Sports

First Cammer Memorial Golf Tournament set for August 16

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The first annual Mark Cammer Memorial Golf Tournament is planned at Shephard Hills Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 16 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start
Proceeds from the 4-Person Scramble tournament will benefit the family of Mark Cammer. An avid golfer and stellar athlete, Mark passed away in March following a long battle with cancer.
Tournament entry is $60 per person and includes golf and a barbecue. The barbecue, which starts at noon, is also open to the public and will feature Brooks’ chicken, a pig roast and more.


Headwaters welcomes 21,000th camper

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HEADWATERS SOCCER MILESTONE — Kaitlyn Gott, 15, of Edmeston (front row, white shirt) became the Headwaters Soccer Club’s 21,000th soccer player in its 25-year history. The milestone was achieved as her registration was the 757th to be received this summer. Headwaters began as a single camp in 1990 with 52 players attending. The Soccer Camp Series now has seven weeks of camps at five different locations with over 1,100 players attending annually. Kaitlyn has been attending the Session V week at Edmeston Central School annually. In this photo, Kaitlyn is surrounded by the staff of Session V. Kaitlyn is wearing a Headwaters 25 camp tee shirt autographed by each staff member. — Contributed photo


Time Out: August 6, 2014

Unless you’re a high school athlete attending a sports camp, team sports activity slows to a crawl in the summer in the Catskills. In days of old, summer baseball was huge in almost every small community in our county. At its peak, American Legion baseball was everywhere and almost every Delaware County town or hamlet fielded a youth baseball team. Sixteen teams represented Delaware County communities during its zenith. For the most part, Legion baseball in rural New York State is a thing of the past.

Baseball was king


DEC adopts bear hunting season changes

Albany — Black bear hunting opportunities have expand­ed this year as a result of reg­- ulation changes adopted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Commissioner Joe Mar­tens announced this week.
“Under Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, New York is working to increase hunting opportunities for sportsmen and sportswomen,” Commissioner Martens said. “With these changes, DEC is implementing strategies of the recently adopt­ed Black Bear Management Plan.”


Hooked on Fishing

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Jackie, (left) and Danielle of Walton landed these trophy trout weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces and 5 pounds, 10 ounces while fishing on the Pepacton Reservoir last week using sawbellies. — Photos courtesy of Al’s Sport Store, Downsville.


Jackson of New Jersey shows off his catch from the Pepacton Reservoir.


Time Out: July 30, 2014

He was a man without a country, a baseball fan decked out in the traditional orange and blue of the New York Mets enveloped in a sea of Atlanta Brave gray and red hearing “y’all” everywhere he turned. Styrofoam tomahawks bounced off his head and shoulders as thousands of Brave fans broke out in a chorus of their all to familiar tomahawk chop.
IDOL CHATTER — Randy VanKeuren (in uniform), chats with one of his idols, former Mets’ star Darryl Strawberry in Cooperstown on Sunday. — Contributed photoIDOL CHATTER — Randy VanKeuren (in uniform), chats with one of his idols, former Mets’ star Darryl Strawberry in Cooperstown on Sunday. — Contributed photo


Tunament dedicated to Bob Ackershoek this year

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TUNAMENT WINNERS — The 14th Annual Tunament, this year a four-man team, best-ball format golf tournament to honor the memory of the late Bill “Tuna” Sanford, was held Friday at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club in Margaretville. The winning team shot a score of 60 and consisted of, pictured above from left, Tom Sanford (brother of the late Bill Sanford) of Saugerties, John Hornbeck of Rosendale, tournament organizer Pete Sluiter of Perch Lake, Andes, and Mark Hess of St Davids, PA.


Time Out: Matt VanValkenburg Daily Star's top soccer player

Matt VanValkenburg gets it. On Saturday, the Margaretville soon-to-be-senior was named the Oneonta Daily Star 2013 Boys’ High School Soccer Player of the Year. The opening of sportswriter Rob Centorani’s story announcing the Player of the Year selection says a lot about the soccer player and the person who is Matt VanValkenburg. Here’s how Centorani started.
TOP HONORS — Margaretville’s Matt VanValkenburg heads the ball into the nets as he ties the score with the second of his three goals leading the Blue Devils to a 3-2 overtime victory against Charlotte Valley in the November 2, 2013 sectional finals contest. — Photo by Dick SanfordTOP HONORS — Margaretville’s Matt VanValkenburg heads the ball into the nets as he ties the score with the second of his three goals leading the Blue Devils to a 3-2 overtime victory against Charlotte Valley in the November 2, 2013 sectional finals contest. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Moyse county golf champ with two stroke victory

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Results from the 49th annual Delaware County Amateur Golf Championship played at the Delhi College Golf Course on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 11, 12, and 13.
CENTER OF ATTENTION — Delhi resident Matt Moyse, right, was the center of attention as he claimed his second Delaware County Amateur Golf Championship at the Delhi College Golf Course on Sunday. Moyse shot a 54-hole total of 221 to best runner up Mike Wagner Jr., at left, by two strokes and 11-time champion Brad Anderson who finished fifth. Moyse won his first title in 2002 as a 19-year-old.
— Photo by Dick SanfordCENTER OF ATTENTION — Delhi resident Matt Moyse, right, was the center of attention as he claimed his second Delaware County Amateur Golf Championship at the Delhi College Golf Course on Sunday. Moyse shot a 54-hole total of 221 to best runner up Mike Wagner Jr., at left, by two strokes and 11-time champion Brad Anderson who finished fifth. Moyse won his first title in 2002 as a 19-year-old.
— Photo by Dick Sanford


Blish recognized for decades of bowling prowess

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BOWLED OVER — Anna Blish of Margaretville was recently recognized for her 25th consecutive year of competing in the USBC Women’s Championships held in Reno. An accomplished multi-sport athlete, Anna has previously been inducted into the Delaware-Greene Bowling Hall of Fame and the Kingston Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame. — Contributed photo.


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