Feb 13, 2006 — Three local athletes have competed so far in Italy. In the men's 20 km biathlon race on Saturday, Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid finished in 27th place. The event mixes cross country skiing and target shooting. Tim Burke from Lake Placid finished 58th. Both men will compete again later in the week. Bill DeMong from Vermontville finished 15th in his first Nordic combined event on Saturday. The sport is a mix of ski jumping and cross-country skiing. He, too, has more races to come later in the week. Brian Mann checked in with Nancie Battaglia, a free lance photographer from Lake Placid who's covering the Turin Winter Games. Nancie was at the sled track in midst of yesterday's races.