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Balanced attack carries Blue Bombers to victory

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys basketball team built a comfortable cushion in the first half and kept it going in the second Monday on the way to a 61-34 victory over Minerva-Newcomb. The Blue Bombers used a balanced offensive attack to take command of the game. Jearanut ...

Vonn goes out with medal in hand

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ARE, Sweden — Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down. Or was it the bulging knee braces and metal support rods inside her vast array of broken bones? Whatever it was, the sound ...

USA Luge grabs two sixths

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OBERHOF, Germany — On the final day of World Cup racing for the weekend, USA Luge posted sixth-place results Sunday in both women’s singles and the team relay. Rain and wind greeted the women in Oberhof, also known as Blow-berhof by USA Luge athletes for the region’s preponderance ...

Smiles all the way around at alumni game

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SARANAC LAKE — A hot time in a cold rink. That might be one way to describe the scene at the Saranac Lake Civic Center on Friday, as Paul Smith’s College held its second alumni hockey game. The contest pitted this year’s Bobcats team, which is playing in its first season as a club ...

Mazdzer ends his World Cup season

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LAKE PLACID — As the result of a neck injury incurred in mid-January, 2018 Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer has ended his luge season. He will return to the United States on Monday to be examined by USA Luge team doctor and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Eugene Byrne, of Lake Placid Sports ...

Ski chief urged to quit over climate comment

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DENVER — A group of winter-sports athletes and the world’s biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of “so-called climate change” and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. The ...

Shiffrin opts out of events

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ARE, Sweden — She would have been the overwhelming favorite for the gold medal. Instead, Mikaela Shiffrin skipped town to escape the public’s eye and recharge for her final two events at the world championships. The decision to sit out Friday’s Alpine combined event has been ...

Cleveland surpasses 1,000 points in win over Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid girls basketball team fell 30-22 to Johnsburg in a game that a Blue Bombers' opponent etched her way into Section VII history. Khaleah Cleveland scored 20 points to lead Johnsburg on a night where she surpassed the 1,000-point plateau for her high school ...

Teen snowboarder soaring under White’s tutelage

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The invitation was too good to pass up: Shadow none other than Shaun White at the Pyeongchang Games. As the hand-picked successor to the snowboarding icon, teenager Toby Miller jumped at the chance, even bringing along his board. He received a behind-the-scenes look at what White went ...

Placid boys top XC field

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LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid Nordic ski teams held their last meet of the regular season on Wednesday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, and the Blue Bombers boys performed well on their home course. Lake Placid’s Kai Frantz led the way for the boys in a 9-kilometer classic ...

PSC snowshoers shine in Quebec

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In a weekend packed with races, the Paul Smith’s College snowshoe team won its 12th-straight International Snowshoe Championship team title in Quebec at the end of January. The team won all three of the 400-meter relays, as well as a host of individual first place finishes and other ...

Red Storm, Larries even again

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SARANAC LAKE — Two meetings, two ties. The Saranac Lake and St. Lawrence Central boys hockey teams met for the second time this season Tuesday with a similar result. After finishing in a 5-5 deadlock over the Christmas break in the Malone tournament, the Red Storm and Larries battled ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: LP girls grab hoops win

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NEWCOMB — The Lake Placid girls basketball team used a big third quarter to take control of what became a 43-24 victory over Minerva-Newcomb on Tuesday night. Deidra Kellerman scored 14 points and Natalie Tavares hit for 11 to lead the way offensively for the Blue Bombers. Grace Crawford ...

Shiffrin wins super-G, Vonn crashes at worlds

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ARE, Sweden (AP) — As Mikaela Shiffrin hopped atop the podium to celebrate another gold medal, Lindsey Vonn was nearby on the sidelines of the finish area, stretching her ailing knees and explaining just how she wound up entangled in a safety net halfway down the course. Definitive proof, ...

Holmes, Shumway repeat as Fun Run champs

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SARANAC LAKE — Eric Holmes and Jessica Shumway repeated as champions Saturday at the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Fun Run. Holmes was the overall winner of the race, completing the 4-mile course in 28 minutes, 11 seconds. He won the race last year in 27:05. Jared Whalen, who ...

White Stag Ski Races

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Saranac Lake Ski Club’s White Stag Sunday at Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake Female 6-7 1st Run 2nd Run Comb. Norfolk, Cecilia 41.89 41.04 1:22.93 Clark, Madelyn 44.97 45.46 1:30.43 Kramer, Lily 47.24 47.22 1:34.46 Gravatt, Sunshine 47.97 47.59 1:35.56 Wilson, ...

Sweeney takes fourth

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ALTENBERG, Germany — In a race affected by heavy snowfall, World Championship bronze medalist Emily Sweeney plowed her way to fourth place Sunday in a World Cup luge race in Altenberg. The weather was much appreciated by the aficionados at nearby Skilifte Rehefeld, but not so much at the ...