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US hockey team remains upbeat after loss to Slovenia

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — There were smiles, laughs and enthusiastic goal celebrations. It seems the Americans have found their missing energy. At practice, anyway. A day after blowing a two-goal, third-period lead and losing to Slovenia in overtime to open Olympic play, the United ...

Chazy smothers Blue Bombers

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LAKE PLACID — For most of the opening half of Tuesday’s game, the Lake Placid boys basketball team stayed close to the defensive-minded Chazy Eagles. But as the game progressed, the Blue Bombers wore down. Fueled by an opportunistic, turnover-creating defensive effort, Chazy pulled ...

Nordic teams go head to head in sectional meet

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SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake and Lake Placid Nordic ski teams are part of the most competitive section in the state. And as the only two teams in Section VII, the frequent competitors kicked off the sectional championships Tuesday with a relay race at Dewey Mountain. The Red Storm ...

Snowshoe fest at the VIC, Dewey

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SARANAC LAKE — The 2018 Adirondack Snowshoe Fest will happen in two places: Dewey Mountain Recreation Center in Saranac Lake and at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. “Spread the word — it should be fun,” said Richard Shapiro, who with his wife Lindy Ellis helped organize the ...

Training injury ends Biesemeyer’s ski season

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Alpine skier Tommy Biesemeyer, of Keene, suffered a heartbreaking injury in training today that ended his first Olympics right before they were about to begin. On the eve of his first Olympic event, the men’s downhill, his right ankle was hurt during training, according to U.S. Ski & ...

‘Today’ coming to Palace

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SARANAC LAKE — A crew from NBC’s “Today” show will travel here to cover a watch party for local Winter Olympic medalist Chris Mazdzer in the luge team relay Thursday morning. Carrie Gentile, spokeswoman for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, confirmed that NBC ...

‘The Tobys’ reign again as doubles luge champions

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Just about everyone in the international luge world refers to the German team of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt as “the Tobys,” for obvious reasons. Call them two-time Olympic champions now, too. As most expected, a German team won the doubles luge title ...

Dahlmeier chasing Olympic history

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Laura Dahlmeier’s pursuit of history will have to wait a day. The 24-year-old biathlete is on the verge of becoming the first female German since the country’s unification in 1990 to win three gold medals at a single Olympics, winter or ...

Rippon embraces unique role

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — He’s 28, which is awfully old for a figure skater in the Olympics. That might have been the storyline on Adam Rippon at this Olympics, and it’s not a bad hook. The last time a figure skater so old made his Olympic debut was 1936, when NBC was just a radio ...

Olsen prepares to resume sliding

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Justin Olsen has used his time off wisely, and he thinks he is ready to get in a sled again. The U.S. bobsledder who underwent an emergency appendectomy shortly before the start of the Pyeongchang Olympics will be in his sled Thursday for the start of ...

Eric Frenzel takes gold in Nordic combined

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Eric Frenzel wasn’t about to let a half-minute deficit deny him of another taste of Olympic glory. Fifth after the ski jumping stage of the Nordic combined on Wednesday, the 29-year-old German started 38 seconds off the leader and surged ahead of Akito ...

White regains Olympic glory

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Snowboarding at the Olympics turned 20 this year, and there’s a good chance that in another two decades, people will still be talking about the contest that went down in the mountains of South Korea on Wednesday. They will definitely still be talking about ...

Hamlin takes 6th place, leading US luge women

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Erin Hamlin finished sixth in her fourth and final Olympics, the best of the three American women in the race. The luge racer from Remsen, New York, just outside the Adirondack Park toward Utica, won a bronze medal at the 2014 games in Russia. She has said she ...

Luger Emily Sweeney crashes out of Olympics

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — American luger Emily Sweeney, whose father is from Saranac Lake, crashed out of the Pyeongchang Olympics today, losing control of her sled midway through the final run of the competition. There was no immediate word on the nature of Sweeney's injury. She was ...

All in the family for Kim

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Chloe Kim stamped her name on a new era of snowboarding with a run down the halfpipe that, officially, did not mean anything, but to her, meant everything. The Olympic gold medal was already hers but she knew she could do better. So, she cinched on her ...

Watch party for Mazdzer Thursday

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SARANAC LAKE — Village officials have announced there will be a watch party for local Olympic medalist Chris Mazdzer racing in the mixed luge team relay on Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. Mayor Clyde Rabideau said NBC’s “Today” show had contacted him for local reactions to Mazdzer’s ...