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Border Country Sports-October 9th

Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.

Fair Haven Field Hockey Wins Third in a Row

It's impressive enough that the Fair Haven field hockey team has won three in a row and four of their last five. However, even more head-turning is the list of teams the Slaters have beaten. In the last two weeks Fair Haven has taken down perennial Division III power Windsor, Granville, an annual contender in the Adirondack-Wasaren League across the New York border, and larger school Brattleboro. Not exactly chopped liver.

I think it is safe to say the Slaters stickers have arrived.

Saturday afternoon Fair Haven defeated Brattleboro for the second time this season, 2-0 on their home turf.

Vivian Ladabouche got the Slaters out to a 1-0 lead on an assist from Alana Williams.

Emilee Higgins converted a pass from Jaylena Haley to increase the lead to 2-0 and that is all Fair Haven needed.

Freshman Tori Kelly had the shutout in goal for Fair Haven.

Fair Haven is now 5-4-1 on the season.


Tanagers Roll Past Granville Again

Hartford faced Granville for the second time this week, this time on the home pitch of the Golden Horde and came away with a 7-0 victory. The Tanagers have outscored the Golden Horde 17-0 in their two meetings.

Nate Fiske continued to light up the scoreboard has he recorded a hat trick for Hartford.

Zack Backus scored a pair of goals for the Tanagers. Spencer Fehl and Ray Harrington also hit the score sheet with tallys.

Hartford outshot Granville 26-7.


Poultney Edges Sharon on the Road

Coming off a 2-0 upset of Proctor, there may have been concerns of a let down against Sharon Academy for the Poultney girls soccer team. The Blue Devils did fall behind but rallied to edge the Phoenix 3-2 in Division IV action.

Sharon Academy scored first to grab a 1-0 lead.

Annie Taylor scored for the Blue Devils to equalize later in the half to make it 1-1.

The Phoenix scored with 10 minutes to play to take a 2-1 lead and another upset was brewing.

Poultney then turned up the wick. The Blue Devils got even again on a tally from Kait DeBonis.

Courtney Ezzo scored off a DeBonis corner kick to give Poultney the victory.

Poultney is now 4-3 on the season.


Cambridge-Salem Cruises Past Blackbirds

The Cambridge-Salem football team kept their record perfect on the season as the rolled over Voorheesville 34-0 in Class D football.

The game was scoreless in the first quarter, but Cambridge-Salem opened a 14-0 lead at the half and pulled away from there.

Brayton Cary and Brice Burr had two scores each. Cary had TD runs of two and six yards. Burr scored on a three-yard run and a 72-yard interception return.

Evan Day had a 14-yard touchdown run and finished with 106 yards on the ground.

Burr finished with 96 yards on 12 carries and Cary added 55 yards on 16 chances.

Cary also had a pair of converson runs.

Cambridge-Salem held the Blackbirds to just 133 yards of offense.

Cambridge-Salem is 5-0, 6-0. Voorheesville is 2-3, 3-3.


Hartford, Corinth-Hadley-Luzerne, North Warren-Johnsburg Run at Saratoga Invy

Three Adirondack League teams ran Saturday at the Saratoga Invitational Cross Country meet. Hartford, Corinth-Hadley-Luzerne and North Warren-Johnsburg all competed.

Brynn Tyler was the highest finisher from an ADK school, placing 26th in the girls event. Tyler recorded a time of 22:03.01.

Rylee Dunbar of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne was 30th with a time of 22:11.59. Samantha Savage of Corinth-Hadley-Luzerne was 33rd with a time of 22:18.77.

Kara Tucker was the highest North Warren-Johnsburg runner in 56th.

On the boys side the highest ADK finisher was Noah Springer of Corinth-Hadley-Luzerne in 66th. North Warren-Johnsburg's Ayden Higgins was 67th and Hartford's Hunter Lacross 68th.


Bolton-Warrensburg Advances in Tournament

Bolton-Warrensburg advanced to the Championship game of the Old Forge Tournament with a 2-0 win over Harrisville from Section X.

Zailey Baker scored for B-W from an assist by Maddie Goodspeed in the first half. Goodspeed then scored 1:49 into the second half on an assist by Kara Bacon to give BW the 2-0 lead.

Hope Sherman finished with seven saves as the B-W defense recorded their 8th shutout of the season.

Bolton-Warrensburg advances to the championship game on Sunday at 7 pm.

With the win, Bolton-Warrensburg improves to 11-2 on the season.


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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

Photo Credit-Fair Haven Field Hockey Photos/Jennifer Brown

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