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Grapplers fall short at state tournament

Al Aubin and John Diekel fell short of their goals of becoming state champions. The seniors, who were competing at the high school level for the final time, both saw their championship aspirations come to an end with losses in the first round of the New York State Division II Championships, held Friday and Saturday […]

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Hastings fifth in State

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 […]

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Diekel third in state wrestling tourney

Junior Zach Diekel scored his best finish ever Saturday, taking third place in the state Division II wrestling championships at the Albany Times-Union Center. This was the third state tournament appearance for Diekel, who has won four straight Section II, Division II titles. He did not place in the state tournament when he was an […]

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Zach Diekel wins fourth Section II title

By Bill Toscano Some wrestlers spend their entire high school careers working for a single opportunity to win a sectional title and a berth in the state tournament. Zach Diekel has done it four times, and he’s got one more varsity season left. Diekel, who is polite off the mat, spoke with definite authority as […]

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John Diekel heads for states again

After losing the Section II title to Hudson Falls’ Noah Valastro for the second straight year, sophomore John Diekel was disappointed and honest. “He flat-out outwrestled me and beat me,” Diekel said after the 10-2 decision in the 119-pound championship match. “I am not going to stand here and make excuses.” Despite last year’s loss,  […]

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here comes the states

Wrestling Good news for Golden Horde wrestling fans and senior 285-pounder Eric Hastings. As I noted in my article posted on the website, Hastings has made the state tournament after a controversial loss to Hudson Falls’ Luke Albrecht. A bit of clarification there. I had the contact as forearms across the neck that got Hastings […]

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Now, we're wrestling

It’s bigger,faster and meaner. It’s the end of the line one way or another – it’s the New York State Wrestling Championship. Karl Palmer is through to the next round after wrecking his first round opponent 15-0. Coach / dad Steve Palmer said he did not expect his 140-pounder to tech fall his guy in […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]