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Red Storm fall in season-opener

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PLATTSBURGH — After having no practice time outdoors and then going on their two-week spring vacation, players on the Saranac Lake baseball team headed directly into the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference schedule on Monday when they traveled to face the Plattsburgh Hornets. The ...

4-time Olympic biathlon gold medalist retires

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OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen, a four-time Olympic champion, has retired from the sport. Svendsen won individual and relay gold at the 2010 Olympics, and mass start and mixed relay gold in 2014. At this year’s Pyeongchang Olympics, he won two silver medals ...

Local bowlers represent NY

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SARANAC LAKE — Four local residents, including two Special Olympics athletes, etched their names in history last month as some of the first bowlers to represent New York state at the annual National Unified Special Olympic Bowling Championships. The three-day event was held at the ...

Mountaineers back in action

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PLATTSBURGH — The Mountaineers men’s rugby team picked up where it left off a season ago, notching a tournament victory on Saturday. The Mountaineers closed out 2017 last August by winning a title for the first time in the history of their own Can-Am Tournament. On Saturday, the ...

Ward family closes in on settlement with Stewart

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PORT LEYDEN — A settlement has apparently been reached in a federal lawsuit brought by a Port Leyden family against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart over the death of their son Kevin Ward Jr. during an August 2014 race. Kevin A. Ward Sr. and Pamela Ward sued Stewart in U.S. District Court, ...

ORDA lands $62.5M

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LAKE PLACID — Early Saturday morning, New York lawmakers approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to invest $62.5 million investment into this Olympic host’s winter sports venues. In his budget in January, Cuomo said the money would go to the state Olympic Regional Development Authority ...

Lake Placid area lands $62.5M for winter sports venues

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LAKE PLACID — Early Saturday morning, New York lawmakers approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to invest $62.5 million investment into this Olympic host’s winter sports venues. In his budget in January, Cuomo said the money would go to the state Olympic Regional Development Authority ...

Beattie leaves legacy behind

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DENVER — The plaque that rested for years on ski icon Bob Beattie’s desk was inscribed with a matter-of-fact motto: It can be done. An all-too-fitting mantra for the ski racing pioneer who helped launch the World Cup circuit more than 50 years ago and was part of the commentary crew ...

King of Biathlon Bjoerndalen retires

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OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the most decorated male Winter Olympian in history with 13 medals, has retired from the sport. Nicknamed “The King of Biathlon,” the 44-year-old Bjoerndalen competed at six Olympics. Of his 13 medals, eight were gold. He ...

Winter Classic doles out big prizes

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ALEXANDRIA BAY — The 2018 NYS Winter Classic Tournament wrapped up Saturday, March 24 with an awards ceremony event held at the Bonnie Castle Resort. Anglers walked away with more than $23,500 in cash and prizes, indulged in the prime rib buffet dinner and stayed overnight at the resort. ...

NCCC to host Yards for Yeardley 5K road race

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SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College and Planned Parenthood’s Sexual Assault Services will help raise awareness of relationship violence and abuse when they host a “Yards for Yeardley” 5K Community Run on April 8 at the college’s Saranac Lake campus. Yards for Yeardley ...

Power couple

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SARANAC LAKE — Two local people want to apologize in advance if they’ve been short tempered lately. You see, it’s their diet. Trevor Rock and Ashley Pittman are on stricter diets than most people seeking to lose weight due to a pair of appearances they will be making at bodybuilding ...

Hitting the ground running

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SARANAC LAKE — Tawnia Provost has been an avid runner for more than half her life. This year at the end of June, the 2012 graduate of Saranac Central School and SUNY Potsdam alumna will step into a new adventure as a runner, and at the same time, she will be honoring cancer victims as ...

Miracle on Ice players back for 4th fantasy camp

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LAKE PLACID — Last year at age 60, goalie Steve Janaszak probably played his last game here on the Olympic Center ice, where he and 19 other young hockey players won the “Miracle on Ice” game against the Soviet Union during the 1980 Winter Olympics. This year, he’s taking a ...

Lillehammer ruling out Olympic bid

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TOKYO — The man who organized the most popular Winter Olympics 24 years ago in the Norwegian ski resort of Lillehammer says it’s too soon to return in 2026. But watch for Lillehammer in 2030. “2026 would have been best for us, but I have to acknowledge the timing is not ...