Winter Olympic Sports

Kellogg, Segger race to Norton luge title

LAKE PLACID — One only had to observe the conclusion of the men’s Norton Junior National Luge Championship Sunday morning to witness the vagaries of the sport. Tack on a demanding driver’s track such as Mount Van Hoevenberg’s, and a course made difficult by excessive cold leading to ...

Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, crosses the finish line to lock up a silver medal in the single mixed relay race Sunday in Kontiolahti, Finland.
(Photo — U.S. Biathlon/Nordic Focus)

Bailey, Dunklee team for silver

KONTIOLAHTI, Finland — World championship medalists Susan Dunklee and Lowell Bailey combined forces to win the United States’ first biathlon team medal in 23 years, a silver in Sunday’s single mixed relay at the World Cup event in Kontiolahti, Finland. Bailey, of Lake Placid, won ...

NYSEF skier Ethan Wood, of Saranac Lake, tucks through the first turn of the under-18 10-kilometer race Friday in the XC Junior National Championships at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

McGrew, Schulz earn top 10s

LAKE PLACID — For the first time this week, a local athlete wasn’t astride the podium at the end of the third day of competition Friday at the cross-country skiing Junior National Championships. On Monday, Lake Placid High School graduate Karl Schulz claimed the men’s under-20 ...

Bailey 16th in Finland

Lowell Bailey took 16th place and Susan Dunklee finished fifth Friday as the World Cup biathlon tour event in Kontiolahti, Finland got underway. Bailey, of Lake Placid, shot cleanly, but was unable to get in a groove on the skis in the men’s 10-kilometer sprint. He finished 1 minute, 1.1 ...

Shiffrin wins GS gold at World Cup returns to Squaw Valley

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin covered her mouth with her glove in disbelief after crossing the finish line. Finally believing, she tossed her right ski pole into the air. Usually so stoic, the American standout let her emotions loose. With good reason: This was a victory ...

Caldwell tops US skiers

DRAMMEN, Norway — Sophie Caldwell, of Peru, Vermont, narrowly missed out on a spot in the finals, finishing ninth to lead the Americans in a classic city sprint through the streets of Drammen on Wednesday at a World Cup cross-country skiing event. Norway’s Erik Brandsdal and Stina Nilsson ...

Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, leads a pack of skiers Sunday during the 4x7.5-kilometer men’s biathlon relay race at the IBU World Cup event in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Bailey was given USOC’s Best of February award this week.
(Photo — U.S. Biathlon/Nordic Focus)

Bailey recognized for big month

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Notable performances during February from biathletes Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, and Susan Dunklee, of Barton, Vermont, along with the bobsled team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Kehri Jones earned the United States Olympic Committee’s Best of February honors. ...

Joey Izzo of Lake Placid, second from left, receives a medal for nordic skiing in the International Children's Games in January 2016 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo provided)

Placid takes next step for three world events in five years

LAKE PLACID — This village isn’t wasting time in trying to bring three big international sports events to the Adirondacks over a five-year span. At Monday night’s regularly scheduled village board meeting, the board unanimously approved Lake Placid’s letter of intent to host the ...

University of Vermont skier Karl Schulz, of Lake Placid, crests the first hill in the men’s U20 10K race Monday in Lake Placid. Schulz went on to win the Junior National race by one-tenth of a second.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Karl Schulz skis to national title

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid High School graduate Karl Schulz was the fastest man around Monday at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, capturing the top spot in the men’s U20 Cross-Country Junior National Championships 10-kilometer race. Schulz completed four laps on the 2.5K ...

Kirkby hangs on for Norton crown

LAKE PLACID — More than 40 youth racers braved temperatures of 2 degrees Fahrenheit and wind chills of minus-21 on Saturday in Lake Placid as USA Luge concluded its annual youth seeding and Norton National Championship races. Seeding points were issued to athletes based on their age ...

Bailey in top 10 once again

Lowell Bailey kept his momentum going Saturday with a ninth-place finish in the 12.5-kilometer biathlon pursuit race at the IBU World Cup race in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Bailey, of Lake Placid, came into the race sitting in second place after Friday’s silver medal in the 10-kilometer ...

Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, celebrates after winning the silver medal in the 10-kilometer World Cup biathlon event Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
(Photo — U.S. Biathlon/Nordic Focus)

Bailey stays hot

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Two weeks after becoming the first American world champion in biathlon, Lowell Bailey continued his torrid run by winning the silver medal in the 10-kilometer sprint Friday at the IBU World Cup held at the 2018 Olympic venue in Pyeongchang. The longtime Lake ...

Kirkby holds lead at halfway point

LAKE PLACID — On a day that broke clear and cold after another warm spell, four USA Luge youth racers won the first of two seeding races Friday, and simultaneously moved to the halfway lead toward Norton National Championship titles. Sophie Kirkby, Maya Chan, Zachary DiGregorio and Jet ...

Bailey takes ninth in pursuit

Lowell Bailey kept his momentum going Saturday with a ninth-place finish in the 12.5-kilometer biathlon pursuit race at the IBU World Cup race in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Bailey, of Lake Placid, came into the race sitting in second place after Friday’s silver medal in the 10-kilometer ...

Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, makes his way through the 10-kilometer Olympic biathlon course in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Bailey took second place in the World Cup event.
(Photo — U.S. Biathlon/Nordic Focus)

Bailey stays hot with silver on Olympic course

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Two weeks after becoming the first American world champion in biathlon, Lowell Bailey continued his torrid run Friday by winning the silver medal in the 10-kilometer sprint at the IBU World Cup held at the Olympic venue in Pyeongchang. The longtime Lake Placid ...

Dunklee races to 5th on Olympic track

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — In her first race since winning the silver medal in the IBU World Championships mass start Feb. 19, Susan Dunklee, of Barton, Vermont, picked right up where she left off. Dunklee raced to a fifth-place finish in Thursday’s 7.5-kilometer women’s sprint at ...

Nina Armstrong, of Lake Placid, skis in the biathlon Junior World Championships in Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia. Armstrong competed in three different events over the last week.
(Photo — U.S. Biathlon/Jim Levins)

Nina Armstrong wraps up Junior World Championships

Lake Placid High School graduate Nina Armstrong wrapped up her first appearance at the biathlon Junior World Championships in Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia on Tuesday by skiing the anchor leg of the 3x6-kilometer relay. Armstrong, a sophomore at Harvard College, and her United States ...

Niskanen wins men’s 15K cross-country ski title

LAHTI, Finland (AP) — Iivo Niskanen won the men’s 15-kilometer classical cross-country race Wednesday at the Nordic world championships. Niskanen won by 17.9 seconds to give host Finland its first individual gold medal at a major championship since 2011. Niskanen said he had a plan ...

US doubles team closes with silver

ALTENBERG, Germany — The USA Luge doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman concluded the World Cup season Saturday with a silver medal in Altenberg, Germany and finished in third place in the overall tour standings. It was the third medal (two silver, one bronze) in their third ...

Realizing a world championship title is literally just around the corner, Joseph Gray of Colorado beams while closing in on the finish line during Saturday’s 8-kilometer race at Dewey Mountain.

(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

World champs stand alone

SARANAC LAKE — Two athletes who finished runner-up at previous World Snowshoe Championship events finally got the titles they were looking for Saturday in Saranac Lake. Competing on a course at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center that somehow came together and held up, Joseph Gray of ...