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Summer sports traditions screech to a halt

Local Sports

LAKE PLACID — Forty-six years of rugby. Thirty years of lacrosse. Twenty-one years of Ironman triathlons. That's how many summers in a row that three huge sporting events have been held consecutively in Lake Placid and surrounding communities prior to this year — 2020, the year of the ...

NY OKs more youth sports

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ALBANY — More youth sports in regions of New York currently in phase three of reopening, which includes the North Country, will be allowed to begin games and competition starting July 6. Soccer, non-contact lacrosse, doubles tennis, rafting, paintball, water polo and swimming (relays ...

New date for Ironman Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — After postponing the 2020 Ironman Lake Placid originally scheduled for July 26, a new date of Aug. 30 has been set for the annual race. The announcement was made Thursday in a news release and also posted on the Ironman.com website. The Aug. 30 date, which is just five ...

50 years and counting on the hardwoods

Local Sports

PLATTSBURGH — Basketball is family. That saying fits perfectly for Larry and Ryan Converse. The father-son duo has more than 50 years of combined coaching experience for boys varsity basketball in the North Country, and there’s no reason to think that total will stop ...

19 students earn black belts as local school closes

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SARANAC LAKE — Grand Master Jon O’Kelly’s final day of being a Taekwondo instructor was one of his most memorable ones. After a 35-year career of teaching the martial art, O’Kelly has retired. A Saranac Lake resident, O’Kelly opened the Northeast Taekwondo school in this ...

Youth sports can start in July

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Youth sports can begin this summer for regions of New York in Phase 3 of coronavirus reopening — which the North Country is — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press briefing Sunday, but players will only be able to bring two spectators each. The six “low-risk” youth sports approved for ...

IOC to look at allowing athlete protests at Olympics

Winter Olympic Sports

GENEVA — Amid a global wave of demonstrations against racism, the IOC said Wednesday it would open talks that could let athletes make stronger protests at the Olympic Games. Only five months ago the Olympic body strengthened its ban on political statements by specifying that gestures ...

SL weekly Fun Run series canceled

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We have all experienced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in great and small ways. At this time, it seems like things are beginning to “look up” while the state and country begin to reopen and our summer is slowly and cautiously regaining the shape we so quickly lost in March of this ...

Paul Smith’s VIC trail runs start this week

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PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center is going to be holding its Summer Trail Run series starting this Wednesday, and continuing until July 28. There will be a new course marked and left marked for the whole week starting on Wednesdays. The VIC ...

Bobcats women’s hockey lands 11 new recruits

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PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College women’s hockey team will have an uptick in student-athletes on the ice next season. Eleven players, who represent eight different states from across the nation have been recruited for the purpose of competing in the Presidential Division ...