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Lake Placid goaltender Kamm Cassidy remains focused on the the action despite absorbing a collision with teammate Ryan Kane during the second period of Saturday's game against Beekmantown. Cassidy made 33 saves to earn the shutout as the Blue Bombers nailed down the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference crown. Also pictured is Lake Placid's Owen Mcgurk (7), who was helping clear out the crease.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bombers lock up regular season title

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LAKE PLACID — With an opportunity to lock up the regular-season Champlain Valley Athletic Conference championship, the Lake Placid hockey team couldn’t get the job done on the road Friday in a 3-2 loss to Plattsburgh. The Blue Bombers however, made the most out of a second chance ...

Susan Dunklee crosses the finish line to capture the silver medal in the 12.5-kilometer mass start Sunday at the world championships in Hochfilzen, Austria.
(Photo — NordicFocus/US Biathlon)

Dunklee joins Bailey in US biathlon history books

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HOCHFILZEN, Austria — When the 2017 biathlon world championships began, Team USA had two “nevers” looming that the team could have only hoped to erase in its wildest dreams, on the athletes’ most perfect days. American men had never won a gold medal, and American women had never ...

Meadows, Martin headed to state meet

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PLATTSBURGH — Saranac Lake senior Jada Meadows completed her perfect run through Section VII competition Saturday with a victory in the 55-meter race at the state qualifier meet at Plattsburgh State. Meadows qualified for the state meet by winning the race in 7.5 seconds to outrun second ...

Paul Smith’s College snowshoe racers Joseph St. Cyr and Chloe Matillio test out the trails at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center in Saranac Lake on Thursday in preparation for the Feb. 25 World Snowshoe Championships.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Betting on Mother Nature to show some love

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SARANAC LAKE — Organizers of the World Snowshoe Championships say the substantial snowfall the area has seen in recent weeks bodes well for the upcoming competition, although warmer temperatures and the chance of rain are in the forecast next week. The group issued a press release Thursday ...

Members of the Paul Smith’s College bowling team gathers for a photo prior to their home match against Adirondack Community College on Thursday at Romano’s Saranac Lanes. It was the first time in three seasons the Bobcats hosted an opponent. Front row from the left: Dana Tompkins, head coach Phil Muha, Chris Beckwith and Jon Herrman. Back row from the left: Kyle Martin, Frank Keegan, Ben McInerney, Kalei Fenn and coach Rod Bushey.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bobcats back on home lanes

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SARANAC LAKE — It had been three years since the Paul Smith’s College bowling team hosted an opponent in its home house at Romano’s Saranac Lanes. When they finally got to compete at home again on Thursday, the Bobcats emerged as the winners against Adirondack Community ...

US duo in position for worlds title

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KOENIGSSEE, Germany — Elana Meyers Taylor is on pace to claim her second career World Championship title after leading the first day of the 2017 women’s bobsled competition Friday by 0.02 seconds with Kehri Jones. Olympic bronze medal teammates Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans ...

Dahlmeier leads Germany to relay gold

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HOCHFILZEN, Austria (AP) — Laura Dahlmeier led Germany to the title in the women’s 4x6-kilometer relay on Friday, becoming the first biathlete to win a medal in 10 straight world championship races. In difficult, snowy conditions, Vanessa Hinz, Maren Hammerschmidt, Franziska Hildebrandt ...

Lowell Bailey celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 20-kilometer individual gold medal Thursday at the biathlon world championships in Hochfilzen, Austria.
(Photo — NordicFocus/US Biathlon)

Lowell Bailey ends US drought with gold medal

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  Lake Placid resident Lowell Bailey put an emphatic end to the United States medal drought at the IBU World Championships on Thursday by winning the grueling 20-kilometer race in Hochfilzen, Austria. The 35-year-old Bailey, a three-time Olympian on his way to a fourth ...

Lake Placid senior Henry McGrew, left, builds an early lead on Saranac Lake’s Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour during Thursday’s 8-kilometer classic ski race at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Both boys earned spots in the NYSPHSAA meet.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Lake Placid leads the way to nordic states

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LAKE PLACID — While fat snowflakes fell, local skiers raced to determine who would represent area schools at this year’s NYSPHSAA nordic championships in South Bristol in two weeks. Beginning with a mass start at Mount Van Hoevenberg, nearly 40 racers vied for spots at the ...

Lowell, left, and George Bailey, both musicians, perform in the George Bailey Trio at the Mountain Music Meltdown festival on June 30, 2007, in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Lowell Bailey’s father credits hard work, Adirondacks for win

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Lowell Bailey’s father George says only those closest to his son know the depth of his commitment to biathlon training, especially after he decided not to retire last year. “There’s probably only a handful of people who know how hard he’s worked to come to this moment,” George ...

A teenaged Lowell Bailey of Lake Placid, left, and Tim Burke of Paul Smiths smile at their first international biathlon race in the mid 1990s in Torsby, Sweden. Their coach at the time, Kris Cheney-Seymour, keeps this photo on the wall of his office at the Mount Vane Hoevenberg Cross-Country Ski Center outside Lake Placid.
(Photo provided — Kris Cheney-Seymour)

Former coach overwhelmed by Lowell Bailey’s victory

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People in and around Lowell Bailey’s hometown of Lake Placid have seen him come close to being the best in the world over and over again in more than 20 years of international biathlon competition. To see him have a “perfect race,” as a former coach put it, and win a World Championship ...

Paul Smith’s College snowshoe racers stand with their friends from India’s Kashmir region just before the World Championship race in Vezza d’Oglio, Italy, in February 2016. From left are Umer Nabi, Tyler Dezago, Rob Calamia, Tanveer Husain and Matty “Ice” Leichty.
(Photo provided — Davide Ripamonti)

Indian snowshoers will get visas for next week

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SARANAC LAKE — Two Indian snowshoers will be able to travel here next week to compete in the World Snowshoe Championships. U.S. immigration officials reportedly approved visas for Abid Khan and Tanveer Hussain today, just over two weeks after they initially rejected their visa ...

Hirscher walks away with giant slalom title

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — After an incident involving a military airplane delayed the race, Marcel Hirscher won the giant slalom title Friday at the world ski championships. The decisive second run was pushed back 30 minutes after a monoplane in a Swiss Air Force formation display ...

With the track at the Alpensia Sliding Center in the foreground, the vista unfolds below at the mountain cluster in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where events will be held at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
(Photo — Jayson Terdiman)

Early look at Pyeongchang

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With the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics now less than a year away, USA Luge athletes are currently in South Korea getting familiar with the world’s newest sliding track. At the same time, they just might be discovering how their lives might be next February when they go for the gold in the ...

A teenaged Lowell Bailey of Lake Placid, left, and Tim Burke of Paul Smiths smile at their first international biathlon race in the mid 1990s in Torsby, Sweden. Their coach at the time, Kris Cheney-Seymour, keeps this photo on the wall of his office at the Mount Vane Hoevenberg Cross-Country Ski Center outside Lake Placid.
(Photo provided — Kris Cheney-Seymour)

Former coach overwhelmed by Bailey’s biathlon win

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People in and around Lowell Bailey’s hometown of Lake Placid have seen him come close to being the best in the world over and over again in more than 20 years of international biathlon competition. To see him have a “perfect race,” as a former coach put it, and win a World Championship ...

Lowell, left, and George Bailey, both musicians, perform in the George Bailey Trio at the Mountain Music Meltdown festival on June 30, 2007, in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bailey’s father credits hard work, Adirondacks for win

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Lowell Bailey’s father George says only those closest to his son know the depth of his commitment to biathlon training, especially after he decided not to retire last year. “There’s probably only a handful of people who know how hard he’s worked to come to this moment,” ...