Ray Brook native gets a shot a 2026 Olympics

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LAKE PLACID — If flying down a luge track at a near 70 mph wasn’t risky enough, imagine doing that without the possibility of making the Olympics. That’s what Sophie Kirkby, of Ray Brook, risked when she switched over from singles luge to doubles during the early stages of the ...

Team quotas not yet set for 2026 Olympic luge competition

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LAKE PLACID — After the International Olympic Committee announced on June 24 that women’s doubles will be added to the 2026 Olympic Winter Games program at Milan Cortina, Italy, one question remains. Will there be fewer men competing in luge at the Olympics now that more women will be ...

Lake Placid drops 2022 FISU beach volleyball event

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LAKE PLACID — This village will no longer be hosting the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Championship Beach Volleyball event from Aug. 24 to 28. Instead, the competition will be held in Maceio, Brazil from Sept. 6 to 10. In the meantime, the town of North ...

Laura Chapot sweeps Lake Placid grand prix

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LAKE PLACID — It’s not often that Laura Chapot achieves a new feat in Lake Placid, but that’s precisely what she did at the I Love New York Horse Show on Saturday, July 9. The veteran rider rode Diarado’s Flying Dutchman to claim the $100,000 Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix, which ...

Four Bombers baseball players named to all-star team

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LAKE PLACID — Four Lake Placid varsity baseball players and their head coach were recognized for their efforts this season by being selected to the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference all-stars. The Blue Bombers’ JJ Ledwith, Vann Morelli and PJ Colby were named Division I ...