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After Russia vote, anti-doping group criticizes WADA

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A leading anti-doping group hinted at changing the structure of the World Anti-Doping Agency, saying the decision to reinstate Russia’s drug-fighting operation is a sign WADA leaders are saddled with “conflicting priorities.” The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations said ...

LP falls short against unbeaten Chazy

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LAKE PLACID — For nearly 60 minutes, Lake Placid’s boys were able to hold unbeaten Chazy off the scoreboard in Thursday’s Northern Soccer League Division II match. The Eagles, however, came up with two late goals to keep their perfect record intact. Riley Hansen netted what proved ...

Red Storm shut down the Chiefs

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SARANAC — Camden Reiley scored the game-winning goal early in the second half to lead the Saranac Lake boys soccer team to a 1-0 Northern Soccer League victory over Saranac Central. Zach Churco had a strong game in goal for the Red Storm, recording the shutout after stopping all six of ...

Slow start dooms Red Storm in girls soccer

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SARANAC LAKE — For the second time in as many games, the Saranac Lake girls soccer team found itself paying dearly for a slow start. On Wednesday at Schroeter’s Field, the Red Storm gave up three goals in the first 20 minutes of the match on the way to a 4-1 loss to visiting ...

Top-ranked Herkimer women pull away from North Country

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SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College women’s soccer team held its own in the first half of a home game against Herkimer Community College, but couldn’t fend off the No. 1-ranked team in the country Wednesday. The Generals topped the Saints 4-1. Herkimer came out ...

Red Storm boys utilize pack mentality

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys cross country running team had a plan to run as a group during a home meet Tuesday afternoon. And that plan paid off as the Red Storm claimed most of the top-10 slots. Anderson Gray led the field across the finish line with a time of 17 minutes, 58 ...

Izzo eclipses 17-minute mark

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid senior Jesse Izzo set a course record at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Tuesday with a time of 16 minutes, 56 seconds to pace the Blue Blue Bombers to two dual meet victories. Moriah/Westport’s Logan VanBuren wasn’t far behind Izzo, crossing the line in 17:01, and ...

Mazdzer returns to the ice in Lillehammer

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LAKE PLACID — Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer will lead the USA Luge National Team back to the ice for fall training on Oct. 1 when the group opens its preseason campaign in Lillehammer, Norway. It’s the start of a seven-week run to the opening of the Viessmann World Cup season in ...

Norton, Barry capture wins at Craig Wood

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LAKE PLACID — For the second year in a row, the annual Craig Wood/Ray Randall Invitational Golf Tournament has been held a week later in the late summer after the Lake Placid Ironman 70.3 triathlon has taken over the weekend the tourney has traditionally been held on for decades. And ...

Bombers in the win column

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid volleyball team picked up its first win of the season Monday night with a 3-1 victory over Northeastern Clinton. The Blue Bombers lost the first game 25-20, but rallied to sweep the next three by scores of 25-17, 25-22 and 27-25. “This was a great ...

Red Storm turn the tide

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SARANAC LAKE — It took Saranac Lake’s football team two games, two quarters and more than five minutes of another period to score its first points of the season. And once the Red Storm finally reached the end zone in the third quarter of Saturday’s matchup against AuSable Valley, they ...

Saranac Lake boys race to title

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PLATTSBURGH — James Catania placed second overall and Saranac Lake teammate Anderson Gray took third Saturday to lead the Red Storm boys to the team championship at the Section VII Cross Country Invitational at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Saranac Lake boys won the title with 35 points, ...

Tupper hangs with Rebels in 8-man opener

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TUPPER LAKE — Playing for the first time as an 8-man football team, Tupper Lake finally got one thing it wanted. On Friday in their season-opener in Section III’s 8-man league, the Lumberjacks found themselves in a competitive matchup for the first time in a long, long time. Tupper ...

Golfing for a good cause

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LAKE PLACID — On a beautiful summer day in late July, the 23rd annual Adirondack Health Foundation Golf Tournament drew a crowd of 130 golfers and raised $26,000 for the Future of Care Campaign. Golfers spread out over the Lake Placid Club’s Links and Mountain courses. On the Links ...

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 ...