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Bombers hoops fall in home opener

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team jumped out to an early first-quarter lead over the host Lake Placid and never looked back on Nov. 29. Led by junior Caleb Akey, who scored a game-high 24 points, the Red Storm rolled past the Blue Bombers 73-19 in the season-opener ...

USABS competes in first IBSF world cup this season

WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — At the IBSF World Cup in Whistler, British Columbia, Team USA’s bobsled and skeleton teams ensured that its first World Cup of the season was memorable. On Nov. 24, the competition began with a second-place finish for Hallie Clarke in women’s skeleton ...

Team USA takes on North American Cup

PARK CITY, Utah — Team USA had a pretty solid showing at the North American Cup last week. In men’s skeleton, Bradley Nicol had Team USA’s top finish on Nov. 22, placing eighth with a time of one minute, 40.54 seconds. Darryl Payne had the team’s second-best result by taking ...

Back in the saddle again

LAKE PLACID — After two days of competition, Spanish bobsledder Israel Blanco took home the gold medal — with a time of 2:03.30 — in the race on Sunday, Nov. 20 during the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation’s Para Sport World Cup at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Silver and ...

Team USA women going for record ‘triple’ in doubles luge

LAKE PLACID — The United States is making history by becoming the first country to send three women’s doubles luge teams to the Luge World Cup 2022/2023. Team USA, which now includes two Olympians, is throwing the spotlight on women’s doubles luge, which is set to make its Olympic ...