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Romano’s B rallies to title

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SARANAC LAKE — In a way, it was quite fitting that a marathon match decided who would be the champion of a long season in the Saranac Lake Pool League. In a showdown between the top two teams in the league, Romano’s B came through with a 10-9 victory over Romano’s A to clinch the ...

WPTZ to air stories from Children’s Games

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LAKE PLACID — The 2019 Lake Placid International Children’s Winter Games happened at the start of January, but now audiences will have a chance to relive highlights from the events Saturday. The Emmy Award-winning Teen Kids News, a weekly 30-minute television program, will air the ...

Splash into spring

Local Olympians

WILMINGTON — The Whiteface Mountain Ski Center hosted its annual International Pond Skimming Contest on Saturday, and despite the lack of sunny blue skies, a field of nearly 100 participants showed up to entertain the large crowd of spectators that gathered at the base of the slopes for ...

Clarkson stars sign pro contracts

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POTSDAM — In a move which was not a surprise, two of the Clarkson University men’s hockey team’s best players, forward Nico Sturm and goalie Jake Kielly, are leaving school a year early after signing contracts with National Hockey League teams Monday afternoon. Sturm, a German ...

Van Hoe upgrades to start this spring

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LAKE PLACID — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget was finalized this week, and in it, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority received $80 million in public funds. ORDA has a large roster of venue improvements lined up for the next few years. The first big upgrade on the ...

SL throwers look for school records

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SARANAC LAKE — Some of Saranac Lake’s school records in track and field have stood for years or even decades. However, a pair of student-athletes are gunning for records in the shot put and discus this year, even as one of the record holders coaches them. Senior Jonathan Hewitt and ...

Huskies 1-1 so far

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LAKE PLACID — So far, the Northwood School junior team has a 1-1 record at the USA Hockey U18 Tier 1 National Championships being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are 16 teams competing in the tournament, with each squad playing three games in the opening round, which includes four ...

US, Canada favorites for world championships

Winter Olympic Sports

The American women have beaten Canada in seven of the last eight world hockey championship finals, including a 3-2 overtime win two years ago in Michigan. Most expect another showdown between the top two national teams at the end of this year’s edition of worlds, which opens Thursday in ...

Bissonnette races to para-bob gold

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LAKE PLACID — With just 13 racers competing in Lake Placid over the weekend, the 2019 IBSF Para Bobsled World Championships certainly didn’t feature a big field. But there’s little doubt that each athlete who competed has guts, determination, and perhaps most of all, loves the ...

State champion Northwood off to nationals

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LAKE PLACID — When Chadd Cassidy took over as the head coach of the Northwood School junior boys hockey team four years ago, one of his main objectives was to gear the program toward giving his players something to shoot for at the end of the season. By cutting back the number of ...

PHOTOS: ECAC overtime thriller

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LAKE PLACID — Saturday, March 23 was one great night for the Clarkson Golden Knights. It had been a dozen years since the Clarkson men’s hockey team last captured the ECAC postseason title, and that tough stretch came to an end at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid as the Golden Knights ...

USA Luge moves across town

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LAKE PLACID — Almost three years after New York state promised to give USA Luge $5 million to help build a new start ramp in this town, construction is set to begin in April. That means vacating the luge team’s headquarters on Church Street and moving temporarily to the Mirror Lake ...

Skiing bonds Shiffrin, Paralympian

Winter Olympic Sports

Ten years ago, Mikaela Shiffrin visited a friend and fellow ski racer in the hospital who was diagnosed with cancer. Thomas Walsh could barely sit up or eat and later had parts of his pelvis and lung removed due to the tumors. Shiffrin grew up skiing with Walsh, the two sharing a similar ...

Rasmussen looks to continue winning ways in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — Christ Rasmussen has had a pretty good World Cup season in para-bobsledding, earning multiple trips to the podium as the series made its way around the world this winter. And now, with the season wrapping up with the IBSF Para Sport World Championships in Lake Placid this ...

Jacobo feeds off adrenaline for para-bobsledding success

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LAKE PLACID — Steven Jacobo is a self-described adrenaline junky, so hurtling himself down the bobsled track this weekend at Mount Van Hoevenberg doesn’t rattle the 28-year-old at all. Jacobo is a member of the USA Para-Bobsleigh team, and after reaching one podium during the World ...