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World Cup season begins this weekend without USA Luge

IGLS, Austria — The World Cup luge season begins Thanksgiving weekend in this small, picturesque village outside Innsbruck, Austria despite the national lockdown in that country caused by the coronavirus. The start of the pre-Olympic season will take place without the United States, ...

National Women’s Hockey League to play season, playoffs in Lake Placid bubble

The National Women’s Hockey League Wednesday, Nov. 25 announced a plan to present the upcoming season and 2021 Isobel Cup Playoffs at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5. The event is presented in partnership with the state Olympic Regional Development ...

USA Bobsled women’s team announced

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled on Saturday, Nov. 21 announced its 10-athlete roster for the 2020-2021 women’s national team. Athletes competed in two races over the course of two days at Mount Van Hoevenberg to earn their spot on the team. The men will return to Lake Placid after ...

USA Skeleton names 2020-21 national team

LAKE PLACID — USA Skeleton on Saturday, Nov. 21 announced the 2020-2021 national team following a series of races at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track in Lake Placid. Two two-heat races were held over the last two days. Due to weather delays, all four heats were added together for points in ...

U.S. Biathlon names national team rosters

The biathlon World Cup season kicks off this weekend in Kontiolahti, Finland, and most names on the U.S. roster will be familiar to anyone who has followed the team in recent years. U.S. Biathlon announced this week that its International Competition Committee has named 10 athletes to compete ...

Former USA Luge President Dwight Bell elected FIL general secretary

SALZBURG, Austria — Dwight Bell was elected general secretary of the International Luge Federation on Friday, Nov. 20, at the organization’s 68th Congress held virtually in Salzburg, Austria. Bell, of Atlanta, was a former USA Luge racer who served several lengthy stints as president of ...

A November Mother’s Day for USA Luge

LAKE PLACID — At noon — an hour after USA Luge senior team members finished training on their home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg Sunday, Nov. 15 — seven of their mothers tried out the new Cliffside Coaster attraction. It was a Mother’s Day of sorts for the ”Luge ...

Red Storm XC teams top Blue Bombers to finish unbeaten

LAKE PLACID — Fans gathered at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Saturday, Nov. 7 to support the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake cross country teams, and specifically their seniors, in their last regular season cross country meet to close out an extremely irregular season. Both teams received the ...

Blue Bombers, Patriots boys soccer teams head into post season

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys soccer team might not have been on fire heading into its postseason tournament this week, but the Blue Bombers have been getting the job done on the scoreboard. On Friday, Nov. 6, Lake Placid pushed its unbeaten run to six with a 4-1 victory over AuSable ...

USA Luge sliders take season’s 1st runs at Mount Van Hoevenberg

LAKE PLACID — As snow flurries swirled around the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid Monday morning, Nov. 2, Jonny Gustafson of USA Luge officially opened the sliding season with the first run of autumn. Despite snow piling up causing a one-hour delay to the training session, ...

LP girls get the victory, Willsboro’s Ford gets her 100th

LAKE PLACID — In this year of the coronavirus pandemic, high school student-athletes who have been fortunate enough to compete in their sports this fall have the chance to savor every moment they can during their shortened seasons. A match between the Lake Placid and Willsboro girls ...

Lake Placid boys win four games in eight days

LAKE PLACID — After starting off the season with three losses and a tie, the Lake Placid boys soccer team has found itself on a little roll. On Saturday, Oct. 31, the Blue Bombers won their fourth match in a row, eking out a 1-0 victory over Saranac Lake on home turf at the North Elba ...

Lake Placid girls rally past Moriah, fall to Eagles

LAKE PLACID— The Lake Placid girls soccer team posted a win and a loss in its last two matches, topping Moriah on Saturday, Oct. 24 in a home contest and then suffering a lopsdied setback at Beekmantown under the lights on Tuesday. Miserable weather for a game day with a near-constant ...

Cohan, Scanio lead Lake Placid to cross country sweep

The Lake Placid boys improved to 2-1 while the Blue Bombers girls claimed their first team win on Saturday, Oct. 24 with triumphs over host Seton Catholic. The Blue Bombers won both meets by 15-50 scores. In the boys meet, Andrew Scanio took top honors with the individual ...

LP boys soccer wins two in a row

LAKE PLACID — After starting off the season with three losses and a tie, the Lake Placid boys soccer team claimed a pair of victories during the past week. The Blue Bombers notched their first victory of the season on Saturday, Oct. 24, beating Willsboro on a penalty kick, and then ...

Lake Placid boys edge Chiefs in XC, girls fall

CADYVILLE— Two meets and two victories. On Saturday Oct. 17 at the Cadyville Recreation Park, the Lake Placid boys won their second cross country meet in as many starts, and they got the job done by the slimest of margins. In a tight matchup between the Blue Bombers and Saranac Central ...

LP girls win, boys lose against Chazy

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid boys and girls soccer teams have reached the halfway point of their pandemic-shortened season following home matches played earlier this week against Chazy. The Blue Bombers girls improved to 3-2 with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Eagles on Monday, and ...

West captures 8th luge start title

LAKE PLACID — Two-time United States Olympian Tucker West proved for a record eighth time Monday that he is the fastest starter on the USA Luge team and at the top of the heap on the World Cup tour. West, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, won the annual Norton USA Luge Start Championship, and ...

LP to host world synchronized skating championships in 2023

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — U.S. Figure Skating will play host to the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2023 in Lake Placid from March 31-April 1, 2023, the International Skating Union (ISU) announced Friday. “We are thrilled that the ISU has chosen the United States to host ...