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Church sweeps with 4 golds at North American Cup

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton athletes claimed 24 medals in the 12 race series of the Lake Placid North American Cup competition that wrapped up Friday, Feb. 5 at Mount Van Hoevenberg. U.S. athletes swept the medals in six races. The efforts were led by Cadyville’s Hunter Church, ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Gordy Sheer, USA Luge

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Gordy Sheer, director of marketing and sponsorships at USA Luge, about the upcoming Running of the Balls fundraiser. More than 1,000 lacrosse balls will be sent down the mile-long luge track at Mount Van Hoevenberg to raise money ...

Coronavirus pops NWHL ‘bubble’

LAKE PLACID — The National Women’s Hockey League suspended the rest of its 2021 season just one day before its playoffs were slated to start at Lake Placid’s Olympic Center. The league announced its decision on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3, initially offering scant details but saying ...

Luge + lacrosse = Winter Olympic hopefuls

LAKE PLACID — Thousands will be competing on the combined luge, bobsled and skeleton track at Mount Van Hoevenberg later this month — all at the same time, in about 2 minutes. Lacrosse balls, that is, not lugers. It’s time once again for the Running of the Balls at the Olympic ...

Tractor falls through Mirror Lake ice

LAKE PLACID — Ice at the center of Mirror Lake shattered beneath the weight of a tractor on Saturday, Jan. 30. The driver of the vehicle had enough time to get to safety before the rear end of the tractor went down into the frigid water. The driver was prepping the ice for a Can-Am pond ...

The NWHL’s run in LP was fun while it lasted

LAKE PLACID — Jason Beaney has been the public address announcer for thousands of hockey games at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. It’s a job he began enjoying long before he was even in high school. A huge fan of the sport, Beaney has been the voice behind the mic at all three ...

US women take top 2 spots in World Cup finale

IGLS, Austria — The United States dominated in the two-woman bobsled World Cup finale in Igls on Saturday, Jan. 30 by claiming gold and silver medals as Kaillie Humphries drove to victory and Elana Meyers Taylor piloted her sled to a close runner-up result. Humphries, of Carlsbad, ...

Hockey bubble bursts; NWHL suspends season in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The National Women’s Hockey League suspended the rest of its 2021 season just one day before its playoffs were slated to start at Lake Placid’s Olympic Center. The league announced its decision on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3, initially offering scant details but saying the ...

Whale drop out of NWHL season, leaving 4 teams

LAKE PLACID — A second team has dropped out of the National Women’s Hockey League “bubble” season at the Olympic Center. The Connecticut Whale forfeited a game against the Minnesota Whitecaps Monday and dropped out of the condensed two-week season, leaving four teams to vie for ...

Pond hockey tourney postponed as tractor falls through Mirror Lake ice

LAKE PLACID — Ice at the center of Mirror Lake shattered beneath the weight of a tractor on Saturday. The driver of the vehicle had enough time to get to safety before the rear end of the tractor went down into the frigid water. The driver was prepping the ice for a Can-Am pond hockey ...

NWHL team catches COVID, drops out of ‘bubble’ season

LAKE PLACID — And then there were five. The National Women’s Hockey League announced Thursday, Jan. 28 that the Metropolitan Riveters, one of six teams playing a scheduled two-week season at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, has withdrawn. And just like so many instances across the ...

Biathlon report outlines corrupt conduct, favors for Russia

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — A report commissioned by the International Biathlon Union stated Thursday there was evidence of "systematic corrupt and unethical conduct at the very top" of the governing body, especially in protecting Russia on doping issues. The report, published in a redacted ...

Home ice

LAKE PLACID — The 1980 Rink in the Herb Brooks Arena is home ice for three Northwood School alumni who returned this past week to play professional hockey in the National Women’s Hockey League “bubble” season. “If you had told me when I was going to high school there that, OK, ...

Lots of hockey played and more to come

LAKE PLACID — By the end of Tuesday evening, the National Women’s Hockey League had played eight of the 24 games it has on the schedule for its two-week condensed season in a “bubble” being played at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. And after all six teams in the league had ...

Van Ho hosts para bobsled, skeleton team selection races

LAKE PLACID — Para bobsled and skeleton racers put one competition in the books and have one more event on tap on the mile-long track in Lake Placid this winter. On Thursday and Friday Jan. 21-22, the sliders held their United States national team selection races at Mount Van ...

NYSEF names Scanio athlete of the month

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 ...

Start record leads to silver

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

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

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

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 ...