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NY OKs more youth sports

ALBANY — More youth sports in regions of New York currently in phase three of reopening, which includes the North Country, will be allowed to begin games and competition starting July 6. Soccer, non-contact lacrosse, doubles tennis, rafting, paintball, water polo and swimming (relays ...

New date for Ironman Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — After postponing the 2020 Ironman Lake Placid originally scheduled for July 26, a new date of Aug. 30 has been set for the annual race. The announcement was made Thursday in a news release and also posted on the Ironman.com website. The Aug. 30 date, which is just five ...

50 years and counting on the hardwoods

PLATTSBURGH — Basketball is family. That saying fits perfectly for Larry and Ryan Converse. The father-son duo has more than 50 years of combined coaching experience for boys varsity basketball in the North Country, and there’s no reason to think that total will stop ...

19 students earn black belts as local school closes

SARANAC LAKE — Grand Master Jon O’Kelly’s final day of being a Taekwondo instructor was one of his most memorable ones. After a 35-year career of teaching the martial art, O’Kelly has retired. A Saranac Lake resident, O’Kelly opened the Northeast Taekwondo school in this ...

Youth sports can start in July

Youth sports can begin this summer for regions of New York in Phase 3 of coronavirus reopening — which the North Country is — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press briefing Sunday, but players will only be able to bring two spectators each. The six “low-risk” youth sports approved for ...

SL weekly Fun Run series canceled

We have all experienced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in great and small ways. At this time, it seems like things are beginning to “look up” while the state and country begin to reopen and our summer is slowly and cautiously regaining the shape we so quickly lost in March of this ...

Paul Smith’s VIC trail runs start this week

PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center is going to be holding its Summer Trail Run series starting this Wednesday, and continuing until July 28. There will be a new course marked and left marked for the whole week starting on Wednesdays. The VIC ...

Bobcats women’s hockey lands 11 new recruits

PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College women’s hockey team will have an uptick in student-athletes on the ice next season. Eleven players, who represent eight different states from across the nation have been recruited for the purpose of competing in the Presidential Division ...

‘90-Miler’ paddling race canceled for this year

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Watershed Alliance, in cooperation with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, has decided to cancel the 2020 Adirondack Canoe Classic, originally scheduled for Sept. 11-13. The decision is based on the uncertainty of the direction of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ...

A foggy hockey camp in Lake Placid

Players scrimmage during a foggy session at the Olympic Center’s USA Rink at a USA Hockey Women’s Under-18 camp held in Lake Placid during the final week in June 2006. Over the years, the Olympic Center has hosted numerous men’s and women’s national team summer camps that have featured ...