Granville sports round-up, May 4, 2023

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Granville’s Amber Gibbs attempts to hold off Hoosic Valley’s Sophia Squires during a race at the Blue and Gold invitational Saturday. (Photo by Keith Harrington)

Horde hosts Blue and Gold Invitational

Despite a persistent drizzle, the Granville Track and Field program hosted the first annual Blue and Gold Invitational Saturday. Hoosic Valley and Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne claimed team championships, but several local athletes logged strong performances.

In the girls meet, Hoosic Valley accumulated 117 points to earn top honors. Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne was second, Fair Haven third, Granville fourth and Whitehall fifth.

Samantha Howland of Whitehall placed first in the 100-meter dash. Kayden Beaver of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne was second. Pressley Gosselin of Whitehall was third, followed by Fair Haven’s Madison Perry.

Beaver also finished second in the 200 meters. Granville’s Natalie Morin was fourth.

Amber Gibbs of the Golden Horde won the 400-meter dash. Gibbs was also second in the 800 and 1500 meters. Sophia Squires of Hoosic Valley won both races. Ayame Merkel and Allison Rogers of Fair Haven finished fourth and fifth in the 400 meters.

Alyssa Crossman of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne was third in the 800 meters. Her teammate Rylee Dunbar was third in the 1500 meters.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Bella Craig of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne finished second. Whitehall’s Ava Stone was fourth and Granville’s Melanie Fisher fifth.

Craig also won the 400-meter hurdles. Fisher placed second.

Teagan Wright of Greenwich placed first in the 2000-meter steeplechase. Granville’s Kerri Jennings was second.

The Whitehall team of Howland, Stone, Pressley and Julia Arquette was second in the 4-by-100 relay. Hoosic Valley won the event. Corinth was third and Fair Haven fourth.

The Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne team of Crossman, Dunbar, Cooper Henke, and Allison Wylie claimed the 4-by-800 relay.

Granville’s Amber Gibbs, Ethan Gibbs, Hayden Villareal, and Madeleine Johnson finished first in the mixed 4-by-400 relay.

Fair Haven’s Holly Gannon won the high jump. Whitehall’s Howland and Gosselin were second and third.

Whitehall’s Samantha Howland completes a high jump attempt at Saturday’s Blue and Gold Invitational. (Photo by Keith Harrington)

Lilly Briggs of Fair Haven topped the field in the long jump. Merkel was second for the Slaters. Johnson of Granville placed third, Perry of Fair Haven fourth and Arquette of Whitehall fifth.

Fair Haven’s Perry won the triple jump. Whitehall’s Arquette was second.

Elizabeth Munger of Fair Haven placed third in the shot put. Granville’s Natalie Morin was fifth.

Morin was also third in the discus throw for the Golden Horde. Munger was fifth for the Slaters.

On the boys side, Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne won the team title with 143 points. Granville was second, Fair Haven third, Galway fourth and Hoosic Valley fifth.

Liam Hughes of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne won the 100-meter dash. Noah Beayon of Fair Haven was third, followed by Granville’s Ethan Gibbs and Brock Prouty.

Hughes also won the 200-meter dash. Prouty was second, Tyler Smolinski of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne third, Granville’s Trey Mason fourth and Gibbs fifth.

Emmet Mackey and Jace Netrick of Fair Haven finished third and fourth in the 400-meter dash. Paul Granger of Corinth-Hadley-Luzerne was fifth.

Asa Young of Fair Haven and Micheal Petteys of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne recorded top-five finishes in the 800 meters.

In the 1600 meters, Hunter Shanahan of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne was second. Bradley Spiezio of Greenwich was fourth and Granville’s Parker Cornwall fifth.

Quinn Johnson of the Golden Horde was fourth in the 3200-meter run. Luke Calvin of Fair Haven finished fifth.

Tim Pratt of Granville placed first in the 110-meter hurdles. Alex Wiseman of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne, Smolinski of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne and Garrett Rozell of Whitehall also placed in the top five.

Cameron Wiseman of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne finished first in the 400-meter hurdles. Rozell was fourth and Fair Haven’s Cole Oakman was fifth.

Shanahan of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne won the 300-meter steeplechase. Johnson and Cornwall were third and fourth for the Golden Horde. Ronin Gosselin of Whitehall was fifth.

The Fair Haven team of Beayon, Spaulding, Nathaniel Young and Patrick Stone finished on top of the field in the 4-by-100 relay. Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne was second and Granville third.

The Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne tandem of Shanahan, Isiah Barth, Aiden Petit, and Michael Petteys won the 4-by-800 relay. Granville placed second and Fair Haven third. Whitehall was fifth.

Tim Pratt of Granville won the high jump event. Jace Hetrick and Jack Spaulding of Fair Haven were third and fourth. Matthew Vladyka of Granville finished fifth.

Ashton Tokarski of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne won the long jump. Teammate Colby Hanna was second, Pratt was third and Spaulding fourth.

Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne claimed the top three spots in the triple jump. Hanna placed first, Alex Wiseman second and Daniel Hunt third.

Dave Doran of Fair Haven won the shot put competition. Brent Perry of Granville placed third, Kole Matta of Fair Haven fourth and Nick Powers of Granville fifth.

Aidan Chase of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne finished first in the discus throw. Spaulding, Doran, and Stone of Fair Haven placed third, fourth and fifth.

Unbeaten Horde wins two shutouts

Granville remained unbeaten on the season by blanking a couple of Adirondack League opponents on the baseball diamond.

The Golden Horde haven’t given up a run in three games and have outscored their foes 23-0 over that span.

Granville avenged a loss in last year’s Adirondack League playoffs with a 10-0 shutout of Salem-Cambridge. Cody Nelson hurled a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts for the Golden Horde. Logan Brenton and Alex Torres each went 2 for 4 with a triple for Granville. Brenton collected an RBI and Torres scored twice for the Golden Horde.

Chase Losee had the only hit for Salem-Cambridge. Stephen Yakubec had 10 strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings of work on the bump for Salem-Cambridge. Granville is 7-0, 8-0. Salem-Cambridge is 1-4, 3-7.

Earlier in the week, Granville shut out Hadley-Luzerne 4-0 in a game that was originally scheduled for the Ken Burch Complex but was switched to the Eagles’ home diamond.

Caleb Nelson earned the pitching win for the Golden Horde, going four innings and striking out 10. Collin Norton came on in relief and pitched the final three innings.

Nelson also went 3 for 3 at the plate to lead Granville. Brent Perry and Cody Nelson drove in runs for Granville. Nelson, Perry and Trey Senevey hit doubles. Granville raised its mark to 6-0, 7-0. Hadley-Luzerne slipped to 1-5, 1-8.

Granville loses to Salem, 7-2

It was a quiet week for the Granville softball team. There was no game for the Golden Horde with Hadley-Luzerne as the Eagles did not field a team this year. A game Saturday against Burr and Burton was washed away by rain.

In the one game played, Salem got a big game from Taylor Cary and defeated Granville 7-2 in Adirondack League action.

The game was tied 1-1 early as the Generals scored in the first inning and Granville drew even in the second.

Granville took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth but Salem plated four runs in the bottom of the frame for a 5-2 advantage.

The Generals tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Cary went 3 for 3 with three runs scored for the Generals.

Kayla McCauliffe and Jenna McCauliffe each drove in two runs for Salem. Kayla McCauliffe and Kady Crosier each hit doubles.

Sophia Keays earned the win in the circle, tossing a three-hitter and striking out 10.

Meagan Decker had an RBI for the Golden Horde. Raegan Swain and Jordan Chadwick also had hits for Granville.

Lauren Bascom and Ella Olsen split the pitching duties for Granville with each recording three strikeouts.

Salem is 2-2, 3-5. Granville is 3-3, 3-4.

Argyle blanks Horde in tennis

Granville was blanked by Argyle 7-0 on the tennis court last Thursday, with the Scots winning all five singles matches and both doubles matches.

Cole Schilling, Jake Durkee, Ben Randles, Conner Buck and Colvin Boucher all won in singles play for Argyle.

Schilling topped Kerri Jennings 10-0 in the #1 spot. Durkee defeated Gemma Castillo 10-1. Randles cruised past Noah Weeden 10-2. Buck shut out Kierra Rice 10-0. Boucher won by forfeit.

In doubles, Cayden McWhorter and McKenna McWhorter of Argyle topped the Golden Horde’s Kathryn Hyatt and Lily Roberts 10-0.

Gabe Burch and Luke Burch defeated Corey McMorris-Lawles and Andrew Rathbun 10-7.