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MCS girls split games

By John Bernhardt
It was an unusual kind of girls’ basketball game in Tannersville last week.  Hunter-Tannersville downed Margaretville, 41-35, in a contest that proved far more competitive than their first encounter three days previously in the finals of the MCS Booster Club Tourney. 

The Wildcats enjoyed a huge advantage at the foul line, taking 20 foul shots during the game and making nine.  Margaretville wasn’t awarded a single foul shot in the contest.


RCS basketball tops Davenport and SK

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By John Bernhardt
In one short week the Roxbury boys’ basketball team managed to turn the Delaware League upside down. 

For what seems like forever, the Delaware League has been dominated by two teams, Davenport and South Kortright, with Hunter-Tannersville joining the party in recent basketball campaigns.  It wasn’t difficult showing off your basketball ESP each preseason.  Everybody could do it.  Just make sure the Wildcats and Rams were at the top of your DL prediction list.  Not so fast now!

Beating the best


Wildcats top MCS in tourney

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By John Bernhardt
Tess Svoboda was not happy at halftime of the Margaretville Booster Club Championship Girls’ Basketball Tournament Saturday.  The home team trailed Hunter-Tannersville, 18-7, and the Margaretville small forward was determined to do something about it.


Blue Devils win tournament championship

By John Bernhardt
The first three minutes of the final quarter in Saturday’s MCS Booster Club Boys’ Varsity Basketball Tournament demonstrated the poise the host team showed in securing the title.  Trailing 39-25 late in the third quarter, Gilboa went on a 10-2 run to whittle the Margaretville advantage to six at 41-35.  The Wildcats’ surge included a  long range, three-point Zac Perry prayer that banked off the backboard and through the nets, just beating the third-quarter horn, and a no-look pass from Tyler Latta to Hunter Grace for a layup to start the final period.


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.


Andes girls rally past WAJ

By John Bernhardt
Andes coach Jeff Rhone had to breathe a sigh of relief that his team didn’t need a last-second basket from the foul line in last Thursday’s season opener at Windham.  The Mountaineers got very little help from the charity stripe, hitting only five of 25 foul shots, but rallied in the second half to down Windham, 31-26, in spite of the poor foul shooting.


Late heroics push SK past Blue Devils

By John Bernhardt
At crunch time for the New York Knicks, the ball finds the hands of Carmelo Anthony.  In Miami, with the game on the line, expect the ball in the hands of LeBron James.  The same can be said for Trevor Holdridge of the South Kortright Rams. 

Holdridge, a senior and the only returning starter from last year’s Section IV champions, came up huge with the game on the line in last Friday’s season opener in South Kortright. Holdridge scored 11 points in the final period, swishing six of six from the foul line, as the Rams bested Margaretville, 60-52.


Hard work key for ACS hoops team

By John Bernhardt
Sitting out a basketball season for a hardwood-loving coach is like a scratch that just won’t stop itching. Jeff Rhone decided to tickle that scratch when he returned to the sidelines to coach the Andes girls’ basketball team this winter. Rhone gets a big boost from assistant coaches Tom and Susie Little, the coaches of last season’s Mountaineer team.


Returning players key to MCS girls hoop season

By John Bernhardt
If experience is a foundation to build upon, then Margaretville Coach Kyle Holden can begin building the Blue Devils’ basketball house.  Holden returns seven players, three who started, from last season’s 8-10 team.  Good size, bench depth and quality previous experience has Holden and his Blue Devils thinking big this year.


MCS boys look for rebound season

By John Bernhardt
“Little things make big things happen.”
Legendary UCLA college basketball coach John Wooden could have been talking about this winter’s Margaretville boys’ basketball team when he made this famous statement several decades ago. Margaretville moves into the upcoming hardwood season with a roster only eight strong. Even so, Coach Jeremey Marks is expecting big things from the Blue Devils.


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