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LP hosts Olympic lax discussion

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LAKE PLACID — If lacrosse is to make its return to the Olympic Games, the sport’s followers will look to Lake Placid as an important piece in taking a step in that direction. The International Olympic Committee has initially paved the way for Olympic re-inclusion with provisional ...

Mini-Tris close on fast note

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LAKE PLACID — The High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Tri season wrapped up Monday night with a large crowd and a competitive battle for the overall top finisher position. Sean Davis, of Lake Placid, built a big lead after recording a swim time of 5 minutes, 52 seconds, then held on to beat last ...

US Bobsled, Skeleton parting with CEO

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USA Bobsled and Skeleton has fired CEO Darrin Steele, who oversaw teams that won nine Olympic medals and 12 world championship medals. Steele will remain in place for about another month. The federation’s board of directors did not cite a specific reason for the change. Athletes were ...

Fun Run series marches on

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run series continued Thursday in Riverside Park. The night started off with kids running in the quarter-mile race. Next up were the half-milers and milers, followed by the adult runs of 2, 3 and 3.8 miles on the “Hilly Man” course. The ...

U.S. teams set to take on Canada

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LAKE PLACID — USA Hockey selected the 44 players who will make up the U.S. Under-18 and Under-22 Women’s Select teams that will compete in a pair of three-game series against Canada later this week in the Olympic Center. The U.S. team will take on Canada on Wednesday, Thursday and ...

Tinman drew largest attendance in years

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TUPPER LAKE — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism released their annual survey results from the Tinman Triathlon, showing almost 200 more athletes participating this year than last — a 39% increase — but also showing a large increase in those who did not stay ...

Dacks Lax breaks through at Summit

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LAKE PLACID — One of the final games in this year’s Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament was a historic one, as Dacks Lax won a championship for the first time. The team was founded nine years ago by Saranac Lake native Chris Dupree and has traditionally been comprised of many ...

Plattsburgh wraps up EPBL title

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SARANAC LAKE — The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds are the 2019 champions of the Empire Professional Baseball League. The Thunderbirds nailed down the title with an 8-6 victory Thursday, which gave them a two-game sweep over the New Hampshire Wild in the best-of-three championship series ...

Vonn still going at top speed

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DENVER — Lindsey Vonn’s certainly dived right into retirement — off a cliff and splashing into a lake feet first. That’s one of the many post-racing adventures for the all-time winningest female skier in World Cup history. Never one to sit back, she’s still going at top speed ...

Former Surge players lift Plattsburgh to victory

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SARANAC LAKE — Stephen Octave must have felt right at home on Wednesday. A former member of the Saranac Lake Surge, Octave came through for his new team when he lifted the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds to victory in the opening game of the Empire Professional Baseball League’s ...

Summit Classic grows in 30th year

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament has descended on the village for the 30th straight year, and has brought along an estimated 15,000 friends to celebrate. The Summit Classic is essentially two tournaments over the course of a week: first was the ...

Yocals not so local, but they gel as a team anyway

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LAKE PLACID — The Local Yocals under-18 lacrosse team is made up of players from around the state, but even though they start as strangers, the team comes together as the Lake Placid Summit Classic tournament goes on. Started as a team for players from the villages of Lake Placid, ...

Tupper has long to-do list to land baseball team

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TUPPER LAKE — The village board met Tuesday morning with the River Pigs Baseball Committee to discuss the work that will need to be done to the Municipal Park softball field to secure an Empire Professional Baseball League team. The board also fielded questions on Woodsmen’s Days ...

Slam brings EPBL championship series to Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Surge’s season ended eight days ago, but the Empire Professional Baseball League will still remain a presence in the village this week, and what a presence it is expected to be. The Surge were eliminated from playoff contention in its inaugural EPBL ...

Connecticut Grey cleans up at Can-Am

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SARANAC LAKE — The Connecticut Grey Rugby Club had quite a weekend at the 46th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament. The club fielded four teams in the tournament, and by the time the matches wrapped up late Sunday afternoon, three of those Grey sides were Can-Am champions and a fourth squad ...

Sullivan runs to Mini-Tri victory

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LAKE PLACID — Joe Sullivan was the lone individual competitor to finish Monday’s High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Tri in under an hour. The Schenectady resident tore up the course with an overall time of 57:14 that included the fastest run of the night at 18:24. Everett Sapp, of Beekmantown, was ...

Mountaineers fall short in club final

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SARANAC LAKE — A remarkable run on Saturday. A harsh lesson learned on Sunday. That’s how the weekend unfolded for the Mountaineers men’s team as it competed for the first time in the club division at the 46th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament. After winning the tournament’s ...

Black eyes and broken bones

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SARANAC LAKE — The movement of a rugby ball is unpredictable. Sometimes it bounces and then shoots up like a bullet almost parallel to the ground, and other times it flies to the heavens and descends like a pillow. The sport is similarly chaotic. This weekend, Saranac Lake and Lake ...