Local players among the top basketball scorers


By John Bernhardt
As the New Year rolls in, a chunk of the 2013-14 high school basketball season is already behind us. Enough games have been played for trends and patterns to emerge and divisional races to start taking shape. A review of the area’s basketball scoring board is a good indicator of what players have been making some noise on the offensive side of the hardwoods.

Top spots in boys’ Delaware League hotly contended

By John Bernhardt
Up is down and down is up in Delaware League boys’ basketball this winter. The decade-long standings have shifted with new faces battling for room in Upper and Mountain Division races.
With at least five schools vying for top honors in the league, and several others trying to elbow their way into the hardwood conversation, local basketball fans have a virtual smorgasbord of “big game” choices sprinkled across the schedule almost every night of the season.

Bowling Scores: January 8, 2014


Better Half, Mixed League
Heat’s Off 49 19
Slackers 40 28
Diamonds 38.5 29.5
Heat’s On 38.5 29.5
Pin Heads 37 30.5
Clueless 33 35
Ollies 28 40
BYE 4 52
Men’s High Game
Craig Westerfeld 202, Mike Maxim 202, Shannon Frano 200
Men’s High Series
Craig Westerfeld 560, Mike Maxim 549, Alan Gavette 519
Women’s High Game
Sharon Gavette 195, Debbie Westerfeld 170, Susan Wixon 169

Women’s High Series
Sharon Gavette 490, Debbie Westerfeld 481, Susan Wixon 486

MCS boys defeat Eagles to become holiday tourney champs


By John Bernhardt
“Live by the three, die by the three.” That’s a basketball lesson the Downsville Eagles may have learned Saturday night as they dropped a 50-46 decision to the visiting Margaretville Blue Devils in the championship game of their own tournament.

Bowling Scores: January 1, 2014


Organization League, 12/27/13
Marg. Bowl 41 23
Marg. FD 36 28
The Ice Bar 34 30
Rocko 32 32
Erickson Auto. 31 33
Water Guy 30 34
Reliable Tent 28 36
H. Fairbairn 24 40

Milford girls roll past RCS in tourney play


By John Bernhard
A bruising second quarter took Roxbury out of the game as Milford outscored the Rockets, 22-7, to build a, 34-16, halftime lead in the opening round of Stamford’s girls’ basketball tournament on Friday afternoon.
Addy Lawson hit two three-points, scored eight points, and made three steals during the run as the Milford reached Saturday’s title game with a 56-28 win.

RCS boys’ team bounces back for second straight win


By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury boys’ basketball team heads into the holiday break looking forward to the 2014 part of its schedule. After dropping their first four games of the season, the young Rockets have battled back to win back-to-back Delaware League contests, downing Windham, 42-37, Friday night at home.
After getting himself into early foul trouble, and spending a large part of the first three-quarters on the sidelines, junior Matt Faraci reentered the game in the last seven minutes to spearhead a Roxbury rally.

Gilboa boys edge Blue Devils in double-overtime; Margaretville and Roxbury girls post wins


By John Bernhardt
It was a basketball chess match last Wednesday, the latest is a series of intriguing hardwood match-ups between two Delaware League competitors. If basketball allowed a stalemate, that’s likely where a contest between Margaretville and Gilboa’s boys’ teams would conclude. But, there are no ties on the hardwoods, so it was Gilboa’s turn as the Wildcats edged Margaretville, 63-58, in a double-overtime thriller.

Bowling Scores: December 25, 2013


Better Half Mixed League, 12/22/13
Heat’s Off 45 19
Heat’s On 37.5 26.5
Slackers 37 27
Diamonds 36 28
Pin Heads 34.5 29.5
Clueless 32 32
Ollies 28 26
BYE 6 58

Men’s High Game
Tom Miller 247, Craig Westerfeld 227, Alan Gavette 212, Joe VanBlarcom 212
Men’s High Series
Tom Miller 639, Joe VanBlarcom 602, Alan Gavette 598
Women’s High Game
Debbie Westerfeld 196, Sharon Gavette 185, Susan Wixon 159
Women’s High Series
Debbie Westerfeld 508, Sharon Gavette 495, Susan Wixon 461

Organization League, 12/10/13
Marg. Bowl 39 17
Water Guy 29 27

Devils take the Booster Tournament with win over Gilboa


Colby Russo, #11, of MCS works his way into the lane for a shot during Thursday's action in the first round of the Margaretville Booster Club Tournament. The Devils later prevailed over Gilboa to take the tournament. Read more about the Margaretville vs. Gilboa game in our Sports section. Photo by Dick Sanford

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