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Hansen taking luge season off

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Kate Hansen will not be competing with USA Luge this coming season, opting instead to focus on academics.Hansen's absence was the most notable development on the fall 2014 national team roster that was unveiled Tuesday. The native of La Canada, California became the first American in more than ...

Cassidy delivers in the clutch

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LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid freshman Kamm Cassidy came through with the game-winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday to lead the Blue Bombers to a 3-2 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory over Northeastern Clinton.Cassidy's double brought in Noah Mohr, who ...

Bombers baseball picks up first victory

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PORT HENRY - After suffering through a rough start to the season, Lake Placid finally got into the win column with a 3-1 victory over Moriah on the road Tuesday, May 13.The Vikings grabbed a 1-0 edge in their first at-bat but never crossed the plate after that.The Blue Bombers plated two runs ...

Bombers softball rallies past Moriah

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LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid softball team scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday to secure a 7-5 victory over Moriah.Carissa Kennedy earned the win in the pitcher's circle, striking out five over seven innings of work. She helped her own cause with a double.Junior Liz ...

Lake Placid girls tennis claims win

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LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid tennis teams split at home Thursday in a match against Northern Adirondack. The Blue Bombers girls claimed a 4-1 win over the Cougars, while the boys fell by a 3-2 score.The Lake Placid girls swept all three singles matches and the top doubles contest in their ...

World Cup luge returning to Lake Placid

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Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin is going to get her home-ice advantage back next season, for at least one weekend.USA Luge released its schedule for the upcoming World Cup season on Wednesday, with the season's second stop coming at their home track in Lake Placid - the Mount Van Hoevenberg ...

Lake Placid softball keeps rolling

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LAKE PLACID - After dropping its first game of the season, the Lake Placid softball team has strung together some impressive victories. And the Blue Bombers biggest win to date may have come on Monday.Playing at home, the Blue Bombers rapped out 12 hits and scored the winning run in their final ...

LP softball captures own tourney

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LAKE PLACID - In order to get in a couple more games this spring, the Lake Placid softball team hosted an early-season tournament on Saturday.Not only did the Blue Bombers have the opportunity to play two more matchups, they walked away with a title. In two games played, Lake Placid combined to ...

Bombers softball splits twinbill

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LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid softball team took one of two games Thursday in a doubleheader against AuSable Valley.The Patriots won the first game 8-2 and Lake Placid turned the tables in the nightcap with a 10-2 win.Lake Placid junior Carissa Kennedy took care of all the pitching duties, ...

Bombers baseball drops opener

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LAKE PLACID - A run scored in the top of the fifth inning by Northern Adirondack pitcher Ethan King was all the Bobcats needed to claim a 1-0 victory Monday over Lake Placid in the Blue Bombers opening game of the season.Despite the loss, Lake Placid came away with plenty of positives, ...

O’Leary makes boys tennis debut

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LAKE PLACID - The Peru boys and girls tennis teams made quick work of Lake Placid on Monday in the Blue Bombers' opening matches.The Indians didn't surrender a set in either the boys or girls match on the way to 5-0 victories.Lake Placid junior Georgia O'Leary saw her first action playing ...

Brewin’ bruin bags bronze

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LAKE PLACID - Maggie Atkins brought home a bronze medal from the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships in Cape Cod a few weeks ago, dressed in a bear costume, out-skating three others in her age group, 61 and older.Yes, dressed in a bear costume. That's Cubby, with the English accent. She's ...

USSA cuts money for nordic combined

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SARANAC LAKE - In the Olympics, medals mean money.The impressive and historic medals haul that United States nordic combined athletes, including Vermontville native Billy Demong, collected at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics apparently wasn't enough in the eyes of the United States Ski and Snowboard ...

Ironman double-take

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LAKE PLACID - Racing in, or just trying to finish one Ironman triathlon can be a brutal enough undertaking. Lake Placid's Mac Rand is planning on doubling the agony this summer.Rand will compete Sunday, July 27 as his hometown hosts the Ironman triathlon for the 16th straight summer. Then, when ...

Wellford cruises to strong finish in Boston

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Five local runners were among second-largest field of participants at Monday's 118th running of the Boston Marathon.Jan Wellford of Keene was the top local finisher, running at an average pace of 6:43 per mile on the way to a time of 2:55:52. Competing in just his third road marathon, Wellford ...

On the rise

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LAKE PLACID - Ray Brook luger Sophie Kirkby made great strides this season.The 12-year-old slider proved herself to be the best in her age group. For the second year in a row, Kirkby won the Youth B Women's National Championships, which was held in late March at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake ...

Adirondack rugby sweeps openers

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RENSSALEAR - The Adirondack boys rugby team opened the season with exhibition victories over Saratoga and Renssalear on Sunday.Adirondack started the day with a 20-0 win over Saratoga and capped it off with a 15-7 victory over Renssalear. Adirondack consists of players from Saranac Lake, Lake ...

Lever named top Canadian

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Part-time Wilmington resident Beatrix Lever was named the top Canadian female skier under 16 at the Whistler Cup in British Columbia this past weekend.Lever, who is part of the New York Ski Educational Foundation program at Whiteface Mountain, received the Nancy Green Award after getting three ...

Decker captures U16 national championship

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In March, Cecily Decker proved that she was the top girls giant slalom racer under the age of 16 in the eastern United States. On Monday, she proved she was the best in the entire country.The Saranac Lake skier topped the field in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's Junior national ...