‘90-Miler’ paddling race canceled for this year

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SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Watershed Alliance, in cooperation with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, has decided to cancel the 2020 Adirondack Canoe Classic, originally scheduled for Sept. 11-13. The decision is based on the uncertainty of the direction of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ...

A foggy hockey camp in Lake Placid

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Players scrimmage during a foggy session at the Olympic Center’s USA Rink at a USA Hockey Women’s Under-18 camp held in Lake Placid during the final week in June 2006. Over the years, the Olympic Center has hosted numerous men’s and women’s national team summer camps that have featured ...

AuSable fast-pitch tourney canceled

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AuSABLE FORKS — Tournament officials and the board of directors for the internationally known  58th Annual Au Sable Forks Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament scheduled for July 10-12 has been reluctantly canceled. Tournament spokesperson Randy Douglas said the tournament committee made the ...

Having fun in the sun

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Saranac Lake’s Patrick Giblin holds the ball as he braces for a collision while fellow Saranac Laker Jay Annis supports the play during a match on June 5, 2011 at the Old Men In The Mountain rugby tournament in scenic Franconia, New Hampshire. Up until this year, the tournament for players ...

Skaters adapt as they continue to train

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LAKE PLACID — So many things have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world. With the required shutdowns of recreational facilities to curb the spread of the virus, and the cancellation of major sporting events including Lake Placid’s ECAC Hockey Championship ...

A Saranac Lake school tradition

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With school shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Saranac Lake district students were not able to enjoy the many traditional events that take place each spring as another academic year begins to draw to an end. One such gathering is the annual play days held for the district’s younger ...

Fegg is new head coach for USA Luge national team

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LAKE PLACID — USA Luge announced Wednesday the repositioning of its coaching staff. Bill Tavares, who started as a national team coach in 2010 and took over as head coach in 2017, has relinquished his position, but will remain with the team as it enters the upcoming winter World Cup and ...

Duncan Kennedy to coach Canada

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LAKE PLACID (AP) — Duncan Kennedy, one of the top sliders in USA Luge history and a three-time qualifier for the Olympics, has been hired as an assistant coach by Luge Canada. Kennedy officially starts his new role on Monday. He will be based in Lake Placid, New York. Kennedy was the ...

Way up on Whiteface

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Riders near the finish line on at the top of the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway during last year’s 18th Annual Uphill Bike Race in Wilmington. The 11-mile trek from the bottom of the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center to almost the top of the mountain drew a record crowd of nearly ...

Young laxers

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Players on a Tri-Lakes Youth Lacrosse team gather for a photo following a match against Potsdam on May 14, 2005 at North Country Community College.

Changes in store for North Country’s biggest event

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CANTON — The largest summer event to come to St. Lawrence County and the North Country at large is going to see a huge change due to the COVID-19 pandemic with one county legislator predicting it to be “a flop.” The crowd of upwards of 30,000 that have been known to travel from all ...

Winter Olympic trio on tires

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Local winter Olympians Billy Demong, Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey gathered in a muncipal parking lot on Main Street in Lake Placid before leading a group ride on May 5, 2010. Demong, a nordic combined skier, and biathletes Burke and Bailey combined to compete in 13 Winter Olympics during their ...

The shot heard ’round the Inn

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Saranac Lake’s Patrick McHugh tees off on the par-3, 14th hole at Saranac Inn on May 22, 2009 during the second round of the Section VII high school golf championship tournament. McHugh drained the tee shot to record a hole in one. Also pictured are Lake Placid seventh-grader Art Griffin, ...

LPSC overnight camps canceled

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LAKE PLACID — Overnight youth soccer camps operated by Lake Placid Soccer Centre have been cancelled for this summer. The eight-day camp at St. Lawrence University was scheduled for July18-25. Lake Placid Soccer Centre opened its first summer camp in 1976, and the 43 years since then ...

A third biathlete heading to Paul Smith’s College

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PAUL SMITHS — A third biathlete is heading to Paul Smith’s College to study and train. US Biathlon and the college continued their sport and education initiative Monday with the addition of Vincent Bonacci to the PSC campus in the fall. Bonacci, from Salt Lake City, Utah becomes the ...

Indoor action Lake Placid style

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A player from the Jukeroos, right, can’t get to the ball before it’s cleared by the opposition during the women’s championship game in the Dawn to Dark indoor soccer tournament on May 9, 2004 at the Olympic Center’s 1980 Rink. The Jukeroos, a Connecticut-based club, took the title that ...