Granville competes in two track meets
By Keith Harrington
The Granville track and field team began the season by participating in a pair of events, competing in the Wasaren League Early Season meet at Hoosic Valley and facing Lake George in an Adirondack League dual meet.
At Hoosic Valley, the meet consisted of teams from both the Wasaren and Adirondack Leagues and several Granville athletes enjoyed success.
On the girls side, senior Nicole Arnhold had the best showing for Granville, placing first in the long jump and second in the triple jump. Laura Arnhold was sixth in the long jump.
Amber Gibbs had a strong showing with a third-place finish in the 1500 meters.
Natalie Morin was eighth in the shot put for the Golden Horde.
Laura Arnhold placed 12th in the 100-meter dash. Nicole Arnhold was 14th in the 200-meter dash.
Madeleine Johnson placed fourth in the 400 meters, while Natalie Morin was 10th and Laura Arnhold 13th.
On the boys side, Ethan Gibbs was fifth in the 400 meters. He was also 15th in the 100-meter dash and 14th in the 200 meters.
Tristen Teer was eighth in the 400 meters and Carter Powell ninth.
Teer and Powell were 13th and 16th respectively in the 800 meters.
Quinn Johnson placed 14th in the 1600 meters. Powell was 16th.
Matt Pietryka was seventh in the 3200 meters.
Tim Pratt finished second in the 110-meter hurdles. Pratt was also third in the long jump. Brock Prouty was ninth in the long jump and Colin Valastro 10th.
Quinlan Fitzpatrick had a strong showing in the throwing events. Fitzpatrick was third in the discus throw and fifth in the shot put.
Last Tuesday Granville met Lake George in a dual meet. The Golden Horde girls fell to the Warriors 100-33. Lake George won the boys meet 96-39.
On the girls side, Nicole Arnhold and Ashley Pratt were fourth and fifth in the 100-meters.
Johnson finished second in the 200-meters. Morin was fourth and Laura Arnhold fifth. Johnson was also second in the 400-meters.
Amber Gibbs won both the 1500 and 3000-meter events.
Alexa Weaver was second in the 100-meter hurdles.
Nicole Arnhold was first in the long jump and second in the triple jump.
Morin placed second in the discus throw and third in the shot put.
In the boys meet, Ethan Gibbs, Alex Torres and Prouty were second, third and fourth in the 100-meters. Gibbs was fourth in the 200-meters followed by Torres in the fifth.
Gibbs and Powell were fourth and fifth in the 400-meters. Teer and Powell finished third and fourth in the 800-meters.
In the 1600 meters Quinn Johnson was fourth and Pietryka fifth. Johnson won the 3200-meter event, with Pietryka finishing fourth.
Tim Pratt placed first in the 100-meter hurdles, with Pietryka finishing fourth in the 400-meter hurdles.
Pratt won both the high jump and long jump. Alex Torres was third and Jaxon Torres fourth in the long jump. Valastro and Prouty were fifth and sixth.
Fitzpatrick placed first in both the shot put and distance throw.
Horde suffers loss in tennis
By Keith Harrington
Granville took to the tennis courts last week for just one non-league match at home against Johnsburg. The Jaguars claimed a 6-0 victory.
Johnsburg swept the singles matches, winning four on the courts and one by forfeit. At the number one spot, Johnsburg’s Gabe Powers defeated Gemma Castillo, 10-2.
Eli Morin cruised past Bella Ricketts, 10-1, Gage Morris topped Laura Arnhold, 10-1, and Clay Morin defeated Ana Koutrakos, 10-2.
Francis Volcheck picked up a singles win for the Jaguars via forfeit.
In the lone doubles match, Johnsburg’s Evin Morehouse and Cole Sears got past Kerri Jennings and Aspen Williams, 10-3.
Johnsburg is 2-3, 2-3. Granville is 0-4 on the season.
Granville improves to 3-0 in softball
By Keith Harrington
It was a quiet week for the Granville softball team as it played only once thanks to a rainout of a scheduled non-league game.
Last Monday Granville jumped out to an 11-1 lead after two innings and went on to ease past North Warren 20-7 in Adirondack League softball. The Golden Horde pounded out 17 hits.
Granville scored three runs in the first inning then exploded for 10 in the second to take an 11-0 advantage.
Trailing 12-1, North Warren scored five times in the fourth to cut their deficit to 12-6 and make it interesting, but the Golden Horde dashed any hopes of a Cougars comeback by tacking on seven runs in the sixth.
Lilly Strout had a huge game at the plate, hitting 4 for 5 with a double and triple and scoring four runs.
Reagan Swain blasted a three-run homer for the Golden Horde. Swain also doubled. Jordan Chadwick smacked two doubles.
Lauren Bascom earned the win in the circle for Granville. Rachel Beaver came on to relieve Bascom and also pitched well.
Nicole Buckman had a strong game for the Cougars.
Granville is 3-0, 3-0. North Warren is 0-4, 0-5.
Horde tops North Warren to go to 4-0
By Keith Harrington
Granville made the long haul to Chestertown worthwhile as they rolled over North Warren 11-1 in Adirondack League baseball action last week.
The Golden Horde received a stellar pitching performance from Collin Norton, who went five innings, striking out six and walking one while giving up just three hits.
North Warren got off to a promising start as the team searched for their first victory of the season. The Cougars held Granville scoreless in the top of the first and plated their lone run in the bottom of the frame to take a 1-0 lead.
Granville only needed two innings to score their runs, and they were big innings. The Golden Horde took the lead in the third by scoring six runs off North Warren starter Connor Jennings.
Granville struck for five more runs in the fourth and the Cougars could not respond.
Norton helped his own cause at the plate, going 1 for 2 with two RBIs.
RJ Monger was 2 for 3 and drove in two runs for the Golden Horde. Logan Harrington had two RBIs. Connor Farrell contributed a double for Granville.
Tommy Conway was 2 for 2 with a double for North Warren. Jennings added a hit and an RBI.
Granville is 4-0, 4-0 on the season. North Warren is 0-5, 0-5.