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Diekel wins Ken Baker Classic; picks up 200th win

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John Diekel officially picked up his 200th win last Saturday at the Coach Ken Baker Classic at Cambridge High School and then put an exclamation point on the milestone by winning the tournament. Diekel pinned Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George’s Jason Hoffman in the third period of the championship match to win the tournament at 138 pounds. He […]

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Diekel wins Saratoga Tournament

Al Aubin (left) finished second and John Diekel (right) first at the Saratoga Wrestling Tournament.

Whitehall’s John Diekel won a close decision in the finals of the Saratoga Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday and three other Whitehall wrestlers finished in the top four of their respective weight classes. Diekel defeated Queensbury’s Brian Stevens 5-4 to take home top honors in the 138 pound weight class. Diekel held a 5-1 lead in […]

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Young wrestling team has season’s sights set high

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A youthful but talented and potential-laden wrestling team is hoping to be in the mix for an Adirondack League title. Despite a roster that features only two seniors and lost the program’s most accomplished wrestler, Zach Diekel, longtime head coach Robert Diekel believes the team has the components for a successful season. “We have a […]

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Horde third at Ken Harrison

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Granville  claimed two weight class titles Saturday, and finished third in the Ken Harrison Memorial Lions Tournament, 19 points behind winner Warrensburg and 16 points behind second-place South Glens Falls. Josh McKittrick (285) and Nathaniel Palmer (138) earned championships while Hayden Miller (145) and Brad Perry (160) took second place. South Glens Falls and Warrensburg […]

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Team focused on end of season performance

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The Whitehall varsity wrestling program begins the 2011-12 wrestling season this Saturday against Granville, and while the team is prepared for the match, it’s the end of the season the team is focused on. “Our goal is what we do in February,” said longtime head coach Robert Diekel. “We would like to win the league […]

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Undefeated, Granville wears Wasaren crown

Eric Hastings (285) throws Alex Deluso just before winning the match early in the second period. The win was Hastings' 100th, he has only one loss on the season by one point.

Stepping up has become something of theme with the Golden Horde wrestlers this season. Just a week before the match for all the marbles with Tamarac, Granville remained undefeated and took the inside track to the Wasaren League title with a victory over Hoosick Falls. That win came thanks to a number of wrestlers who […]

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Hastings hits 100 wins

Coaches Mike Gordon, Steve Palmer and O.C. West flank the newest addition to the Granville Golden Horde's 100-win club: Eric Hastings. Hastings' pin of Alex Deluso at 285 pounds in 2:38 put him over the top and into the pantheon of Horde wrestling joining teammate Karl Palmer, the all-time wins leader.

When the referee hit the mat last Thursday night to end Eric Hastings’ match against Alex D’Urso of Tamarac at 285 pounds, the smack marked more than one milestone. As Granville put the icing on the Wasaren League title cake, Eric Hastings worked to add an exclamation point to his Granville High School wrestling career […]

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Horde grapplers close in on League crown

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A series of pins in the middle weight classes delivered a third Wasaren League victory and the inside track to the league title on Jan. 13 as the Granville Golden Horde beat the Hoosick Falls Panthers, 43-37. Granville converted wins from Hayden Miller (140), Kurt Ehntholt (145), Brad Perry (152) and Karl Palmer, who bumped […]

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Delayed wrestling match

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  Questions? Comments? Please feel free to chime in at Manchesternewspapers.com ‘ the blog is called: Talk to Me’ Looks like the Wasaren League title showdown between Granville and Tamarac will have to wait after the announcement Granville has a confirmed MRSA case. According to the AD Mike Macura and Superintendent Mark Bessen due to […]

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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 […]