Tag Archives: Wrestling Tournament

Diekel wins Saratoga 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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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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Arrest made in school damage case

New York State Police have charged a Cambridge Central School student with third-degree criminal mischief for allegedly damaging a Whitehall Central School classroom Feb. 5. Joshua R. Peabody, 17, was arrested Feb. 9 and appeared in Whitehall Town Court. He was released pending another appearance. Peabody is alleged to have done the damage during the […]

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Matchups for state wrestling

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 […]

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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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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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Railroaders’ future looks bright

Saturday’s Section II Class D wrestling tournament indicated the future of the Whitehall wrestling program is a bright one. The Railroaders struggled at times this year, forfeiting as many as six or seven bouts in dual matches, but the performance by their underclassmen, three of whom were champions and three others who were place-winners, gives […]

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Bishop survies scare on mats

  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.

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Kenneth Baxter Harrison, 63,

Kenneth Baxter Harrison, 63, born Nov. 6, 1946, died unexpectedly on Jan. 1, 2010.   Born and raised in Ballston Spa, he graduated from high school in 1965. He attended Fulton Montgomery College and graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1973 and earned his master’s degree from Russell Sage College in 1978.   He played semi-pro […]

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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, […]