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Runners take on mountain course

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KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer gear store’s annual Great Adirondack Trail Run drew just about a hundred trail runners to the two runs in Keene Valley on Saturday. More than 60 people took part in the 11.5-mile long run, while more than three dozen did the 3.5-mile “fun ...

LP falls in sectional title game

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PLATTSBURGH — The Ticonderoga baseball team scored early and often Monday and stifled Lake Placid’s offense with an outstanding pitching performance on the way to winning the Section VII, Class C championship game at Chip Cummings Field. The Sentinels scored eight runs in the first ...

Cyclists hit the trails, roads in 100k race

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WILMINGTON — Hundreds of mountain bike riders made their way across the North Country on Saturday, completing either a 50- or 100-kilometer loop on a mix of single track, dirt roads and some short sections of paved road. The race was the second event of Wilmington’s bicycling weekend. ...

Uphill race draws record crowd

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WILMINGTON — The 18th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race drew nearly 400 riders for a punishing 11-mile bike ride to the castle near the top of the state’s fifth highest mountain. Three hundred seventy-seven people converged on Wilmington Friday evening for the first of two ...

SL boys qualify eight for state meet

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CLINTONVILLE — After finishing as the unbeaten champions during the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season, and following with a runner-up finish in the Section VII championship meet, the Saranac Lake boys track and field team had another memorable outing Friday at the state qualifying ...

Toishi savors trip to states

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LAKE PLACID — Sonja Toishi would have loved to have moved on to the state high school tennis championships when she won the Section VII girls singles title as a seventh-grader two years ago while playing for the Lake Placid Blue Bombers. But she didn’t have that opportunity because ...

Time Trials adds another week

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LAKE PLACID — The Placid Planet bicycle time trials series continued Wednesday this week, and organizer Kenny Boettger has added a seventh race in the series with an awards barbecue afterward. Two dozen riders competed against the clock on an 8-mile course which started at the ski jump ...

Balanced attack lifts Bombers into final

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LAKE PLACID — A key to playing winning baseball is being able to combine good bats, strong pitching and solid defense. Lake Placid did just that on Wednesday, and the Blue Bombers’ reward is a trip to the Section VII, Class C championship game. Playing at home for the final time this ...

Ti rallies past Red Storm

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TICONDEROGA — For the second year in a row, Saranac Lake’s softball players saw their season end in the Section VII, Class C semifinal round. On Tuesday, the Red Storm were unable to hold onto a four-run lead as Ticonderoga rallied for an 11-9 victory. In a battle that went back and ...

Wilmot, Armstrong headed to states

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LAKE PLACID — The week didn’t start off very well for Lake Placid’s golf team. But the Blue Bombers couldn’t have done a much better job finishing it off. After seeing their string of Champlain Valley Athletic Conference titles end at five on Monday during their last match of the ...

Time Trials series enters stretch run

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LAKE PLACID — The Placid Planet Time Trials series continued on Wednesday on Riverside Drive in Lake Placid with 27 riders competing. Organizer Kenny Boettger said going forward he’s asking riders to bring a voluntary donation of a non-perishable food item that will be donated to ...

Italian bid looking stronger than Sweden’s

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GENEVA — The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday. Polling by the International Olympic Committee, which typically looks to get a warm welcome ...

Bombers climb to 3rd-straight title

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s golfers saw one of their streaks end Monday when they failed to capture the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular-season title for the sixth year in a row. Three days later, the Blue Bombers made sure they weren’t going to let another championship ...

Chiefs take sectional title over SL

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PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake boys track and field team finished the regular season with an undefeated dual meet record, but Saranac Central turn the tables Thursday in the Section VII championship meet at Plattsburgh High School. The Chiefs won the meet with 194 points and Saranac ...

First look at Van Ho lodge design

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LAKE PLACID — A modern, three-story brown-brick lodge filled with spacious, sun-drenched lounges, a cafe and gift shop — that’s what a Rochester-based contractor has been selected to make a reality at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The board of New York’s Olympic Regional Development ...

Special Olympics torch run pulls back to Mirror Lake

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LAKE PLACID — After nearly 25 years, the annual Lake Placid Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics is changing course this year. From 10 a.m. to noon next Thursday, May 30, local police will carry the torch not from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid, a 9.5-mile run that took ...

Wild finish gives Storm a boost

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SARANAC LAKE — Earning an exciting victory in the last game of the regular season is a great way to head into the playoffs. That’s exactly what the Saranac Lake softball team did on home turf Wednesday, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to down Plattsburgh ...