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Margaretville girls top H-T before falling in sectional play

By Julia Green
The Margaretville girls, who entered the postseason seeded 10th following an 8-7 regular season, faced the host Wildcats of Hunter-Tannersville in the opening round match-up last Tuesday. It marked the second meeting between the two teams this season; the Blue Devils posted a 4-1 regular season win over Hunter in mid-September.


Blue Devils top Rams for Delaware title

By Julia Green
Once again, it was the third time that did it for the Margaretville Blue Devils, who defeated the rival South Kortright Rams 2-1 to claim the Delaware League title at the National Soccer Hall of Fame complex in Oneonta. The crossover game was played Sunday when heavy rain washed out the contest originally scheduled for Saturday.


Delaware Soccer League All Stars named

The Daily Star announced its Delaware League Soccer Girls' and Boys' All-Stars at the league crossover games in Oneonta on Sunday. The 2009 All-Star selections are as follows.


Soccer teams gear up for sectionals; MCS boys to clash with SK in Crossover

By Julia Green
Three in, two out, and the fate of one was hanging in the balance Monday, as area soccer teams awaited the release of the sectional match-ups.
The Margaretville boys and girls and the Andes boys’ soccer teams all qualified outright for sectional play, while the Andes girls’ squad awaited a decision by the ACS administration as to whether or not they would be allowed to advance to postseason play.


Sectional seedings released; Margaretville boys get first-round BYE

The Margaretville boys received a first-round BYE in the 2009 Section IV Class D tournament, the bracket for which was released Tuesday. The Blue Devils will enter the tournament in the second round, where they will face the winner of the match-up between Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton and Hunter-Tannersville. The second-round game will be played at MCS on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m.


Andes boasts top boy, girl area scorers

In the list of area scoring leaders as of Oct. 10 released by The Daily Star last week, Andes Central School has a scoring star atop each list. Junior Peter Fabrykiewicz leads local scorers on the boys’ side, while eighth-grader Mariah Ruff leads girls’ scorers in the area.


Andes, Margaretville girls post wins

The Andes and Margaretville girls’ soccer teams posted victories last week.


Unbeaten Blue Devil boys are No. 3 in New York State soccer poll

By Julia Green
The target on the backs of the unbeaten Margaretville Blue Devils soccer team got a little bigger last week, as the state rankings released last week by the New York State Sports Writers Association placed them in the No. 3 spot behind top-ranked Hamilton and No. 2 Fort Ann as of Oct. 3. The Blue Devils, who are 10-0-1 and 7-0 in the league, head into the last week of the regular season already having clinched the Upper Delaware League.


Andes, SK battle to overtime tie in key boys' soccer matchup

By John Bernhardt
Conventional wisdom says that in sporting events no one goes home happy when two teams play to a tie. That was not the case in South Kortright yesterday when the first place Rams held on to salvage a 1-1 tie against Andes. SK had to breathe a sigh of relief when the final horn sounded after the second overtime period with the score still deadlocked at one. As the regular season winds down, the tie allows the Rams to maintain their one-game advantage over the surging Mountaineers.


Andes girls clinch Cohen Classic, fall to Jefferson and South Kortright

By Julia Green
After clinching their first tournament title in roughly 20 years, the Andes girls suffered a tough week, dropping a 5-4 overtime decision to Jefferson and falling to South Kortright in their last home game of the season.
The Mountaineers posted a convincing 4-0 win over Roscoe in the final game of the round-robin MCS Cohen Classic Tournament in Margaretville on Tuesday to claim the tournament title.
“It was quite satisfying for the girls,” said Co-Head Coach Tom Little. “This is the first tournament the Andes girls have won in 20 years or something like that. They were ecstatic.”


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