Border Country Sports-September 14th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report. I'm Keith Harrington.
Thank goodness for volleyball. With the thunderstroms and rain that rolled through yesterday afternoon many high school athletic directors chose to cancel outdoor events. It was a good call as it would have been a tough afternoon to get games in between the steady rain and thunder and lighting delays.
There at least is some volleyball to write about today and a few soccer teams chose to brave the elements and got games in.
Hudson Falls Sweeps Black Horses in Volleyball
Hudson Falls won their second match of the season as they swept Schuylerville 3-0 in Foothills Council Volleyball.
Set scores were 25-18, 25-9, 25-18.
Sami Peters had a strong match for the Tigers with 12 points and 10 assists. Shaylin Perry added 10 kills.
Liz Donnelly added eight points and four kills for Hudson Falls.
Miranda Mash had four aces, two digs and two kills for the Black Horses. Jayda Benvos had 10 digs. Sophia Wahl added three kills.
Hudson Falls is now 2-0, 2-0. Schuylerville is 1-2, 1-3.
Indians and Witches Play to a Draw
It didn't look good for the Greenwich soccer team, but the Witches flew from behind to earn a 3-3 overtime tie with Hoosic Valley in Wasaren League play.
Greenwich trailed 3-1, but a goal by Amani Raphael with just two seconds left in regulation forced the extra session.
Miguel Gonzales and Joshua Poovey also hit he back of the net for the Witches.
Hoosic Valley got goal from Tyler Eddy, Gabe Coffin, and Andrew Wood.
Neither team could score during the two overtime periods.
Granville-Whitehall Junior Varsity Wins
We all have heard the saying, "Rome wasn't built in a day." Well, that goes for successful football programs as well. The Granville-Whitehall varsity football team is off to an 0-2 start as a merged program, but it will take time for the two former rivals to put things together. If the G-W junior varsity team is any indication they are certainly headed the right direction.
The G-W junior varsity team picked up the first win for thr program, topping Gloversville 24-0.
Steven Mattison, Aiden Smith, Jaxon Torres and Gavin Kramer conributed to the point total.
Sam Huntington, Patrick Egan, Tim Pratt were lauded for their strong effort on defense.
Stay patient Granville-Whitehall fans. It will take some time, but the future is looking bright.
With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.