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Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer pose for a photo in March at the USA Luge headquarters in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Luge season starts with a bang

IGLS, Austria – The most important World Cup luge season in any quadrennium begins this weekend outside Innsbruck, the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic site. It’s significant for the simple reason that the first five races prior to the holiday break will determine the final field of Olympic ...

Global Sports Committee hosts public forum on World University Games

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee will hold a open meeting detailing Lake Placid’s bid for hosting the 2023 Winter World University Games Monday Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in the North Elba Room in the Conference Center at Lake Placid at 2608 Main St. The meeting ...

Americans, from left, Codie Bascue, Sam McGuffie, Justin Olsen and Evan Weinstock celebrate following last Friday’s two-man World Cup bobsled competition at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. Bascue and McGuffie took home the gold medal, while Olsen and Weinstock earned a bronze in the race.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bobsled World Cup tour resumes in Park City

PARK CITY, Utah — Following USA Bobsled & Skeleton’s five-medal performance in the World Cup season-opening races in Lake Placid last week, the tour moves to Park City, Utah, for its second leg. Because last week’s four-man race in Lake Placid was canceled due to unseasonably ...

Brakeman Lolo Jones of the United States looks on during a flower presentation following the women's bobsledding World Cup event Dec. 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Jones and her pilot Jamie Greubel tied for second place.  (AP photo — Rick Bowmer)

Lolo Jones begins another Olympic quest

LAKE PLACID — There are six women pushing bobsleds this season for the U.S. national team. Of those, only three will be picked to race in the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics. Lolo Jones is in the group of six. She would do anything to be in the group of three. Her World Cup season ...

Saranac Lake freshman Gwen Mader, right, and senior Madison Grimone round a muddy corner during the girls Class C NYSPHSAA cross country championships Saturday in Ontario Center. Mader finished the race 66th with a time of 22:50.8 and Grimone placed 68th in 22:54.8.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Runners tackle challenging course at state meet

ONTARIO CENTER — Hundreds of runners from around the state gathered in Ontario Center on Saturday, and although they were supposedly taking on each other, each and every boy and girl had the same opponent: the course. The 5-kilometer course, set up at Wayne Central High School, was ...

Lake Placid defenders Hayden Plank (16) and Jaso Hannula converge on Byron-Bergen forward Sam Pringle during the opening half of Saturday’s state Class C semifinal match in Middletown.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bombers’ magic runs out

MIDDLETOWN — A historic run for the Lake Placid boys soccer team ended one game short of a trip to the state Class C championship match, as the Byron-Bergen/Elba Bees blanked the Blue Bombers 4-0 Saturday in semifinal action at Middletown High School’s Faller Field. The Blue ...

United States bobsled pilot Codie Bascue and brakeman Sam McGuffie push their sled to begin their first of two runs in Friday’s World Cup competition at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The pair put down the fastest runs in both heats to claim the gold medal as the World Cup tour wrapped up its first week of competition.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Basking in World Cup gold

LAKE PLACID — Growing up just a couple hours down the Northway from Lake Placid in Whitehall, Codie Bascue found out he really liked the sport of bobsledding when he was introduced to the sport during a youth program on the track at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Back then, the thought of being ...

Jamie Gruebel Poser, front, and Aja Evans push at the start of their women’s World Cup two-man bobsled run Thursday at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Complex. The duo finished fourth in the event, while the American team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs took the silver behind Canadians Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Americans collect opening medals

LAKE PLACID — Bobsled and skeleton athletes took to the ice at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Thursday for the first of eight World Cup events that will lead to next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Under clear skies, several dozen sliding athletes from around the world ...

Holcomb gone, but not forgotten

LAKE PLACID — Some of Steven Holcomb’s ashes are scattered at Mount Van Hoevenberg, the track where the longtime U.S. bobsled driver dominated like no other for about the last two decades. His initials are on the speedsuits that his teammates will wear this season. His words still echo ...

From left, Ryan Bailey, Sam Michener and Chris Kinney, three of a dozen push athletes on the U.S. men’s bobsled team, work on their sled Wednesday in preparation for today’s season-opening World Cup event at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Action kicked off this morning with women’s skeleton, followed by men’s and women’s two-man bobsled this afternoon. Men’s skeleton and another two-man bobsled event will take place Friday. 
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Sledders look to continue legacy of success

LAKE PLACID — With veteran pilots Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser paving the way, there’s little doubt that the American women are heading into this bobsled World Cup and Olympic season as the team to beat. The United States men will have to regain that status as they ...

US team brings high hopes into World Cup opener

LAKE PLACID — The scene following just about every World Cup women’s bobsled race last season looked something like this: Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser on the podium, both American women celebrating yet another medal as they waved a bouquet of flowers into the frosty ...

From left, Summer Britcher, Tucker West, Jayson Terdiman and Matt Mortensen react after claiming the bronze medal in last year’s World Cup luge team relay at Mount Van Hoevenberg, outside of Lake Placid. 
(Enterprise file photo — Justin A. Levine)

US Luge hands out annual awards

LAKE PLACID — At its recent annual meetings of the United States Luge Association Board of Directors and ensuing Assembly, yearly awards were issued for the 2016-2017 competitive season. The following athletes were duly highlighted for their performances last winter. Tucker West was ...

Cadyville pilot opens NAC season with 4 medals

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Pilot Hunter Church, along with his crew of Hakeem Abdul Saboor, rookie Josh Williamson and Lou Moreira, began the 2017-2018 season on a high note last weekend in Whistler by collecting a gold, a silver and two bronze medals in North American Cup ...

O’Shea, Crumpton collect top 10 finishes

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Annie O’Shea and Nathan Crumpton combined for three top-10 finishes in the opening races of the Intercontinental Cup tour in Whistler, Canada last weekend. O’Shea finished fourth and seventh in the women’s competitions, while Crumpton took ninth and 11th ...

Tom Kilroy
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Kilroy sweeps to five victories

SARANAC LAKE — Tom Kilroy of Saranac Lake made it a clean sweep, winning all five of his swimming events Oct. 28 at the ninth annual Short Course Meters Meet in White River Jct., Vermont. Competing in the 75- to 79-year-old age group, Kilroy also posted new meet records at all five ...

Lake Placid’s Graci Dab plays the ball over the net while flanked by teammates, from left, Laurel Miller, Kaleigh McKillip and Jasmine Zhang.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Lake Placid falls short in final

BEEKMANTOWN — The Lake Placid volleyball team came up short in an effort to add another notch to a run of four straight Section VII, Class D volleyball titles after a loss to Northern Adirondack on Saturday in Beekmantown. As the lone two Class D teams in the Champlain Valley Athletic ...

World Cup luge team finalized

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The USA Luge doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman and singles racer Tucker West, all members of the 2014 Sochi Olympic team, won their respective divisions for the second consecutive race as the Norton seeding series ended Sunday morning in ...