Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
I have to say, it was a pretty good weekend for my sports fandom! My favorite NASCAR driver Chase Elliott won the race at Atlanta. And my New Yorks Knicks went to 2-0 in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League with a 101-69 beat down of the Chicago Bulls.
Of course, even more exciting is the fact that opening day at the Saratoga Race Course is on Thursday. It is one of the most exicitng times of the year for me. I am a race horse owner and although at this time it appears none of the horses I own will be running at The Spa, I still spend a lot of time there as a fan and enjoying the events put on by our stable.
Mechanicville's Chad Brown will again be the favorite to claim the Saratoga training title. Brown just won a record seventh straight Belmont training title. HIs horses won 47 races during the 44 day meet.
Greenjackets Fall in Season Opener
After falling behind in the first half the Glens Falls Greenjacket's rally came up just a bit short as they fell to Watertown 19-14 in their EFL season opener at Schuylerville's Black Horse Stadium. The game was a rematch of last year's EFL title game.
Watertown got out to a 13-0 lead at the half. The Red and Black scored a touchdown each in the first two quarters to take the early advantage.
Glens Falls got on the board in the third on a Ajon Arrington two yard run to cut the lead to 14-7 after the PAT kick from Morgan Smith. Smith became the first female player to score in EFL history.
Watertown scored in the fourth to push the lead back to 19-7.
The Greenjackets inched closer with a 17 yard scoring stike from Tom Hammond to Rashad Coulson. Smith's kick made it 19-14.
Glens Falls had one more chance in the closing minutes, but an interception ended the comeback attempt.
Watertown is 1-0. Glens Falls is 0-1.
Salem Outscores Granville in TCML Softball
Salem fell behind after two innings but rallied to defeat Granville 16-13 in a wild TCML softball contest.
Granville scored four runs in the first and five in the second to lead 9-1.
Salem responded with 14 runs over the third, fourth and fifth innings to take control and fought off Granville the rest of the way.
Granville outhit Warrensburg 15-10 but were hindered by seven errors.
Riley Gallagher was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs for Salem. Bella Eastman was 2 for 4. Mya Winslow was 2 for 3 with a homer and a double. Reagan Jackson was 2 for 3 and drove in a run.
Gallagher picked up the win in the circle.
Courtney Ennis was 3 for 4 with five RBIs for Granville. Megan Decker was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs. Rachel Beaver was 3 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs. McKenna McKnight was 2 for 3 with a triple and and drove in a run. Allie Gonzalez was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
Salem is 5-0. Granville is 0-4.
Hartford Cruises Past Chestertown in TCML Baseball
Hartford raced out to a 10-1 lead and went on to cruise past Chestertown 15-6 in TCML baseball.
Hartford scored two runs in the first and two in the second to lead 4-1, then exploded for six runs in the third to blow the game open.
Jace Venner earned the in on the bump for Hartford.
Braden Whitney was 3 for 4 with three RBIs for Hartford. John Gauthier was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Joe Allen doubled and drove in a pair of runs.
Zack Kramer was 3 for 3 with three RBIs for Chestertown. Owen Schaefer was 2 for 4 with a triple.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Andy Camp/Glens Falls Greenjackets