Border Country Sports Blog-December 19th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Granville Places Second at Ken Harrison Tournament
14 high school wrestling teams braved the snowy weather to compete in the annual Ken Harrison Memorial Tournament at Granville High School. The host Granville-Fort Ann team had a solid performance, crowning one champion, placing two other wrestlers in the finals and seven in the top four finishers.
Granville-Fort Ann finished second overall with 111 points. Oneonta placed first as a team with a score of 113. Fair Haven was third with 107, Springfield fourth with 104 and Mechanicville-Stillwater fifth with 95.
Quinn Johnson claimed a title for Granville-Fort Ann at 126. Johnson won by fall over Trey Lee of Fair Haven at the 5:33 mark.
At 138 Zachariah Wilson finished second. Wilson won by fall over Arman Kazaryan of Springfield by fall in 26 second. Wilson fell to Tristan Hyatt of Fair Haven by fall in the first place match.
Brent Perry finished second at 189. Perry won by major decision over Tyler Terrien of Fair Haven 8-0 in the semifinals match. He fell to Mateo Goodhue of Oneonta.
Other Granville wrestlers who placed in the top four include Thomas McMahon who was third at 132, Jaxon Torres who fourth at 118, Nick Crum who was fourth at 132, Austyn Reed who was fourth at 145.
Other local wrestlers who won their weight classes include Riley Bernash of Corinth at 102, Lincoln Wilcox of Fair Haven at 118, Tristan Hyatt of Fair Haven at 138, and Colton DeLong of Fair Haven at 215.
Fair Haven Falls to Eagles in Canfield Tournament
The Mount Abraham girls basketball team avenged a loss to Fair Haven last week as they rolled past the Slaters 43-22 in the Canfield Classic at Fair Haven on Saturday.
For a bit it looked like it may be a repeat of the previous meeting. Fair Haven got out to a 5-0 lead to begin the game on a 3-pointer by Lily Briggs and a bucket by Isabelle Cole. The Slaters extended the lead to 8-3 on a trey from Tegan Hoard.
Mount Abrham rallied to lead 20-17 at halftime. Fair Haven struggled to score the basketball after that.
The Eagles used a 15-5 thrid quarter to take a 35-22 lead heading to the fourth and never looked back.
Mount Abrham outscored Fair Haven 8-0 in the fourth.
Maia Jensen paced Mount Abrham with 15 points.
Briggs had seven points for Fair Haven. Hoard added six.
Mount Abrham is 2-1. Fair Haven is also 2-1.
Salem-Cambridge Fourth at Tom Chickanis Memorial Tournament
The Salem-Cambridge wrestling team had a solid performance at the Tom Chickanis Memorial Tournament at Hudson Falls High School.
Salem-Cambridge tied for fourth overall with hots Hudson Falls with 111 points.
Colonie was the tournament champion.
Kyle Bink earned a second place finish for Salem-Cambridge at 132.
Henry Dill at 103, Brayton Cary at 138, Quinn Donaldson at 189 and Lucas Martindale at 215 all finished third for Salem-Cambridge.
Rylie Burr was fourth at 215.
Warrensburg Wins Four at Dual Meet
The Warrensburg wreslting team went 4-0 at a dual meet on Saturday in Cobleskill.
The Burghers cruised by Hadley-Luzerne Lake George 66-12 to start the day.
Warrensburg defeated Duanesburg 57-8, then topped Coxsackie-Athens 50-18.
The Burgers rounded out the day by defeating host Cobleskill 56-9.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Tammy Holcomb