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Saints’ national title run ends

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SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College’s run at a national title ended Friday in a 54-47 loss to Owens in the semifinal round of the NJCAA Division III Women’ Basketball Championship tournament in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. NCCC rolled into the semis with a 92-57 quarterfinal ...

Saints roll into semifinals

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SARANAC LAKE — One down two to go. North Country Community College is now just a win away from playing in a national championship game. On Thursday, the Saints easily marched into the semifinal round of the NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship tournament with a ...

Schulz adds fourth-place finish in Anchorage

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Lake Placid native Scott Schulz had another successful day Wednesday at the U.S. Cross Country Junior Nationals, finishing fourth overall in the U20 Sprint Classic race in Kincaid Park. Schulz, who competes as a member of the Sun Valley ski club, finished the A ...

Luge challenge, snocross in Malone

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MALONE — As the North Country enters the tail end of winter, snow-sports enthusiasts came out over the weekend for one last hurrah at two events in Malone. Titus Mountain hosted the USA Luge Challenge on Saturday with members of the USA Luge team visiting to tutor visitors in how to ...

Lussi back in flight at worlds

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LAKE PLACID — Nina Lussi may have come up short in achieving the results she wanted at the 2019 FIS World Ski Championships, which were recently held in Seefeld, Austria. But when it comes to taking another step toward a hopeful trip to the 2022 Winter Olympics, the world championships ...

Schulz takes second in Alaska

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Lake Placid native Scott Schulz took second place in the under-20 division Monday in the 10-kilometer individual freestyle race at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships in Kincaid Park. Schulz, who races for the Sun Valley SEF ...

Geraghty-Moats captures Nordic Combined title

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NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia — After a four-month tour that touched venues spanning the globe, American Tara Geraghty-Moats, of West Fairlee, Vermont, is  the International Ski Federation Women’s Nordic Combined Continental Cup winner. The 25-year-old USA Nordic athlete, skiing out of the New ...

Family bond fuels Saints

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SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College women’s head coach Jerrad Dumont and the school’s staff have been able to draw student-athletes from across the country to be members of the Saints basketball team. A big reason for the Saints’ remarkable success this season is ...

Segger part of national title team

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PARK CITY, Utah — Ashley Farquharson won her third straight Norton USA Luge Junior National Championship Sunday on her home course in Park City. There was also a national title for the doubles team of Dana Kellogg and Lake Placid’s Duncan Segger.   Farquharson, of Park City, stayed well ...

Bascue guides American four-man sled to 11th

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WHISTLER, British Columbia — Codie Bascue, Jimmy Reed, Josh Williamson and Christopher Kinney finished 11th as the top American team in Saturday’s four-man bobsled World Championships in Whistler. Hunter Church, Kyler Allison, Blaine McConnell and Kyle Wilcox finished their first ...

Lake Placid’s hoops all-stars

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LAKE PLACID — Although they didn’t take home postseason titles, Lake Placid boys and girls basketball teams came through with successful winter campaigns, and six players from those squads were honored for their efforts by the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference. Three Blue ...

Florian impresses in World Championship debut

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WHISTLER, British Columbia — Austin Florian raced to an eighth place finish in his men’s skeleton World Championship debut Friday on one of the world’s fastest and most technical tracks in Whistler to lead the U.S. in his rookie season. USA teammates Greg West and Kyle Brown finished ...

NYSEF ROUNDUP: Sinclair earns free ride to Colorado

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New York Ski Educational Foundation freeride athlete Robbie Sinclair, of Saranac Lake, won the Adirondack USASA series Progression Award, which included a launch snowboard and an all-expense-paid week-long session at Woodward Camp. The Woodward Camp offers year-round skiing and ...

Graybill positions for shot at Worlds medal

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WHISTLER, British Columbia — Savannah Graybill is in the mix after tying for seventh after the first two heats of women’s skeleton World Championships in Whistler. Kendall Wesenberg is currently in 11th, while Megan Henry enters Friday’s final heats in 18th. “I feel confident ...

US biathlon forms plan to close gap

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The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television. There, on the screen, was a biathlon competition. On TV. In a bar. In the U.S. “I’ve waited,” CEO Max Cobb said, “30 years for that ...

Saints earn shot at national hoops title

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SARANAC LAKE — When Jerrad Dumont brought the North Country Community College women’s basketball program back to life during the 2008-09 season, he envisioned the good-case scenario being a 10-year process for the team to have a shot at playing for a national title. One decade later, ...