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Local Olympians

USABS announces National Team for Bobsled and Skeleton

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced its nine-athlete roster for the 2021-2022 women’s national bobsled team on Monday, Sept 6. The roster includes Kaillie Humphries, who has not yet gotten a U.S. passport. The USA Bobsled team held its final Push Championship of the ...

Local competed in Tokyo

SARANAC LAKE — It might not have been the Olympic dream Brooke Mooney had in mind, but it is one she will never forget. The United States women’s eight crew was considered by some to be a rowing dynasty. The U.S. had won gold in the event in three straight Olympics. But the U.S. ...

USA Luge shows off facility for Olympic Day

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge and International Luge Federation (FIL) officials made two significant announcements Thursday, June 24, as part of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s day-long tour of local facilities where athletes train for the Olympics. With the goal of ...

Lake Placid falls to rival Red Storm in volleyball

SARANAC LAKE — It’s the final week of the season for Lake Placid’s volleyball team, and the Blue Bombers kicked off their run of four matches in five days with a 3-1 loss to Saranac Lake on Monday, April 25. Playing at home, the Red Storm maintained their recent mastery over their ...

Biesemeyer named alpine ski director at Northwood

LAKE PLACID — Michael Maher, Northwood Head of School, announced the appointment of Tommy Biesemeyer as Director of Alpine Skiing and upcoming transitions within the alpine ski program.  Biesemeyer joins Northwood after a storied racing career and 15 years of experience in alpine racing, ...

Humphries completes historic sweep at worlds

    Kaillie Humphries wasn’t sure if she would get a chance to race this season.     She ended up on top of the world — twice. Humphries ended her international season Sunday, Feb. 14 by winning the inaugural women’s monobob world championship in Altenberg, Germany, adding ...