Sports

Devils stun Rockets to claim Delaware softball crown

By Julia Green
Third time’s a charm? It certainly was for the Margaretville Blue Devils, who trounced the Roxbury Rockets 12-1 in the Delaware League title game on Thursday at SUNY Oneonta. It marked the third match-up of the season between the two teams, and the first Margaretville victory over the Rockets. It was also a rematch of last year, when the Blue Devils and the Rockets faced off in the 2009 crossover game.
“If they played like that all year, we’d have been 15-0,” said Margaretville Head Coach Bill Lonecke, whose team finished the regular season 9-6 overall.


Errors sink MCS in baseball crossover

By Julia Green
As Margaretville Head Coach Rick Funck has been saying since the start of the season, his team’s successes and failures are heavily dependent upon how many errors the squad commits on a given day. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, the number they committed in Thursday’s Delaware League title against Jefferson in Oneonta was too high to get away with.
“It was kind of a disappointing game in the sense that I felt like we beat ourselves with poor defense,” said Funck, whose team fell 9-5.


Eric Reed wins tennis title in Delaware League championship

Margaretville Central School tennis player Eric Reed defeated Hunter-Tannersville’s David Sandler, 6-1, 6-4, to claim the Delaware League boys’ singles title at the league championship match played in Margaretville last Tuesday.
Reed, a junior, defeated Davenport’s Brad Teator to advance to the final match, while Sandler defeated Reed’s teammate Sage Beemer 6-2, 6-2 to advance.


Ride-n-Peak biking event rolls Saturday

Margaretville — It’s not too late to take to the hills for good: come to the Margaretville Village Park bright and early on Saturday, May 22 to join the Second Annual Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak, a cycling event to benefit local charities. You’ll bike through some of the Catskills’ most lush countryside.


Blue Devils clinch division title; face JayHawks for league crown

By Julia Green
Led by senior Nate Tuch, who went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs, the Margaretville Blue Devils posted a 15-1 win over the visiting Windham Warriors on Friday to clinch the Delaware League Upper Division title. Margaretville will compete for its first league title since 1994 on Thursday, when they face the Jefferson JayHawks in the crossover game at Oneonta State.


Plattekill Mountain to host major gravity event Sunday

Roxbury — Plattekill Mountain will host one of the largest mountain bike downhill race events it has ever held this Sunday, May 23 beginning at 11 a.m. Hundreds of racers are expected to compete, including several of the nation’s and the world’s top riders.


Vintage teams "play ball" on Saturday

Roxbury — Summer’s coming early to Roxbury’s Kirkside Park, where three Delaware County vintage baseball clubs will launch a season of summer fun and fierce competition on Saturday, May 22.
At noon, a doubleheader begins with the veteran Roxbury Nine facing the hard-hitting battery of the Bovina Dairymen. Then the Nine will take on their neighborly rivals from Fleischmanns, the Mountain Athletic Club.


Margaretville, Roxbury likely softball crossover opponents

By Julia Green
If the Roxbury Rockets can post a win over Stamford this week, it will secure them a trip to the Delaware League crossover game, where they will meet the Margaretville Blue Devils for the third time in as many weeks.
The Blue Devils clinched the Upper Delaware division title last week, despite falling to Roxbury 3-2 on Thursday in a true pitching duel.


Blue Devils win battle of baseball unbeatens

By Julia Green
The Margaretville boys kept the ball rolling last week, as they jumped two places to the No. 4 spot in state rankings and posted a 5-1 win over Davenport, the only other undefeated team in the division, on Wednesday. With the win, the Blue Devils moved to 5-0 in league play and 6-0 overall and earned sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the Upper Delaware Division – a status that would be cemented by a victory over Hunter-Tannersville on Tuesday.


Margaretville tennis squad ties for league title

The Margaretville tennis team posted a 4-3 win over the visiting Wildcats of Hunter-Tannersville on Monday to earn a share of the Delaware League title. Margaretville and Hunter each finished the regular season with 8-2 records to share the top spot in the league.


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