Tag Archives: Wrestlers

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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Wrestling preview

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As head coach Steve Palmer heads into his 12th season leading the Granville Golden Horde wrestlers onto the mat the team faces a challenge that is as daunting as it is typical of high school sports. The team’s graduation losses were big, very big. With the departure of Eric Hastings who placed in the New […]

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Italian Olympian trains with Horde wrestlers

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At times, a different perspective can do wonders for anyone. For Steve Palmer’s wrestling team that different perspective came from guest coach Michele Liuzzi Nov. 16.  Liuzzi, an Italian wrestler and coach, is a two-time Olympian who has been on the world team 12 times and has a second place finish at the European championships […]

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Olympic wrestler in Granville

Italian Olympian Michele Luizzi speaks after a two-hour session with Granville Golden Horde wrestlers.

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Youth wrestling tourney Saturday

   More than 400 wrestlers between ages 5 and 15 are expected at Whitehall Central School Saturday for the annual Whitehall Youth Wrestling Tournament. Wrestling will start at 10 a.m. for the three younger divisions and between 11:30 a.m. and noon for the older divisions. The age ranges are 5- and 6-year-olds, 7-and-8-year olds, 9- […]

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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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Aubin ralles for Sectional title

For the second week in a row Al Aubin responded to late-match pressure in exactly the right way. Aubin, a sophomore, was one of two Whitehall wrestlers to win Section II, Division II titles at the Glens Falls Civic Center Feb. 12, and he did it almost exactly the way he captured the Class D […]

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Bishop back on his feet and moving forward

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 […]

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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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Classifieds 09/02/15

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

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By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

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By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

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