Tag Archives: Eighth Grader

Fair off to a strong start

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By Jaime Thomas Forget video games and sports memorabilia—what Daniel Cook really wanted was a pig. And two years ago, the Granville eighth-grader got his wish when a family friend gave him one. Since then, his drove has grown to five swine. Unlike many boys his age, he holds unconventional interests. “I’ve always been fascinated […]

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Winters paces track team with top three finishes

Morgan Winters finished in a tie for first place in the girls 100 meter dash at a recent track meet held in Whitehall.

Before the season began, Justin Culligan, Whitehall’s track coach, talked about the competitive drive of Morgan Winters. Last Tuesday, members of the Wasaren League witnessed that drive first hand.  The eighth grader finished in a tie for first place in the girls’ 100 meter dash and was part of a 4×100 relay team that finished […]

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Whitehall students win regional Odyssey of the Mind contest

Whitehall’s Odyssey of the mind team won a regional competition Saturday at Queensbury. The team earned the chance to participate at the state competition in Binghamton on March 23. Pictured are: Jessica Bruce, Courtney Wiskoski, Jazmyn McCall, Morgan O’Dell, Victoria Davis and Logan LaChapelle.

Whitehall’s Odyssey of the Mind team is headed to Binghamton after winning the regional competition Saturday in Queensbury. Whitehall finished first among division II teams in the Pet Project and earned a chance to participate in the state competition on March 23. They are the first team from Whitehall to win a regional Odyssey of […]

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Winters sets school record in triple jump

Whitehall’s Morgan Winters set a school record in the indoor triple jump at a league meet held last Friday at Union College. Winters’ mark of 30 feet 1.5 inches breaks the previous record of 29 feet 7 inches set in 2002 by Melissa Senecal. The mark is made all the more impressive by the fact […]

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Band seeks audience Sunday

Grab a lawn chair and blanket, get outside and enjoy some beautiful summer evenings at free Sunday concerts directed by Kent Baker. The Poultney-Granville Band will be playing every Sunday in July on the East Poultney Green from 6:30 to 8 p.m. In August the band moves to Granville’s Veterans Park for Sunday concerts starting at 6:30 […]

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Youth leads the way as grapplers roll

Jake Gregory takedown

Whitehallwrestling coach Robert Diekel knew he had a young potentially solid team that had a chance to be competitive at the end of the season, but even he had to be a little surprised by their performance on Saturday afternoon. Whitehallpicked up four pins and four wins by forfeit as they kicked off the 2011-12 […]

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Bowling preview

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More experienced bowlers eye success   With a season’s experience tacked onto what was a youthful team last season Granville bowling head coach Cathy Kilby expects to see a competitive squad when stacked up against the rest of the Wasaren League. “If we’re luck, between what we kept and what they’re losing, we can do […]

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Diekel third in state wrestling tourney

Junior Zach Diekel scored his best finish ever Saturday, taking third place in the state Division II wrestling championships at the Albany Times-Union Center. This was the third state tournament appearance for Diekel, who has won four straight Section II, Division II titles. He did not place in the state tournament when he was an […]

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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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Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

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By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

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By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

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By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

Earth science a challenge

By Christina Scanlon It takes a 65 on the Regents Exam to pass Earth Science, a course mandatory to get […]

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