Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Today is Monday, and as usual that means the "Monday Morning Hot List" for this week.
-The first shoutout this week goes to the Granville boys basketball team. The Golden Horde had been on Covid-19 pause and hadn't practiced since the Friday after Thanksgiving. In their season opener against Fort Edward on the day many of their players returned, all Granville did was go out and cruise past the Flying Forts 82-39. The win was the first for new had coach Justin Nassivera who moved up from the JV team.
-The West Rutland girls basketball team got off to an impressive start to the season. The Golden Horde rolled over Mill Rivver 66-19. Westside led 30-7 after a quarter and used a 15-0 second stanza to lead 45-7 at the half. Freshman Peyton Guay led the Golden Horde with 28 points. Mallory Hogan contributed a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
--The Proctor boys basketball team opened the season by claiming the crown of the Bob Abrhamson Tip Off Tournament. The Phantoms defeated Twinfield on Friday night to advance to the final and then rolled past Poultney in the championship game.
--The Salem-Cambridge wrestling team had a stellar performance Saturday at the MatMania Tournament at Glens Falls High School. Salem-Cambridge finished second at the event behind champion Wallkill. Salem-Cambridge finished with 115 team points and placed seven wrestlers in the top four.
Lucas Martindale won the title in the 215 pound class. Donaldson was second at 189. Brayton Cary at 138, Rylee Burr at 215 and Logan Williams at 285 earned third place finishes. Kyle Bink was fourth at 132.
-Whitehall's Cash Burgey had a huge game on Friday night. Burgey poured in 24 points as the Railroaders picked up their first win of the year over Hadley-Luzerne 53-45.
-Cameron Orr of Lake George had a big game on Friday night. Orr scored 25 points to to lead Lake George to a 81-38 win over North Warren.
-The Fort Edward bowling team looks to be dominant once again. The Flying Forts are red hot as they are off to a 16-0 start and are putting up scores that no team in the ADK appears close to being able to compete with. Against Whitehall Dillon Perkins shot a 669 series, Mark Humphreys a 635, a 598, and Andrew Fish a 582. Amell and Perkins had high games of 234.
Against North Warren Amell had a 571, Humphreys a 535 and Lloyd Beadnell a 529. Beadnell has the high game with a 242.
--And finally, just another congratulations to our first two Border Country Sports Bennington Martens High School Basketball Players of the Week. This we honor two Hartford Tanagers. Ray Harrington is out POTW on the boys side and Karlee Nims is our girls POTW.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.