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Opening night

LAKE PLACID — Several local sports teams wrapped up their fall seasons in the last couple of weeks, but with snow building on the ground the winter sports season has officially begun with the first hockey game taking place in the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center. The combined Saranac Lake ...

Life savers

LAKE PLACID — After finishing the 1.2-mile swim and 56-mile bike sections of the Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 9, a 38-year-old fitness trainer from Portugal was almost finished with the 13.1-mile run on Mirror Lake Drive when he collapsed of a cardiac arrest. ...

Cold turkey: Hundreds run in zero-degree Turkey Trot

SARANAC LAKE — On a crisp, zero-degree Thanksgiving morning, hundreds made their way to Bitters & Bones for the fourth annual Turkey Trot 5K. Registration fees and donations, as well as money made from the live auction after the race, went to the Saranac Lake Interfaith Food Pantry ...

Canton slips past SLP in opener

LAKE PLACID — After holding its own early on, the joint Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team dropped a 2-1 loss to Canton in its season opener Tuesday at the 1932 Olympic rink in Lake Placid. SLP dominated the first period despite the Golden Bears skating prowess. The home team ...

World Cup luge season kicks off in Austria

IGLS, Austria — Nine months after Erin Hamlin carried the American flag into the Pyeongchang Opening Ceremony, followed by Chris Mazdzer’s Olympic silver medal two nights later, USA Luge is ready to begin the four-year run-up to Beijing 2022. That start takes place with the Viessmann ...

Running down a dream

SARANAC LAKE — Nine years ago, Sue Homa ran a 5-kilometer fun run. That didn’t seem like much, but less than a decade later she finished one of the largest marathons in the world, crossing the finish line in a race with more than 50,000 other people. Homa, who lives in Lake Clear with ...

Lake Placid board OKs more Children’s Games requests

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees approved an additional event for the International Children’s Games in January at Monday night’s board meetings. The ICG is a winter sports competition from Jan. 6 to the 11 where about 460 student athletes ages 12-15 from around ...

NAC is back in Lake Placid

  LAKE PLACID — Ahead of February’s IBSF World Cup bobsled and skeleton race, the North American Cup bobsled and skeleton circuit makes its annual stop to Lake Placid’s Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex track. The week-long event, Nov. 27 through Dec .3, is expected to ...

Freestylers prep for new season

PARK CITY, Utah — The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s moguls and aerials rosters have officially been named for the 2018-19 competition season. Twenty-nine athletes will represent the United States across national and international competitions, including the 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle ...

Banner day for Saranac Lake on Long Island

The Saranac Lake boys ran away with the Class C state team title last week at the NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, Long Island. The state championship team was made up of James Catania (ninth overall), Anderson Gray (12th), Peter Fogarty ...

Biesemeyer, Decker return to US Ski Team

PARK CITY, Utah (November 16, 2018) – After a productive final prep period camp featuring sunshine, blue skies, “hero snow” and many very early, cold mornings at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain the last couple of weeks, U.S. Ski & Snowboard has officially ...

Fed meet canceled by snow

The Saranac Lake boys cross-country running team, along with a couple of runners from Lake Placid, had their seasons end due to the snow Friday as the Federation meet was canceled and won’t be rescheduled. The Federation meet combines the best runners from all classes of public, private ...

USA Luge suits up for season

LAKE PLACID — With the new quadrennial cycle underway, USA Luge has commissioned Saranac Lake graphic artist Derek Lavoie to design the team’s race suits for the charge toward the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. The new design features a white-to-dark blue-gradient fade on ...

‘All the venues are ready’

LAKE PLACID — With the Winter International Children’s Games less than two months away, a technical commission group from the governing body visited the village Wednesday to inspect venues and lodging accommodations. The ICG is a International Olympic Committee-sanctioned competition ...

Bobcats race to PRs at nationals

PAUL SMITHS — Two Paul Smith’s College runners set personal records at the USCAA National Championships last Friday, and with just one senior on the team, the Bobcats look strong going forward. In the women’s 6-kilometer race, senior captain Tessa White paced Paul Smith’s with a ...

Chazy stands alone as state champs

MIDDLETOWN — Last season, Chazy and Mount Academy were declared NYSPHSAA Class D boys soccer co-champions. This season, Chazy made sure to be the only champion. Chazy defeated Section IX’s Mount Academy, 3-0, to capture its ninth state title in program history. Riley Hansen ...

Gauthier, Carder lead North Country to romp

CANANDAIGUA — Bailee Gauthier poured in a game-high 32 points to lead the North Country Community College women’s basketball team to a 98-65 victory over Finger Lakes Sunday. Kayla Carder tallied 20 points for the Saints. “The Saints opened the first quarter with a 27-point lead ...

‘We did it together’

Out of all the Class C public schools in the state, none had higher expectations placed upon them than Saranac Lake going into Saturday’s NYSPHSAA cross country championships. And the boys lived up to those expectations by capturing the school’s first state championship in 23 ...

Izzo leads the way for Blue Bombers

The Lake Placid boys and girls teams finished the NYSPHSAA cross country championships pretty much where they were projected to be as teams, but individual runners put up a couple of surprises. The Blue Bombers boys team was projected to place fifth in the field of 10 teams, and the boys ...