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Ironman mainstay

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LAKE PLACID — Brian Delaney loves staying active, and he’s been especially busy on a certain summer Sunday for each of the past 19 summers. This Sunday, the Lake Placid resident who owns High Peaks Cyclery will be on the move again as he takes on the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon for ...

Mountaineers women bring home title

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SARANAC LAKE — The Mountaineers women’s rugby team came home with a title over the weekend, winning the club championship Saturday in the Saratoga 7s tournament. The Mountaineers women and men both participated in tourneys on Saturday and Sunday, and the women’s side posted a 3-0 ...

Can-Am title games on the air

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SARANAC LAKE — FloSports is set to bring live championship streaming from the 45th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. The competitions are set for July 27-29 on 13 pitches in the two communities. The annual event is one of the oldest and largest tournaments ...

Niederbuhl tops Mini-Tri field

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LAKE PLACID — Jay Niederbuhl, of Saranac Lake, led from start to finish Monday night to take first place in the High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Triathlon race. Niederbuhl was the first out of the water, recording a time of 7 minutes, 28 seconds in the 400-yard swim. He then powered through the ...

USA Luge seeks young talent through slider search

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LAKE PLACID — White Castle and USA Luge are ready to capitalize on the Olympic momentum that began with Erin Hamlin’s 2014 bronze medal and continued with Chris Mazdzer’s silver medal four months ago in Pyeongchang, followed by his appearance on ABC Television’s Dancing with the ...

Youngsters highlight third Fun Run

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SARANAC LAKE — A large group of youngsters were on hand Thursday night for the third week of the Saranac Lake Fun Run series. The kids were the first up on the starting line in Riverside Park as 41 runners took on the quarter-mile distance and 30 completed the half-mile race. Milers ...

Saturday Night Ice Shows continue with Hubbell and Donohue

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LAKE PLACID — The 2018 summer skating series continues tonight with the Saturday Night Ice Show in the 1932 Rink Jack Shea Arena.  The ice dance team of Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue headline tonight’s skating show. Hubbell and Donohue, who train in Montreal, Quebec, have been a ...

Ride for the River returns for 7th year

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WILMINGTON — Ride for the River, a family-friendly road cycling tour benefitting the conservation work of Ausable River Association returns this weekend for the seventh straight year.  The event features multiple route options for Sunday’s main event and an all-new casual group ...

USOC names its new CEO

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DENVER — Sarah Hirshland’s biggest coup to date as a sports executive was brokering the billion-dollar deal that moved the TV home of golf’s U.S. Open from NBC to Fox. Her next mission, as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be more delicate — repairing a frayed relationship ...

Horse shows a resounding success

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LAKE PLACID — Richard Feldman surely would sure have been proud. Except for a bout of extreme heat early, this summer’s two-week run at the Lake Placid horse shows was a resounding success, according to officials in charge of one the world’s premier equestrian events held annually ...

No Warrior Run this year

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TUPPER LAKE — The seventh Tupper Lake Warrior Run has been canceled, but event organizers are starting to plan 2019’s race now, to ensure that it happens. This year’s run is not happening because of a communication mix-up between the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce’s events ...

Griffin headed back to US Amateur

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LAKE PLACID — Art Griffin will make his third-straight trip to the prestigious United States Amateur Golf Championship this summer. On Monday, the Lake Placid native finished tied for first place in the New York state qualifier with a 4-under par 140 over 36 holes of play at Colgate ...

Luge World Cup returns to Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The 2018 Olympic Winter Games are in the rear-view mirror and now the world’s best luge athletes begin focusing on the Beijing, China Winter Games just four years away. The journey toward those Games begins with the 2018-19 World Cup series which opens in late-November ...

Caligiore’s game on the upswing

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WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — Aimee Caligiore, of Lake Placid, fired rounds of 74-73 last week at West Orange Country Club to finish in a tie for fifth place among professionals and tied for eighth place overall in a National Women’s Golf Association tournament. The former Lake Placid Blue ...

Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund grant deadline nearing

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LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Foundation’s Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund, established to foster and promote life-long sports and healthy lifestyles, is accepting online grant applications from local athletes and nonprofit organizations. Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund focuses on the greater ...

Chapot at home in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — Like any other rider, Laura Chapot is quite happy when she wins a show jumping competition. But the veteran equestrian is especially happy when she triumphs in Lake Placid, which has happened often, and she did it again on Saturday at the I Love New York Horse ...

Ward collects Open Jumper Stake

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LAKE PLACID — Two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward won the $20,000 Deeridge Farms 1.40m Open Jumper Stake Friday at the I Love New York Horse Show, the second week of the 49th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows. Eight of 24 entries reached the jump-off by riding clean over the ...

Smith lands on home soil

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LAKE PLACID — Caleb Smith has traveled across the globe helping guide some of the world’s best skeleton racers to the highest heights of glory. Now Smith is back home in his native Adirondacks ready to assist athletes on the American skeleton team, and he couldn’t be any happier. ...