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Village approves Main Street closure, festival for FISU Games

LAKE PLACID — An event and closure plan for Main Street during the 2023 FISU Games has been approved. The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees last week approved a 10-day festival on Main Street, which will open and close with the Games — from Jan. 12 to 22. The Main Street event ...

NASCAR great Bodine part of USABS Hall of Fame induction

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled and Skeleton will induct five new members to its Hall of Fame on Dec. 17 in Lake Placid. The ceremony, to be held at Mount Van Hoevenberg at the conclusion of the day’s World Cup bobsled races, will highlight four athletes along with NASCAR legend Geoff ...

Bombers hoops fall in home opener

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team jumped out to an early first-quarter lead over the host Lake Placid and never looked back on Nov. 29. Led by junior Caleb Akey, who scored a game-high 24 points, the Red Storm rolled past the Blue Bombers 73-19 in the season-opener ...

USABS competes in first IBSF world cup this season

WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — At the IBSF World Cup in Whistler, British Columbia, Team USA’s bobsled and skeleton teams ensured that its first World Cup of the season was memorable. On Nov. 24, the competition began with a second-place finish for Hallie Clarke in women’s skeleton ...

Team USA takes on North American Cup

PARK CITY, Utah — Team USA had a pretty solid showing at the North American Cup last week. In men’s skeleton, Bradley Nicol had Team USA’s top finish on Nov. 22, placing eighth with a time of one minute, 40.54 seconds. Darryl Payne had the team’s second-best result by taking ...

Back in the saddle again

LAKE PLACID — After two days of competition, Spanish bobsledder Israel Blanco took home the gold medal — with a time of 2:03.30 — in the race on Sunday, Nov. 20 during the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation’s Para Sport World Cup at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Silver and ...