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Old boys keeping pace amid changes

SARANAC LAKE — As 44th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament took hold of Saranac Lake on Friday, the Mountaineers Old Boys noticed the level of play on the pitch getting better and better. Terry McGuoirk, 52, one of three captains of the MOB team, relaxed with a cigarette after a tough loss ...

As concussion worries rise, scientists at Can-Am are on front lines

SARANAC LAKE — At 5-foot-5 and 130 pounds, 17-year-old Tyler Callahan is the smallest of the hundred-or-so members of the Mountaineers Rugby Club. “Guaranteed,” Cameron Moody, the club’s president, says with a smirk as he looks over at Callahan. This time last year, as a ...

Meyers Taylor, Olsen dominate

CALGARY, Alberta — Elana Meyers Taylor and Justin Olsen were dominant Friday, wining their respective pilot titles in the 2017 USA Bobsled National Push Championships in Calgary’s Ice House with the fastest times of the competition. Meyers Taylor, a two-time Olympic medalist, topped ...

Devils take down Chill in tune-up

MORRISONVILLE — The Adirondack Chill 16-and-under softball team dropped a 6-1 decision Wednesday against the Northern Devils 18U team. The Devils scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back. Nikki Donah limited the Chill to just two hits, while Sydney Adolfo went 2-for-3 ...

Decker, Weibrecht greet fans

LAKE PLACID — A small crowd of kids and parents mingled about, wondering if it was OK to go up and touch the shiny things on the table. This being a museum, most people were hesitant. But Andrew Weibrecht didn’t mind, and soon kids were able to put their hands on genuine, hard-earned ...

Deadlifting with a purpose

SARANAC LAKE — A unique fundraiser and good timing. With all the visitors in the village for rugby weekend, Bitters and Bones is hosting a benefit on Saturday to help out two families who live a few miles out of town but are nonetheless, members of the Saranac Lake community. The ...

Langton, Evans win push titles

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Steven Langton and Aja Evans came home with medals from the Sochi Olympics, and are now well on their way to getting the chance to compete for more hardware in Pyeongchang this winter. Langton and Evans were the winners of the U.S. bobsled push championships ...

Can-Am expands to 125 teams

SARANAC LAKE — The 44th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament begins three days of action Friday, and after a run that began in 1974, this year’s event will feature its biggest field yet with 125 teams registered, according to tourney director Jay Annis. Over the years, the Can-Am has grown ...

Mountaineers ruggers ready to roll

SARANAC LAKE — After nearly a year, the waiting is just about over. The 44th annual Can-Am Rugby starts Friday, and the host Mountaineers will again be represented by three teams. The Mountaineers Old Boys — aka the MOB — will be the first local squad competing and have two ...

Three more to receive Hall of Fame Black Jackets

SARANAC LAKE — Three long-time members of the Saranac Lake Mountaineers Rugby Football Club will receive Black Jacket awards, symbolic of induction into the club’s Hall of Fame. On Friday night, in conjunction with the opening of the 44th annual Saranac Lake Can-Am Rugby Tournament, ...

Caligiore preps for LPGA qualifying

OCOEE, Florida — Aimee Caligiore, of Lake Placid, capped her best National Women’s Golf Association tournament performance in relation to par last week in an event held at Forest Lake Golf Club. The former Lake Placid Blue Bomber and St. Lawrence University All-American recorded scores ...

Rough water shuts down day one of Bassmaster

PLATTSBURGH — The first day of the Bassmaster Elite today was canceled because of rough water conditions on Lake Champlain. B.A.S.S. tournament director Trip Weldon made the call shortly after returning from a test drive to the edge of Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain, where the ...

USA Bobsled season pushes off in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta — With the Olympic Games on the horizon, USA Bobsled and Skeleton is back on ice this week for the first official competition of the 2017-2018 season. The USA Bobsled National Push Championships will take place Thursday through Sunday in the Indoor Ice House in ...

Fans get closer look at Olympic biathletes

LAKE PLACID — A pair of three-time Olympians highlighted last Thursday’s Meet an Olympian program at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum as U.S. biathletes Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke visited the museum to talk about their sport, pose for pictures and sign autographs. Last winter, the 35 ...

One final Ironman finisher

LAKE PLACID — Two minutes after midnight, as Sunday night became Monday morning, “The Voice of Ironman” Mike Reilly began his thank yous. After a few final Ironman Lake Placid competitors finished their 140.6-mile triathlon journey in the moments before and after what’s regarded ...

Trail fun run at Dewey

SARANAC LAKE — The Inov-8 trail running company hosted a trail fun run and demonstration last Wednesday at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center. The following are results from the 5-kilometer trail run: --- Inov-8 Trail Fun Run Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake July ...

Fun Run series completes 4th week

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run Series reached week 4 last Thursday. The kids kicked things off with 36 runners covering the quarter-mile course. Half-milers and milers were next, followed by the adult races ranging between 2 and 4.5 miles. The Fun Runs continue every Thursday ...

Ironman Lake Placid local finishers

Local finishers (Unofficial results) SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL Amy Farrell, Tupper Lake 1:02:25 5:22:15 3:15:39 9:46:00 Colin Delaney, Lake Placid 1:09:54 5:23:39 3:33:14 10:15:36 Sean Davis, Lake Placid 1:01:08 5:58:04 3:37:06 10:46:31 DJ Racette, Saranac ...

Sweet repeat: Tupper Lake’s Amy Farrell wins again at Ironman

LAKE PLACID — Experience tells Amy Farrell that it’s never a good idea to predict you’re going to win when it comes to the sport of triathlon. Especially when you’re competing in the Ironman’s anything-can-happen distance of 140.6 miles. Recently, instead of saying she’s going ...

Scuba team is key to preventing Ironman swim accidents

LAKE PLACID — Gazing into Mirror Lake from the beach dock at 7:15 a.m., not a trout is in sight as thousands of green and pink-capped Ironmen and Ironwomen encircle the pier. As music wails through speakers and throngs of caffeine-charged loved ones howl from the beach, the surface of ...