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Virus prompts USA Luge to skip first half of World Cup slate

USA Luge won’t compete in World Cup events until at least January, saying Monday that it will sit out the first four race weekends of this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Americans won’t slide in the season opener at Igls, Austria, on Nov. 28 and 29, then will also sit out ...

It’s training only on Olympic Center ice

LAKE PLACID — In February, Lake Placid celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, with, among other events, the Dream On! Show celebrating the achievements of the 1980 United States Olympic figure skating team hosted in the Herb Brooks Arena. That was the last ...

Caligiore finishes tied for 4th in Florida pro tourney

HAINES CITY, Fla. —Lake Placid native Aimee Caligiore fired a final round even par 72 on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Southern Dunes Golf Club, rallying to a fourth-place tie in the event that is part of the Eggland’s Best Ladies Pro Golf Tour. Caligiore’s even-par effort to close the ...

US Bobsled releases schedule, sliders to skip 1st half of WC tour

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS) coaches and staff have announced the team’s plan for the upcoming 2020-2021 season following the calendar update from the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). The IBSF made adjustments to the calendar due to travel ...

USA Bobsled, citing pandemic, will skip some World Cup races

USA Bobsled and Skeleton is not sending sliders to Europe for at least the first half of the World Cup sliding season, part of a plan to keep its athletes and coaches as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. At a minimum, the Americans are planning to miss four World Cup ...

LP high schoolers start soccer practice

LAKE PLACID — Better late than never, and then some. On a warm Monday afternoon, the Lake Placid boys and girls varsity soccer teams finally stepped out on the pitch as public high school programs across New York state were allowed to begin practicing. Two practices into a season ...

Horn, Griffin claim Craig Wood Invitational titles

LAKE PLACID — Ky Horn had been knocking on the door a few times when it came to competing for a title in the annual Craig Wood-Ray Randall golf tournament. After coming up short in a playoff for first place a year ago, the resident of Akwesasne can finally cross winning another golf ...

LP luge World Cup moved to Germany

Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday, Sept. 16 that it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was ...

University Games will house athletes in Lake Placid, Canton, Potsdam

LAKE PLACID — Planning for the arrival of the 2023 Winter World University Games continues. In a virtual town hall hosted live from the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena on Monday, Sept. 21, officials involved with the planning of the games promoted the upcoming event and answered questions from ...

PSC student-athletes christen new biathlon range

PAUL SMITHS — There’s little doubt that anyone who has been around the the North Country knows about the “Miracle on Ice.” Lowell Bailey, a 2017 world champion, and now a leader in the U.S. Biathlon organization, described another miracle that is now in the making 40 years later. ...

Celebrating golf and helping four-legged friends

LAKE PLACID — There was no way that local golfers were going to let the coronavirus hamper them from helping out their four-legged friends inhabiting the villages of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid and the surrounding communities. The pandemic has forced the cancellation of countless ...

Luge World Cup moved from Lake Placid to Germany

Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday, Sept. 16 it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was ...

Bobsled and skeleton World Championships moved from Lake Placid to Germany

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, because of concerns across many winter sports about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications for those coming to North America. The ...

Youth football is alive and well in the Tri-Lakes

SARANAC LAKE — High school football won’t be taking place in the Tri-Lakes this fall, but a big bunch of area youngsters are having fun and staying active while learning about the game. The brand-new Saranac Lake USA Football league is underway, and approximately 70 participants, grades ...

Canada won’t host luge world championships

Canada will not host the luge world championships next year, with officials announcing Wednesday that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic left them no choice but to consider another site. The biggest impediment was the 14-day quarantine that would be required of any foreign athlete entering ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Matt Brandes, LPHS senior, T-ball coach

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Lake Placid High School senior Matt Brandes about his busy summer, including the baseball he played and the T-ball team he coached for his senior project. Listen to a portion of this interview on the "We are Lake Placid" podcast ...

Matt’s Minions: Brandes coaches T-ball for senior project

LAKE PLACID — Oh the energy of youth, and during a pandemic nonetheless. Matt Brandes, 17, worked part time at Stewart’s Shops this summer and played on two baseball teams and one soccer team. Plus he finished his Lake Placid High School senior project — before entering his senior year ...

Gov. OKs lower-risk sports, what happens next?

SARANAC LAKE — When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, Aug. 24 that some lower-risk sports will be able to proceed beginning on the Sept. 21 date that was already set, it gave hope that an abbreviated fall season may take place for some high school sports amid the coronavirus ...

Caligiore earns top-5s at Hartford Women’s Open

HARTFORD, Conn. — Aimee Caligiore of Lake Placid fired rounds of 71-72 last weekend and claimed a pair of top-five results at the Hartford Women’s Open golf championship. Her three-over par 143 total posted at the Hartford, Conn. city-owned Goodwin Park and Keney Park courses saw her ...