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Bailey places 29th in Finland sprint

Lowell Bailey of Lake Placid was the top American finisher Thursday in the 10-kilometer sprint race of the World Cup biathlon event in Kontiolahti, Finland. He finished 29th with a time of 25 minutes, 2.3 seconds and two penalties.Tim Burke of Paul Smiths wasn't far behind with his 35th-place ...

Track records fall at U.S. Nationals

LAKE PLACID - Skeleton athletes Matt Antoine and Savannah Graybill maintained their overnight leads with record-breaking times to claim U.S. National Championship titles in their respective divisions Friday at Mount Van Hoevenberg."It was another great event for USA Skeleton," said U.S. ...

Bombers awarded with postseason honors

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid girls hockey team achieved two historic firsts for the high school's program this past season.Early in the season, the Blue Bombers defeated Beekmantown - the defending state champions - for the first time. The Blue Bombers then accomplished another program first ...

Decker advances to alpine nationals

WILMINGTON - Saranac Lake's Cecily Decker was the top girls skier in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's Under-16 Eastern Championships at Whiteface Mountain that concluded Monday.Decker, who skis for New York Ski Educational Foundation's Whiteface Mountain club, earned the top seed after ...

Loppet skiers enjoy fast conditions

LAKE PLACID - Rescheduling the Lake Placid Loppet cross country ski races this year couldn't have worked out any better.Originally slated for the final Saturday in January but postponed due to a lack of snow, the 33rd Lake Placid Loppet was held at Mount Van Hovenberg Saturday, and the racing ...

Burke skis to seventh place

Paul Smiths native Tim Burke turned in a seventh-place finish Sunday in the 15-kilometer mass start at the World Cup event in Pokljuka, Slovenia.Burke crossed the line with a time of 36 minutes, 17.9 seconds, which was 58.6 seconds behind winner Bjoern Ferry of Sweden. Burke had two misses at ...

Bailey finishes 12th in World Cup sprint

Lowell Bailey of Lake Placid raced to a 12th-place finish and Tim Burke of Paul Smiths was 16th Thursday in the 10-kilometer sprint race of the World Cup biathlon event in Pokljuka, Slovenia.Bailey completed the course in 25 minutes, 49.8 seconds with just one shooting penalty. Burke wasn't far ...

CAN/AM families return to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - CAN/AM Hockey is back in town. Hockey moms and dads are either here or en route with cars full of hockey sticks and young athletes for the first of many tournaments the group has scheduled in March.The first tournament began with its opening ceremony Thursday night and will end ...

Armstrong claims Junior National title

LAKE PLACID - Give Gabby Armstrong a good starting position, and watch her go.On Sunday, Feb. 23, which just happened to be the final day of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the 15-year-old Lake Placid High School freshman earned a gold medal of her own. Competing at the 2014 Junior National ...

LPYAA honors longtime supporters

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid International Hockey Tournament held a special dedication ceremony to three lifelong supporters of Lake Placid athletics on Saturday during the 52nd annual event.The ceremony recognized Randy Martin, Guy Westcott, Jr. and Betty Reid - all of whom died in 2013. ...

Armstrong takes second at states

Local Nordic skiers had their best showing in years at the high school state championships Feb. 24-25 at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua.The Tri-Lakes was represented by skiers from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, and four of those skiers placed in the top 20; two boys and two girls. Skate races ...

Tide turns on Blue Bombers hockey

PLATTSBURGH - Goaltender Tucker Angelopoulos could only keep the Lake Placid hockey team hanging on for so long.Despite being nearly doubled up in shots on goal during the first two periods, the Blue Bombers were able to grab a 2-0 lead in Tuesday's Section VII championship game against ...

UP CLOSE: Northwood students inspired by Weibrecht’s success

LAKE PLACID - Northwood School students have been taking distance learning lessons from Russia. Their teacher: Andrew Weibrecht.When Weibrecht - a Lake Placid native and 2003 Northwood graduate - surprised the world by capturing the silver medal in the super-giant slalom Feb. 16 at the Olympic ...

Lake Placid hockey lands in sectional final

LAKE PLACID - The top-seeded Lake Placid boys hockey team advanced to the Section VII championship Thursday night after beating Northeastern Clinton 4-1 on its home ice.The Blue Bombers will now face off against Beekmantown at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Stafford Ice Arena in Plattsburgh. Beekmantown ...

Bombers girls hoops ousted in semis

BEEKMANTOWN - The Lake Placid girls basketball team fell behind early and never recovered Thursday night as Northern Adirondack ran past the Blue Bombers with a 60-23 Section VII, Class C semifinal victory.With the win, the Bobcats advanced to next Friday's championship game where they will ...

Nagasu skates past controversy

LAKE PLACID - Gliding gracefully across the smooth surface of the 1980 arena, Mirai Nagasu filled the arena with a calm presence at the Lake Placid Winter Ice Extravaganza on Sunday, Feb. 16.Nagasu skated two programs in the show, first to a pop song then to a sophisticated instrumental piece. ...

Bombers shoot down Eagles

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid boys basketball team used a big fourth quarter Wednesday to extend its season with a 52-46 victory over Chazy in the first round of the Section VII, Class D tournament.With the win, the Blue Bombers earned a spot in the quarterfinals where they will travel to meet ...