Granville sports round-up, Jan. 12, 2023

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Granville’s Jaymie Landon (middle) won the championship at 145 pounds at the Stenglein-Davis Tournament in Colonie. (Photo courtesy of Friends of Granville Wrestling)

Jaymie Landon pins way to wrestling title

The Granville girls wrestling team competed at the Kristie Stenglein-Davis Wrestling Tournament in Colonie on Saturday, and Jaymie Landon’s performance stood out.

Landon went undefeated in the 145-pound weight class to win the tournament championship. All of Landon’s wins were by pin.

Landon is now 15-1 on the season.

“Impressive wins by Jaymie,” Granville coach Steve Palmer said. “She had to beat each of the place finishers for the championship. She not only beat them but she pinned each.”

Granville’s Kalyn Gould also wrestled well at the event. Gould came away with a second-place finish for the Golden Horde.

The event, which is named after Stenglein-Davis, a Hall of Fame women’s grappler, drew 108 female wrestlers.

AJ Landon also wrestled in Colonie in a boy’s event and came away with a title in his weight class.


Horde wrestlers lose, 47-27

The Granville wrestling team went on the road last week and fell to Warrensburg-Lake George, 47-27.

Quinn Johnson, Brandon Beaver, Antonio Landon and Brent Perry won by pin for the Golden Horde.

Johnson finished off Colton Stannard in 1:43 at 126 pounds. Beaver needed just 18 seconds to take care of Olivia LaPoint at 172 pounds.

At 189, Landon pinned Lucas French in 215. Perry needed just 48 seconds to dispose of Charles Perry at 215 pounds.

Nathan Barber won by a 6-2 decision over Colton Bell.

Warrensburg-Lake George got pins from Zachary Olden, Gavin McCabe and Keith Sonley.

Dante Corriveau won over Jaxon Torres by technical fall at 4:52.


Horde boys taste league loss, 61-56

There used to be a popular television show called “Eight is Enough.” Evidently for the Warrensburg boys basketball team, six is enough.

The Burghers had only a half dozen players available Friday night but were still able to hand Granville its first league loss of the season, 61-56.

“We had a couple of ineligibilities, a couple guys quit, unfortunately for us, but credit to the kids – it does make it a little bit difficult at times in practice, but they just work so incredibly hard,” said Warrensburg coach Mike Perrone.

The Burghers don’t have a junior varsity team so they have no players to bring up while they are shorthanded.

After one player fouled out the Burghers finished the game with only five.

Warrensburg led 20-12 after the first quarter and 34-27 at the half.

The Burghers increased their lead with a 13-4 run to begin the third to make it 47-31.

Granville cranked up its defense and scored 10 consecutive points to pull within 59-56 in the fourth, but Warrensburg held on down the stretch for the win.

“They’re tough playing only six guys – they have good players,” said Granville coach Justin Nassivera. “And they work their tails off – defensively they did a good job on us. We’ve been averaging 65, 70 points a game, and they held us in check for the first two and a half quarters. By then, to dig yourself out of a 14, 15-point hole, it’s just too late.”

Evan LaPell led Warrensburg with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Steve Schloss added 13 and Brady Cheney 11.

Caleb Nelson had 20 points for the Golden Horde. Trey Senevey chipped 12. Nathan Williams and Cody Nelson had eight points each.

Warrensburg is now 5-1, 8-2. Granville falls to 5-1, 6-3.

Earlier in the week, Granville stayed perfect in Adirondack League play, rolling over Corinth 78-30 Wednesday evening at the Granville High School gym.

Granville took control right from the start and led 51-19 at the half.

Caleb Nelson had another strong game for Granville, filling up the stat sheet with 24 points, 15 rebounds, five steals and five assists.

Cody Nelson added 22 points for the Golden Horde. Alex Torres grabbed seven rebounds and Trey Senevey added seven points, five rebounds and four steals for Granville.

Corinth was led by Kaden Wright, who scored nine points.

Granville improved to 5-0, 6-2 after the win. Corinth fell to 2-3, 2-5.


Top teams topple Granville girls

The Granville girls basketball team could not have faced a bigger challenge last week, squaring off against the Adirondack League’s elite programs in Corinth and Warrensburg.

The Golden Horde began on Tuesday with a road trip to Corinth to take on the Tomahawks and their star player Emily Dingmon. The defending league champions defeated Granville, 65-28.

Dingmon led Corinth with 26 points, seven rebounds, five steals and four assists. Alexis Crossman added 14 points, nine steals, five assists and four rebounds for the Tomahawks. Whitney Cameron chipped in eight points.

Lilly Strout had 11 points for the Golden Horde.

With the win Corinth moved to 5-0, 6-1. Granville fell to 1-3, 2-5.

Friday night Warrensburg came into the Granville High School gym and imposed its will right from the start as they rolled past a young, rebuilding Golden Horde team, 64-35, in league action.

Warrensburg jumped out to a 13-0 lead before Lauren Bascom knocked down a 3-pointer for Granville. The Burghers led 19-5 after the opening stanza.

Scott Smith’s squad led by as much as 34-5 in the third quarter and led 34-12 at the half.

To its credit, Granville never folded its tent, performing much better in the second half, outscored only 30-23 against one of the league’s top programs.

“The girls didn’t quit. In the past we’ve put our heads down,” said Granville coach Dan Brown. “I thought we moved the ball well. Once we got through that first quarter I thought we gave them a game. I’m happy with the team.”

Warrensburg had a balanced offensive attack in the contest with seven players making the box score. Kara Bacon led the Burghers with 18 points. Hope Sherman with 14 and Elli York with 10 were also in double digits. Karla Sherman chipped in nine points for Warrensburg.

Bascom paced Granville with 11 points. Paige Taylor added 10. The pair combined for six 3-pointers.

“I’m happy,” Brown said. “I changed a little bit the way I coach. There was less yelling tonight on the mistakes. They let me know that they appreciated that.”

Warrensburg is 4-2, 7-4. Granville is 1-4, 2-6.


Horde runners do well at meet

The Granville indoor track and field team competed at a Tri-County League meet at Union College recently, and the girls squad finished in 10th place with eight points.

Amber Gibbs had a solid meet for the Golden Horde, placing fourth in both the 300 meters and the 600 meters.

Cameron DeKalb was 29th in the 45-meter dash.

The Granville boys finished ninth with 28 points.

Tim Pratt placed third in the 45-meter dash. Ethan Gibbs was third in the 300 meters. Pratt was also second in the 50-meter hurdles and third in the long jump.

Carter Powell placed fifth in the 600 meters. Parker Cornwall was ninth. Cornwall was ninth and Powell tenth in the 1,000-meter run.

Cornwall was seventh in the 1,600 meters.


Horde bowlers split a pair of matches

The Granville bowling team split a pair of matches last week, defeating Lake George and falling to Corinth in Adirondack League play.

The Golden Horde slipped past Lake George 3-1 at Slate Valley Lanes in Granville.

Jackson Ketcham led Granville, bowling games of 142,166 and 118 for a 426 series. Schuyler Henry added a 422 series with games of 165,147 and 110. Josh Ketchum rolled a 389 series for Granville and Danny Dunster a 368.

For Lake George, Matthew Oravsky rolled games of 154,127 and 153 for a 434 series. Frederick Linehan had games of 146,136,122 for a 404 triple.

Corinth swept the Golden Horde 4-0 at King Pin’s Alley in South Glens Falls.

Ricky Mandigo rolled a 446 triple and Sam Hill added a 441 for the Tomahawks. Mandigo shot games of 150,126 and 170. Hill had games of 139,160,142.

Mel Bourn led the Golden Horde with a 479 series. Bourn fired games of 136,175,168.


See also “Whitehall bowlers lose two matches,” one against Granville, in the Whitehall sports round-up