Margaretville

MCS baseball team wins twice

With one out in the seventh inning, and two strikes on Danny Conroy, the Margaretville baseball team was desperate for bat to meet ball Monday afternoon. The Blue Devils trailed 1-0. Kyle Short led off third base representing the tying run, knowing that if Conroy couldn’t connect with the ball, he might very well come out on the short side of one of the best baseball outings of his life. But, Conroy lined a single to center, field tying the score, and breathing new life into the Blue Devils.


3 Million awarded to Margaretville for flood relief

By Joe Moskowitz
It took a village and its school to impress the governor. But in the end, Margaretville is $3 million richer for the effort.
During a ceremony in Albany last Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the village would receive an additional $3 million in Rising Community funding.


Village truck purchase stalled by tight finances

By Joe Moskowitz
A special meeting of the Margaretville Village Board was called on Monday to deal with some rather routine business, but in an age when governments have to be careful with every dollar, and tough choices have to be made, a simple task like buying a truck means something else may not get done.


MCS fashions a victory at the Olympics of Visual Arts

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville students brought home the gold from the Olympics of the Visual Arts (OVA) competition held April 10 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
Team members included: HS team is Katlynn Shamro, Bianca Molnar, Courtney Scheffler, Mary Greene, Sage Finkle, Kaylee Sanford and Kayla Laise. Art teacher Michele Dietz was the team’s advisor.


MCS softball enjoys their first victory in see-saw contest

CLOSE CALL: Cora Bruno of MCS (on the ground) and Jefferson’s third baseman Brittany Brovetto look to see the umpire’s call after Bruno slid into third on a close play during action  week. MCS won the contest, 16-13.CLOSE CALL: Cora Bruno of MCS (on the ground) and Jefferson’s third baseman Brittany Brovetto look to see the umpire’s call after Bruno slid into third on a close play during action week. MCS won the contest, 16-13.
It was a see-saw contest, an up and down affair, and when it was over the Margaretville girls softball team was on top, 20-17, and first-year head coach Kyle Holden had his first victory.


Seussical plays well at MCS

The Margaretville Central School Scitamard Society completed a very successful engagement of “SEUSSICAL” ™ on April 4-5.

Cassandra Olin directed the play, with musical direction by Richard Tucker and assistance from William Powers. The musical is based upon the works of DR. SEUSS.


Youngster's projects bring smiles to foster kids

By Brian Sweeney
A fourth-grade student at Margaretville Central is doing her part to brighten the lives of foster children in the area.
Saira Pereira, an Arkville resident, first took an interest in assisting foster children several years ago. With the goal of helping a young girl who was entering into foster care, Saira held several bake sales to raise funds. Her thought was that while foster homes provide an improved environment, the situation often is accompanied by considerable uncertainty.


MCS hurler makes short work of Downsville Eagles

For Margaretville pitching ace Kyle Short, the three most important pitches he throws are all fastballs: strike one, strike two, and strike three. Short turned in a brilliant pitching performance Monday night, striking out 16 Eagles to lead Margaretville past Downsville, 3-2, in the Delaware League opener for both teams.


Solid pitching, late rally push MCS Blue Devils past SK on the diamond

What started as an old-fashioned pitching duel turned into a 9-1 Margaretville non-league victory when the Blue Devils massed eight runs in the sixth inning last Tuesday in South Kortright. Devin Amundsen’s two-RBI double and Cooper Reither’s two-RBI single helped open the floodgates in Margaretville’s big inning.
STRETCH!: Second baseman Eric Mathiesen of Margaretville, above, reaches for a throw as a South Kortright runner dives safely back to the bag in Thursday’s Delaware League contest.  — Photos by Dick SanfordSTRETCH!: Second baseman Eric Mathiesen of Margaretville, above, reaches for a throw as a South Kortright runner dives safely back to the bag in Thursday’s Delaware League contest. — Photos by Dick Sanford


Strong hitting not enough for Blue Devils in softball

By John Bernhardt
Margaretville softball coach Kyle Holden is pleased with his team’s offensive production in their first two contests. Holden’s Blue Devils have plated 21 runners but that has not been enough to find the victory column.
Margaretville carried a 9-3 lead into the top of the fifth inning in its opener at South Kortright last Wednesday. The Blue Devils scored four runs in the second and third innings with Cora Bruno and Kate Short getting key hits in the rallies.
TEAM SPIRIT: Coach Kyle Holden, at right, leads his team in a cheer prior to last  Wednesday’s contest against South Kortright.— Photos by Dick SanfordTEAM SPIRIT: Coach Kyle Holden, at right, leads his team in a cheer prior to last Wednesday’s contest against South Kortright.— Photos by Dick Sanford


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