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Preview of this week's Lake Placid News

April 11, 2019
By ANDY FLYNN and MORGAN RYAN - Editor and Sports Editor (news@lakeplacidnews.com) , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - In this week's Lake Placid News, we celebrate the Miracle on Ice hockey game at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games by covering the 5th annual MOI Fantasy Camp, which was held from March 31 to April 3 at the Olympic Center.

Our coverage includes profiles of campers and some of the 1980 players. In all, 13 of the original 20 players from the gold-medal Olympic squad returned to Lake Placid for this close-knit event.

"One of the things that we could never plan for was the friendships and camaraderie that came out of this camp," co-director Katie Million said. "These guys, besides this camp, now they get together around the country in different locations just so that the campers can see each other."

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In other news, the first big upgrade on the horizon for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority - now that the state budget has been approved - is at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex and Cross Country and Biathlon Center. Groundbreaking should start this spring. Also, after an initial five-year trial period, funding for the Lake Placid Central School District's universal pre-kindergarten partnership with St. Agnes School has been extended for another year.

In addition to columns from Naj Wikoff (On the Scene) and Martha Allen (Martha Sez), we have updates from the Lake Placid Public Library and Zonta Club of the Adirondacks.

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SPORTS

Skiers and boarders were splish-splashing around last week at Whiteface Mountain as part of the annual Pond Skimming celebration that welcomed in the spring season and said goodbye to a solid ski season. LPN Senior Sports Writer Lou Reuter was pondside during the event and provides several interesting photos in this week's paper.

Sports Writer Justin A. Levine caught up with Lake Placid-based biathlete Clare Egan, who has reconsidered her intended retirement plans after turning in a career-best season the World Cup tour.

Also on this week's Lake Placid News sports pages, readers will find an update on the Northwood hockey team that traveled to Michigan for the national championship tournament and a review of the newly crowned champions of the Bowlwinkles pool leagues.

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OUTDOORS

On this week's Adirondack Expeditions page, columnist Spencer Morrissey gives a comprehensive overview of how to store winter gear so it is ready for use next year.

And Justin writes about another Adirondack challenge that is rewarded with a patch.

 
 

 

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