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Red Storm soccer, cross country practices begin

SARANAC LAKE — The fall sports season at Saranac High School is finally off and running. Literally. On Monday, the fields and trails surrounding the school were abuzz with student-athletes running and kicking soccer balls as Red Storm teams practiced for the first time to begin their ...

LP woman makes history with Lake George double swim

LAKE GEORGE — In her attempt to do a double swim of Lake George, Lake Placid’s Caroline Block has learned that about the only thing she can control is her stroke. But that stroke was steady enough to land her a time of 52 hours, 24 minutes, 47 seconds on Sept. 18, making her the ...

Andrew Weibrecht pushes it to the limit for charity

LAKE PLACID — At a collegiate ski carnival in 2006, the life of Kelly Brush changed forever. The lives of countless others also changed on that day. Skiing for Middlebury College, Brush suffered a debilitating spill as she crested a knoll at Jiminy Peak in Massachusetts. She caught a ski ...

University Games will house athletes in Lake Placid, Canton, Potsdam

LAKE PLACID — Planning for the arrival of the 2023 Winter World University Games continues. In a virtual town hall hosted live from the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, officials involved with the planning of the games promoted the upcoming event and answered questions from residents and ...

Start of soccer provides a sense of relief

LAKE PLACID — Better late than never, and then some. On a warm Monday afternoon, the Lake Placid boys and girls varsity soccer teams finally stepped out on the pitch as public high school programs across New York state were allowed to begin practicing. Two practices into a season ...

Horn finally gets his title at Craig Wood

LAKE PLACID — Ky Horn had been knocking on the door a few times when it came to competing for a title in the annual Craig Wood-Ray Randall golf tournament. After coming up short in a playoff for first place a year ago, the resident of Akwesasne can finally cross off winning another ...

Forum tonight on University Games progress

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Sports Council will host a virtual town hall today at 7 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be on the progress being made toward the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, which Lake Placid and the Adirondack region will host Jan. 12-22, ...

Sec. X moving ahead with some fall sports

CANTON — The 24 school districts that comprise Section 10 will be moving forward with low- and moderate-risk fall sports with practices starting as early as Sept. 21. This decision will include boys and girls soccer and cross country. Although swimming is considered a low-risk sport, ...

Shots heard ’round the woods

PAUL SMITHS — There’s little doubt that anyone who has been around the North Country knows about the “Miracle on Ice.” Lowell Bailey, a 2017 world champion and now a leader in the U.S. Biathlon organization, described another miracle that is now in the making 40 years later. The ...

Luge World Cup moved from Lake Placid to Germany

Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was supposed to host ...

Jefferson County schools postpone fall sports

WATERTOWN — Even though the New York high school fall sports season is allowed to begin on Sept. 21, all Jefferson County schools have decided to postpone their low- and moderate-risk fall sports seasons. The exact start date is unclear. Cross country, tennis and swimming are considered ...

Newcomers claim Bar Fly Open title

LAKE PLACID — There was no way that local golfers were going to let the coronavirus hamper them from helping out their four-legged friends inhabiting the villages of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid and the surrounding communities. The pandemic has forced the cancellation of countless ...

Bobsled worlds moved from Lake Placid to Germany

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid because of concerns across many winter sports about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications for those coming to North America. The ...

Garso’s sports stats research honored at conference

CANTON — Jacquelyn “Jackie” Garso, a 2020 graduate of St. Lawrence University and a 2016 graduate of Saranac Lake High School, has studied the differences in shot selection between National Women’s Hockey League teams, and this research earned her a second-place finish in the ...

Bobsled and skeleton World Championships moved from Lake Placid to Germany

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, because of concerns across many winter sports about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications for those coming to North America. The ...

Youth football is alive and well in the Tri-Lakes

SARANAC LAKE — High school football won’t be taking place in the Tri-Lakes this fall, but a big bunch of area youngsters are having fun and staying active while learning about the game. The brand-new Saranac Lake USA Football league is underway, and approximately 70 participants, ...