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US team brings high hopes into World Cup opener

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LAKE PLACID — The scene following just about every World Cup women’s bobsled race last season looked something like this: Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser on the podium, both American women celebrating yet another medal as they waved a bouquet of flowers into the frosty ...

Skater to be 1st indigenous Aussie Winter Olympian

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SYDNEY — Figure skater Harley Windsor is set to be the first indigenous Australian to compete in the Winter Olympics after being selected for next year’s Pyeongchang Games, just a little over a decade after he stumbled into a sport he knew nothing about. Windsor and Russian-born ...

4 more Russian skiers banned for doping

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MOSCOW (AP) — Four more Russian cross-country skiers were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, including silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin. The Russian Cross-Country Ski Federation said the four have been disqualified by the International Olympic Committee and ...

From left, Summer Britcher, Tucker West, Jayson Terdiman and Matt Mortensen react after claiming the bronze medal in last year’s World Cup luge team relay at Mount Van Hoevenberg, outside of Lake Placid. 
(Enterprise file photo — Justin A. Levine)

US Luge hands out annual awards

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LAKE PLACID — At its recent annual meetings of the United States Luge Association Board of Directors and ensuing Assembly, yearly awards were issued for the 2016-2017 competitive season. The following athletes were duly highlighted for their performances last winter. Tucker West was ...

Cadyville pilot opens NAC season with 4 medals

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WHISTLER, British Columbia — Pilot Hunter Church, along with his crew of Hakeem Abdul Saboor, rookie Josh Williamson and Lou Moreira, began the 2017-2018 season on a high note last weekend in Whistler by collecting a gold, a silver and two bronze medals in North American Cup ...

O’Shea, Crumpton collect top 10 finishes

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WHISTLER, British Columbia — Annie O’Shea and Nathan Crumpton combined for three top-10 finishes in the opening races of the Intercontinental Cup tour in Whistler, Canada last weekend. O’Shea finished fourth and seventh in the women’s competitions, while Crumpton took ninth and 11th ...

Tom Kilroy
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Kilroy sweeps to five victories

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SARANAC LAKE — Tom Kilroy of Saranac Lake made it a clean sweep, winning all five of his swimming events Oct. 28 at the ninth annual Short Course Meters Meet in White River Jct., Vermont. Competing in the 75- to 79-year-old age group, Kilroy also posted new meet records at all five ...

Lake Placid’s Graci Dab plays the ball over the net while flanked by teammates, from left, Laurel Miller, Kaleigh McKillip and Jasmine Zhang.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Lake Placid falls short in final

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BEEKMANTOWN — The Lake Placid volleyball team came up short in an effort to add another notch to a run of four straight Section VII, Class D volleyball titles after a loss to Northern Adirondack on Saturday in Beekmantown. As the lone two Class D teams in the Champlain Valley Athletic ...

World Cup luge team finalized

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The USA Luge doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman and singles racer Tucker West, all members of the 2014 Sochi Olympic team, won their respective divisions for the second consecutive race as the Norton seeding series ended Sunday morning in ...

USA Skeleton collects six medals in NAC opener

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WHISTLER, British Columbia — USA Skeleton got off to a strong start on the North American Cup in Whistler over the weekend, medaling five times in four races to kick off the 2017-2018 season. Kelly Curtis won the first American gold medal of the young season while teammates Austin ...

Saranac Lake players Madie Gay, Katie Gay and Nora Glover are overcome with emotion after their squad knocked off top-seeded Saranac Central Saturday in Beekmantown to win the first Section VII, Class C title in the history of Saranac Lake volleyball.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Storm shocker

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BEEKMANTOWN — Exciting, intense, shocking and historic. That’s how Saturday unfolded for the Saranac Lake volleyball team as it won its first-ever Section VII title. In the Class C final at Beekmantown, the Red Storm took down the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference’s ...

Tyler Hinckley connects for the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday in the NYSPHSAA Class C regional final against Maple Hill at Colonie High School.
(Photo — Alicia Brandes)

Bombers continue surprise run

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LAKE PLACID — An amazing season and an improbable run continues. On Saturday, the Lake Placid boys soccer team did again as it took down another favored opponent in a magical postseason run to reach the state final four. Facing Section II champion Maple Hill in a state Class C ...

Saranac Lake junior Anderson Gray, left, runs just behind Saranac’s Andrew LePage as Scott Schulz of Lake Placid and Caleb Moore of Seton Catholic maintain the lead pack during Friday’s Section VII championship race at Cobble Hill Golf Course in Elizabethtown. Gray went on to win the race with a sprint finish, while LePage was second, Moore was third and Schulz took fourth.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Gray leads Red Storm to title

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Saranac Lake boys cross country team continued its unbeaten season Friday, capturing the Section VII, Class C championship at Cobble Hill Golf Course in Elizabethtown. Junior Anderson Gray led the pack, and was joined at the front for most of the race by his three ...

Tupper Lake senior Ryeleigh Shore spins toward the sideline after he scooped up a Moriah fumble during Friday’s game in Clintonville.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Vikings end a tough season for TL football

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CLINTONVILLE — The Tupper Lake football season ended about the same way it began as the Lumberjacks were handed another lopsided loss. Taking on a stacked Moriah team in the Section X-VII Class C playoff matchup, the Lumberjacks were dealt a 51-6 setback on Friday at AuSable Valley ...

Tupper Lake running back Skyler Pickering finds a hole while picking up yards against Canton during a Section X regular season game. The ’Jacks tangle with Moriah tonight at 7 p.m. in Clintonville.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Lumberjacks face daunting task

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TUPPER LAKE — A week ago, the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks were playing an eight-man football game, due in part to their on-again, off-again struggles of fielding a large enough roster to compete against their usual Section X opponents. Tonight, the ’Jacks return to 11-man football, and ...

Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer, seen here on Thursday, Oct. 26, spent part of last week in Lake Placid giving interviews to the media at the USA Luge headquarters on Church Street.
(Photo — Andy Flynn)

Plan C for USA Luge seeding races

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LAKE PLACID — USA Luge officials hope the third time is the charm for the rest of their 2017-18 World Cup seeding races, after being canceled twice. Now the athletes hope their stay this week in the 2018 Olympic host city of Pyeongchang, South Korea, will give them a final roster for ...

Intercontinental, North American Cup circuits kick off

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LAKE PLACID — After months of offseason training and a competitive team selection process, international racing begins this weekend for USA Bobsled and Skeleton athletes competing on the Intercontinental Cup (ICC) and North American Cup (NAC) circuits. Athletes racing the World Cup ...

Sochi gold medalist stripped of medal

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GENEVA (AP) — In a landmark verdict that indicates Russia conspired to run a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a cross-country skier who won a gold medal was disqualified by the IOC on Wednesday. All results for Alexander Legkov in Sochi were wiped from the record and he was ...

Lake Placid’s Joose Kahkonen, left, and Matt Brandes battle for the ball with Colby Jenkinson of St. Lawrence Central during the second half of Wednesday’s state regional semifinal match in Plattsburgh. The Blue Bombers won 1-0 to move into the state Class C quarterfinal round.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Blue Bombers extend season

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PLATTSBURGH — A week ago, Lake Placid extended an amazing streak by winning its sixth consecutive Section VII, Class C boys soccer title. On Wednesday, the Blue Bombers put an end to another string and they couldn’t be any happier about it. After failing to win, or even score a ...

Tupper Lake sophomore Sandra Kwasniak runs through the trees during the Section X cross country race Wednesday in Brushton. Kwasniak qualified for the state championships with her performance.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Tupper runners qualify for states

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BRUSHTON — The Tupper Lake cross country running teams earned four slots at next week’s state championships after competing in the Section X sectional races in Brushton on Wednesday. Sandra Kwasniak, the lone female runner representing the Lumberjacks, qualified for her second trip ...