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Wylde opens week with victory

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LAKE PLACID — The 48th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows opened their second week of competition Tuesday with a limited schedule that featured a win by Olympic gold medalist Peter Wylde in the 1.30-meter Speed Class. Wylde rode Cesario 15 to a clean ride in 50.415 seconds to claim the win in ...

LP horse show farrier a shoer to the stars

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LAKE PLACID — Amid the hustle and bustle that is the horse shows at the North Elba Show Grounds, there stands a solitary building that only has two sides. There are just a few permanent buildings at the show grounds, but this one, situated next to the long tents that house horses, may be the ...

Torano, Chiara Blue Diamond, win grand prix

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LAKE PLACID — Jimmy Torano capped off a solid week at the Lake Placid Horse Show with a victory Sunday in the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix. Torano claimed the victory aboard Chiara Blue Diamond, and the pair set the tone right off the bat, riding clean as the first of 27 entries to take ...

Chapot takes first and third

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LAKE PLACID — Laura Chapot finished first and third Friday in the $30,000 Prevost Jumper Classic at the 48th annual Lake Placid Horse Show. Six of 20 entries in the preview of Sunday’s $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid reached the tiebreaking jump-off by riding without ...

Saddling up with style

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LAKE PLACID — The horse shows that take over the North Elba Show Grounds each year draw thousands of people from around North America to the Olympic Village. Due to the large number of riders, trainers, handlers and spectators, the horse shows create a small village of their own. As ...

Chapot rides Umberto to second-straight jumper class victory

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LAKE PLACID — Laura Chapot rode Umberto to victory in the $1,500 Hampton Inn 1.35-meter Jumper Class, Thursday’s featured competition at the 48th annual Lake Placid Horse Show. In winning the horse show’s 1.35-meter class for the second consecutive day, Chapot turned in the fastest ...

Young laxers take centerstage

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LAKE PLACID — Two down, two to go. The second Summit Lacrosse Ventures tournament of the summer wrapped up Wednesday, as teams nailed down titles in five divisions in the Lake Placid Youth Classic. The tournament took place for the second year, and Wednesday provided some exciting ...

Corcoran inspired many over 85 years

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CONCORD, N.H. — Tom Corcoran, an Olympic skier who founded the Waterville Valley ski resort in New Hampshire that became popular with racers and celebrities, has died. He was 85. Former assistant Jan Stearns said Corcoran died Tuesday at his home in Seabrook Island, South Carolina, ...

Wylde captures opening feature

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LAKE PLACID — Olympic gold medalist Peter Wylde rode Aimee to victory in the $5,000 NBC 5 1.40m Speed Class, Wednesday’s featured competition at the 48th annual Lake Placid Horse Show. A starting field of 24 horses tried the 13-effort, one-round course designed by 2016 Rio Olympic ...

Lax tourneys rev up for the summer

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LAKE PLACID — The summer lacrosse season is kicking into gear in Lake Placid. A new tournament, the High Peaks Summit Classic, took place over the weekend at the North Elba athletic fields and featured six teams battling it out on Saturday and Sunday. The tournament is one of four ...

Schlueter takes over Winter Term

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WILMINGTON — Beatty Schlueter will assume the role of the New York Ski Educational Foundation’s Winter Term program director for the upcoming 2017-18 season. She has served as the development director and U10/12 head alpine coach at NYSEF for the last five years. Schlueter takes the ...

Talented field kicks off Mini season

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LAKE PLACID — The High Peaks Cyclery’s first mini triathlon kicked off its weekly summer series Monday in Lake Placid. The race, which includes a 400-yard swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run, takes place every Monday and starts at 6:30 p.m. adjacent to the Mirror Lake ...

Adirondack Chill on the road

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The Adirondack Chill 16-and-under travel softball team has had a busy couple weeks. After taking part in the Saratoga Springs Spa City Classic two weeks ago, the Chill returned to the area Sunday for two games. Adirondack opened Sunday’s action with an 8-1 loss to the Mechanicville ...

Triathletes tackle Tupper Tinman

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TUPPER LAKE — After taking place in 90-degree heat a year ago, the Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon couldn’t have been held under much more pleasant temperatures this time around. On Saturday, more than 600 triathletes competing in five different races swam, biked and ran in comfortable ...

Cyclists gather for solstice benefit

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LAKE PLACID — The Summer Solstice Time Trial benefit brought together several of the area’s top riders for one last timed event along Riverside Drive on Wednesday. The event was hosted by Placid Planet Bicycles, and raised money and contributions for the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food ...

Tinman preps for 35th running

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TUPPER LAKE — Thirty-five years and going strong. The 35th annual Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon takes place Saturday, and is one of the events that has come to define the village where the logging industry was once king. In its heyday, the Tinman boasted well over 1,000 athletes, but ...

Son will pull/push dad with MS through triathlon

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TUPPER LAKE — Jim and Jeff Cornick had a typical and ideal father-son relationship years ago. Jeff, the son, loved being involved in sports with his father Jim. Playing basketball and riding mountain bikes were just two of many activities they enjoyed together when Jeff was growing up in ...