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Akmarzhan Kalmurzayeva of Kazakhstan takes flight during a training jump Wednesday in preparation for the World Cup aerials competition being held today and Saturday in Lake Placid.
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Prepare for takeoff

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LAKE PLACID — Let the show begin. The top aerials skiers on the planet will soar above the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex as the World Cup freestyle tour makes its regular January visit to Lake Placid today and Saturday. There will be quite a bit more on the line this time around for ...

NCCC women’s team earns national award

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SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College women’s soccer team was one of 10 college and university soccer programs across the country to be selected for the 2017 Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Platinum Award. The United Soccer Coaches Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award ...

Katelyn Gay of Saranac Lake Placid skates with the puck while Bailey Carter of Beekmantown closes in during action Wednesday in Saranac Lake. Also pictured are Faith Fell of SLP and Eagles Ireland Preston (11) and Leah Coulombe.
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SLP grounded by Beekmantown

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SARANAC LAKE — After posting three victories in a row and winning five out of their last six games, skaters on the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team may have been dealt a harsh dose of reality when Beekmantown came to visit on Wednesday for a league matchup. With senior Kiersten ...

Red Storm runners pick up wins

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PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake girls and boys indoor track teams traveled to SUNY Plattsburgh on Wednesday night for a midweek meet. Saranac Lake’s Anderson Gray and Tyler Martin each won individual events and were part of the winning 4x800-meter relay team that finished in 9 minutes, ...

Canada chases 5th straight gold medal

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Laura Schuler always wanted to coach hockey. A member of Canada’s first women’s national team, she just never thought she would get the chance to coach her nation’s team on the world’s biggest stage. She was wrong. Schuler is the first former national team player to coach the ...

A Swiss aerials competitor twists in the early evening light during training Tuesday for this weekend’s freestyle World Cup competition in Lake Placid. The Olympic Ski Jump Complex, where the aerials event takes place on Friday and Saturday, is one of the venues operated by the Olympic Regional Development Authority. It could see upgrades as part of the New York state budget plan Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled Tuesday.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Governor goes big on winter sports venues in state budget plan

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LAKE PLACID — Tucked away in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2018-19 state budget proposal Tuesday is a huge gift for the Lake Placid area — $62.5 million in capital funding for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority. Details are scarce at this point, but state Sen. Betty Little said ...

Lake Placid’s Kaleigh McKillip turns in the paint to put up a shot late during the first half of Tuesday’s game against Saranac Lake.
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Bombers take down Red Storm

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SARANAC LAKE — The Lake Placid girls basketball team made the short trip to Saranac Lake Tuesday night and returned home victorious after topping the Red Storm 31-24. Both teams started off slow, with Lake Placid finally putting some points on the board about midway through the first ...

Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

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SEOUL, South Korea — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said. The agreements still ...

Coming out changes the game for Kenworthy

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PARK CITY, Utah — Gus Kenworthy’s life has changed, and unlike most athletes who make it big at the Olympics, it’s only partly because of the medal he won. When he left Sochi four years ago, Kenworthy was known as the silver medal-winning, dog-saving freestyle skier who was part of ...

Lake Placid’s Scott Schulz, left, and Saranac Lake’s Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour take an early lead during Monday’s Section VII Invitational cross-country ski meet at Mount Van 
Hoevenberg outside Lake Placid. The pair went on to finish one-two out of a field of 40 racers from at least 10 schools around the state.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Skiers assemble for skiathlon

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LAKE PLACID — Breaths froze instantly, filling the air with a light haze that was quickly burned off by the rising sun Monday morning as local boys claimed five of the top 10 spots in the Section VII Invitational skiathlon at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Lake Placid’s Scott Schulz and Saranac ...

SLP extends win streak to 3

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MASSENA — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team continued its recent hot streak, and at the same time, displayed some impressive firepower during a 10-3 win Monday at Massena. With Tess Stanton netting a natural hat trick in the opening period, SLP rolled out to a 4-0 lead and tacked ...

U.S. men land three sleds in Olympics

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Justin Olsen has an Olympic bobsled gold medal as a brakeman, and now gets the chance to pursue one as a driver. Olsen, Nick Cunningham and Codie Bascue were announced today as the three drivers on the U.S. men’s Olympic bobsled team for the Pyeongchang Games. Each will compete in the ...

US names Olympic skeleton team

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Katie Uhlaender is going to the Olympics for the fourth time, still looking for her first medal. That is, unless she’s seeking a second. Uhlaender was nominated today to the U.S. Olympic skeleton team for the Pyeongchang Games, making her the first American to be a four-timer in ...

Aleksei Rutkovskii of Northwood attempts to skate with the puck between Islanders goaltender Grant Van Buren and defender Jacob Rodrigue.

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Northwood kicks off tourney with win

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LAKE PLACID — The 39th annual Northwood Invitational kicked off at the Olympic Center on Friday, and the host prep team got off to a solid start with a 5-2 victory over the Islanders U18 squad on the 1980 Rink. Northwood gave up the first goal of the game, and then stormed back with ...

Florian, Curtis bring in overall NAC titles

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LAKE PLACID — Austin Florian and Kelly Curtis each took home overall North American Cup skeleton titles after combining for two golds and two silvers in the tour finale in Lake Placid. Team USA dominated the podium, taking two medals in each of the four races, led by Florian, ...