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Local Olympians

Mazdzer returns from Sochi with broken foot

LAKE PLACID — The start of fall training outside Sochi did not go according to plan for American luge racer Chris Mazdzer. USA Luge athletes arrived in Sochi last weekend, and in the first days or training, Mazdzer, 2018 Olympic silver medalist, suffered a broken foot, according to a ...

Tucker West wins 9th title at Norton USA Luge Start Championship

LAKE PLACID — Two-time Olympian Tucker West upped his record number of men’s start titles to nine with his victory in the annual Norton USA Luge Start Championships, establishing him once again as the fastest starter on the national team and among the best on the World Cup ...

Local competed in Tokyo

SARANAC LAKE — It might not have been the Olympic dream Brooke Mooney had in mind, but it is one she will never forget. The United States women’s eight crew was considered by some to be a rowing dynasty. The U.S. had won gold in the event in three straight Olympics. But the U.S. ...

Biesemeyer to lead NWS alpine program

LAKE PLACID — Michael Maher, Northwood Head of School, announced the appointment of Tommy Biesemeyer as Director of Alpine Skiing and upcoming transitions within the alpine ski program.  Biesemeyer joins Northwood after a storied racing career and 15 years of experience in alpine racing, ...

Gold medalist charged with child sex abuse in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — James “Jimmy” Shea Jr., a former Lake Placid resident who won the gold medal in skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child in Utah, authorities said. Shea, who now lives in Utah, made his first court appearance Monday on one ...

Phaneuf wins 1st international biathlon medal

Maddie Phaneuf of the United States claimed the first medal of her career in international biathlon competition on Wednesday, winning a bronze medal in the IBU Cup’s women’s 12.5-kilometer short individual race in Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia. The previous career-best performance for the ...