Rambling and not the good kind like in a country song

What’s new?

 

 

I’m hearing from Haynes house of Hope founders committee member Lila Myer that the ticket for the HHoH Sweetheart dinner dance are moving pretty well with 100 couple already reserving tickets.

 

The more the merrier as the Forum holds about twice that.

 

They’re printing more if you’re thinking about it. It sounds like fun and there’s plenty of room for more people. The best thing about it, the money raised goes to support the Haynes House.

 

Speaking of… their first resident is transitioning smoothly. And HH personel report being excited and all other sorts of emotions at getting a chacne to do what it is the HHoH is there to do.

An occupied house also needs donations to continue to operate. Food and volunteers are the big two, but I’m sure they’d appreciate cash as well.

 

 

 

Granville did well at the C’s this weekend coming in second to a top-to-bottom strong Corinth team. Walter Foster got caught wrestling and had to settle for a second place at 285 against a Mechanicville wrestler.

He had the guy beat but got hit with a stalling call. If anything they could have gone both ways but it looked like a typical 285 bout to me. Pressing at the end of the match, it was tied headed to overtime, Foster ended up on the bottom when going on the offensive with seconds left. Things move pretty quickly on the mat so it’s easy to second guess those split second judgment calls – I wonder if refs watch tape to try to get better?

 

The Refs got an earful from the coaches and the crowd in a few matches during the Cs and had many complaining, but when the stakes are that high it would be weird if everyone was happy.

 

Stalling is always a subject of debate at the tournaments and certain teams are notorious for it, like they have a part of practice about how to stall and get away with it. It seems to be one of those things that ‘other’ team is always guilty of.

 

Stalling, or the lack of, figured into the match of Sarah Anderson from Schuylerville who somehow managed to avoid a stalling call and eked out the tightest of matches against a Corinth wrestler. There were actual boos at the end of the match with some of the fans thinking Anderson had not done enough wrestling to win the tight 3-2 bout.

She was apparently injured during the first period and managed to hold off her opponent for the rest of the match.

Impressive or passive?

That’s the call the guys in black and white have to make in a split second, not easy at all.

Lots of chatter afterwards with people wondering if the 32-0 senior got a pass to reach 33-0 – or was it sours grapes from the visiting Corinth fans who expected to see their guy, a talented wrestler in his own right, knock of the state finalist.

That’s actually one of the great things about wrestling.

No two people will view a bout the same way and every evaluation is heavily subjective. It’s hard for people to be objective is a sport that evokes so much passion.

 

 

A wrestler from Maple Hill who was taken from the tournament on a stretcher should be ok. I understand he was taken to Glens Falls Hospital as a precaution because it was a neck injury.

 

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