Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
Granville Holds Off Whitehall Under the Lights
If it was horshoes or corn hole the Whitehall girls soccer team may have defeated Granville handily. Unfortunetly for the Railroaders what counts is how many times you put the ball in the net. Whitehall peppered the net in the second half but their efforts were to no avail as Granville held on for a 2-1 win in Adirondack League on "Lights Week."
Whitehall jumped out to a 1-0 lead and could have led 3-0 at the break but were stoned on a couple of penalty kick chances by Granville freshman goalie Kara Jurnak.
"That's kind of the story of this year a little bit," Whitehall coach Boyd Hunt said after the game. "We made a couple of mistakes there and they capitalized. Right now we struggle to find the net. We've been working on trying to find that. Hopefully it comes some day."
Mia Waters scored in the first half to give Whitehall a 1-0 advantage.
Teaghan Cutter socred early in the second half to equalize for the Golden Horde.
Paige Taylor scored the eventual game winner off a loose ball in front of the net after a strong run by Alyssa Welner to set things up for Granville.
"These girls have come a long way. Especially the last three weeks," Granville coach Dan Poucher said. "We're trying to build something here. They're starting to really buy in and they're starting to really play for each other."
Jurnak was outstanding in goal for Granville with 15 saves.
Khloe Paddock had seven saves for the Railroaders.
Greb and Davine Record Hat Tricks in Phantoms Win
When a team has a player score a hat trick it's special. When a team has two players record hat tricks on the same night it's extra special.
Both Isabel Greb and Jenna Davine hit the back of the net three times as Proctor blanked Sharon Academy 7-0 Tuesday in high school girls soccer.
Proctor raced out to a 4-0 lead in the contest.
Emily Burns also scored for the Phantoms. It was her first varsity goal.
Cadence Goodwin earned the shutout in goal for Proctor.
Bolton-Warrensburg Takes Down Salem
It was Bolton-Warrensburg's annual night game and the Eagles took down Salem 4-0 in Adirondack League girls soccer.
It was also Senior Night as Ella Moskov, Kara Bacon, Kailey Bacon, Karla Sherman, Jane Pfau, and Lonna Sonley were each recognized at the start of the game.
Ila Hubert scored with two minutes left in the first half to get B-W on the board.
Kara Bacon and Ella Moskov (2 goals) scored in the second half to secure the win for the Eagles.
Madison Goodspeed contributed two assists.
Hope Sherman and the B-W defense recorded their 7th shutout of the season.
"Despite being down a player, Salem played hard all game," Bolton-Warrensburg coach Scott Smith said.
Salem goalie Isabella Garrison, had a great game in net and recorded 27 saves.
Bolton-Warrensburg is 6-0, 9-1.
Gibbs and Johnson Wins For Granville Cross Country
The Granville-Whitehall cross country team hosted Johnsburg/North Warren/Minerva yesterday. The varsity boys came away with a win 15 to incomplete.
Senior Quinn Johnson in his final varsity race on the Granville course cruised to victory in 18:33. Johnson navigated the course 50 seconds ahead of his closest competitor
In the girls event both teams were incomplete, ot having enough runners to be scored.
Granville junior Amber Gibbs obliterated the field to win in 20:19 to remain unbeaten in the Adirondack League. Gibbs crossed the line a full five minutes in front of her nearest competitor.
Jack Best won the modified race to also remain unbeaten in the Adirondack League.
Hartford Boys Roll Over Doane Stuart
Hartford made the long trek to Doane Stuart with the effort as they cruised to a 7-0 win in non-league boys soccer.
Nate Fiske continued his hot scoring pace with four goals for the Tanagers.
Aidan Shaw scored his varsity goal for Hartford. Ryan Morrow and Brandon Benson also scored.
Drake Stewart had three assists.
Austin Wells recorded the shutout in goal.
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With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Stacie Arnhold