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Border Country Sports Blog-February 26th

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

Yesterday I was unable to get a blog out to you. My apologies. I am on vacation from my full-time job and there was some business that I need to take care off that began early in the morning!

I have a busy weeekend. Today I will be traveling to Shenendehowa High School to catch some boys Class D quarterfinal action. More on that in a bit.

Tomorrow I will be down at the Gateway Center in Cohoes calling the play by play on the livestream of the Bennington Martens ABA game. It will be my professional sports debut and I am looking forward to it. Last weekend I helped the Martens out as the PA announcer for Border Country Sports Night with the team, but I am looking forward to starting my gig as the on-air voice of the Martens and the New York Lights and New York Lady Lights of the PBA and LPBA.


ADK Wrestlers Compete at State Championships

Several area wrestling champions and other qualifiers represented the Adirondack League Friday at the NYSPHSAA High School Wrestling Championships at the MVP arena in Albany. Two local wrestlers have advanced to the state semifinals. Nine ADK wrestlers are still in action overall.

Junior Tristan Hitchcock of Warrensburg will wrestle today in the Division II semifinals at 285 pounds. HItchcock is the #1 seed in the bracket.

Evan Day of Salem-Cambridge, also a junior, wrestled his way to the semifinals at 285 pounds as well. Day was seeded 19th in the tournament, but beat both the sixth seed and third seed. He also took out the 14th seed.

HItchcock, 45-2 will meet Connor Bushey of Beekmantown today. Day, 23-2 will meet Nick Rogers of General Brown.

Tanner McKenna of Warrensburg at 132, Brent Perry of Granville-Fort Ann at 189 and Logan Marissal of Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George at 215 all competed well, but dropped hard-fought battles in the quarterfinals. They will all wrestle today in the consolation round.

Dylan Winchell of Warrensburg at 126, the Burgher's Hunter Nemec at 215 and Whitehall's Troy Austin all fell in the first round, but will compete today in the consolation round.

Wrestling begins this morning at 9:30 a.m. at MVP Arena.


ADK Class C Teams Play in Quarterfinals Today

The gym at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park will look like the home away from home for Adirondack League boys teams today. Warrensburg, Whitehall and Hadley-Luzerne will all be looking to punch their tickets to the semifinals when they take the court in the Class C quarters this afternoon.

Warrensburg will be the first team in action. The #5 Burghers will meet #4 Duanesburg at noon. Both teams received byes to the quarterfinal round.

#6 Whitehall will meet #3 Berne-Knox in at 1:30 p.m. Keith Redmond's Railroaders are coming off a 63-53 win over Camrbridge in the opening round.

Hadley-Luzerne, the #8 seed nipped Galway 54-53 in their opener. The Eagles will play #1 Maple Hill at 5 p.m.

The other quarterfinal features #2 Fort Plain against #7 Waterford.

The winners advance to Monday's semifinals at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.


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

Photo Credit-Stacie Arnhold

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