Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I’m Keith Harrington.
I decided to take a break from our usual start of the week feature, the “Monday Morning Hot List.” There really are not a lot of local teams still playing so I decided to switch gears and focus on those who are. This has been a popular feature for me the last couple of years, but honestly I am trying to decide whether to bring it back for the winter season. Fresh content and new ideas are always important when it comes to writing a blog.
One thing that I can tell you is that there will be at least a couple of new additions coming to Border Country Sports. I am still working out the kinks and am not ready to announce them yet. So stay tuned.
Local Teams Still Alive Hoping for Sectional and State Titles
As the fall season draws to close there are just a handful of teams still alive battling for sectional and state titles in the Border Country area. There is a good chance that at least a few a sectional and state champion teams to come out of our area.
Let’s Start with the New York side of the border:
Class D Volleyball-There are three Adirondack League teams left with a shot at a Class D sectional volleyball title. #2 Lake George, #3 Argyle and #4 Hartford will all play in the semifinals at Ballston Spa on Wednesday.
Class D football-Warrensburg is in the semifinals for Class D football. The Burghers will face Stillwater in a semifinals match up at Schuylerville on Saturday.
Class D boys soccer-Argyle got hot at the right time and reached the championship game of the Section II Class D championship game in boys soccer. The Scots will try to hoist the plaque after a Tuesday matchup with OESJ at Colonie.
Class D Girls Soccer-The Fort Ann girls soccer team will look to grab a sectional crown this evening. The Lady Cards meet OESJ tonight at 6 p.m. at Stillwater.
Cross Country-Several ADK teams will converge with the rest of Section II on Friday for the sectional cross-country meet at Saratoga National Park. Several local runners and teams hope to be serious contenders at the event.
On the Vermont Side of the Border:
Division IV girls soccer-The Proctor girls soccer team is looking to defend their 2020 state championship. The Phantoms are actually the two-time defending state champions in Division IV. Proctor will meet MSJ in the next round.
Division I Girls Soccer-The Rutland Ravens had a nine-game winning streak at one point this season. The Ravens will meet top seeded CVU in the semifinals on Wednesday.
Division I Football-The Rutland High School football team continues to roll along. The Ravens moved to the semifinals with a win over Burlington/South Burlington this weekend. Rutland will host Essex in the state semifinals Friday night.
Division III Football-Otter Valley defeated local rival Mill River 12-6 on Saturday to advance in the Division III playoffs. The Otters will meet BFA-Fairfax-Lamoille in the semis on Saturday.
Division IV boys soccer-MSJ advanced in the Division IV boys soccer playoffs with a win a 7-4 win over Richford. The Mounties play home tomorrow against Twinfield in the semifinals.
Division III field hockey-The Fair Haven field hockey team is having a season to remember. Perhaps the best in school history. The Slaters will faceoff with Windsor in the semifinals. Fair Haven beat Montpelier 2-1 in the quarterfinals. It was their first playoff win in 14 years.