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Solid start for LP volleyball

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LAKE PLACID — When Sandy Huber took over as the coach of Lake Placid’s varsity volleyball team in the fall of 2018, she inherited a young group of girls who were replacing players from a high school program that captured sectional titles during four of the five years leading up to that ...

NWS grad makes NHL debut

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LAKE PLACID — On Sunday, Northwood School alumni Mattias Samuelsson realized his childhood dream when he made his NHL debut in a 4-2 win for the Buffalo Sabres over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pittsburgh Penguins is the team his father Kjell won a Stanley Cup with in 1992.  Mattias ...

Local NYSEF women wrap up alpine seasons

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Seven female student athletes training and racing with the New York Ski Education Foundation have wrapped up a season of competition at the FIS level on the alpine slopes. Four of the skiers — Amelia Brady, Audrey Higgens-Lopez, Ava Day and Maddie Kostoss are seniors at the Northwood ...

When can Van Ho host biathlon, ski World Cups?

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid organizers want to bring the world’s best Nordic skiers and biathletes back to Mount Van Hoevenberg now that New York state has invested $80 million upgrading the 1980 Winter Olympic venue to what is expected to be World Cup caliber. The hope in U.S. and ...

LP starts volleyball season, falls to Peru in opener

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LAKE PLACID — Better late than never could be the theme this spring when it comes to fall sports. After the coronavirus pandemic forced sports normally playcd in the fall to be canceled when the school year began, a month-long season finally kicked off for the Lake Placid volleyball team ...

A year like no other as USA Luge looks toward Beijing

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LAKE PLACID — Across the sports landscape, the years 2020 into 2021 will be noted as arguably the most memorable in history. Trying to understand the path and lifespan of the coronavirus proved to be futile at best. Schedules in all sports have been changing on the fly. Policies established ...

WC bobsled tour skipping LP

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Bobsledders and skeleton athletes from North America might be logging a lot of miles in the looming Olympic year, without any close-to-home races to help them out. The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation released its tentative World Cup schedule for next season on Thursday, ...

Pavelich death ruled suicide

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ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — Last month’s death of “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey standout Mark Pavelich was ruled a suicide, a Minnesota medical examiner said Monday. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County said in a news release that the 63-year-old Pavelich died of ...

World Cup bobsled, skeleton tour to skip Lake Placid

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Bobsledders and skeleton athletes from North America might be logging a lot of miles in the looming Olympic year, without any close-to-home races to help them out. The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation released its tentative World Cup schedule for next season Thursday, April ...

Local NYSEF skiers wrapping up FIS schedules

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LAKE PLACID — While a lot of other sports have been shutdown or took on shortened and altered schedules this winter do to the coronavirus pandemic, local alpine skiers have had a busy season training and competing. Six young men training with the New York Ski Education Foundation have ...

Patterson scores late as SLP rallies to tie PHS

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PLATTSBURGH — On Wednesday, March 24, the Saranac Lake Placid girls ended their four-game season in a 4-4 deadlock with Plattsburgh. After losing their first two games of the season to the Hornets by a combined 13-2 score, SLP got the tie when Plattsburgh when Dariana Patterson sent ...

Reiley 2nd in California freestyle event

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MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — Teenage freestyle skier Kaylen Reiley of Saranac Lake earned a spot on the podium with a second-place finish in March at Mammoth Mountain. Reiley’s main ski discipline is slopestyle, in which athletes ski or snowboard down a course where with a variety of terrain ...

Gold medalist charged with child sex abuse in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY — James “Jimmy” Shea Jr., a former Lake Placid resident who won the gold medal in skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child in Utah, authorities said. Shea, who now lives in Utah, made his first court appearance Monday on one ...

Big events? Yes.

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s large-scale sporting events are expected to move forward this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said during a conference call hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism on Thursday, March 18. The Ironman triathlon, the Lake ...

Ironman Lake Placid opens registration for volunteers

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Ironman Volunteers Facebook page announced earlier this week that registration is now open for volunteering at this year’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, July 25. “While we are at the mercy of the state and local communities, we are ...

Contest launched to design mascot for World University Games

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LAKE PLACID — A contest is on to determine the mascot for the 2023 Winter World University Games, which will be held in Lake Placid in less than two years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the design competition’s launch on Tuesday. The mascot will serve as a highly visible symbol of the ...

SLP hockey teams heading into short seasons

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LAKE PLACID — The spirit was upbeat late Tuesday afternoon at the Lake Placid gymnasium. After numerous challenges, the boys on the combined Saranac Lake Placid hockey team were one day away from playing their first game. In a pandemic altered winter season that’s planned to last ...

LP boys, girls kick off hoops schedules

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The Blue Bombers varsity basketball seasons are underway. The Lake Placid girls basketball team has a win and two losses in three games played during its condensed season. The Blue Bombers kicked things off with a 45-39 road victory over Chazy on Thursday, March 11, and then suffered ...