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Lax tourney to honor award winners

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LAKE PLACID — The 30th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament is set to begin on Monday at the North Elba Athletic Fields, Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds and the Northwood School. Games continue through Sunday, Aug. 11, with more than 250 teams playing in 26 age group divisions on 12 ...

Fun runners take on a range of distances

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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, 3.1 and 4.3 miles on the “Flat Man” course. The Thursday ...

Old Boys lead the way

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SARANAC LAKE — The Old Boys divisions kicked off the 46th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament on Friday at the Petrova Avenue Fields. Action continues Saturday on fields in Saranac Lake and at the North Elba Athletic Fields in Lake Placid. Championship games will take place Sunday at the ...

Women’s hockey fest brings best to LP

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LAKE PLACID — The USA Hockey Women’s National Festival will take place Monday through Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The list of invited players ranges from multiple-time Olympians to the rising stars in the game at the 18U level. “We’re excited to bring ...

Marshall, Ferris to receive Black Jackets

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Mountaineers Rugby Club, annual hosts of the Can-Am Rugby Tournament, will induct Doug Ferris and Greg Marshall into its Black Jacket Hall of Fame on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Saranac. Black Jackets are awarded to members of the Mountaineers Rugby ...

Saranac Lake businesses happy to see rugby rush in

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SARANAC LAKE — Today marks the beginning of crushing tackles, scoring tries and big numbers for restaurants, shops and hotels. The Can-Am Rugby Tournament will bring in folks from around North America, many either watching or actively participating on more than 100 teams. Saranac Lake ...

Mountaineers ready for action at 46th Can-Am Tournament

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SARANAC LAKE — Around Saranac Lake, it’s become a given what takes place on the first weekend of August every summer. It’s the Can-Am Rugby Tournament, of course. The 46th annual Can-Am Rugby tournament, hosted by the Mountaineers club, starts Friday with a day of old boys ...

NYSPHSAA holds summer meeting

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LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association held its annual summer meeting of the Central Committee on Tuesday and Wednesday at Turning Stone Resort in Verona. The primary focus of the meeting was to vote on proposals, introduce discussion items pertaining to ...

Surge stymied in season finale

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SARANAC LAKE — If the Saranac Lake Surge wanted to go out with a bang in front of the home fans in their last game of the season on Tuesday, things didn’t go as planned. After seeing their playoff hopes vanish when they dropped a doubleheader to the Road City Explorers on Monday, the ...

Sweep eliminates Surge from playoffs

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SARANAC LAKE — Having to win at least one game to keep their postseason hopes alive, the Saranac Lake Surge did not have a good day in Monday’s doubleheader against the Road City Explorers. In a battle for the fourth and final spot in the upcoming Empire Professional Baseball League ...

Olympic Center to get $100M overhaul

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is moving forward with a large-scale, $100 million modernization project at the Olympic Center that officials say will “define the Lake Placid experience for the next 30 years.” The Olympic Center includes the figure ...

Ironman cyclist hurt after hitting State Police vehicle

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WILMINGTON — An Ironman triathlete was injured when he collided with a State Police vehicle while competing on his bicycle Sunday. According to State Police, it was about noon, and Technical Sgt. Brian Goetz was driving a marked patrol vehicle south on Bilhuber Road, north of Route 86 ...

Locals shine on home course

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LAKE PLACID — Saranac Lake resident Richard Burke was the top local finisher in Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon. Burke completed the 140.6 swim-bike-run course in 10 hours, 12 minutes, 32 seconds. He finished third out of 264 racers in the 50-54 age group and 41st out of 2,379 ...

ORDA unveils $100M Olympic Center overhaul

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is moving forward with a large-scale, $100 million modernization project at the Olympic Center that officials say will “define the Lake Placid experience for the next 30 years.” The Olympic Center includes the figure ...

Fighting for country, fighting for life

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LAKE PLACID — When Praveen Kumar Teotia’s team threw a tear gas grenade into a darkened room in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel where he lay, injured by gunfire, he thought his life was over. Before he was an Ironman athlete, Teotia, 34, was a member of the Indian Navy’s Marine ...

Russell’s Ironman dream comes true

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LAKE PLACID — This was a race that Matt Russell really wanted. On Sunday, the 36-year-old came full circle, swimming, cycling and running his way to victory in the village where he was first introduced to the sport of triathlon, winning the men’s professional title in the 21st Ironman ...

Surge take series from Plattsburgh

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Surge wrapped up its series against Plattsburgh with a big win Sunday, topping the Thunderbirds 12-2 in an Empire Professional Baseball League game at Petrova Avenue. On offense, four players rapped out two hits each for the Surge, and seven players batted ...

Locals ready to tackle Ironman distance

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LAKE PLACID — Twenty-one years running, the annual Ironman race has become a fixture in Lake Placid each summer. And heading into his 21st Ironman in his hometown, Brian Delaney can certainly be considered a fixture in one of the most well-know Ironman triathlons in the world. On ...