Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Today is Monday, a rainy one at that. And you know what that means? The Monday Morning Hot List. My look at who was hot this week in high school sports!
--Let's begin with another school record. It seems there have been several milestones reached this fall sports season. This week in an opening round game in the Class C playoffs against Berne-Knox Lake George's Sam Knauf scored his 33rd and 34th goals of the season. With those goals in the 4-1 win Knauf set a new single-season record for the Warriors. Congratulations Sam!
--The Lake George volleyball team defeated a red hot Hartford team 3-0 on Friday night. With the victory the Warriors finish the regular season 14-0 in Adirondack League play and clinch another Adirondack League championship. Lake George is 16-0 overall. The bad news for the rest of the league? The Warriors only have two seniors.
--Granville field hockey's Haylie Barber had another big spotlight moment in her still early varsity career last week. Barber scored the game-winning goal 19 second in to the 7 v 7 overtime to lift the Golden Horde over Salem-Cambridge 2-1. Granville will hope the third time is the charm when they faceoff against Hoosick Falls in the semifinals on Wednesday.
--The Proctor girls soccer team remained unbeaten this week, and their high-scorer had another huge game. Maggie McKearin scored four goals as the Phantoms defated Long Trail 10-0.
--Speaking of huge soccer scoring games, North Warren won their first sectional game in school history, rolling past Heatly 7-0. Kianna LaGuerre had a huge game for the Cougars scoring five goals. LaGuerre hit the back of the net twice in the first half and recorded a hat trick in the second half just for good measure. LaGuerre also had three goals on Monday against Granville.
Carolina Lott-Diamond has been one of the most prolific scorers in Adirondack League girls soccer this fall. She helped the Eagles to qualify for sectionals and last week had a big game to lead them to a playoff win. Lott-Diamond scored three goals, all in the second half in Hadley-Luzerne's 3-0 win over Cairo-Durham.
--Brittney Love continues to have an outstanding season for Fair Haven girls soccer. Love has had several multiple goal games. That didn't stop this week as Love scored four times in the Slater's 9-0 win over Otter Valley.
--The West Rutland girls soccer team did something this week that I don't think I have ever seen, and likely won't ever see again. Eight Golden Horde players scored goals in their 10-2 win over Twin Valley. Anna and Olivia Cyr hit the back of the net two times each. Peyton Guay, Camryn Williams, Abbey Lanfear. Izzy Griffith, Emily Trepanier and Serena Coombs.also scored for Westside. What an incredible accomlishment.
--Warrensburg's Tim Kelley had a huge game for the Burghers Saturday in their Class D football win over rival Lake George. Kelley had three TD runs in the 52-32 win over the Warriors. Kelley found the end zone from 72, 67 and 62 yards to go along with 220 yards rushing.
--Back in the 1800's Horace Greeley walked from West Haven to Poultney to ask Amos Bliss if he could be his apprentice in the newspaper business. The rest is history as not only did Greeley have an impact on Poultney, but he want on to be the founder of the New York Tribune where he became the most impactful newspaer editor in the country.
--Saturday, Keegan Greeley of Mill River football came to Poultney and also was very influential. Greeley intercepted three passes in the Minutemen's 26-18 win over the Blue Devils.
No I doubt Keegan is related to Horace, but you never know right? I just thought his performance made an interesting connection to the town it took place in.
I wonder if Keegan was "Going West" when he made any of his picks?
With the Monday Morning Hot List and the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.