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MCS boys lose heartbreaker to Stamford in final seconds

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By John Bernhardt
For the Margaretville boys’ basketball team, success is a daily task. Based on recent results, the Blue Devils are getting better. Progress was evident, even in defeat Friday night, when Margaretville dropped a heartbreaking one-point decision, 55-54, in Stamford.
GOING UNDER — Cooper Reither of MCS slides past Stamford’s Glen Cioccari in play Friday night at SCS. Reither scored 16 points, but the home team used a hoop with less than three seconds remaining to post a 55-54 win. — Photos by Dick Sanford Click on the image to see a photo gallery of this game.GOING UNDER — Cooper Reither of MCS slides past Stamford’s Glen Cioccari in play Friday night at SCS. Reither scored 16 points, but the home team used a hoop with less than three seconds remaining to post a 55-54 win. — Photos by Dick Sanford Click on the image to see a photo gallery of this game.


Gilboa gets the Sprague treatment in RCS girls' 9th league win

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By John Bernhardt
Once again Stacey Sprague did what Stacey Sprague does best. That’s use strong inside post play, especially in a tight contest during the second half, to lead the Roxbury girls basketball team to another victory. With her team holding a narrow 21-18 halftime lead, Sprague cranked up her game netting 19 of her 25 points in the second half as Roxbury bested Gilboa, 52-38.


RCS boys best Gilboa with league's highest scorer Faraci

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By John Bernhardt
Roxbury senior Matt Faraci had another big scoring night hitting a game-high 28 points to lead the Rockets past Gilboa, 58-44, on Friday. As he has all season long, Faraci was a consistent cog in the Rockets’ offensive machine, netting 13 points in the first half and two more than that during the final two periods. Averaging better than 22 points per game, Faraci leads all area boys’ scorers.
SNEAKING THROUGH — Matt Faraci of RCS tries to dribble past Davenport’s Bryce Kohout in play last Wednesday at Roxbury. The visitors took home a win.— Photos by Dick SanfordSNEAKING THROUGH — Matt Faraci of RCS tries to dribble past Davenport’s Bryce Kohout in play last Wednesday at Roxbury. The visitors took home a win.— Photos by Dick Sanford


MCS girls play hard but lose to Stamford and Downsville in final minutes

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TIED UP — Blue Devil Katlynn Shamro (14) battles for the ball with Downsville’s  Leigha Latourette in play last Tuesday on the Blue Devils’ court. The Eagles won.  — Photos by Dick SanfordTIED UP — Blue Devil Katlynn Shamro (14) battles for the ball with Downsville’s Leigha Latourette in play last Tuesday on the Blue Devils’ court. The Eagles won. — Photos by Dick Sanford
By John Bernhardt
They were singing those fourth-quarter blues in Margaretville last week. The Blue Devils girls’ basketball team staged stiff challenges against Downsville and Stamford for three quarters last week before seeing things slip away in the final period.
LOOKING FOR TWO — Margaretville’s Cora Bruno drives to the basket in play last Tuesday against visiting Downsville. The Eagles were 47-37 winners.LOOKING FOR TWO — Margaretville’s Cora Bruno drives to the basket in play last Tuesday against visiting Downsville. The Eagles were 47-37 winners.


Bowling Scores: January 28, 2015

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Better Half Mixed League — 1/25/15

Slicksters 45 35
Team 8 45 19
Pin Heads 44 36
Team Attitude 43 37
JAB 41 39
Poor Craig 40 40
Komeback Kids 38 42
Flexible Team 24 56

Men’s High Game
Larry Wixon 226, Craig Westerfeld 223, Greg Montminy 208
Men’s High Series
Craig Westerfeld 617, Larry Wixon 606, Alan White 593
Women’s High Game
Sharon Gavette 189, Kristena Westerfeld 183, Kayla Gavette 171
Women’s High Series
Sharon Gavette 499, Kristena Westerfeld 496, Kayla Gavette 469


RCS girls continue their winning streak

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By John Bernhardt
Familiar patterns are taking hold for the Roxbury girls’ basketball team. The Rockets, 10-1, and ranked number 12 in the New York State Class D rankings, are noted for either bursting from the gates to overrun their opponents or showcase steely fourth-quarter nerves to secure control of close contests down the stretch. Both tendencies were on display last week when the Rockets logged victories over Windham and Downs­ville.
PRESSURED — Stacey Sprague of Roxbury looks for help from a teammate as Downsville’s Nicole Casciola applies pressure during action last Wednesday at DCS. The Lady Rockets won the contest. — Photos by Dick SanfordPRESSURED — Stacey Sprague of Roxbury looks for help from a teammate as Downsville’s Nicole Casciola applies pressure during action last Wednesday at DCS. The Lady Rockets won the contest. — Photos by Dick Sanford


MCS boys' upset bid against Davenport falls short

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OVER THE TOP — Matt VanValkenburg of MCS gets ready to fire a shot over a pair of Davenport defenders in Delaware League action last Tuesday at MCS. The Wildcats won.  — Photos by Dick SanfordOVER THE TOP — Matt VanValkenburg of MCS gets ready to fire a shot over a pair of Davenport defenders in Delaware League action last Tuesday at MCS. The Wildcats won. — Photos by Dick Sanford
By John Bernhardt
After Margaretville hit the first shot of the fourth quarter last week Tuesday, the Blue Devils boys’ basketball team led defending Section IV champion Davenport 44-40 and was positioned to deliver one of the biggest upsets of the season in the Delaware League. That’s when Margaretville, at home, went cold and the experience of two seasoned Wildcat seniors would come into play.


Powerful RCS boys' offense topples Windham

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By John Bernhardt
The big story was another 30 plus point effort by Roxbury’s Matt Faraci. Faraci, the area’s leading scorer, uses a multiple-pronged offensive attack that includes hard penetrating moves to the basket, a “spot on” shooting touch from the perimeter and solid free throw shooting racked up 35 points as Roxbury bested Windham, 59-48.
DRIVE TIME — Roxbury Rocket Chris Clark drives past a Downsville opponent during play last  Wednesday at RCS. The visitors won the game. — Photos by Dick SanfordDRIVE TIME — Roxbury Rocket Chris Clark drives past a Downsville opponent during play last Wednesday at RCS. The visitors won the game. — Photos by Dick Sanford


MCS girls best Andes but fall to the top-ranked Davenport

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By John Bernhardt
It’s a regular rite of winter. As sure as cold mountain winter air in the Catskills, year after year you can count on Davenport’s legendary girls’ basketball coach Ray Preston to have his team perched at the top of the Delaware League’s Upper Division standings. It was way back in the 2001-2002 basketball season when Preston and his Wildcats wrested the Upper Division title from Margaret­ville, and the Wildcats have finished on top ever since.

On top again


Bowling Scores: January 21, 2015

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Margaretville Women’s — 1/15/15

Frank’s Septic 31 17
Sam’s Cty. Store 28 20
Sluiter Agency 25 23
MTC Cable 24.5 23.5
The Caboose 23 25
JK Construc. 21 27
Flour Patch 20.5 27.5
MJ Clockmakers 19 29

Team High Game
The Caboose 621

Team High Series
Frank’s Septic 1,728

High Individual Game
Anna Blish 202, Kari Blish 191, Sharon Gavette 178
High Individual Series
Anna Blish 564, Kari Blish 508, Amy McCann 487

Organization League — 1/13/15

Marg. Bowl 8 0
Reliable Tent 5 3
H. Fairbairn 5 3
ROCKO 4 4


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