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Whiteface Club champions

The Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid recently held its annual club championship on its highly acclaimed golf course. Caroline Roy captured the women’s title while Parmalee Tolkan won the senior women’s division. The men’s winner for the second straight year was Steve Bell and Dan ...

LP Resort ace

LAKE PLACID — Anthony Hoxie made a recent hole-in-one on the third hole of the Pristine 9 layout at the Lake Placid Resort. Hoxie drained the ace with a gap wedge, on a shot where the ball landed well in front of the pin and left a trail in the dew as it arced into the cup.

After a full field last week, USA Luge schedules second slider search in LP

LAKE PLACID — After a recruiting clinic last Sunday in Lake Placid that saw full attendance by local and visiting youngsters, USA Luge has announced another White Castle Slider Search this Sunday, Aug. 30, also in Lake Placid. This year’s schedule, featuring sleds on wheels, has started ...

Cuomo gives go-ahead to some HS sports

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 ...

COVID can’t stop young soccer day campers

LAKE PLACID — A group of youngsters who love soccer aren’t going to let any pandemic spoil their fun, or their opportunity to learn some new skills. This week, the Lake Placid Soccer Centre has been hosting its annual day camp on the Jim Kordziel fields at the North Elba Show Grounds. ...

USA Luge slider search comes to Lake Placid Sunday

LAKE PLACID — The USA Luge off-season recruiting tour — the White Castle USA Luge Slider Search — will begin its search for new talent on Sunday, Aug. 23, in its hometown of Lake Placid. This year’s schedule, featuring sleds on wheels, is starting later than usual as a result of the ...

The shutdown is over, it’s time to bowl in New York

SARANAC LAKE — Businesses of all kinds in New York have been slowly reopening ever since the number of positive coronavirus cases have been steadily dropping across the state. But some have been left in limbo as to when they can reopen, and one group forced to wait the longest has been ...

Amid pandemic, bikes are wheely tough to find

In the basement shop of Saranac Lake’s Human Power Planet Earth, Mike Campbell is the only mechanic working on a room so filled with bicycles that it looks more like a storage locker than a repair shop. The showroom on Main Street is closed for a few days so owner John Dimon can get caught up ...

HS fall season delayed, state playoffs cancelled

Back in March, the coronavirus robbed New York’s winter high school student-athletes of the chance to compete for championships, after most of them had already completed their regular seasons. Shortly after, spring sports seasons were canceled in their entirety. On Thursday, July 16, ...

August sports happenings in Lake Placid

Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund accepting grant applications LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Foundation’s Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund is accepting online grant applications from local athletes and nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., August 24, 2020. This fund provides ...

Empire League looks to Florida for season

SARANAC LAKE — In these times of uncertainty in the sports world, there are a handful of sure bets when it comes to the Empire Baseball League. Eddie Gonzalez, the commissioner of the EPBL, is still counting on having a season, however short one may be. And he says whatever the season ...

Olsen, Hines join US bobsled/skeleton staff as start coaches

LAKE PLACID — Olympic bobsled medalists Justin Olsen and Garrett Hines are joining the United States Bobsled/Skeleton staff as start coaches. Olsen and Hines have a combined 22 years of experience as athletes, and have earned a total of six World Championship and Olympic medals over their ...

High school fall sports start date delayed

Back in March, the coronavirus robbed New York’s winter high school student-athletes of the chance to compete for championships, after most of them had already completed their regular seasons. Shortly after, spring sports seasons were canceled in their entirety. On Thursday, July 16, ...

Q & A with North Country bobsledder Hunter Church

LAKE PLACID — Hunter Church is a third-generation bobsledder. His great-uncle competed in the 1948 United States Olympic trials, and his dad, Thomas, slid recreationally in the 1970s and 1980s. The family was living in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to Cadyville, which is about an hour ...

Annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp canceled for 2020

LAKE PLACID — The 6th annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp was recently canceled after being postponed once already due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp Facebook page announced July 3 that the camp would be held next year from May 2 to 6. It was originally ...

High school fall sports start date delayed, fall championships canceled

LATHAM — The officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Thursday, July 16 that they voted to delay the official start date of the fall sports season, cancel the fall regional and state championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in ...

Play Ball!

LAKE PLACID — Rik and Linda Cassidy sat in their car Monday evening, July 6 — windows open to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine — and watched their grandson catch a fly ball to the right of second base at the Lake Placid Central School ball field. Sheldon Cassidy, 14, will be a ...

Next year’s Ironman 70.3 is canceled

LAKE PLACID — Next year’s Lake Placid Ironman 70.3 triathlon has been canceled. The cancellation of the half-distance triathlon was announced by Ironman Friday, July 10, amid the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing concern over the safety of mass gatherings. Mary Jane Lawrence, chief of ...

Paul Smith’s, Lake Placid welcome hockey recruits

LAKE PLACID — With the coronavirus-driven uncertainty regarding colleges reopening this fall and what will happen when it comes to collegiate sports, there was certainly loads of optimism in the air in front of the Olympic Center in Lake Placid on Thursday, July 2. Dressed in the green ...