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Vt. hosts U.S. Biathlon rollerski championships rollerski championships

JERICHO, Vermont — More than 80 athletes will compete today and Sunday in the U.S. Biathlon Summer Rollerski Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho. The national championships are the first in a series of competitions that will determine who gets a spot on this year’s ...

Modified coach Kyle Mochol shows flag-football age participants proper stance during Tuesday’s football camp at the Saranac Lake High School football practice field.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Football players ready for action

SARANAC LAKE — The sight of youngsters and high school age student-athletes running around together on the practice field and responding to coaches’ whistles Tuesday evening can only mean one thing: Football season in the North Country is just around the corner. Coaches and players ...

Eric Kreckel, from Morrisonville, races against the clock during the West-Woodward Memorial time trials on Sunday in Upper Jay.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Cyclists tested in state time trials

UPPER JAY — When people think of a bike race, it’s usually rider pitted against rider. But on Sunday, nearly 100 bicyclists gathered in Upper Jay to take on their biggest challenger: themselves. The West-Woodward Memorial time trial took place on Sunday, with the winners crowned as New ...

Toronto triathlete tears up Mini-Tri

LAKE PLACID — Evert Lamb of Toronto barnstormed into the High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Triathlon on Monday and put down a spectacular time of 56 minutes, 49 seconds as the first finisher of the night. Ryan Tober of Malone wasn’t far behind with a 57:08 and Jason Amoriell of Peru placed third ...

Colorado woman attempting 100-mile Lake Champlain swim

FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A marathon swimmer from Colorado is trying to swim 100 miles on Lake Champlain without stopping. Thirty-five-year-old Sarah Thomas of Conifer, Colorado, began the swim around 8 a.m. Monday near Rouses Point. She swam down the lake and swam around an island near ...

High school athletes not being fully protected

NEW YORK — A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat stroke. More than 7.8 million high school ...

Team Adirondack River Outfitters, who went on to win the competition, carries a fully inflated raft toward the tie-down area of the third annual Guide Olympics Monday afternoon.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Guides square off for bragging rights

NORTH CREEK — About 40 river guides who are usually competing for customers spent Monday squaring off against each other in a skills competition at the Ski Bowl in North Creek. The third annual Guide Olympics took place under mostly cloudy skies, but with a thick sense of competition ...

The Biesemeyer’s Adirondack Building and Contracting team of, from left, Dick Nye, David Nye, David LeClair and Bob Biesemeyer were the Flight One winners of the Adirondack Health Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, July 21.
(Photo provided)

Sun shines on Adirondack Health golf tourney

LAKE PLACID — Under blue skies on a perfect summer day, the 22nd annual Adirondack Health Foundation Golf Tournament raised $32,000 for the Future of Care Campaign on Friday, July 21 at the Lake Placid Club. The Future of Care Campaign was launched to raise $12 million toward the cost to ...

While a teammate applies defensive pressure, Burning Orange goalie Dom Lamolinara gets set to make a save on a shot by a GMH opponent during the first half of Sunday’s men’s 18-and-over gold championship game in the 28th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament. Burning Orange won 8-6 in the final match of the tournament.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Orange regain Summit title

LAKE PLACID — Earlier last week, co-director Kevin Leveille described the thousands of players, friends and fans who came to the 28th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament as a big family. And a good chunk of that group — those involved with the Syracuse University ...

Kids featured in Fun Run races

SARANAC LAKE — A large group of runners of all ages turned out for the Saranac Lake Fun Runs on Thursday in Riverside Park. The children’s quarter-mile race was the most popular distance of the night with 33 runners crossing the finish line. The adults took on the “Flatlander” ...

Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue are slated to perform in tonight’s Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.
(Photo courtesy of Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue)

Medal-winning dance team highlights Ice Show

LAKE PLACID — The summer skating series continues tonight in the 1932 Rink Jack Shea Arena with the Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center. The ice dance team of Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue headline the skating show. Hubbell and Donohue, who train in Montreal, Quebec, ...

Players from the FCA National High School team and 3rd National battle for possession during Tuesday’s boys scholastic Gold division game at the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Is lax at the max?

LAKE PLACID — Shortly after noon on Monday, the first day of the Lake Placid Summit Classic, North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi walked into the administrative offices of Summit Lacrosse Ventures at the rear of the athletic fields his town developed specifically for the annual ...

Members of the Lawless family, from the left, Cassie, Ellie and Bethany pose with members of USA Luge who were on hand to greet visitors Thursday afternoon at the Olympic Museum. Athletes, from the left, are coach and two-time Olympic medalist Mark Grimmette, Erin Hamlin, 1998 Olympic medalist Gordy Sheer, Jayson Terdiman and Chris Mazdzer. The Lawless family was in Lake Placid on vacation from their home in Peoria, Illinois.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

USA Luge eyeing Olympic season

LAKE PLACID — First it was the alpine skiers, then biathletes, and finally, luge athletes were on hand to meet and talk with the public. On Thursday at the Olympic Museum in Lake Placid, the month-long Meet an Olympian series wrapped up with an appearance by members of USA Luge who are ...

Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service EMT Mellissa "Missy" Furnia, center, receives the MVP of the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament Thursday evening from Summit Lacrosse Ventures CEO Ashley Gersuk and George Leveille, co-founder of the Lake Placid Summit Classic. On Wednesday, Furnia saved the life of a lacrosse player who was having a heart attack. (Photo provided — Casey Vock for Summit Lacrosse Ventures)

Lacrosse life saver

John Sussingham, a lacrosse player for Ohio Wesleyan’s alumni team, suffered a heart attack around 5 p.m. Wednesday during a game in the Lake Placid Summit Classic — but with the help of trainers and emergency medical technicians, he is alive and in stable condition. “I’m feeling ...

Relay teams abound as Mini-Tris continue

LAKE PLACID — The High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Triathlon races attracted a large group of participants competing in the team relay divisions Monday, July 24. In its 34th year, the Mini-Tri course consists of a 400-yard swim, followed by a 12-mile bike and a 3-mile run. Participants can compete ...