Granville sports round-up, Dec. 8, 2022

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The Granville girls basketball listens to instructions from coach Dan Brown during their season opener at Hadley-Luzerne. (Photo by Kim Bascom)

Horde girls lose basketball opener, 63-38

By Keith Harrington

The Granville girls basketball team ushered in the Dan Brown coaching era Friday night, falling to a talented Hadley-Luzerne squad, 63-38, in Adirondack League play.

The first game was supposed to be on Dec. 5 against Salem, but this game was rescheduled forcing the Golden Horde to open up a few days earlier.

The Golden Horde was in the game at halftime, trailing just 28-24, but a 23-point third quarter allowed the Eagles to pull away.

Jordanna Kenny and Madison Lent dominated the paint for Hadley-Luzerne. Granville had no answer to the tandem, according to Brown.

“Both players dominated the interior,” Brown said. “We need to get our defense going.”

Kenny and Lent both finished with 22 points in the contest.

Kenny produced a double-double with 11 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks to go with her points on the scoresheet. Lent also contributed eight boards and six steals.

“We gave them three or four chances by allowing them to get a zillion offensive rebounds,” Brown added.

Freshman Ella Olsen in her first varsity game led the Golden Horde with 12 points. Lauren Bascom added nine points on a trio of 3-pointers.

Granville, Hadley-Luzerne tie in bowling

By Keith Harrington

The Granville bowling team earned a 2-2 tie with Hadley-Luzerne in Adirondack League action Thursday at Lanes and Games in Lake George.

Matt Getty rolled a 412 series to lead the Golden Horde with games of 140, 128 and 144.

Jackson Ketchum added a 384 triple with games of 147, 116 and 121.

Hadley-Luzerne was led by Adam Bernash with a 415 series, bowling games of 102, 154 and 159.

Garrett Carlton added a 384 series with games of 112, 128 and 144.

Granville is now 0-1-1.

On Tuesday the Golden Horde opened the season with a 4-0 loss to Corinth in an Adirondack League match at Slate Valley Lanes in Granville.

Randy Mandigo had a strong match for the Tomahawks, rolling games of 152, 152 and 148 for a 448 series.

Granville’s Melanie Bourn was the high bowler in the match. Bourn had a high game of 182 and finished with a 462 triple. She also had games of 155 and 120.

Gavyn Randall added a 420 series for Corinth, bowling games of 142, 138 and 140.

Josh Ketchum finished with games of 127, 105 and 122 for a 354 triple.

Corinth was 1-0 after the match. Granville fell to 0-1.

Horde wrestlers open with victory

By Keith Harrington

The Granville wrestling team opened the season with a 40-33 win over Mechanicville-Stillwater Thursday evening.

Quinn Johnson (126), Nick Crum (132), Nathan Barber (138), Jaxon Torres (145), Scott Whitman (152) and Brent Perry (215) all picked up victories by pin for the Golden Horde.

Perry, the defending sectional champion and state tournament participant, pinned Codee Edwards in 37 seconds for the Golden Horde.

Johnson pinned Decker Carpenter in 1:48. Crum pinned Kaleb Lazzeroni in just 38 seconds. Barber disposed of Talon Dane in only 45 seconds. Torres pinned Connor Reedy in 1:26. Wittman needed just 1:49 to pin Jeff Vautrin.

Kaiden Turrine won for Granville by an 18-6 decision over Charlie Weiss at 160 pounds.

Luke Schirmacher (172) and Lee Scoville (285) won by pin for Mechanicville-Stillwater.

Granville is 1-0. Mechanicville-Stillwater is 0-1.

Granville’s Lilly Strout was named an Adirondack League second team all-star in volleyball. (Photo by Stacie Arnhold)

Volleyball league all-stars announced

By Keith Harrington

The Adirondack League has a policy of not releasing their all-stars to the media until every team in the league is done playing for the season. Thanks to Lake George, that wait was quite long this year. It was worth the wait for the Warriors, though, as they dominated selections to the volleyball all-stars team.

Lake George won the Adirondack League title, the Section II Class D crown, a regional championship and earned a trip to the state semifinals. Five Warriors were recognized by league coaches.

Maddie Burke of Lake George was named the Adirondack League Most Valuable Player.

Shannon Starratt and Evie Burke were also named to the first team for the Warriors.

Cayla Stone and Grace York represent Lake George on the second team.

Other players named to the first team were Kylee Humiston and Carrie Humiston of Argyle, Raeghan Liebig of Hartford, Desiree Neville of Corinth and Jordanna Kenney of Hadley-Luzerne.

Granville was represented on the team by Lilly Strout who was named to the second team.

Here is the entire list of Adirondack League volleyball all-stars for 2022.


  • Maddie Burke (Lake George)

First team

  • Shannon Starratt (Lake George)
  • Evie Burke (Lake George)
  • Kylee Humiston (Argyle)
  • Carrie Humiston (Argyle)
  • Desiree Neville (Corinth)
  • Jordanna Kenney (Hadley-Luzerne)
  • Raeghan Liebig (Hartford)

Second team

  • Cayla Stone (Lake George)
  • Grace York (Lake George)
  • Emilie Wood (Argyle)
  • Raegan Humiston (Argyle)
  • Erin Ward (Corinth)
  • Natalie Durkee (Fort Edward)
  • Lilly Strout (Granville)