Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Another Monday is here as we head toward the later stages of the winter sports season. Despite Covid still being a factor it has been great to see a season that for the most part has been normal. I can't wait until the playoffs start. With the sectionals, state tournaments and March Madness it is one of my favorite times of the year.
Monday of course means the Monday Morning Hot List. My look at who was hot this week in local high school sports.
-Fair Haven junior point guard Sawyer Ramey is one of the most prolific players on either side of the border, and his talents were on full display this week. Ramey scored a career high 41 points in the Slater's win over Hartford. Ramey followed that up with a 31 point game in a dominating win over Granville. He also conncted for 24 points in a win over Otter Valley.
-The Warrensburg boys basketball team returned to action this week after a long absence and won two consecutive games. Sophomore Stevie Schloss played a key role in the wins. Schloss had a career high 35 points in a key ADK win over Granville. Schloss added a 21 point effort in a win over Hadley-Luzerne.
-West Rutland's Peyton Guay has been having an outstanding season, and she had another stellar week. In a win over Leland and Gray, Guay scored 31 of Westside's 57 points. Guay hit six 3-pointers in the game. She followed that up with a 27 point effort against MSJ.
-Whitehall's Samantha Howland continues her strong play for the surging Railroaders. The Railroaders don't put up huge numbers and rely on their physical defense, but Howland is becoming a consistent scorer. Howland had 15 points in a win Friday night against Hartford and followed that up with a 16 point game in a win over Poultney.
-Hartford's Ray Harrington helped the Tanagers rally for a win over Whitehall in overtime on Senior NIght. The junior scored 24 points as the Tanagers erased a 19 point first quarter deficit.
-Speaking of Hartford, point guard Gabrielle McFarren became the 6th player in Hartford girls basketball history, and the 10th overall, when she surpssed the 1,000 point mark in a loss to Whitehall. McFarren scored 17 points in the game.
-Several ADK wrestlers claimed titles at the Ken Baker Tournament this weekend. Granville's Brent Perry was crowned the champion at 189 pounds. Henry Dill at 102 and Evan Day at 285 won championships for Salem-Cambridge. Carter McIntosh at 138 and Logan Marissal at 215 both won titles for Hadley-Luzerne/Lake Goerge.
-Granville's Nicole Arnhold had a strong showing for the Golden Horde at the Section II Division IV Indoor Track and Field meet Sunday. Arnhold placed third in both the girls triple jump and long jump.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.