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Delhi course open for play

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Delhi — The Delhi College Golf Course has opened for the season with “early spring conditions.” Golf carts and the driving range are also now available. 

Special rates at the 18-hole course are in effect through April 14. Walkers will pay $12 for nine holes and $18 for 18 holes. Cart riders will pay $20 for nine holes and $25 for 18 holes. The College Golf Course at Delhi is located at 85 Scotch Mountain Road, Delhi.

PGA Professional Dave Arehart manages the course and is available for lessons. Call 607 746-4791 or email arehardb@delhi.edu for information.


Devils pound RCS in baseball contest

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Staff report
He did it with his bat, he did it was his glove, he did it with his pitching arm, and he did it with his legs. Blue Devil Matt VanValkenburg was a multipurpose weapon Wednesday as the Margaretville baseball team downed Roxbury, 11-3, in its non-league home opener.


RCS girls top rival Blue Devils

By John Bernhardt
Roxbury’s Marissa Greene was making up for lost time in the Rockets’ softball opener at home. Injuries in both her sophomore and junior seasons prevented Greene from getting much time on the softball field. Friday, Greene started anew, pounding out four hits and scoring four times as Roxbury launched a new softball season by beating Margaretville, 24-9.


Jefferson nips in MCS baseball play

Staff report
Defending champion Jefferson scored four times to break open a 5-5 tie and then held on to squeak past visiting Margaretville, 9-8, in the Delaware League opener for both teams Monday afternoon. Four Jefferson base hits, the big blow a two-run Jimmy Reese single, proved to be Margaretville’s undoing.


MCS nets tennis win over WAJ

The Margaretville Central School Varsity Tennis Team raised its league record to 2-0 Thursday when they defeated visiting Windham-Ashland-Jewett, 4-3. Margaretville won its first match on Wednesday by default over Charlotte Valley.


Short piles up 13 strikeouts in MCS victory

Staff report
When Margaretville’s Kyle Short and Gilboa’s Hunter Grace match wits on the baseball mound, you don’t want to miss it. The two junior pitching aces started off throwing strikes in Thursday’s opener, right where they left off in a season-ending contest at Cooperstown’s Double Day Field last year. The Blue Devils outlasted their hosts, 4-3, holding back a final-inning Wildcats’ rally to earn a nail-biting win.

Allowed two hits


RCS boys top SCS in tight baseball opener

By John Bernhardt
Runs came in bunches Thursday in the fifth inning of Roxbury’s baseball opener. Visiting Stamford plated four runs in the top of the inning to build an 8-3 lead, but Roxbury rallied to score eight times in their half of the inning. The eight-run explosion provided just enough Rocket power as Roxbury held on to register an 11-10 season-opening win.

Two infield errors and a walk spotted Stamford two runs in the first. Roxbury scored two runs of their own to even things up in their first at bat of the season.

Battling back


Blue Devils softball has eye on the title

By John Bernhardt
“We’ll surprise people this year,” Margaretville softball coach Bill Lonecke insisted when talking about his 2013 team. Lonecke’s confidence is forged by experience and five consecutive Blue Devil Upper Division Delaware League championships. The Margaretville coach and his team have their sights set on number six.


Junior golf in swing

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By John Bernhardt
He’s an ambassador of golf, a local head-golf professional who has spent a lifetime associated with the game. Gordie Faulkner bubbles with enthusiasm when he talks about the sport he loves. Faulkner will bring that enthusiasm and energy to a junior golf program to be held in July at the Meadows Golf Center in Margaretville.


Pitching, fielding will be key for Blue Devils baseball

Staff report
“If we pitch and defend, we compete.”
Margaretville’s baseball coach John Bernhardt knows his team is young and his roster is thin. Even so, Bernhardt expects his Blue Devils to compete.

Bernhardt believes baseball success begins with solid pitching. The Margaretville coach feels that in junior Kyle Short, his team has a pitching ace.
“The role of a pitching ace is about more than throwing the ball,” Bernhardt explains. It’s about the attitude you bring with you when you climb the hill to pitch,” he concludes.

Tough to hit


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