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PSC student-athletes christen new biathlon range

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

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

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 ...

Bobsled and skeleton World Championships moved from Lake Placid to Germany

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, because of concerns across many winter sports about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications for those coming to North America. The ...

Youth football is alive and well in the Tri-Lakes

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

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 ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Matt Brandes, LPHS senior, T-ball coach

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Lake Placid High School senior Matt Brandes about his busy summer, including the baseball he played and the T-ball team he coached for his senior project. Listen to a portion of this interview on the "We are Lake Placid" podcast ...

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

After a full field last week, USA Luge schedules second slider search in LP

LAKE PLACID — After a recruiting clinic last Sunday in Lake Placid that saw full attendance by local and visiting youngsters, USA Luge has announced another White Castle Slider Search this Sunday, Aug. 30, also in Lake Placid. This year’s schedule, featuring sleds on wheels, has started ...

Cuomo gives go-ahead to some HS sports

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

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

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

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

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 ...

HS fall season delayed, state playoffs cancelled

Back in March, the coronavirus robbed New York’s winter high school student-athletes of the chance to compete for championships, after most of them had already completed their regular seasons. Shortly after, spring sports seasons were canceled in their entirety. On Thursday, July 16, ...