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PSC grad shows grit

SARANAC LAKE - If graduating from college could be considered starting a new chapter in life, Mark Bouquin may just have written a novel.A 2012 graduate of Paul Smith's College, Bouquin experienced an opportunity of a lifetime, and made the most of it by winning $250,000 this summer for taking ...

Norton takes helm of NYSEF

WILMINGTON - John A. Norton was named as the new executive director of the New York Ski Educational Foundation by its board of directors.Norton, a NYSEF and Northwood School alumnus, previously served as the organization's alpine program director and assistant executive director. He began his ...

Paddlers power to USCA silver

SARANAC LAKE - Two veteran paddlers, Pete McConville, of Paul Smiths, and Bloomingdale's Mark Winter teamed up to claim a silver medal over the weekend at the United States Canoe Association National Championships in Northfield, Massachusetts.The pair took second place Sunday in the C-2 ...

Griffin answers the call

LAKE PLACID - During the past month, Art Griffin's emotions as an aspiring golfer went from his biggest heartbreak to the most joyful moment of his young career.The heartbreak for the talented 21-year-old from Lake Placid occurred on July 14, when he came just one stroke away from qualifying ...

Senior, Super Senior amateur tourney at Whiteface Club

LAKE PLACID - The New York State Women's Senior and Super Senior Amateur Golf Championships will be held at the Whiteface Club and Resort Tuesday, Aug. 23 and Wednesday, Aug. 24. The two events will be held concurrently and will be admistered by the New York State Golf Association.The 36-hole ...

Bombers’ season ends in semfinals

The Lake Placid Family Dental 16U softball team completed its summer season over the weekend by posting a 3-2 record at the Vermont Rockets Invitational in St. Albans, Vermont.The team ended its 2016 season with a loss in the semifinal round of the tournament.On Saturday, playing three games in ...

Whiteface Club crowns champions

LAKE PLACID - The Whiteface Club in Lake Placid crowned its 2016 golf champions over the weekend, and two of the three matches went to extra holes before the winners were decided.The club championships included two regulation rounds of 18 holes played Saturday and Sunday, and the lone match ...

Golf tourney boosts Adirondack Health’s Future of Care Campaign

LAKE PLACID - The threat of thunderstorms never materialized, and the 21st Adirondack Health Foundation Golf Tournament raised $35,000 for the Future of Care Campaign on July 22.The Future of Care Campaign was launched to raise $12 million toward the $35 million total project cost to build a ...

Saranac Lake Fun Runs in stride

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Fun Runs continued Thursday on another hot night in Saranac Lake.The free event included distances of a quarter-mile, half-mile, 1 mile, 2 miles and 3.8 miles.The Fun Run Series takes place every Thursday for the next three weeks at 6 p.m. in Riverside Park.The ...

Next stop: Kona

LAKE PLACID - Elizabeth Izzo is perfectly happy being called a number of different names. She likes Lizzo, Izzo, Liz and Elizabeth. It doesn't seem to matter a whole lot to the 24-year-old from Lake Placid.Now, you can also call her an Ironman, and a fast one at that.Before last month's race, ...

636 runners en route from Whiteface to Utica brewery

WILMINGTON - "Ready or not, here we go," seemed to be the sentiment for 53 teams of runners who plan to cover 238 miles from the top of Whiteface Mountain to the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica.Runners from around the country and Canada gathered in a thick fog at the castle near Whiteface's summit ...

Rusty Nail locks up title

SARANAC LAKE - It's softball championship week in Saranac Lake as the men's and women's final series have been taking place on their leagues' respective diamonds.So far, one winner has emerged as Rusty Nail completed a three-game sweep in its best-of-five competition against Foul Line in the ...

Quenneville rebounds for Devil’s win

WEST HAVEN, Vermont - Vince Quenneville Jr. turned an ugly start into a big win on the half-mile asphalt track at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday. Quenneville converted his subpar night into late-race dominance to earn his first win in the annual C.J. Richards Memorial 67 for the NASCAR ...

Delaney wheels past Mini field

LAKE PLACID - The 18- to 29-year-old male age group was hotly contested Monday night as the High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Triathlon Series held its penultimate event of the season.Colin Delaney, Marc Eves, Fabian Stocek and Karl Schulz each finished the 400-yard swim, 12-mile bike and 3-mile run in ...

Clukey announces retirement

AUGUSTA, Maine - Olympian Julia Clukey officially announced her retirement from the sport of luge Tuesday at a press conference at the Kennebec Valley YMCA in her hometown of Augusta. She made the announcement based on recent concerns about her future health related to onset of pain she has ...

Saranac Lake Fun Runs heat up

SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Fun Runs continued Thursday on a hot night in Riverside Park.The free event included distances of a quarter-mile, half-mile, 1 mile, 2.1 miles, 3.1 miles and 4.3 miles.The Fun Run Series takes place every Thursday for the next four weeks at 6 p.m. in Riverside ...