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First look at 8-man football

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TUPPER LAKE — The lights on the Frank Tice Field kicked on as the sun lit up the mountains behind two lines of eight high school boys, geared up and ready to rumble. The North Country entered the world of eight-man football. In the past few years, the Tupper Lake high school team has ...

American wins under-23 women’s triathlon title

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GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — A strong bike segment from Taylor Knibb gave the American the under-23 women’s world triathlon title on Friday, beating Cassandre Beaugrand of France by more than a minute. Knibb, from Washington, D.C., finished in 1 hour, 53 minutes, 47 seconds for the ...

Red Storm sweep past rival

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake volleyball team earned a sweep at home Thursday, blanking rival Lake Placid 3-0 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. The match pitted the veteran but still young Red Storm against the rebuilding Blue Bombers, and except for the early stages of ...

Tupper’s 8-man era begins

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SARANAC LAKE — After enduring two shutout losses, Saranac Lake’s football team will look to put a solid performance together when it plays for the first time at home and its third game of the season on Saturday at home against AuSable Valley. And after a lengthy preseason, Tupper ...

Red Storm girls improve to 2-0

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SARANAC LAKE — Grace Clark scored in the first half and Kylee Clark connected in the second as the Saranac Lake girls soccer team beat AuSable Valley 2-0 on Thursday. It was the second win in two tries this season for the Red Storm, who were winless last year. Mecalyn Sousa made 15 ...

Barfly celebrates 40th year

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LAKE PLACID — The annual Barfly golf tournament reached a milestone, as the event was held for the 40th year on Tuesday. The two-person scramble was held at the Lake Placid Resort’s par-70 Mountain Course, and two golfers who hadn’t competed in the tournament for many years came ...

Calgary interested in bidding for 2026 Winter Olympics

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Calgary is considering a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, with the cost of the games estimated at $5.23 billion. Calgary voters will decide on Nov. 13 whether they want to host the games. Calgary 2026 bid corporation chief executive officer Mary Moran told the ...

’Jacks back on home turf

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TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake cross country running team hasn’t hosted a meet in two years, and despite falling to Governeur and Canton, there is hope for the season. Tupper Lake wasn’t able to host any meets last year due to construction at L.P. Quinn Elementary School, and while ...

Red Storm runners stay ahead

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CADYVILLE — The Saranac Lake boys cross country team had another strong day on the trails Tuesday, securing victories over Seton Catholic and Beekmantown to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Red Storm girls defeated Beekmantown 15-50 and lost 28-29 against Seton Catholic for a season ...

Adirondack Canoe Classic – Full Results

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Three-day, 90-mile race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake Friday through Sunday Results OPEN TOURING DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 TOTAL Nicholas Carrier, Randall Wehrung (Sherrill) DNS DNS DNS XX George Bellerose (Weybridge VT) 6:45:02 6:20:04 4:25:58 17:31:04 Trevor Noonan, Tacy ...

Burke leads local contingent in 70.3

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LAKE PLACID — The local contingent of triathletes held their own Sunday in the second Ironman Lake Placid 70.3. Saranac Lake resident Rich Burke was the top local finisher to cross the line after completing the course that included a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run in ...

Ironman 70.3 fills Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — For the second year in a row, this village hosted the Ironman 70.3 triathlon Sunday. While it brings in one last rush of tourists before the fall lull, some locals are indifferent to its inclusion in Lake Placid’s already stacked roster of summer events. Some roads are ...

First-timers warm up to LP course

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Ironman 70.3 was held for the second September in a row on Sunday, and unlike a year ago, swimming in Mirror Lake for a field of more than 2,300 triathletes was a whole lot more enjoyable. Cold water for Lake Placid’s half-Ironman distance race made ...

‘Smooth as silk’

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SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Canoe Classic wrapped up its 36th year on Sunday afternoon as more than 250 boats — paddled by about 600 people — ended the three day race on the shores of Lake Flower. The race, better known as the 90-Miler, began Friday in Old Forge and then took off ...

Chiefs shut down Red Storm

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PICKETTS CORNERS — The learning curve turned substantially steeper for Saranac Lake’s football team on Saturday when it traveled to face defending Section VII, Class C champion Saranac Central. Competing against an opponent a year older, a year more experienced than the team that won ...

Early goal dooms Red Storm

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SARANAC LAKE — A goal scored less than four minutes into Friday’s match proved to be the game-winner as Northeastern Clinton edged Saranac Lake 1-0 at Schroeter’s Field. Michael Pennington looped a high shot into the net from 20 yards out 3 minutes and 36 seconds into the contest, ...

Fall sports off and running

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With the onset of fall, the cheers and moans of hometown crowds can be heard throughout the Tri-Lakes as volleyball, soccer, football and cross country running teams started their regular season schedules. Among Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, there are 13 varsity squads, and ...

Lake Placid 70.3 returns for second running

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LAKE PLACID — Over the past 20 years, organizers of the Ironman Lake Placid have pretty much gotten things down when it comes to hosting 140.6-mile triathlons each summer in the Olympic Region. On Sunday, Sept. 9, the half-Ironman, a swim-bike-run race of 70.3 miles, will be held here ...