Dropping into town

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The world opened up for me Wednesday afternoon at about 2. I had never been north of Albany in my life. My summers as a kid were spent on the sandy beaches of Cape Cod. The highest elevation there is about 18 inches. Or so it seemed. I have driven up Mount St. Helens twice. The first ...

SL board approves girls modified lacrosse

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake School Board of Education approved the formation of a girls modified lacrosse team at its meeting Wednesday night. At the start of the month, it looked like the approval was going to happen, but the team, a coach and a schedule would have to be put together ...

Schulz brothers ski into top-20

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Many elite-level student-athletes at colleges across the United States didn’t get the opportunity to participate in national championship events at the end of their winter sports seasons this year. Lake Placid brothers Karl and Scott Schulz were fortunate enough to compete in one race ...

PSC snowshoers compete at nationals

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In one of the later college sports events that took place this winter, seven members of the Paul Smith’s Striders turned in solid performances at the 2020 National Snowshoe Championships in Leadville, Colorado. The competition took place Feb. 28-March 1 on the campus of Colorado ...

Van Ho price tag goes up $2M

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LAKE PLACID — The price tag for upgrades to the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex has gone up by $2 million. The ORDA Board of Directors on Monday voted unanimously to move forward a spate of projects, most of them related to utility, construction and snowmaking improvements ...

CVAC puts spring sports on hold

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PLATTSBURGH — Spring sports, like everything else right now, are on hold. The Champlain Valley Athletic Conference unanimously passed a motion to suspend all athletic activities, which includes practices, scrimmages and contests, until April 20. The decision was confirmed by Section ...