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From the left: Age-group triathletes Derek Fitzgerald, Cynthia Steele and Shawn Booth, and pros Andy Potts, Paul Ambrose, T.J. Tollakson and Brent Mcmahon speak at the Olympic Speedskating Oval during Friday’s Ironman Lake Placid press conference.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Return of men’s pros should make Sunday exciting

LAKE PLACID — It’s been three years since the Ironman Lake Placid race has featured a men’s professional field. But on Sunday, the men’s pros are back to compete in the 19th annual Ironman Lake Placid. And judging by four of the pros who spoke at Friday’s press conference at the ...

Local first-timers take on the Ironman challenge

LAKE PLACID — The 19th annual Lake Placid Ironman triathlon will begin early Sunday morning with a dive into Mirror Lake that will be followed by a bicycle ride on, over and through the Adirondack mountains and a hilly run within the village. Those who sign up, do so knowing they will ...

Colin Delaney, left, and his father Brian enjoy an afternoon stroll through the Ironman village Thursday afternoon. Colin will be competing in Sunday’s race for the first time, while Brian looks to reach the finish line for the 19th time in Lake Placid.
(Enteprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Colin Delaney joins dad Brian in hometown Ironman

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s Brian Delaney isn’t ready to pass on his Ironman torch yet, but if that happens in the future, he may be handing it over to the youngest son Colin. On Saturday, Delaney, the owner of High Peaks Cyclery, will keep his streak of competing in every Ironman ...

Cyclists climb toward Adirondack Loj Road on state Route 73 during their first loop of the bike course last year in the Ironman Lake Placid.
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

Lake Placid Ironman a ‘well-oiled machine’ in 19th year

LAKE PLACID — As a three-year competitor in the early 2000s and now the race director for the sixth straight season, Greg Borzilleri knows all the ins and outs of the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, and he described North America’s most popular Ironman race as an event that can almost ...

Amy Farrell slaps hands with her daughter Ruby after transitioning to the marathon run during the Ironman Lake Placid race in 2015. Farrell was the first woman to cross the finish line in the event that year.
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

Back on home turf

TUPPER LAKE — If anyone could be considered a legend on the local triathlon front, Amy Farrell has to be pretty close. On Sunday, the Tupper Lake triathlete will not only attempt to defend the women’s overall title she captured in 2015 at the Ironman Lake Placid, she’ll be looking ...

Youngsters leave the start line on a rainy evening on June 29 to begin the first Saranac Lake Fun Run of the summer. The weather kept turnout low that night, but the next two Thursday night events saw crowded fields.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Fun Run series marches ahead

SARANAC LAKE — Week 3 of the Saranac Lake Fun Run Series is in the books after runners of all ages took on a variety of distances Thursday from Riverside Park. The kids kicked things off with 28 runners covering the quarter-mile course. Half-milers and milers were next as 19 completed ...

Lake Placid's Jesse Izzo, third from left, and Anya Morgan, second from right, stand on a podium after a nordic skiing race at the International Children's Games in January 2016 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo provided)

Lake Placid lands Children’s Games, bobsled-skeleton World Championship

Lake Placid will host the International Children’s Games in 2019 and the Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships in 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday. Cuomo announced the news at the Adirondack Summer Challenge rafting trip in Indian Lake, and then tucked a written announcement at ...

Shawn Allen scales the climbing wall during Saturday’s Warrior Run in Tupper Lake. He joined three friends as members of the Turtle Running Team that competed with the motto “We’re slow as shell.”
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Schofield reigns as top Warrior runner

TUPPER LAKE — Susan Schofield and Myckael Colon slogged, scaled and sprinted their way to victories Saturday in the sixth annual Tupper Lake Warrior Run. After being held at the Big Tupper Ski Area for the past five years, the event was held on a new course this time around. Although the ...

Chill fall in semis of own tourney

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Chill U16 ASA Softball Team’s pursuit of a second-straight Lake Placid Family Dental Invitational Tournament title fell short Sunday with an 8-4 loss to the eventual tourney runner-up Hudson Valley Vengance at the James Kordziel Athletic Complex. The ...

A youngster fires the ball into the net as coach Olaf Carlson and a group of might mites watch during a drill Wednesday morning at the Jim Kordziel athletic fields in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Summer sessions kick in

LAKE PLACID — Summer fun and summer learning. It’s that time of year again when the Lake Placid Soccer Centre hosts camps in Lake Placid, Canton and beyond. The Lake Placid Soccer Centre held its first camp in 1977 and has been going strong ever since as more than 70,000 young ...

Devin Ryan and his horse Eddie Blue pose for a photo after winning the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix on the final day of the Lake Placid Horse Shows on Sunday at the North Elba Show Grounds in Lake Placid.
(Provided photo — The Book LLC)

Horse shows wrap with exciting finish

LAKE PLACID — A win by Devin Ryan in the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix provided an exciting climax to the 48th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows on Sunday. After 12  of 27 entries qualified for the jump-off by riding fault-free over the 16-effort, first-round course ...

Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht smiles while Bethany Smith of Pennsylvania tries on his bronze and silver medals from the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics during her visit to the Olympic Museum on Thursday. Bethany, her brother Logan and parents Jennifer and Corey Smith were camping in the area on a vacation in the Northeast.

(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Weibrecht feeling strong going into Olympic year

LAKE PLACID — In an ideal world, every new season should bring hope and promise for good fortune and success. Especially if the previous year didn’t go very well. That’s the approach Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht is taking as he heads into a winter of alpine skiing that ...

Philadelphia  Eagles officer Jon Ferrari, right, and  Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau shake hands after unveiling a Saranac Lake Walk of Fame plaque for the team, which once trained in the village.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Eagles land on Walk of Fame

SARANAC LAKE — A plaque celebrating the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles was unveiled July 13 as the latest installation of the village’s downtown “Walk of Fame.” Located on the Grant Building on 43 Broadway, the plaque marks a three-year period when the franchise ...

Kyle Kavanagh, who organizes the annual James Person Memorial Coed Softball Tournament, holds a $5,660 check, given to scholarship winners, at the ballfield at the Tupper Lake Municipal Park.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Softball fundraiser reaches record high

TUPPER LAKE — Fundraising from a softball tournament reached a record $5,660 this year as family, friends and community members took part by playing and watching. The weekend-long James Person Memorial Coed Softball Tournament, in its fourth year, honors the life of James Person, who ...

Warrior Run competitors make their way across the muddy terrain at Big Tupper Ski Area in 2016. This year, the Warrior Run will be held at a property inside the village of Tupper Lake downtown. The race starts and ends at Raquette River Brewing, 11 Balsam St., Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Warrior Run is Saturday in Tupper

TUPPER LAKE — The wide trails are trimmed, and soon the walls and ropes of the Warrior Run will tower next to the trees. Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator Krit Lamere is helping with construction of the Warrior Run, which will be held Saturday on Doug and Sarah ...

Chill set to host competitive tourney

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Chill Softball Club will host the ninth annual Lake Placid Family Dental Invitational tournament Friday through Sunday. The competition will be tough as the teams coming in include the 2017 New York state 16-and-under B runner-up St. Lawrence Thunder, as well ...

Lake Placid’s Nick Politi walks around the third green at the Whiteface Club during Sunday’s J. Peter Martin Whiteface Open.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Politi prevails after playoff

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s Nick Politi did a little bit of waiting over the weekend as one of the 40 or so golfers who played in the annual J. Peter Martin Whiteface Open. Like the rest of the field, Politi first had to wait an extra day to play on the Whiteface Club’s 18-hole ...