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World Cup bobsled/skeleton tour stops in Igls

IGLS, Austria — The fifth stop of the bobsled and skeleton World Cup tour will take place in Igls, Austria starting Friday through the weekend.  Andrew Blaser (Meridian, Idaho), Austin Florian (Southington, Connecticut) and Alex Ivanov (Carlisle, Massachusetts) will kick off the Igls ...

SLP meshing and winning

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team is on a bit of a roll. Playing for first time this season at the Olympic Center’s 1932 Rink, SLP put on an offensive display Wednesday on the way to claiming a 7-3 victory over Saranac Central in Lake Placid. For the second ...

Curling up

A few dozen veteran and new curlers took the ice with brooms in their hands and stones at their feet. For the past few weeks, the Lake Placid Curling Club has hosted training sessions at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. As the leads sent their first stones down the sheet, skips stood at ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Storm girls battle back, but fall short

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team made a big run in the second quarter Wednesday, but Plattsburgh was still able to hold on for a 50-39 victory over the Red Storm. The Hornets stormed out of the gate and took a 14-2 lead in the first quarter, but the Red Storm put ...

New Olympic Jumping Complex gondola now open

LAKE PLACID — A new gondola is open for business in Lake Placid. The opening of the SkyRide gondola system at the Olympic Jumping Complex, one piece of an ongoing multi-million dollar update of the facility, was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday. The Olympic Jumping Complex is ...

Beavers take bite out of Bombers

LAKE PLACID — The Keene girls basketball team used a smothering full-court press to top Lake Placid 35-15 on the Blue Bombers’ floor Tuesday in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference play. In the low-scoring game, Keene led 5-2 after one quarter, stretched the advantage to 18-7 at ...

Saints men outlast Clippers; women’s team suffers first loss

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men’s basketball team opened the second semester with a win, taking down University of Maine at Machias 83-76 on Tuesday at home. The Saints owned a 41-27 lead at halftime and then held on down the stretch as the Clippers closed the ...

SLP girls fall short against Plattsburgh

SARANAC LAKE — In an important game with possible playoff implications, the scoring woes continued for the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team, as Plattsburgh triumphed 1-0 on Monday in a Section VII matchup. On SLP’s senior night at the Saranac Lake Civic Center, Plattsburgh’s ...

Red Storm take advantage of fast start to beat Schroon

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team burst out of the gate then held on the rest of the way to secure a 47-40 victory over Schroon Lake on Monday. The Red Storm took a 19-4 lead in the first quarter and went into the locker room at halftime ahead 24-16. “We came out ...

Mazdzer leads the way for Team USA

ALTENBERG, Germany — The efforts of Chris Mazdzer in doubles and singles led the American effort Saturday as Viessmann World Cup luge racing resumed in Altenberg after a month-long holiday recess. Mazdzer teamed with Jayson Terdiman in the morning to finish 17th in doubles. In the ...

Saranac Lake girls topple Tupper

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team claimed a win at home Saturday, topping Tupper Lake 45-20 in a non-league matchup. The Red Storm turned in a strong defensive effort while holding the Lumberjacks to single points in all four quarters. And on offense, Saranac Lake ...

North Country holds off UCAP for tournament title

SARANACC LAKE — When the unbeaten North Country Community College women’s basketball team faced a challenge on Sunday, the Saints pushed back big time. After seeing their 19-point lead dwindle to three at the end of three quarters, the Saints turned it on down the stretch to pull away ...

Red Storm boys come through with first CVAC win

SARANAC LAKE — For the most part, Saranac Lake’s boys have been playing some pretty competitive basketball this season, even though they have had a tough time notching victories. On Saturday, the Red Storm did come through with one of those wins, and it was a big one as they toppled ...

Ledger registers strong results in Youth Olympic Games

Van Ledger, of Lake Placid, competed in two biathlon events over the weekend at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. Ledger was the top American male finisher in the 12-kilometer individual event Saturday, finishing 59th with a time of 41 minutes, 3.5 seconds. Teammate ...

Youngsters get first taste of jumps

LAKE PLACID — They’re jumping again in Lake Placid. On Thursday, four elite junior Nordic athletes were the first jumpers to soar off the newly rebuilt 90- and 120-meter towers at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex since the two big jumps were updated to bring them to a world class ...

NCCC shakes off early rust

SARANAC LAKE — For the first five minutes of Friday’s basketball game, North Country Community College women’s head coach Jerrad Dumont thought his players looked a little rusty after returning to the court for the first time in nearly a month to host Mercyhurst North East ...

Blue Bombers boys and girls shoot down Chazy

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys and girls basketball teams claimed a sweep Friday, with each squad taking down Chazy in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference games. The Blue Bombers boys played on the road and triumphed 36-29, while Lake Placid’s girls hosted the Eagles and came ...

NYSEF skiers sweep giant slalom podium

WILMINGTON — New York Ski Educational Foundation athletes opened the new year with a giant slalom doubleheader Jan. 2 at Whiteface Mountain. The following is a list of U-16 and older NYSEF athletes who recorded top finishes: Women’s GS 1 Sonja Toishi, first place Inez Burkard, ...

Skutt and Kelting take top spots in high school race

LAKE PLACID — Mike Skutt and Sophia Kelting earned victories Thursday in a Nordic dual meet between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Skutt, of Lake Placid, won the 5-kilometer boys race in 16 minutes, 50 seconds while Kelting, of Saranac Lake, won the girls race in ...

SLP boys hockey remains unbeaten in league play

ROUSES POINT — The Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team stayed unbeaten at 3-0 in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference with a 4-2 road victory Thursday over Northeastern Clinton. SLP scored twice in the first period and two more times in the second to grab a commanding 4-0 lead and ...