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Gold medalist charged with child sex abuse in Utah

Local Olympians

SALT LAKE CITY — James “Jimmy” Shea Jr., a former Lake Placid resident who won the gold medal in skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child in Utah, authorities said. Shea, who now lives in Utah, made his first court appearance Monday on one ...

Rebuilding abandoned bobsled track for 2026

Winter Olympic Sports

ROME — Organizers for the 2026 Olympics are sticking with their plans to spend 50 million euros ($60 million) to rebuild an abandoned bobsled track in Cortina d’Ampezzo and take on the risky proposition of holding speedskating at an outdoor oval in Baselga di Piné. Italian Olympic ...

Gold medalist charged with child sex abuse in Utah

Local Sports

SALT LAKE CITY — James “Jimmy” Shea Jr., a former Lake Placid resident who won the gold medal in skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child in Utah, authorities said. Shea, who now lives in Utah, made his first court appearance Monday on one ...

Empire State Senior Games expected back

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The Empire State Senior Games will return this year, organizers said. They don’t know exactly which events, or where they’ll be, but return they shall. Expect to see golf, and croquet. Maybe pickleball. However, basketball and volleyball are probably out, because of expected COVID-19 ...

Saranac Lake drops Shamrocks to finish unbeaten

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SARANAC LAKE — You can wonder about the could’ves and would’ves. You can lament about there being no opportunity to compete for a sectional championship or no chance at being selected as a league all-star. One thing, however, that did happen during a basketball season altered and ...

Saranac Lake teen skier makes podium at California competition

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MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — Teenage freestyle skier Kaylen Reiley of Saranac Lake earned a spot on the podium with a second-place finish last week at Mammoth Mountain. Reiley’s main ski discipline is slopestyle, in which athletes ski or snowboard down a course where with a variety of ...

SLP girls finish with a flurry, tie PHS

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When the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team scored with less than a minute left in Tuesday’s game to beat Beekmantown 3-2, head coach Butch Martin exclaimed “That win made our season.” On Wednesday, the team’s season became a whole lot sweeter. In the fourth and final game ...

Unbeaten Red Storm defeat LP in hoops

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LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team is one win away from an unbeaten season. On Wednesday, the Red Storm improved to 6-0 with a 74-34 victory at Lake Placid. Junior Nate McCarthy paved the way with a game-high 22 points on a night when eight players on the Red Storm’s ...

NWHL playoffs resume tonight near Boston

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Coach Digit Murphy is eager for the Toronto Six to pick up where they left off some two months after the National Women’s Hockey League playoffs were postponed following a COVID-19 outbreak. “We were rocking and rolling. We were primed. And then BAM!’” Murphy said during a video ...

Storm boys win 2 more to remain unbeaten at hoops

Local Sports

FORT COVINGTON — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team continued its roll on Tuesday with a 66-50 road victory over Salmon River. The Red Storm kept their unbeaten run going by improving to 5-0, and along with his team, junior Nate McCarthy continued to heat up the floor. For the second ...

Swiss Alps avalanche claims French Olympic snowboarder

Winter Olympic Sports

PARIS (AP) — Julie Pomagalski, a former Olympic snowboarder from France, has died in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps. She was 40. Pomagalski competed in the parallel giant slalom at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and the 2006 Turin Games. She won gold in the snowboard cross at the world ...

Saranac Lake girls end on weird, winning note

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SARANAC LAKE — In a very strange year, the Saranac Lake girls basketball team wrapped up its four-game schedule in a rather crazy fashion. Competing at home Monday in what proved to be their final game, the Red Storm eked out a 41-40 victory over Salmon River. Saranac Lake started the ...

SLP boys edge PHS, fall to Cougars

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The Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team posted a loss and a win over the weekend. SLP had a rough outing at the Rouses Point Civic Center Saturday, falling 7-1 to Northeastern Clinton, and then rebounded Sunday to claim a 4-3 victory over Plattsburgh at the Ameri-Can North ...

Contest launched to design mascot for World University Games

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LAKE PLACID — A contest is on to determine the mascot for the 2023 Winter World University Games, which will be held in Lake Placid in less than two years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the design competition’s launch on Tuesday. The mascot will serve as a highly visible symbol of the ...

Red Storm upend ’Jacks to stay unbeaten

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SARANAC LAKE — Had this been a normal year with no pandemic throwing a big wrench into a sports season, Saranac Lake head coach Dermott Morgan thinks the Red Storm boys basketball team would have stacked up pretty well against the rest of the Champlain Valley Athletic ...

SLU drops out of NCAA tourney with COVID case

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(AP) — ECAC champion St. Lawrence University has withdrawn from the NCAA men's hockey tournament after head coach Brent Brekke tested positive for COVID-19. The conference's automatic berth will instead be awarded to runner-up Quinnipiac. The ECAC announced the development a day after ...

McCarthy pours in 37 to lead SL past LP

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SARANAC LAKE — Nate McCarthy had a night to remember on Wednesday. The junior forward went on a scoring spree while draining 37 points to lead the Saranac Lake boys basketball team to a 54-35 victory over Lake Placid on the Red Storm’s court. The win was the second in as many games ...

Lake Placid’s big summer events are on, organizers say

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s large-scale sporting events are expected to move forward this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said during a conference call hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism on Thursday. The Ironman triathlon, the Lake Placid ...