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Demong ends his Olympic career

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Billy Demong closed out his Olympic career by doing what he does best: jumping far and skiing hard.The 33-year-old Vermontville native had the longest jump of the day for the U.S. nordic combined squad and skied its fastest 5-kilometer race, helping his team to a ...

Soaking up Sochi

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - The parents of a pair of local Olympians say they've enjoyed their time at the Sochi winter games."The trip itself was the long journey, but since we've arrived we've found people to be super-nice," said Helen Demong, mother of Vermontville native and nordic combined ...

NY hockey player focused on task at hand: Beat Canada

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ADLER, Russia - New York's Josephine Pucci is one win away from an Olympic gold medal.The 23-year-old Harvard University student hails from Pearl River, a hamlet of roughly 16,000 people on the New York-New Jersey line. While the United States men's team has six New Yorkers, plus three who play ...

Nordic skiers get ready for state meet

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LAKE PLACID - Scott Schulz, Bryce Hartmann and Nina Armstrong will lead a group of a dozen local cross-country skiers competing in the state championships Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua outside of Rochester.Hartmann of Saranac Lake took first place in ...

U.S. takes 9th in first-ever Olympic biathlon mixed relay

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - The U.S. put down a ninth-place finish today in the first-ever Olympic biathlon mixed relay.The team of Susan Dunklee, Hannah Dreissigacker, Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey covered the course in 1:12:20.1, finishing 3:03.1 behind the gold-medal-winning time of 1:09:17 ...

Olympic biathletes’ training road starts in Lake Placid

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - The road to the Sochi Olympics for the U.S. men's and women's biathlon teams began last summer on a paved roller ski loop in Lake Placid.The coaches of both national teams say improvements to the biathlon loop at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid have been a ...

Meyers, Greubel drive bobsleds to silver, bronze (update)

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Jamie Greubel and Elana Meyers spent much of the past four years living and training in Lake Placid to prepare for less than four minutes of actual racing.Those minutes were spread out over two days, Tuesday and Wednesday's women's bobsled competition at the Sochi ...

CVAC hockey playoff schedule in place

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The Saranac Lake boys hockey team kicks off the Section VII tournament tonight on the road against Northeastern Clinton. The Cougars earned the home-ice advantage Monday night with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Red Storm.The teams will go at it again tonight with a spot in Thursday's ...

Individual medals will have to wait

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - The United States' pursuit of its first individual Olympic biathlon medal will have to wait another four years.Locals Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey placed 21st and 23rd, respectively, Tuesday in the men's 15-kilometer mass start, the last individual event of the Sochi ...

Individual biathlon medals will have to wait

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - The United States' pursuit of its first individual Olympic biathlon medal will have to wait another four years.Locals Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey placed 21st and 23rd, respectively, in today's men's 15-kilometer mass start, the last individual event of the Sochi ...

A tough day for Billy Demong

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - When Billy Demong woke up Tuesday morning, he felt really good about his chances of earning a medal in the same Olympic nordic combined race he won four years ago in Vancouver.But when he could only land the 38th-best effort in the jumping part of the competition, the ...

U.S. flags flying into women’s bobsled finals

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - The crash didn't break them; it bonded them.Lauryn Williams and Elana Meyers laughed off smashing their bobsled into a wall a few days ago, knowing this wasn't the time to let anything get in their way of winning an Olympic medal.The gold is right in front of them ...

Shiffrin eyes slalom after fifth place in Olympic debut

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Mikaela Shiffrin knew what to do after the first run of the giant slalom left the teen skiing sensation in fifth place."Ski faster," she said.Shiffrin, who has family in Malone, did just that, slicing through the rain and snow to trim some off her first run time in ...

Susan Dunklee 12th in biathlon mass start

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - A Vermont biathlete who trains in Lake Placid took 12th place today in the Winter Olympic women's biathlon mass start race.Susan Dunklee calls Barton, Vt. home, but she lives at Lake Placid's Olympic Training Center for many months of the year while training. The ...

Fog postpones men’s biathlon mass start

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - A thick fog has settled into the mountains here over the last 24 hours, forcing some Olympic events to be postponed.The men's 15-kilometer mass start in biathlon was originally scheduled to take place Sunday at 7 p.m. Sochi time. It now won't take place until ...

Holcomb ends another 62-year Olympic drought for US

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Steven Holcomb said he doesn't really think too much about the number 62. But it's a number the 33-year-old from Park City, Utah will always be connected to in the history of United States Olympic bobsledding.After breaking a 62-year-old U.S. gold medal drought in ...

Frenette misses cut in large hill ski jump

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Peter Frenette looked up at the scoreboard and shook his head in frustration.The 21-year-old from Saranac Lake knew he'd missed his chance to qualify for the first round of the large hill competition, the second and last individual ski jumping event of the Sochi ...

Noelle Pikus-Pace claims skeleton silver for U.S.

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States won the silver medal Friday in women's skeleton at the Sochi Winter Olympics.The Orem, Utah slider finished second on the World Cup tour this season behind Great Britain's Elizabeth Yarnold, and that's how it played out again in ...

US men beat Russia in shootout at the Olympics

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ADLER, Russia - The men's hockey contest between the United States and Russia played on Saturday at the Olympics can't ever be compared to the Miracle on Ice game that took place in Lake Placid in 1980. But it was contest that's going to be talked about for a long time.In a much-anticipated ...