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An opening-day hole-in-one at Saranac Inn for U.S. luger

Jayson Terdiman, a two-time Olympic luge athlete who lives in Lake Placid, added another memento to the shelves in his home where he keeps the many medals and trophies he has won around the world. But his latest addition to the collection has nothing to do with sliding on ice. Instead, ...

Lake Placid Marathon postponed until August

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Marathon and Half will be moved from June 14 to Aug. 23 due to uncertainty over the current stay-at-home restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to owner Greg Borzilleri. The decision came Wednesday after Borzilleri and other major Tri-Lakes ...

EYE ON SPORTS: Clock running out on a possible school spring sports season

LAKE PLACID — Usually at this time of year, John Burdick could probably be seen in the afternoon at a high school baseball game or a track meet. As the director of athletics, as well a longtime coach for the Lake Placid Central School District, Burdick has been a familiar face at Blue ...

So far, so good for local luge racer Sophie Kirkby

Sophie Kirkby first hopped on a luge sled 10 years ago, and it’s been steady progress ever since. A decade into her career, Kirkby, who lives in Ray Brook, said she’s had some great experiences traveling in Europe and she’s seen some success climbing up the competitive ladder, but she ...

New York approves golf, area courses prep to open

SARANAC LAKE — After being ordered closed earlier this month, golf courses across New York state are permitted to reopen. In warmer parts of the state, many courses had already opened for the season before the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping across New York and the nation. As a result ...

ON THE SCENE: Schools trying to keep students active

The spring sports season for local schools and other activities are on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that does not mean Lake Placid and Keene central schools are not working hard to keep their kids healthy. They are, yet the activities are not competitive and filling newspaper ...

GIVING BACK: Lake Placid Marathon donates shoes to health care workers

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Marathon and Half is helping local health care workers and first responders with an essential piece of their wardrobe during the COVID-19 pandemic: footwear. Greg Borzilleri, owner of the Lake Placid Marathon and Half, recently ordered 142 pairs of Skechers ...

A look back at Northwood School’s hockey seasons

LAKE PLACID — The past winter sports season will always be one to remember. Perhaps, one of the most, if not the most lasting memories by individual athletes and teams alike will be having their seasons cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. But before that happened, plenty of fond ...

Lake Placid Marathon launches virtual racing to benefit food pantry

LAKE PLACID — As cabin fever continues to ravage the world, the Lake Placid Marathon and Half is helping people stay active by offering the 2020 Virtual Around-the-Lake event, which began Tuesday, April 14 and will continue through May 1. All proceeds will benefit the Lake Placid ...

Media giant Advance buys Ironman Group for $730M

LAKE PLACID — The Ironman Lake Placid triathlon has a new owner, an American media company. Held every summer since 1999, the Lake Placid race is the longest running Ironman 140.6-mile distance event in North America, outside of the World Championships in Hawaii. Lake Placid also added a ...

ORDA sorts out non-essential construction details

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is currently looking into how the governor’s shutdown of all non-essential construction will affect its venue upgrades. “We are looking at that right now, and we’ll know exactly what that implication is,” said Scott ...

Schulz brothers ski into top-20

Many elite-level student-athletes at colleges across the United States didn’t get the opportunity to participate in national championship events at the end of their winter sports seasons this year. Lake Placid brothers Karl and Scott Schulz were fortunate enough to compete in one race this ...

Tokyo Summer Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020

TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. This became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was considering a postponement. Major Olympic nations like Canada and Australia have added pressure by saying they ...

PSC, US Biathlon new partners

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College is set to build a new biathlon facility and shooting range as it starts a partnership with the U.S. Biathlon Association, the Olympic sport’s national governing body. The announcement came at a press conference at the college Thursday, March 12. In ...

ECAC, CAN/AM hockey tournaments canceled out of coronavirus concern

LAKE PLACID — Two huge hockey tournaments in Lake Placid — the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s final four and the CAN/AM Challenge Cup for younger players — have been canceled as concerns continue over the spread of the novel coronavirus. The CAN/AM hockey tournament was ...

Queensbury ends SLP hockey season

PLATTSBURGH — A historic run for the Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team came to a painful end Saturday, March 7 at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Stafford Arena in a 6-4 loss to Queensbury in the regional championship game. Competing in its first season as a combined team, SLP went undefeated in ...

LP speed skating season wraps up at oval

LAKE PLACID — When thinking of speed skating, one often pictures pairs of skaters in aerodynamic skin suits flying around a 400-meter long track, racing against the clock, or careening around a hockey rink jockeying for position as in short track. But there is another lesser-known ...

NYSEF skiers compete at junior nationals

A contingent of New York Ski Education Foundation nordic skiers are competing this week at the USSS Cross Country located near Truckee, California. More than 400 of the top young nordic skiers in the United States ranging in age from under 20 to under 16 are participating in the races that ...

Kirkby, Greiner, Kellogg and Segger triumph at junior nationals

LAKE PLACID — The two-day Norton USA Luge Junior National Championships at Mount Van Hoevenberg concluded Sunday, March 8 exactly the way they began on Saturday, with singles athletes Sophie Kirkby and Matt Greiner, and the doubles team of Dana Kellogg/Duncan Segger, racing away with their ...

Babington honored with Kate Nash Boone award

LAKE PLACID — Over the years, Irish Olympic veteran, Kevin Babington has been one of the most successful and most popular riders at the Lake Placid Horse Shows. Babington has competed at Lake Placid for many years and has achieved many wins. Riding Mark Q, he was victorious in the $100,000 ...