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Saints sink Vikes in home finale

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College women had no issues at all on defense in the first half when they hosted Hudson Valley in their final home game of the season Monday. But at the same time, the Saints had a woeful time when it came to putting the ball in the basket. That ...

Winter Carnival Results

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Results Children’s Skating Races At Saranac Lake Civic Center Friday, Feb. 10 Girls Kindergarten — 1. Addison Colby Second grade — 1. Rachel Rozon, 2. Trinity Martell Third grade — 1. Lauryn Caldwell, 2. Stephanie Kilbourney-Hill, 3. Alexa ...

Bombers lock up regular season title

LAKE PLACID — With an opportunity to lock up the regular-season Champlain Valley Athletic Conference championship, the Lake Placid hockey team couldn’t get the job done on the road Friday in a 3-2 loss to Plattsburgh. The Blue Bombers however, made the most out of a second chance ...

Dunklee joins Bailey in US biathlon history books

HOCHFILZEN, Austria — When the 2017 biathlon world championships began, Team USA had two “nevers” looming that the team could have only hoped to erase in its wildest dreams, on the athletes’ most perfect days. American men had never won a gold medal, and American women had never ...

Meadows, Martin headed to state meet

PLATTSBURGH — Saranac Lake senior Jada Meadows completed her perfect run through Section VII competition Saturday with a victory in the 55-meter race at the state qualifier meet at Plattsburgh State. Meadows qualified for the state meet by winning the race in 7.5 seconds to outrun second ...

Betting on Mother Nature to show some love

SARANAC LAKE — Organizers of the World Snowshoe Championships say the substantial snowfall the area has seen in recent weeks bodes well for the upcoming competition, although warmer temperatures and the chance of rain are in the forecast next week. The group issued a press release Thursday ...

Bobcats back on home lanes

SARANAC LAKE — It had been three years since the Paul Smith’s College bowling team hosted an opponent in its home house at Romano’s Saranac Lanes. When they finally got to compete at home again on Thursday, the Bobcats emerged as the winners against Adirondack Community ...

Lowell Bailey ends US drought with gold medal

  Lake Placid resident Lowell Bailey put an emphatic end to the United States medal drought at the IBU World Championships on Thursday by winning the grueling 20-kilometer race in Hochfilzen, Austria. The 35-year-old Bailey, a three-time Olympian on his way to a fourth ...

Lake Placid leads the way to nordic states

LAKE PLACID — While fat snowflakes fell, local skiers raced to determine who would represent area schools at this year’s NYSPHSAA nordic championships in South Bristol in two weeks. Beginning with a mass start at Mount Van Hoevenberg, nearly 40 racers vied for spots at the ...

Lowell Bailey’s father credits hard work, Adirondacks for win

Lowell Bailey’s father George says only those closest to his son know the depth of his commitment to biathlon training, especially after he decided not to retire last year. “There’s probably only a handful of people who know how hard he’s worked to come to this moment,” George ...

Former coach overwhelmed by Lowell Bailey’s victory

People in and around Lowell Bailey’s hometown of Lake Placid have seen him come close to being the best in the world over and over again in more than 20 years of international biathlon competition. To see him have a “perfect race,” as a former coach put it, and win a World Championship ...

Indian snowshoers will get visas for next week

SARANAC LAKE — Two Indian snowshoers will be able to travel here next week to compete in the World Snowshoe Championships. U.S. immigration officials reportedly approved visas for Abid Khan and Tanveer Hussain today, just over two weeks after they initially rejected their visa ...

Early look at Pyeongchang

With the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics now less than a year away, USA Luge athletes are currently in South Korea getting familiar with the world’s newest sliding track. At the same time, they just might be discovering how their lives might be next February when they go for the gold in the ...

Former coach overwhelmed by Bailey’s biathlon win

People in and around Lowell Bailey’s hometown of Lake Placid have seen him come close to being the best in the world over and over again in more than 20 years of international biathlon competition. To see him have a “perfect race,” as a former coach put it, and win a World Championship ...

Bailey’s father credits hard work, Adirondacks for win

Lowell Bailey’s father George says only those closest to his son know the depth of his commitment to biathlon training, especially after he decided not to retire last year. “There’s probably only a handful of people who know how hard he’s worked to come to this moment,” ...

Day 1 of sectionals in the books

SARANAC LAKE — Under the sparse light of Dewey Mountain, two local schools raced to determine who would represent them at the NYSPHSAA nordic ski championships later this month. On Tuesday night, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid skiers took to the trails of Dewey Mountain to compete in the ...