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Blue Bombers girls win second straight

CHAZY - The Lake Placid girls basketball team won its second game in a row Thursday with a 30-20 victory over Chazy. It was the first time in the last three seasons that the Blue Bombers won back-to-back games.Lake Placid's defense shut out Chazy in the first quarter on the way to a 14-6 ...

Blue Bombers cool off Chazy

LAKE PLACID - In a hard-fought, often heated game that was close most of the way, Lake Placid's basketball players kept their cool when it counted the most Friday against Chazy.The host Blue Bombers were rewarded with their first Northern Basketball League win of the season, notching a 47-42 ...

Lake Placid ices Hornets in OT

LAKE PLACID - Shane McNierney scored 1:01 into overtime on home ice Tuesday to lift Lake Placid to a 3-2 victory over Plattsburgh in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action at the Olympic Center.In an evenly played game, the Blue Bombers jumped ahead twice during regulation only to have the ...

Lake Placid breezes through Storm

SARANAC LAKE - The mood was celebratory at the Saranac Lake Civic Center before the opening faceoff of Saturday's Wounded Warrior Project benefit hockey game between the Red Storm and Lake Placid.But after three periods of hockey, Saranac Lake's players were in no mood to celebrate.In front of ...

Holiday Festival fills in for Stars on Ice

LAKE PLACID - Although Stars on Ice was not in Lake Placid this December, it's absence was filled by Holiday Festival on Ice, which brought world-class skaters to the Olympic Center on Dec. 28.The show was headlined by four-time world champion Kurt Browning, who also starred in last year's ...

Johns returns to LP court with win (for SL)

LAKE PLACID - It had been three seasons since Frank Johns had last coached a basketball game on the court at Lake Placid High School.On Monday, Johns returned to Blue Bombers territory as the head coach of the Saranac Lake girls team, and along with his Red Storm players, he was able to escape ...

New Yorkers fall short at Olympic Trials

KEARNS, Utah - Shani Davis has all these youngsters nipping at his clapskates.It just makes him want to go faster.Davis, who attended Lake Placid Middle/High School while participating in a youth development program as a 16-year-old, will have a shot to make history at the Sochi Olympics after ...

Lodwick locks up sixth Olympic trip

PARK CITY, Utah - Todd Lodwick earned a spot in his sixth Winter Olympics, winning the nordic combined competition Saturday in the U.S. trials.The 37-year-old Lodwick, who appeared in his first Olympics in 1994 at 17, won both the ski jumping portion of the event and the 10-kilometer cross ...

Jerome jumps onto Sochi squad

PARK CITY, Utah - Jessica Jerome earned the first American spot in the first women's ski jumping competition in Olympics history, winning the U.S. trials Sunday.Jerome scored 248.5 points on her two jumps to secure a spot in Sochi. Lindsay Van was second, 2.0 points back. Alissa Johnson was ...

Sochi spots on the line in Park City

Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong of Vermontville will be among the athletes competing for automatic nominations to February's Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia this weekend in the 2014 Olympic Trials.Nordic combined athletes and men's and women's ski jumpers will take part in a winner-take-all ...

Lake Placid speedskater among upstate NYers in Olympic Team Trials

Three athletes from upstate New York are competing for trips to the Sochi Winter Games as the United States Olympic speedskating team trials start today, in Kearns, Utah.Trevor Marsicano of Ballston Spa headlines the list, which also includes Lake Placid's Krissa Miller and Petra Acker of ...

Lake Placid girls pick up two wins

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid girls hockey team beat Saranac Lake 4-1 on Dec. 20 at the Olympic Center.Emily Godin had two goals for the Blue Bombers, scoring just 44 seconds into the game and then again in the second period. Payton Barney assisted on the first goal, while Alexa Whitney and ...

Expensive road to Sochi for local families

Families of the area's Olympic hopefuls are finding it's no easy task to get to Sochi, Russia, to see their loved ones compete in February's winter games.Traveling halfway around the world has proved to be a big and expensive hurdle, enough for some local families to opt out of attending the ...

Jingle Bell Run/Walk draws a crowd

LAKE PLACID - The fourth annual Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk drew a field of 152 runners/walkers on Dec. 7.Doug Hazelden of Bloomingdale was the first runner to complete the 2.7-mile course, crossing the line in 16 minutes, 27 seconds. He was followed by Saranac Lakers DJ Racette ...

Lake Placid hosts bobsled, skeleton World Cup

LAKE PLACID - The bobs are back, and so are the skeletons.Starting on Friday, Dec. 13, Lake Placid will host three days of action on ice as the FIBT World Cup tour makes its annual stop at the mile-long run on Mount Van Hoevenberg.The schedule includes men's and women's bobsled and skeleton ...

LP captures 3rd-straight McHugh title

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid girls hockey team beat Beekmantown for the first time in program history with a 3-2 victory on Dec. 9.The Blue Bombers took a 3-0 lead early in the third period when Emily Godin took a pass from Alexa Whitney at the 1:50 mark. Morgan Meyer scored the first goal of ...

Lions roar past Bombers hoops teams

ELIZABETHTOWN - The Elizabethtown-Lewis boys basketball team built a big lead in the first half and hung on to beat Lake Placid 52-35 on Tuesday night.The Blue Bombers fought back with a 17-10 third quarter, but the damage had already been done. The Lions capped the victory by outscoring Lake ...