Hartford sports round-up, Sept. 16, 2021

Hartford wins 2 in volleyball

By Keith Harrington

Hartford opened the volleyball season with a pair of wins last week, defeating Corinth and Warrensburg to get off to a fast start.

In their opener Hartford blanked Corinth 3-0 in an Adirondack League match at Ella Colvin Gymnasium. Set scores were 25-21, 25-20 and 25-14.

Karlee Nims led the Tanagers with 13 kills, six digs and five aces. Raeghan Liebig and Cassie Wade added five digs each.

Desiree Neville had seven service points, three assists and two kills for the Tomahawks. Hailey St. John chipped in four kills.

Hartford was 1-0 after the win. Corinth was 0-1.

On Friday night the Tanagers held a touching ceremony to honor the memory of those who died both on Sept. 11, 2001 and the 13 Americans who gave their lives recently in Afghanistan. Hartford then went out and cruised past Warrensburg 3-0 in another Adirondack League match. Set scores were 25-8, 25-7, 25-18.

 Nims again paced the Tanagers with 10 kills, 4 aces and seven digs. Wade had a strong match with 19 service points, three aces and four digs. Soleia Lamoureux had five digs and four aces. Mary Sutliff and Marissa Jones chipped in two aces each.

Natalie Bedarian had 10 assists, one kill, one dig, one ace and four service points for the Burghers. Ivy Marker added seven service points, two aces, one assist, one dig, and three kills.

Hartford is 2-0 on the young season. Warrensburg is 1-1.

Tanagers fall in soccer opener, 3-0

By Keith Harrington

The Hartford boys soccer team opened the season facing a tall order on Friday, squaring off with perennial Adirondack League and Section II contender Lake George. The Tanagers put up a fight but the offense of the Warriors’ Sam Knauf and the performance by goalie Yogi Johnson was too much to overcome.

Knauf tallied a hat trick and Johnson came up with a couple of huge saves to earn the shutout as Lake George fashioned a 3-0 victory.

Knauf scored a pair of first half goals for the Warriors. He gave Lake George a 1-0 lead just 8:13 into the game and extended it to two goals at the 38:39 mark with his second goal.

Knauf rounded out the scoring by finding the back of the net in the second half at the 54:19 mark to complete the hat trick.

Yogi Johnson earned the shutout in goal for Lake George with six saves.

Austin Wells stopped five shots for the Tanagers.

Lake George is 1-0, 2-0. Hartford is 0-1, 0-1.