Tag Archives: Railroaders

‘Spirit Week’ goes on virtually

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall National Junior Honor Society is aiming to keep Railroader morale high with its “virtual spirit week.” The idea was brainstormed by the club’s president and vice president, Blake Bird and Louie Pratt. Spirit Week has long been a tradition at Whitehall, with several taking place during the year, for Homecoming […]

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School athletes’ hopes dashed

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By Keith Harrington Six weeks ago local spring sports teams were a week and a half into practice for the season. Many squads envisioned lofty goals. Seniors knew this was their final go-round – one last opportunity to claim a league, sectional, or maybe even a state championship. Then on March 16 Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]

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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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Wrestling merger may unravel

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By PJ Ferguson The future of Whitehall and Fort Ann’s merged wrestling team is up in the air. While discussing the Granville-Whitehall football merger during the Board of Education’s October meeting, board vice president Frank Barber questioned the status of the wrestling merger with Fort Ann. School superintendent Patrick Dee confirmed that the merger stands […]

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School board to discuss football merger Monday

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By Matthew Saari The Granville school district’s administrators will present details Monday on what a potential athletics merger with the Whitehall school district would look like. And they want the public’s input. “We would like the community to share their opinion,” said Granville school superintendent Tom McGurl. “The board will welcome their input.” The presentation […]

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Granville, Whitehall eye sports merger, extracurriculars too

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By Matthew Saari and PJ Ferguson   Neighbors and longtime sports rivals Whitehall and Granville may soon be joining forces on the gridiron and in the classroom. Top officials in both school districts have confirmed that the Railroaders and Golden Horde have begun discussions regarding potential athletic and academic mergers. Whitehall superintendent Pat Dee said […]

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2018 football opens Friday, Saturday

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By Keith Harrington and Matthew Saari   Granville Last season, the Granville Golden Horde and Stillwater Warriors football teams were polar-opposites. Granville finished 2-7, with wins over Rensselaer and Springfield, Vermont. Stillwater went 8-2, dropping a 34-12 decision to Holy Trinity in the Section II Class C Super Bowl. When the teams square off on […]

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Whitehall honors champion basketball

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By Matthew Saari The awards dinner for the Whitehall boys’ basketball team proved to be a bittersweet moment for all involved but especially so for coach Keith Redmond. “I don’t know if I can do it,” Redmond said when it came time last Wednesday for him to bid his athletes, many of whom he’s coached […]

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Railroaders clinch Section II title

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By Matthew Saari For the first time in nearly a half century, Whitehall is the proud home of the Section II Class D basketball champions. The game Saturday at Glens Falls’ Cool Insuring Arena was evenly matched, with Whitehall and St. Johnsville both hungry for a championship, but the Railroaders proved they were hungrier, beating […]

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Whitehall, Granville to host holiday hoops tourneys

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By Matthew Saari and Keith Harrington   WHITEHALL Two New York teams and two Vermont teams will square off next week in a tradition that is more than two decades old. The 22nd annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball Tournament will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28. Hailing from the Empire State are the […]

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Obituary: Donald Herman Herbst

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Whitehall-Donald Herman Herbst, 81, of Champlain Ave., passed away peacefully at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a valiant fight with […]

Man shot after hitting cop with car

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Two Rutland, Vermont men were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a shootout and chase with police. Just after midnight […]

Obituary: Jason C. Thomas

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Jason C. Thomas, 44, of Willow Spring, NC (formerly of Granville, NY) passed away peacefully with family by his side […]

Backpack program marks 14 years

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

By Matthew Saari School is scheduled to start in a little more than a month, so it’s time to think […]

Man shot by Rutland police

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Two men were sent to the hospital Wednesday following a shootout and chase with police in Rutland, Vermont. Just after […]

Local businesses get big money from feds

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By Matthew Saari Many of the region’s leading employers were the leading recipients of federal coronavirus stimulus money. The U.S […]

Village, town order cuts in water usage

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By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville both are restricting water usage in their respective municipalities due to […]

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Poultney man charged with arson

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A Poultney, Vermont man has been arrested in connection with a May fire in Middletown Springs, Vermont. On Monday, Vermont […]

Magill to host virtual concert

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By Matthew Saari The show must go on. Despite all of the COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines in place, Daryl Magill is […]

Chasin’ Racin’: Fonda welcomes ‘Jeffer,’ Jeff Heotzler

By Mark Kane Who would have ever thought when you looked out the window early Saturday morning or right up […]

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