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138 finish inaugural Run for the Red

LAKE PLACID - Brian Lovett was the first male to cross the finish line and Jan Rand was the first female on Oct. 5 in the Run for the Red walk and run.The 5-kilometer race started and finished at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval. The event began with an Emergency Services Expo, which was followed ...

Holcomb not letting up this time around

LAKE PLACID - The Olympic season kicked off with the first bobsled national team selection race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Oct. 12.Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton secured the men's bobsled win after finishing nearly a second ahead of the field, while Elana Meyers and Aja Evans led the women's ...

Huskies hockey off to strong start

ROCHESTER - The Northwood girls hockey team opened the season with a strong performance in the Rochester Fire on Ice tournament.The Huskies won their first two games and tied their third to earn the No. 3 spot in the playoff round. Northwood advanced to the semifinals after outlasting the NJ ...

Bombers boys unbeaten at home

LAKE PLACID - Nzoni Thompson and Ryan Damp scored goals 47 seconds apart late in the first half to lift Lake Placid to a 2-1 victory over Northern Adirondack in the Blue Bombers' final match of the regular season Oct. 16.Lake Placid finished second in Division II in the Northern Soccer League ...

Hansen slides into top spot

LAKE PLACID - An hour after winning her first Norton U.S. National Luge Championship on Oct. 13 at Mount Van Hoevenberg, Kate Hansen still was not sure what she had done."I pulled out some really great runs that I didn't know I had in me," said Hansen, the 2008 Junior World Champion from La ...

Bombers finding their late-season stride

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid boys soccer were riding a wave of momentum going its final regular season game against Northern Adirondack on Wednesday, Oct. 16.The Blue Bombers used three first-half goals Tuesday, Oct. 15 to down Willsboro. The 3-0 win came in the wake of a 3-1 victory over ...

Local skaters hold their own at regional championships

LAKE PLACID - Local and regional skaters performed admirably at the North Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships, held Oct. 3 through 8 at the Olympic Center.Although in the past the regional championships have been for higher levels to qualify for national competition, the events at ...

Huskies put on a show for parents’ weekend

LAKE PLACID - The Northwood School girls soccer team posted two victories over a busy parents' weekend, as the Huskies combined to outscore Massey Vanier 6-1 in two matches played.The Huskies kicked off the weekend Oct. 4 with a 2-0 victory on the strength of goals scored by Lindsay Powers and ...

Blue Bombers volleyball secures first win

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid volleyball team picked up its first win of the season on Oct. 8, shooting down rival Saranac Lake in three straight games.The Blue Bombers won just their second game of the season with a 25-16 victory in the opening set. They kept it going with a 27-25 second game ...

Weather keeps sliding teams off track

LAKE PLACID - After a few unwanted and unplanned days off, the U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams are getting back on the ice.And for some sliders, there isn't much time to get ready for some critical opening races in this Olympic season.The sliding track at Mount Van Hoevenberg just outside ...

Blue Bombers girls put Seton Catholic to the test

LAKE PLACID - After falling behind by a goal, the Lake Placid girls soccer team was on the verge of upsetting visiting Seton Catholic on Oct. 1 when Liza Marinis scored to put the Blue Bombers ahead 2-1 with less than seven minutes remaining in the match.Paige Spittler, however, came through in ...

Hand-in-hand ahead of the pack

LAKE PLACID - Holding hands, sisters Nina and Gabby Armstrong of Lake Placid crossed the finish line together to tie for first place overall for the girls in a high school cross country meet that also featured teams from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid on Oct. 1.Karl Schulz also had a strong ...

Regional figure skating competition in Placid

LAKE PLACID - The Olympic Center will host the prestigious North Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships Oct. 3-8. The event is the first step toward qualifying for the Olympic Games.Lake Placid has hosted the championships several times over the years, the last being in ...

Van Ho track opens for training

For the U.S. luge, bobsled and skeleton teams, the Olympic season has officially arrived.The teams' home track in Lake Placid opened Oct. 1 morning, and USA Luge's Aidan Kelly had the distinction of being the first slider to hit the ice in a season that will culminate this February in Russia at ...

U.S. skeleton season pushes off

LAKE PLACID - Gracie Clapp-Taylor and Tom Santagato claimed U.S. National Skeleton Push Championships titles on Sept. 21 as the competitive skeleton season kicked off at the Olympic Training Center.Clapp-Taylor, a student at Florida International in Miami, Fla., first learned about the sport of ...

Bombers boys back to winning

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid boys soccer team got back to its winning ways with a 2-0 Northern Soccer League victory over Westport on Sept. 19.Nzoni Thompson gave the Blue Bombers a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 13th minute, then assisted on a Stuart Baird goal in the second half.Miles Lussi was ...

Eagles turn it around to beat Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - For the entire first half and the early minutes of the second, the Lake Placid and Chazy girls soccer teams were deadlocked in a scoreless soccer match Sept. 18.That all changed when Eagles' senior goalkeeper and team captain Logan Baker was taken to the hospital with a head ...

Northwood soccer battles Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE - It wasn't a league game, but it was quite a battle anyway.The Northwood School and Saranac Lake put their early-season unbeaten records on the line when they met up in a boys soccer match at Schroeter's Field on Tuesday, Sept. 17. After going at it for 80 hard minutes, the teams ...

Runners take on Whiteface toll road

WILMINGTON - Jacob Malcomb of Canton reached the top of Whiteface Mountain faster than any of the other 86 racers in the field Sept. 14 in the Whiteface Uphill Footrace held on the Veterans Memorial Highway.Malcomb, 26, completed the 8-mile course that started at the intersection of state Route ...