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Ski chief urged to quit over climate comment

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DENVER — A group of winter-sports athletes and the world’s biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of “so-called climate change” and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. The ...

Shiffrin opts out of events

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ARE, Sweden — She would have been the overwhelming favorite for the gold medal. Instead, Mikaela Shiffrin skipped town to escape the public’s eye and recharge for her final two events at the world championships. The decision to sit out Friday’s Alpine combined event has been ...

Cleveland surpasses 1,000 points in win over Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls basketball team fell 30-22 to Johnsburg in a game that a Blue Bombers' opponent etched her way into Section VII history. Khaleah Cleveland scored 20 points to lead Johnsburg on a night where she surpassed the 1,000-point plateau for her high school ...

Teen snowboarder soaring under White’s tutelage

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The invitation was too good to pass up: Shadow none other than Shaun White at the Pyeongchang Games. As the hand-picked successor to the snowboarding icon, teenager Toby Miller jumped at the chance, even bringing along his board. He received a behind-the-scenes look at what White went ...

Placid boys top XC field

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LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid Nordic ski teams held their last meet of the regular season on Wednesday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, and the Blue Bombers boys performed well on their home course. Lake Placid’s Kai Frantz led the way for the boys in a 9-kilometer classic ...

PSC snowshoers shine in Quebec

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In a weekend packed with races, the Paul Smith’s College snowshoe team won its 12th-straight International Snowshoe Championship team title in Quebec at the end of January. The team won all three of the 400-meter relays, as well as a host of individual first place finishes and other ...

Red Storm, Larries even again

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SARANAC LAKE — Two meetings, two ties. The Saranac Lake and St. Lawrence Central boys hockey teams met for the second time this season Tuesday with a similar result. After finishing in a 5-5 deadlock over the Christmas break in the Malone tournament, the Red Storm and Larries battled ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: LP girls grab hoops win

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NEWCOMB — The Lake Placid girls basketball team used a big third quarter to take control of what became a 43-24 victory over Minerva-Newcomb on Tuesday night. Deidra Kellerman scored 14 points and Natalie Tavares hit for 11 to lead the way offensively for the Blue Bombers. Grace Crawford ...

Shiffrin wins super-G, Vonn crashes at worlds

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ARE, Sweden (AP) — As Mikaela Shiffrin hopped atop the podium to celebrate another gold medal, Lindsey Vonn was nearby on the sidelines of the finish area, stretching her ailing knees and explaining just how she wound up entangled in a safety net halfway down the course. Definitive proof, ...

Holmes, Shumway repeat as Fun Run champs

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SARANAC LAKE — Eric Holmes and Jessica Shumway repeated as champions Saturday at the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Fun Run. Holmes was the overall winner of the race, completing the 4-mile course in 28 minutes, 11 seconds. He won the race last year in 27:05. Jared Whalen, who ...

White Stag Ski Races

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Saranac Lake Ski Club’s White Stag Sunday at Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake Female 6-7 1st Run 2nd Run Comb. Norfolk, Cecilia 41.89 41.04 1:22.93 Clark, Madelyn 44.97 45.46 1:30.43 Kramer, Lily 47.24 47.22 1:34.46 Gravatt, Sunshine 47.97 47.59 1:35.56 Wilson, ...

Sweeney takes fourth

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ALTENBERG, Germany — In a race affected by heavy snowfall, World Championship bronze medalist Emily Sweeney plowed her way to fourth place Sunday in a World Cup luge race in Altenberg. The weather was much appreciated by the aficionados at nearby Skilifte Rehefeld, but not so much at the ...

Vonn crashes in super-G at worlds

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ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn crashed in the super-G at the world championships Tuesday, straddling a gate mid-air and ending up in the safety nets. Vonn, however, got up and skied down the hill after being tended to by medical personnel. “Everyone was screaming as she crashed ...

Svindal ready for final races before retirement

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ARE, Sweden (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal is approaching the final days of his skiing career with a mixture of nervousness and excitement. Maybe some apprehension, too. “Saying it out loud is really scary,” the 36-year-old Norwegian said of his impending retirement after 17 years of ...

Hornets sting SLP in title game

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PLATTSBURGH — A year ago, the newly formed Saranac Lake Placid girls high school hockey team advanced all the way to the Section VII championship game, where it was dealt a heartbreaking 1-0 loss by Beekmantown in a contest where either squad could have been the winner. This winter, ...

Rye downs Red Storm to take Lake Placid Winter Carnival tourney

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LAKE PLACID — With a chance to add a tournament title to its accomplishments so far this season, the Saranac Lake boys hockey team fell short on Saturday, dropping a 3-1 decision to Rye in the last of three games played in the annual Lake Placid Winter Carnival tournament at the Olympic ...

ESWG ROUNDUP: McKinnon jumps onto podium

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LAKE PLACID — Kai McKinnon of Lake Placid earned one gold medal and two silvers in ski jumping and Nordic Combined Saturday at the Empire State Winter Games. McKinnon won her gold in Open Girls 20-meter ski jumping. She was second to Caroline Harrison of Lyme, Connecticut, in the Open ...

SaraPlacid Squirts fall in ESWG opener

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LAKE PLACID — Despite a tough loss in Empire State Winter Games action Friday, the SaraPlacid squirt hockey team learned that sometimes losing is just what is needed to get better. The home team lost to Saugerties 11-2. Saugerties jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, ...