Whitehall sports round-up, Sept. 30, 2021

Whitehall golfers have winning week

By Keith Harrington

Last week was a banner week on the links for the Whitehall golf team, who remained unbeaten and established themselves as serious contenders in the Adirondack League championship race by sweeping three matches.

Whitehall edged previously unbeaten Granville and defeated perennial contender Lake George. The Railroaders also topped Fort Ann-Hartford and Fort Edward.

Against Lake George Whitehall won 4-1 at Skene Valley Country Club.

Tyler Brooks, Jacob Whiting, Cameron Ellis and Logan Terry all recorded match wins for the Railroaders. Zachary Bruno won the only match for the Warriors.

Bruno shot a 41 to earn medalist honors.

Whitehall moved to 2-0 with the win. Lake George was 3-3 after the loss.

The Railroaders then defeated Fort Edward 4 ½-1/2 in a match also contested at Skene Valley. John Twyman, Brooks, Whiting and Terry all won their matches. Ellis tied Calvin Boucher of the Flying Forts.

Twyman was the medalist with a score of 49.

Whitehall was 3-0 after the win. Fort Edward is 2-5.

The match against Granville at Skene Valley was a thriller, coming right down to the final strokes. In the end Whitehall had handed the Golden Horde a 3-2 loss.

Andrew Rathbun and Logan Harrington won matches at the number one and two sports for the Golden Horde. Whiting, Ellis and Terry all were victorious in their matches to rally the Railroaders for the win.

Whiting was the medalist with a score of 43.

Whitehall raised its mark to 4-0 with the win. Granville fell to 6-1.

Finally, Whitehall closed the busy week with a 4-1 win over Fort Ann-Hartford, once again on their home links.

Mason Forbes picked up a win for Fort Ann-Hartford in the number one spot, but it was all Railroaders after that. Brooks, Whiting, Ellis and Terry all notched wins for Whitehall.

Forbes earned medalist honors with by shooting a 43.

Whitehall rounded out the week 5-0. Hartford is now 1-6.

Whitehall girls suffer loss in OT

By Keith Harrington

Whitehall’s girls soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss to a solid Corinth team last Tuesday, Sept. 21, playing the Tomahawks scoreless through 80 minutes of regulation and the early portion of overtime before Corinth scored in an Adirondack League match on the Railroaders’ home pitch.

Goalies Dory Gosselin of Whitehall and Corinth’s Lorelei Peterson and the defenses in front of them stole the show during regulation. Both did an outstanding job of keeping the offenses off the board.

Corinth finally broke through with 6:43 remaining in overtime. The Tomahawks’ Alyssa Crossman dribbled past a Whitehall defender and crossed to Idalia Willett, who hit the ball into the net for what turned out to be the game-winning goal.

Peterson recorded her third shutout in her first varsity season in goal for Corinth.

Gosselin had another stellar effort for the Railroaders, finishing with 10 saves.

Corinth raised its mark to 3-1-1, 4-1-1. Whitehall dropped to 2-3, 2-4.

Later in the week Whitehall traveled to Bolton and ran into a buzzsaw of a Bolton-Warrensburg team. The Eagles clung to a 2-0 lead at the half but exploded for five second-half goals to pull away for a 7-0 Adirondack League win.

Kara Bacon scored a pair of first-half goals for Bolton-Warrensburg, with assists by Ella Moskov and Ila Hubert.

Moskov scored two goals in the second half and Gabby Mowery, Karla Sherman and Elli York also connected with the net in the final 40 minutes.

Hope Sherman earned the shutout in goal with two saves. Gosselin had 12 saves for the Railroaders.

Bolton-Warrensburg is 5-0, 7-0-1. Whitehall is 2-4, 2-5.

3 teams compete in cross country

By Keith Harrington

The Granville/Whitehall cross country team competed last Tuesday, Sept 21, in a three-team meet with Corinth and Warrensburg. The race was held over the 2.7-mile Corinth course.

Corinth ran past the Granville/Whitehall boys team, 21-34. Granville/Whitehall came back to top Warrensburg 15 to incomplete as the Burgers didn’t have the five runners needed to be scored as a team.

Hayden Sirchia of Corinth took the win in the boys race with a 16:18.

Quinn Johnson was the highest Granville/Whitehall finisher in fifth place with a 17:44. Matt Pietryka was ninth with a 19:05.

On the girls side Granville-Whitehall and Warrensburg both had incomplete teams, allowing Corinth to sweep the event. Granville/Whitehall did, however, have some individual success.

Amber Gibbs finished on top of the girls field with a time of 20:12. Gibbs outran Corinth’s Jillian Richards who was second with a time of 21:34.

Granville/Whitehall’s Natalie Moran finished fifth at 26 minutes even. Cammi Dekalb was sixth with a 33:04.