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A Granville legend’s fame memorialized

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By Keith Harrington The football field at Granville Central School is named after him. A prestigious annual award is given in his memory. Any conversation regarding Golden Horde football past always includes Sam Eppolito. “His remarkable contributions to Granville athletics continue to be the topic of conversations whenever discussions of Granville’s past athletic endeavors come […]

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Irion optimistic after season-ending loss

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By Keith Harrington While addressing his team after a 23-16 crossover game loss to the Corinth Tomahawks Thursday night, there was nothing but optimism for the future of Granville football from head coach John Irion. “I am so excited about what could happen in this off season, and am very excited about what happens now,” […]

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Granville-Whitehall face off Friday night

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By Keith Harrington An event that was once billed as “one of New York’s longest-running high school football rivalries” will be revived Friday night when the Whitehall Railroaders visit Sam Eppolito Field to battle the Granville Golden Horde. “In Granville, on a Friday night, it’s going to be pretty wild,” said Whitehall coach Rich Gould. […]

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Whitehall to face Cambridge Saturday

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  By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s football team may boast an undefeated record for the season but the Railroaders’ mettle is going to be put the test on Saturday. The Railroaders are scheduled to square off against the defending New York state Class D champions, the Cambridge Indians, for a 1 p.m. kickoff. On top of […]

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Golden Horde set for ‘new era’

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By Keith Harrington When the Granville High School football team runs onto Sam Eppolito Field on Saturday, it will signal the dawn of a new era. The new season will debut a new coach and for the first time the team will compete in the Adirondack League, not the Wasaren, and at Class D level, […]

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Fall coaches pine for more players

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By Krystle S. Morey Student athletes took to their respective fields Monday as the fall sports season began. Practices kicked off at 7:30 a.m. While the players brought intensity, a few of the coaches said they’d like to see more students join fall teams. Varsity football coach John Irion said the Horde has a pretty […]

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Whitehall-Granville rivalry renewed

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By Matthew Saari In its heyday, the annual Granville-Whitehall football game was one of the most notable in the entire region. But in recent years the teams have played infrequently and the fabled rivalry has faded to the point of becoming simply a footnote in the pages of local history. Now that Granville has dropped […]

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Whitehall’s 1939 football team joins hall of fame

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By Dan King The unbeaten, untied and unscored upon 1939 Whitehall High School football team will live forever. At the Radisson Turf Inn in Colonie, the team was officially inducted into the Capital District Football Hall of Fame Saturday as part of the hall of fame’s seventh induction class. “They were a great team – […]

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Obituary: Allan E. Golden

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North Granville – Allan E. Golden, 70, of State Route 22, passed away on July 17, 2019 at his home.  […]

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Obituary: Linda J. Beckwith

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Whitehall-Linda J. Beckwith, 75, passed away unexpectedly Monday July 15, 2019 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.  Born on Valentine’s Day, […]

Obituary: Robert Egil Olsen

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Robert Egil Olsen, 87, formerly of Salem, New York and most recently a resident of the Home of the Good […]

Obituary: Earl F. Carswell

ALBANY-Earl F. Carswell, 71 of Albany, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. […]

Obituary: Richard Morey

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Richard Morey, age 72, passed away following a four-wheeler accident on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Richard was born September 26, […]

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