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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

March 8, 2018
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor (news@lakeplacidnews.com) , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - The lead story in the Lake Placid News this week centers around another international sporting event.

The International University Sports Federation Monday, March 5, announced that Lake Placid was selected as the site for the 2023 Winter World University Games.

At the Lake Placid High School, Staff Writer Griffin Kelly interviewed seniors Graci Daby and Laurel Miller, who were recently named the Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

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With warmer weather these past few weeks, the sap is flowing in the sugar maple trees, and we have this year's first look at the maple sugaring season as it gets underway at the Uihlein Maple Forest in Lake Placid.

In other news, the Adirondack Park Agency this week was expected to try and change the "travel corridor" definition for the railway corridor between Lake Placid and Thendara. A court last year ruled against the state's plan to create a recreation path between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake. This is the latest in that saga.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and the Zonta Club of the Adirondacks, we continue The Road to Easter column from members of the Lake Placid clergy, who are giving messages about Lent. This week, the Rev. Michael Johnson, pastor of the Lake Placid Pilgrim Holiness church, talks about doing something for others during Lent instead of being glued to the TV and other screens. This week's North Country at Work profile from North Country Public Radio features a story about Howard Riley, former editor and current columnist for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake.

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SPORTS

New York Ski Educational Foundation skiers rose to the top of the leader board during the New York Ski Racing Association's U14 state alpine championships held at Whiteface Mountain. Sonja Toishi and Joseph Galperin each won their divisions, and their teammates weren't far behind.

Lake Placid High School graduate Gabby Armstrong has continued to ski jump even though she is attending a college that doesn't have a team. She aspires to be an Olympian in nordic combined and has stayed sharp through international competition and a consistent training regiment.

With the Mount Van Hoevenberg sliding season winding down, the Norton Youth National Championships took place last week. Sean Hollander, of Lake Placid, placed first in his division.

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OUTDOORS

The Lake Placid News outdoors writers were busy this week in an attempt to squeeze every last bit out of the winter season. Outdoors Writer Justin A. Levine went for a ski out to Lost Pond, while Joe Hackett scouted area ponds and lakes with thoughts of brook trout dancing through his head.

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