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U.S. men land three sleds in Olympics

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Justin Olsen has an Olympic bobsled gold medal as a brakeman, and now gets the chance to pursue one as a driver. Olsen, Nick Cunningham and Codie Bascue were announced today as the three drivers on the U.S. men’s Olympic bobsled team for the Pyeongchang Games. Each will compete in the ...

US names Olympic skeleton team

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Katie Uhlaender is going to the Olympics for the fourth time, still looking for her first medal. That is, unless she’s seeking a second. Uhlaender was nominated today to the U.S. Olympic skeleton team for the Pyeongchang Games, making her the first American to be a four-timer in ...

Aleksei Rutkovskii of Northwood attempts to skate with the puck between Islanders goaltender Grant Van Buren and defender Jacob Rodrigue.

(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Northwood kicks off tourney with win

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LAKE PLACID — The 39th annual Northwood Invitational kicked off at the Olympic Center on Friday, and the host prep team got off to a solid start with a 5-2 victory over the Islanders U18 squad on the 1980 Rink. Northwood gave up the first goal of the game, and then stormed back with ...

Florian, Curtis bring in overall NAC titles

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LAKE PLACID — Austin Florian and Kelly Curtis each took home overall North American Cup skeleton titles after combining for two golds and two silvers in the tour finale in Lake Placid. Team USA dominated the podium, taking two medals in each of the four races, led by Florian, ...

Northwood junior team goalie Mathew Petizian swipes the puck away from danger during a game against Shattuck-St. Mary’s during last year’s tournament action at the Olympic Center. The host Huskies will have three teams in action this weekend at the 39th annual Northwood Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

Four-day hockey extravaganza in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The 39th annual Northwood Hockey Tournament takes place this weekend at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The event stretches out over four days, starting today and running through Monday, which is the Martin Luther King Junior holiday. The tournament features ...

U.S. women’s biathlon team rounds out Olympic roster

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U.S. Biathlon named the final three women for the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team on Thursday, following their performances at recent IBU World Cup races.  Joanne Reid, Emily Dreissigacker and Maddie Phaneuf, of Old Forge, all first-time Olympians, will join Susan Dunklee and Clare Egan on ...

Red Storm fall to Plattsburgh

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team suffered another lopsided loss Thursday, falling 60-33 at home to Plattsburgh in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. The loss was the 11th straight for the Red Storm, who have posted just one victory, which came in their ...

World Cup ski races doubtful due to weakened course

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BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria — The first women’s World Cup speed races in 2018 were doubtful on Friday as the snow on parts of the course was still too weak after heavy rain this week and mild temperatures. The lower section of the Karnten-Franz Klammer course was not hard enough to ...

Who needs gold when you’ve got globes?

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BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Think a gold medal is the end-all and be-all for Winter Games athletes? Well, meet Marcel Hirscher , who can reasonably stake a claim as the very best Alpine ski racer without an Olympic gold to his name. Hirscher has accomplished just about everything else there ...

Lake Placid’s Jarell Paul uses a pick by teammate Logan Brown to get past Keene’s Antonio Finsterer during second-half action Wednesday in Lake Placid.
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Beavers surge past Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — At least defensively, the Lake Placid boys basketball got off to a much better start on Wednesday when it faced Keene Central for the second time this season. But in the end, the Blue Bombers couldn’t keep pace with the Beavers, who surged to a 49-27 victory to sweep ...

Merrill hits game-winner for SL

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SARANAC LAKE — Kayleigh Merrill drained the game-winning shot in the closing seconds to lead the Saranac Lake girls basketball team to a 39-37 victory over Ticonderoga on Wednesday night. With 20 seconds remaining in the game, Saranac Lake inbounded the ball to Jayda Buckley, who dribbled ...

Olympic road began in Red Gerard’s backyard

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — If things go as planned, Red Gerard will walk away from the first Olympic Big Air contest with a gold medal around his neck. To hear the 17-year-old snowboarding phenom tell it, though, his greatest achievements don’t lie ahead in South Korea. Instead, they’ve ...

Scott Schulz, of Lake Placid, competes in the US Cross-Country Ski Championships last week at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska. Schulz earned a spot in the U18 Scandinavian Championships in Vuokatti, Finland later this month.
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Schulz takes national stage

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SARANAC LAKE — The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake nordic ski teams gathered under lightly falling snow Tuesday night for a 4.75-kilometer dual meet. Lake Placid’s Scott Schulz took the night off, having just returned from Anchorage, Alaska where he competed in the U.S. Cross Country Ski ...

Austen Reyell of Saranac Lake controls the puck in front of Beekmantown’s Tyler Baker during the first period of Tuesday’s game at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.
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Eagles upend Red Storm in OT

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SARANAC LAKE — Fantastic heroics at the end of regulation ended up as vain effort for Saranac Lake on Tuesday, as Beekmantown came through with the game-winner in overtime to claim a 3-2 victory over the Red Storm in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys hockey. After giving up ...

Plattsburgh hockey remains unbeaten

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PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh boys hockey team piled up five goals in the first two periods on the way to a 6-0 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory over Lake Placid. The Hornets improved to 10-0 (4-0 CVAC) with the win to retain their place atop the conference. Lake Placid fell ...