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Sledders prep for round 2 in LP

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LAKE PLACID — It’s round two of sliding in Lake Placid this weekend as the second set of World Cup bobsled and skeleton races take place at the Olympic Sports Complex. The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation’s season-opener was originally slated to take place two weeks ...

Huskies cool off SLP girls

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LAKE PLACID — A solid first period by the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team didn’t carry over through the rest of Tuesday’s game against Franklin Academy, as the Huskies rallied for a 2-1 victory at the Olympic Center’s 1932 Rink. Host SLP dominated the opening period, ...

Jingle Bell Run/Walk celebrates the season

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LAKE PLACID — Kickstart your holiday spirit and help bring cheer to a local child by participating in the annual Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Saturday. Held in conjunction with Lake Placid’s Holiday Village Stroll, the run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the public beach on ...

Toukan, McDonald slide into NAC bronze medals

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PARK CITY, Utah — Michelle Toukan and Lauren McDonald each earned a bronze medal for USA Skeleton in the Park City North American Cup on Monday. With only Park City and Lake Placid hosting North American Cup races this season, a series of three skeleton competitions were held on the 2002 ...

Segger grabs doubles gold

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KOENIGSSEE, Germany — USA Luge juniors Dana Kellogg and Duncan Segger outraced the field Saturday on the classic German track in Koenigssee to win their first Junior World Cup doubles race. Among their challengers were teammates Sean Hollander and Michael O’Gara who finished fourth. ...

Panthers take down Tupper

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TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys basketball team allowed Parishville-Hopkinton too many second and third chances, and also gave the Panthers too many trips to the foul line during a 61-47 loss at home Monday evening. The Panthers led from start to finish but never shook off the ...

Russia gets four-year ban for doping

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer’s Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ...

Humphries golden in American debut

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LAKE PLACID — Kaillie Humphries proved that she can win at any track, in any sled, and for any country in her return to women’s bobsled competition this weekend in Lake Placid after taking a year off. Humphries, a Carlsbad, California resident who won the 2010 and 2014 Olympic gold ...

Storm fall in hoops title game

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PAUL SMITHS — The Old Forge boys basketball team put together strong second and third quarters Saturday to take control of what became a 51-44 victory over Saranac Lake in the championship game of the Adirondack Open tournament at the Saunders Athletic Center. Tupper Lake took third ...

Bobsled, skeleton World Cup run kicks off in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority will host its first of two International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation Bobsled World Cup events this weekend at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The World Cup — with competition slated for ...

Red Storm girls improve to 2-0

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LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team scored 10 points in the third quarter Thursday night on the way to a 35-22 victory over Lake Placid. Nora Glover and Serena Stevens each scored four points in the quarter as the Red Storm were able to build a 26-14 lead going into ...

Second-half surge carries Red Storm past Bombers

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid boys basketball teams faced off against each other Wednesday night to open their seasons. After a slow start, the Red Storm were able to take control of the game in the second half on the way to a 43-29 victory over their rival. Saranac ...

NCCC keeps unbeaten record intact

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JOHNSTOWN — The North Country Community College women’s basketball team won its second road game in two nights Wednesday, downing Fulton Montgomery 90-57 to keep its unbeaten start to the season intact. The Saints improved to 9-0 overall with the victory, which came one day after ...

Doherty leads US in biathlon World Cup

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OESTERSUND, Sweden — The longest race on the biathlon docket is always a test of fitness, especially during the opening stop on the world cup circuit. That was the case on Wednesday at the BMW IBU World Cup opener as the men raced the 20-kilometer individual event under the lights in ...

Judge finds ‘Miracle on Ice’ star is mentally ill

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GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge on Wednesday ordered that a former member of the “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team should be committed to a secure treatment facility, saying the hockey star is mentally ill and dangerous. Mark Pavelich, 61, of Lutsen, was charged ...

He’s fast, he’s first

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SARANAC LAKE — Peter Fogarty, a junior, will be the first Saranac Lake High School student to compete in the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) this Saturday in Portland, Oregon. The race highlights the best high school runners in the country with 22 teams and 45 individuals. Fogarty qualified for ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: SLP girls open with a draw

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LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team opened its season with a 2-2 tie Tuesday night against Beekmantown in the 1932 Jack Shea Arena. SLP scored both its goals on power plays. Ireland Preston scored the team’s first goal at the 13:15 mark of the first period, with ...

Bennett zooming toward first World Cup podium

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BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Looking back, Bryce Bennett realizes the risk his parents took to launch his ski racing career. The American downhiller needed extra funding. His parents offered to take out a second mortgage on their house to provide that necessary capital. He took them up on it ...