Border Country Sports Blog-October 18th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports, I'm Keith Harrington.
Well, here we are on a Monday. And if you are a regular reader of my blog you know what that means? Another segment of the Monday Morning Hot List, a look at who is "hot" this week in high school sports in the border country.
With the fall season starting to slow down there were less games to choose from, but I stiil managed to find some teams and players who were red hot this past week!
--First congratulations is in order. Granville soccer senior Connor Farrell reached a milestone this week. With his goal against North Warren, Connor became the all-time career leading scorer in Golden Horde history, surpassing Scott Teller. Connor's goal against the Cougars also gave him the single-season mark.
--Congratualtions also goes out to Proctor girls soccer co-coaches Chris Hughes and Scott French who guided the Phantoms to their 100th career coaching win in a 3-2 victory over MSJ. With the win the Phantoms stayed unbeaten on the season. The duo own a record of 101-10-2 at Proctor. Currently their team has won 29 games in a row.
--Speaking of the Phantoms, after narrowly staying perfect in that MSJ game, the Phantoms came back to play the same MSJ team at the Jimmy T Memorial Showcase and rolled over them 10-0. Once again multiple Proctor players recorded hat tricks. Isabel Greb had three goals and two assists in the contest. Maggie McKearin had three goals and a helper.
--The Rutland girls soccer team continued to be the hottest team in the area this week. The Ravens defeated Brattleoro Saturday afternoon 6-0 for their ninth win in a row. Bethany Solari scord two goals to lead Rutland. Ady Kinsman, Izzy Crossman, Kathryn Moore and Camryn Kinsman also scored for the Ravens.
--Speaking of Rutland, the one team in the area that may be as hot as the Rutland girls soccer team is the Ravens football team. Rutland improved to 6-0 in the season with a dominating 43-7 win over Colchester.
--It was another solid week for the Fair Haven field hockey team. The Slaters got a monumental win, defeating Windsor 2-1. The Yellowjackets are the two-time defending Division III state champions. The Slaters then came back and topped Brattleboro Saturday on Senior Day 2-1.
--It was a pretty good day for Granville's Barlow family on Saturday. Matthew Barlow ran for 231 yards on 18 carries, including 46-yard TD scamper in the Golden Horde football team's loss to Cambridge-Salem. Meanwhile, a few miles away at Spartan Stadium in Castleton Matthew's sister Payton was being credited for two assists in the CU 4-3 field hockey victory over Fitchburg. Matthew left the his game injured, but word is he is doing better.
--Alivia Dean had a big week for Lake George girls soccer. Dean was in the goal for the Warrior's penalty kick rounds in both the Adirondack League semifinals and finals. Both Lake George's semifinal win over Fort Ann and championship game win over Bolton-Warrensburg went to PKs. Dean made the final save against B-W the clinched the Warriors the win.
--While we are on the subject of Lake George soccer, the Warrior's boys soccer team won their fifth consecutive ADK championship this week, rallying from down a goal down early to defeat their heated rival Fort Ann 3-1.
--And still on Lake George, the Warrior's volleyball team remained perfect on the season this week, running their record to 14-0 with a 3-0 sweep of nearby rival Warrensburg. Evie and Maddie Burke, Olivia Gates, Ella Fox and Cayla Stone had big matches for Lake George in the win.
--The Hartford boys soccer team, still riding the momentum of their first win over Fort Ann in 16 years stayed hot as they edged Bolton-Warrensburg 1-0. The Tanagers may not have earned a top four spot in the ADK playoffs with a shot at the title, but don't overlook them in the Section II Class D Tournament. They appear to be putting it all together when it counts.
--The Hartford volleyball team picked up a huge win this week. The Tanagers rallied from two sets to one down to knock off the Scots who beat them earlier in the season. Karlee Nims, Gabbie McFarren, Sarah Monroe and Izzy French led the Tanagers to the win.
With the Monday Morning Hot List, I'm Keith Harrington.