Tag Archives: Head Coach Bob

Grapplers fall short at state tournament

Al Aubin and John Diekel fell short of their goals of becoming state champions. The seniors, who were competing at the high school level for the final time, both saw their championship aspirations come to an end with losses in the first round of the New York State Division II Championships, held Friday and Saturday […]

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Eight wrestlers advance to Sectionals

Whitehall’s wrestling team saved its best for last. The team, which has consistently wrestled in tournaments featuring much larger schools, showed everyone what it could do against similarly sized schools, finishing fourth at the Section II, Class D Championships Saturday in Warrensburg. The Railroaders finished tied with Albany Academy and were only a half point […]

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Diekel wins Ken Baker Classic; picks up 200th win

John Diekel officially picked up his 200th win last Saturday at the Coach Ken Baker Classic at Cambridge High School and then put an exclamation point on the milestone by winning the tournament. Diekel pinned Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George’s Jason Hoffman in the third period of the championship match to win the tournament at 138 pounds. He […]

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Diekel wins Saratoga Tournament

Whitehall’s John Diekel won a close decision in the finals of the Saratoga Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday and three other Whitehall wrestlers finished in the top four of their respective weight classes. Diekel defeated Queensbury’s Brian Stevens 5-4 to take home top honors in the 138 pound weight class. Diekel held a 5-1 lead in […]

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Holiday basketball tournaments next week

Whitehall Tournament begins Wednesday Whitehall’s gymnasium will be the sight of eight basketball games in two days as the Railroaders present their annual Whitehall Holiday Tournament. The tournament, which has become an annual tradition in Whitehall, offers fans the opportunity to watch an out of state rivalry and an Adirondack League grudge match between the […]

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Grapplers finish 4-3 at duals

Whitehall’s wrestling team had a successful weekend, going 4-3 at the Columbia Duals. The Railroaders defeated Lansingburgh 39-20 on Friday night and bested Columbia’s “B-team” 63-24, Tamarac 49-39, and Shaker’s “B-team” 76-6, on Saturday. “I thought we wrestled well,” said head coach Bob Diekel. “We beat the teams I’d thought we beat.” John Diekel finished […]

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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, […]