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ADK Wrestlers Shine at Class C and Class D Sectionals
"We Here!" The wrestlers of the Adirondack League let everyone know they were on the scene as they shined at both the Class C sectional championships at Stillwater and the Class D sectionals at Cambridge. The Adirondack League had several individual champions, a championship team and multiple podium finishes.
In Class C, the Granville-Fort Ann team recorded a fourth place finish. Granville-Fort Ann crowned one champion and had four second place finishers.
Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George finished seventh.
Brent Perry of Granville-Fort Ann won the sectional title at 189 pounds. Perry decisioned Stephen Forbes of Catskill 9-2 in the final.
Jaxon Torres (110), Quinn Johnson (118), Nicholas Crum (126) and Thomas McMahon (132) all placed second for Granville-Fort Ann.
Hadley-Luzerne's Logan Marissal won the championship at 215 pounds. Carter McIntosh of Hadley-Luzerne was second at 138.
In Class D Warrensburg won the team championship by placing eight wrestlers in the finals. Four Warrensburg-Bolton wrestlters won championships.
Salem-Cambridge finished third, Whitehall eighth and Corinth tenth.
Dylan Winchell at126 Tanner McKenna at 132, Dante Corriveau at 145 and Tristan Hitchcock at 285 all claimed titles for Warrensburg-Bolton.
Cameron Carpenter (110), Zachary Olden (118), Caiden Mosher (160) and Hunter Nemec (215) were all second place finishers.
Ayden Rushia won his consolation final to place third at 189.
Lucas Martindale of Salem-Cambridge won the championship at 215 pounds. Henry Dill (102), Quinn Donaldson (189) and Evan Day (285) all placed second. Brayton Cary and Rylie Burr were third place finishers.
Troy Austin of Whitehall earned the crown at 189 pounds. Sawyer Ostrander placed second at 152.
Riley Bernash of Corinth won his consolation match to place third at 102 pounds.
Granville Girls Knock Off Scots on the Road
The Granville girls basketball team may not be a contender for the Adirondack League title, but they picked up another quality win yesterday as they continued to show improvement. Saturday the Golden Horde went on the road and avenged an earlier season loss to Argyle, knocking off the Scots 42-33.
The Scots beat Granville 61-49 early in the season. Although both programs are in rebuilding mode, the Golden Horde can now boast wins over Lake George, and one over Argyle. Both traditional league powers.
"Our goal each game is to continue to get better, and I think we were able to do that today," Granville coach Ben Hover said. "The girls played well."
Granville led 13-6 after a quarter and 23-14 at the half.
Argyle used a 13-8 third quarter to pull within 31-27 heading to the fourth.
The Golden Horde used a 11-6 final stanza to hold on for the win.
Lilly Strout led Granville with 17 points. Lauren Bascom added eight for Granville. Bailey Phiilips had six and Aspen Williams five.
Argyle was paced by Kylee Humiston with a game-high 18 points. Lillianna Kingsley added nine.
Granville is now 5-11, 5-7. Argyle is 3-8, 7-9.
Fair Haven Girls Defeat Hurricanes
After a little bit of a slump where they lost a couple of games in a row the Fair Haven girls basketball team appears to be back. The Slaters used a collective scoring effort to defeat Hartford 56-42 in an SVL contest on Saturday.
Fair Haven couldn't shake loose from the Hurricanes, leading by just five at the break.
The Slaters used a strong third quarter to pull away for the win.
Four Fair Haven players hit the double figure mark. Lily Briggs led the way with 15 points. Alana Williams added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Izzy Cole contributed 12 points for the Slaters. Brittney Love had a stellar overall all contest recording 10 points, six rebounds and five steals.
Emily Wright led Hartford with 11 points and eight rebounds. Beth Dobrich added nine points and five rebounds for the Hurricanes.
Fair Haven is 12-4. Hartford is 7-7.
Poultney Tames Terriers at Capman Court
Poultney used their defense to overcome an early seven point deificit and went on to edge Bellows Falls 39-35 Saturday in SVL girls basketball at Capman Court.
Poultney led 2-0, but the Terriers used a 9-0 spurt to lead 9-2.
The Blue Devils used their defense to capture the lead in the second half. Poultney held the Terriers without a third quarter field goal and kept them in check early in the fourth as well.
Bellows Falls trailed by six, but closed within one before a key steal by Kait DeBonis secured the win for the Blue Devils.
DeBonis led Poultney with five steals and 11 points. Molly Hier and Kaydyn L'Esperance had six apiece for the Blue Devils. Hailey Hayes chipped in five.
Freshman Laura Kamel led Bellows Falls with a game-high 19 points.
Poultney improves to 5-9. Bellows Falls is 3-11.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
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