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Tromp triumphs at horse show

LAKE PLACID - Mattias Tromp rode KM Whatever RV to victory in the $5,000 Lake Placid CVB 1.40m Open Stake Wednesday at the I Love New York Horse Show.Laura Chapot took an early lead in the class, riding Zealous fault-free over the nine-jump power portion of the course, and then turning in a ...

Colvin rides Chanel B 2 to victory

LAKE PLACID - The I Love New York Horse Show, the second of two weeks comprising the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC, opened Tuesday with a limited schedule that featured a win by Tori Colvin on Chanel B 2 in the $1,200 Adirondack 4 Seasons Guide ...

LP’s Lussi to intern at Rio Olympics

LAKE PLACID - As a life-long resident of Lake Placid, Miles Lussi has always been a fan of sports that are included in the Winter Olympics. In fact, Lussi, who turned 19 on Wednesday, found himself on a path toward a possible run at competing as a winter Olympian someday as one of the top young ...

Driver dies at Devil’s Bowl

WEST HAVEN, Vt. -Devil's Bowl Speedway management is saddened to confirm the loss of one of its stock car racing family members, driver Ron Casey.Casey, 61, of Manchester Center, Vermont, was competing in a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sportsman Modified race on the 3/10-mile dirt track at ...

Babington rides Shorapur to historic win

LAKE PLACID - For the first time in 17 years, a winner was decided at the Lake Placid Horse Show's feature competition without a jump-off.On Sunday in the North Elba Show Grounds grand prix ring, Ireland's Kevin Babington and his horse Shorapur were the only combination to put down a clean ride ...

First Saranac Lake fun run draws 45

SARANAC LAKE - A field of 45 participated in Saranac Lake's first fun run of the season on Thursday evening.The fun runs, which are held each Thursday for 10 weeks during the summer include both children's and adult distances.This week's longest run covered a 4.3-mile course, and Joe Garso ...

Hughes wins jumper classic

LAKE PLACID - Michael Hughes rode Sans Soucis Z to victory in the $30,000 Lake Placid Open Jumper Classic Friday at the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC.In the first round, 15 of 35 entries rode fault-free over the 15-jump course designed by Olaf Petersen, ...

Birdsall victorious, Jackson claims junior title

LAKE PLACID - Victoria Birdsall rode Luxina to victory in the $1,500 Hampton Inn 1.35-meter Jumper Class Thursday at the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC. The horse show also crowned some hunter champions with Grace Jackson earning the Grand Junior Hunter ...

400 skaters compete in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - More than 400 skaters competed June 23-26 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid at the annual Lake Placid Figure Skating Championships.Competitors from beginner level to senior participated in various events including free skating and moves in the field, and the competition took ...

It’s kids week with Summit tourney in full swing

LAKE PLACID - The first Youth Summit Classic is wrapping up today in Lake Placid, and the lacrosse tournament for youth boys has so far been a success."We have 33 teams here," tournament organizer George Leveille said Tuesday afternoon. "We've got a big group from Connecticut, one group from ...

Lake Placid officials praise inaugural youth lacrosse event

gainst a threatening sky that never produced rain, the inaugural Summit Lacrosse Youth Classic got underway at the Lake Placid Show Grounds on Monday, just outside the two-time Olympic village.In divisions that ranged from U9 to U15, 33 teams opened play that runs daily through Wednesday.The ...

Chapot triumphs on opening day

LAKE PLACID - The 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows opened their two-week stay in the Adirondacks Tuesday with a limited schedule that featured a win by Laura Chapot in the Sidelines 1.30-meter Speed Class.Chapot picked up right where she left off last year by riding Bradberry to victory over ...

It’s sink or swim for cardboard boaters in SL

SARANAC LAKE - The first ever Corrugated Cup Cardboard Boat race was a success, even if most of the boats sank before crossing the finish line.The event, which was held on Saturday morning at Lake Flower, saw about 10 boats made only of cardboard and duct tape hit the water as a fundraiser for ...

LaVairs top 5 at Devil’s Bowl

WEST HAVEN, Vt. Billy Lussier thrilled his hometown crowd at the half-mile Asphalt Track at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday, taking his first career victory in a wire-to-wire romp. Somewhat fittingly, the Fair Haven, Vermont, driver's milestone win came on "Hometown Heroes" Night presented ...

Farrell takes Tinman title on home course

TUPPER LAKE - When it comes to shining on a big-time stage in the triathlon world, Amy Farrell's accomplishments are quite impressive. Two years ago, she won her age group at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, and last summer, Farrell won the overall women's title racing in the Ironman ...

Baillargeon makes history at Plymouth

SARANAC LAKE - A new chapter in athletics history took place at Plymouth State University as the New Hampshire college fielded a women's track and field team for the first time this past season.And as a member of that squad, 2015 Saranac Lake High School graduate Selena Baillargeon took that ...

Tinman back for 34th year

TUPPER LAKE - As half-Ironman distance triathlons go, Tupper Lake's annual Tinman could be considered a small race in terms of numbers of participants. But when it comes to a triathlon with a storied history and variety, the event is tough to beat.Now known as the Toughman Tupper Lake Tinman ...

ICG rep likes what he sees

LAKE PLACID - The secretary general of the International Children's Games visited Lake Placid this week to talk about when, not if, this area could host the International Olympic Committee-sanctioned event for 12 to 15 year-olds.The ICG's Richard Smith toured almost all of the greater Lake ...