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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 ...

Miracle on Ice camp postponed

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LAKE PLACID — The sixth Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp was recently postponed for the third time in the past year, according to officials at the state Olympic Regional Development Authority. Last year’s event was to be held from May 3 to 7, more than a month after Lake Placid held a ...

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 ...

SL sweeps Tupper in hoops, LP girls fall

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys and girls basketball teams earned victories over Tupper Lake on Tuesday. Playing at home, the Red Storm girls triumphed 42-15 for their second victory over the Lumberjacks in as many days. Meanwhile, Saranac Lake’s boys hosted Tupper Lake and claimed ...

Saranac Lake resident’s cousin wins Iditarod

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SARANAC LAKE — Dallas Seavey was closing in on his fifth Iditarod victory before the sun rose in Alaska Monday morning. Aleacia Landon was excitedly watching the historic moment in Saranac Lake, four time zones and nearly 3,000 miles away from the finish line. A native of Alaska who ...

Americans earn relay bronze in biathlon WC

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NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic — Susan Dunklee of Barton, Vermont, and Sean Doherty of Conway, New Hampshire combined to give the United States its first medal in the single mixed relay since 2017 as the BMW IBU World Cup wrapped up two weeks of competition in Nove Mesto on Sunday. Dunklee ...

Town OKs 1980 rink seat sale

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LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Town Council has given the state Olympic Regional Development Authority the OK to sell seats from the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, where the legendary “Miracle on Ice” took place. ORDA is currently overseeing a large-scale, multi-million-dollar renovation ...

Lake Placid hoops teams split at home

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid High School basketball teams salvaged a split at home Friday in a doubleheader against Seton Catholic. The Blue Bombers girls fell 25-20 in the opening game to even their record at 1-1. Lake Placid’s boys then got off to another fast start to claim a 51-32 ...

Lake Placid boys win hoops opener

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LAKE PLACID — Senior Matt Brandes had it all working for his Lake Placid Blue Bombers Wednesday. He scored 22 points, and the Blue Bombers came away with a 51-26 win over Chazy in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference boys basketball. Playing tough defense in their first game of this ...

After virus pause, Saranac Lake teams restarting soon

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SARANAC LAKE — Higher-risk winter sports for six teams at Saranac Lake High School didn’t have much of a chance to get going in preparation for a short season before positive COVID-19 tests among student-athletes put those programs on hold. The good news, however, is that all those ...

Caldwell, Lillis soar to silver

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ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN — Wednesday at the FIS World Freestyle Championships marked a significant outing for the United States men’s and women’s aerials team. Both Chris Lillis and Ashley Caldwell gave the competition everything they had and ended the day with two silver medals for the ...

NWHL to resume playoffs near Boston

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The National Women’s Hockey League will complete its abbreviated season with two nationally televised semifinals and a championship game some two months after the league suspended its playoffs following a COVID-19 breakout among numerous teams. The league on Monday announced play will ...

Cortina craves bobsled revival with 2026 Olympics

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CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — When Cortina’s century-old bobsled track closed for financial reasons 13 years ago, the adjacent coffee bar kept on serving espressos. Still, bar owner Renzo Costantini pines for the good old days when drivers and brakemen would come whizzing down the ...

Saranac Lake Classic fills ice derby void

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SARANAC LAKE — An ice fishing derby was held in and around Saranac Lake over the weekend to fill the void left after the annual Colby Classic was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although no one is looking to replace the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club’s Colby Classic, which ...

U.S. women biathletes race to best relay finish since 1994

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NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic — In the final women’s relay of the biathlon World Cup season, Team USA turned in a performance for the ages. The team’s sixth-place finish in the field of 21 teams on Thursday was the best since 1994 and just 40.1 seconds off the winning time turned in ...