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Roxbury boys are game but fall to leaders in hoop action

Roxbury’s boys’ basketball team took on two stiff challenges last week, going on the road to battle both of the Delaware League’s division leaders. Battling for consistency, a struggle for any young basketball team, the Rockets struggled to piece together four quarters of steady play against the DL leaders, Gilboa and Davenport.


Woodchuck Lodge gains exposure in nationwide Ford magazine

An article in the current issue of My Ford magazine has brought national attention to naturalist John Burroughs and Woodchuck Lodge, his Catskill Mountain retreat in Roxbury.
The article, which spotlights the unlikely friendship of Burroughs and industrialist Henry Ford, appears in a magazine that goes to an estimated four million Ford automobile owners. Countless more viewers can read the story online, and see a short video featuring Woodchuck Lodge Board President Bill Birns and Burroughs’ great-granddaughter Joan Burroughs.


Community says goodbye to radio personality Bob Ackershoek

By Joe Moskowitz
Roxbury is never going to sound the same again. The big booming voice of Bob Ackershoek has fallen silent.
Ackershoek died Friday, several days after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 62.
Ackershoek was vacationing in South Carolina when he was stricken. He had brought with him the things he loved most, Cassie Grabowski, his companion of more than 30 years, his golf clubs, and plenty of rock and roll music, undoubtedly some of it by “The Beach Boys.”

In his radio element


RCS students earn honors status

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Roxbury Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the first marking period of the 2013 – ’14 school year.


Many new players on RCS girls' basketball squad

By John Bernhardt
After losing the nucleus of last winter’s basketball team to graduation, Roxbury girls’ basketball coach Lisa Faraci is busy reloading her roster for the upcoming campaign. Only three Rocket players return, leaving Faraci busy teaching Rocket offensive and defensive systems to a squad filled with new faces.
For Faraci the preseason has been special.
“We’re working hard to improve each and every day,” noted the Roxbury coach. These kids are so eager and working so hard. They are just eating basketball up right now.”


Seward secures funds for Roxbury tech center

Roxbury — Roxbury Central School will receive a $100,000 state grant to assist with construction of the Numann Technology Center, it has been announced by State Senator James Seward.
The legislative grant secured by Senator Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) is being used to help fund the Numann Technology Center. The new media and technology center, named in honor of 1949 graduate Guy Numann, will contain state-of-the-art technology-based educational tools that will aid students, faculty and the community at-large.


Shannon Sprague wins Delaware golf title

By John Bernhardt
Shannon Sprague is a gamer. When the soccer ball is kicked off in the center of the field or the golfers approach the first tee, Sprague puts on her game face and amps up her play. The bigger the challenge, the greater the focus and the more likely Sprague will elevate her game. Shannon Sprague competes.

Last week at the Delhi College Golf Course, Sprague lifted her golf game to new levels winning medalist honors in the Delaware League Golf Championship by shooting a personal best 87.


Local author will be speaker at RLA program

Roxbury — Diane Galusha, author of Liquid Assets: The Story of New York City’s Water System, will discuss the creation of the Pepacton Reservoir at the Roxbury Library on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.


WIOX owners seek sale to WSKG

By Joe Moskowitz
Faced with the daunting challenge of raising enough money to renew its broadcast license, Roxbury radio station manager Joe Piasek has asked the Roxbury Town Board, owners of the license, for permission to sell the two-year-old station to WSKG Public Radio and Television in Vestal.
WSKG and WIOX already have a relationship in which WSKG provides National Public Radio programming for the Roxbury radio station.


Goal scoring key issue for Roxbury RCS girls team

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By John Bernhardt
“Who’s going to put the ball in the back of the nets?” That’s the question Roxbury coach Lisa Faraci ponders as she prepares her squad for the 2013 soccer season. The answer to that question will be an important variable in the equation that measures the Rockets’ success on the field this fall.
“We’ll be competitive every time we play,” explained Faraci. “Our defense looks solid. How well we do could hinge on our offensive output.”


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