Armstrong, Forshey add two golds at Empire State Winter Games

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Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2014 2:23 am

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s Nina Armstrong and Scotia’s Matt Forshey picked up their second gold medals of the Empire State Winter Games with victories in the biathlon sprint Saturday.

Armstrong won the Scholastic Girls biathlon division with a time of 32 minutes, 30 seconds. Forshey finished first in the Scholastic Boys race in 27:52.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Armstrong and Forshey had previously captured gold Friday night in the 2.5-kilometer freestyle cross country ski competition.

Forshey had a time of 7:46 to lead the way for the men (Under 18), while Armstrong had the fastest time for the women (Under 18) in a time of 9:04.

Amanda Zullo of Saranac Lake was the M1 winner in 11:22, while Lake Placid’s Rosanne Van Dorn won M3 in 10:00.

Scott Schulz from Lake Placid took the Under 14 winner in a time of 8:00. Beckett Ledger (9:11), also of Lake Placid, finished second, while Tupper Lake’s Christopher Gilman (13:11) took third.

Saranac Lake’s Bryce Hartman was second in the Under 16 division with a time of 8:11.

Keith Kogut of Tupper Lake finished second in the senior division in a time of 9:00. Peru’s Jim Kobat was second in the M3 in 8:53, while Chris Beattie of Lake Placid captured the M8 division in a time of 10:43.

HOCKEY

Adirondack won a squeaker on a late goal by Saranac Lake’s Andrea Kilbourne-Hill and Western New York posted a lopsided victory Saturday to earn berths in today’s gold medal game in women’s ice hockey.

Lake Placid’s Nick Clover assisted on Kilbourne-Hill’s game-winner in the 2-1 victory over Central.

In the final game played Saturday, the 10th of the tournament, Western advanced to the title game with an 8-0 victory over winless Hudson Valley. Maggie Giamo of Orchard Park and Katie Stack of Corfu scored two goals each. Goalie Lauren Orynawka of Elma earned the shutout with 16 saves.

The bronze medal game between Central and New York City, both 2-2 in the tournament, will start at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Tupper Lake Civic Center. The championship game, matching teams with 3-1 records, is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. Adirondack’s lone loss was to Western, 4-0, on Friday.

SUPER-G ALPINE

Saranac Lake’s Cecily Decker took first place in the Super-G alpine races Friday.

Decker finished in a time of 56.83.

SKIING

Wilmington’s Beatrix Lever captured the women’s giant slalom Saturday.

Lever had the fastest first run in a time of 1:2.36, and the second fastest second run in 1:05.29. Combined she finished in 2:07.65, which was 30 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

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