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Carder reaches 1,000-point milestone

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SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College women’s basketball team is continuing its impressive run and sophomore Kayla Carder is rolling right along with her Saints teammates. On Wednesday at home, the Saints notched their ninth win in a row and Carder surpassed the ...

40th anniversary parade canceled due to weather

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LAKE PLACID — A Main Street parade expected to kick off the opening ceremony of the 40th Anniversary Celebration tomorrow has been canceled, the chair of the organizing committee said Wednesday. The parade was planned to be part of a torch run from Fitness Revolution on Saranac Avenue to ...

Bombers escape with tense road victory

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The Lake Placid boys basketball team nearly let Wednesday’s game against Boquet Valley get away, but came through in the end to secure a 42-40 victory on the road. The Blue Bombers built an 11-point lead over the first three quarters, before Boquet Valley took over in the fourth quarter. ...

Team USA luge athletes return to Sochi

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The international luge season’s main event has descended upon the Sochi region as the 2014 Olympic site is ready to host the 2020 International Luge Federation (FIL) World Championships Friday through Sunday. It’s the first time Russia has hosted the FIL’s ...

Skiers position for state meet

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SARANAC LAKE — This winter’s Section VII Nordic championships — essentially a competition between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid skiers — kicked off Tuesday evening under the lights at the Dewey Mountain Recreation Area. Racing on great snow and in comfortable temperatures, which ...

Olympian Tim Burke plays snow games with Tupper youth Nordic club

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TUPPER LAKE — As a duck call carried over the rolling hills of the Tupper Lake Golf Club’s cross-country ski trails on Tuesday, four-time Olympic biathlon competitor Tim Burke and 20 kids slapped their ski poles into the snow and hopped. The duck call had been blown by ski instructor ...

Clinton upends defending champs

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LAKE PLACID — The Williamsville girls hockey team’s run of championships came to an end Sunday in Herb Brooks Arena. Williamsville came into the NYSPHSAA final four riding high after winning the Western New York Federation and Section VI tournaments within the last two weeks, but ran ...

U.S. Biathlon sets rosters for World Championships

Winter Olympic Sports

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine— The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee has announced the rosters for the upcoming IBU Biathlon World Championships in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy, Feb. 13-23, as well as the teams competing at the IBU Open European Championships in Otepaeae, Estonia, Feb. ...

11 days of events planned for Olympic 40th anniversary

Winter Olympic Sports

LAKE PLACID — While celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 13 to 23, residents will be focused on the Olympic legacy of this village: past, present and future. Yet organizers on the 40th Anniversary Celebration Committee didn’t want just one or ...

Afghan youth turn to snowboarding for thrills

Winter Olympic Sports

KABUL, Afghanistan — Aspen! Zermatt! Kabul? While Afghanistan’s capital may seem an unlikely destination for snowboarders, a group of young Afghans is looking to put the city on the winter sports map and change perceptions about their war-weary nation. Kabul is better known for its ...

Para-bob World Cup stops in Lake Placid

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  LAKE PLACID — The 10-race para-bobsleigh World Cup series kicks off its North American swing when Lake Placid plays host to more than 24 athletes from 14 nations Thursday and Friday at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex Track. The 2019-2020 series began in early-December, ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: SLP boys remain unbeaten in league play

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team took advantage of three power play goals Wednesday to secure a 5-2 victory over Beekmantown in a Section VII game at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. Hunter Wilmot scored three goals and Rhett Darrah had a goal and two assists to lead ...

Fun Run attracts record crowd

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SARANAC LAKE — The NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run drew a record crowd of 72 participants Saturday to take on a hilly course through the neighborhoods of Saranac Lake. Jared Whalen was the first runner to cross the finish line in front of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace, completing the ...