Whitehall sports round-up, June 30, 2022

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Whitehall’s Madi Gould earns softball accolade

By Keith Harrington

The accolades continue to roll in for Whitehall softball standout Madi Gould. The New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports has named their All-State Softball Team for the 2022 season, and Gould was one of a handful of local players recognized.

Gould was named to the all-state second team for Class C, the junior having led the Railroaders to the Adirondack League title with an unbeaten regular season and the Section II Class C championship game.

Gould had an outstanding season both in the circle and at the plate in leading Whitehall to a 12-2 mark. She was voted the Adirondack League Most Valuable Player. She struck out 150 batters during the regular season and batted .575. Gould had eight home runs and 26 RBIs. She played errorless ball during the entire season.

Argyle’s Kylee Humiston was also recognized. Humiston was named to the Class D all-state first-team. Humiston, a junior catcher, helped lead the Scots to the Section II Class D crown, a state regional title and the state semifinals.

Humiston batted .545 on the season with 11 RBIs. She finished the season with three doubles and two triples.

Maddy Eldred and Kate Lindsay of Argyle were named to the Second Team in Class D.

Kayla McCauliffe of Salem was named to the Class D Third Team. Taylor Cary of Salem made the Fourth Team.

Greenwich coach Bill Curley was honored as the Class C Coach of the Year after leading the Witches to a state title in is first season at the helm of the Witches.

Greenwich pitcher Lily McCauliffe was named to the Class C First Team after pitching the Witches to the state championship. McCauliffe, a senior struck out 150 batters this season, including 20 over two games at the State Softball Tournament after returning from a rotator cuff surgery.

McCauliffe led Greenwich over Avon 5-0 in the state semifinals and Greene 4-1 in the title contest.

Other Witches recognized were Faith Ingber, who made the second team, and Kylie Allen, who was named to the third team.

Hole in one at Valley View

Greg McGoldrick of Rutland, Vermont, made a hole-in-one on hole #2 at the Valley View Golf Course in Whitehall, New York, on Sunday, June 19.

He aced the 150-yard par-3 hole with an 8 iron. Witness was Tyler Higley of Rutland.