Border Country Sports Blog-May 20th
Updated: May 20, 2022
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
A Busy Day For Section II Softball and Baseball
Well, it seems like Mother Nature has done it again! It appears that way to often lately a majority of the local high school softball and baseball slate has been wiped out because of rain. That was the case again yesterday as the Section II Tournament schedule was decimated by rain that hung around longer than expected. Yesterday's postponed games moved to today, along with an already busy scheudle for today makes for a very loaded schedule for Adirondack League teams. Here's hoping Mother Nature is feeling a little more cooperative.
In Section II softball #2 seed Whitehall will play their second game of the tournament when they host #7 Stillwater out of the Wasaren League in the Class C quarterfinals. The Railroaders took out Canajoharie 12-0 in five innings in their opener on Wednesday.
#4 Lake George and #6 Warrensburg will also be in action. The Warriors will host #5 Berne Knox. The Burghers will travel to #3 Greenwich to face the Witches.
Class D baseball teams open play today. #5 North Warren will meet #4 Loudonville Christian at the Boght Complex. #6 Argyle faces #3 St. Johnsville at Soldiers and Sailors Field. Both game are at 4 p.m.
In Class C #4 Whitehall will host AdirondackLeague foe #5 Hartford-Fort Edward. The Railroaders defeated the TanaForts in a wild one at Bob Wilkins Field early in the season. #3 Hadley-Luzerne will host #6 Bishop-Gibbins this afternoon. Both games are 4 p.m. starts.
In Class CC, #6 Granville who is coming off a dramatic 1-0 walk-off eight innning win over Stillwater, travels to #3 Maple Hill to tangle with the Wildcats. Adirondack League champion #4 Lake George will be at home to take on #5 Greenwich.
Granville and Hudson Falls Win in Unified Basketball
Granville and Hudson Falls both picked up wins in Unified Basketball action this week. Granville defeated Glens Falls 39-31. Hudson Falls edged Hadley-Luzerne 58-57.
Granville took a 15-8 lead in the first quarter and held off Glens Falls 39-31. An 8-4 fourth quarter was a key for the Golden Horde.
Zander Wilson had 13 points to lead Granville. Cody McMorris Lawless and Andrew Barnes each chipped in 12.
Michael Fante led all scorers with 23 points for the Indians.
Granville is 1-1. Glens Falls is 4-1.
Bryce Reynolds hit a put back layup with four seconds to play as Hudson Falls edged Hadley-Luzerne 58-57.
The game was tight throughout as the Tigers led by two after the first quarter and the half. Hudson Falls led by six heading to the fourth, but the Eagles fought back to take a 57-56 lead before the game-winner from Reynolds.
Reynolds led Hudson Falls with 21 points and three assists. Charles Nash added 12 points.
Derek Call pulled down 17 rebounds for the Tigers. Connor Delk had seven boards.
Christina Hahn led Hadley-Luzerne with 16 points. Adam Bernash had 10.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.