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Border Country Sports Blog-Janaury 7th

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

Well folks, Christmas might be over for another year, but yesterday was a "Silent Night" for local high school sports. Granted, Thursday is not typically a busy night anyway, but at least their is usually a little action, especially on the Vermont side ofthe border, but last night there were several postponments.

It is difficult enough to worry about rescheduling games because of Covid-19 pauses for teams, but last night Otter Valley's game was canceled for a different reason. The Otters wrestling match against Fair Haven/Rutland was called off due to a unidentified burning smell at Otter Valley. It's always something these days it seems.

Hopefully tonight being a Friday was will have a full slate of action to report on tomorrow, I will be in Granville to call the play by play of Hadley-Luzerne at Granville in Adirondack League play on NFHS and Facebook live. Let's keep our fingers crossed that tonight's games will get played. As one AD said to me recently, "it's a moving target."


Fair Haven Girls Get Defemsive to Top Bulldogs

There wasn't a lot of offense in Thursday night's girls basketball game between Fair Haven and Burr and Burton. Defense ruled this contest as points were hard to come by. In the end the Slaters put the ball in the hoop just enough to come away with a 35-24 win over the Bulldogs.

Lily Briggs didn't let the lack of scoring phase her. The sophomore led Fair Haven with a double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

Fair Haven opened up an early 8-2 lead, but a 6-0 run by Burr and Burton tied the game at 8-8.

There was not much offense in the second and third quarters, but Fair Haven opened up a 14 point in the fourth and never let the Bulldogs back in it with a stifling defensive effort. Ashley Carvey added five for the Slaters.. Brittney Love and Alana Williams chipped in four points each.

Amelia Tobin led Burr and Burton with eight points and 13 boards. Julia Decker added six points.

Fair Haven is 5-2. Burr and Burton is 2-7.


Fort Edward Bowling Continues to Dominate

There is perhaps no team around in any sport locally that dominates like the Fort Edward bowling squad. The Flying Forts moved to 32-0 in the season with a 4-0 sweep of Lake George Thursday. It's not just that Fort Edward wins. It is the way they win in dominating fashion. No team comes even close to the number the Flying Forts put up.

The total score was 3,384 for Fort Edward to 2,128 for Lake George.

Against the Warriors Dillon Perkins led the way with a 654 triple, bowling games of 226, 196, and 232.

Edward Amell added a 617 series with games of 232, 216 and 169.

Tori Anderson rolled a 571 series and Andrew Fish a 527 which would make then by far the top scorers on mosy ADK teams.

Dylan Lepine led Lake George with games of 156, 135 and 127 for a 418 series.

Lake George falls to 18-14.


Salem-Cambridge Defeats Mechanicville-Stillwater in Wrestling

Salem-Cambridge defeated Mechanicville-Stillwater 47-6 in a non-league high school wrestling match on Thursday evening.

Lucas Martindale and Ethan Adams earned wins by pin for Salem-Cambridge. Rylie Burr won via a major decision.

At 215 Martindale pinned Ben Nania in 1:08. Adams pinned Kurt Phenes in 2:47 at 118 pounds.

Burr cruised by Ethan Turner at 285 pounds 13-0.

At 102 Luke LeBanc decisioned Alexis LaFountain 7-0 for Salem-Cambridge.

Kyle Bink, Cole Loveland, Quinn Donaldson and Brayton Cary earned wins by forfeit.

Luke Schirmacher picked up the only win for Mechanicville-Stillwater by pinning David Gilles in 4:55 at 152 pounds.

Salem-Cambridge is now 3-2 on the season.


High School Bowling

North Warren 3 Corinth 1

North Warren 4 Whitehall 0 (Wednesday)


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

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