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League softball champions will shoot for a repeat

By Jaime Thomas With a good number of seniors on the team and several coaches, the softball team is looking forward to a strong season. There are eight seniors in total with six of them returning from last year, and Coach Katie Barber said the girls are regularly making strides. “One of the strengths would […]

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‘Ace’ raises $1,200 for cancer research

Granville High School’s volleyball players are still learning about each other and about their new coach. The Horde has yet to post a victory on the court, but Saturday, the Granville players – and everyone else in the gym – were all winners. The fourth annual “Ace For The Cure” volleyball tournament raised $1,000 for […]

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Young but experienced softballers will play hard

              First-year head coach Pam Putorti doesn’t like to make predictions, but she does guarantee Whitehall’s varsity softball players will put forth their full effort. “I don’t like to make predictions and I don’t like the girls to make predictions. We’re going to go out every game and try […]

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Whitehall defeats Salem in season opener

By Bill Toscano   The voice of assistant coach Neil Hughes boomed across the field asWhitehall’s players stood minutes away from the second half of their season opener againstSalem. “You guys are not fired up,” Hughes let the players – and everyone else there – know. “If you play like that, we’re going to come […]

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Millett replaced

By Derek Liebig The Whitehall Central School varsity football team will have a new coach roaming the sidelines of Ambrose Gilligan Field next fall. The Board of Education voted Monday night to appoint assistant coach Justin Culligan as its next head coach. Culligan received five of seven votes (board members Michael Putorti and Theodore LaRose […]

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Millett out as football coach

By Bill Toscano John Millett, who has coached three generations of Whitehall Central School football players, and has won 195 games, will not be back to coach the Railroaders this fall. Millett, who has had three separate runs as head coach, said Monday that he had met with Superintendent James Watson last week and was […]

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Balanced Horde have post-season goals

First-year head softball coach Geoff Loiacono said he’s been pushing hard to get his team in shape and ready to play hard in spring 2011. They’re going to need to be ready. The Wasaren League is a tough place to play any sport. Although the team is on the young side, with only one senior, […]

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Zach Diekel wins fourth Section II title

By Bill Toscano Some wrestlers spend their entire high school careers working for a single opportunity to win a sectional title and a berth in the state tournament. Zach Diekel has done it four times, and he’s got one more varsity season left. Diekel, who is polite off the mat, spoke with definite authority as […]

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Railroaders’ future looks bright

Saturday’s Section II Class D wrestling tournament indicated the future of the Whitehall wrestling program is a bright one. The Railroaders struggled at times this year, forfeiting as many as six or seven bouts in dual matches, but the performance by their underclassmen, three of whom were champions and three others who were place-winners, gives […]

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Railroaders Can’t Stop Second Half Run

For 24 minutes, the Whitehall Railroaders had upset on their minds. The varsity football team battled to a 7-0 halftime deficit against the Cambridge Indians on Sept. 11, using a pressuring defense and two turnovers to stay within one touchdown heading into the second half. The Railroaders looked to have the Indians held to a […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]