Sports

RCS teams strong on hoop experience

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By John Bernhardt
Experience is a great teacher. The Roxbury girls’ and boys’ basketball teams bring the advantage of previous hardwood lessons learned, rosters packed with players who have been there before, players who can use the hard knocks of earlier campaigns to their advantage in the upcoming basketball crusade. The return of large portions of the rosters on both teams create positive energy and elevated expectations at the onset of another local winter sports’ season.

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Bowling Scores: Nov. 26, 2014

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Better Half Mixed League 11/23/14
Team Attitude 31 17
Slicksters 29 19
Pin Heads 29 19
Komeback Kids 23 26
Team 8 23 9
Poor Craig 22 26
JAB 21 27
Flexible Team 14 34

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Young Bucks

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GOOD START — Fourteen-year-old Isaac Walker of Roxbury started off his Big Game hunting career in style, bagging an eight-pointer with a 17-inch spread at 7 a.m. on opening day. Isaac was hunting in the Town of Roxbury with his dad, Matt.  — Contributed photos

FIRST BUCK’S A BEAUTY — Fourteen-year-old Kevin Davie of Roxbury shot this nine- point, 220-pound buck on Saturday, the opening day of the rifle big game hunting season. It was Kevin’s first buck. — Contributed photo

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MCS boys hoop squad has experience to contend

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By John Bernhardt
The past two seasons brought a resurgence of boys’ basketball prowess to the court at Margaretville Central School. The Blue Devils won the Delaware League championship in 2013 and were in the thick of the title chase last winter. Short in numbers, but long in experience, Margaretville coach Jeremey Marks is hoping his squad can contend again this winter.
With only one junior on the roster, the Blue Devils have only eight players. But, six of the eight Blue Devils are seniors, allowing Marks ample experience to make up for what he lacks in depth.

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Blue Devil girls have high hopes for hoop season

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By John Bernhardt
There are few places that Kyle Holden would rather be than on a basketball court. The Margaretville girls’ varsity coach relishes the time he gets to teach basketball every season. But, this winter Holden’s Blue Devils have elevated his enjoyment of teaching the game to new levels.
“It’s just a pleasure coaching these girls,” Holden said when talking about his team. “I really like this group. It’s tough to describe how much fun it’s been working with these kids.”

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Bowling Scores: Nov. 19, 2014

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Better Half Mixed League 11/16/14
Team Attitude 30 14
Slicksters 26 18
Pin Heads 25 19
Komeback Kids 23 21
JAB 20 24
Poor Craig 19 25
Team 8 19 8
Fleixible Team 14 30
Men’s High Game
Tom Miller 244, Alan Gavette 218, Greg Montminy 199
Men’s High Series
Tom Miller 567, Alan Gavette 608, Greg Montminy 543
Women’s High Game
Kristena Westerfeld 183, Susan Wixon 180, Debbie Westerfeld 173
Women’s High Series
Debbie Westerfeld 474, Susan Wixon 457, Kristena Westerfeld 452

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Big game season opener is Saturday, Nov. 15

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The Big Game Hunting Season for whitetail deer and bear opens in the Southern Zone on Saturday, Nov. 15 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 7.
Wildlife biologists at the NYS Department of Environment Conservation (DEC) are predicting good prospects for hunters in the Catskill Region.
EIGHT-POINTER — Tom Felter took this nice eight-point buck on November 5 while hunting with a crossbow in Ulster County. Tom said he shot the buck at 21 yards and that its antlers had an inside spread of 16 inches and nine-and-a-half-inch top tines. Tom is the son of Ralph Felter of Kelly Corners. The regular Big Game season starts on Saturday, Nov. 15. — Photo by Dick SanfordEIGHT-POINTER — Tom Felter took this nice eight-point buck on November 5 while hunting with a crossbow in Ulster County. Tom said he shot the buck at 21 yards and that its antlers had an inside spread of 16 inches and nine-and-a-half-inch top tines. Tom is the son of Ralph Felter of Kelly Corners. The regular Big Game season starts on Saturday, Nov. 15. — Photo by Dick Sanford

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Copenhagen knocks out South Kortright in Class D State Tournament

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By John Bernhardt
When asked during an interview prior to Saturday’s New York State Boys’ Class D Regional Championship game if he knew anything about his opponents, South Kortright Coach Bob VanValkenburgh didn’t hes­itate. VanValkenburgh reported Copenhagen has a big kid who played in the middle of the field who he was told was special.
OUT IN FRONT — Ryan Sluiter of South Kortright races for the ball with Copenhagen’s Cody Buckley in strong pursuit. The action took place in Saturday’s State Class D Soccer Tournament game played at Oneonta. — Photos by Brian HoreyOUT IN FRONT — Ryan Sluiter of South Kortright races for the ball with Copenhagen’s Cody Buckley in strong pursuit. The action took place in Saturday’s State Class D Soccer Tournament game played at Oneonta. — Photos by Brian Horey

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Karate Kids!

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Several students at instructor Terry Bergman’s Paks Karate Margaret­ville competed in the Herkimer Karate Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8. Curtis Taylor won his first trophy in sparring and he received a silver medal in forms. Eli Taylor and Angelique Biasutto each won bronze in forms and fighting. Emma Rotella won the silver medal in forms and bronze medal in sparring. Pictured above, from left, are Curtis Taylor, Lillian Taylor, Emma Rotella, Kayla Clark, Master Terry Bergmann, Angelique Biasutto, and Eli Taylor. — Contributed photo

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Delaware County All Stars selected

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The Delaware League has announced its Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer All Stars for the 2014 season. Those earning recognition include:
Boys’ First Team: Davenport, Kyle Moorby, Cody Wamsley; Downsville, Bill Smith, Chance Byington; Margaretville, Matt Van Valkenburg, Cooper Reither; Roxbury, Will Rendler; South Kortright, Griff Metzko, Sam Fabrykiewicz, Dylan Boest; Stamford, Glen Cioccari; Windham, Luke Rasmussen, Aidan Cohane.

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