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Getting Outdoors and Active

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SARANAC LAKE — It’s no secret that a whole lot of people live in the North Country because it’s a region where the great outdoors is nothing short of amazing. For those who haven’t discovered how wonderful our Adirondack Mountain environment really is, Saranac Lake’s Marijke ...

Locals finish 1st race in Germany

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Two area women got their first taste of biathlon competition in Europe on Thursday, as Lake Clear’s Jackie Garso and Lucy Hochschnarter of Lake Placid raced in the opening IBU Cup event in Arber, Germany. The pair, who skied together and were members of the St. Lawrence University ...

College hockey player dies in Whiteface ski crash

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WILMINGTON — A SUNY Fredonia student and hockey player died from a ski crash on Whiteface Mountain on Tuesday. Bernhard “Tanner” Kahlau, 22, of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, was skiing on the Approach trail at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center when he lost control, veered off the trail and ...

Shiffrin wins to end 1-yr slalom drought

Winter Olympic Sports

FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won a night slalom Tuesday to end a year-long victory drought in her strongest discipline and earn her 100th World Cup podium. Shiffrin, who last triumphed in a slalom in December 2019, held on to her opening-run lead and beat Katharina Liensberger ...

Locals shine as Mt. Van Hoevenberg hosts first races

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LAKE PLACID — In hosting its first weekend of racing this winter, the New York Ski Education Foundation had the honor of breaking in a brand new facility at the totally rebuilt Nordic center at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The event was the annual Harry Eldridge Memorial races held on Saturday ...

NYSEF christens LP’s new Nordic center

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LAKE PLACID — In one of the first races of the season for many skiers, Lake Placid locals and Rochester area Nordic athletes dominated many of the top spots on the first day of the annual Harry Eldridge NYSEF Junior National Qualifier. The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF), ...

Bennett helps lead national youth football league

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SARANAC LAKE — Eric Bennett loves football. He played the sport at his alma mater Saranac Lake High School, and he’s been the longtime head varsity coach of a Red Storm program that traditionally has enjoyed a lot of success. But counting wins and losses isn’t how Bennett gauges ...

SL Nordic team takes to the trails at Dewey

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SARANAC LAKE — They’re finally on skis. On Wednesday, the Saranac Lake Red Storm Nordic team held its first practice of the season under the lights at the Dewey Mountain Recreational Center. After a run of warm weather and a lack of significant snowfall delayed the start to the ...

USA Luge 6th in team, Sweeney 10th in singles

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KOENIGSSEE, Germany — USA Luge wrapped up its return to the Eberspacher World Cup tour Sunday with a sixth-place effort in the Koenigssee team relay. The United States luge team, based in Lake Placid, skipped the first four World Cup races this season as a result of concerns over the ...

US sliders finally starting World Cup seasons

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Some U.S. luge, bobsled and skeleton athletes have rejoined the international World Cup sliding circuits, after they all stayed home for the first half of the season because of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. There are some exceptions: most athletes and coaches who are members ...

Weibrecht to lead rebirth of PSC alpine ski program

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PAUL SMITHS — While colleges around the country are dropping varsity sports programs, Paul Smith’s College has been on a mission for over a year to bring more competitive sports to its 14,000-acre campus in the Adirondacks. After officially announcing the addition of Nordic skiing, ...

Busy week expected at LP skating oval

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LAKE PLACID — Long considered one of Lake Placid’s most prominent and popular venues, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval is ready for a busy holiday week with new schedules and COVID-19 safety procedures. In previous years, the greatest factor in when the Oval opened and how it operated ...

US Bobsled announces men’s team

Winter Olympic Sports

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled is proud to announce the 11 athletes that have been named to the men’s national team. Athletes competed in a series of four selection races — two two-man races and two four-man races — to qualify for the team. Codie Bascue, of Whitehall, won three of four ...

New York nixes 2021 winter sports championships

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SARANAC LAKE — It’s not really a scenario similar to the movie "Groundhog Day," but it certainly feels like it. In that 1993 film, its star Bill Murray's character keeps reliving the same day over and over again as a reporter covering the annual Feb. 2 tradition in Punxsutawney, ...