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Chapot wins again

LAKE PLACID - Laura Chapot continued her hot riding, winning the $20,000 FarmVet 1.40-Meter Stake Class Friday at the I Love New York Horse Show. Chapot won the class on Out of Ireland, topping a field of 38 horses.Ten entries reached the jump-off by riding without penalty over the 15-jump ...

Old-school luge slides in

LAKE PLACID - At a May executive board meeting of the International Luge Federation (FIL) in Atlanta, the federation and USA Luge announced a joint initiative to further develop the sport of natural track luge in the United States.New York is where USA Luge will build a seasonal natural luge ...

“Reely” big fish

The Fourth of July weekend turned out to be a good one for hauling in big fish in the Adirondacks, especially when it came to the good fortune experienced by Kinderhook 15-year-old Andrew Barkley and Saranac Lake youngster Grace Lancto-Pratt, who both had memorable catches.

Chapot continues horse show hot streak

LAKE PLACID - Laura Chapot swept the top two places in the $30,000 Open Jumper Classic Thursday at the I Love New York Horse Show, the second of two weeks comprising the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC. Chapot won the class on ISHD Dual Star and placed ...

Second SL fun run in the books

SARANAC LAKE - Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour turned in the fastest finish time in the 3.8-mile distance in Thursday's Saranac Lake Fun Run.Cheney-Seymour completed the "Hilly Man" course in 24 minutes, 56 seconds, while Alexi Tumanov was the runner-up in 28:08. Jacob Alberga rounded out the top with ...

Placid’s Bjorn Kroes stands in seventh place

Lake Placid's Bjorn Kroes shot a four-over par 76 on Friday to stand in a tie for seventh-place in the two-day Northeastern New York Section Junior PGA championshi at the Town of Colonie Golf Course.Kroes, who will be a senior at Lake Placid High School, sits seven strokes behind the tournament ...

Planned $5M facility is ‘as big as it gets’ for USA Luge

LAKE PLACID - USA Luge officials hope to complete an unprecedented renovation and expansion of their facilities here in fewer than two years. If they get their way, the facility will physically connect with the U.S. Olympic Training Center."It's creating a state of the art complex for USA ...

Chapot always competitive in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - Laura Chapot has show jumping in her blood. Almost literally.But it's not just the number of horses Chapot has or championships she has captured - both her parents were Olympic show jumpers.Chapot has been in the area this week and last for the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows. ...

Tromp triumphs at horse show

LAKE PLACID - Mattias Tromp rode KM Whatever RV to victory in the $5,000 Lake Placid CVB 1.40m Open Stake Wednesday at the I Love New York Horse Show.Laura Chapot took an early lead in the class, riding Zealous fault-free over the nine-jump power portion of the course, and then turning in a ...

Colvin rides Chanel B 2 to victory

LAKE PLACID - The I Love New York Horse Show, the second of two weeks comprising the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC, opened Tuesday with a limited schedule that featured a win by Tori Colvin on Chanel B 2 in the $1,200 Adirondack 4 Seasons Guide ...

LP’s Lussi to intern at Rio Olympics

LAKE PLACID - As a life-long resident of Lake Placid, Miles Lussi has always been a fan of sports that are included in the Winter Olympics. In fact, Lussi, who turned 19 on Wednesday, found himself on a path toward a possible run at competing as a winter Olympian someday as one of the top young ...

Driver dies at Devil’s Bowl

WEST HAVEN, Vt. -Devil's Bowl Speedway management is saddened to confirm the loss of one of its stock car racing family members, driver Ron Casey.Casey, 61, of Manchester Center, Vermont, was competing in a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Sportsman Modified race on the 3/10-mile dirt track at ...

Babington rides Shorapur to historic win

LAKE PLACID - For the first time in 17 years, a winner was decided at the Lake Placid Horse Show's feature competition without a jump-off.On Sunday in the North Elba Show Grounds grand prix ring, Ireland's Kevin Babington and his horse Shorapur were the only combination to put down a clean ride ...

First Saranac Lake fun run draws 45

SARANAC LAKE - A field of 45 participated in Saranac Lake's first fun run of the season on Thursday evening.The fun runs, which are held each Thursday for 10 weeks during the summer include both children's and adult distances.This week's longest run covered a 4.3-mile course, and Joe Garso ...

Hughes wins jumper classic

LAKE PLACID - Michael Hughes rode Sans Soucis Z to victory in the $30,000 Lake Placid Open Jumper Classic Friday at the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC.In the first round, 15 of 35 entries rode fault-free over the 15-jump course designed by Olaf Petersen, ...

Birdsall victorious, Jackson claims junior title

LAKE PLACID - Victoria Birdsall rode Luxina to victory in the $1,500 Hampton Inn 1.35-meter Jumper Class Thursday at the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC. The horse show also crowned some hunter champions with Grace Jackson earning the Grand Junior Hunter ...

400 skaters compete in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - More than 400 skaters competed June 23-26 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid at the annual Lake Placid Figure Skating Championships.Competitors from beginner level to senior participated in various events including free skating and moves in the field, and the competition took ...

It’s kids week with Summit tourney in full swing

LAKE PLACID - The first Youth Summit Classic is wrapping up today in Lake Placid, and the lacrosse tournament for youth boys has so far been a success."We have 33 teams here," tournament organizer George Leveille said Tuesday afternoon. "We've got a big group from Connecticut, one group from ...