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World of soccer waits for Malone star

MALONE — There are six wooden boards nailed together. They form a hexagon, laying on its side in Hans Schumacher’s backyard, where he’d spend hours in the center of it. His legs a blur, rocketing a soccer ball around the dirt. Bouncing, banging off the wood. A whirlwind. “I ...

Ex-Cardinal ready for the ice bubble

The National Women’s Hockey League will be playing its entire 2021 season in Lake Placid, and a familiar face to many in Plattsburgh will be one of the players on the ice at 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena. Former Plattsburgh State women’s hockey standout Kayla Meneghin, who is now a ...

Local ski teams gear up

Tuesday kicked off the winter season for Section 7 high school athletics as Lake Placid’s Nordic ski team began practicing, in accordance with state and section guidelines. The school’s Alpine skiing is also set to begin for the season. On Nov. 17, the New York State Public High ...

Smitties shoot for world-class trails

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College, working in concert with USA Nordic and US Biathlon, is now positioned to have its new 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) Nordic ski trail network homologated by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the International Biathlon Union for elite-level ...

When will the slopes open? Here’s the Northeast ski report

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Latest skiing conditions for the Northeast U.S., of of Monday, Nov. 30, supplied by SnoCountry Mountain Reports. Conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier/rider traffic and other factors. Be aware of changing conditions. For more information go to ...

Their gym has an armory

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College offers 27 different varsity sports, including woodmen’s teams. Its most recent addition to that lineup is the Bobcats trap shooting team. The sport of trap shooting dates back to the 1900 Summer Olympics; it was started at the school in 2019 with the ...

Lolo Jones back in bobsled, seeks elusive Olympic medal

Lolo Jones hasn’t returned to China since 2008, since one bad step in what was then the biggest race of her life cost her an Olympic gold medal. She’s never wanted to go back. Her stance might change in 2022. Jones — the longtime U.S. hurdles star who decided to add sliding ...

NWHL bubble will be here

LAKE PLACID — The National Women’s Hockey League on Wednesday announced a plan to present the entire upcoming season and 2021 Isobel Cup playoffs at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5. The goal of the two-week NWHL bubble season is to play in a ...

National Women’s Hockey League to play season, playoffs in Lake Placid bubble

The National Women’s Hockey League Wednesday, Nov. 25 announced a plan to present the upcoming season and 2021 Isobel Cup Playoffs at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5. The event is presented in partnership with the state Olympic Regional Development ...

Dewey looks forward to snow

SARANAC LAKE — Dewey Mountain Recreation Center announced Monday that it is gearing up for the winter cross-country skiing and snowshoe season, with some changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest difference will be that the lodge will be closed to the public. Outdoor ...

U.S. biathlon team named

The biathlon World Cup season kicks off this weekend in Kontiolahti, Finland, and most names on the U.S. roster will be familiar to anyone who has followed the team in recent years. U.S. Biathlon announced this week that its International Competition Committee has named 10 athletes to ...

Storm boys run with the best, on their own

CADYVILLE — “In these unprecedented times,” senior Saranac Lake runner Andrew Fogarty said with a laugh at the 2020-esque phrase, “you don’t really know when your next race is going to be, and Nike stepped up the plate. “It’s fun to get to do this thing. I didn’t think we ...

Saranac Lake boys run today in virtual Nike nationals

Although the regular season for high school cross country is over and Saranac Lake’s classes have shifted online, some of the boys, like the Energizer Bunny, just keep running. Today, the top seven boys from Saranac Lake’s two-time-state-champion team will run in a 5K as a part of the ...

John Daly returns to skeleton, wins Day 1 of US team trials

John Daly had not been in a skeleton race for nearly three years. He wasn’t rusty. The two-time U.S. Olympian won the first USA Skeleton team trials race of the season Friday at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, the first step toward qualifying for the World Cup team this season — ...

Three sports, good grades and mom to a 4-year-old

PAUL SMITHS — Kate Snyder, a Northwood School graduate and a local of the Saranac Lake area, has quickly earned a reputation around the Paul Smith’s College campus as an excellent student, three-sport athlete and mom. Snyder joined the campus in 2017 and has made her presence known ...

Adirondack Thunder calls off 2020-21 season

GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Thunder pulled the plug on their 2020-21 season on Wednesday. In a press release, the Thunder announced that they would opt out of the season along with the rest of the ECHL’s North Division. The decision was made in light of the coronavirus pandemic and ...

NY pushes back start for high-risk winter sports

LATHAM (AP) — The tentative start date for high-risk winter sports has been moved again for New York high schools, this time to early January, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday. Basketball, ice hockey, wrestling and competitive cheer would be ...

Salt Lake City all in on future Olympic bid

SALT LAKE CITY — A committee preparing a bid for Salt Lake City to host a future Winter Olympics has watched closely as the coronavirus pandemic upended carefully crafted plans and postponed the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. But members said Tuesday that their desire to bring the Olympics ...

U.S. Freestyle Ski Team announced

PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Ski & Snowboard last week announced a 30-athlete roster making up the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for the 2020-21 season. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team includes aerials and moguls skiers, and both disciplines are on snow in Scandinavia preparing for their FIS World ...