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Local Sports

ORDA puts Olympic Center tunnel on hold

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is reworking its timeline for upgrades to the Olympic Center ice rink complex as the novel coronavirus continues to throw a wrench into construction projects this season. At the end of the ORDA Board of Directors’ remote ...

Placid’s last WC biathlon

Tim Burke, a native of Paul Smiths and longtime member of the United States Biathlon Team, skis during a World Cup competition on the trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg on Feb. 27, 2004, the last time Lake Placid hosted a senior World Cup biathlon event.

SL’s Patrick Alberga to play football at Syracuse

SARANAC LAKE — Patrick Alberga has an exciting future ahead of him and a chance many can only dream of. Alberga, a senior at Saranac Lake, will be playing football for Syracuse this coming fall as a preferred walk-on. Alberga’s preferred walk-on status means he has a guaranteed spot ...

SL, B’dale baseball, softball launch virtual skill clinics

SARANAC LAKE — The youth baseball and softball season is still on hold, but local kids will now be able work on improving their skills at home with the help of their coaches. The Saranac Lake Youth Baseball and Softball Association and Bloomingdale Boosters Youth Baseball and Softball ...

Tangling with a tricky green

Golfers who are familiar with the Saranac Lake Golf Club in Ray Brook know that putting on the course’s fourth green can sometimes be a nightmare, depending on where the pin is placed and how fast the ball is rolling. In this photo from a high school match that took place on May 5, 2008, ...

Olympians promote PSC sport-education initiative

PAUL SMITHS — In a virtual gathering of Olympians, Paul Smith’s College recently organized a meeting of the five Adirondack region athletes who form the school’s Olympian Advisory Council. The athletes account for six Olympic medals and a total of 16 United States Olympic teams. They ...