Local Sports

WPTZ to air stories from Children’s Games

LAKE PLACID — The 2019 Lake Placid International Children’s Winter Games happened at the start of January, but now audiences will have a chance to relive highlights from the events Saturday. The Emmy Award-winning Teen Kids News, a weekly 30-minute television program, will air the ...

Clarkson stars sign pro contracts

POTSDAM — In a move which was not a surprise, two of the Clarkson University men’s hockey team’s best players, forward Nico Sturm and goalie Jake Kielly, are leaving school a year early after signing contracts with National Hockey League teams Monday afternoon. Sturm, a German ...

Van Hoe upgrades to start this spring

LAKE PLACID — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget was finalized this week, and in it, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority received $80 million in public funds. ORDA has a large roster of venue improvements lined up for the next few years. The first big upgrade on the ...

SL throwers look for school records

SARANAC LAKE — Some of Saranac Lake’s school records in track and field have stood for years or even decades. However, a pair of student-athletes are gunning for records in the shot put and discus this year, even as one of the record holders coaches them. Senior Jonathan Hewitt and ...

Huskies 1-1 so far

LAKE PLACID — So far, the Northwood School junior team has a 1-1 record at the USA Hockey U18 Tier 1 National Championships being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are 16 teams competing in the tournament, with each squad playing three games in the opening round, which includes four ...

Bissonnette races to para-bob gold

LAKE PLACID — With just 13 racers competing in Lake Placid over the weekend, the 2019 IBSF Para Bobsled World Championships certainly didn’t feature a big field. But there’s little doubt that each athlete who competed has guts, determination, and perhaps most of all, loves the ...

State champion Northwood off to nationals

LAKE PLACID — When Chadd Cassidy took over as the head coach of the Northwood School junior boys hockey team four years ago, one of his main objectives was to gear the program toward giving his players something to shoot for at the end of the season. By cutting back the number of ...

PHOTOS: ECAC overtime thriller

LAKE PLACID — Saturday, March 23 was one great night for the Clarkson Golden Knights. It had been a dozen years since the Clarkson men’s hockey team last captured the ECAC postseason title, and that tough stretch came to an end at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid as the Golden Knights ...

USA Luge moves across town

LAKE PLACID — Almost three years after New York state promised to give USA Luge $5 million to help build a new start ramp in this town, construction is set to begin in April. That means vacating the luge team’s headquarters on Church Street and moving temporarily to the Mirror Lake ...

Rasmussen looks to continue winning ways in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Christ Rasmussen has had a pretty good World Cup season in para-bobsledding, earning multiple trips to the podium as the series made its way around the world this winter. And now, with the season wrapping up with the IBSF Para Sport World Championships in Lake Placid this ...

Jacobo feeds off adrenaline for para-bobsledding success

LAKE PLACID — Steven Jacobo is a self-described adrenaline junky, so hurtling himself down the bobsled track this weekend at Mount Van Hoevenberg doesn’t rattle the 28-year-old at all. Jacobo is a member of the USA Para-Bobsleigh team, and after reaching one podium during the World ...

Biathlon optimism

LAKE PLACID — Four-time Olympians Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke will soon be teammates again, but they are not the only things coming together for biathlon in the United States — and specifically for the sport in this village. New York state is sinking tens of millions of dollars in the ...

Synchro world championships coming to Lake Placid in 2020

LAKE PLACID — U.S. Figure Skating and the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority announced that the International Skating Union World Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 has been awarded to Lake Placid. The April 3-5, 2020 event marks the first time that the two-time ...

SL hoops future looks bright

Saranac Lake youth basketball players recently wrapped up their busy tournament seasons, with the fifth- and sixth-grade team and the seventh- and eighth-grade team enjoying success. Although “school basketball” ended in mid-February, most area basketball teams compete in a series of ...

Gilligan takes over Huskies girls hockey program

LAKE PLACID — Trevor Gilligan has been named the new head coach of the Northwood girls hockey team. “We are pleased to have Trevor make this professional change as he returns to the role of head coach, this time on the girls side,” Northwood Head of School Michael Maher said. ...