Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
Local Standouts Shining in Travel Softball
It was an oustanding weekend for local high school softball standouts on the travel circuit.Players from the Adirondack League are certainly making their name out there and likely catching the attention of college scouts.
At the Saugerties College Showcase this weekend Shannon Starratt of Lake George who plays for the 16U Adirondack USSSA Pride blasted not 1....not 2......but 3 home runs over the fence. Congrats Shannon!
At the Adirondack Sports Complex, also known as "The Dome" rising Whitehall shandout Khloe Paddock smacked a grand slam home run for the 14U Adirondack USSSA Pride. The Railroaders have yet another great one in the making with Paddock both at the plate and in the pitching circle.
A week ago in the Guilderland Tournament Granville's Lauren Bascom connected for the first grand slam home run of her career over the center field fence. Bascom plays for the Glens Falls Titans.
Basom is my guest this week on the NYVT Media Sports Show.
It looks like we have another great season of high school softball in store for us next spring. If you have results of any of the other local players having success in travel ball this summer send the them out way so we can give them a shoutout.
Greenjackets Win By Forfeit After Scary Weekend
The Glens Falls Greenjackets may have been trailing 19-13 on the scoreboard, but due to a scary incident the team was awared a forfeit win after a brawl and shots fired forced the game to be halted. The game was being played in Syracuse against the Syracuse Smash.
The brawl reportedly involved as many as 100 people in the bleechers on the Syracuse side of the field and Smash players climbed the fence and entered the fray.
Police were quickly on the scene and the field was cleared. Glens Falls was awarded the win.
All Greenjackets players, staff and fans were were kept safe and none were involved in the brawl.
On the field the Greenjackets trailed 13-0 but came back to tie the game on touchdowns from Tom Hammond and Logan Catone.
Glens Falls moves to 1-1 on the season.
New Hampshire Women Win, Men Draw in Lions Cup Twin State Soccer
Vermont and New Hampshire resumed their annual Lions Cup Twin State Soccer rivalry Saturday at Hanover High School in Hanover, New Hampshire. New Hamphire earned the win in the women's game, while the men's teams played to a draw.
In the women's game New Hampshire came away with an impressive 4-1 victory.
New Hampshire led 2-0 at the half before Vermont cut the lead in half shortly after break. New Hampshire cored the final two goals to pull away for the win.
Ashlee Brehio and Annie Higginbotham, both of Hopkinton scored first half goals.
Harwood's Tanum Nelson cut the lead in half for Vermont 9:02 into the second half.
New Hampshire answered with goals from Cierra Hill of Pembroke and a second tally from Brehio.
Brehio was named the MVP for New Hampshire. Nelson was honored as the Vermont MVP.
Vermont’s Sportsmanship Award was presented to South Burlington’s Greta Heldman with Timberland’s Allida Bates picking up that honor for the Granite Staters.
Spaulding’s Chloe Mattson received the 12th Player Award for Vermont and Kearsarge’s Caroline Camp was the recipient of the same honor for New Hampshire.
The men's contest ended in a 1-1 tie. Vermont had a chance to claim the win on a penalty kick but New Hampshire goalie Ryan Lockitt made an outstanding save to preserve the deadlock.
Ben Selier of Mascoma scored to give New Hampshire a 1-0 lead at the half. Gilford’s Anthony Aguiar picked up the assist.
Sumner Nenninger got the equalizer for Vermont with 23 minutes to play.
Concord’s Evan Haas was the MVP for New Hampshire. Goalie Domenick Puttlitz of Colchester was named the Vermont MVP.
Lockitt won the Sportsmanship Award for New Hampshire. Matt Spiller of Stowe earned the Sportsmanship Award for Vermont.
The 12th Player Awards went to Green Mountain's Elias Stowell-Aleman for Vermont and to Seiler for New Hampshire.
With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.