’s enthusiasm for images and pursuing his passions. He went out of his solution to present me the ropes of photographing Olympic sports activities within the Lake Placid area. We had some enjoyable days at Whiteface Mountain and the sliding observe at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Sorry to listen to he’s leaving, however I’m glad he’s staying native. I’m trying ahead to seeing him this summer season as I work on my vegetable backyard.”
— Mike Lynch, ADE reporter 2006-14
“Lou was the most effective neighborhood journalists I’ve ever recognized. We’d typically seize breakfast after deadline at DJ’s Rustic, the place they knew his order and had it on the griddle earlier than he’d even sat down. The old-timers would josh him and feed him information ideas. I used to be a tough information man, however I realized fast that if I actually wanted to know what was occurring, I’d simply ask Lou. Or the mailroom. They’d their ears to their floor. He’s the type of man newspapers have to maintain so as to thrive. Individuals who have deep roots and may be trusted. I’m stoked for him.”
— Jacob Resneck, regional information director for CoastAlaska public radio, ADE reporter 2006-07
“If I had to make use of one phrase to explain Lou, it could be skilled. Whether or not it was masking a highschool soccer sport or the Winter Olympic Video games, he represented the Adirondack Every day Enterprise and Lake Placid Information with the utmost grace and professionalism. His writing and images was actually world-class, and his rapport with athletes, coaches and the individuals throughout the Tri-Lakes space and Olympic Area was second-to-none. Not often do you discover a person who lives and breathes his work. Lou was the epitome of what an excellent sports activities journalist encompasses: information, expertise, drive and persona. As a lifelong resident of the world, I’ve seen just a few excellent sports activities writers in my time however nobody the caliber of Lou. I’ll at all times cherish the various hours we labored collectively within the information room and positively these spent collectively within the subject. It’s actually an finish of an period on the ADE/LPN, and I want him effectively as he strikes into the subsequent stage of what had been a really profitable and rewarding profession.”
— Invoice Johnson, ADE/LPN sports activities editor 2000-07
“I labored alongside Lou within the sports activities division within the late ’90s. His command of the language, his rapport with the Tri-Lakes sports activities neighborhood, and his exhaustive information of each sport he coated made him a useful a part of the crew. Lou is a novel character, to say the least, and realizing him professionally and personally has been a pleasure all through the years.”
— Doug Buchanan, ADE sports activities editor and managing editor 1997-99
“I keep in mind hiring Lou Reuter and, wow, did that develop into a very good choice for the Enterprise! He had such a fantastic profession there. Lou didn’t are available with a number of expertise … However he had ardour, and he liked his neighborhood and the individuals who stay there. By way of phrases and images, he has captured their humanity for others to see — and has finished so for many years. The neighborhood has certainly been enriched by his work.”
— John Penney, ADE managing editor 1989-97
“Lou Reuter spent a few years masking video games enduring climate circumstances of rain, sleet, snow and sub-zero temperatures. Lou by no means complained in regards to the brutal climate (provided that his digicam froze up) as a result of he liked the outside and the individuals he coated. Sadly, as a result of pandemic, his job duties modified since sporting occasions have been canceled and he was summoned to extra inside desk duties. He labored exhausting at any activity given him with deep dedication and sense of goal by way of altering circumstances of the climate or the pandemic.
“Lou was liked by his co-workers and particularly the neighborhood. He handled everybody he met the with the identical real pleasure as his canine Larry would greet him. He cared deeply for the younger student-athletes he coated, watching their successes and defeats with the identical feelings as a dad or mum.
“Those that didn’t comply with sports activities have been in a position to marvel at his many award-winning images that captured the motion, the response and the essence of individuals and nature. We are going to miss these nice images, however we all know he’ll soar in his new profession just like the images of the eagle which can be hung within the Adirondack Well being Middle.
“We want him the very best of luck and hope this free spirit finds his pleased place working outdoors in nature on the Hhott Home. However similar to Larry the canine, we are going to leap with pleasure to see him if he walks by way of the door to assist out every now and then.”
— Catherine Moore, retired ADE/LPN writer
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