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Border Country Sports Blog-March 23rd

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

Eggleston to Lead Merged Football Program

One of the biggest question marks about the Granville-Whitehall merged football program was who is going to be the head coach. Now that question has been answered.

Darin Eggleston has been named the head coach of the Granville-Whitehall varsity football program for the 2022-2023 school year. The Whitehall Board of Education unanimously approved Eggleston earlier this week.

The Granville Board of Education had already approved Eggleston back on March 14th at their meeting.

Last season Eggleston was the coach of the Whitehall junior varsity team.

The fall 2022-2023 season will be the first season for Granville-Whitehall football. Whitehall did not have a team during the Fall II Sports season in 2020-2021 and was only able to field a junior varsity team this past fall. Granville had a varsity team in the fall, but struggled to compete due to low numbers. The merger should help both teams keep football in their schools alive and with more depth be more competitive.

The players on both sides seem very excited for the merger and the ability to be more competitive. In an interview I did recently with Granville wrestler Brent Perry who also plays football, he mentioned that he was friends with several of the Whitehall kids and that they have been talking about the season already. Perry said they are looking forward to the merger and playing together.

I for one am looking forward to the first season of covering Granville-Whitehall football in the fall.


My Horses Are Hot!

Anyone who knows me of follows my blog on a regular basis knows that I dabble in the race horse ownership business. I am a very small time player, but I really enjoy it none the less. The racing business is full of many highs and lows. After a long dry spell mu horses are getting hot. We have picked up a pair of wins the last couple of days.

On Saturday Psychedelic Shack who campaigns for MyRacehorse Stable and is trained by Christophe Clement broke his maiden at Tampa Downs. It was a long time getting to the track for the four year old son of Shackleford, the 2011 Belmont Stakes champion.

Shack as I like to call him went through many injuries and illnesses and took nearly two years to begin racing. This made his win in his first career start very thrilling. He not only one, he dominated the field.

Yesterday my horse Distractandattack made it two in a row for me at Parx near Philadelphia. The four year old gelding who races for America's Pastime Stables and is trained by Ilkay Kantarma

ci jumped to the lead out of the gate. Extended to five lengths down the backstretch and was never challenged from their with Abner Adorno riding. It was an impressive effort.

The momentum could change at anytime. Been there done that. But for now my race horses are hot!


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

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