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Meyers Taylor drives to gold medal

LAKE PLACID — As one of the best and most experienced women’s bobsled drivers on the planet, Elana Meyers Taylor wanted nothing else more than winning on her home track when the World Cup tour made a stop in Lake Placid on Friday. The American veteran got her wish, topping the field ...

Wesenberg puts an end to two-year US skeleton medal drought

LAKE PLACID — A medal drought that lasted for more than two years for the United States on the World Cup skeleton tour ended Friday, thanks to Kendall Wesenberg. At the next-to-last World Cup stop of the season, Wesenberg captured the bronze medal in the two-heat women’s skeleton ...

Eagles spurts foil Red Storm

SARANAC LAKE — There’s little doubt that Saranac Lake’s boys have played some exciting hockey this season in what has turned out to be a very competitive winter of action in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference. On Friday, the Red Storm found themselves in another battle, but ...

Red Storm girls win on senior night

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team finished the regular season on a winning note Thursday, downing Ticonderoga 29-24 on senior night. The Sentinels took an early lead, but the Red Storm were able to hang around due to the strong play of senior Mistre Newton. Ticonderoga ...

Blue Bombers sweep sectional titles

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys and girls Nordic ski teams took narrow victories over Saranac Lake during the Section VII championships Thursday at Mount Van Hoevenberg. On Monday, the two teams faced off in the team relay at Dewey Mountain, followed by Thursday’s individual classic ...

Another dream comes true in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Eight-year-old Tiago Cusano of Miami, Florida, has never seen snow, but the native Floridian developed a fascination for bobsledding while watching the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics during an extended hospitalization for cancer treatment. When Cusano was notified that he was ...

Home cookin’ on home ice

LAKE PLACID — Elana Meyers Taylor is excited for the opportunity to battle the Europeans on home ice. Brittany Reinbolt is happy not to be sitting inside in an office. And Hunter Church is thrilled to have the chance to drive his “bus” not far away from where he grew up. This ...

ORDA puts state millions to work on winter sports venue upgrades

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority plans to start upgrading multiple winter sports venues this summer. In the past two years, ORDA has received $80 million in state money for capital improvements to winter sports venues it runs. Last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

NYSEF athletes rise to the top of podium

New York Ski Educational Foundation skiers traveled to Gore Mountain in North Creek on Sunday, Feb. 10 to compete against other athletes from around the state. The following are results from the under-14 super-G races: --- Women’s Top 5 Macie Eisenhart (NYSEF) McKenna Fromm ...

Children’s Games stories to appear on Teen Kids News

LAKE PLACID — Stories of 2019 International Children’s Winter Games in Lake Placid will air on Teen Kids News at 9 a.m. Saturday on WPTZ-TV, NBC 5. Recently, Lake Placid hosted the first ever winter ICG in the United States, where more than 400 student-athletes from 33 different cities ...

Skiers position for state meet

SARANAC LAKE — The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Nordic ski teams began final preparations for this month’s state championship meet on Monday at Dewey Mountain with the first of two days of Section VII racing. The two teams — the only Nordic ski teams in the section — kicked off ...

Chiefs respond in a big way

LAKE PLACID — For nearly a period and a half on Monday, the Lake Placid hockey team was in contention to win its first game of the season when it hosted Saranac Central. During the middle of the second period, the Blue Bombers sent home three pucks in a span of just 2:10 to erase a ...

Balanced attack carries Blue Bombers to victory

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys basketball team built a comfortable cushion in the first half and kept it going in the second Monday on the way to a 61-34 victory over Minerva-Newcomb. The Blue Bombers used a balanced offensive attack to take command of the game. Jearanut ...

Smiles all the way around at alumni game

SARANAC LAKE — A hot time in a cold rink. That might be one way to describe the scene at the Saranac Lake Civic Center on Friday, as Paul Smith’s College held its second alumni hockey game. The contest pitted this year’s Bobcats team, which is playing in its first season as a club ...

Mazdzer ends his World Cup season

LAKE PLACID — As the result of a neck injury incurred in mid-January, 2018 Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer has ended his luge season. He will return to the United States on Monday to be examined by USA Luge team doctor and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Eugene Byrne, of Lake Placid Sports ...

Cleveland surpasses 1,000 points in win over Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls basketball team fell 30-22 to Johnsburg in a game that a Blue Bombers' opponent etched her way into Section VII history. Khaleah Cleveland scored 20 points to lead Johnsburg on a night where she surpassed the 1,000-point plateau for her high school ...

Placid boys top XC field

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid Nordic ski teams held their last meet of the regular season on Wednesday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, and the Blue Bombers boys performed well on their home course. Lake Placid’s Kai Frantz led the way for the boys in a 9-kilometer classic ...