Tag Archives: Head Coach Jim

Putorti’s return sparks Railroaders


The Whitehall girls basketball team is happy to have Brittany Putorti back in its lineup. In her first game back from an injury, the senior and emotional leader of the team, scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and blocked fours shots to lead Whitehall past Salem 42-27. Rebecca Lavin added 12 points and Victoria Christian […]

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Girls even league record with vs. Bolton

The Whitehall girls basketball team evened their Adirondack League record with a narrow win over Bolton Friday night on the Railroaders home court. Whitehall overcame a one-point third quarter to pull out a 32-26 win. Rebecca Lavin scored a game high 14 points and Victoria Christian pulled down 12 rebounds. Olivia Seamans had a double-double […]

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Girls hoopsters off to 2-1 start

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A big third quarter and a late defensive stop led the Whitehall girls basketball team past Saratoga Catholic 40-37 on Monday night. The Railroaders outscored Saratoga Catholic by four points in the third quarter and the Railroaders held the Saints scoreless for the last two and a half minutes to earn a hard fought non-league […]

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Veteran teams looks to overcome injury

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Third-year head coach Jim Burgey has yet to coach a game this season but he and the girls varsity basketball team have already faced adversity. Junior Kelsey Farley, the team’s starting center and most reliable scorer a year ago, injured one of her knee ligaments this fall and will miss the entire season. Her absence […]

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Whitehall girls tops Warrensburgh, pick up first win

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    TheWhitehallgirl’s varsity basketball team picked up their first win of the season on Friday evening, defeating the Warrensburg Burghers 30-15. Whitehall relied on a suffocating defense and some key scoring from a pair of sophomores as they tallied their first victory of the season. The Railroader defense limited Warrensburg to five points in the […]

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Railroaders hoping to show improvement

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The Whitehall varsity girl’s basketball team is seeking to rebound after a disappointing 2010-11 season that saw them lose twice as many games as they won. In order to improve on last year’s 6-12 record (6-10 in the league) the team will look for contributions from a host of younger players. The Railroaders lost several […]

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Railroader preview: girls basketball


A new season brings a new head coach and four new members in the starting lineup, but the Whitehall varsity girls basketball team is ready to prove itself again a year removed from a Section II/Class D finals appearance. “We have seen many changes from last year,” said new head coach Jim Birgey, who replaces […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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