Local Sports

Mini-Tri season off to fast start

LAKE PLACID — The 36th annual High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Tri series kicked off Monday, as a large and fast crowd assembled to take on the 400-yard swim, the 12-mile bike and 3-mile run course. The men’s race came down to a foot race as Jay Niederbuhl, of Saranac Lake, tried to chase ...

Sliders happy with Italy as Olympic host

LAKE PLACID — At least when it comes to the sliding sports, Americans couldn’t be much more excited with the selection of the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo as the host of the 2026 Winter Olympics. On Monday, the International Olympic Committee announced its choice ...

Chapot continues winning ways

LAKE PLACID — Laura Chapot and Kevin Babington, winners of last year’s two Grand Prix events in Lake Placid, took top honors Wednesday at the Lake Placid Horse Show. Chapot, winner of last year’s $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix, rode Out of Ireland to the win in the ...

’Birds stay unbeaten with win over Surge

PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake Surge dropped below the .500 mark for the first time this season after a 9-6 setback on the road to the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds in Empire Professional Baseball League action Wednesday at Lefty Wilson Field. The matchup was the first in a scheduled five-game ...

Horse Show’s keepers of the gate

LAKE PLACID — The stars of the Lake Placid and I Love NY horse shows may be the horses and riders, but a small army of support staff is what keeps the competitions running. From bartenders to groomers to security to vendors, there are dozens of people who make the horse shows go ...

50th running of the Lake Placid Horse Show under way

LAKE PLACID — Celebrating 50 years of show jumping in Lake Placid, the 2019 Lake Placid Horse Shows opened Tuesday with a limited schedule of hunter and jumper competition at the North Elba Show Grounds. The Lake Placid Horse Show runs through Sunday and is followed by the I Love New York ...

Bullock tourney brings back alumni

SARANAC INN — High school reunions happen all the time. There’s been a really popular one held on the Saranac Inn Golf Club each June, and on Saturday, it was held for the 12th straight summer as the Bruce Bullock Memorial-Redskin Alumni Tournament on the beautiful 18-hole, par 72 ...

Tupper Lake gears up for Tinman

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Tinman tradition continues Saturday with the 37th running of the event kicking off in Municipal Park at 8 a.m. More than 650 competitors have signed up for this year’s races, which is the largest expected field to date. “The race appeals to ...

Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from ...

Surge debut with a victory

CONCORD, New Hampshire — In its first game ever, the Saranac Lake Surge claimed a 7-3 victory on the road over the New Hampshire Wild on Wednesday, the opening day of the Empire Professional Baseball League’s 2019 season. The contest was the first of a scheduled seven-game series ...

Boys’ hockey merger is one skate closer

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Central School District board voted to approve a merger of the boys hockey teams of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. The merger now falls on the Lake Placid board, which has expressed some concern. On Wednesday night the Saranac Lake school board voted to ...

Mountaineers prep on home turf

SARANAC LAKE — Six teams were in action Saturday as the Mountaineers Rugby Club hosted a tournament on home turf at the Spencer Boatworks pitch. The Mountaineers were represented by three squads. In the men’s group, the local club split into two sides, the Mountaineers and the ...

Stars of the diamond

Four Lake Placid baseball players and one member of the Saranac Lake Red Storm were recognized for their solid seasons by being selected to Champlain Valley Athletic Conference all-star teams Blue Bombers Matt Brandes, Scott Sharlow and Jesse Izzo were chosen as Division II all-stars, ...

Ski jumps hit cost bump

LAKE PLACID — The ongoing state-funded upgrades to the Olympic Jumping Complex have hit a speed bump. The Olympic Regional Development Authority received just one response to a request for proposals to regrade the landing hills at the 90- and 120-meter ski jumps, in order for them to ...

Van Ho price tag goes up

LAKE PLACID — Site work and preparations for the construction of a new base lodge at Mount Van Hoevenberg are progressing on schedule. But they’re expected to cost $10-20 million more than previously thought, and at least one local official feels he was left out of the loop. Michael ...

Addiction treatment fundraiser keeps running past goal

SARANAC LAKE — Andrea Hudak, who started a project to hike and run 2,019 miles to raise $2,019 to help pay for addiction treatment, is starting a color run that will take place later in the summer. Her original project, Miles for Recovery, has surpassed its goal. Her goal was to raise ...