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US duo in position for worlds title

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KOENIGSSEE, Germany — Elana Meyers Taylor is on pace to claim her second career World Championship title after leading the first day of the 2017 women’s bobsled competition Friday by 0.02 seconds with Kehri Jones. Olympic bronze medal teammates Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans ...

Dahlmeier leads Germany to relay gold

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HOCHFILZEN, Austria (AP) — Laura Dahlmeier led Germany to the title in the women’s 4x6-kilometer relay on Friday, becoming the first biathlete to win a medal in 10 straight world championship races. In difficult, snowy conditions, Vanessa Hinz, Maren Hammerschmidt, Franziska Hildebrandt ...

Lowell Bailey ends US drought with gold medal

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  Lake Placid resident Lowell Bailey put an emphatic end to the United States medal drought at the IBU World Championships on Thursday by winning the grueling 20-kilometer race in Hochfilzen, Austria. The 35-year-old Bailey, a three-time Olympian on his way to a fourth ...

Lake Placid leads the way to nordic states

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LAKE PLACID — While fat snowflakes fell, local skiers raced to determine who would represent area schools at this year’s NYSPHSAA nordic championships in South Bristol in two weeks. Beginning with a mass start at Mount Van Hoevenberg, nearly 40 racers vied for spots at the ...

Lowell Bailey’s father credits hard work, Adirondacks for win

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Lowell Bailey’s father George says only those closest to his son know the depth of his commitment to biathlon training, especially after he decided not to retire last year. “There’s probably only a handful of people who know how hard he’s worked to come to this moment,” George ...

Former coach overwhelmed by Lowell Bailey’s victory

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People in and around Lowell Bailey’s hometown of Lake Placid have seen him come close to being the best in the world over and over again in more than 20 years of international biathlon competition. To see him have a “perfect race,” as a former coach put it, and win a World Championship ...

Indian snowshoers will get visas for next week

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SARANAC LAKE — Two Indian snowshoers will be able to travel here next week to compete in the World Snowshoe Championships. U.S. immigration officials reportedly approved visas for Abid Khan and Tanveer Hussain today, just over two weeks after they initially rejected their visa ...

Hirscher walks away with giant slalom title

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — After an incident involving a military airplane delayed the race, Marcel Hirscher won the giant slalom title Friday at the world ski championships. The decisive second run was pushed back 30 minutes after a monoplane in a Swiss Air Force formation display ...

Early look at Pyeongchang

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With the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics now less than a year away, USA Luge athletes are currently in South Korea getting familiar with the world’s newest sliding track. At the same time, they just might be discovering how their lives might be next February when they go for the gold in the ...

Former coach overwhelmed by Bailey’s biathlon win

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People in and around Lowell Bailey’s hometown of Lake Placid have seen him come close to being the best in the world over and over again in more than 20 years of international biathlon competition. To see him have a “perfect race,” as a former coach put it, and win a World Championship ...

Bailey’s father credits hard work, Adirondacks for win

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Lowell Bailey’s father George says only those closest to his son know the depth of his commitment to biathlon training, especially after he decided not to retire last year. “There’s probably only a handful of people who know how hard he’s worked to come to this moment,” ...

Day 1 of sectionals in the books

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SARANAC LAKE — Under the sparse light of Dewey Mountain, two local schools raced to determine who would represent them at the NYSPHSAA nordic ski championships later this month. On Tuesday night, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid skiers took to the trails of Dewey Mountain to compete in the ...

3 world events in 5 years?

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LAKE PLACID — Business leaders and elected officials from this village and the Adirondack area say they want to bring three major international winter sporting events here over a five-year span to boost the region’s economy, international profile and winter sports facilities: the 2019 ...

Dunklee locks up Olympic team spot

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HOCHFILZEN, Austria — Susan Dunklee, of Barton, Vermont, raced to an impressive sixth place in Wednesday’s women’s 15-kilometer individual event at the IBU World Championships in Hochfilzen, and in the process secured a berth on the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team. Dunklee hit 18 of 20 ...

Lake Placid closes in on hockey title

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LAKE PLACID — Kamm Cassidy took care of business in the defensive end, and the rest of his Lake Placid hockey teammates did enough in front of their senior goaltender to lead the Blue Bombers to big win with the playoffs looming. On Tuesday at the Olympic Center, Cassidy made 21 ...

Skiers begin march to states

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid downhill ski teams gathered at Mount Pisgah Tuesday afternoon for the first of two events that will determine which skiers represent local schools at the NYSPHSAA alpine championships. On freshly fallen snow, 15 skiers from three schools ...

Bombers surge past Chazy

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys basketball team used a huge third quarter to take command of what became a 57-41 victory over Chazy on Tuesday night. The Blue Bombers led much of the way, taking a 17-6 lead after the first quarter and a 31-21 advantage into the locker room at halftime. ...