PSC student-athletes christen new biathlon range

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PAUL SMITHS — There’s little doubt that anyone who has been around the the North Country knows about the “Miracle on Ice.” Lowell Bailey, a 2017 world champion, and now a leader in the U.S. Biathlon organization, described another miracle that is now in the making 40 years later. ...

Celebrating golf and helping four-legged friends

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LAKE PLACID — There was no way that local golfers were going to let the coronavirus hamper them from helping out their four-legged friends inhabiting the villages of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid and the surrounding communities. The pandemic has forced the cancellation of countless ...

Luge World Cup moved from Lake Placid to Germany

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Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday, Sept. 16 it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was ...

Youth football is alive and well in the Tri-Lakes

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SARANAC LAKE — High school football won’t be taking place in the Tri-Lakes this fall, but a big bunch of area youngsters are having fun and staying active while learning about the game. The brand-new Saranac Lake USA Football league is underway, and approximately 70 participants, grades ...

Canada won’t host luge world championships

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Canada will not host the luge world championships next year, with officials announcing Wednesday that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic left them no choice but to consider another site. The biggest impediment was the 14-day quarantine that would be required of any foreign athlete entering ...

Matt’s Minions: Brandes coaches T-ball for senior project

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LAKE PLACID — Oh the energy of youth, and during a pandemic nonetheless. Matt Brandes, 17, worked part time at Stewart’s Shops this summer and played on two baseball teams and one soccer team. Plus he finished his Lake Placid High School senior project — before entering his senior year ...

Gov. OKs lower-risk sports, what happens next?

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SARANAC LAKE — When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, Aug. 24 that some lower-risk sports will be able to proceed beginning on the Sept. 21 date that was already set, it gave hope that an abbreviated fall season may take place for some high school sports amid the coronavirus ...

Caligiore earns top-5s at Hartford Women’s Open

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Aimee Caligiore of Lake Placid fired rounds of 71-72 last weekend and claimed a pair of top-five results at the Hartford Women’s Open golf championship. Her three-over par 143 total posted at the Hartford, Conn. city-owned Goodwin Park and Keney Park courses saw her ...

Whiteface Club champions

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The Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid recently held its annual club championship on its highly acclaimed golf course. Caroline Roy captured the women’s title while Parmalee Tolkan won the senior women’s division. The men’s winner for the second straight year was Steve Bell and Dan ...

LP Resort ace

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LAKE PLACID — Anthony Hoxie made a recent hole-in-one on the third hole of the Pristine 9 layout at the Lake Placid Resort. Hoxie drained the ace with a gap wedge, on a shot where the ball landed well in front of the pin and left a trail in the dew as it arced into the cup.

Cuomo gives go-ahead to some HS sports

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SARANAC LAKE — When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, Aug. 24 that some “lower-risk “sports will be able to proceed beginning on the Sept. 21 date that was already set, it gave hope that an abbreviated fall season may take place for some high school sports amid the ...

COVID can’t stop young soccer day campers

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LAKE PLACID — A group of youngsters who love soccer aren’t going to let any pandemic spoil their fun, or their opportunity to learn some new skills. This week, the Lake Placid Soccer Centre has been hosting its annual day camp on the Jim Kordziel fields at the North Elba Show Grounds. ...

USA Luge slider search comes to Lake Placid Sunday

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LAKE PLACID — The USA Luge off-season recruiting tour — the White Castle USA Luge Slider Search — will begin its search for new talent on Sunday, Aug. 23, in its hometown of Lake Placid. This year’s schedule, featuring sleds on wheels, is starting later than usual as a result of the ...

The shutdown is over, it’s time to bowl in New York

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SARANAC LAKE — Businesses of all kinds in New York have been slowly reopening ever since the number of positive coronavirus cases have been steadily dropping across the state. But some have been left in limbo as to when they can reopen, and one group forced to wait the longest has been ...

Amid pandemic, bikes are wheely tough to find

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In the basement shop of Saranac Lake’s Human Power Planet Earth, Mike Campbell is the only mechanic working on a room so filled with bicycles that it looks more like a storage locker than a repair shop. The showroom on Main Street is closed for a few days so owner John Dimon can get caught up ...

Sen. Little among 5 appointees to ORDA board

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LAKE PLACID — On Thursday the state Senate confirmed Sen. Betty Little as one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s five new nominees to sit on the state Olympic Regional Development Agency board. ORDA runs Lake Placid Olympic venues, such as the bobsled track and ski jumps, as well as ski centers at ...