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Lake Placid officials praise inaugural youth lacrosse event

gainst a threatening sky that never produced rain, the inaugural Summit Lacrosse Youth Classic got underway at the Lake Placid Show Grounds on Monday, just outside the two-time Olympic village.In divisions that ranged from U9 to U15, 33 teams opened play that runs daily through Wednesday.The ...

Chapot triumphs on opening day

LAKE PLACID - The 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows opened their two-week stay in the Adirondacks Tuesday with a limited schedule that featured a win by Laura Chapot in the Sidelines 1.30-meter Speed Class.Chapot picked up right where she left off last year by riding Bradberry to victory over ...

It’s sink or swim for cardboard boaters in SL

SARANAC LAKE - The first ever Corrugated Cup Cardboard Boat race was a success, even if most of the boats sank before crossing the finish line.The event, which was held on Saturday morning at Lake Flower, saw about 10 boats made only of cardboard and duct tape hit the water as a fundraiser for ...

LaVairs top 5 at Devil’s Bowl

WEST HAVEN, Vt. Billy Lussier thrilled his hometown crowd at the half-mile Asphalt Track at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday, taking his first career victory in a wire-to-wire romp. Somewhat fittingly, the Fair Haven, Vermont, driver's milestone win came on "Hometown Heroes" Night presented ...

Farrell takes Tinman title on home course

TUPPER LAKE - When it comes to shining on a big-time stage in the triathlon world, Amy Farrell's accomplishments are quite impressive. Two years ago, she won her age group at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, and last summer, Farrell won the overall women's title racing in the Ironman ...

Baillargeon makes history at Plymouth

SARANAC LAKE - A new chapter in athletics history took place at Plymouth State University as the New Hampshire college fielded a women's track and field team for the first time this past season.And as a member of that squad, 2015 Saranac Lake High School graduate Selena Baillargeon took that ...

Tinman back for 34th year

TUPPER LAKE - As half-Ironman distance triathlons go, Tupper Lake's annual Tinman could be considered a small race in terms of numbers of participants. But when it comes to a triathlon with a storied history and variety, the event is tough to beat.Now known as the Toughman Tupper Lake Tinman ...

ICG rep likes what he sees

LAKE PLACID - The secretary general of the International Children's Games visited Lake Placid this week to talk about when, not if, this area could host the International Olympic Committee-sanctioned event for 12 to 15 year-olds.The ICG's Richard Smith toured almost all of the greater Lake ...

Swing away

Black Fly Softball League[TABULATED_DATA]---MondayZig Zags at Foul Line, ppd.Rusty Nail 15, Elks Lodge 6TuesdayBitters and Bones 17, Waterhole 2Foul Line 22, Romano's 21WednesdayZig Zags 14, Bitters and Bones 8Rusty Nail 23, Waterhole 8ThursdayRomano's at Labatt'sFridayElks Lodge at Labatt's

Mini-Tris kick off with heated battle for top spot

LAKE PLACID - A perfect evening with just a little bit of wind greeted competitors Monday as High Peaks Cyclery kicked off another season of weekly mini-triathlons in Lake Placid.The race featured a 400-yard swim in Mirror Lake followed by a 12-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run.Lake Placid's Ryan ...

Vaughn, teammates catch fire in Stringer tourney

RAY BROOK - It's probably impossible to play a perfect round of golf. But when it comes to putting together a team for a scramble competition, the foursome that won Saturday's ninth annual Larry Stringer Memorial Tournament was about as good a combination as it gets.Powered by long drives, ...

Tandem time in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE - If you see groups of tandem bikes with colorfully outfitted riders pedaling around the area this weekend, you can most likely thank Rich Shapiro and Lindy Ellis.For the seventh year in a row, the husband and wife are holding the Saranac Lake Tandem Rally while welcoming visitors ...

Saranac Lake village ‘stymied’ so far on fields at old landfill

SARANAC LAKE - You'd have to fill the Hotel Saranac with soil four times to get the amount of material an engineering firm says is needed to build one rugby field on the site of the village's former landfill.That's led to some head-scratching among village officials on their proposed ...

Skaters climb Olympic ladder

LAKE PLACID - With the school year nearly over, Esther Munoz and Fletcher Codd have big plans for the summer. Their objective is to continue working hard to prepare for what could be a big winter in the sport of speedskating.Munoz, 17, and the 16-year-old Codd were recently named to the United ...

Play ball

SARANAC LAKE - Competitors of all ages hurled baseballs Thursday at a plywood cutout of a batter set up in the middle of Main Street.The village hosted a pitching contest in front of the Hotel Saranac as part of "Play Ball Saranac Lake," the Walk of Fame induction ceremonies for a pair of ...

Library celebrates getting Leduc’s ski literature

SARANAC LAKE - The public is invited to a brief dedication ceremony for the Natalie Bombard Leduc Collection of books and periodicals on skiing in the Adirondack Research Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday.Leduc has spent her life as a skier: competing, teaching skiing to ...