fish for dinner


Football’s 2-0, girls soccer is .500, the field hockey team looks good and the golf team is in the thick of things for the Wasaren – quite a time to be a Horde sports fan.

 

On the field hockey field the team has two losses but both to quality teams, Warrensburg and Johnstown. They look to have that trademark Granville speed and no lack of goal scoring ability. The team is stopping the ball as well, with a tough defense in front of untested goalie Cassie Goodspeed. Goodspeed looked confident and capable when taking shots or handling the ball despite the great big pads she’s filling. Having not seen much of the rest of the league it’s hard to say how well this team can do – it’s early yet.

 

The golf team has fared well again this season, which is almost over already, dropping only a match with the unstoppable force that is the Ryder Cup team is disguise Stillwater and who else? I’m drawing a blank. Sectional play is well within the reach of this team which would be the second time in two years and two of three as Mark Valentine’s coaching tenure. Valentine will admit/ brag about how much hard work his guys, there are no girls on the team but could be it’s technically a co-ed sport, making much difference in a sport where all of the hard work is done well before the season starts. Remember these guys will hang up the spikes long before the snow flies after working in many cases for years to develop their game. Another thought, Miller might be their only senior in the starting five and there are about 10 guys on the team.

 

Girls soccer. Good for them. A tough as nails team that is living each game by the best defense is a good offense philosophy took one to Tamarac the other night. Granville got the margin down to a single goal before a fluke stretched it back to two goals at 3-1. One heck of a final if you think about it. This is a league power in the men’s and women’s game. Head coach Carol Scott said the team was fired up to give the Bengals all they could handle the next time they make the trip north. Oct. 2 is the game date in case anyone is keeping track or reading this at all.

 

No replies or responses that are legit in a very long time, mostly ads for ‘male enhancement’…how nice. It’s one thing when you can change the channel to avoid ‘Smilin’ Bob’ but that stuff just seems to be everywhere.

 

Football. The schedule seems to be Granville’s friend for a change with the only real test on the immediate horizon under the lights against Salem.

Hoosic Valley has been housed each of the first two weeks of the season and there is no reason to think it will be any different this week – other than the fact that the Granville coaching staff and players can ‘remember when…’

I don’t expect Granville to run it up like some of the other programs might. Salem could be a test, a smaller school without the depth of the Horde, this program is having a bit of a down period over the past couple of years and I honestly haven’t been paying close attention to them.

Stillwater kicks off October and all reports thus far say they should have kept the old field and gotten a new team. Roughed up each of the first two weeks the Warriors will experience the Trail of Tears when the Horde come to town. Rounding out the season will be the one-two punch of Schuylerville and Cambridge there is a not out of the question shot the Horde host the Black Horses at 5-0. No kidding. That is if this team can keep themselves humble and not buy into the hype (like what was just written here). The Terrible Torres twosome (or tandem, which one works better?) have that “1-0 each week” mentality. A team that maintains focus can do great things.

 

 

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