Hartford sports round-up, Oct. 6, 2022

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The Hartford soccer team celebrates with ‘The Jug’ after defeating Argyle in their annual rivalry game. (Photo by Jodie Baker)

Hartford tops Argyle, wins ‘Jug’

By Keith Harrington

It was a packed house at Hartford Central School for the annual Jug Game between the Tanagers boys soccer team and age-old rival Argyle. The Hartford fans who came out in droves didn’t go away disappointed as their team earned a 3-1 victory to retain “The Jug.”

Cody Baker scored twice and Ryan Morrow also found the back of the net for the Tanagers.

Morrow scored on the rebound of a Nate Fiske shot to give Hartford a 1-0 lead with 5:37 left in the first half.

The Scots managed to equalize when Conner Buck scored on a penalty kick early in the second half.

Hartford regained the lead when Baker scored his first goal of the night off an assist from Ray Harrington on a throw-in.

Baker iced the game for the Tanagers with a goal off a helper from Aiden Swezey.

Austin Wells had five saves in goal for Hartford.

Andrew Fish stopped nine shots for the Scots.

The Jug will now make its home in Hartford for the next year until the two squads put it on the line again.

The win improved Hartford’s record to 4-2, 6-2. Argyle is 5-4, 5-5.

Last Tuesday Hartford made the long trek to Doane Stuart worth the effort as the team cruised to a 7-0 win a non-league game.

Nate Fiske continued his hot scoring pace with four goals for the Tanagers.

Aidan Shaw scored his first varsity goal for Hartford. Ryan Morrow and Brandon Benson also scored.

Drake Stewart had three assists.

Austin Wells recorded the shutout in goal.

Hartford was 5-2 after the win. Doane Stuart is 0-7.


Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne wins races

By Keith Harrington

Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne hosted Hartford and Argyle in a three-team Adirondack League cross country meet on Tuesday and swept both the Tanagers and the Scots on the boys and girls side.

The Hartford boys topped the incomplete Argyle team. Both the Tanagers and Scots girls teams were incomplete.

Noah Springer of Corinth Hadley-Luzerne won the boys race with a time of 17:30.

Hartford’s Brynn Tyler rolled to victory in the girls race with a time of 18:52.

Lily Stokowski recorded a time of 24:33 for the Tanagers.

For the Hartford boys Bryton Mandigo was the highest finisher, crossing the line fourth with a time of 18:34.

Hongxu Qian placed fifth with a time of 18:46, a new personal record of 6:57 per mile.

Hunter LaCross finished seventh with a 20:26.

On Saturday Hartford challenged a very talented field at the Grout Invitational at Central Park in Schenectady.

Mandigo seems to be finding his form after a slow start to the season due to an injury. Mandigo finished with a mark of 17:56.79. Qian finished with a time of 18:24.38. It was a personal record for the second straight race for Qian who averaged a 6:41 mile.

Hunter LaCross had a 18:43.90 for the Tanagers.

Hartford’s only runner in the girls race, Lily Stokowski, finished with a time of 23:51.81.


Hartford rolls to 3 wins in volleyball

By Keith Harrington

The Hartford volleyball team had an active week with three matches and luckily for the Tanagers all three were at home at the Ella Colvin Gym. Unfazed by the hectic schedule, Hartford won all three matches.

On Wednesday evening the Tanagers cruised past Hadley-Luzerne 3-0 in Adirondack League play. Set scores were 25-19, 25-16, 25-18.

Soleia Lamoureux served up eight aces and Addison Potts added five aces for the Tanagers.

Raeghan Liebig added five kills for Hartford.

Jordanna Kenny led the Eagles with three aces and three blocks. Jihanna Baker and Jenna Shannon added two aces apiece.

Hartford was 4-3, 4-4 after the victory. Hadley-Luzerne fell to 2-5, 2-7.

On Thursday, Hartford earned a non-league win, blanking Cambridge 3-0. Set scores were 25-16, 15-14, 25-19.

Olivia Lindridge led the Tanagers with five aces and five kills. Cassie Wade contributed 15 assists. Liebig had six kills.

Gabby Fazioli led Cambridge with six points, two aces and two kills. MaryKate Lebarron had three assists, two aces and a kill.

Hartford improved to 5-4 on the season.

On Friday night, Hartford returned to Adirondack League play, defeating Fort Edward 3-0. Set scores were 25-18, 25-21 and 25-8.

Potts finished with six kills and a block to lead the Tanagers.

Liebig contributed seven digs, five kills and a block. Lamoureux chipped in eight digs.

Lynelle Colvin had four kills and 10 digs for the Flying Forts. Haley Saunders added 10 digs, two kills and an ace. Natalie Durkee had eight digs, seven assists, three kills and three aces.

Hartford is now 5-3, 6-4. Fort Edward is 3-4, 3-4.