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Huskies work OT for title

LAKE PLACID - The host Huskies made the most of their only appearance on home ice this season, winning the junior championship of the 37th annual Northwood School Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Olympic Center.Competing in the tournament's top division, the Northwood juniors posted a 5-0 ...

Armstrong brings home title

NORTH CREEK - Gabby Armstrong outskied a field of 72 racers to win the girls race and Ethan Wood placed third in the boys race as the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake cross-country ski teams travled to the Gore Mountain Ski Bowl to compete in the Queensbury Invitational.Armstrong, a junior at Lake ...

Biathlon relay takes sixth

Local biathletes Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke teamed up with Leif Nordren and Sean Doherty on Friday to capture sixth place in the 4x7.5-kilometer World Cup biathlon relay race in Ruhpolding, Germany.The U.S. team battled snowy conditions to finish in 1 hour, 19 minutes, 36.1 seconds, using ...

Greubel Poser and Gibbs continue medal streak with bronze

PARK CITY, UTAH - Jamie Greubel Poser continued her medal streak Friday after claiming a bronze medal in Park City's women's bobsled World Cup race with Lauren Gibbs.Greubel Poser, of Newtown, Pennsylvania, has won two gold medals and three bronze medals in the first five World Cup races this ...

Uhlaender becomes first American to win ICC tour title

KOENIGSSEE, Germany - Katie Uhlaender clinched the Intercontinental Cup tour championship on the Koenigssee track Friday morning by a margin of 40 points, becoming the first American athlete to win the crown.Uhlaender finished in fifth and seventh in the ICC finale, and held on to her overall ...

Izzo part of winning relay team

Jesse Izzo, of Lake Placid, was part of the gold-medal winning cross-country skiing mixed relay team Friday on the last day of the International Children's Games in Innsbruck, Austria.Izzo, who placed fourth in an individual sprint race on Thursday, teamed up with athletes from Germany, ...

Northwood Invitational in full swing

LAKE PLACID - Three days of action kicked off Friday at the Olympic Center in the 37th annual Northwood School Invitational Hockey Tournament.The host Huskies have five teams participating in the event that features four different conferences.The Northwood juniors began Ferrier Conference play ...

Blue Bombers finish strong

LAKE PLACID - In a game that had plenty of twists and turns during a wild fourth quarter, the Lake Placid boys basketball team eked out a 47-45 victory over Keene in a Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference matchup Thursday.After seeing a two-point lead at the end of the third turn into an ...

SL, LP duke it out at Van Ho

LAKE PLACID - Despite a lack of snow, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid battled each other Thursday afternoon in their bi-weekly cross-country skiing races at Mount Van Hoevenberg. But with more than 50 kids taking part in the races, there is no lack of competition.The two schools are the only ones ...

Izzo skis to fourth place at Innsbruck Games

Jesse Izzo of Lake Placid had a strong showing on the cross-country skiing course Thursday at the International Children's Games in Innsbruck, Austria.Izzo advanced to the A finals of the .8-kilometer competition after placing second in the qualification race and first in both the quarterfinal ...

Cook suffers rough day at the shooting range

Annelies Cook, of Saranac Lake, had an off day on the shooting range Thursday in the 15-kilometer World Cup biathlon individual race in Ruhpolding, Germany.Cook missed eight shots and finished with a time of 50 minutes, 19.6 seconds, which was good for 88th place.Dorothea Wierer of Italy won ...

Sentinels shoot down Red Storm

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake boys basketball team got off to one of its best starts of the season on Wednesday when it hosted Ticonderoga. But once the Sentinels got red hot from long range, the Red Storm could find no way to put out the fire.Fueled by 11 three-pointers, Ticonderoga rallied ...

Lake Placid girls get back on winning track

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid girls basketball team surged in the fourth quarter to erase a four-point deficit and secure a 51-35 victory over Willsboro on Wednesday night.The Blue Bombers outscored Willsboro 13-4 in the final quarter to lock up the win and improve to 7-5 overall on the ...

Team Lake Placid in action

INNSBRUCK, Austria - Inez Burkhard led Team Lake Placid on the first day of the International Children's Games, taking a bronze medal in the girls giant slalom ski race.The 14-year-old from Canandaigua was one of 75 girls competing Wednesday at the Axamer Lizum alpine ski venue, and she ...

Strong shooting carries Bailey in Germany

Hitting 19 of 20 targets and skiing through the heavy snow Wednesday, Lowell Bailey finished 14th among the 104-man field in the grueling men's 20-kilometer individual biathlon race as the BMW IBU World Cup 5 got underway in Ruhpolding, Germany.The strong finish moved the Lake Placid native up ...

Cougars topple depleted SL

SARANAC LAKE - At least for now, the Saranac Lake boys hockey team has to do the best it can with what it has when it comes to depth, and recently, it hasn't been very much.On Tuesday, the numbers game in part doomed the Red Storm again in a 4-3 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference loss to ...

Fast-starting Plattsburgh stymies Red Storm girls

SARANAC LAKE - The Plattsburgh girls got off to a fast start and never looked back to blank Saranac Lake 5-0 in Tuesday's Northern Hockey League game on Red Storm ice at the Civic Center.The Hornets netted three goals in the first period and added a goal apiece in the second and third stanzas ...

Lions pull away from Bombers

ELIZABETHTOWN - The Elizabethtown-Lewis boys basketball team used a big fourth quarter to pull away from Lake Placid in a 52-39 victory Tuesday night.The Blue Bombers limited the Lions to just two points in the third quarter, but were overwhelmed in the fourth. Elizabethtown outscored Lake ...

Hovey tradition continues

WILMINGTON - Whiteface Mountain and the New York Ski Educational Foundation hosted the 53rd annual Hovey Memorial giant slalom races Saturday.By race time, temperatures were in the mid-30s. What started as a firm race track during the morning runs, quickly became much softer, faster and less ...

Team Lake Placid skier wins bronze at Children’s Games (update)

INNSBRUCK, Austria - Inez Burkhard led Team Lake Placid on day one of the International Children's Games, taking a bronze medal in the girls giant slalom ski race.The 14-year-old from Canandaigua was one of 75 girls competing Wednesday at the Axamer Lizum alpine ski venue, and she finished just ...