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Bobcats race to PRs at nationals

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PAUL SMITHS — Two Paul Smith’s College runners set personal records at the USCAA National Championships last Friday, and with just one senior on the team, the Bobcats look strong going forward. In the women’s 6-kilometer race, senior captain Tessa White paced Paul Smith’s with a ...

Calgary voters say ‘no thanks’ to 2026 Olympics

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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said “no” in a nonbinding referendum. Unofficial results showed that 56 percent voted against bidding for the Olympics. Results showed that out of 767,734 eligible ...

Chazy stands alone as state champs

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MIDDLETOWN — Last season, Chazy and Mount Academy were declared NYSPHSAA Class D boys soccer co-champions. This season, Chazy made sure to be the only champion. Chazy defeated Section IX’s Mount Academy, 3-0, to capture its ninth state title in program history. Riley Hansen ...

Gauthier, Carder lead North Country to romp

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CANANDAIGUA — Bailee Gauthier poured in a game-high 32 points to lead the North Country Community College women’s basketball team to a 98-65 victory over Finger Lakes Sunday. Kayla Carder tallied 20 points for the Saints. “The Saints opened the first quarter with a 27-point lead ...

‘We did it together’

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Out of all the Class C public schools in the state, none had higher expectations placed upon them than Saranac Lake going into Saturday’s NYSPHSAA cross country championships. And the boys lived up to those expectations by capturing the school’s first state championship in 23 ...

Izzo leads the way for Blue Bombers

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The Lake Placid boys and girls teams finished the NYSPHSAA cross country championships pretty much where they were projected to be as teams, but individual runners put up a couple of surprises. The Blue Bombers boys team was projected to place fifth in the field of 10 teams, and the boys ...

STATE CHAMPS: Saranac Lake boys capture cross country title

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The Saranac Lake boys cross-country running team has captured its first state title in 23 years, winning the NYSPHSAA championship Saturday at Sunken Meadows State Park on Long Island. The team scored 31 points in the race and had four runners in the top 20. The boys team outscored ...

Van Ho nordic ski center to open next weekend

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LAKE PLACID — The nordic ski center at Mount Van Hoevenberg is scheduled to open for the 2018-19 season next Saturday, Nov. 17, weather and conditions permitting. The center’s earliest-ever planned opening comes after members of the U.S. Para-Nordic ski team held their week-long ...

US women collect four medals in NAC races

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WHISTLER, Canada — The women’s team led USA Bobsled in the first North American Cup races of the season with four medal finishes Wednesday and Thursday in Whistler.  Elana Meyers Taylor teamed with Lake Kwaza for the silver medal Wednesday, and paired with 2018 USA Bobsled National ...

Skeleton team nets five medals in season-opener

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WHISTLER, Canada — USA Skeleton athletes claimed five medals in the season-opening races of the North American Cup series in Whistler, Canada. Skeleton races were held Wednesday and Thursday on the 2010 Olympic track, which will host the 2019 World Championships in March.  Greg West ...

Running toward a state title

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SARANAC LAKE — Early Friday morning, as the sun was coming up, cross-country runners for Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake boarded buses for a roughly seven-hour drive to Long Island for the NYSPHSAA championships. And with an undefeated season on the line, the Saranac Lake boys ...

Old Lake Placid hospital to become sports facility

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LAKE PLACID — With a new Adirondack Health hospital to open soon, the current Adirondack Medical Center facility on Church Street will revert back to the town of North Elba. The town, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority and the United States Olympic Committee are in talks to ...

Children’s Games celebration begins

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LAKE PLACID — Hundreds of athletes from ages 12 to 15 will descend on Lake Placid early next year as the Olympic village hosts the 2019 International Children’s Games. On Wednesday at the North Elba Town Hall in Lake Placid, some of the 75 local athletes who will compete in eight ...

Red Storm fall in regional semis

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GLOVERSVILLE — For the second straight season, the Saranac Lake volleyball team found itself facing Section II champion Voorheesville in Class C state regional play. Last year, the Red Storm lost 3-0 to the Blackbirds after winning their first sectional title. The outcome of the ...

Young Blue Bombers run into strong Mayfield team

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GLOVERSVILLE — Having won five of the last six Section VII, Class D titles, the Lake Placid volleyball team is no stranger to regional play. However, with a roster that includes just three seniors, the young Blue Bombers quickly found themselves in big hole in Tuesday’s regional ...

Gore Ski Bowl earns FIS certifications

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NORTH CREEK — The Nordic ski courses at Gore Mountain in North Creek were recently awarded International Ski Federation certifications that could allow the facility to host college, national and international skiing events. The North Creek Ski Bowl earned the certifications for the ...

Red Storm repeat the feat

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BEEKMANTOWN — The Saranac Lake Red Storm are the two-time defending Section VII, Class C volleyball champions. After winning the first volleyball title in school history a year ago, Saranac Lake notched its second straight crown on Saturday, dropping Saranac Central 3-1 in a nail-biter ...