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USA Bobsled & Skeleton starts combine process

Winter Olympic Sports

PARK CITY, Utah — Just a few months after the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, USA Bobsled & Skeleton is set to recruit its next batch of Olympic hopefuls this summer. The Utah Olympic Park will host the first of eight USABS combines on June 2 at Park City High ...

’Jackets earn title, will face Lake Placid

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CANTON — The Madrid-Waddington baseball team’s offense woke up in the bottom of the sixth inning, producing a 6-2 victory over Heuvelton in the Section X, Class D championship game on a hot Tuesday afternoon at St. Lawrence University. Madrid-Waddington (10-1 overall) produced just ...

Pitchers carry Bombers to title

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PLATTSBURGH — Lake Placid pitchers Jesse Izzo and Jake Coursen combined to pitch a gem Friday to lead the Blue Bombers to a 2-1 victory over Crown Point in the championship game of the Section VII, Class D tournament at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Chip Cummings Field. Izzo started on the mound, ...

Maiorca settles for second again

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ROUSES POINT — Two Lake Placid golfers are heading to the state championship, and an exceptional student-athlete earned the title he was looking for since the season began. The Section VII Championships wrapped up two days of competition on at the North Country Golf Club on Friday, and ...

Kohn takes over as USA Bobsled coach

Winter Olympic Sports

USA Bobsled has promoted Olympic medalist Mike Kohn to head coach of the national team, part of a significant overhaul of the coaching staff following a disappointing showing at the Pyeongchang Games. Kohn will be aided by another Olympic medalist, with Shauna Rohbock now added to the ...

Retooled Bombers repeat title

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ROUSES POINT — The season didn’t start off very well for the Lake Placid golf team. But once the Blue Bombers started to actually get some playing time outdoors after the long winter melted away, they really got on a roll. On Thursday, with senior captain Drew Maiorca leading the way, ...

Lincoln out-throws Section VII field

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PERU — Sean Lincoln stood at the throwing ring for more than two hours Thursday afternoon, watching as shot putter after shot putter failed to match the Saranac Lake senior’s prowess. And after baking in the sun for the better part of the afternoon, Lincoln quietly picked up his bag of ...

Tupper Lakers: Archery bill misses mark

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TUPPER LAKE — A bill proposed by a New York City Assemblywoman, which would eliminate archery, trap shooting and riflery programs in public schools, is facing opposition from school officials and marksmanship instructors. The bill was authored by Linda Rosenthal, D-Manhattan, after the ...

ORDA hosts forum on Mount Van Ho upgrades

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LAKE PLACID — Mount Van Hoevenberg could see some big changes soon. The Olympic Regional Development Authority hosted a public hearing at the Conference Center in Lake Placid Thursday, and presented an amendment to the 1986 Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg Unit Management ...

Vonn rejoins NYSEF, Northwood team

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LAKE PLACID — The New York Ski Educational Foundation and Northwood School recently announced the appointment of Thomas Vonn as Alpine Technical Director furthering the partnership the two organizations have enjoyed for decades. This new role is a collaborative effort to enhance their ...

SL girls earn spot in semifinals

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SARANAC LAKE — Players on the Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team experienced a new feeling on Tuesday, notching the first postseason win as members of the Red Storm by claiming a 14-13 victory in a tension-filled match against Potsdam. Saranac Lake never trailed, but had to break several ...

Pitchers, Perry carry LP into final

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LAKE PLACID — Following a masterful performance by three junior pitchers and a handful of key hits at opportune times, the Lake Placid baseball team is heading to the Section VII, Class D championship game. On a wet Tuesday afternoon at home, the Blue Bombers punched their ticket to ...

Placid Planet Time Trials series hits midway point

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LAKE PLACID — The Placid Planet Time Trials take place every Wednesday through June 6. The following are results from the first three weeks: --- Placid Planet Time Trials Results Week 1 — May 2 Jim Walker 18:06 Nick Seleni 18:32 Erik Kreckel 19:33 Caitlyn ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Storm’s late-season surge ends in semis

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CLINTONVILLE — A long, lingering winter combined with a two-week spring vacation that ended one week into April didn’t offer spring sports teams at Saranac Lake much of a chance to get their seasons off to a strong start. The goal for the most part was to improve and be ready for the ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Red Storm shoot down Ogdensburg in finale

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team wrapped up its regular season with a win, knocking off Ogdensburg 13-4 Saturday at the North Country Community College field. With the victory, Saranac Lake finished the regular-season with a 5-7 record, and along with it, the Red ...