Andes boys to compete in Section IV semifinal tonight

The Andes Mountaineers advanced to the semifinal match of the Section IV Class D boys’ basketball tournament following a 45-37 victory over the host Patriots of Cherry Valley-Springfield on Monday night. The victory signaled the first trip to the semifinal for the 12th-seeded Mountaineers since 1989, according to Head Coach John Bernhardt.

Andes boys advance in sectional tournament; Roxbury boys, Andes and Margaretville girls fall

After nearly a week of delays due to a late winter snow storm measuring up to four feet in some locations, area basketball teams finally got back on the court over the weekend as the Section IV Class D tournament got underway.

Sectional basketball games rescheduled due to inclement weather

Three days of heavy snowfall that has left many local areas with more than three feet of snow has wreaked havoc on the 2010 Section IV Class D basketball tournament schedule – but organizers are working to get games in around the weather.

Basketball sectionals will pit familiar rivals

By John Bernhardt
When the basketball season finally ends, the Andes Mountaineers and the Gilboa Wildcats should be pretty familiar with each other. The two teams met last night at 7 p.m. at Gilboa for the fourth time in the first round of Section IV playoffs. Gilboa (12-5) is seeded fifth, Andes (9-9) is seeded 12th. The Mountaineers upended Gilboa in the title game of the Margaretville Holiday Tournament, but dropped both Delaware League contests, the first an eight-point loss in Gilboa, the second a 52-48 overtime loss at home.

Area teams gear up for hoop sectionals

By John Bernhardt
Several local high school basketball teams took advantage of a new experiment in the Delaware League this season. Each year, Delaware League teams hold one game in their schedule to cover the possibility of qualifying for the Crossover Championship Game. Two teams play in the title game and nine teams end up one game short.

Andes boys win nail-biter; Rockets and Devils beaten

By Julia Green
The Andes boys clinched a nail-biter on Friday night, when they posted a 52-51 win over the visiting JayHawks of Jefferson. The host Mountaineers held a three-point lead as time wound down, but Jefferson’s Tyler Dibble hit a jump shot at the buzzer to bring the JayHawks within one; a foul sent him to the free-throw line. The Mountaineers held their breath, and exhaled in relief as Dibble’s free throw attempt bounced off the front of the rim.

Gritty Rockets fall to Wildcats, Devils win, ACS splits in girls' hoops

By Julia Green
In a game more reminiscent of a poker hand than a basketball match-up, three of a kind nearly beat a full house last Tuesday, when the Roxbury girls played host to the visiting Wildcats of Gilboa. The game went down to the wire and the Lady Rockets found themselves down to only three players, having succumbed to foul trouble.

Andes Food Pantry the latest in community outreach


By Matthew J. Perry
A new food pantry located in the Presbyterian Church of Andes opened its doors for the first time yesterday. A modest operation at present, open just one day a week, its organizers are preparing to answer to greater community needs.
At present, the pantry will be open on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fast start leads ACS past Devils

By Julia Green
The Andes boys posted a convincing 73-27 win over the visiting Blue Devils of Margaretville on Friday night, in a game that was rescheduled from the night before. The Mountaineers jumped out to an early lead, outscoring the Blue Devils 20-4 in the opening quarter.

Late heroics lead MCS girls to victory over Mountaineers

By Julia Green
It was the Amy Filupeit show at Margaretville Central School on Friday night, when the host Blue Devils took on the visiting Mountaineers of Andes Central School. Filupeit nailed three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, the last of which came with 31 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 54 apiece.

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