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Runners take on Olga races

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SARANAC LAKE — Runners and walkers of all ages turned out for the annual Olga Memorial Footrace on the streets of Saranac Lake on Saturday. The majority of participants took on the 5-kilometer distance, with 25 men and 29 women completing the run course that started at Berkeley Green and ...

Fun Runs enter homestretch

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run drew a large crowd of adult runners Thursday in Riverside Park as the acoustic music of “Rock and Lil” serenaded the participants as part of the Third Thursday Art Walk. The event started off with kids competing in the quarter-mile and ...

Canada sweeps US women in finale

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LAKE PLACID — After the United States women’s select hockey teams swept their arch rivals in the second matchup of a three-game series on Thursday, Canada turned the tables in the finale on Saturday at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. In a doubleheader at Herb Brooks Arena, Canada ...

Lanes dominance continues

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SARANAC LAKE — After failing to clinch the championship of the Saranac Lake Women’s Softball League after a loss to Blue Line Insurance on Wednesday, The Lanes didn’t wait around to get the job done on Friday. In a winner-take-all matchup at the Petrova Avenue softball diamond, The ...

U.S. takes two from Canada

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LAKE PLACID — The United States women’s select teams earned a sweep over Canada in a hockey doubleheader Thursday at the Olympic Center’s 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. The rivals are competing in a three-game series this week in Lake Placid and were playing their second games in as many ...

Tupper committee works fast on pro baseball field

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TUPPER LAKE — Work on the Municipal Park softball field is going fast after the president of the Empire League signed a letter of intent to put a professional baseball team on the diamond once again. On Wednesday evening four members of the River Pigs Baseball Committee were tearing ...

Caligiore continues consistent scoring

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VERO BEACH, Florida – Battling through oppressive heat and a pair of courses softened by nearly a foot of rain, Aimee Caligiore continued her consistent play last weekend at the Florida Women’s Open golf tournament in Vero Beach. The former Lake Placid Blue Bomber, who won the Hartford ...

U.S., Canada split openers

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LAKE PLACID — Women’s national hockey teams from the United States and Canada split on the opening night of their three-game series taking place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid this week. The rivals kicked off their series Wednesday, and Canada picked up the first victory, ...

Officials: Fewer lacrosse-related complaints reported this year

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LAKE PLACID — Local officials say there seemed to be fewer unintended impacts on the community as a result of the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament this year. The tournament was held Aug. 5 to 11. It’s one of the largest events held in the village each year, attracting a ...

Blue Line Insurance extends finals

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Women’s Softball League playoffs are heading to a deciding game on Friday. That’s because Blue Line Insurance came through with an 18-16 victory over The Lanes on Wednesday in the league’s double-elimination posteseason format. In a matchup that ...

LP hosts Olympic lax discussion

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LAKE PLACID — If lacrosse is to make its return to the Olympic Games, the sport’s followers will look to Lake Placid as an important piece in taking a step in that direction. The International Olympic Committee has initially paved the way for Olympic re-inclusion with provisional ...

Mini-Tris close on fast note

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LAKE PLACID — The High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Tri season wrapped up Monday night with a large crowd and a competitive battle for the overall top finisher position. Sean Davis, of Lake Placid, built a big lead after recording a swim time of 5 minutes, 52 seconds, then held on to beat last ...

US Bobsled, Skeleton parting with CEO

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USA Bobsled and Skeleton has fired CEO Darrin Steele, who oversaw teams that won nine Olympic medals and 12 world championship medals. Steele will remain in place for about another month. The federation’s board of directors did not cite a specific reason for the change. Athletes were ...

Fun Run series marches on

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run series continued Thursday in Riverside Park. The night started off with kids running in the quarter-mile race. Next up were the half-milers and milers, followed by the adult runs of 2, 3 and 3.8 miles on the “Hilly Man” course. The ...

U.S. teams set to take on Canada

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LAKE PLACID — USA Hockey selected the 44 players who will make up the U.S. Under-18 and Under-22 Women’s Select teams that will compete in a pair of three-game series against Canada later this week in the Olympic Center. The U.S. team will take on Canada on Wednesday, Thursday and ...

Tinman drew largest attendance in years

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TUPPER LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism released their annual survey results from the Tinman Triathlon, showing almost 200 more athletes participating this year than last — a 39% increase — but also showing a large increase in those who did not stay ...

Dacks Lax breaks through at Summit

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LAKE PLACID — One of the final games in this year’s Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament was a historic one, as Dacks Lax won a championship for the first time. The team was founded nine years ago by Saranac Lake native Chris Dupree and has traditionally been comprised of many ...