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Local Olympians

‘Miracle’ player Mark Wells dies at 66

LAKE PLACID — Mark Wells, the last player added to the 1980 Miracle on Ice hockey team, has died at the age of 66. The cause of death was not immediately known. Wells’ death was confirmed Saturday by his former teammates and the team’s social media pages. “Sad day today for our 1980 ...

Forgan and Kirkby set start record at Oberhof World Cup this past weekend

OBERHOF, Germany — The FIL Luge World Cup completed a five-week circuit in Germany this weekend as Ray Brook native Sophia Kirkby, alongside her doubles luge partner Chevonne Forgan of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, secured a new start record in the second heat on the women’s doubles ...

USA Luge earns six top 10 spots in Oberhof World Cup

OBERHOF, Germany — The United States relay squad of Emily Sweeney, the men’s doubles team of Zack DiGregorio and Sean Hollander, Tucker West and the women’s doubles team of Maya Chan and Reanynn Weiler placed fifth in the team relay event at the FIL Luge World Cup on Sunday. In ...

USA Luge relay team earns World Cup silver

ALTENBERG, Germany — For the fourth time this World Cup season, Team USA stood on the podium in the relay competition this past weekend, winning a consecutive silver medal following last weekend’s podium in the 2024 FIL World Championships on the same track. The United States team ...

Lake Placid native makes ski jumping history

PARK CITY, Utah — Lake Placid native Tate Frantz made history at the FIS Ski Flying World Championships this past weekend in Kulm Bad Mitterndorf/Tauplitz, Austria, becoming the first American to finish in the top 20 at the event since 1994. In the first round of the Individual HS235 on ...