Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I’m Keith Harrington.
Gibbs, Olden Named ADK Cross Country Most Valuable Runners
A pair of champions were named the Adirondack League Most Valuable Runners at the league championship meet last week at Queensbury High School.
Granville-Whitehall senior Amber Gibbs was named the Most Valuable runner on the girls’ side. Gibbs won her second straight Adirondack League title on Friday and will look to qualify for a return trip to the New York State meet at the sectionals on Saturday.
Warrensburg senior Brody Olden earned the Most Valuable Runner designation for the boys. Olden has also won consecutive crowns and is the first runner for the Burghers to have ever qualified for the state meet.
Also named to the boys’ first team were Lake George’s Jason Ludlow, Sam Burns, and Brendan Battersea-Manna; Granville-Whitehall’s Hayden Villarreal and Carter Powell; Hartford’s Bryton Mandigo; and Makaio Potts of Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne.
Selected to the second team were Lake George’s Caden Willett, Cameron Hoffis, and Liam Linehan; North Warren-Johnsburg’s Ayden Higgins; Granville-Whitehall’s Cameron Rathbun and Parker Cornwall, and Argyle’s Jake Durkee.
Named to the Adirondack League girls’ first team were Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne’s Samantha Savage and Haley Potavin; Lake George’s Taylor Syvertsen, Molly Meehan and Layla Johnston; Argyle’s Carlie Depew; and Raegan Morris of North Warren/Johnsburg.
The girls’ second team selections were NW-J’s Kara Tucker, C/H-L’s Cooper Henke, and Argyle’s Erica Siaulnski.
Slaters Fall in Division III Semis
The Fair Haven girls soccer team saw their season come to an end at the hands of Stowe, falling to the Raiders 3-1 at LaPlaca Field.
No. 5 Stowe also eliminated the Slaters in last year’s state final in overtime.
Stowe led 3-0 at the half and held off Fair Haven the rest of the way.
Sophomore Ava Buczek gave Stowe a 1-0 lead on a corner kick from Mena Spaulding in the 10th minute.
Sarah Hailey made it 3-0 Raiders with a pair of first half goals. Buczek assisted on the first Hailey goal.
Elizabeth Love scored to close the Slaters within 3-1 in the second half but they couldn’t get any closer.
Goalie Tanner Gregory recorded 13 saves for Stowe. Kate Hadwen stopped 15 shots for Fair Haven.
Fair Haven ends the season 12-3.
Stowe will face No. 3 Windsor in the state championship game Friday at 4:30 p.m. at South Burlington.
Arlington Defeats Westside in Division IV Semifinals
Arlington advanced to the Division IV state championship game with a 1-0 semifinal victory West Rutland on Tuesday.
Taylor Watkins passed to high-scoring Sidney Herrington who scored the only go of the game in the 60th minute to give the Eagles the victory and punch their ticket to the title game.
Golden Horde goalie Bella Combs was outstanding in goal, doing her best to keep her team in the contest.
Arlington is 15-1 and will take on Leland & Gray in the state championship game.
West Rutland finishes 12-5.