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Border Country Sports Blog-December 20th

Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

Today is Monday, and if you follow the blog on a regular basis you know what that means. "The Monday Morning Hot List." A look at who's hot in local high school sports.

-Cameron Orr of Lake George has been off to a hot start this season. Thus, the reason he earned our Border Country Sports Bennington Martens Player of the Week award. Orr had 24 points this week in a win over Whitehall and then poured in 25 points in a win over Fort Edward.

-Speaking of Lake George, the Warriors are off to a 4-0 start in Adirondack League play. Led by Orr and Justin Moffit Lake Geroge may be heads and shoulders above everyone else in what appears to be a competitive ADK race.

--Maggie McKearin of Proctor is once again showing that she can score as well on the basketball court and she can on the soccer pitch. McKearin is our Border Country Sports Bennington Martens Player of the Week for the girls this week. The senior scored 35 points in a win over rival West Rutland. McKearin knocked down three treys and was an impressive 14 for 18 at the foul line.

--If anyone thinks the Fair Haven girls basketball team is going away soon, think again. A pair of freshman led the Slaters to a win over Otter Valley this week. Isabelle Cole scored 20 points and Kate Hadwen 16 for the Slaters in the win over the Otters. It looks like Kyle Wilson has more trips to Barre in his future.

--Hartford girls basketball standout Karlee Nims made a little history this week. Nims scored 16 points against Fort Ann, including 14 in the first quarter as she became the fifth Hartford girl in program history to surpass 1,000 career points.

--Granville wrestler Quinn Johnson is having an outstanding season. Johnson has posted a 9-1 record so far. Saturday Johnson claimed first place in the 126 pound weight class at the Ken Harrison Memorial Tournament at Granville. Johnson defeated Fair Haven's Trey Lee by fall in the first place match.

--While we are on the subject of Fair Haven, the Slater wrestlers tasted a little success Saturday at Granville's Ken Harrison Memorial Tournament. Lincoln Wilcox went 4-0 at the event and claimed the title at 118 pounds. Tristan Hyatt won the title at 138. Hyatt also went 4-0 at the tournament. Both Wilcox and Hyatt are 7-0 on the season.

--The Fort Edward bowling team seems to be unbeatable. The Flying Forts have been dominant so far in rolling to a 20-0 record. Dillon Perkins and Andrew Fosh have been rolling up huge numbers for Fort Edward, with Mark Humphreys and Tori Anderson not far from behind.

--Don't look now but Boyd Hunt has the Whitehall girls basketball team looking like a contender in the Adirondack League again. The Railroaders are unbeaten so far and are winning with their signature defense. Whitehall gave up just 29 points last week total in wins over Crown Point and Lake George. Crown Point was held to 19 by the Railroaders and Lake George 10.

--Peyton Guay is having a solid start to the season for West Rutland girls hoop. Guay had 17 points for the Golden Horde in a loss to Proctor, the helped her team bounce back with a 25 point effort in a win over Mill River.

--It looks like MSJ basketball fans could be in for an exciting year. Both the Mountie boys and girls teams earned championships in the Green Mountain Holiday Tournament. The MSJ boys won the title with a 69-53 defeat of Bellows Falls. Andre Prunty led MSJ with 33 points in the championship tilt. The MSJ girls defeated Leland & Gray 47-23. Tiana Gallipo had 21 of the Mounties 47 points.

--Gabrielle McFarren continues her quest to become Hartford's sixth girls 1,000 point scorer. McFarren has helped lead the Tanagers to an unbeaten start and could become the second player, joining Karlee Nims, to reach the milestone this season. McFarren had 20 points this week against Fort Ann and 18 against Hadley-Luzerne.

--Finally, the Corinth girls basketball team seems to be a serious player in the Adirondack League race. The Tomahawks remained unbeaten in ADK play Friday night with a win over North Warren. Corinth has yet to be tested in league play, rolling to easy wins. Alexis Crossman, Maddie DeLisle and Emily Dingman have been leading the Tomahawk offense.


With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

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