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Weibrecht takes fifth in Norway

Two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht turned in another strong performance Sunday with a fifth-place finish in the World Cup super-G race in Kvitfjell, Norway.The Lake Placid native now sits in the fifth position in the overall World Cup standings, 91 points behind the leader, Aleksander ...

Bailey shoots his way into 10th place

Lake Placid native Lowell Bailey closed out the biathlon world championships on a high note Sunday, capturing 10th place in the 15-kilometer mass start in Oslo, Norway.Racing with the leaders, and even taking over the lead as the field approached the final shooting stage, Bailey hit his first ...

Bombers fall to state champs

BUFFALO - In what turned out to be the final game of the season for Lake Placid's hockey team, the Blue Bombers ran into the type of speed and talent that they hadn't come close to seeing in what ended up being a pretty successful 24-game run this winter.On Saturday in the semifinal round of ...

Pro teams take ice in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Thunder professional hockey team fell to the Reading Royals in the first-ever regular-season professional hockey game played in Lake Placid Sunday night.The game drew more than 1,500 people to the Herb Brooks Arena for the neutral site match in which the Thunder ...

Cook announces retirement

Saranac Lake's Annelies Cook skied in the final World Cup biathlon event of her career Friday, helping the United States team to a 13th-place finish in the 4x6-kilometer race of the IBU World Championships in Oslo, Norway.Fasterskier.com reported that Cook had announced her retirement within 24 ...

Lake Placid overwhelmed in state semifinals

BUFFALO -- In what turned out to be the final game of the hockey season for Lake Placid, the Blue Bombers ran into the type of talent they hadn't come close to during the 24 games they ended up playingOn Saturday in the semifinal round of the state Division II final four, Section VI champion ...

Bombers bound for Buffalo

LAKE PLACID - To say it's been an exciting week for the Lake Placid boys hockey team could definitely be considered an understatement. But what the Blue Bombers really want to do is turn a thrilling week into a very successful one.The Blue Bombers will take their first step toward that goal ...

Bailey shoots his way to 15th place

Lowell Bailey had a strong day on the shooting range Thursday to lock up a 15th-place finish in the 20-kilometer individual race of the biathlon world championships in Oslo, Norway.It was Bailey's best career performance in a world championships event. His previous best effort came with a ...

Kilbourne-Hill steps down

LAKE PLACID - Andrea Kilbourne-Hill has played a monumental role in helping build a strong girls hockey program at the Northwood School. This weekend, the 2002 Olympic silver medalist hopes to end her coaching run at the Lake Placid prep school on a winning note.After spending eight seasons ...

Championships fly into town

LAKE PLACID - The U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association kicked off its five-day national championships Tuesday with a snowboard and freeski rail jam, women's alpine giant slalom and a 7.5-kilometer classic nordic race.The Olympic Regional Development Authority is serving as host for all ...

Lake Placid Soccer Centre celebrates 40 years of fun and education

LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid Soccer Centre is celebrating its 40th anniversary of summer youth soccer camps Thursday, Aug. 11, and is starting a search for all former overnight and day campers."We will organize and operate three weeks of soccer camps," said Michael McGlynn, one of two ...

Arndt and Gustafson dominate

LAKE PLACID - The cream not only rose to the top over the weekend in Lake Placid, but it stayed there as Jonny Gustafson and Brittney Arndt completed their domination of the Norton Junior National Championships and seeding races Sunday.Silver and bronze medalists also mirrored Saturday's first ...

Team USA wins three medals in Park City NAC

PARK CITY, Utah - Team USA won three medals last weekend in the North American Cup skeleton races. Veronica Day reached the podium for the third and fourth time this season with a pair of bronze medals, while Andrew Blaser claimed the silver medal in the second men's competition.Day, who won ...

On the Iditarod trail

SARANAC LAKE - "Awwwwwwww."That's the sound nearly 20 second-graders made as Peter Reuter put pictures of his dogs up on the screen Monday afternoon. From lounging on deck chairs to sleeping on hay while covered in blankets, the kids in Jen Rondeau's class loved seeing Reuter's dogs.But then ...

Lake Placid beats Queensbury 2-1 in OT thriller to reach state semifinal

GLENS FALLS - All season long, Chris Williams has been burying pucks and setting up goals for the Lake Placid hockey team.And the senior captain netted the biggest goal of his life when the Blue Bombers needed it the most, sending home the game-winner to lift his team to a 2-1 overtime victory ...

Dunklee places 10th, Burke 17th at biathlon worlds

OSLO, Norway - Susan Dunklee of Barton, Vermont exemplified grit and determination in finishing 10th in the women's 10-kilometer pursuit on Sunday at the International Biathlon Union World Championships in Oslo. It was her best-ever finish in the pursuit at a world championships and comes a ...

Leichty, Mattilio win national snowshoe titles

A contingent of 15 Paul Smith's College snowshoe team members traveled to Ogden, Utah last week, and two Bobcats returned home as national champions.The PSC snowshoers, known as the Striders, competed Saturday and Sunday in the United States Snowshoe National Championships, and Matt Leichty and ...

Lake Placid beats Queensbury in OT to reach final four

GLENS FALLS - When the Lake Placid hockey team needed to rely on its captain the most, Chris Williams couldn't have come through in a bigger way.Williams, a senior, buried the biggest goal of his career Saturday, scoring in overtime to give Lake Placid a 2-1 victory over Queensbury in a ...