Tag Archives: Wrestling Team

How Gold is Gold?

By Jaime Thomas The Golden Horde — would you say that’s more of a yellow gold or a white gold? It’s a seemingly incidental question that was the subject of a lengthy discussion Monday night at a Granville school board meeting. Stephen Palmer, the district’s athletic director, pointed out to the board that inconsistencies exist […]

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Grapplers grab handful of wins

By Jaime Thomas The Horde wrestling team is at the top of the heap as the Section II Finals at the Glens Falls Civic Center approach this weekend. A number of wins including a 48-0 victory over Springfield, Vt., last week have placed the boys in a good spot. During the Class C 13-team tournament […]

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Eight wrestlers advance to Sectionals

Whitehall’s wrestling team saved its best for last. The team, which has consistently wrestled in tournaments featuring much larger schools, showed everyone what it could do against similarly sized schools, finishing fourth at the Section II, Class D Championships Saturday in Warrensburg. The Railroaders finished tied with Albany Academy and were only a half point […]

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Diekel receives appointment to Air Force Academy

The biggest decision of John Diekel’s life had little to do with wrestling. Diekel, a senior at Whitehall High School, has amassed more than 200 career wins and on Saturday claimed his fifth consecutive Class D championship. The wiry 138 pound wrestler has received interest from several Division I colleges, including Duke and Maryland, but […]

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Individuals fare well at Lansingburgh Tournament

Four members of Whitehall’s wrestling team recorded at least seven wins at the Lansingburgh Duals last weekend. John Diekel (138) was undefeated, finishing with an 8-0 record, including five wins by pin. He also picked up his 200th varsity win. Al Aubin (120/126) went 7-1, as did Austin Rich (106), and Chad Amerio (113). Dominic […]

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Wrestling teams beats SGF, falls to Corinth

The Whitehall wrestling team’s lone seniors led it to a victory over South Glens Fall last Tuesday. Trailing 28-27 heading into the final three bouts of the night, Al Aubin and John Diekel won the final two matches to lead the Railroaders to a 42-28 non-league win. Al Aubin recorded a 7-1 decision at 132 […]

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Wrestling team falls to Warrensburg

Whitehall’s wrestling team opened its league slate last Wednesday falling to Warrensburg 62-21. The Burgers recorded six pins in route to the win. Austin Rich (106) and John Diekel (138) won by fall for Whitehall and Al Aubin (126) defeated his opponent on points 8-3. Chad Amerio picked up a win via forfeit. Diekel pinned […]

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Grapplers finish 4-3 at duals

Whitehall’s wrestling team had a successful weekend, going 4-3 at the Columbia Duals. The Railroaders defeated Lansingburgh 39-20 on Friday night and bested Columbia’s “B-team” 63-24, Tamarac 49-39, and Shaker’s “B-team” 76-6, on Saturday. “I thought we wrestled well,” said head coach Bob Diekel. “We beat the teams I’d thought we beat.” John Diekel finished […]

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Young wrestling team has season’s sights set high

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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Exciting week of sports continues, begins with 32nd annual Legion Tournament

The week after Christmas is full of high school sports action and most of it will be within shouting distance of Granville. After a short break for the holiday, the boys basketball team and wrestling team will rush toward 2012 locked in competition and tuning up for Wasaren League action. Starting Tuesday, Dec. 27, the […]

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]