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Van Ho records fall in World Cup

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LAKE PLACID — The cold air that moved into the Adirondacks over the weekend made for fast ice at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track Saturday and Sunday for the Viessmann Luge World Cup. Track records were set, the U.S. luge team walked away with five medals, and the U.S. doubles sled ...

Shiffrin lights up Killington once again

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KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin’s winning margins in World Cup slaloms just get more remarkable. One weekend after finishing 1.78 seconds ahead of her opponents in Finland, Shiffrin was a massive 2.29 seconds clear of her biggest rival, Petra Vlhova, in the United States on ...

Turkey Trotters take on Adirondack Health 5K

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LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Health 5K Turkey Trot drew a large crowd Thursday as 233 runners/walkers congregated at the Olympic Speedskating Oval for the annual charity race. Brian Woods was the first overall finisher to cross the line, recording a time of 17 minutes, 33.7 seconds on a ...

5th annual Turkey Trot rocks with record field

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SARANAC LAKE — The Bitters & Bones Turkey Trot just keeps getting bigger and better. On Thursday, the 5k race was held for the fifth straight time on Thanksgiving Day in Saranac Lake, and unlike a year ago when the temperatures were in negative digits, the weather turned out to be ...

Coming home party for USA Luge

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LAKE PLACID — Two-time Olympian Summer Britcher gave the United States National Luge Team its first medal of the season at the first World Cup in Innsbruck/Igls, Austria this past weekend, and the team is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving week on their home track training for World ...

Shiffrin captures record 41st World Cup slalom win

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LEVI, Finland (AP) — Coming off a record-breaking season with 17 race wins, Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t need much time in the new campaign to reach yet another milestone. The American set the all-time World Cup record for most slalom wins by any skier on Saturday, after earning her 41st ...

Red Storm place third in Federation meet

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The Saranac Lake boys cross country team turned in another outstanding performance Saturday with a third-place finish at the New York State Federation Cross Country Championships at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls. The Red Storm, who repeated as Class C state champions last week, were ...

Community Bank steps up to sponsor ESWGs

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LAKE PLACID — Community Bank, N.A. will return as the Title Sponsor of the Empire State Winter Games for the next three years (2020-2022). The extended partnership begins in January when the ESWGs celebrates 40 years of competition in the Adirondack region. “We’re excited to ...

Paul Smith’s pioneers competitive gaming in Adirondacks

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PAUL SMITHS — Stephanie Tyski has a competitive desire that for a long time she could not satiate. She used to play volleyball, but after suffering a serious concussion, sports were a no-go. She spent the rest of her high school career and some of her college years missing that sense of ...

USA Bobsled assembles national team

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LAKE PLACID — The USA Bobsled National Team for the 2019-2020 season was named Thursday following the conclusion of a series of trials races. Six athletes were named to the women’s team. Brittany Reinbolt earned her spot at the helm of USA 1 with her USA Bobsled National Championship ...

Snowboarding visionary dies at 65

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Whether you had a gold medal hanging from your neck, were just learning how to stand on a snowboard, or were one of those flustered skiers wondering where all the kids in the baggy pants were coming from, you knew the name “Burton.” Jake Burton Carpenter, the man who changed the game ...

Door is open for US women

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The closest that an American woman has come to winning the overall World Cup luge championship was in 1992, when Cammy Myler finished second to Germany’s Susi Erdmann by a single point in a chase that was decided by less than one-tenth of a second. Things could change this ...

Luge season ready for liftoff

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LAKE PLACID — Nearly nine months has elapsed since the last Viessmann World Cup luge race was held. Fast forward to the new 2019-2020 season, and the tour finds itself reconnecting on the familiar ice of Igls, Austria where the campaign gets underway Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. ...

Bascue and Williamson pick up season-opening gold at NAC race

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LAKE PLACID — Codie Bascue and Josh Williamson led the men’s field in USA Bobsled Team Trials after a gold medal performance in the opening two-man bobsled North American Cup race of the season Monday, Nov. 18. Team Bascue finished almost a quarter of a second ahead of reigning ...

Silver lining for Holcomb’s sled

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U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2 1/2 years after his death — and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question — Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they ...

Back-to-back champs

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PLATTSBURGH — It wasn’t even close. With an opportunity to claim their second straight state title, Saranac Lake’s boys turned in a dominating performance Saturday to win the Class C crown at the NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Red Storm placed ...

Skutt, LP girls turn in strong performances

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PLATTSBURGH — While the Saranac Lake’s boys team was enjoying glory in the spotlight for the second year in a row, other runners from the Tri-Lakes were also competing on New York’s biggest stage Saturday in the NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships at SUNY Plattsburgh. As the ...