Granville sports round-up, April 28, 2022

Granville loses to Hudson Falls, 3-0

By Keith Harrington

The Granville and Hudson Falls baseball teams were scheduled to face each other at historic Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but Mother Nature had other plans as she dumped a few inches of snow on the area, forcing the game to be postponed.

The game ended up being played last Thursday on the Tigers’ home diamond. Hudson Falls jumped out to an early lead and went on to blank the Golden Horde 3-0 in a non-league contest. It was the first loss of the season for Granville.

Hudson Falls plated a run in the first inning to take a 1-0 advantage and it turned out to be all the offense the Tigers would need as pitchers Connor Rogers and Xavier Schwan combined to silence the Golden Horde bats.

Rogers went 4 1/3 innings in the mound, striking out three to earn the shutout win. Schwan closed out the game, pitching 2 2/3 innings and recording four strikeouts.

The Tigers cushioned their lead with a pair of runs in the third inning and Granville could not put together a rally.

Both teams finished the game with six hits, but Hudson Falls was more productive with runners in scoring position.

Mike Sullivan, Jesse Mullis and Cody Lewis knocked in runs for the Tigers.

Caleb Nelson had a pair of hits for Granville. Alex Torres and Conner Farrell also contributed hits.

Nelson struck out six for the Golden Horde.

Granville is now 4-1 on the season. Hudson Falls is 1-5.

Hartford’s Ray Harrington (#5) received Class D All-State Boys Basketball Honorable Mention. (Photo by Nicole Arnhold)

Local players earn All-State recognition

By Keith Harrington

The New York State Sportswriters Association announced their Boys Basketball All-State team last Thursday and several local players were honored.

Jesse Kuzmich of Greenwich, Caleb Nelson of Granville, Ray Harrington of Hartford and Justin McWhorter of Argyle were all recognized.

Caleb Nelson (#23) received Class C All-State Boys Basketball Honorable Mention. (Photo by Stacie Arnhold)

Kuzmich, a senior guard, was named to the Class C Third Team. Kuzmich led the Witches to a 16-8 mark and a spot in the Section II Class CC championship game. Kuzmich averaged 18.5 points per game and was named a Wasaren League First Team All-Star.

A junior guard for Granville, Nelson received Honorable Mention All-State in Class C. Nelson averaged 21.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists a contest for the Golden Horde. He was named Co-Player of the Year for the Adirondack League.

Harrington, a junior guard for Hartford, garnered Honorable Mention in Class D. Harrington averaged 18.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the Tanagers.

Argyle senior forward McWhorter also received Class D Honorable Mention. McWhorter averaged a double-double for the Scots this year, 11.7 points and 10.7 rebounds a night. McWhorter also handed out two assists a game.

Also earning Honorable Mention from the Adirondack League in Class D was Sean Evans of North Warren.

Cameron Orr of Lake George, the Adirondack League Co-Player of the Year with Nelson, received Honorable Mention in Class C.