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Declining participation threatens sports

By Jaime Thomas The Granville soccer team has only four experienced players returning this fall. The field hockey team might be limited to varsity only. Pee wee wrestling enrollment dropped by a third, and Little League was wont for players as well. Across the region, schools are looking at combining their athletic programs to stay […]

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Vegas Gold trumps Gold

By Jaime Thomas Just when everyone in Granville thought the debate about school colors was over and done with, it once again came to light. Head Football Coach Mario Torres gave a history lesson to those in attendance at a board of education meeting Monday night about the roots of the blue and gold. He […]

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Board approves merger of wrestling teams

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Whitehall and Fort Ann’s wrestling teams will be one and the same. The Whitehall Board of Education formally approved a request from Fort Ann officials to consolidate the wrestling programs beginning next season. The merger will occur on a one-year trial basis and administrators from both schools will meet and evaluate the arrangement after next […]

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Hall of Famer

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A local coaching legend who racked up nearly 200 wins over the course of five decades is part of the Capital District Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s fourth annual Capital Region Football Hall of Fame induction class. John Millett was among two dozen former players, coaches and officials who […]

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Poucher named New York’s Asst. Principal of the Year

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By Jaime Thomas Out all the school districts in New York State, Granville High School’s own Dan Poucher was recently named Assistant Principal of the year. High School Principal Jim Donnelly, along with various department heads and union and school leaders, signed a nomination to get Poucher in the spot because he believes he took […]

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How Gold is Gold?

By Jaime Thomas The Golden Horde — would you say that’s more of a yellow gold or a white gold? It’s a seemingly incidental question that was the subject of a lengthy discussion Monday night at a Granville school board meeting. Stephen Palmer, the district’s athletic director, pointed out to the board that inconsistencies exist […]

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Poucher joins Palmer as co-athletic director

By Jaime Thomas The Granville Board of Education has decided not to immediately discipline its athletic director Stephen Palmer, who faces assault charges following an altercation at The Forum nightclub on Saturday, Sept. 29. Superintendent Mark Bessen explained that Palmer’s issue is in the court of law at this time and pointed out that in […]

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New Horizons: Horde athletics open without Macura for first time in 36 years

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For the first time since 1976, Mike Macura will not be preparing for a sports season at Granville High School. Those who know Macura are not at all surprised he’s found another place to pour his energies and coaching skills into. “Coaching at Castleton is the perfect thing for him to be doing. Those young […]

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Falls sports start dates released

Although it’s still summer, student athletes at Whitehall High School will be returning to the practice fields in the following weeks. Members of the varsity and junior varsity football teams will begin practice on Monday, Aug. 13. Players will be fitted and receive equipment at Whitehall High School at 3:30 p.m. Practice will be held […]

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Football season opens Aug. 13

The Whitehall Railroaders’ campaign to improve on last year’s sectional berth will begin in just over a week. Members of the varsity and junior varsity football teams will begin practice on Monday, Aug. 13. Players will be fitted and receive equipment at Whitehall High School at 3:30 p.m. Practice will be held from 5 to […]

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