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Jim Cornick takes a selfie with his son as they make their way through the streets of Washington D.C. during the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon.
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Team Cornick ready for Tinman

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TUPPER LAKE — Jim and Jeff Cornick had a typical and ideal father-son relationship years ago. Jeff, the son, loved being involved in sports with his father Jim. Playing basketball and riding mountain bikes were just two of many activities they enjoyed together when Jeff was growing up ...

Players take part in the youth division of last August’s Summit Lacrosse tournament at the North Elba fields in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

Summer of lacrosse kicks off in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — Summit Lacrosse Ventures is ready to bring a pair of developing tournaments to Lake Placid to help the village kick off its summer season. Both tournaments represent offshoots of the August Lake Placid Summit Classic, a mainstay in the village for the past 27 years.   Summit ...

Innsbruck willing and able to host 2026 Olympics

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VIENNA — A feasibility study has suggested Innsbruck could host the 2026 Winter Olympics on a budget of 1.175 billion euros ($1.3 billion), but the Austrian city will need the approval of its residents before deciding on a bid. “If we stick to the strategy from the feasibility study, ...

From the left, Mark Lewis, Ron Smith, Mike Noon and Tim Smith celebrate their victory Saturday in the 10th annual Larry Stringer Golf Tournament.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Golfers gather for 10th Stringer

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RAY BROOK — There’s no golf event quite like the annual Larry Stringer Tournament, which was held for the 10th consecutive year on Saturday at the Saranac Lake Golf Club in Ray Brook. Every year on the third Saturday in June, friends gather together, play together and enjoy ...

US ski teams down to one name

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The leaders of the U.S. skiing and snowboarding team decided one name is better than three. They are putting all their athletes under one umbrella and renaming their organization “U.S. Ski & Snowboard.” It’s a subtle change designed to streamline a national governing body that ...

Sophie Kirkby, of Ray Brook, poses with a haul of medals following the completion of the 2016-17 junior luge season.
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Kirkby in it for the long haul

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SARANAC LAKE — Sophie Kirkby has been riding on a luge sled for half her life. And the resident of Ray Brook, who just turned 16 earlier this week, appears to be in it for the long haul. After competing on European tracks for the first time this past winter, Kirkby is hoping to keep ...

Red Storm sophomore Lindsey Rath was named to Section X’s first team.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Red Storm youngsters named all-stars

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SARANAC LAKE — Three student athletes on this spring’s Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team were named to Section X all-star teams, and another host of Red Storm players were also honored by the league for sportsmanship and academics. Sophomore Lindsey Rath led the way as a first-team ...

Ward Walton, a junior, was named to Section X’s first team.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Red Storm players gather honors

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SARANAC LAKE — At the beginning of the recently completed season, head coach Dermott Morgan said he’d love to see his Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team be more successful when it came to being competitive against the traditional powerhouses in Section X. Although the Red Storm didn’t ...

Jim Shea, second from left, stands with players from Elizabethtown Community Hospital, who won the Michael Mannix Memorial Trophy Tuesday. Joining Shea, from the left, are winning team members Carlo Valdes, Kristin Thompson, Cory Thompson and Matt Driemiller.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Olympians hit the links for charity

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LAKE PLACID — In perfect golf conditions, the foursomes from Northern Insuring and Elizabethtown Community Hospital came through with trophy-winning performances in the 17th annual United Way Olympic Celebrity Classic. The four-person scramble tournament was held Tuesday on the ...

Steve Holcomb celebrates a silver medal with his four-man bobsled team at the World Cup event held in December 2016 in Lake Placid. That was the last time Holcomb raced on his home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Holcomb died of sleeping pills, alcohol, report says

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LAKE PLACID — Gold-medal bobsled pilot Steve Holcomb had “a fatal combination” of a prescription sleep aid and a 0.18 percent blood alcohol concentration in his system at the time of his death, USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced in a press release Tuesday evening. The sleeping ...

Time Trials series comes to a close

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LAKE PLACID — The six-week Placid Planet Time Trials series wrapped up its season Wednesday, June 7 on Riverside Drive in Lake Placid. The free series offered cyclist a chance to compete against the clock each Wednesday night. Tatyana Reinbolt and Todd Dowling were the big winners of ...

Janey McClelland celebrates her three-way tie for first place in the women’s division of the Great Adirondack Trail Run on Saturday in Keene Valley as race director Jan Welland looks on. The 13th annual race was put on by the Mountaineer gear store to raise money for the Boquet and AuSable river associations.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Youngsters prevail at trail run

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KEENE VALLEY — The 13th annual Great Adirondack Trail Run took place under clear skies and a blazing sun, leading plenty of runners to take a dip in Johns Brook after completing the run. The event, which is put on by The Mountaineer gear store in Keene Valley as a fundraiser for the ...

Steve Holcomb talks to the press at the Whistler Center following his historic gold-medal victory in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. His win ended a 62-year gold-medal drought for the United States in Olympic four-man bobsledding.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Report: Holcomb died of sleeping pills, alcohol

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LAKE PLACID — Gold-medal bobsled pilot Steve Holcomb had “a fatal combination” of a prescription sleep aid and a 0.18 percent blood alcohol concentration in his system at the time of his death, USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced in a press release Tuesday evening. The sleeping ...

Oldest skier to win World Cup race retires at 36

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VIENNA (AP) — Austrian skier Elisabeth Goergl retired Monday, 2¢ years after becoming the oldest woman to win a World Cup race. A two-time world champion and two-time Olympic bronze medalist, the 36-year-old Goergl said she lacked motivation to prepare for the Olympic season. Goergl ...

Bryce Hartman, left, of Saranac Lake and Sean Davis, of Lake Placid, pound the pavement on Mirror Lake Drive early Sunday morning during their 13.1-mile run in the 13th annual Lake Placid Marathon.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Runners hit the streets of LP

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LAKE PLACID — A veteran and a rookie took the full-distance titles Sunday in the 13th annual Lake Placid Marathon on a day that started under the cover of clouds and turned into a scorcher as the afternoon approached. The race saw 170 runners cross the finish line at the 26.2-mile ...

Lake Placid senior Stuart Baird takes the baton from teammate Henry McGrew during a home track meet on May 11. Baird will compete today in the 4x800 relay at the NYSPHSAA track and field championships and then attempt his first marathon in Lake Placid on Sunday.
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Double duty for Baird brothers

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LAKE PLACID — Stuart Baird joined the Lake Placid track team as a junior just to stay in shape to be better at the sport he loves the most: the game of soccer. But in the process, Baird, who is now a senior and will graduate later this month, found out he’s a pretty good runner too. ...