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Lolo Jones back in bobsled, seeks elusive Olympic medal

Lolo Jones hasn’t returned to China since 2008, since one bad step in what was then the biggest race of her life cost her an Olympic gold medal. She’s never wanted to go back. Her stance might change in 2022. Jones — the longtime U.S. hurdles star who decided to add sliding ...

NWHL bubble will be here

LAKE PLACID — The National Women’s Hockey League on Wednesday announced a plan to present the entire upcoming season and 2021 Isobel Cup playoffs at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5. The goal of the two-week NWHL bubble season is to play in a ...

National Women’s Hockey League to play season, playoffs in Lake Placid bubble

The National Women’s Hockey League Wednesday, Nov. 25 announced a plan to present the upcoming season and 2021 Isobel Cup Playoffs at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5. The event is presented in partnership with the state Olympic Regional Development ...

Dewey looks forward to snow

SARANAC LAKE — Dewey Mountain Recreation Center announced Monday that it is gearing up for the winter cross-country skiing and snowshoe season, with some changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest difference will be that the lodge will be closed to the public. Outdoor ...

U.S. biathlon team named

The biathlon World Cup season kicks off this weekend in Kontiolahti, Finland, and most names on the U.S. roster will be familiar to anyone who has followed the team in recent years. U.S. Biathlon announced this week that its International Competition Committee has named 10 athletes to ...

Storm boys run with the best, on their own

CADYVILLE — “In these unprecedented times,” senior Saranac Lake runner Andrew Fogarty said with a laugh at the 2020-esque phrase, “you don’t really know when your next race is going to be, and Nike stepped up the plate. “It’s fun to get to do this thing. I didn’t think we ...

Saranac Lake boys run today in virtual Nike nationals

Although the regular season for high school cross country is over and Saranac Lake’s classes have shifted online, some of the boys, like the Energizer Bunny, just keep running. Today, the top seven boys from Saranac Lake’s two-time-state-champion team will run in a 5K as a part of the ...

John Daly returns to skeleton, wins Day 1 of US team trials

John Daly had not been in a skeleton race for nearly three years. He wasn’t rusty. The two-time U.S. Olympian won the first USA Skeleton team trials race of the season Friday at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, the first step toward qualifying for the World Cup team this season — ...

Three sports, good grades and mom to a 4-year-old

PAUL SMITHS — Kate Snyder, a Northwood School graduate and a local of the Saranac Lake area, has quickly earned a reputation around the Paul Smith’s College campus as an excellent student, three-sport athlete and mom. Snyder joined the campus in 2017 and has made her presence known ...

Adirondack Thunder calls off 2020-21 season

GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Thunder pulled the plug on their 2020-21 season on Wednesday. In a press release, the Thunder announced that they would opt out of the season along with the rest of the ECHL’s North Division. The decision was made in light of the coronavirus pandemic and ...

NY pushes back start for high-risk winter sports

LATHAM (AP) — The tentative start date for high-risk winter sports has been moved again for New York high schools, this time to early January, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday. Basketball, ice hockey, wrestling and competitive cheer would be ...

Salt Lake City all in on future Olympic bid

SALT LAKE CITY — A committee preparing a bid for Salt Lake City to host a future Winter Olympics has watched closely as the coronavirus pandemic upended carefully crafted plans and postponed the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. But members said Tuesday that their desire to bring the Olympics ...

U.S. Freestyle Ski Team announced

PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Ski & Snowboard last week announced a 30-athlete roster making up the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for the 2020-21 season. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team includes aerials and moguls skiers, and both disciplines are on snow in Scandinavia preparing for their FIS World ...

Storm falls in league final

SARANAC — A sea of red and white fans lined Saranac Central’s soccer field to watch the Mountain Boys Championship between Saranac Lake and Saranac Central this past Saturday. While both teams fought hard, the Chiefs took the title with a 2-0 victory. From the start, all the players ...

Storm boys bump Bombers in OT to make finals

LAKE PLACID — Bryson Mariano’s second goal of the game, coming just 45 seconds into overtime, gave the Saranac Lake Red Storm their victory over the Lake Placid Blue Bombers Wednesday in the Northern Soccer League Fall Tournament Mountain Region semifinals. The Red Storm will take on ...

USA Bobsled/Skeleton team selection starts Saturday in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton team selection races will begin on Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, kicking off a three-race series to determine who is named to the 2020-21 national team. Coaches and staff wanted to limit the number of variables involved in team selections by not ...

SL boys, girls top LP to finish unbeaten

LAKE PLACID — Fans gathered at Mount Van Hoevenburg on Saturday to support the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake cross country teams, and specifically their seniors, in their last regular season cross country meet to close out an extremely irregular season. Both teams received the cheers of ...

Saranac Lake’s girls finally end scoring drought in loss, tie

A tie and a close loss might not be memorable achievements for some teams, but players on the Saranac Lake’s girls squad had something to smile about after getting exactly that result in their last two games, which were on the road Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Red Storm ...

U.S. luge sliders open track in Lake Placid Hoevenberg

LAKE PLACID — As snow flurries swirled around the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid Monday morning, Jonny Gustafson of USA Luge officially opened the sliding season with the first run of autumn. Despite snow piling up causing a one-hour delay to the training session, Gustafson, of ...