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Field is set for ECAC final four in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID - The field is set for this weekend's Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference men's ice hockey championships at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.The semifinals take place at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena on Friday and the championship game will be held Saturday.The top four seeds, ...

U.S. sliders celebrate historic season

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LAKE PLACID - The USA Bobsled & Skeleton Team captured 71 medals in international races and six medals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia for a historic 2013-2014 season."I'm incredibly proud of the way the team performed this season," said U.S. Bobsled & Skeleton ...

Bailey places 29th in Finland sprint

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Lowell Bailey of Lake Placid was the top American finisher Thursday in the 10-kilometer sprint race of the World Cup biathlon event in Kontiolahti, Finland. He finished 29th with a time of 25 minutes, 2.3 seconds and two penalties.Tim Burke of Paul Smiths wasn't far behind with his 35th-place ...

More Olympians confirmed for Lake Placid parade Sunday

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The list of local 2014 Winter Olympians participating in the parade on Sunday, March 16 in Lake Placid has expanded significantly.Also, the start time has been moved back from 5:30 to 6 p.m.Now 11 athletes who participated in the Sochi games and who live in Lake Placid at least part-time are ...

Track records fall at U.S. Nationals

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LAKE PLACID - Skeleton athletes Matt Antoine and Savannah Graybill maintained their overnight leads with record-breaking times to claim U.S. National Championship titles in their respective divisions Friday at Mount Van Hoevenberg."It was another great event for USA Skeleton," said U.S. ...

Bombers awarded with postseason honors

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LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid girls hockey team achieved two historic firsts for the high school's program this past season.Early in the season, the Blue Bombers defeated Beekmantown - the defending state champions - for the first time. The Blue Bombers then accomplished another program first ...

Decker advances to alpine nationals

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WILMINGTON - Saranac Lake's Cecily Decker was the top girls skier in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's Under-16 Eastern Championships at Whiteface Mountain that concluded Monday.Decker, who skis for New York Ski Educational Foundation's Whiteface Mountain club, earned the top seed after ...

Loppet skiers enjoy fast conditions

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LAKE PLACID - Rescheduling the Lake Placid Loppet cross country ski races this year couldn't have worked out any better.Originally slated for the final Saturday in January but postponed due to a lack of snow, the 33rd Lake Placid Loppet was held at Mount Van Hovenberg Saturday, and the racing ...

Burke skis to seventh place

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Paul Smiths native Tim Burke turned in a seventh-place finish Sunday in the 15-kilometer mass start at the World Cup event in Pokljuka, Slovenia.Burke crossed the line with a time of 36 minutes, 17.9 seconds, which was 58.6 seconds behind winner Bjoern Ferry of Sweden. Burke had two misses at ...

Bailey finishes 12th in World Cup sprint

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Lowell Bailey of Lake Placid raced to a 12th-place finish and Tim Burke of Paul Smiths was 16th Thursday in the 10-kilometer sprint race of the World Cup biathlon event in Pokljuka, Slovenia.Bailey completed the course in 25 minutes, 49.8 seconds with just one shooting penalty. Burke wasn't far ...

CAN/AM families return to Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID - CAN/AM Hockey is back in town. Hockey moms and dads are either here or en route with cars full of hockey sticks and young athletes for the first of many tournaments the group has scheduled in March.The first tournament began with its opening ceremony Thursday night and will end ...

Armstrong claims Junior National title

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LAKE PLACID - Give Gabby Armstrong a good starting position, and watch her go.On Sunday, Feb. 23, which just happened to be the final day of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the 15-year-old Lake Placid High School freshman earned a gold medal of her own. Competing at the 2014 Junior National ...

LPYAA honors longtime supporters

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LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid International Hockey Tournament held a special dedication ceremony to three lifelong supporters of Lake Placid athletics on Saturday during the 52nd annual event.The ceremony recognized Randy Martin, Guy Westcott, Jr. and Betty Reid - all of whom died in 2013. ...

Lake Placid Olympic parade is March 16

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LAKE PLACID - A tentative date of Sunday, March 16 has been set for a Lake Placid Olympic parade, village Clerk Ellen Clark reported to the board Monday, March 3.The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is leading the preparations for the event.In all, six Olympic athletes have agreed ...

Saranac Lake’s Olympic parade set for March 26

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SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondack region's local Olympic athletes will be welcomed home with a parade here on Wednesday, March 26.Nine local Olympians are on a list of possible participants, although only five have confirmed their attendance, according to Jon Lundin, a spokesperson for the state ...

Armstrong takes second at states

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Local Nordic skiers had their best showing in years at the high school state championships Feb. 24-25 at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua.The Tri-Lakes was represented by skiers from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, and four of those skiers placed in the top 20; two boys and two girls. Skate races ...