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China dominates Lake Placid aerials

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LAKE PLACID — Chinese freestyle skiers were feeling the power on a cold, snowy Saturday in Lake Placid, as they claimed four of the six medals up for grabs in the World Cup aerials competition at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex. The contest was the aerials World Cup season-opener, and ...

LP boys ski to Queensbury title

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NORTH CREEK — James Flanigan finished first, and Kai Frantz placed second to lead the Lake Placid boys cross-country skiing team to a victory at the Queensbury Invitational on Saturday the North Creek Ski Bowl. [See and buy photos from this event on the Enterprise's CU gallery.] The ...

Vonn may be in too much pain to continue skiing career

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CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier’s surgically repaired knees simply don’t let her apply the power she requires to win races anymore. The pain is too severe; the psychological ...

Flyin’ high at Whiteface

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WILMINGTON — Moguls skiers from around the world twisted and turned in mid-air at Whiteface Mountain on Friday, as the FIS Freestyle World Cup made a stop at the Olympic mountain, much to the delight of the assembled spectators. Qualifications for Friday’s finals took place Thursday, ...

Storm cap busy stretch with victory

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SARANAC LAKE — It’s been a busy week for the Saranac Lake boys hockey team, and the Red Storm ended a run of three games in four nights on a successful note, topping Lake Placid 4-1 on Friday. Competing on home ice against their outmatched rival, the Red Storm jumped out to a 2-0 ...

SLP finds its groove down the stretch to beat Franklin Academy

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SARANAC LAKE — After wrapping up the league title in its last game, the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team may not have looked like a championship squad during the early going when it hosted Franklin Academy on Friday. SLP, however, certainly turned things around down the ...

American pair collects bronze medal

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — The medals keep coming for the USA Luge youth women’s doubles team of Maya Chan and Reannyn Weiler. Their latest trip to the podium occurred Friday — a bronze medal — as part of a Junior World Cup event that is serving as a precursor to the 2020 Youth Olympic ...

Red Storm boys hockey back on winning side

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SARNANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake hockey team snapped a six-game winless slide in a big way, triumphing 7-1 over Saranac Central on home ice Thursday. The last time the Red Storm tasted victory was back on Dec. 8 when they beat Westmont Hilltop of Pennsylvania 4-2. Since then, the Red ...

Youngsters fill in top positions

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake cross-country skiing teams continued their season with a 4.4-kilometer classic style race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Thursday, and with some skiers out sick or resting for a regional race this weekend, the Red Storm dominated the ...

Lake Placid girls pick up a victory

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WELLS — The Lake Placid girls basketball team used a strong second half to secure a 42-36 victory over Wells in a Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference game Thursday night. Deirdra Kellerman led the Blue Bombers in scoring with 13 points. Teammates Grace Crawford and Natalie Tavares ...

Vonn takes few risks in 1st downhill training run

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CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — Lindsey Vonn skied conservatively in the first World Cup downhill training session of her injury-delayed season on Thursday. In foggy conditions, Vonn placed 10th, 0.76 seconds behind leader Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway, and was a bit shaky landing the ...

Ledecka chooses Alpine over snowboard

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CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — After months of agonizing over a decision she would have preferred not to have to make, skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka has finally chosen to compete in the Alpine skiing world championships next month instead of the snowboard worlds. The Czech athlete who ...

Freestyle week in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — It’s mid-January and the temperature is beginning to plummet. That can only mean one thing in the village of Lake Placid: The World Cup freestyle tour is here again. The world’s best moguls and aerials skiers have arrived, and they’ll be battling it out for the podium ...

Red Storm outlast Tupper Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — Wednesday’s boys basketball game between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake wasn’t all that pretty. Both teams turned the ball over numerous times, and neither squad shot very well from the floor or at the free throw line. But where the contest lacked in eye-catching ...

Bobsled, skeleton World Cup tour makes stop in Austria

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IGLS, Austria — The bobsled and skeleton World Cup makes its fifth stop in Igls, Austria this week. There will be one more European race next week in St. Moritz, Switzerland before the World Cup returns to home ice in Lake Placid.  The skeleton race was canceled in Koenigssee, Germany ...

Bobcats slip past North Country

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SARANAC LAKE — With just six players eligible for the first game of the second semester, the North Country Community College men’s basketball team faced an uphill battle when it hosted Bryant and Stratton of Syracuse on Tuesday. The half dozen Saints who did step on their court put ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Eagles fly past Storm in overtime

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PLATTSBURGH — Beekmantown’s Kade Kowalowski scored his third goal of the game early in overtime Tuesday to give the Eagles a 4-3 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys hockey victory over Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake sophomore Rhett Darrah sent the game into overtime with a power-play ...

Another huge ORDA boost

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LAKE PLACID — State-owned Olympic winter sports venues and ski resorts could see major investments for the third year in a row if the state Legislature approves the governor’s $82.5 million proposal. In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2018-19 budget, he proposed investing $80 million in upgrades ...