Jed Porter certified by guides' group

Bishop, CA — After passing his ski mountaineering exams near Whistler in British Columbia, Margaretville native Jed Porter has been fully certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA).

The guide training and exams, administered by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), produce certified guides to a high level of ability. Only 89 U.S. guides have been fully certified in rock, alpine and ski guiding by the AMGA since the American program was recognized internationally in 1997.

Irving Berlin's America at Open Eye

Margaretville — The opening performance of the world premiere production of Chip Deffaa’s “Irving Berlin’s America” is Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street.

“Irving Berlin’s America” is a musical play featuring more than 25 songs by Berlin, and a few favorites by his friend George M. Cohan. The playwright will be present at the opening and there will be a reception and conversation with him and the cast following the performance.

Warner helps pace MCS to top of tennis league

By John Bernhardt
Patience and persistence are a big part of James Warner’s tennis game. Fast and smart, Margaretville’s top ranked tennis player often bides his time, waiting for his opponent to serve up an unforced error.

MCS students get Engineered byDesign education

By Brian Sweeney
Seventh- and eighth-grade students at Margaretville Central School are nearing completion of the district’s initial year of participation in the innovative Engineering byDesign program.

Engineering byDesign (EbD) utilizes the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to provide a well-rounded learning experience. The program was introduced four years ago and is currently being used in more than 350 school districts.

MCS to stage 'Annie Get your Gun'

Staff report
Cassandra Olin, band director at Margaretville Central School, says she was at school last summer, completing work for her master’s degree. Some of the other degree candidates started talking about why schools don’t produce old Broadway musical shows. Olin says the kids aren’t familiar with the names, but everyone knows the songs. Olin, who took over the MCS Scitamard Society, that’s “dramatics” spelled backwards, decided to give one of the old shows a try.

Honor students named at Margaretville

Margaretville Central School has announced its honor rolls for third quarter of the 2012 – ’13 school year.

RCS girls top rival Blue Devils

By John Bernhardt
Roxbury’s Marissa Greene was making up for lost time in the Rockets’ softball opener at home. Injuries in both her sophomore and junior seasons prevented Greene from getting much time on the softball field. Friday, Greene started anew, pounding out four hits and scoring four times as Roxbury launched a new softball season by beating Margaretville, 24-9.

Jefferson nips in MCS baseball play

Staff report
Defending champion Jefferson scored four times to break open a 5-5 tie and then held on to squeak past visiting Margaretville, 9-8, in the Delaware League opener for both teams Monday afternoon. Four Jefferson base hits, the big blow a two-run Jimmy Reese single, proved to be Margaretville’s undoing.

MCS nets tennis win over WAJ

The Margaretville Central School Varsity Tennis Team raised its league record to 2-0 Thursday when they defeated visiting Windham-Ashland-Jewett, 4-3. Margaretville won its first match on Wednesday by default over Charlotte Valley.

Short piles up 13 strikeouts in MCS victory

Staff report
When Margaretville’s Kyle Short and Gilboa’s Hunter Grace match wits on the baseball mound, you don’t want to miss it. The two junior pitching aces started off throwing strikes in Thursday’s opener, right where they left off in a season-ending contest at Cooperstown’s Double Day Field last year. The Blue Devils outlasted their hosts, 4-3, holding back a final-inning Wildcats’ rally to earn a nail-biting win.

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