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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‘Finding Bigfoot’ draws large crowd

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By Dan King The green trucker hat atop the mop top head of James ‘Bobo’ Fay read “Keep it Squatchy” […]

Washington County residents smoke more, weigh more

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By Derek Liebig County residents smoke more, weigh more and have limited access to exercise and medical care in Washington […]

Wiskoski wins Distinguished Young Women crown

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By Dan King Haley Wiskoski has become the first junior to win the Distinguished Young Women Program at Whitehall High […]

Family racing to beat cancer

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By Derek Liebig When Frank Hoard Jr. climbs into his race car later this month at Lebanon Valley Speedway, he […]

Whitehall man faces sexual abuse charges

A Whitehall man with an extensive criminal record has been indicted on charges that accuse him of multiple occasions of […]

Village of Whitehall officials honored

By Dan King Bob Dylan once said “the times, they are a changing,” and such is the case in the […]

Eagle Scout to build prayer garden

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By Dan King Garrett Stevens hopes by the time his Eagle Scout project is over that people won’t even recognize […]

Man arrested for growing pot

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A New Hampshire man was charged last week with operating a marijuana growing operation out of a house he owns […]

Whitehall still seeking superintendent

By Dan King Finding a new superintendent of schools, even an interim appointee, is proving to be not a quick […]

State aid unclear for school budget

By Derek Liebig Uncertainty over the distribution of state aid is muddling Granville Central School District’s budget process. The district […]

Village of Whitehall eyes 1.4 percent tax increase

By Dan King The proposed budget for the Village of Whitehall would raise taxes slightly. The Village Board work-shopped its […]

Granville man arrested for fraud

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A Granville man was charged last week with a felony after he tried to use a stolen public benefits card. […]