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Girls find way to replace Toishi

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LAKE PLACID — A year ago, Sonja Toishi stepped onto the competitive high school tennis scene as a seventh-grader. By the time the season had ended, the youngster not only helped lead Lake Placid’s girls to a team title, she also landed on top of the heap by claiming the Section VII ...

Locals weather the storm in Boston

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LAKE PLACID — Monday marked the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon, and when it came to the weather for the race, it couldn’t have been much worse. But regardless of the conditions, it’s still the world’s most famous footrace, and a handful of area runners who took on the course on ...

Red Storm boys lacrosse secures first victory

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POTSDAM — The Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team picked up its first victory of the season Wednesday with a 7-4 win over Potsdam. The Red Storm used a strong defensive effort and an offensive surge to erase a 3-2 halftime deficit. DJ Morgan finished with four goals and an assist, Emery ...

Weather stops Clarkson rugby tournament

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SARANAC LAKE — The Mountaineers and Paul Smith’s College men’s rugby teams had the chance to compete for a while early on Saturday, but the tournament was eventually halted due to muddy, treacherous field conditions. The teams traveled to Potsdam to take part in what was slated to ...

NYSEF boarders take on Copper

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Five New York Ski Educational Foundation snowboarders traveled to Copper Mountain, Colorado earlier this month to compete in the 29th annual USASA National Championships. The event attracted 1,900 competitors from 32 regions across the United States. Colin Bentley, Shannon Bentley, Kevin ...

Kilroy sweeps in Binghamton

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SARANAC LAKE — Tom Kilroy of Saranac Lake had quite a weekend in Binghamton at the New York Masters Swimming Championships. Competing in the pool at SUNY Binghamton, Kilroy swept first place in all five events in the men’s 75-79 age division. Although Kilroy wasn’t able to train ...

Figure skating star Chan to retire

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TORONTO (AP) — In Patrick Chan’s perfect future, he’s running a skating school in Vancouver with girlfriend Liz Putnam. The two are living in a million-dollar apartment in the city’s lovely Kitsilano neighborhood. And he’s enjoying a wildly successful career in commercial real ...

Red Storm fall in baseball battle

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CHAMPLAIN — After dropping the first two games of the season by a combined 32-3 score, Saranac Lake’s baseball team found itself in quite a battle on Friday against an unbeaten opponent. Unfortunately, the Red Storm still came up short in a bid for their first victory, falling 5-4 on ...

Mazdzer going Dancing

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LAKE PLACID — The endless season of Chris Mazdzer continued this morning when the 2018 Olympic luge silver medalist was named to the cast of ABC television’s "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes." Mazdzer, who lives in Saranac Lake and Salt Lake City, Utah, is part of an all-athlete cast ...

Bennett named as top administrator

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Saranac Lake athletic director Eric Bennett was named as an Outstanding Athletic Administrator at the New York State Athletic Administrators’ Association awards banquet on March 14 at the Saratoga Hilton. Bennett, who is also the school’s varsity head football coach, is currently in ...

Red Storm softball falls to Peru

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PERU — The Peru softball team broke open a tight game by scoring 10 runs in the fifth inning on the way to claiming a 22-7 victory at home over Saranac Lake on Thursday. Playing in their second Champlain Valley Athletic Conference contest this week, the Red Storm trailed just 8-7 scoring ...

Early deficit dooms Blue Bombers in opener

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PORT HENRY — The Lake Placid baseball team did not have a good first inning as it opened its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season on the road Wednesday against Moriah. Although the Blue Bombers’ fortunes turned, the early hole proved too deep as the Vikings claimed a 15-7 ...

IBU president steps down after raid

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The longtime president of International Biathlon Union stepped down today as Austrian prosecutors investigate the organization for possible doping offenses, fraud and corruption. Police raided the IBU’s headquarters in Salzburg on Tuesday on a tipoff that Russian doping cases had been ...

Emerson, Whalen race to top spots

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SARANAC LAKE — Jared Whalen and Audrey Emerson took the men’s and women’s top spots in Sunday’s Yards for Yeardley 5K race hosted by North Country Community College. Whalen was the fastest men’s and overall finisher, and was followed across the line by runner-up Matt Frye. ...

Reiley steps up for bronze medal

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SARANAC LAKE — Kaylen Reiley of Saranac Lake landed on the podium in Quebec City, placing third in a Step Up Freestyle Tour event at the Le Relais ski resort. Reiley, 14, finished with 70 points to claim the bronze in the 14 and older division. Xavier Lachance won the competition with ...

Hoops hall-of-famer

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TUPPER LAKE — The New York State Basketball Hall of Fame has inducted Tupper Lake native Steve Kmack for his 36-year coaching career with the SUNY Potsdam Bears and Potsdam Central School Sandstoners. At a ceremony at the Glens Falls Civic Center on March 25, Kmack was honored for a high ...

Medals in hand, USA Luge looks ahead

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LAKE PLACID — Just two months after Chris Mazdzer raced to an Olympic silver medal in South Korea, USA Luge has started to craft its staffing plans with designs on adding more hardware in 2022. Mazdzer’s medal was the first for the United States in men’s singles since luge entered the ...