One for the Record Books


UNUSUAL GOBBLER — Michael Stafford of Roxbury harvested an unusual double-bearded tom turkey this past weekend while hunting in Roxbury. The 23-pound gobbler, which sported one and-three-eighth inch long spurs, had two beards; one 10-inches long and one seven-inches long. The gobbler will qualify for the New York State non-typical turkey record book. — Contributed photo

Reservoir Monster


Charlie Waxmonsky of Wilkes Barre, PA caught this monster 10-pound, one-ounce brown trout while trolling in the Pepacaton Reservoir on May 19. The huge fish was 27-inches long. — Photo courtesy of Al’s Sport Shop, Downsville

Senior Kyle Short leads MCS team over the Rockets

OVER THE TOP — Margaretville catcher Cooper Reither leaps for a high throw as Jefferson’s John Quagliano slides in safely during action last Tuesday at MCS. — Photos by Dick SanfordOVER THE TOP — Margaretville catcher Cooper Reither leaps for a high throw as Jefferson’s John Quagliano slides in safely during action last Tuesday at MCS. — Photos by Dick SanfordIt’s always tough for a high school baseball team to say goodbye to its seniors. For the Margaretville squad that will be especially so when they close their 2014 campaign and Kyle Short has played his final game.

Roxbury baseball team scores hard-fought win over H-T

With their backs to the wall, the Roxbury baseball team battled back from big deficits two times to edge Hunter-Tanners­ville, 10-9, in a game played in Hunter on Monday. The Rockets dug an early hole trailing Hunter, 6-1 after the first three innings of play.
A Sam Nash double with runners on second and third started the initial Roxbury rally. Nash would later score on a Hunter defensive miscue to shave the Wildcat lead to 6-4.
The Rockets would tie the game in the top of the fifth, scoring a pair of runs without the benefit of a base hit.

MCS softball win over Stamford a sweet finale for two seniors

Margaretville seniors Cec­il­ia Galatioto and Kate Short were determined to close out their high school athletic careers with a win. The Blue Devil senior duo went a combined eight of 10 at the plate and scored eight runs as Margaretville end­ed their season with a 19-12 victory over Stamford.

Roxbury girls win two last week

“Our girls are working hard. We have a great group of kids and they’re looking better every night.” That’s how Roxbury coach Jane Ware explained it when talking about the play of her softball team. The Rockets won two contests by big margins over Hunter-Tannersville and Margaretville last week to run their season record to 9-4. The pair of wins gives the veteran Roxbury coach 399 wins over her career.

Roxbury team earns three tennis wins


The Roxbury tennis team earned three victories in Delaware League tennis action last week.
RCS was a 5-2 winner over Stamford in May 6 action.
Josh Riley (Roxbury) d. Julia Adams 9-0
Joe McAfee( Roxbury) d. K.C. Rockwell 9-1
Kajus Normanta s(Roxbury) d. Kim Freer 9-5
Danny Ballard (Roxbury) d. Jeff Sweezey 9-7
Tristan Mulder (Roxbury) d. Makayla Swart 9-3
Dakotah Smith & Victoria Fairbairn (Stamford) d. Emily Arvanete & Nick Dorrance 9-7
Rebekka Fox & Vera Powley (Stamford) d. Isabel Batista & Molly O Brien 9-3

The Rockets were 6-1 winners over Andes in tennis play on May 7.

Little Man, Big Man: Two Big Fish!


NICE CATCH — Four-year-old Dominic Grieco (above left), fishing with his dad, caught his first reservoir trout, a brown that weighed two pounds and measured 16 inches. Never too young to fish!

HEFTY HAUL — Jack Baldwin (right) from New Jersey hooked a nice six and-one-half pound brown that measured 26 inches while fishing sawbellies. — Photos courtesy of Al’s Sports Store, Downsville.

Nick gets Tom!


OPENING DAY GOBBLER — Nick Sprague of Roxbury shot this nice Tom turkey on Saturday, April 26, the opening day of the youth turkey hunting season, while hunting with his partner, Vern Bauer. The bird weighed 22 pounds, sported an eight and-a-half inch beard, and had three-quarter inch spurs. — Contributed photo

Disappointing week for MCS and RCS baseball teams


MCS baseball
Margaretville’s baseball team saw its slim chances for a Delaware League Upper Division title nearly disappear when they fell to Gilboa, 7-3, on the road last week. The loss was the Blue Devils second Delaware League defeat, one more than Windham, who owns the tiebreaker should the two teams finish in a tie.
Margaretville got on the board early, scoring a single run in the top of the first on Cooper Reither’s double, but squandered an opportunity for a big inning by leaving the bases loaded.

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