Post Christmas sports featured


The week after Christmas is full of high school sports action and most of it will be within shouting distance of Granville.

After a short break the girls and boys basketball teams and wrestling team will rush toward 2011 locked in competition.

Starting Monday, Dec. 27, the girls basketball team will take the short trip up U.S. Route 4 and enter tournament competition in Whitehall.

The Granville Golden Horde girls basketball squad will face Hanover, N.H., in Whitehall for the Holiday Varsity Tournament opener with play on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 3 or 4:30 p.m.

Girls Head Coach Lance Jordan said he hopes to see the girls hitting their shots as they take on this unknown team in the tournament opener. The winner of the game advances to the final.

For the boys team the 31st Granville American Legion Tournament kicks off at Granville High School with the Golden Horde hosting Bolton, Hadley-Luzerne and Thetford (Vt.) Academy on Dec. 28.

The varsity opening round begins at 6 p.m. with Hadley-Luzerne against Thetford followed by host Granville against Bolton at 7:30 p.m.

In the championship round, the consolation game starts at 6 p.m. with the tournament final at 7:30 p.m. In the event of a weather cancelation the snow day for the tournament will be Wednesday, Dec. 30. The junior varsity contest will start at noon both days, with Granville playing at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 28.

Admission will be $3 for adults and $1 per students; all junior varsity games are $1 admission.

The Hubie Wagner Invitational Tournament, also known as the Middlebury Tournament, takes place in Middlebury, Vt., about one hour’s drive north from Granville.

Find the school at 73 Charles Ave., Middlebury, Vt. 05753-1553, for those with a GPS. The tournament lasts two days with wrestling starting at noon and expected to end by 9 p.m. The tournament includes eight teams in addition to the host school and the Golden Horde and has included Northern Adirondack, Ridgefield Conn., Vergennes, Mount Anthony, Goshen, Randolph, St. Johnsbury and Rutland. Granville is the defending team champion.

Schedule, Whitehall 

Monday, Dec. 27

3:30 p.m. Hanover, N.H. vs. Granville (girls)

5 p.m.       Poultney vs. Whitehall (girls)

Tuesday, Dec. 29, Whitehall

3:30 p.m.     Varsity Girls    Consolation

5 p.m.          Varsity Girls    Finals

Tuesday, Dec. 28, Granville

Junior varsity games at noon and 1:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, Granville

Junior varsity games at noon and 1:30 p.m.

6 p.m. consolation

7:30 p.m. final



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