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Saratoga thoroughbred meet like no other opens with no fans

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A thoroughbred racing season like no other in Saratoga Race Course’s long history began Thursday under a gray sky, with jockeys wearing masks, a smattering of fans trying to peer through fencing to at least get a glimpse of the horses, and management hopeful of ...

Peru HS teams will no longer be the Indians

PERU — Peru Central School’s athletic teams will no longer go by the name Indians. The Peru school board elected to retire the mascot name Tuesday. Peru Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Palmer said the process was not long. “At Tuesday night’s board ...

High school fall sports pushed back, championships canceled

LATHAM — The officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Thursday, July 16 that they voted to delay the official start date of the fall sports season, cancel the fall regional and state championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule ...

Change the Mascot Campaign sees success with Washington’s NFL team

Seven years after Change the Mascot Campaign was created, the NFL’s team in Washington will retire its name and mascot. The campaign was created by Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter. From the onset, the Washington Redskins were a focus for the effort. Halbritter ...

Berliner sizzles at Whiteface Club, wins with a 64

LAKE PLACID — The phrase “practice makes perfect” may not be exactly words when it comes to the the game of golf, because in reality, a person could never play a perfect round. But practice certainly helps, and Scott Berliner surely showed that at the Whiteface Club on Monday. In ...

Next year’s Ironman 70.3 is canceled

LAKE PLACID — Next year’s Lake Placid Ironman 70.3 has been canceled. The cancellation of the half-distance triathlon was announced by Ironman Friday, amid the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing concern over the safety of mass gatherings. Mary Jane Lawrence, chief of staff at the ...

NCCC’s Carder named athlete of the year

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College graduate Kayla Carder was named the NJCAA Region III Female Athlete of the Year. She was a sophomore who has been a two-year member of the Saints basketball team that made back-to-back trips to the NJCAA Division III Women’s ...

Airborne suspends driver after racial slurs found

PLATTSBURGH — Airborne Speedway has suspended driver Nathan Smart, who raced in the 4-cylinder division last season, indefinitely due to derogatory comments and racial slurs on his personal Facebook. Smart, of Altona, said in a statement, Wednesday, that his Facebook account “was ...

2021 Worlds in Lake Placid will be busiest ever

LAKE PLACID — The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) announced has announced that monobob has been added to the 2021 Lake Placid World Championship schedule. It will be the first time that monobob, which will make its Olympic debut at the 2022 Winter Olympics, will be ...

Tupper Lake’s new paddling challenge

TUPPER LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) announces the launch of the Tupper Lake Triad paddling challenge. While hiking challenges have continuously grown in popularity throughout the Adirondacks, so has the Triad in Tupper Lake. Since 2014, more than 5,000 people ...

Neill, Scholl win WFC tourneys

LAKE PLACID — The recent holiday weekend was celebrated at the Whiteface Club and Resort with a pair of annual competitions surrounding July 4 Independence Day. The unique One Club Plus Putter event, a nine-hole tournament played over Whiteface’s front side, was captured Friday ...

New Bobcats visit LP, excited for hockey season

LAKE PLACID — With the coronavirus-driven uncertainty regarding colleges reopening this fall and what will happen when it comes to collegiate sports, there was certainly loads of optimism in the air in front of the Olympic Center in Lake Placid Thursday morning. Dressed in the green ...

Washington Redskins to have ‘thorough review’ of name amid race debate

WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins began a “thorough review” of their nickname Friday, a significant step toward moving on from what experts and advocates call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” Even though owner Dan Snyder had shown no willingness to change the name since buying ...

Breen 4th in pro golf tourney Ross Classic

GLENS FALLS — Whiteface Club and Resort assistant golf professional Ian Breen fired a one-over par 72 on Monday at the Glens Falls Country Club to finish in a tie for fourth place in the annual Donald Ross Classic. The event was reduced to one day as rain canceled the opening round on ...

Design cost for Olympic Center tops $4.4 million

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors authorized a $2.1 million design contract for upcoming upgrades at the Olympic Center on Tuesday, bumping the total spent on designs and research alone to more than $4.4 million. The board gave ORDA CEO ...