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Biesemeyer steps away from competitive racing

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Standing in the start gate of the Pyeongchang Olympic downhill for the final training run prior to his first Olympic bid, Thomas “BZ” Biesemeyer was hopeful. That start gate moment, in and of itself, was an accomplishment — the culmination of countless hours of hard work, or the ...

Virus prompts USA Luge to skip first half of World Cup slate

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USA Luge won’t compete in World Cup events until at least January, saying Monday that it will sit out the first four race weekends of this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Americans won’t slide in the season opener at Igls, Austria, on Nov. 28 and 29, then will also sit out ...

It’s training only on Olympic Center ice

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LAKE PLACID — In February, Lake Placid celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, with, among other events, the Dream On! Show celebrating the achievements of the 1980 United States Olympic figure skating team hosted in the Herb Brooks Arena. That was the last ...

Caligiore finishes tied for 4th in Florida pro tourney

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HAINES CITY, Fla. —Lake Placid native Aimee Caligiore fired a final round even par 72 on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Southern Dunes Golf Club, rallying to a fourth-place tie in the event that is part of the Eggland’s Best Ladies Pro Golf Tour. Caligiore’s even-par effort to close the ...

USA Bobsled, citing pandemic, will skip some World Cup races

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USA Bobsled and Skeleton is not sending sliders to Europe for at least the first half of the World Cup sliding season, part of a plan to keep its athletes and coaches as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. At a minimum, the Americans are planning to miss four World Cup ...

LP high schoolers start soccer practice

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LAKE PLACID — Better late than never, and then some. On a warm Monday afternoon, the Lake Placid boys and girls varsity soccer teams finally stepped out on the pitch as public high school programs across New York state were allowed to begin practicing. Two practices into a season ...

Horn, Griffin claim Craig Wood Invitational titles

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LAKE PLACID — Ky Horn had been knocking on the door a few times when it came to competing for a title in the annual Craig Wood-Ray Randall golf tournament. After coming up short in a playoff for first place a year ago, the resident of Akwesasne can finally cross winning another golf ...

LP luge World Cup moved to Germany

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Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday, Sept. 16 that it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was ...

PSC student-athletes christen new biathlon range

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PAUL SMITHS — There’s little doubt that anyone who has been around the the North Country knows about the “Miracle on Ice.” Lowell Bailey, a 2017 world champion, and now a leader in the U.S. Biathlon organization, described another miracle that is now in the making 40 years later. ...

Celebrating golf and helping four-legged friends

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LAKE PLACID — There was no way that local golfers were going to let the coronavirus hamper them from helping out their four-legged friends inhabiting the villages of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid and the surrounding communities. The pandemic has forced the cancellation of countless ...

Luge World Cup moved from Lake Placid to Germany

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Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday, Sept. 16 it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was ...

Youth football is alive and well in the Tri-Lakes

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SARANAC LAKE — High school football won’t be taking place in the Tri-Lakes this fall, but a big bunch of area youngsters are having fun and staying active while learning about the game. The brand-new Saranac Lake USA Football league is underway, and approximately 70 participants, grades ...

Canada won’t host luge world championships

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Canada will not host the luge world championships next year, with officials announcing Wednesday that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic left them no choice but to consider another site. The biggest impediment was the 14-day quarantine that would be required of any foreign athlete entering ...

Matt’s Minions: Brandes coaches T-ball for senior project

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LAKE PLACID — Oh the energy of youth, and during a pandemic nonetheless. Matt Brandes, 17, worked part time at Stewart’s Shops this summer and played on two baseball teams and one soccer team. Plus he finished his Lake Placid High School senior project — before entering his senior year ...

Gov. OKs lower-risk sports, what happens next?

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SARANAC LAKE — When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, Aug. 24 that some lower-risk sports will be able to proceed beginning on the Sept. 21 date that was already set, it gave hope that an abbreviated fall season may take place for some high school sports amid the coronavirus ...