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Luge officials rescind penalty against Britcher

KONIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — USA Luge veteran Summer Britcher won’t be sanctioned for comments she made about safety and course conditions at last weekend’s World Cup competition. The International Luge Federation said Friday it is rescinding plans to penalize Britcher for her comments ...

Saints host to Region III semis

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College’s women’s basketball team will get the chance to defend its NJCAA Region III title at home this weekend. For the first time in the history of the college’s basketball program, the Saints will host the Region III final four at the ...

As luge season winds down, Sweeney looks ahead

Luge’s World Cup campaign ends this weekend in Germany, where most of the best 100 sliders in the sport will be looking to close their international seasons on a high note. Emily Sweeney won’t be among them. Her season ended a couple weeks ago, on her terms. The USA Luge veteran ...

Olympic biathlete helping to coach daughter while fighting MS

DAY — Katrin Schreiner had just come in from skiing a few intervals around the trails of her family’s Saratoga Biathlon Club with her mother, Deborah Nordyke. True to her family name, Schreiner is among the area’s top Nordic, or cross-country, skiers. Her father is Curt Schreiner, ...

SL girls place second at state meet

The Saranac Lake girls cross-country skiing team came up just short of winning the state title Tuesday, finishing second to Brighton in the NYSPHSAA Nordic Ski Championships team scoring at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area in Springwater. The Red Storm went into day two of ...

Saints lock up home semifinal

SARANAC LAKE — With an opportunity to host the NJCAA Region III women’s basketball finals for the first time in school history on the line, the North Country Community College Saints poured it on in a quarterfinal game on their home floor Tuesday. With all-American sophomore Kayla ...

Hayden second, Kelting third at state meet

Adrian Hayden placed second for the Saranac Lake boys and teammate Sophia Kelting took third in the girls race Monday on the opening day of the NYSPHSAA Nordic Ski Championships at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area in Springwater. Hayden was within striking distance of the ...

Lake Placid junior lugers earn top 10s

OBERHOF, Germany — USA Luge ended the Junior World Championships on Saturday in warm and windy Oberhof with a fourth-place result in the team competition, while doubles teams Sean Hollander and Michael O’Gara took sixth, Dana Kellogg with Duncan Segger were eighth, and Maya Chan and ...

Humphries wins 3rd world title

Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. is a bobsled champion again, winning her third world title Saturday to put an emphatic cap on her comeback season. Humphries teamed with Lauren Gibbs to finish four runs over two days in Altenberg, Germany with a time of 3 minutes, 45.49 seconds. Germany’s ...

Rosen makes way for USABS’s new CEO

LAKE PLACID — John Rosen was sipping coffee while watching the sunrise, soaking in retirement with his wife, Nancy Rosen, at a campground in Oregon. It was July 2019, and the furthest thing from Rosen’s mind was the sliding sports of bobsled and skeleton. That is until he got a call ...

Saints roll to home playoff win

SARANAC LAKE — Before this year, the last time the North Country Community College men’s basketball team hosted a Region III postseason game was back in 2007. On Saturday, the Saints made the most out of their chance to compete at home in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years. ...

’Shoers take on the trails of Dewey

SARANAC LAKE — The field wasn’t big, but for those who showed up to compete Saturday in the first races of this year’s Adirondack Snowshoe Festival couldn’t have had a much better day to run in the snow. On an afternoon where temperatures made it warm enough that gloves were ...

US pulls out of luge World Cup

USA Luge pulled its team out of the World Cup luge races in Winterberg, Germany, adding to a chorus of athletes from many nations protesting what they are calling unsafe ice conditions. Austria also withdrew its team from the weekend events and even several sliders from Germany said they ...

Miracle on Ice team honored before NHL game in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Amidst a sports-filled weekend that included the heavyweight championship boxing match and a NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hockey fans were reminded about believing in miracles on Saturday night. Prior to the game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Florida ...

Red Storm players taking it to the next level

SARANAC LAKE — When it comes to high school football in the North Country, seeing three seniors from the same team move on to play the game at the college level is a pretty rare occurrence. That, however, is the case for last fall’s Saranac Lake Red Storm, a team that battled through ...

Lake Placid still believes in miracles

LAKE PLACID — The woman had been waiting for her opportunity for more than an hour, which was no big deal because, technically, she had been waiting 40 years. She went to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on a frigid night earlier this week with a folder containing a stack of perfectly ...

Athletes describe Olympic roots

LAKE PLACID — Four Olympians and two aspiring Olympians — ranging from ages 16 to 65 — shared stories about their relationship to this village’s Olympic legacy Monday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The event — “Lake Placid’s Olympic Legacy: An Athlete’s ...