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Football

It should be a heck of a show at Cambridge this Saturday. I know I’m looking forward to it. After knocking off Stillwater the Horde have a true challange in Cambridge especially coming off a week one loss to Hoosick Falls.

I heard the coach sandbagged the PS reporter in the preview, not letting on that they have a real powderkeg down in the valley, but that is looking too far ahead. Facing the Indians’ program on the road will be a real test for this team. I liked what I saw Sat. – no panic, no heads down in short no quit in the team as a whole.

The penalties have to stop. I’ve never seen so many delay calls in high school ball but they did go both ways; holding happens but also negates big gains at times. I was impressed with the resolve Granville showed and the outright toughness. The coaches are clearly keeping on top of the little things -cramps happen, but are preventable and hydration has to go hand in hand with conditioning. good stuff lokking forward to more and some sunshine would be nice.

 

Field hockey

The team continues to march. You can’t call it ‘cruise’ because they’re clearly working hard for everything they get, but this is an exciting team that if it is possible looks even faster than last year’s squad with great ball handling and exceptional goal tending. Crazy numbers are being thrown around for T. Little and shutouts, but with that team in front of her – it’s hard to say. When C-town came calling Tues. an aggressive Little was out of the goal a few time booting that hard orange ball half way down the field before the Tomahawks got a chance to shoot. She faced a grand total of 1 shot and no penalty corners.

The offense maintains pressure on a team until they eventually fold. When A. Straub notched that first goal a dam burst and the goals continued to flow like water from a a punctured pool liner. If half of the near misses went in goal the other night – whew – blow out. but then again, four tallies in one half is a lot of offense.

Volleyball

The – what nickname do volleyball players have? Any? Basketball players are sometimes refferred to as ‘cagers’ etc.

Off the subject…

Granville’s home opener is tonight against Tamarac

 

Panthers

I might have mentioned this here before. I get asked once in a while why we don’t cover the Panther games and I make the same offer: send something and we’ll try to get it in. I’ve mentioned this to several parents and coaches with no results. It’s not that we don’t want to or wouldn’t put something in but its just to much for one person covering all of the HS sports and then regular news.

Just no time.

Parents are welcome to send pix and a little description of the game to [email protected] and we’ll try to make some space for it.

Nothing yet, though.

More questions than answers…well, not really.

I’ve been coming up with the questions for question of the week for some time now and wonder if there is something out there that I haven’t asked. It’s a family paper, I’ll throw that out there so if you’re picking up what I’m putting down you’ll know to

keep it clean.

Otherwise, anything goes…But…and it’s a big one: it has to be a question people would answer. Something, for example, that is extremely politically charged might not fly. Give it a shot, who knows, maybe you’ll come up with THE question? 

 

It has to be something people will know about – so no quantum pysics questions, at least not the hard ones. I haven’t asked a lot of political questions beacuse people tend to shy away from answering those. Just a though, fire in a question. Maybe next week I’ll put a list of choices out there or if I have enough, let people pick the winner from the submissions…..maybe.

I’m getting some responses which is nice to know somebody is out there. Hello to all my posters.

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