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Andes students explored new world with trip to Guatemala

By John Bernhardt
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel see only a page.” If you pay heed to St. Augustine, eight Andes students completed a fascinating chapter on a six-day school travel club excursion to Guatemala in March. In Guatemala, the Andes contingent saw life from a new perspective and experienced a world they had never realized before.


Margaretville Board of Education hears request for athletic union

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Central School Board of Education held a public forum last Wednesday night to hear a proposal from Andes Central School regarding the possibility of allowing Andes student-athletes to compete on Margaretville athletic teams next year.
Andes Superintendent Bob Chakar and Athletic Director Margaret Brown delivered a presentation to MCS Board of Education members and Superintendent Tony Albanese, as well as roughly 70 members of the community.


Roxbury's Davie no-hits JCS; Andes edges MCS in softball

By Julia Green
Roxbury’s Heather Davie tallied her second no-hitter in two years on Tuesday, as the Rockets posted a 2-0 win over the host Jefferson JayHawks.
“It was a pitchers’ duel,” said Roxbury Head Coach Jane Ware, whose own team was limited to two runs by Jefferson’s pitcher.


Lost boy found in Andes woods

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By Brian Sweeney
An 11-year-old was found unharmed early Sunday after he became lost the previous afternoon in the Town of Andes. The boy, who police did not wish to identify, reportedly left a seasonal residence on Perch Lake Road about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. When the youngster failed to return for dinner around 6 o’clock, his father began an hour-long search.


Tennis teams get into the swing of spring

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Central School tennis team will be looking to combine returning talent, new talent and borrowed talent when the tennis season gets underway this week.
In addition to key returners James Warner, Michelle O’Reilly and Alex Ramos, Andes student-athletes Eric Reed and Sage Beemer will join the MCS tennis ranks, where Head Coach Jim Owdienko anticipates they will battle for the top two positions.


Andes athletes joining Margaretville teams will be focus of public meeting

By Brian Sweeney and Julia Green
A proposal to allow Andes students to join the Margaretville boys’ varsity soccer and basketball teams next year is the subject of a public meeting on Wednesday, April 7 at 7:15 p.m. in MCS Board Room.
The plan is being presented as a means of allowing Andes students to participate in varsity athletics during the 2010-11 season. Because of low enrollment, ACS officials do not anticipate being able to field boys’ teams next year for soccer or basketball.


MCS girls rally past Rams for softball win

By Julia Green
The old adage about the fat lady singing was never truer than last Tuesday, when the Margaretville Blue Devils’ softball team went on a seven-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs against them to post a 17-16 win over the Rams of South Kortright.
Junior Amy Filupeit’s RBI single was enough to drive in the winning run, which capped off an inning with six walks and three hits, including singles by Jessica Barringer and Christine Kelly.


Returning softball players make coaches optimistic

By Julia Green
Andes Mountaineers
For the first time in two years, Andes Central School will have a softball team. Head Coach Tamara Snyder is welcoming back a core of seniors who last played for her when they were freshmen.
Leading the Mountaineers this season will be seniors Karli Tait and Rachel Andrews, who spent the past two seasons with the Margaretville softball team. Tait, a pitcher, was an All-Delaware League selection last season.


Registration set April 7 at Andes

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Pre-K and Kindergarten registration will be held at Andes Central School on Wednesday, April 7 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. If you have a child who is turning four or five by December 1, 2010 and have not yet received an informational packet, please call the school at 845 676-3166.


Northern Catskill Occupational Center lists honor rolls

Grand Gorge —The following area ONC BOCES, Northern Catskill Occupational Center students, were named to the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.


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