Hartford sports round-up, Oct. 7, 2021

Hartford sports round-up, Oct. 7, 2021
The Hartford cross-country team hosted its first-ever home meet last week on the school’s new 2.8-mile course. (Photo by Keith Harrington)

Reynolds wins Hartford cross country

By Keith Harrington

Last Tuesday was a memorable day for Hartford senior Logan Reynolds, who etched his name in the Hartford Central School record books. Only one student-athlete can be the first winner on the Tanagers’ new challenging 2.8-mile home course, and that will always be Reynolds.

Reynolds celebrated his Senior Night by outdueling Corinth’s Hayden Sirchia to the finish line by a fraction of a second, setting the initial course record in Hartford’s first-ever cross country meet.

Reynolds, who does double duty on the Tanagers’ soccer team where he also plays a key role, stayed just off the pace of Sirchia before taking control late in the race.

Both Reynolds and Sirchia recorded times of 19:17. Corinth’s Paul Granger was third with a 19:58.

The Tomahawks had a strong day in the boys race as well, topping Hartford 24-31 and defeating an incomplete Argyle team. Hartford slipped past Argyle 15-incomplete.

On the girls side Argyle’s Alyssa Freeguard dominated the field, finishing with a time of 22:07 to set a course record. Rylee Dunbar of Corinth was second with a time of 22:41. Hartford’s Brynn Tyler was third with a 23:42.

Argyle defeated both Hartford and Corinth 15-incomplete in the girl’s event.

Rounding out the top 10 for the boys were: 4. Bryton Mandigo (Hartford) 5. Ashton Tokarski (Corinth) 6. Jacob Durkee (Argyle) 7. Lucas Kingsley (Argyle) 8. Jack Martina (Corinth) 9. Hongxu Qian (Hartford) 10. Dan Perkins (Corinth).

Concluding the girls top 10 were: 4. Erica Sialunski (Argyle) 5. Sage Frank (Argyle) 6. Carlie Depew (Argyle) 7. Jillian Richards (Corinth) 8. Gabrielle McFarren (Hartford) 9. McKenzie Johnson (Hartford) 27:50 10. Mackenzie Heller (Argyle) 31:21.


Hartford loses two in volleyball

By Keith Harrington

The Hartford volleyball team entered last week unbeaten in Adirondack League play and the most challenging part of the schedule was ahead of them. Hartford challenged perennial league powerhouses Argyle and Lake George in back-to-back contests and suffered their first two losses of the season.

Against Argyle on Monday the Scots swept the Tanagers 3-0. Set scores were 25-20, 25-23 and 25-15.

Katie Lindsey led Argyle with 15 assists and five kills. Lilly Kingsley added eight digs. Kylie Ricciardelli had two kills and two blocks. Skylar McDougal had two digs, four kills and two blocks. Lillirose Prevost contributed five kills, Julia Bolio three digs and Kylee Humiston four digs.

Sarah Monroe had a strong match for Hartford with 18 digs and seven kills. Gabbie McFarren had 17 digs and Karlee Nims 11 kills. Izzy Fench chipped in 15 assists.

Argyle was 5-1, 6-1 after the win. Hartford slid to 5-1, 6-1.

On Wednesday night at Lake George, Hartford got off to a promising start against the undefeated Warriors but Lake George won the final three sets to rally for the win. Set scores 21-25, 25-11, 25-11, 25-16.

Maddie Burke led Lake George with 16 digs, 15 service points and eight aces. Ella Fox contributed 16 digs, nine kills, nine service points and one ace. Shannon Starratt added 17 service points, five kills, five digs and five aces. Olivia Gates had 10 kills, five digs and eight service points. Evie Burke chipped in eight kills and seven service points.

 McFarren paced the Tanagers with 15 digs, 14 service points and four aces. French had 13 assists, seven digs and three blocks. Monroe added 12 kills and five digs.  Nims had seven kills and two blocks.

Lake George is 5-0, 6-0. Hartford is 5-2, 6-2.

On Friday Hartford bounced back from the two losses with a 3-0 win over Corinth on their home court.

Set scores were 25-11,25-12 and 25-19.

 Monroe had nine kills and three digs for the Tanagers. Cassie Wade had a strong match with 16 assists. Mary Sutliff contributed 12 service points, two aces and two digs, while Nims had six kills and two blocks. McFarren had eight service points and six digs.

Desiree Carlene led the Tomahawks with five service points, three aces, three kills and four assists. Erin Ward added four digs. Teagan Grady chipped in three service points and three digs.

Hartford is now 6-2, 7-2. Corinth is 1-7, 1-9.