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Cook, Burke, Bailey team up for 12th in World Cup opener

OSTERSUND, Sweden - The United States mixed relay team of Annelies Cook, Susan Dunklee, Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey opened the IBU World Cup season Sunday with a 12th place overall finish.Cook, a Saranac Lake native, led off the first leg for Team USA, leaving prone in ninth place after the ...

Mazdzer locks up Sochi spot

Chris Mazdzer finished his second and final run, checked his time and felt a brief pang of disappointment.A very brief one.Mazdzer wrapped up a spot on the 2014 U.S. Olympic team with a fourth-place finish in a World Cup race at Igls, Austria on Saturday, which more than took the sting away ...

Tupper Lake joins the ESWG fray

LAKE PLACID - The Empire State Winter Games, which will be held Feb. 6-9, will expand once again as Tupper Lake joins the fold."Tupper Lake is very excited to be included in this great opportunity of helping host the Empire State Games for 2014," Tupper Lake events coordinator Michelle Clement ...

1998 Olympian named as junior luge coach

LAKE PLACID - The United States Luge Association announced Tuesday that 1998 Olympian Larry Dolan has been appointed head coach of the organization's Junior C and D Teams. The native of Morrisonville already has his young charges hard at work on and off the ice in Lake Placid."Our new CEO, Jim ...

Protopopovs pop in for free lesson

LAKE PLACID - Skating Club of Lake Placid members had the opportunity to skate with Olympic legends Oleg and Ludmila Protopopov on Wednesday at the Olympic Center.The Protopopovs gave a free lesson to skaters of all ages and levels. The husband-and-wife team taught style and movement to the ...

International bobsled, skeleton racing underway

The bobsled and skeleton international competitive season is in full swing with a series of races slated around the world this week.The World Cup prepares to kick off in Calgary, Alberta with the Winsport World Push Challenge in the Ice House on Saturday. Push athletes will battle one another ...

Huskies Prep team splits with Hitmen

The Northwood Prep hockey team traveled to Rhode Island last weekend and came away with a split of two games against the Rhode Island Hitmen.After dropping the first game 4-2 on Saturday, the Huskies came back strong on Sunday to even the series with a 3-2 victory over the Hitmen.Eli Klinsman ...

Hoyt article appears in ‘Powder’ magazine

SARANAC LAKE - A former Saranac Laker was featured in the November issue of Powder Magazine, a national publication that focuses on skiing.Bobby Hoyt is the ski patrol director at Mammoth Mountain Ski Center in California. He grew up in Saranac Lake and got his start as a patroller at Whiteface ...

Mazdzer 14th in World Cup opener

LILLEHAMMER, Norway - On a day when Italy and Germany took the headlines at the World Cup men's singles opener in Lillehammer, USA Luge saw Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake take 14th place, followed by Aidan Kelly in 21st.The two Americans were positioned to slide into the top 10 at the end of the ...

Hamlin tops U.S. women in Lillehammer

LILLEHAMMER, Norway - Broken foot aside, Kate Hansen took the opening run lead in Saturday's women's World Cup luge opener, but it was German Natalie Geisenberger who put the hammer down in Lillehammer, coming from behind to equal the track record in the second heat to take the gold ...

Women’s jump coach steps down

Paolo Bernardi has resigned as coach of the U.S. women's ski jumping team.Bernardi announced the move Thursday on his Facebook page."I resign for personal reasons and it was a hard decision," Bernardi wrote. "I keep loving and following this sport and I hope to find another team soon that can ...

Luge season opens in Lillehammer with an eye toward Sochi

LILLEHAMMER, Norway - The last World Cup luge race was held in late February when the circuit competed in Sochi, Russia for the 2013 tour finals and official test event prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics.As the World Cup begins the 2013-2014 Olympic season this weekend, all athletes will have ...

Northwood hockey sweeps doubleheaders

The Northwood girls hockey team picked up two wins over the Rice Knights of Burlington, Vt. in a weekend doubleheader.The Huskies beat Rice 3-1 on Saturday at the Saranac Lake Civic Center, then came back to secure a 2-0 win on Sunday.Lauren Bautista scored Northwood's first goal Saturday on a ...

Canada grabs Four Nations title; U.S. settles for third

LAKE PLACID - Jenelle Kohanchuk scored twice and Vicki Bendus had the tiebreaking goal and added two assists to help Canada win the Four Nations Cup women's hockey tournament for the 13th time, 6-3 over Finland on Saturday night.Jennifer Wakefield, Brianne Jenner and Haley Irwin also scored for ...

Finland shocks U.S. in Four Nations Cup

LAKE PLACID (AP) - Noora Raty made 58 saves and Karolina Rantamaki and Susanna Tapani scored in a 9-second span in the second period to help Finland upset the United States 3-1 on Friday night in the Four Nations Cup women's hockey tournament.Finland (2-1) will face Canada (3-0) in the ...

Bombers meet painful end in overtime

SCHUYLERVILLE - One shot. One incredibly well-placed shot.That's what brought a painful end to the Lake Placid boys soccer team's season Wednesday, as Lake George scored on a corner kick in sudden-death overtime in a regional Class C state playoff match played at Schuylerville High School.The ...

Canada capitalizes on U.S. mistakes

LAKE PLACID - Canada edged the U.S. women's hockey team by a score of 4-2 Wednesday night in the Four Nations Cup at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena.Canada's Natalie Spooner's power-play goal with less than four minutes left in the game broke a 2-2 tie. Spooner and her teammates were able to take ...

Lake Placid volleyball falls in state tourney

MASSENA - The Lake Placid volleyball team's postseason run came to an end Wednesday as Chateaugay swept the Blue Bombers in the first round of the Class D state tournament.The Bulldogs downed Lake Placid 25-12, 25-16, 25-10 to advance to the state quarterfinals, where they will meet Section 2's ...