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Laurel Miller of Lake Placid and Westport’s Hannah Schwoebel of Westport battle for a rebound during Thursday’s game. Also pictured for Westport are Abby Mero (14) and Rachel Storey.
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Eagles defeat cold-shooting Bombers

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LAKE PLACID — You couldn’t fault Lake Placid’s girls for playing aggressive basketball against one of the better teams in Section VII when they hosted Westport on Thursday. But the Blue Bombers’ shooting woes continued, and the Eagles made them pay. Led by Hannah Schwoebel and ...

From the left, Scott Stoddard and his sons Mason and Liam are ready to ski.
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Perfect powder for opening day at Mount Pisgah

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SARANAC LAKE — They arrived slowly but surely. A youngster and his mom. A dad and his two sons. Two brothers and a wife. On Friday at 3 p.m., the Mount Pisgah Ski Center opened for the season, and what a grand day to kick things off. About six inches of fresh, wonderful, fluffy powder ...

Lake Placid’s Scott Schulz, followed by Saranac Lake’s Lauchlan Cheney-Seymour, nears the finish line of the first nordic ski race of the season Wednesday at Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake.
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Storm, Bombers open nordic ski season

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid nordic ski teams gathered at Dewey Mountain Wednesday for the first ski race of the season, and athletes and coaches alike were thrilled to be on snow in December after several years of late snow accumulation. With Tuesday’s rain, the ...

Lake Placid goalie Anders Stanton stops a shot by Middlebury’s Kamrin Bartlett while Jarrett Hathaway defends for the Blue Bombers during the opening period of Tuesday’s game.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Tigers’ decisive second sinks Blue Bombers

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid hockey team put in a solid effort but came up short in a 5-2 home loss to Middlebury Tuesday at the Olympic Center. The Blue Bombers headed into the matchup with a 13-player roster against a much deeper opponent, and jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but ...

Tupper Lake’s Kameron Sarvis takes a jump shot over Madrid-Waddington’s Peyton Chambers during the second quarter of Monday’s game in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Lumberjacks put up a fight

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TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys basketball team put up a valiant effort at home Monday night, but were outmatched by Madrid-Waddington 60-42. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early lead, grabbing more rebounds and utilizing quick transitions to get fast break points. The visitors ...

Climate change hits Olympic preparation

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SAAS-FEE, Switzerland — The athletes’ half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps — up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in the world’s highest underground train to a glacier at 11,000 feet — served up daily grim reminders that global warming is threatening their line of work. After ...

Utah’s Taylor Morris heads up the finish ramp on Friday after completing his second men’s single run, a performance that earned the 26-year-old a trip to the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics.
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Memorable weekend for Morris

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LAKE PLACID — Of all the veterans on the United States luge national team, Taylor Morris had a weekend to remember in Lake Placid. On Friday, the native of Salt Lake City, Utah nailed down his first trip to the Olympics with a fifth-place finish in men’s singles on the opening day ...

Burke headed to fourth Olympics

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Lowell Bailey capped off the 2017 biathlon season with a 23rd-place finish in the men’s 15-kilometer mass start race at the World Cup event in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France. Bailey, of Lake Placid, finished 14th in Saturday’s 12.5K pursuit and came back with a three-penalty ...

Bullock hat trick leads SLP

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OSWEGO — Lydia Bullock had three goals and two assists Saturday to lead the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team to a 5-3 victory over Oswego. Bullock scored two unassisted goals in the second period to give SLP a 4-1 advantage. Oswego’s Hannah Koster reduced the deficit to 4-2 at the ...

Meyers Taylor races to fifth-straight podium finish

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IGLS, Austria — Elana Meyers Taylor teamed with Kehri Jones for her fifth consecutive medal this season after the duo finished second in Saturday’s women’s bobsled World Cup in Igls. “It feels good to be in the medals again,” Meyers Taylor said. “We have a deep field of push ...

Veith returns to winning ways

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VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — Anna Veith felt overwhelming relief after proving she can fight her way back to the top. She won a World Cup super-G race on Sunday, long after last tasting victory in giant slalom at the French resort of Meribel in March 2015. The Olympic super-G ...

Hirscher breaks Tomba’s record

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LA VILLA, Italy (AP) — Marcel Hirscher dominated both runs to take a record fifth straight win in the Alta Badia giant slalom on Sunday. The Austrian finished a massive 1.70 seconds ahead of Norwegian rival Henrik Kristoffersen, with Zan Kranjec of Slovenia 1.82 behind in third for his ...

Tucker West competes during the first run in Friday’s men’s singles race. Like his United States doubles teammates, West established a track record on the run that was later surpassed in the next heat. West finished with the bronze medal.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Record-breaking day at Van Ho

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LAKE PLACID — Two days of World Cup luge racing kicked off on Friday in Lake Placid, and on a very fast track and a record-breaking day, 22-year-old Tucker West came through with a bronze medal for the United States. The day began with the doubles competition and concluded with ...

Burke positions for fourth Olympics

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Paul Smiths native Tim Burke moved one step closer to qualifying for his fourth Olympic Games on Friday after placing 10th in the 10-kilometer biathlon sprint race at the World Cup event in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France. Burke, who only needed a top 30-finish to achieve the performance ...

United States luge athlete Tucker West shares smiles with his mother Pam and father Brett after the 22-year-old captured the bronze medal Friday in men’s singles on the first day of World Cup racing at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The World Cup action wraps up in Lake Placid today with women’s singles and the sprint competitions. It was announced Friday that West will join the men’s team headed to Pyeongchang for the Olympics.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Ten athletes chosen for U.S. Olympic luge team

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LAKE PLACID — Taylor Morris’ eyes filled with tears, for good reason. For four years, he’s carried around a burden. He missed qualifying for the 2014 Olympic team by a ridiculously small sliver of time — four one-thousandths of a second. And over those four years, he’s dealt with ...

Russia aims for Olympic hockey gold

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MOSCOW — Russia can’t win Olympic hockey gold in Pyeongchang, but the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” will have a great shot at the title. OAR is the moniker imposed by the International Olympic Committee as part of Russia’s punishment across all sports for doping at the 2014 ...

Mistre Newton of Saranac Lake rips the ball away from Moriah’s Makayla Stockwell to secure a rebound during Thursday’s game in Saranac Lake. Also pictured for the Vikings is Kaylee Orr.
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Vikings charge through Storm

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SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake’s girls basketball team faced a tough challenge when last year’s Class D state semifinalist Moriah visited the Red Storm gymnasium on Thursday. And early on, it was evident that a turnover-plagued performance was going to get the job done against the ...

Athletes get it done in classroom

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SARANAC LAKE — Of the six teams that competed during the fall for Saranac Lake football, two of those squads were champions on the field. Those squads were the girls volleyball and the boys cross country teams. Although the other four Red Storm teams may not have been the top dogs when it ...