Tag Archives: Mario Torres

Torres fired, other coaches resign

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By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led to the dismissal of Granville varsity football coach Mario Torres. School officials said Torres was informed of the incident by a police officer on Sept. 5, three days after the incident, but failed to notify […]

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‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville in the last week. It’s hard to miss them. The signs are part of an effort by local parents to paint the town blue and gold in support of their school, sports and the community. […]

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Whitehall, Granville seek crossover game

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By Dan King After a 10-year hiatus, the Whitehall-Granville football rivalry could make a comeback this year. Whitehall athletic director Keith Redmond wants to bring the rivalry back; and this year, he’ll have some more pull. Redmond now sits on the Section II Football Committee and he told The Sentinel Friday that he will be […]

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Torres: ‘I’m just glad it’s over’

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By Krystle S. Morey After nearly two months of back-and-forth uncertainty, the Torres brothers, Mario and Aaron, are back on the gridiron at Granville High School. “I’m just glad it’s over,” Mario said. “Our student athletes, our parents … the community, doesn’t really have to deal with it anymore.” The Board of Education decided to […]

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Troy breaks silence after football controversy

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By Krystle S. Morey After not commenting for more than two months, Granville’s school Athletic Director Eileen Troy finally broke the silence and voiced her thoughts on the controversy surrounding the appointment of a varsity football coach. “There’s no question that this is a very difficult situation for everybody,” she said. “There have been compromises,” […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named the varsity football coach for the fall 2016 season. By a 6-1 vote, the Granville Board of Education voted – for the second time – to appoint Torres. The first hire, on June 13, was […]

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Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things Audrey Hicks would like to see done this school year, her second as president of the Granville Board of Education. Hicks’ biggest challenge, going into the 2016-17 school year, will be getting the board to […]

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Granville school board rescinds Torres appointment

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials said Monday night that the school does not have a varsity football coach. “At this time there is no one legally appointed to be the head football coach,” said school Superintendent Mark Bessen, when asked by a parent at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. The school […]

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School board lacks quorum, puts off Torres debate

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Six of the nine members of the Granville Board of Education failed to show up Thursday evening for a special meeting called to discuss the controversial reappointment of varsity football coach Mario Torres. The three board members who were there weren’t enough to constitute a quorum, the minimum required attendees, the […]

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Torres ‘shocked’

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville High School has posted the position of varsity football coach held for years by Mario Torres, who said he is at a loss to understand what’s going on. The Board of Education voted unexpectedly on May 31 to delay filling that job while appointing all other coaches. Efforts to determine […]

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518 Wheels – 05/24/18

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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

Flat Iron falls

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

North Country Freepress – 05/18/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 05/18/18

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Northshire Freepress – 05/18/18

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518 Wheels – 05/17/18

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

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