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US men’s ski coach takes new role with team

Winter Olympic Sports

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Sasha Rearick is stepping down from his role as the U.S. men’s Alpine ski coach to lead the development side in a restructuring move by the organization. U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the change Wednesday. A men’s coach will be named later. The ...

Kostner leads Olympic champ Zagitova at worlds

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ASSAGO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s home favorite Carolina Kostner skated a perfectly executed and evocative program to take a surprise lead over Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia in the short program Wednesday at the world figure skating championships. A former world champion coming ...

Top D3 teams move into spotlight

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LAKE PLACID — A week ago, Lake Placid hosted some of the nation’s top Division I men’s collegiate hockey programs when four teams battled it out at the Olympic Center for the ECAC title. Big-time hockey returns to the same site this weekend, and this time, the prize is a national ...

Crowd welcomes Olympians home at Saranac Lake parade

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SARANAC LAKE — Once an Olympian, always an Olympian. Preceded by the Saranac Lake High School marching band and throngs of elementary school kids, local athletes from this year’s Winter Olympic Games and those of the past enjoyed the cheers of a crowd along a parade route Wednesday ...

American sledders rack up medals

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LAKE PLACID — The 2017-2018 USA Bobsled and Skeleton season was highlighted by an Olympic silver medal, three overall tour titles and three World Cup gold medals as USABS athletes raced to 87 medals across six bobsled and skeleton tours. Women’s bobsled once again led the way for Team ...

Bronze plaques for silver medalists

Local Olympians

SARANAC LAKE — This village will add two silver medalists — Chris Mazdzer and Andrea Kilbourne-Hill — to its Walk of Fame at Wednesday’s parade to welcome home athletes from last month’s Winter Olympics, according to Mayor Clyde Rabideau. Also, the number of participating 2018 ...

Senate approves Lake Placid Ironman bill

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ALBANY — As it does every year, the state Senate on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Betty Little that will allow out-of-state health care professionals to provide services for athletes competing in this year’s two Lake Placid Ironman triathlons. The exception, sponsored by ...

Loppet skiers enjoy clear conditions

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LAKE PLACID — Under crisp, clear skies that turned into brief periods of heavy snow Saturday, a few hundred skiers took on distances between 3 and 50 kilometers in the Lake Placid Loppet at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The near-perfect conditions were a refreshing change from the past couple ...

Tigers skate away with title

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LAKE PLACID — A seventh seed, no problem. Over the past two weekends, Princeton’s men’s hockey hockey team picked off the second, first and third seeds in order to claim the ECAC championship. The seventh-seeded Tigers completed the impressive run to their first title in 10 years ...

Bailey, Burke close out careers

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The professional biathlon racing careers of Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke came to an end Sunday after the World Cup 4x7.5-kilometer relay in Oslo-Homenkollen, Norway. The four-time Olympians who both live in Lake Placid teamed up with Sean Doherty and Leif Nordgren on Sunday to place seventh ...

Princeton upends top-seeded Cornell to reach ECAC final

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LAKE PLACID — A week ago, Princeton may have sent a shock through the ECAC hockey world when it traveled to Union and came through with a two-game sweep of the second-seeded Dutchmen in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. On Friday in Lake Placid, the Tigers pulled off another ...

Knights erase early deficit in OT win

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LAKE PLACID — Things weren’t looking very promising for Clarkson’s hockey team after it fell into a 3-0 hole against Harvard even before Friday’s second ECAC semifinal game was halfway over. The night began to look a little better when Jack Jacome scored the Golden Knights’ first ...

Horse show leader mourned

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LAKE PLACID — Richard Feldman, a Lehman Brothers executive who said his real legacy was with the Lake Placid Horse Shows, died last week at the age of 83. Feldman was a lifelong horseman and is remembered for building the Lake Placid Horse Shows into a nationally prominent event and a ...

Dunklee shoots clean, places fourth

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OSLO, Norway — Clean shooting propelled Susan Dunklee to her best finish of the season on Thursday in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint as the BMW IBU World Cup 8 opened in Norway. The Barton, Vermont resident placed fourth, just 6.5 seconds off the podium, hitting all 10 of her targets ...

ECAC title on the line in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The defending champion is back. Two teams ranked in the top 10 nationally are here. And rounding out the field is a squad hoping to keep its Cinderella postseason run going. The Eastern College Athletic Conference men’s ice hockey championships are back in Lake Placid ...

Goggia gets a bonus win in super-G

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ARE, Sweden (AP) — This was a bonus win for Sofia Goggia. Having packed away the World Cup downhill title a day earlier, Goggia claimed victory in the final super-G of the season on Thursday. Goggia dominated, finishing 0.32 seconds ahead of Viktoria Rebensburg of ...

CrossFit connects Lake Placid to the world

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LAKE PLACID — What do 30 members of the CrossFit Lake Placid gym have in common with nearly 400,000 more fitness enthusiasts from around the world? Each week, they are all doing the same or similar workouts as part of the CrossFit Open. The CrossFit gym in Lake Placid opened about a ...

Slippery Slope running series trudges on

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid High School cross-country running team is raising money this year by hosting a new running series, dubbed the Slippery Slope 5K in honor of the icy roads participants have taken on over the winter. The race series, which began in January, will have its ...