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Good times at 21st Olga Footrace

SARANAC LAKE — Two first-timers and two more who have participated in previous Olga Memorial Footraces were winners Saturday, as the event was held in Saranac Lake for the 21st consecutive summer. Running coaches grabbed the top spots in the 10k, as Mitch Ryan of Plattsburgh and ...

Triathletes in the making

Kids Mini-Tri Results Short Course 7-8-year-old girls Nora Petrocci 7:54 --- 3-4-year-old boys Oliver Beatty 13:33 --- 5-6-year-old boys Luca Petrocci 7:59 Connor Beatty 8:07 Tyler Erenstone 8:30 Grant Hayes 10:44 --- Long Course 9-10-year-old girls Holly ...

Longer races draw a crowd

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run Series continued on Thursday with the adult races drawing a big crowd. Twenty-nine runners took on the 4-mile Kiwassa Out and Back course, which was the longest race of the night. Eighteen racers completed the course in under 32 minutes. In other ...

Universiade is fully official

LAKE PLACID — The International University Sports Federation (FISU) in Lausanne, Switzerland, completed signing the host city contract Thursday, making Lake Placid the official site for the 2023 Winter Universiade, otherwise known as the Winter World University Games. FISU’s ...

35th Mini-Tri season in the books

LAKE PLACID — Another season of High Peaks Cyclery mini-triathlons wrapped up on Monday, and Wilmington’s Will Morris was the fastest racer of the evening. Competing in the 30-39 age group, the Wilmington resident emerged from the 400-yard swim in Mirror Lake behind a handful of ...

Universiade is fully official after FISU signing today in Switzerland

LAKE PLACID — The International University Sports Federation (FISU) in Lausanne, Switzerland, completed signing the host city contract Thursday, making Lake Placid the official site for the 2023 Winter Universiade, otherwise known as the Winter World University Games. FISU's agreement ...

Griffin struggles on day 2

Lake Placid’s Art Griffin had a tough Tuesday in the second round of the 2018 U.S. Amateur golf championships, shooting an 84 on the way to being eliminated from the tournament held in California. After turning in a 76 on Monday while playing the Pebble Beach Golf Links Course, Griffin ...

Local Olympians help Paul Smith’s College plan new sports initiative

PAUL SMITHS — Five of the area’s most successful homegrown Olympic stars have joined the Paul Smith’s College Advisory Committee for Olympic Sports, which will help guide the college’s new Olympic sports initiative. Four-time Olympic biathlete Tim Burke, a Paul Smiths native, is ...

NYSEF athletes take on Utah

LAKE PLACID — The New York Ski Educational Foundation ski jumping program took seven athletes to the 20th annual Springer Tournee in Park City, Utah, from July 23 to 29. The event consisted of both jumping and Nordic combined competitions among various age groups, in age groups that ...

Griffin cards a 76 at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Daniel Hillier shot a 4-under 67 at Pebble Beach on Monday to share the lead after the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur. Art Griffin, of Lake Placid, shot a 37 on the front nine and 39 on the back to card a round of 76. This marks the third straight ...

Fun Runners take on Hilly Man

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run Series continued on Thursday with racers of all ages taking on a variety of distances. The kids’ races included distances of a quarter-mile, half-mile and a full mile. “Adult” races included courses of 2, 2.8 and 3.8 miles over the Hilly Man ...

Late-summer Nordic bash

LAKE PLACID — It was a big day of celebrating Nordic skiing in August on Wednesday at the Olympic Ski Jump Complex with a little freestyle fun thrown in to boot. Some of the best under-16 cross-country skiers in the United States were part of the event, which was highlighted by the ...

Name change for football field?

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake High School football field could see a name change before the start of the school year. At the Saranac Lake Central School District Board of Education’s meeting Wednesday, the board proposed exploring the idea of changing the name of Ken Wilson Field to ...

Lanes wins fourth in a row

SARANAC LAKE — The Lanes has done it again. On Wednesday, the Lanes nailed down its fourth straight Saranac Lake women’s softball league title, knocking off the Moose Club 23-11 to finish with a two-game sweep in the best-of-three championship series. The Lanes took the opening ...

Update given on multiple winter games

LAKE PLACID — Various sport event organizers held a meeting to update the public on upcoming winter sports competitions at the Conference Center Tuesday. The topics covered were the 2019 winter International Children’s Games, the 2019 Empire State Winter Games, the 2023 International ...

Mini-Tris in the homestretch

LAKE PLACID — The High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Tri drew its largest crowd of the summer Monday as the series comes to a close next week. Everett Sapp was the fastest finisher of the night after setting a blistering pace with a swim time of 6 minutes, 32 seconds over the 400-yard course in ...

Black Fly down to five teams

SARANAC LAKE — The number of teams left alive in the Black Fly softball league is down to five. On Tuesday, Tail O‘ the Pup completed a two-game sweep of its quarterfinal series while the Elks Club came up with some final-inning dramatics to keep its hopes alive. Tuesday’s pair ...