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From broken to bronze

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Emily Sweeney could barely stand on a treadmill a few months ago. After four minutes of walking, the U.S. Olympic luge athlete had to lie down because of the searing pain that was spasming through her neck. She was battered and broken. That didn’t matter this weekend. Barely nine ...

Red Storm close tourney with a victory

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys hockey team responded to its opening night loss Friday with a 3-2 victory over Niskayuna/Schenectady on Saturday in the Casey McHugh Memorial Tournament. Alex Dukette scored twice in the first period and Hugo Hobson scored his first career varsity goal ...

Shiffrin takes World Cup super-G

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LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin captured her first World Cup super-G race on Sunday to give her a win in all five major disciplines. Shiffrin completed her run in a time of 1 minute, 19.41 seconds to hold off Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.77 seconds. Viktoria Rebensburg ...

Bombers, Storm fall in opening tourney

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SARANAC LAKE — On the opening night of the eighth annual Casey McHugh Memorial Tournament, the two local hockey squads were topped by teams from the Captial Region. Niskayuna downed Lake Placid 3-1 in the first game, and Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa beat Saranac Lake 8-6. The Blue Bombers ...

Vonn vows to return to Lake Louise

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Lindsey Vonn can’t bring herself to say goodbye to ski racing without one final run at her favorite course. So she intends to extend her farewell tour into next season. The all-time winningest women’s World Cup racer announced on her new YouTube channel Friday that she plans to ...

Saints men and women take down Clinton

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SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams each earned a win Thursday night at home against Clinton Community College. The women downed the Cougars 79-25 and men secured a 61-60 victory. The Saints women jumped out to an early lead and ...

Eagles fly past Red Storm in home opener

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team opened its season at home Thursday night, and despite a 25-19 loss to Westport, the Red Storm see the an opportunity for improvement. Both teams got off to a slow start, but Saranac Lake senior Mistre Newton put the first points of ...

Bombers hang on to beat rival

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys basketball team jumped out to a commanding lead at home against rival Saranac Lake Wednesday night, and managed to hold on for a 50-41 win after the Red Storm battled back. The Blue Bombers started strong, with senior exchange student Jearanut ...

U.S. Biathlon team brings back six Olympians

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Following the completion of the Rollerski Team Trials in early November in Soldier Hollow, Utah, U.S. Biathlon named its roster for the opening IBU World Cup in Pokljuka, Slovenia, which takes place Friday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 9. The roster includes six Olympians from the 2018 Pyeongchang ...

Gustafson opens with career-best

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IGLS, Austria — USA Luge placed three in the top 10 in World Cup sprint racing as the opening weekend came to a close Sunday just outside Innsbruck, Austria. Once again in warm conditions, 2014 and 2018 Olympian Summer Britcher led the effort finishing just off the podium in fourth ...

Uihlein funds luge wind tunnel trip

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LAKE PLACID — The Uihlein Foundation in Lake Placid has continued its support of USA Luge with the recent announcement of grant money to fund an all-important session in the San Diego Wind Tunnel on Dec. 10. Time spent at the facility has produced medals in the past two Winter Games, with ...

Henry pushes into the top 10

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WINTERBERG, Germany — Megan Henry posted two top-10 finishes Saturday in Winterberg, Germany to once again lead USA Skeleton on the Intercontinental Cup. Henry finished eighth and 10th, while Mike Rogals (Orwell, Vermont) was the top American man with 14th and 13th place finishes on one of ...

Clarkson skates past rival

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LAKE PLACID — Division I men’s college hockey returned to Lake Placid on Saturday, as rivals Clarkson and St. Lawrence clashed at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, which is the same site the two teams hope to compete at during the ECAC championships in March. In front of a crowd of more ...

Opening night

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LAKE PLACID — Several local sports teams wrapped up their fall seasons in the last couple of weeks, but with snow building on the ground the winter sports season has officially begun with the first hockey game taking place in the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center. The combined Saranac Lake ...

Life savers

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LAKE PLACID — After finishing the 1.2-mile swim and 56-mile bike sections of the Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 9, a 38-year-old fitness trainer from Portugal was almost finished with the 13.1-mile run on Mirror Lake Drive when he collapsed of a cardiac arrest. ...