Rocket boys blast Jefferson

After relying heavily on stingy defensive play during two crucial Delaware League victories last week, baskets came fast and furious for Roxbury in Jefferson last week.  Roxbury scored 28 points in the first quarter on their way to a crushing, 73-30, defeat of the JayHawks.

The Rockets’ onslaught continued in the second period when Roxbury outscored their hosts 18-6, to build a 46-11 advantage by intermission. 

Lady Rockets top Mountaineers

By John Bernhardt
Strong defensive pressure in the second half propelled Roxbury past Andes in a Delaware League girls’ contest played in Roxbury last week. Roxbury turned turnovers into offensive opportunity, using a 10-1 third quarter on their way to a 52-25 victory.
“The Roxbury girls did a nice job of capitalizing on our failure to protect the basketball,” lamented Andes coach Jeff Rhone.

Roxbury falls to Milford in tourney opener

By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury boys’ basketball team is searching for offensive answers at the start of a new campaign.  The Rockets played hard defensively, staying close into the second half of both contests at Milford’s Anton Remy Tip-Off Tournament, but lacked the offensive firepower needed to bring home a victory.
The Rockets battled tourney winner Cherry-Valley hard in opening-round action, trailing 26-20 at the half. 

Lady Rockets open with win over H-T 'cats

By John Bernhardt
When he watched his Brooklyn Nets team play during the preseason, coach Avery Johnson knew he had the talent to battle for a spot in the NBA’s Eastern Division. Avery’s challenge was to convince his team they could be good. “What we need is a win that’s more than a win,” he told reporters.  Johnson was talking about a win over one of the NBA’s more established franchises like the Celtics, Knicks, or Lakers.

RCS hoops teams aim for rebound season

By John Bernhardt
If they can harness a healthy dose of intensity and emotion and build good team chemistry, Roxbury girls’ basketball coach Lisa Faraci feels her team can be a factor in the Delaware League this season. 

“It all comes down to our mindset and our ability to work well together,” noted Faraci.  “If we work hard and recognize the positives we bring to the court, we can compete with a lot of teams in this league.” Faraci is looking for her team to share the load offensively.  “We have the potential to be well-rounded offensively,” she said. 

RCS students art at Orphic Gallery

Roxbury - The Orphic Gallery has announced the opening of a new exhibit entitled “Ars Musica,” work composed entirely of musical art by students at Roxbury Central School. 
In accordance with the mission of the Orphic Gallery, to present art relating to and inspired by music, the exhibit will showcase works by the students on musical themes.

“Ars Musica” will open with an artists’ reception on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.  The Orphic Gallery is located in the Roxbury Corner Store at 53525 State Highway 30 at the corner of Main and Bridge streets. 

RCS lists honor roll for first marking period

Roxbury Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the first marking period of the 2012 - 2013 school year.

Roxbury passes 2013 budget with nominal increases


By Trish Adams
The Roxbury Town Board adopted a budget for 2013 at its Thursday night meeting, after brief hearings to allow the public to weigh in on the budget and a local law that would permit the board to override the two percent tax cap imposed by the state last year.

Roxbury Arts Group kicks off winter season

Staff report
Plenty of things have been going on at the Roxbury Arts Group, including the launch of “Winter 2012 Postcard Show” on Saturday.

Wine and laughter flowed freely as more than 100 people showed up for the exhibit. It was held in the Walter Meade Gallery of the Roxbury Arts Center on Vega Mountain Road.

Roxbury Library hosts Holiday Bazaar

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will hold its Annual Holiday Bazaar at the library on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The RLA Annual Holiday Bazaar will offer holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase delicious bake sale items and quality RLA Thrift Shoppe merchandise, Irma Mae Griffin’s History of the Town of Roxbury, and 2012 RLA Log Cabin raffle tickets.

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