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Mountaineers at home with sweep

Local Sports

SARANAC LAKE — The Mountaineers men’s and women’s rugby teams played their first home matches of the season on Saturday at the Spencer Boatworks pitch. The local rugby club played in two men’s and two women’s matches and came out on top in all four in their only home appearance ...

Back in the saddle at Tinman

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TUPPER LAKE — Now that Louis Levine has earned his four-year college degree, he finally has the opportunity to pursue the sport of triathlon. At the same time, New Hampshire’s Rachel Jastrebsky is also back into the triathlon fold after having a baby girl 10 months ago. On Saturday, ...

Summer lacrosse season kickoff

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LAKE PLACID — Summit Lacrosse Ventures will make its season return to Lake Placid with the High Peaks Summit Classic on Saturday and Sunday. This is the second year for the High Peaks tournament, born from the demand by the over 18 and over 25 age group teams that could not gain access ...

Moody retires after 31 years

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LAKE PLACID — There’s a changing of the guard for the Lake Placid Central School District. On Friday, Donna Moody, a longtime fixture at the school, and especially on the athletics front, will officially begin her retirement. Moody started her tenure on the Lake Placid staff 31 ...

Stringer tourney repeat

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RAY BROOK — The Saranac Lake Golf Club was again the site of fun in the sun on Saturday as the host of the annual Stringer Scholarship Golf Tournament. The event took place for the 11th straight year, and for the first time, the four-person scramble tournament was held in memory of ...

Remembering a champion

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SARANAC LAKE — Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Saranac Lake High School baseball team winning the Section X championship with a 6-5 victory over Salmon River High School. The sectional title on June 15, 1968 was the first ever in the sport of baseball for Saranac Lake, which ...

Premium conditions for Celebrity Classic

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LAKE PLACID — Except for a short downpour, the weather held up, the course was in ideal condition to yield low scores, and golfers were taking advantage of a great day. The United Way Olympic Celebrity Golf Classic was held at the Lake Placid Resort’s Mountain Course on Wednesday, ...

Ski jump plans take off

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LAKE PLACID — Permit? Check. Design? Still coming for the planned upgrades at the Olympic Jumping Complex on state Route 73. The changes will help with athlete development and international standards for competition, according to state Olympic Regional Development Authority officials. ...

Jumpers like planned ski jump improvements

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LAKE PLACID — The Olympic Jumping Complex recently got approval from the state Adirondack Park Agency for a whole mess of renovations. While a zip-line attraction and snow tubing hill are expected to be fun for the casual visitor, the actual jumps hold plenty of opportunities for the future ...

ORDA formally commits to Winter Universiade

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LAKE PLACID — The North Country is one step closer to hosting a major winter sports event. The board for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority passed a resolution Wednesday that will allow its CEO, Mike Pratt, to sign an attribution contract with the International Sports ...

Area seniors named as CVAC all-stars

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SARANAC LAKE — Three area softball players were honored by the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference for their efforts this season. All three are seniors. Saranac Lake had one player chosen as Kayleigh Merrill was named honorable mention in Division I, while Lake Placid had two picks ...

IOC suspends biathlon support

Winter Olympic Sports

The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that it would suspend direct financial support to the International Biathlon Union in the wake of a doping scandal related to Russia. The IOC said in a statement that it will stop giving money to the IBU until certain conditions are ...

Call reveals frantic effort to save Bode’s daughter

Winter Olympic Sports

LOS ANGELES — A woman frantically asks an emergency dispatcher to coach her on how to perform CPR during a 911 call as she and others desperately struggle in vain to save the life of Olympic skier Bode Miller’s daughter after the toddler fell into a swimming pool. “Yes, hurry. ...

First-timer blazes to trail run record

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KEENE VALLEY — A first-time competitor in the Great Adirondack Trail Run set a men’s course record, and a local favorite — and women’s course record holder — captured first in the women’s division. The 11.5-mile run, which is put on by The Mountaineer gear store in Keene ...