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Lake Placid boys strong in track opener

LAKE PLACID — On an ideal day to open the high school track season in the North Country, the Lake Placid boys and girls split their meet at home against AuSable Valley on Tuesday. The boys came through with an 82-46 victory over the Patriots, while Lake Placid’s girls lost a tight ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Hornets hold off Bombers

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday night to take control of what became a 10-3 victory over Lake Placid. The Blue Bombers showed some life in the top of the fifth by scoring three runs, but the Hornets quickly struck back ...

Red Storm surge in opener

SARANAC LAKE — Last year, it took a dozen tries before the Saranac Lake softball team finally notched its first win of the season. The Red Storm didn’t wait around this spring. On Monday in its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference softball season-opener, Saranac Lake claimed a ...

Kate Smith revisited

LAKE PLACID — Her song is no longer played during the seventh-inning stretch at New York Yankees games, and a statue of her outside the Philadelphia Flyers’ arena was removed. These sports teams used to love Kate Smith, but now they have discontinued playing her rendition of “God Bless ...

Peru tops Bombers to start season

PERU — The Lake Placid softball team suffered an 8-3 loss to Peru in its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season-opening game Monday. Playing on the road, the Blue Bombers scored in their first at-bat with runs from lead-off hitter Natalie Tavares and Carsyn Rissberger, but were then ...

SL’s Kilroy swims to 3 state titles

SARANAC LAKE — Tom Kilroy of Saranac Lake swam to three titles in five disciplines at the New York State Masters Swimming Championships held at Binghamton University April 5-7. Competing in the men’s 75-79 age group, Kilroy took first place in the 50-yard breaststroke and in the 200- ...

‘Miracle on Ice’ scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men’s ice hockey team’s victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reported Wednesday that the panel that kept score of the game that became known ...

‘Round the Mountain canoe race set

SARANAC LAKE — The annual ‘Round the Mountain canoe race has been scheduled for Saturday, May 11 this year. The 10.5-mile race starts at Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac Lake and finishes at the Lake Flower boat launch. Racers go from Lower Saranac Lake into the Saranac River, carry ...

Bobcats bowlers keep on rollin’

SARANAC LAKE — Paul Smith’s College bowling coach Phil Muha has no reservations about calling his program a dynasty. And with seven league titles in the eight years the team has existed, there’s little doubt that the word dynasty could be considered a very accurate description. Two ...

‘Miracle on Ice’ scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men’s ice hockey team’s victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reported Wednesday that the panel that kept score of the game that became known ...

Luge World Cup schedule includes Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The International Luge Federation (FIL) announced its World Cup racing schedule for the upcoming winter, and it includes a Thanksgiving weekend stop in Lake Placid. The FIL finalized the schedule for the 2019-20 Viessmann Luge World Cup will start off in Innsbruck-Igls, ...

OTC to host Super Globe handball event

The Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid will host a Super Globe handball qualifying event May 9-12 in the Olympic Village. The first-time event was organized by the International Handball Federation in a partnership with USA Team Handball, the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center and The ...

Weibrecht enshrined in HOF

LAKE PLACID — Less than a year after concluding a ski racing career that produced Olympic silver and bronze medals, Andrew Weibrecht of Lake Placid, was among eight skiers, boarders and snow sport officials inducted Saturday, April 6 into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and ...

Lussi, Ledger nominated for national teams

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid natives Nina Lussi and Becket Ledger have been nominated for national team status by USA Nordic. Lussi, who returned to ski jumping last year after a knee injury, was nominated to the B Team for ski jumping, behind Nita Englund, of Florence, Wisconsin. Ledger ...

Egan not quite ready to retire

LAKE PLACID — A year ago, Lake Placid-based biathlete Clare Egan was getting ready for one more World Cup season before hanging up her skis and rifle at the age of 31. But after claiming her first podium and finishing the season ranked 18th in the world, Egan has changed her tune and is ...

US Biathlon names next season’s roster

LAKE PLACID — After a stunning 2018-19 World Cup biathlon season, Clare Egan revoked her retirement and will represent the US in international competition next winter. The US Biathlon International Competition Committee named seven athletes to represent the country in biathlon races ...

Romano’s B rallies to title

SARANAC LAKE — In a way, it was quite fitting that a marathon match decided who would be the champion of a long season in the Saranac Lake Pool League. In a showdown between the top two teams in the league, Romano’s B came through with a 10-9 victory over Romano’s A to clinch the ...