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Blue Devils top rival RCS boys in final pre-sectional game

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PUTTING IT UP — Matt Faraci of  RCS launches a shot over Margaretville’s Alex Serdiouk last Tuesday on the Blue Devils’ court. Margaretville won the contest, 58-41.  — Photos by Dick SanfordPUTTING IT UP — Matt Faraci of RCS launches a shot over Margaretville’s Alex Serdiouk last Tuesday on the Blue Devils’ court. Margaretville won the contest, 58-41. — Photos by Dick Sanford
By John Bernhardt
A senior surge lifted Margaretville over Roxbury, 58-41, as five Blue Devils celebrated their final home game last Tuesday night. Margaretville made it a senior special with all but six points in the box score coming from the Class of 2015.


Fast times on Belleayre slopes for junior racers

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Ryan Ethan Mcvitty, at center above, a member of the U10 ski team at Belleayre Mountain, took first place overall in a race held on Sunday, Feb. 8 by the Belleayre Mountain Racing Association.  Ryan, 9, is the son of Ryan Mcvitty of Todd Mountain Road, Fleischmanns and Jaime Mcvitty of Arkville, had a race time of 48.88 seconds.  Pictured with Ryan is Lucas Patel, at left, the second-place winner and Ryan’s brother, Tristan Mcvitty, the third-place winner. 
— Contributed photo


Bowling Scores: February 18, 2015

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Better Half Mixed League — 2/15/15

Slicksters 54 38
Team 8 52 24
Team Attitude 51 41
Pin Heads 50 42
Poor Craig 48 44
JAB 48 44
Komeback Kids 39 53
Flexible Team 26 66

Men’s High Game
Tom Miller 225, Alan White 220, Craig Westerfeld 215
Men’s High Series
Craig Westerfeld 640, Tom Miller 594, Larry Wixon 593
Women’s High Game
Kristena Westerfeld 188, Kayla Gavette 180, Lela Davis 169
Women’s High Series
Kristena Westerfeld 541, Susan Wixon 484, Maria McAdams 471


MCS boys clinch a sectional seat in an up-and-down week

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By John Bernhardt
It was the kind of turbulent, up-and-down, fluctuating basket­ball play that drives coaches wild. Last week the Margaret­ville boys’ basketball team took a roller coaster like basketball ride that saw them win on the road in Gilboa, collapse in the fourth quarter in Hunter-Tannersville then fly past Windham on their home court. In doing so, the Blue Devils clinch­ed a berth in the soon-to-come Section IV, Class D, basketball tournament.


Andes Senior Night honors three senior athletes

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ANDES SENIOR NIGHT — Three Andes Central School senior girls heard their names announced for the last time at a home game Thursday night and their contributions were honored in a Senior Night ceremony. Players recognized were, in front from left, Rebecca Kole, Adriel Grapes, and Cassandra Storey. Also pictured are their parents, in rear from left, Christine Kole, Richard Grapes, and Robert and Tammy Storey and coach Karli Tait. — Photo by Dick Sanford


RCS girls back on track, besting Andes and Jefferson

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By John Bernhardt
After navigating riling basketball waters for a week after center Stacey Spraque was lost with a sprained ankle, the Roxbury girls calmed the turbulent waves, downing Jefferson and Andes last week.
FINAL HOME GAME  — The Andes Central School Mountaineers played their final home game of the 2014-’15 hoop season Thursday night, hosting the Roxbury Rockets, who went home with a 65-35 win. —Photos by Dick SanfordFINAL HOME GAME — The Andes Central School Mountaineers played their final home game of the 2014-’15 hoop season Thursday night, hosting the Roxbury Rockets, who went home with a 65-35 win. —Photos by Dick Sanford


RCS Rendler scores a career high to help team past Hunter-Tannersville

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By John Bernhardt
Tall, strong, and athletic, senior forward Will Rendler is a difference maker for the Roxbury boys’ basketball team. Rendler can rip a rebound off the boards and put it back strong for a basket, drive hard along the left baseline for a score, hit a midrange jump shot or utilize inside post moves to take the ball to the rim. All those skills were on display Friday night when Rendler scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Rockets past Hunter-Tannersville, 50-47.
ROCKETS VS. J-HAWKS  — The Roxbury Rockets traveled to Jefferson last week Wednesday where they dropped a 55-48 decision to the J-Hawks. Above, Will Rendler goes to the hoop with the J-Hawks Michael Adlum, #11, and Michael Greiner, #12, defending.  — Photos by Dick SanfordROCKETS VS. J-HAWKS — The Roxbury Rockets traveled to Jefferson last week Wednesday where they dropped a 55-48 decision to the J-Hawks. Above, Will Rendler goes to the hoop with the J-Hawks Michael Adlum, #11, and Michael Greiner, #12, defending. — Photos by Dick Sanford


MCS girls drop a game in non-league play with Middleburgh

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By John Bernhardt
It was a homecoming of sorts for Greg Johns Thursday night in Margaretville. Johns, a former physical education teacher and coach at MCS, was on the sidelines guiding the Middleburgh girls’ basketball to a 51-34 victory over his earlier school.
MARGARETVILE GIRLS IN ACTION — The Margaretville girls’ varsity basketball team lost a close, 44-41, game to the visiting Hunter Wildcats last week Thursday. Cora Bruno led the Devils with nine points.  — Photos by Dick SanfordMARGARETVILE GIRLS IN ACTION — The Margaretville girls’ varsity basketball team lost a close, 44-41, game to the visiting Hunter Wildcats last week Thursday. Cora Bruno led the Devils with nine points. — Photos by Dick Sanford


Jefferson ekes past Blue Devils with three-pointers

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By John Bernhardt
It would be hard to argue that the three-point shot has not had a profound effect on the game of basketball. That fact was on full display in Margaretville last week when Jefferson used 10 three-point field goals to squeak past Margaretville, 62-60, in Delaware League play.
NOT SO FAST — Margaretville’s Matt VanValkenburgh has his drive to the basket impeded by Stamford defender Dominick Parker in play last Saturday at MCS. Stamford posted a 52-35 win. — Photos by Dick SanfordNOT SO FAST — Margaretville’s Matt VanValkenburgh has his drive to the basket impeded by Stamford defender Dominick Parker in play last Saturday at MCS. Stamford posted a 52-35 win. — Photos by Dick Sanford


RCS girls trounced by Davenport after loss of center Sprague

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SIDELINED – It's not hard to read the outcome of last week's matchup between RCS and Davenport in Devin Fox's face. What was touted as a fierce contest between two of the league's top scoring girl's teams turned into a rout when Roxbury lost its center, Stacey Sprague, to a sprained ankle. — Photos by Dick Sanford.SIDELINED – It's not hard to read the outcome of last week's matchup between RCS and Davenport in Devin Fox's face. What was touted as a fierce contest between two of the league's top scoring girl's teams turned into a rout when Roxbury lost its center, Stacey Sprague, to a sprained ankle. — Photos by Dick Sanford.
by John Bernhardt
A rolled ankle last week proved just how tenuous a basketball team’s fortunes can be. Misfortune struck the Roxbury girls basketball team when junior center and leading scorer Stacey Sprague rolled her ankle early in the contest at Davenport and was forced to leave the game. Without their inside force and with no practice time to take the hit, regroup, and soldier on, the Rockets were shell shocked and fell 65-29 to the Upper Division leading Wildcats.


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