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Students push for sports merger

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By Matthew Saari It appears that some students of Granville High School are in favor of their alma mater merging with another school district for athletics. A handful of Granville football players attended the Board of Education meeting Monday during which the topic of mergers – including athletics, academics and extracurriculars – was presented and […]

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Sports merger shelved

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By Matthew Saari The Granville-Whitehall merger of school football and other athletics came to a screeching halt Monday, just hours before the Granville Board of Education was set to hear a presentation on the proposal. The reason: Whitehall Board of Education members feel they haven’t been given enough time to make an “informed decision.” “I […]

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A Granville legend’s fame memorialized

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By Keith Harrington The football field at Granville Central School is named after him. A prestigious annual award is given in his memory. Any conversation regarding Golden Horde football past always includes Sam Eppolito. “His remarkable contributions to Granville athletics continue to be the topic of conversations whenever discussions of Granville’s past athletic endeavors come […]

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Irion optimistic after season-ending loss

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By Keith Harrington While addressing his team after a 23-16 crossover game loss to the Corinth Tomahawks Thursday night, there was nothing but optimism for the future of Granville football from head coach John Irion. “I am so excited about what could happen in this off season, and am very excited about what happens now,” […]

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Granville-Whitehall face off Friday night

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By Keith Harrington An event that was once billed as “one of New York’s longest-running high school football rivalries” will be revived Friday night when the Whitehall Railroaders visit Sam Eppolito Field to battle the Granville Golden Horde. “In Granville, on a Friday night, it’s going to be pretty wild,” said Whitehall coach Rich Gould. […]

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Whitehall to face Cambridge Saturday

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  By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s football team may boast an undefeated record for the season but the Railroaders’ mettle is going to be put the test on Saturday. The Railroaders are scheduled to square off against the defending New York state Class D champions, the Cambridge Indians, for a 1 p.m. kickoff. On top of […]

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Golden Horde set for ‘new era’

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By Keith Harrington When the Granville High School football team runs onto Sam Eppolito Field on Saturday, it will signal the dawn of a new era. The new season will debut a new coach and for the first time the team will compete in the Adirondack League, not the Wasaren, and at Class D level, […]

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Fall coaches pine for more players

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By Krystle S. Morey Student athletes took to their respective fields Monday as the fall sports season began. Practices kicked off at 7:30 a.m. While the players brought intensity, a few of the coaches said they’d like to see more students join fall teams. Varsity football coach John Irion said the Horde has a pretty […]

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Whitehall-Granville rivalry renewed

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By Matthew Saari In its heyday, the annual Granville-Whitehall football game was one of the most notable in the entire region. But in recent years the teams have played infrequently and the fabled rivalry has faded to the point of becoming simply a footnote in the pages of local history. Now that Granville has dropped […]

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Whitehall’s 1939 football team joins hall of fame

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By Dan King The unbeaten, untied and unscored upon 1939 Whitehall High School football team will live forever. At the Radisson Turf Inn in Colonie, the team was officially inducted into the Capital District Football Hall of Fame Saturday as part of the hall of fame’s seventh induction class. “They were a great team – […]

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Williams Street snow dilemma

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By PJ Ferguson If you would like to catch a glimpse of what the roads would look like if snow […]

School board gives merger go-ahead

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By Matthew Saari Following much discussion, the Granville Board of Education granted school superintendent Tom McGurl the ability to contact […]

Village hires new attorney

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall has parted ways with its attorney, Erika Sellar Ryan of Keller & Sellar […]

Crowd delights in tree-lighting, Grinch

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By Matthew Saari “Christmas is over, Granville!” So shouted the Grinch as he kicked presents and dragged an uprooted Christmas […]

Whitehall rings in the holidays

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By Matthew Saari Below freezing temperatures did little to deter more than 300 Whitehallers from converging on Skenesborough Park and […]

Obituary: Robert S. Banks

Dresden-Robert S. Banks, 71, of Blue Goose passed away unexpectedly, after a long illness. Bob was born in the Bronx, […]

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