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Fun Run attracts record crowd

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SARANAC LAKE — The NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run drew a record crowd of 72 participants Saturday to take on a hilly course through the neighborhoods of Saranac Lake. Jared Whalen was the first runner to cross the finish line in front of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace, completing the ...

Lugers overcome rainy conditions

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WINTERBERG, Germany — Winter and international luge racing have had nothing in common recently as the World Cup tour and the Junior World Cup circuit have been hit with warm, rainy weather in the resort destination ironically known as Winterberg. Despite the conditions, which USA Luge ...

Empire State Winter Games Results: Ski Orienteering

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SKI ORIENTEERING Male U19 Gold: Aidan Durant (Keene) Silver: Andrew Glukhov (Brooklyn) Bronze: Tyler Koziol (Buskirk) Female 19-34 Gold: Milla Tarnopolsky (Dundas, Ontario) Silver: Elaine Glen (Pierrefonds, Quebec) Bronze: Caroline Bouchard (Granby, Quebec) Female ...

ESWG attracts a large crowd

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LAKE PLACID — Seven luge races were held Saturday in Lake Placid during the 40th Empire State Winter Games. In comfortable winter weather in Lake Placid, divisions were held from Youth to Masters, totaling 42 sleds. Grayson Laugher, of Tenafly, New Jersey, won the Youth Open men’s ...

SLP skates to Carnival tourney title

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LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team captured the title of the Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival Tournament Saturday with a 4-3 victory over Rye at the Olympic Center’s 1932 Rink. For decades, Lake Placid’s boys hockey team hosted the event, and this year ...

White Stag Ski Race results

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White Stag Ski Races Sunday at Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake 0-5 Female Name Run 1 Run 2 Comb. Harper Gnann 55.11 50.40 1:45.51 Hazel Gnann 1:33.73 1:24.02 2:57.75 Hollis Hays DSQ DSQ Male Elias Gosling 1:06.23 1:19.88 2:26.11 Theo Negaard DNS DNS 6-7 Female Mia ...

USA Luge back on the podium

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OBERHOF, Germany — Summer Britcher had her own Super Sunday.   The 25-year-old American rose from fifth place after the first heat to claim a World Cup luge bronze medal on the short, but demanding track in Oberhof, and then raced the lead leg in the team relay pacing USA Luge to the ...

Winter Games open on ice

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LAKE PLACID — The 40th Empire State Winter Games are underway in the Tri-Lakes region, and Friday’s competitions featured plenty of action on the ice. Figure skaters and squirt hockey players owned the Olympic Center for much of the day as they competed on all three rinks in the ...

Hot-shooting Knights down Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys basketball team had no answer for two players who had hot shooting nights as host Seton Catholic downed the Blue Bombers 63-51 on Friday. Alex Coupal and Foster Ovios combined to drain all but 14 of the Knights’ points in the contest. Coupal tossed in ...

SLP boys back on winning track

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LAKE PLACID — There’s nothing like bouncing back with a big win after suffering two tough losses. That was the case for the Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team on Thursday as it blanked Norwood-Norfolk 5-0 in a non-league matchup on home ice at the the Olympic Center’s 1932 Rink. ...

SLP girls fall to Plattsburgh in semi

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PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey season came to an end Wednesday in the semifinal round of the Section VII tournament. Plattsburgh scored a goal in each period to beat SLP 3-0 and advance to the championship game to face Franklin Academy, a 3-2 winner over Beekmantown on ...

No room at Tupper inns

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TUPPER LAKE — Anglers are packing this town’s hotels like sardines as the organizers of the Tupper Lake Sports Club’s annual Northern Challenge Fishing Derby expect record numbers of competitors for Saturday’s event. With people traveling from as far as Texas to drop lines into ...

IBSF World Cup stops at St. Moritz track

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — The famed all-natural iced track of St. Moritz will host the seventh of eight stops on the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup tour Friday through Sunday.  This will be the last World Cup of the season for the U.S. bobsledders. The bobsled ...

Cougars use big run to sink Red Storm

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SARANAC LAKE — For the first quarter and a couple minutes into the second, everything was pointing in the right directon for the Saranac Lake boys basketball team in a home game against Northeastern Clinton on Wednesday. NCCS then turned things around in a big, big way. Trailing 18-10, ...

Whiteface hosts high school GS

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WILMINGTON — Alex Tooker and Angelica DeGuardia skied to first-place finishes at Whiteface Mountain Tuesday in the Lake Placid Winter Carnival giant slalom race. Racing featured skiers from Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, the two schools that make up Section VII, and teams from Section ...

Lake Placid to host para-bob World Cup

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LAKE PLACID — The 10-race para-bobsleigh World Cup series kicks off its North American swing when Lake Placid hosts more than 24 athletes from 14 nations, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6-7. The 2019-20 series began in early December in Lillehammer, Norway and has traveled through Oberhof, ...

Tuesday night lights at Dewey

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SARANAC LAKE — A wonderful January evening brought out smiles, as well as the competitive edge, as the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center hosted high school cross country ski racing under the lights. The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid Nordic teams hit the trails under ideal conditions. The ...

NYSEF alumni reunite on college circuit

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New York Ski Educational Foundation alumni were out in force Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Nordic skiing races in Craftsbury, Vermont. Lake Placid High School graduate Karl Schulz notched his second first place finish of the season when he took the top ...