Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I’m Keith Harrington.
Tanager’s Ride Comes to an End
It’s been a great ride for the Hartford soccer team. The Tanagers won the Adirondack League East Division title, claimed the Milk Jug with a victory over rival Argyle-Fort Edward, played in the league championship game, and advanced to the Section II Class D final. All after starting the season 0-3. Certainly, a season to be proud of.
Saturday evening at Queensbury High School Hartford ran into a juggernaut as they saw their season come to an end at the hands of defending Class D champion Loudonville Christian 8-1.
The Tanagers knew coming in that Loudonville Christian would present a serious challenge. The Eagles came into the contest scoring 90 goals on the season for an average of a little over six tallies per game. They feature 100-goal career scorer Ethan Quadrini.
The Eagles were as good as advertised. Loudonville Christian led 3-0 at halftime and pulled away over the final 40 minutes to earn the plaque.
Quadrini led the Eagles with three goals and three assists.
Ben Hoffman and Ethan Bodnaruk hit the back of the net twice each for Loudonville Christian. Jack Bibighaus also scored a goal.
Nate Fiske scored the lone Hartford goal on an assist from Bryton Mandigo.
Austin Wells played well in goal for the Tanagers.
Hartford finishes the season 11-7-1.
Cambridge-Salem Blanks Green Tech
Cambridge-Salem blanked Green Tech 42-0 in a Section II football crossover game on Saturday.
Quarterback Stephen Yakubec had a big day for Cambridge-Salem. Yakubec tossed four touchdown passes and finished with 89 yards through the air.
Yakubec threw two scoring passes to Baxter Mattson and one each to Brayton Cary and Isaiah Lohret.
Kolin Rowland led Cambridge-Salem on the ground with 81 yards on 11 carries. Brice Burr rushed for 60 yards on eight carries.
Cambridge-Salem is now 5-4 and will meet Warrensburg-Lake George in the Class D semifinals next weekend.
Fair Haven Falls in Overtime
The Fair Haven boys soccer team saw their season come to an end with a 1-0 overtime loss to Randolph in the Division II quarterfinals.
Henry Rosalbo scored the game-winner for the Galloping Ghosts in the extra session.
Noah Woodbury did his best to keep the Slaters in the contest with seven saves in goal.
Fair Haven closes the season 6-6-1.
Greenwich Rolls Over Hudson Falls in Crossover Game
Greenwich earned an impressive win, rolling over Hudson Falls 68-14 in a Section II football crossover game.
The Witches led 16-0 after a quarter and 38-0 at the half.
Ryan Ingber rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Witches. Ingber scored on runs of 49, 46, and 19 yards.
Ingber also connected with Jack Saunders on a 16-yard touchdown pass.
Matt Conlin added 127 yards on 10 carries, including an 80-yard touchdown run. Conlin also returned an interception 82 yards for a score.
Jayden White returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for a Greenwich touchdown and added a 40-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Kaden Bentley chipped in a 6-yard touchdown run.
Quarterback Will Coon scored both touchdowns for Hudson Falls.
Greenwich improved to 5-4. Greenwich dropped to 1-8.
Photo Credit-Ruth Whitney