What a difference a year makes. The Whitehall baseball team opened its season last Thursday with a hard fought 4-3 loss to defending state champion Fort Ann. Whitehall was paced by junior Brett Christian who pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run on six hits, while fanning seven batters. Fort Ann scratched across the [...]
The Granville Golden Horde has a place finisher in the New York State Wrestling Championships as heavyweight Eric Hastings took fifth place at 285 pounds. Hastings was one of two Horde wrestlers to make the tournament with Karl Palmer gaining entry by claiming the Section II Division II title at 140 pounds. Hastings fell short [...]
Whitehall 189-pound wrestler Zach Diekel is seeded fifth in the New York state Division II wrestling tournament and will face Kris Folsom of Ogdensburg, a first-time Section X champion in the opening round. Diekel, who is junior and a a four-time Section II titlist, finished fifth at 171 pounds last year and was fourth as [...]
By Bill Toscano Less than a year after hearing there was an 85 percent chance he’d never walk again, Dan Bishop strode confidently across the Whitehall Central School gym, ready to play his role in the Section II, Class D wrestling tournament. Bishop, a 2005 Whitehall graduate, had played a different role here before, winning [...]
With his wrestlers coming off excellent performances in last weekend’s Big 10 Tournament, Whitehall wrestling coach Bob Diekel is excited for Saturday’s Section II Class D tournament, which the Railroaders are hosting. “They did incredibly well, I think,” said Diekel, who took only three wrestlers to the Big 10 but saw 189-pounder Zack Diekel come [...]
But did I win? That was what Norm Bishop said was the first question his son, Dan, asked after coming out of a surgery that may have saved him from being paralyzed for life.
Karl Palmer fell 4-3 in the much anticipated rematch with Wlash from Watervliet. Palmer took several blows to the nose and spent a lot of time that could have been wrestling as blood time. ‘We’re just wrestling here’ is what the Watervliet coach said, but he might as well have been coaching the bad guy [...]
It was too bad the season had to end for the Granville Golden Horde. And by that I mean every team, I wanted to see more. Girls basketball struggled to produce points, but seemed to be one more scoring threat away from fielding an entirely different team. It was a tough season [...]