Margaretville

MCS girls edge DCS Eagles

By Julia Green
Downsville 36, Margaretville 38 ( Jan. 29)
It all came down to the fourth and final quarter of the Margaretville Blue Devils’ league win over Downsville on Thursday night. Brandi Balcom hit 10 of her 14 total points in the quarter and Casey Hubbell iced two of two free throws in the closing minutes to extend the Blue Devils’ lead to seven.


MCS grad Owen Finberg receives soccer coaching honors

South Kent, CT — Margaretville Central School graduate (1995) and South Kent School Director of Athletics and Head Soccer Coach Owen Finberg has been recognized as one of the top high school soccer coaches in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Adidas.


Coaches vs. Cancer fund-raiser Friday night at Margaretville gym

By Julia Green
Sneakers will be the footwear of choice for Margaretville Central School basketball coaches on Friday night, when MCS takes part in the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer Awareness Week.


Margaretville Fire Department elects new officers for upcoming year

Members of the Margaretville Fire Department elected officers for 2009 at their meeting held on Monday, Dec. 1.


MTC Cable plans Downsville expansion

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville-based MTC Cable has begun the process of an expansion into the hamlet of Downsville. General Manager Glen Faulkner said that if all approvals are granted, MTC Cable will enter into a franchise agreement with the Town of Colchester and replace the current Downsville Community Antenna System.


Catskill authors discuss and sign books on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Commons

The Catskills – their history, science, lore and never-ending appeal – will be the topic when three regional authors visit The Commons on Main Street, Margaretville Saturday, Jan. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. to discuss and sign their books, which will be available for purchase.


Art in Common warms up February with music, art, fine crafts, readings

Margaretville — The multi-arts series “Art in Common” brings you fun, art and enrichment every Saturday in February at the Commons building in Margaretville — performances by Patricia Dell and Kent Brown, a group show opening at Longyear Gallery, fine craft artisans demonstrating their creative work, and Catskill authors from Purple Mountain Press regaling you with discussions about our region’s landscape, history and settlement.


ACS boys down Eagles, Devils in hoop play

By Julia Green
Downsville 46, Andes 71 (Tuesday, Jan. 20)
It was a group effort that led to Andes’ sound victory over visiting Downsville on Tuesday night, which snapped a five-game losing streak for the Mountaineers.
Ethan Berghammer led Andes with 18 points and Eric Reed added 14 while Cody Ruff tallied 11 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and two steals for the Mountaineers, who moved to 7-6 overall and 3-6 in the league. Josh Bonifacic led Andes in rebounds with 11.


Basketball results mixed for girls' teams; Lady Rockets post first win of the season

By Julia Green
Downsville 54, Andes 43 (Wednesday, Jan. 21)
Mariah Ruff led Andes with 19 points, including three three-pointers when Andes hosted Downsville last Wednesday. The Mountaineers also got 11 rebounds apiece from Karli Tait and Rachel Andrews and six assists and five steals from Ruff.
Andes led by two points at the end of the first quarter, but relinquished the lead in the second, when Downsville went on a 13-5 scoring run.


Margaretville girls split pair in week's basketball action

By Julia Green
Margaretville 39, Windham 29
The Margaretville girls improved to 7-3 overall after a convincing 39-29 win at Windham last week Tuesday.
The Blue Devils were led by Erica Faulkner, who tallied all of her team-high 11 points in the second half, when Margaretville outscored Windham 30-16. Faulkner also had 13 rebounds for Margaretville.


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