Monday, Monday

It is beginning to feel a lot like Fall out there -yuck

Since i’ve started playing golf I have less and less patience for the cold weather. What helped to warm it up for everyone last week were the traditional, I think four years running can be called a tradition, games under the lights. Depsite bone-chilling temps lots of fans got out to support the Horde teams. Good hard play all around, even when a win wasn’t the end result.

Many memories from a great, but tiring, week. Here’s a poorly planned awards ceremony for the games:

Coldest night:

field hockey. I went home, turned on the heat for the first time and still piled on the blankets. A thrilling overtime game helped to take the edge off, but when the adrenaline wore off COLD, COLD, COLD.

Loudest crowd:

boys soccer, Fired up for the first night under the lights the Horde fatihful were in full throat. I think that’s what gave me goose bumps, although it could have been the temps – Brrrrrr.

Coolest ending to a game:

Tough call but the edge goes to the monsoon that washed out the second half of the girls soccer team. Lightening, wind and then lots of rain. Wet and cold the girls still celebrated – under the overhang at the Price Chopper Plaza. I got a fun shot of the teams doing the traditional line up hand shake/slap in the parking lot across from the fields.

Best electronics:

The scoreboard that was at the soccer games was AWESOME. You could see it from everywhere on the field and it was a true luxury to know how much time was left on the field. Superintendent Dan Teplesky said that was the type of board the district was looking at. What a REd Sox fan might call ‘Wicked Awesome.’

Most dissappointing:

The football team’s loss to Hoosick Falls. A game it looked like they could have won – what a bummer. Their coach said afterwards his players had a lot of respect for the Granville team, they should, the Horde took them to the wall that night.

Biggest win:

No Bout A Doubt It, the field hockey team took control of a large part of controlling thier own destiny in the playoffs. Many important things about the win including a share of the league title and potentially setting up the Horde in a bracket opposite the Witches for the sectionals, avenging a loss… Biggest in my mind is the psychological advantage of knocking off a team that had not lost in the league and already beat them once. You can’t tell me that won’t factor into a team’s thinking as they face off again and that time it could be for some kind of title.

 

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