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NYSEF names Scanio athlete of the month

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s Andrew Scanio was named the New York Ski Education Foundation’s Athlete of the Month. Scanio is a 15-year-old biathlon and cross country athlete who is currently a sophomore at Lake Placid High School. He learned to ski age four and started training ...

Humphries’ golden debut wins monobob debut

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — American Kaillie Humphries, of Carlsbad, California, won the first women’s monobob competition she’s ever entered at the St. Moritz World Cup on Saturday, Jan. 16. U.S. teammate Elana Meyers Taylor, of Douglasville, Georgia finished fifth. Humphries and ...

Start record leads to silver

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Elana Meyers Taylor and Sylvia Hoffman, of Arlington, Texas, set a start record en route to a silver medal performance in women’s ing’s women’s bobsled World Cup racing on Sunday, Jan. 17. Kaillie Humphries teamed with Lauren Gibbs of Los Angeles, for ...

Women’s pro hockey league action starts this weekend

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LAKE PLACID — Drop the puck! After seeing no official hockey games played at the Olympic Center for more than 10 months, those words can ring out again this weekend as the National Women’s Hockey League begins a condensed two-week season in Lake Placid. The cornoravirus pandemic ...

Skiers praise new venue as Van Ho hosts 1st races

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LAKE PLACID — In hosting its first weekend of racing this winter, the New York Ski Education Foundation had the honor of breaking in a brand new facility at the totally rebuilt Nordic center at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The event was the annual Harry Eldridge Memorial races held on ...

LP’s Hochschartner, SL’s Garso competing in Germany

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NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — A mix of IBU Cup veterans will team with up-and-coming athletes to form the 12-person roster for U.S. Biathlon at the first two IBU Cups of the season that started Thursday in Arber, Germany. After being delayed due to COVID and with no December racing, around 190 ...

USA luge sliders finally compete in World Cup

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KOENIGSSEE, Germany — USA Luge wrapped up its return to the Eberspacher World Cup tour on Sunday, Jan. 3 with a sixth-place effort in the Koenigssee team relay. The United States skipped the first four World Cup races this season as a result of concerns over the coronavirus and related ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Lucy Hochschartner, biathlete

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Lucy Hochschartner, a Lake Placid resident who graduated from St. Lawrence University in the spring of 2020 and was recently named to a US Biathlon roster to compete in two International Biathlon Union competitions in Europe this ...

Canceling LP tradition regrettable but correct decision

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Last New Year’s Eve, many of us were skating into 2020 on the Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval. For some, it had become an annual family tradtiton for the 13 years I have been organizing the event. It was something families could look forward to every year while helping out a great ...

Weibrect to lead reestablishing PSC alpine program

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PAUL SMITHS — While colleges around the country are dropping varsity sports programs, Paul Smith’s College has been on a mission for over a year to bring more competitive sports to its 14,000-acre campus in the Adirondacks. After officially announcing the addition of Nordic skiing, ...

Stars on Ice skips 2020 performance

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LAKE PLACID — In Lake Placid during the holidays, there are treasured traditions that can always be relied upon: Main Street’s holiday decorations, the Holiday Village Stroll weekend, skaters gliding at the Olympic Speedskating Oval and Stars on Ice at the Olympic Center. Stars on Ice ...

Hochschartner targets a career in biathlon

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LAKE PLACID — Lucy Hochschartner grew up in Cascadeville a short distance from the 1980 Winter Olympic Nordic ski trails and biathlon stadium at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Now she’s looking to become one of an elite club of Adirondackers who have competed on the international stage in a ...

Historic win for Tara Geraghty-Moats in Nordic combined World Cup

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RAMSAU, Austria — American Tara Geraghty-Moats (West Fairlee, Vermont) made history Friday, Dec. 18, skiing to a hard-fought victory by just 1.5 seconds in the first-ever FIS Nordic Combined World Cup for women in an idyllic mountain setting at Ramsau am Dachstein. It was an emotional win ...

How the NWHL set its bubble in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — While event planning is never a simple task, it is one that has become especially complicated in 2020, with many added layers to consider in pulling off something large-scale both safely and effectively in the midst of a pandemic.  In November, the National Women’s Hockey ...

Busy, different season at oval

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LAKE PLACID — Long considered one of Lake Placid’s most prominent and popular venues, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval is ready for a busy holiday week with new schedules and COVID-19 safety procedures. In previous years, the greatest factor in when the Oval opened and how it operated was ...

NY cancels winter high school championships

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SARANAC LAKE — It’s not really a scenario similar to the movie Groundhog Day, but it certainly feels like it. In that 1993 film, its star Bill Murray keeps reliving the same day over and over again as a reporter covering the annual Feb. 2 tradition in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. In ...

Bascue earns top spot as US sets men’s team

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LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled announced the 11 athletes who have been named to the men’s national team. Athletes competed in a series of four selection races — two two-man races and two four-man races — to qualify for the team. Codie Bascue, of Whitehall, won three of four selection ...

U.S. para bobsledders return to Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The word “veteran” has double meaning for U.S. para bobsledder Guillermo “Will” Castillo of Orlando, Florida. Like all members of the Para National Sliding Team for bobsledding and skeleton, he is also a military veteran — an Army sergeant, retired. And he’ll ...