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Editors' preview of this week's Lake Placid News

July 27, 2017
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - The 44th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament will be held this weekend in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, with a bigger contingent of teams and three more fields to accommodate them.

Senior Sports Writer Lou Reuter has a preview of the rugby action on this week's front page of the Lake Placid News.

The paper is also filled with the sports department's coverage of the Sunday, July 23 Ironman Lake Placid triathlon. Lou reports on Canada's Brent McMahon crushing the course record and the second-place finish of American Andy Potts. It was a perfect day for a race, and this week's news has all the results in a special tab inserted into the middle of the paper.

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And Outdoors Writer Justin Levine reports on how live tracking kept Ironman spectators in the loop on their digital devices during the race.

In other news, Adirondack Daily Enterprise Managing Editor Peter Crowley follows up on the circumstances surrounding the drowning death of a man at the Flume swimming hole in Wilmington.

Staff Writer Antonio "Tony" Olivero gives us two political stories this week. He profiles two local women who will be taking on Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in 2018, Emily Martz of Saranac Lake and Katie Wilson of Keene.

Tony also details the Airbnb boom that continues in the Adirondack Park.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene), Martha Allen (Martha Sez) and Frank Shatz (World Focus), Steve Lester has the weekly review of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta's Sunday Symphony Series, Annoel Krider has an installment of Our Animals, Ourselves, and we have an update from the Lake Placid Rotary Club.



The Ironman invasion continues this week on the sports pages of the Lake Placid News.

The local contingent was out in full force on Sunday, July 23 and produced excellent results on their home course. Amy Farrell once again was the star of the day, winning another women's title outright with a scorching time of 9:46 - about a half-hour faster than her winning time in 2015.

The Delaney boys were also on the course this year, with Colin Delaney making his Ironman debut and recording a time of 10:15:36. Wow, not bad for a first-timer. His dad Brian crossed the line a few hours later in 14:00:54 for his 19th Ironman Lake Placid finish.

The sports pages also include a story on the final finisher announced by Mike Reilly. Michele Stryeski, of Bristol, Connecticut, finished after the midnight cut-off time but that didn't stop the Lake Placid crowd from bringing her in with a loud roar.

In non-Ironman news this week, LPN skating correspondent Christie Sausa previews this week's Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships and Ice Dance International events at the Olympic Center.



On the Adirondack Expeditions page this week, Outdoors Writer Justin Levine hooks up with a local rock climbing guide who has devised a new series of bouldering "problems" on Baker Mountain in Saranac Lake that can be completed in about an hour.

Columnist Joe Hackett shares his perspective on camp life. It may not always smell like a bed of roses, he writes, but there's no better place to escape from the drudgery of everyday life.



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