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Edmeston knocks Devils out of sectionals

Staff report
A deep Edmeston batting line-up proved daunting for Margaretville as the Panthers scattered 11 hits in eliminating the Blue Devils, 6-1, last week Tuesday in Section IV quarterfinal play.

Margaretville pitching ace Kyle Short had little trouble with the first four batters in the Edmeston lineup. The Blue Devils’ junior right-hander was nearly perfect, retiring 10 of the 12 Panthers he faced batting in those spots. Oddly, Edmeston’s run production was almost all generated by hitters at the opposite end of the lineup.


Longtime Coach Glen Reither headed to Hall of Fame

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By John Bernhardt
For Glenn Reither, life is all about teamwork. And, the best team that the long-time Delaware County league coach has ever had is his partnership with his forever sweetheart, his wife Jackie.
Jackie will be at Glen’s side on Saturday, June 1 when the affable former high school and college teacher and coach is inducted into the SUNY Delhi Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place at the Clark Field House from 3-5 p.m.


Sprague paces Rockets in 2-1 sectional softball win

By John Bernhardt
If you enjoy an old-fashioned pitching duel, Roxbury was the place to be last Thursday afternoon. Roxbury pitching ace Kendal Sprague and Richfield Spring’s Kaity Richvalsky went toe-to-toe, pitch-for-pitch, before the Rockets eked out a 2-1 softball decision in an electrifying extra-inning affair.


Short stops Milford with pitching gem

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Staff report
It’s a good bet that the Margaretville baseball team won’t be on the short side when Kyle Short takes the mound, The Blue Devils pitching ace sent shock waves through the Section IV high school baseball world last Tuesday, pitching a brilliant 71-pitch, three hitter as 14th seeded Margaretville stunned Milford, 3-1.


ACS track team made great strides

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By John Bernhardt
As he evaluated the track season , Andes coach Jeff Rhone uses generic indicators to gauge his team’s progress, markers that say as much about who you are and how you perform off the track as on it.

“We’ve taken a big step forward this spring,” Rhone explained. “When it comes to work ethic and commitment, these kids are making giant strides.”


Andes' Coss high-jump champ in Tri-Valley League competiton

By John Bernhardt
It was an unexpected force, like letting the genie out of the bottle. Shianne Coss had never attempted a track and field high jump until just three weeks ago. Coss, who competes on the Andes Central School track team, had only one practice in an actual high jump pit, an afternoon spent at SUNY Delhi learning to actually launch herself over the bar. The Andes junior has tried her hand at her new pursuit in competition just two times. Yet, Thursday afternoon at the Tri-Valley League track and field championships, it was Coss wearing the championship gold.


Warner nets league tennis title

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By John Bernhardt
The Margaretville tennis team finished their season on a high note. After nailing down a Delaware League co-championship, on Tuesday the Blue Devils sent their ace, James Warner, to the court to battle Roxbury’s Josh Riley for the league’s individual title. Warner outdueled Riley 6-4, 6-4 to take the title.


Lady Rockets roll to softball win

By John Bernhardt
Kendal Sprague is peaking at the right time. Roxbury’s pitching ace fired a pair of shutouts last week as the Rockets blanked Hunter-Tannersville 17-0 and 19-0. The wins improved Roxbury’s record to 10-3.

Sprague flirted with no-hitters in both contests. The hard-throwing senior right-hander retired the first 14 Wildcat batters she face on Friday, losing a perfect game when Kaitlin Jaeger beat out an infield single toward third base. Jaeger would be Hunter’s only base runner.


MCS stops Gilboa in softball play

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Staff report
Place Margaretville pitcher Kyle Short in a big baseball venue and you can expect an equally big performance result. Last spring, Short took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a season- ending game at Cooperstown’s Double Day Field, eventually settling for a 1-0, one-hit shutout. Monday night Short fired a two-hitter at Oneonta’s Damaschke Field, helping the Blue Devils to a 5-2 “must win” victory over Gilboa. The win evened Margaretville’s record at 7-7, earning the Blue Devils a slot in the Section IV playoffs.


Bowl hosted tournament

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Margaretville Bowl hosted its 13th annual 700 Club Tournament on Sunday, April 28.
Thirteen entrants, each of whom had bowled at least one three-game 700 series at the lanes, competed for cash prizes.

Initially all 13 bowlers rolled three games and then those with the top eight series advanced to head-to-head competition until one bowler prevailed.
Craig Westerfeld, bowling in the tournament for the first time, won the top prize, besting second-place finisher Gary Atkin, 216 to 176. Rob Rosenblatt finished third and Drew Frano was fourth.


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