Border Country Sports-November 13th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
Cambridge-Salem Rallies For Class D Championship
It's not how you start. It's how you finish. That could have been the mantra for the Cambridge-Salem football team on Saturday. Chatham put Cambridge-Salem in an early hole, but Doug Luke's unbeaten squad rallied for a 36-21 victory in the Section II Class D championship game. Cambridge-Salem earned their first title since 2018.
Early on it appeared to be the Panther's day. Cambridge-Salem scored first, but Chatham responded with three consecutive scores to seize apparent control.
Cambridge-Salem took an 8-0 lead on a three yard touchdown run from Evan Day with 8:02 to go in the first quarter. Brice Burr added the conversion run to make it 8-0.
Then the Panthers went on a rampage. Tyler Kneller scored on a 12 yard scamper to cut the lead to 8-7 after the PAT kick from Alex Chudy with 3:55 to go in the first.
Kneller scored again, this time from three yards out as time expired in the first to give Chatham the lead at 14-8 after Chudy's kick.
Kneller opened the scoring in the second with a 76 yard run to extend the Panther's advantage to 21-8. Chudy nailed the extra point kick.
It was the last time Chatham would find the end zone. It was all Cambridge-Salem the rest of the way after they scored three times in the final 4:51 of the half.
First, Day scored on an 11 yard run to cut the lead to 21-14. The conversion run failed. Next, Stephen Yakubec connected with Alex Luke on a 27 yard catch and run to pull Cambridge-Salem within 21-20. The conversion run from Day gave Cambridge-Salem the lead 22-21 lead.
The score that put Cambridge-Salem ahead came off an unplanned succesful onside kick.
Day then scored on a one yard run with 1:21 to play to make it 28-21. Day's conversion run made it 30-21 at halftime.
With the momentum clearly shifted and the wind taken out of the Chatham sails, Cambridge-Salem scored the only touchdown of the second half. Day scored with 19 seconds left in the stanza to provide the final score.
Day finished the contest with four touchdowns and 180 yards on 33 carries.
Kneller, the Panther's signal caller, finished with 149 yards on 12 carries
Cambridge-Salem will now meet Alexander of Section V in the state quarterfinals Friday night at 7 p.m. at Broadalbin-Perth.
Cambridge-Salem is now 11-0 on the season.
Lake George Volleyball Advances to State Final Four
The Lake George volleyball remained perfect on the season and advanced to the state final four with a convincing 3-0 win over Lake Placid in the Class D state regionals at Beekmantown High School.
Set scores were 25-16, 25-15, 25-6.
Evie Burke led the Warriors with 15 kills and nine digs.
Angelina Minnear added 10 kills and 17 digs. Grace York contributed 29 digs. Shannonr Starratt finished with 31 assists and Cayla Stone had 12 service points.
Lake George now moves on to the New York State Girls Volleyball Tournament at Cool Insuring Arena. Lake George is scheduled for pool play on Saturday morning. It will be the first appearance at states for the Warors since 2019.
Lake George is now 20-0 on the season.
With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.