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U.S. women bobsledders collect more bling at Koenigssee

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KOENIGSSEE, Germany — Kaillie Humphries (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) claimed gold and silver medals, respectively, Saturday, Jan. 23 in the women’s monobob World Cup in Koenigssee. This is only the second monobob World Cup race that the American team has ...

Home ice

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LAKE PLACID — The 1980 Rink in the Herb Brooks Arena is home ice for three Northwood School alumni who returned this past week to play professional hockey in the National Women’s Hockey League “bubble” season. “If you had told me when I was going to high school there that, OK, ...

Lots of hockey played and more to come

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LAKE PLACID — By the end of Tuesday evening, the National Women’s Hockey League had played eight of the 24 games it has on the schedule for its two-week condensed season in a “bubble” being played at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. And after all six teams in the league had ...

Van Ho hosts para bobsled, skeleton team selection races

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LAKE PLACID — Para bobsled and skeleton racers put one competition in the books and have one more event on tap on the mile-long track in Lake Placid this winter. On Thursday and Friday Jan. 21-22, the sliders held their United States national team selection races at Mount Van ...

Phaneuf, Levins shine at IBU Cup in Germany

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Maddie Phaneuf (Old Forge) and Chloe Levins (Rutland, Vt.) both raced to career-best senior-competition finishes at the IBU Cup in Arber, Germany. On Jan. 22 in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint, Phaneuf, 25, shot clean to place fourth in the field of 124, just 3.4 seconds from the bronze ...

Britcher wins luge bronze in Austria

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IGLS, Austria — In USA Luge’s COVID-impacted season, the women’s singles and sprint races on Sunday, Jan. 24 produced the team’s finest hour to date as Summer Britcher picked up a bronze medal in the Eberspacher World Cup singles event. It was the first medal of this truncated ...

NYSEF names Scanio athlete of the month

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s Andrew Scanio was named the New York Ski Education Foundation’s Athlete of the Month. Scanio is a 15-year-old biathlon and cross country athlete who is currently a sophomore at Lake Placid High School. He learned to ski age four and started training ...

Humphries’ golden debut wins monobob debut

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — American Kaillie Humphries, of Carlsbad, California, won the first women’s monobob competition she’s ever entered at the St. Moritz World Cup on Saturday, Jan. 16. U.S. teammate Elana Meyers Taylor, of Douglasville, Georgia finished fifth. Humphries and ...

Start record leads to silver

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Elana Meyers Taylor and Sylvia Hoffman, of Arlington, Texas, set a start record en route to a silver medal performance in women’s ing’s women’s bobsled World Cup racing on Sunday, Jan. 17. Kaillie Humphries teamed with Lauren Gibbs of Los Angeles, for ...

Women’s pro hockey league action starts this weekend

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LAKE PLACID — Drop the puck! After seeing no official hockey games played at the Olympic Center for more than 10 months, those words can ring out again this weekend as the National Women’s Hockey League begins a condensed two-week season in Lake Placid. The cornoravirus pandemic ...

Skiers praise new venue as Van Ho hosts 1st races

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LAKE PLACID — In hosting its first weekend of racing this winter, the New York Ski Education Foundation had the honor of breaking in a brand new facility at the totally rebuilt Nordic center at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The event was the annual Harry Eldridge Memorial races held on ...

LP’s Hochschartner, SL’s Garso competing in Germany

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NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — A mix of IBU Cup veterans will team with up-and-coming athletes to form the 12-person roster for U.S. Biathlon at the first two IBU Cups of the season that started Thursday in Arber, Germany. After being delayed due to COVID and with no December racing, around 190 ...

USA luge sliders finally compete in World Cup

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KOENIGSSEE, Germany — USA Luge wrapped up its return to the Eberspacher World Cup tour on Sunday, Jan. 3 with a sixth-place effort in the Koenigssee team relay. The United States skipped the first four World Cup races this season as a result of concerns over the coronavirus and related ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Lucy Hochschartner, biathlete

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Lucy Hochschartner, a Lake Placid resident who graduated from St. Lawrence University in the spring of 2020 and was recently named to a US Biathlon roster to compete in two International Biathlon Union competitions in Europe this ...

Canceling LP tradition regrettable but correct decision

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Last New Year’s Eve, many of us were skating into 2020 on the Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval. For some, it had become an annual family tradtiton for the 13 years I have been organizing the event. It was something families could look forward to every year while helping out a great ...

Weibrect to lead reestablishing PSC alpine program

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PAUL SMITHS — While colleges around the country are dropping varsity sports programs, Paul Smith’s College has been on a mission for over a year to bring more competitive sports to its 14,000-acre campus in the Adirondacks. After officially announcing the addition of Nordic skiing, ...

Stars on Ice skips 2020 performance

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LAKE PLACID — In Lake Placid during the holidays, there are treasured traditions that can always be relied upon: Main Street’s holiday decorations, the Holiday Village Stroll weekend, skaters gliding at the Olympic Speedskating Oval and Stars on Ice at the Olympic Center. Stars on Ice ...

Hochschartner targets a career in biathlon

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LAKE PLACID — Lucy Hochschartner grew up in Cascadeville a short distance from the 1980 Winter Olympic Nordic ski trails and biathlon stadium at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Now she’s looking to become one of an elite club of Adirondackers who have competed on the international stage in a ...