Tag Archives: Mario Torres

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By Gary Danforth Granville football coach Mario Torres may have best summed up his team’s season opener at Stillwater on Sept. 6 when he said, “we got struck early and weren’t able to get back. Stillwater is a very good football team. We did see some good things. I was impressed with our effort. We […]

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Vegas Gold trumps Gold

By Jaime Thomas Just when everyone in Granville thought the debate about school colors was over and done with, it once again came to light. Head Football Coach Mario Torres gave a history lesson to those in attendance at a board of education meeting Monday night about the roots of the blue and gold. He […]

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League softball champions will shoot for a repeat

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By Jaime Thomas With a good number of seniors on the team and several coaches, the softball team is looking forward to a strong season. There are eight seniors in total with six of them returning from last year, and Coach Katie Barber said the girls are regularly making strides. “One of the strengths would […]

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Parents Raise Questions at School Board Meeting

By Jaime Thomas A couple of parents recently questioned Granville Central School’s failure to touch base with them about safety procedures and preparedness after the recent school shooting in Connecticut. According to a discussion after the meeting of those in attendance, the two represented a larger group of concerned parents. “I do find it disheartening […]

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Football finishing strong: Horde manhandles Coxsackie-Athens

By Jaime Thomas Golden Horde football played strong for the second week in a row, resulting in a 47-14 win over Coxsackie-Athens on Oct. 20. Junior Evan Hoagland had 205 yards with 20 carries and three touchdowns.  Ronnie Taylor scored two touchdowns and gained 105 yards during the game, the first 100-yard game of his […]

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Tamarac ekes past Horde on late score

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The Granville Golden Horde came oh-so-close to upsetting Tamarac in football Saturday, dropping a 12-8 game at home that came down to the last play. In a largely defensive struggle, both teams drove the ball well in the fourth quarter. First Tamarac punctuated a long drive with a one-yard quarterback dive by junior Dan Motzer. […]

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Horde football against a wall

Granville has three weeks left to salvage its football season. After Saturday’s 66-8 nonconference loss at Class B Cohoes, the Horde have two regular-season games remaining, both at home. While their playoff chances are slim, and will end with a loss in either game, they still have some slight hopes of advancing to the first […]

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Horde still chasing first win after loss to Red Raiders

By Bill Toscano Granville suffered a painful 28-0 loss at Mechanicville Friday night in a game in which Horde coach Mario Torres said his team was physically outplayed. The loss left Granville at 0-3 on the season and 0-3 in Class C North competition. Now the Horde travels to Cohoes Saturday to face an unfamiliar […]

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New Horizons: Horde athletics open without Macura for first time in 36 years

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For the first time since 1976, Mike Macura will not be preparing for a sports season at Granville High School. Those who know Macura are not at all surprised he’s found another place to pour his energies and coaching skills into. “Coaching at Castleton is the perfect thing for him to be doing. Those young […]

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School board faces change, challenges

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By Bill Toscano   For schools and boards of education, the new year didn’t start in January, but rather on July 1. In Granville, that meant a new principal at Granville Elementary School, a veteran principal moving from GES to Mary J. Tanner, a new director of special education and two new Board of Education […]

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Classifieds 09/17/14

Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]

Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not […]

WIC finds new home

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By Dan King The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Whitehall will now be hosted in the Rec Center. […]

100 years of Whitehall football

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has been fielding an interscholastic varsity football team since before the start of World […]

Volleyball team beats Glens Falls

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Granville’s volleyball team picked up a big non-league win over Glens Falls on Monday. After winning the first two games, […]

Soccer coach pleased with effort

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Girls soccer coach Jane Havens may not have been happy with the final score but she was pleased with her […]