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Shiffrin delights large crowds in Vermont

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin woke up this morning all nervous and edgy. By the end of the afternoon, it was hard to wonder why. With her 95-year-old grandmother among the thousands cheering her, Shiffrin won her sixth straight World Cup slalom Sunday after building a healthy ...

USA Luge sliders kick off World Cup season

WINTERBERG — Germany this weekend and Lake Placid next week. The World Cup Luge season kicks off today and Sunday in Winterberg, Germany and the tour then heads across the Atlantic to resume action in North America Dec. 2-3 at the mile-long run at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake ...

OFA falls at the Dome

SYRACUSE — The Ogdensburg football team saw its historic season come to an end on Friday with a 39-34 loss to Newark Valley in the New York State Class C championship game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The Blue Devils, who became the first team in Section X to reach a state final, ...

Shumway takes 63rd at Federation meet

Saranac Lake senior Brittany Shumway finished off an outstanding first year of cross country Saturday in the prestigious Federation Championships held in Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls. Shumway finished 63rd in a field of 249 of the best runners in the state of New York, from all ...

Daly returns with 2018 on mind

John Daly was painstakingly close to an Olympic skeleton medal in 2014, and when it slipped out of reach in one disastrous moment he insisted that he would never compete again. He was wrong. Daly has unretired, making the surprise announcement on Monday that he will pursue a spot on the ...

Bobcats earn YSCC awards

PAUL SMITHS — A player from each of the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Paul Smith’s College earned recognition from the Yankee Small College Conference this season. Junior Tyler Hoellerer and freshman Anna Mehner each earned a spot on the all-conference team, with Hoellerer ...

Curling club continues tradition in Tri-Lakes

SARANAC LAKE — Throwing a heavy stone down a sheet of ice may be one of the most basic things a human can do to pass the time. While our northern neighbors are often thought of as curling masters — Canada has five gold, three silver and two bronze Olympic medals ...

NCCC takes down Tompkins

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College women’s basketball team pulled out a close 66-58 win Friday night over visiting Tompkins Cortland Community College, earning their second victory of the week after beating Paul Smith’s on Tuesday. NCCC sophomore Romeira Tucker, ...

Saranac Lake teen rises through mountain biking ranks

SARANAC LAKE — Adrian Hayden has been mountain biking for about four years, and in that time he’s gone from novice to champion. The 13-year-old Saranac Lake resident recently won the Eastern States Cup (ESC) Downhill race in Plattekill, wrapping up a season that saw ...

Saranac Lake runners receive recognition from village

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and the village Board of Trustees opened Monday night's village board meeting by saluting members of the Saranac Lake High School cross country teams who competed last weekend in the NYSPHSAA cross country championship meet in Chenango Forks.

North Country gets past ’Cats

PAUL SMITHS — North Country Community College’s men’s basketball team traded the lead with Paul Smith’s at least a dozen times Tuesday night, but after 40 minutes of play, the Saints came out on top, 88-86. In front of a rambunctious home crowd, the Bobcats fell behind early. ...

US bobsled, skeleton teams named

PARK CITY, Utah — Twenty-two athletes were announced to the 2016-2017 USA Bobsled National Team roster Friday. Athletes competed in a series of races in Lake Placid and Park City, Utah to vie for a spot in one of three sleds per discipline this season. Elana Meyers Taylor had a bye ...

Lake Placid adds another lacrosse tournament

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid will add yet another lacrosse tournament to its schedule in 2017. Just one year after debuting the Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic tournament in June, event organizers will introduce the High Peaks Summit Classic in Lake Placid next summer. In all, Summit Lacrosse ...

Borzilleri buys Lake Placid Marathon, Half-Marathon

LAKE PLACID — Greg Borzilleri has purchased the Lake Placid Marathon and Half-Marathon from business partners Jeff Edwards and Brad Konkler. Edwards and Konkler each held a 50 percent ownership of Inspiration Sports LLC, their corporation that founded and managed the ...

Bombers just short of repeat

CHENANGO FORKS — The Lake Placid boys cross country team fell just three points shy of repeating as the Class D state champions Saturday at Chenango Valley State Park. The Blue Bombers totaled 61 points for the race, but Maple Grove managed to record 58 points to capture the ...

Shumway leads the way for local girls at state championships

CHENANGO FORKS — Each of the Tri-Lakes area schools sent runners to the NYSPHSAA cross country championship at Chenango Valley State Park outside of Binghamton this weekend, and out of 126 runners, three local girls ended up in the top 50, with Saranac Lake’s Brittany Shumway ...