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46ers bring home hockey title

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The Adirondack 46ers Hockey Club brought home a championship in dramatic fashion during a tournament in Chambly, Quebec last weekend. In Sunday’s title matchup against the St. John’s (Newfoundland) Caps, the 46ers got two goals from Ryan Bartholomew of Saranac Lake and ended ...

MacDonald named AHCA’s top coach

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LAKE PLACID — Colby College coach Blaise MacDonald was named as the American Hockey Coaches Association coach of the year Thursday as he prepared for tonight’s NCAA Division III national semifinal against St. Norbert at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid. MacDonald led his club to a ...

Fourcade closes in on overall World Cup championship

Winter Olympic Sports

TYUMEN, Russia (AP) — Martin Fourcade won the biathlon World Cup sprint title for the seventh straight year after a victory in Thursday’s race. The Frenchman went into the race trailing Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway by 31 points, but he ended up winning the title by two ...

Hanging up their rifles

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SARANAC LAKE — As Lowell Bailey said from the stage of the Harrietstown Town Hall Wednesday, he and Tim Burke have been ski racing against each other since they were 6 or 7 years old. That competition intensified when Bailey moved from Old Forge to Lake Placid at age 10. Other kids his ...

US men’s ski coach takes new role with team

Winter Olympic Sports

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Sasha Rearick is stepping down from his role as the U.S. men’s Alpine ski coach to lead the development side in a restructuring move by the organization. U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the change Wednesday. A men’s coach will be named later. The ...

Kostner leads Olympic champ Zagitova at worlds

Winter Olympic Sports

ASSAGO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s home favorite Carolina Kostner skated a perfectly executed and evocative program to take a surprise lead over Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia in the short program Wednesday at the world figure skating championships. A former world champion coming ...

Top D3 teams move into spotlight

Local Sports

LAKE PLACID — A week ago, Lake Placid hosted some of the nation’s top Division I men’s collegiate hockey programs when four teams battled it out at the Olympic Center for the ECAC title. Big-time hockey returns to the same site this weekend, and this time, the prize is a national ...

Crowd welcomes Olympians home at Saranac Lake parade

Local Sports

SARANAC LAKE — Once an Olympian, always an Olympian. Preceded by the Saranac Lake High School marching band and throngs of elementary school kids, local athletes from this year’s Winter Olympic Games and those of the past enjoyed the cheers of a crowd along a parade route Wednesday ...

American sledders rack up medals

Winter Olympic Sports

LAKE PLACID — The 2017-2018 USA Bobsled and Skeleton season was highlighted by an Olympic silver medal, three overall tour titles and three World Cup gold medals as USABS athletes raced to 87 medals across six bobsled and skeleton tours. Women’s bobsled once again led the way for Team ...

Bronze plaques for silver medalists

Local Olympians

SARANAC LAKE — This village will add two silver medalists — Chris Mazdzer and Andrea Kilbourne-Hill — to its Walk of Fame at Wednesday’s parade to welcome home athletes from last month’s Winter Olympics, according to Mayor Clyde Rabideau. Also, the number of participating 2018 ...

Senate approves Lake Placid Ironman bill

Local Sports

ALBANY — As it does every year, the state Senate on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Betty Little that will allow out-of-state health care professionals to provide services for athletes competing in this year’s two Lake Placid Ironman triathlons. The exception, sponsored by ...

Loppet skiers enjoy clear conditions

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LAKE PLACID — Under crisp, clear skies that turned into brief periods of heavy snow Saturday, a few hundred skiers took on distances between 3 and 50 kilometers in the Lake Placid Loppet at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The near-perfect conditions were a refreshing change from the past couple ...

Tigers skate away with title

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LAKE PLACID — A seventh seed, no problem. Over the past two weekends, Princeton’s men’s hockey hockey team picked off the second, first and third seeds in order to claim the ECAC championship. The seventh-seeded Tigers completed the impressive run to their first title in 10 years ...

Bailey, Burke close out careers

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The professional biathlon racing careers of Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke came to an end Sunday after the World Cup 4x7.5-kilometer relay in Oslo-Homenkollen, Norway. The four-time Olympians who both live in Lake Placid teamed up with Sean Doherty and Leif Nordgren on Sunday to place seventh ...

Princeton upends top-seeded Cornell to reach ECAC final

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LAKE PLACID — A week ago, Princeton may have sent a shock through the ECAC hockey world when it traveled to Union and came through with a two-game sweep of the second-seeded Dutchmen in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. On Friday in Lake Placid, the Tigers pulled off another ...

Knights erase early deficit in OT win

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LAKE PLACID — Things weren’t looking very promising for Clarkson’s hockey team after it fell into a 3-0 hole against Harvard even before Friday’s second ECAC semifinal game was halfway over. The night began to look a little better when Jack Jacome scored the Golden Knights’ first ...