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Red Storm back on the winning track

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LAKE PLACID — At least for now, the Saranac Lake boys hockey team appears to be back on track. And at the same time, the road continues to be rocky for Lake Placid’s boys. The two rivals squared off for the second time in league play Thursday, and the result was pretty similar to ...

Youth athletes kick off Empire State Winter Games with Torch Run

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SARANAC LAKE — The Sara-Placid 14U girls hockey team took off down the street, holding the Empire State Winter Games torch high as they sprinted from Berkley Green to the Ice Palace in one of the last legs of the torch’s 330-mile journey across New York. This torch started in Buffalo ...

Athletes gather to kick off ESWG

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LAKE PLACID — The Empire State Winter Games kicked off Thursday, as athletes, officials, friends, family and the community gathered in the Lake Placid Olympic Center for the opening ceremony and lighting of the Games’ cauldron. From Friday through Sunday, 2,100 athletes of all ages, ...

Lions rally to beat Blue Bombers

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls basketball team jumped out to an early lead at home on Thursday against Elizabethtown-Lewis, but the Lions left town with a 42-37 win. The Blue Bombers started strong, with Grace Crawford putting up the first points of the game early in the first ...

SLP finds groove to final

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SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Placid, the Section VII regular season girls hockey champion, didn’t get off to a very rousing start in Wednesday’s semifinal playoff matchup against Franklin Academy. During the first three or four minutes of the game, all SLP’s players basically did ...

Lake Placid squeezes the Orange

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys basketball team jumped out to an early lead against visiting Long Lake/Indian Lake and never looked back Wednesday night on the way to a 42-15 victory. The Blue Bombers put the first points of the game on the board, and managed to keep the Orange ...

Fischer, Fogarty sweep Pisgah field

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SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake skiers turned in some top times over the past two days in alpine races held at Mount Pisgah and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington. Skiers from 10 schools, including numerous Red Storm team members, participated in the races, which kicked off Monday with a ...

Hirscher dominates night slalom

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SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Marcel Hirscher reminded everyone of his slalom supremacy on Tuesday, winning the last World Cup race before the world championships by a big margin. After being beaten in his last two races, the seven-time overall champion from Austria posted the fastest times ...

Teacher and student for life

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LAKE PLACID — Typically, when an individual attains a fifth-degree black belt in the martial art of Chon tu Kwan Hapkido, the title of Master goes along with it. Karl Zaunbrecher has reached that level, not only in Hapkido, but also as a Shroin Ru Karate martial artist. But the Saranac ...

Storm girls win third in a row

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CLINTONVILLE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team won its third game in a row Monday, beating AuSable Valley 35-30 in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference game. The Red Storm overcame an 11-point halftime deficit with a 25-9 second half that secured the victory. “Our defense ...

Penalties plague Red Storm

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SARANAC LAKE — For the second game in a row, penalties may have gotten the best of the Saranac Lake boys hockey team. In a non-league matchup Saturday, the Red Storm lost for the second time in as many days, this time falling 7-4 to Greece Arcadia in a game plagued by penalties from ...

Sweeney bronzed in Winterberg

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WINTERBERG, Germany — Emily Sweeney made her way all the way back from last year’s debilitating crash at the Olympics to win a bronze medal Saturday at the luge World Championships in Winterberg, Germany. It was Sweeney’s first career World Championship podium result, and the 17th ...

Making of a Nordic juggernaut

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The Lake Placid high school Nordic ski team has won four straight state titles, undoubtedly making a dynasty over the past few years. But the Blue Bombers’ main rival — Saranac Lake — is on the upswing and could be poised to break the Lake Placid hold on state championships. Saranac ...

Cougars take down SL in overtime

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SARANAC LAKE — A poor defensive performance turned into a loss for the Saranac Lake boys hockey team Friday, as visiting Northeastern Clinton claimed a 5-4 victory over the Red Storm in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play at the Civic Center. Blake Chevalier netted the ...

Video games plug into Empire State Winter Games

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LAKE PLACID — This year’s Empire State Winter Games will add a new event that doesn’t require skis, skates or a snowboard, but rather a TV, a DualShock controller and a copy of EA’s “Madden NFL ’19.” Esports (electronic sports) is the newest addition to the ESWG, a ...

Sweeney just off Championships podium

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WINTERBERG, Germany — Pyeongchang Olympian Emily Sweeney paced all Americans with a fourth-place effort Friday in the sprint race as the luge World Championships got underway in Winterberg, Germany. Earlier, on a cloudy, 25-degree afternoon in Hochsauerland, 2018 Olympic silver ...

Mazdzer hurting going into worlds

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Chris Mazdzer is giving his neck a bit of a rest, with the hopes of having a medal draped around it at this weekend’s luge world championships. The 2018 Olympic men’s singles silver medalist from Saranac Lake is planning to compete in only doubles and the team relay events at the ...

Balanced Saints win 7th straight

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SARANAC LAKE — The nationally ranked North Country Community College women’s basketball team chalked up another victory Wednesday, knocking off Herkimer 79-52 at home in a Region III matchup. The Saints headed into the game as the nation’s seventh-ranked Division III junior college ...