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Historic win for Tara Geraghty-Moats in Nordic combined World Cup

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RAMSAU, Austria — American Tara Geraghty-Moats (West Fairlee, Vermont) made history Friday, Dec. 18, skiing to a hard-fought victory by just 1.5 seconds in the first-ever FIS Nordic Combined World Cup for women in an idyllic mountain setting at Ramsau am Dachstein. It was an emotional win ...

How the NWHL set its bubble in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — While event planning is never a simple task, it is one that has become especially complicated in 2020, with many added layers to consider in pulling off something large-scale both safely and effectively in the midst of a pandemic.  In November, the National Women’s Hockey ...

Busy, different season at oval

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LAKE PLACID — Long considered one of Lake Placid’s most prominent and popular venues, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval is ready for a busy holiday week with new schedules and COVID-19 safety procedures. In previous years, the greatest factor in when the Oval opened and how it operated was ...

NY cancels winter high school championships

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SARANAC LAKE — It’s not really a scenario similar to the movie Groundhog Day, but it certainly feels like it. In that 1993 film, its star Bill Murray keeps reliving the same day over and over again as a reporter covering the annual Feb. 2 tradition in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. In ...

Bascue earns top spot as US sets men’s team

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LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled announced the 11 athletes who have been named to the men’s national team. Athletes competed in a series of four selection races — two two-man races and two four-man races — to qualify for the team. Codie Bascue, of Whitehall, won three of four selection ...

U.S. para bobsledders return to Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — The word “veteran” has double meaning for U.S. para bobsledder Guillermo “Will” Castillo of Orlando, Florida. Like all members of the Para National Sliding Team for bobsledding and skeleton, he is also a military veteran — an Army sergeant, retired. And he’ll ...

U.S. Para Bobsled Team awaits 2026 Paralympics decision

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LAKE PLACID — Officials from USA Bobsled and Skeleton’s Para National Team are keeping a lookout this week for news on whether para bobsled will be added to the winter Paralympics program for the first time in 2026 as the games are held in Milano Cortina, Italy. “This is a very ...

USA Bobsled/Skeleton 2020 Hall of Fame inductees announced

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LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton announced Wednesday, Dec. 9 the six individuals that will be inducted into its Hall of Fame. Steve Mesler, Tristan Gale Geisler, Randy Jones, Vonetta Flowers, James “Nitro” Morgan, and Geoff Bodine will be inducted as the eighth class. A celebration ...

Tri-Lakes school ski teams gear up for season

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Tuesday, Dec. 1 kicked off the winter season for Section 7 high school athletics as Lake Placid’s Nordic ski team began practicing, in accordance with state and section guidelines. The school’s Alpine skiing is also set to begin for the season. On Nov. 17, the New York State Public High ...

3 Northwood alumni to return for 2021 NWHL season

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LAKE PLACID — Brooke White-Lancette was attending Northwood School and playing for the Lake Placid Rockets girls hockey team in 1997 when fellow alumni Cailey Hutchison and Alyson Matteau were born — Feb. 11 and Dec. 17, respectively. All three will return to Lake Placid this winter ...

Luge World Cup season begins without U.S. team

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IGLS, Austria — Germany came to Austria on the first weekend of the Eberspacher World Cup luge season and, with the exception of the home team’s top doubles sled, dominated the field. It started Saturday, Nov. 28 with Felix Loch’s singles victory, and concluded Sunday when German ...

The Lake Placid bubble

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LAKE PLACID — The National Women’s Hockey League on Nov. 25 announced a plan to present the entire upcoming season and 2021 Isobel Cup playoffs at the 1980 Rink-Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5. The goal of the two-week NWHL bubble season is to play in a ...

U.S. Cross-Country Ski Team announced

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard recently announced the 23 athletes of the Davis U.S. Cross-Country Ski Team for the 2020-21 season. They kicked off competition with the traditional World Cup season opener in Ruka, Finland Nov. 27-29. Athletes named to the A Team for the 20-2021 season include 2018 ...

World Cup season begins this weekend without USA Luge

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IGLS, Austria — The World Cup luge season begins Thanksgiving weekend in this small, picturesque village outside Innsbruck, Austria despite the national lockdown in that country caused by the coronavirus. The start of the pre-Olympic season will take place without the United States, ...

USA Bobsled women’s team announced

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LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled on Saturday, Nov. 21 announced its 10-athlete roster for the 2020-2021 women’s national team. Athletes competed in two races over the course of two days at Mount Van Hoevenberg to earn their spot on the team. The men will return to Lake Placid after ...

USA Skeleton names 2020-21 national team

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LAKE PLACID — USA Skeleton on Saturday, Nov. 21 announced the 2020-2021 national team following a series of races at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track in Lake Placid. Two two-heat races were held over the last two days. Due to weather delays, all four heats were added together for points in ...

U.S. Biathlon names national team rosters

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The biathlon World Cup season kicks off this weekend in Kontiolahti, Finland, and most names on the U.S. roster will be familiar to anyone who has followed the team in recent years. U.S. Biathlon announced this week that its International Competition Committee has named 10 athletes to compete ...