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Sledders prep for round 2 in LP

LAKE PLACID — It’s round two of sliding in Lake Placid this weekend as the second set of World Cup bobsled and skeleton races take place at the Olympic Sports Complex. The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation’s season-opener was originally slated to take place two weeks ...

Huskies cool off SLP girls

LAKE PLACID — A solid first period by the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team didn’t carry over through the rest of Tuesday’s game against Franklin Academy, as the Huskies rallied for a 2-1 victory at the Olympic Center’s 1932 Rink. Host SLP dominated the opening period, ...

Jingle Bell Run/Walk celebrates the season

LAKE PLACID — Kickstart your holiday spirit and help bring cheer to a local child by participating in the annual Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Saturday. Held in conjunction with Lake Placid’s Holiday Village Stroll, the run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the public beach on ...

Segger grabs doubles gold

KOENIGSSEE, Germany — USA Luge juniors Dana Kellogg and Duncan Segger outraced the field Saturday on the classic German track in Koenigssee to win their first Junior World Cup doubles race. Among their challengers were teammates Sean Hollander and Michael O’Gara who finished fourth. ...

Panthers take down Tupper

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys basketball team allowed Parishville-Hopkinton too many second and third chances, and also gave the Panthers too many trips to the foul line during a 61-47 loss at home Monday evening. The Panthers led from start to finish but never shook off the ...

Humphries golden in American debut

LAKE PLACID — Kaillie Humphries proved that she can win at any track, in any sled, and for any country in her return to women’s bobsled competition this weekend in Lake Placid after taking a year off. Humphries, a Carlsbad, California resident who won the 2010 and 2014 Olympic gold ...

Storm fall in hoops title game

PAUL SMITHS — The Old Forge boys basketball team put together strong second and third quarters Saturday to take control of what became a 51-44 victory over Saranac Lake in the championship game of the Adirondack Open tournament at the Saunders Athletic Center. Tupper Lake took third ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Red Storm to face Old Forge in Adirondack Open final

PAUL SMITHS — Saranac Lake and Old Forge advanced to the championship game of the Adirondack Open boys basketball tournament with victories Friday at Paul Smith’s College. The Red Storm downed Tupper Lake 50-43 and Old Forge got past Lake Placid with a 55-40 victory to earn spots in ...

Bobsled, skeleton World Cup run kicks off in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority will host its first of two International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation Bobsled World Cup events this weekend at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The World Cup — with competition slated for ...

Red Storm girls improve to 2-0

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team scored 10 points in the third quarter Thursday night on the way to a 35-22 victory over Lake Placid. Nora Glover and Serena Stevens each scored four points in the quarter as the Red Storm were able to build a 26-14 lead going into ...

Second-half surge carries Red Storm past Bombers

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid boys basketball teams faced off against each other Wednesday night to open their seasons. After a slow start, the Red Storm were able to take control of the game in the second half on the way to a 43-29 victory over their rival. Saranac ...

NCCC keeps unbeaten record intact

JOHNSTOWN — The North Country Community College women’s basketball team won its second road game in two nights Wednesday, downing Fulton Montgomery 90-57 to keep its unbeaten start to the season intact. The Saints improved to 9-0 overall with the victory, which came one day after ...

He’s fast, he’s first

SARANAC LAKE — Peter Fogarty, a junior, will be the first Saranac Lake High School student to compete in the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) this Saturday in Portland, Oregon. The race highlights the best high school runners in the country with 22 teams and 45 individuals. Fogarty qualified for ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: SLP girls open with a draw

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team opened its season with a 2-2 tie Tuesday night against Beekmantown in the 1932 Jack Shea Arena. SLP scored both its goals on power plays. Ireland Preston scored the team’s first goal at the 13:15 mark of the first period, with ...

Fogarty qualifies for nationals

WAPPINGERS FALLS — Peter Fogarty became the first Saranac Lake runner to qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals on Saturday after the junior placed ninth at the Nike Cross New York Regional Championships at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls. Fogarty will fly to Portland, Oregon on ...

Van Ho records fall in World Cup

LAKE PLACID — The cold air that moved into the Adirondacks over the weekend made for fast ice at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track Saturday and Sunday for the Viessmann Luge World Cup. Track records were set, the U.S. luge team walked away with five medals, and the U.S. doubles sled ...

Turkey Trotters take on Adirondack Health 5K

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Health 5K Turkey Trot drew a large crowd Thursday as 233 runners/walkers congregated at the Olympic Speedskating Oval for the annual charity race. Brian Woods was the first overall finisher to cross the line, recording a time of 17 minutes, 33.7 seconds on a ...

5th annual Turkey Trot rocks with record field

SARANAC LAKE — The Bitters & Bones Turkey Trot just keeps getting bigger and better. On Thursday, the 5k race was held for the fifth straight time on Thanksgiving Day in Saranac Lake, and unlike a year ago when the temperatures were in negative digits, the weather turned out to be ...

Coming home party for USA Luge

LAKE PLACID — Two-time Olympian Summer Britcher gave the United States National Luge Team its first medal of the season at the first World Cup in Innsbruck/Igls, Austria this past weekend, and the team is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving week on their home track training for World ...