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World Cup luge season resumes in Germany

ALTENBERG, Germany — After a holiday pause of nearly a month, the Viessmann World Cup tour resumes Saturday and Sunday in the outpost of Altenberg, Germany, adjacent to the border of the Czech Republic. The resumption finds the remainder of the World Cup schedule, through February, taking ...

1980 Olympic figure skating team to return to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Members of the 1980 Olympic Figure Skating Team will return to the Lake Placid Olympic Center and Olympic Oval on Feb. 18 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the XIII Olympic Winter Games. Olympic 1984 gold medalist and 1980 Team USA Olympic flag bearer Scott Hamilton will ...

Luge athlete chosen as flag bearer

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Luge athlete Reannyn Weiler, of Whitesboro, and biathlon athlete Lexie Madigan, of Sun Valley, Idaho, were Team USA’s flag bearers for the two opening ceremonies of the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 on Thursday. The Winter Youth Olympic Games are ...

Storm soccer players selected as all-stars

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys high school soccer team made history in November by claiming the first ever sectional championship for the program. Although the Red Storm had a wealth of depth and talent during the 2019 season — and it took the effort by the entire squad to get ...

SL uses quickness to down rival

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team completed a season sweep of rival Lake Placid on Tuesday, winning 34-31 in a non-league game on the Red Storm’s court. Saranac Lake triumphed 35-21 when the teams met for the first time this season on Dec. 5 in Lake Placid. ...

Bullock nets game-winner in OT

PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake Placid hockey team claimed a big league victory, knocking off Plattsburgh 3-2 in overtime Tuesday at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House. SLP had lost its last two games in non-league contests in Middlebury, Vermont, at the Buster Brush tournament after ...

Ro leads USA in NAC finale

LAKE PLACID — USA Skeleton athletes captured two spots in the top-three North American Cup standings, and collected five medals in the Lake Placid finale this week. Mystique Ro, of Nokesville, Virginia, led the way for the women’s team with two gold medals and wrapped up her season ranked ...

Storm spikers collect accolades

SARANAC LAKE — It takes something special for a team to be able to claim a championship three years in a row. There were more than a handful of things that made the three-time defending Section VII, Class C Saranac Lake volleyball team a special group this past season, and on that ...

ORDA adds Terdiman as sponsor

LAKE PLACID — U.S. luger Jayson Terdiman is joining his doubles partner — Chris Mazdzer — as a new face of this village as the state Olympic Regional Development Authority has signed him up as a sponsor athlete. Mazdzer has been in the sponsor athlete program for multiple years, ...

NYSEF skiers shine at Eldridge races

A host of NYSEF Nordic skiers had successful outings at the Harry Eldridge races held on Dec. 21-22 at the Gore Mountain Ski Bowl in North Creek. The races featured classic and skate styles covering distances of 5 and 10 kilometers, and included male and female divisions ranging in age ...

Red Storm fall in boys hoops return

WILLSBORO — After a 13-day layoff from competition, the Saranac Lake boys basketball team was dealt a 51-42 setback by Willsboro on the road Saturday in a non-league matchup. The Red Storm suffered from a slow start and cold shooting on an afternoon when they fell into a big hole early ...

Humphries settles for fourth in Winterberg

WINTERBERG, Germany — Kaillie Humphries and Lauren Gibbs narrowly missed the medals in Saturday’s women’s bobsled World Cup race in Winterberg, finishing fourth behind three Germans on their home track. “At the end of the day, fourth place is one of my better results on this ...

Stars align for Lake Placid performance

LAKE PLACID — “I feel back at home.” That’s how Kurt Browning described his return to Lake Placid for a special holiday performance of Stars on Ice on Monday at the Olympic Center. For the three-time Olympian, four-time world champion and four-time Canadian national champion who ...

Jay Wright named coach of the decade

The final seconds of the 2016 national title game were some of the most dramatic in college basketball history. North Carolina’s Marcus Paige hit an off-balance 3-pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds left, only to be upstaged by Villanova’s Kris Jenkins hitting a buzzer-beating, ...

Scott Hamilton returns with new event at oval this February

LAKE PLACID — An Olympic figure skater is set to land in Lake Placid next month to host a benefit for the local hospital. Scott Hamilton, who won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, will headline the Frozen 5K on Feb. 18 at the Olympic Speedskating ...

SL nordic trio wins at Queensbury relays

Saranac Lake’s girls took a first place result Saturday in the high school nordic relay races at the North Creek Ski Bowl. Sylvie Linck, Sophia Kelting and Bella Wissler teamed up to top a field of 21 relay trios from a host of schools. They turned in a combined time of 27 minutes, 31.5 ...

SLP boys fall 5-3 to Tigers

The Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team dropped its second game in as many days, falling 5-3 to host Middlebury Saturday in the Buster Brush Memorial tournament in Vermont. Rhett Darrah scored a pair of goals to lead SLP and Dylan Amell found the back of the net once and added an assist in ...

Local PSA gets national play

SARANAC LAKE — A locally made public service announcement urging less aggressive audience participation at school sporting events will soon be highlighted on a national level. The PSA was produced by the Saranac Lake Central School District and Bing Bang Boom Inc. in January 2019. Now ...