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Local man takes bruin weighing 500+ pounds

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BIG BEAR — Shandaken resident Tom Tintle (left) bagged this bear with a bow and arrow on October 22 in the Shandaken area. Weighing in at 510 pounds, Tintle and fellow Shandakenite Jay Braman used a front end loader to hoist the animal onto a truck to be taken for butchering. — Contributed photo


Local soccer squads fall in sectional play

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By John Bernhardt
By it’s very definition, a sectional athletic tournament is an eliminating process, a win or go home — no second chance experience. By design each round of a sectional tournament eliminates one-half of the competition, until in the final round only two teams remain standing, the winner crowned champion.


First black belts graduate from Margaretville karate school

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By Pauline Liu
The karate school in Margaretville marked a milestone by graduating its first black belts.
SELF DEFENSE—Newly promoted black belts, Joyce St. George (left) and Melissa Small demonstrate Tang Soo Do technique # 3. Small is defending herself against St. George. Both are assistant instructors at Pak’s Karate Margaretville and became the first black belts to be promoted at the school. — Photo by Pauline Liu.SELF DEFENSE—Newly promoted black belts, Joyce St. George (left) and Melissa Small demonstrate Tang Soo Do technique # 3. Small is defending herself against St. George. Both are assistant instructors at Pak’s Karate Margaretville and became the first black belts to be promoted at the school. — Photo by Pauline Liu.


New Mville Bowl managers strike balance between old charm, new ideas

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By Brian Sweeney
Two area residents with longtime ties to the Margaretville Bowl have taken over day-to-day operation of the facility.
Sharon Gavette of Margaret­ville and Fleischmanns resident Tom Miller became co-managers of the iconic bowling alley in early July. Since that time, both have been working to build league membership, increase recreational bowling participation and to showcase the business as an ideal location for special occasions.
Margaretville Bowl partner Michael Finberg said he was pleased to hand over the business reins to the pair of longtime affiliates.


SK rallies past Blue Devils to win boys' Crossover title

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By John Bernhardt
He’s a throwback of sorts, a connection to another era when high school physical education teachers were simply known as ‘Coach’ because they coached in every sport season. He’s the Dean of Delaware League coaches, a standard figure on the sidelines at South Kortright sporting events season after season and year after year. And, Saturday at the Wright Soccer Complex in Oneonta, it was the strategic moves of SK’s fabled coach Bob VanValkenburgh that made the difference in the Rams 3-2 championship win over Margaretville.


MCS boys headed to Crossover Championship

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KICK BALL — Margaretville’s Ian Todd, right, sends a pass during last Tuesday’s contest at Gilboa. The Wildcats upset the Blue Devils, 2-1. Despite the loss, MCS won the Upper Delaware League title. — Photos by Dick SanfordKICK BALL — Margaretville’s Ian Todd, right, sends a pass during last Tuesday’s contest at Gilboa. The Wildcats upset the Blue Devils, 2-1. Despite the loss, MCS won the Upper Delaware League title. — Photos by Dick Sanford
By John Bernhardt
The Margaretville boys’ soccer team is searching for consistency as they move towards Saturday’s Delaware League champ­ionship contest in Oneonta.


Blue Devil girls tied atop league

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ABOVE IT ALL — Roxbury players Devin Fox, left, and Jade Meehan (19) look to score as Margaretville goalkeeper Alany Gomez knocks the ball away. Helping out for the Blue Devils are, from left: Emily Baker (6), Cora Bruno, Elia Tanzer (next to the goalkeeper), Lindsay Day, Kristena Westerfeld and Rachael Sluiter. Margaretville was a 3-1 winner last Thursday. — Photos by Dick SanfordABOVE IT ALL — Roxbury players Devin Fox, left, and Jade Meehan (19) look to score as Margaretville goalkeeper Alany Gomez knocks the ball away. Helping out for the Blue Devils are, from left: Emily Baker (6), Cora Bruno, Elia Tanzer (next to the goalkeeper), Lindsay Day, Kristena Westerfeld and Rachael Sluiter. Margaretville was a 3-1 winner last Thursday. — Photos by Dick Sanford
By John Bernhardt


Bowling Scores: October 15, 2014

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Better Half Mixed League — 10/12/14

Slicksters 20 4
Pin Heads 16 8
Team 8 15 9
JAB 14 10
Team Attitude 13 11
Komeback Kids 13 11
Poor Craig 10 14
Fleixible Flyer 5 19

Men’s High Game
Alan White 223, Tom Miller 215, Brandon Johnson 212, Craig Westerfeld 212
Men’s High Series
Tom Miller 605, Alan White 599, Brandon Johnson 562
Women’s High Game
Sharon Gavette 208, Kristena Westerfeld 201, Susan Wixon 188

Women’s High Series
Kristena Westerfeld 568, Sharon Gavette 514, Susan Wixon 476

Organization League — 10/6/14
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MCS loses injured top player VanValkenburg; RCS boys almost pull an upset

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By John Bernhardt
It was a bittersweet victory for the Margaretville boys’ soccer team when they downed Davenport last week on the Wildcats home field. With the 2-0 victory, Margaretville captured another Delaware League Upper Division championship, but the Blue Devils lost their senior captain and leading scorer, Matt VanValkenburg.
OUTTA MY WAY — Glen Cioccari of Stamford dribbles downfield as Blue Devil Matt VanValkenburg tries to get past his opponent in last week’s match. MCS won, but VanValkenburg sustained a season-stopping shoulder injury. — Photos by Dick SanfordOUTTA MY WAY — Glen Cioccari of Stamford dribbles downfield as Blue Devil Matt VanValkenburg tries to get past his opponent in last week’s match. MCS won, but VanValkenburg sustained a season-stopping shoulder injury. — Photos by Dick Sanford


MCS and RCS girls rack up victories this week

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By John Bernhardt
For the Margaretville girls’ soccer team, adversity has only made them stronger. A promising start of the season (7-2) took a detour last week when the Blue Devils struggled to find the nets and dropped four consecutive contests. But, the flood gates opened on Monday as Margaretville scored early and often, downing Gilboa, 7-0.
DETERMINED — Elia Tanzer of MCS is the picture of concentration as she controls the ball in last Wednesday’s contest against visiting Charlotte Valley. Looking on is Wildcat Sierrah McAdams. CV was a 3-0 winner. Click any image to see more photos of these games. — Photos by Dick SanfordDETERMINED — Elia Tanzer of MCS is the picture of concentration as she controls the ball in last Wednesday’s contest against visiting Charlotte Valley. Looking on is Wildcat Sierrah McAdams. CV was a 3-0 winner. Click any image to see more photos of these games. — Photos by Dick Sanford


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