NYVTmedia acquires Border Country Sports, to rename sports section

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Granville, New York, Aug. 4, 2021— NYVTmedia, the largest media company in Washington County, New York, and the Lakes Region of Vermont, has announced its acquisition of “Border Country Sports.” along with the redesign of the sports section of the weekly publications the Granville Sentinel and the Whitehall Times.

NYVTmedia sports reporter and creator of “Border Country Sports” Keith Harrington will continue his role as a top producer of high-quality sports articles with now expansive and more timely coverage and posting of articles from sporting events in the Lakes Region of Vermont and farther into Washington County. The weekly sports section will now be referred to as “NYVTmedia presents Keith Harrington’s Border Country Sports.”

“One of the main draws of our northern publications on a weekly basis is our in-depth and spectacular coverage of sports,” NYVTmedia publisher Mark Vinciguerra said. “Keith Harrington has established himself as the face of the sports reporting scene in Washington County and Lakes Region of Vermont, and for good reason. We are excited for the expansion of coverage, the acquisition of ‘Border Country Sports’ and future projects and stories to come.”

“I am very excited about Border Country Sports and NYVTmedia joining forces,” Harrington said. “Together, I believe we can become the leader in high school sports coverage in the New York and Vermont border area. I am grateful to Mark and the NYVTmedia staff for the opportunity.”

Harrington has been covering local high school sports for Manchester Media, now NYVT Media, since 2016. In 2020, Harrington started “Border Country Sports.” writing about high school sports along the New York/Vermont border.

Harrington has recently been tasked with interviewing high school athletes, coaches and athletic directors on-camera in association with the “NYVTmedia Sports Show with Keith Harrington sponsored by Greenwich Ford” produced, edited and recorded by NYVTmedia senior reporter Austin Crosier.

“In the time I’ve been associated with NYVTmedia and having played sports for 17 years prior to coming on board, I have not seen an individual in the field of sports as sought out for coverage or interviews as Keith is,” Crosier said. “Keith is the personification of connecting with the source of his interview, generating a relatable conversation for the reader or viewer to connect with and always has a story to share. I’m very proud of this merger and psyched to continue working directly with Keith.”

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NYVTmedia, formerly known as Manchester Newspapers, produces weekly newspapers, social media, specialty publications and NYVTmedia.com.

Titles include the “Whitehall Times,” the “Granville Sentinel,” the “North Country FreePress” and the “Lakes Region FreePress” — delivered to more than 34,000 households primarily in Washington County, New York, and Rutland County, Vermont.

Keith Harrington has covered local sports for over 35 years. He began his career as the play-by-play announcer for Lakes Region Radio Sports. Harrington remained one of the play-by -play announcers and a sportswriter for the station until 2020. He is the former part-owner of Adirondack SportsNet. Harrington is also one of the voices of Williams College athletics for the Northeast Sports Network where he calls men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, softball and baseball.

Harrington has called hundreds of high school sporting events, including several Vermont State Championship games. He has also been the play-by- play voice for several NCAA Division III NCAA Tournament soccer, basketball and hockey games, along with many NESCAC and NAC playoff games and Final Fours. One of the highlights of his sports broadcasting career was calling the play-by-play of the annual Vermont/New Hampshire Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game.

He has also been a teacher at Poultney Elementary School for 27 years. Harrington lives in Hartford, NY with his wife Cathy, son Terrance and yellow lab Chloe.