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Margaretville, Roxbury split pair in Legion baseball action

By Julia Green
Two local teams faced off in legion baseball action this week as squads from Margaretville and Roxbury split a doubleheader in Margaretville on Thursday. Although Margaretville posted a solid 14-0 victory in the first match-up, Roxbury bounced back to take the second game 3-1.


Tunament raises funds for graduates

The 10th annual Tunament, a fund-raising golf tournament, will be held on Friday, July 30 at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury. The Tunament is held in memory of Margaretville native Bill “Tuna” Sanford.


Margaretville, Roxbury into swing of Legion baseball season

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Junior Legion baseball team began its season last week, opening against Stamford on Friday, June 11, and facing Delhi and Hancock on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.
Under the guidance of veteran Margaretville baseball coach Rick Funck, the Margaretville squad, which has 15 players in grades seven through 11, fell to Stamford and Delhi before earning a win over Hancock.


Students honored for achievements at annual Andes athletic banquet

Andes Central School held its 2009-2010 Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, June 9 during which the school’s top athletes were recognized for their efforts during the 2009-2010 school year. The Excellence in Athletics Award in memory of Bruce Butler was awarded to Karli Tait and Rachel Andrews and Cody Ruff.


Andes team wins Pickleball title

By John Bernhardt
They went to SUNY Cortland to take place in the Empire State Senior Games not really knowing what to expect. It was more adventurous spirit than expectation that brought them there. At the start of play in the 60-64-year-old age bracket of the pickleball championships, any pressure Peter Lederman and Jeff Ditchek may have felt they put on themselves.


Vintage baseball doubleheader Saturday gets folks into the swing of summer

Bloomville — The Rocky Crest Farm in Bloomville brings its own “field of dreams” to life this Saturday, June 19 as the Delaware County Vintage Baseball League swings amid the cornfields and pastures, just like their ancestors did more than 100 years ago.


Two summer sports camps planned at Margaretville Central School

The Margaretville Central School Booster club will sponsor three summer sports camps for student-athletes in kindergarten through eighth grade beginning June 30. The focus of the first session, which will be held from June 28 through July 1, will be soccer and basketball.


Margaretville Central School honors student-athletes, coaches at annual banquet

Margaretville Central School held its 17th annual athletic awards banquet Monday night to recognize the achievements of MCS student-athletes and to present a number of end-of-year awards.
In addition to recognizing the various accomplishments of Blue Devil sports teams, individual honors were bestowed with the Henry Dietrich Awards, the Nate Dougherty Memorial Awards and the Most Outstanding Senior Athlete Awards. In addition, the MCS athletic department presented the Distinguished Coaching Award to longtime modified softball coach Bill Fiedler.


Andes, Roxbury girls fall in sectional tourney

By Julia Green
It was the same nemesis that struck down both the Andes and Roxbury girls in their quests for a sectional title last week. For Andes, defeat came in the quarterfinal round at the hands of defending champion Afton, while the Roxbury girls advanced to the semifinal before falling to the same team.


Pickleball a barrel of fun for Andes players

It’s a hybrid of racquet sports, a unique combination of badminton, ping-pong and tennis. Invented in 1965 by two fathers, Bill Bell and Joel Pritchard, looking for a diversion to slow the whining of their bored children during a summer in Puget Sound, pickleball was named for the Pritchard family dog, Pickles, a frisky cocker spaniel who loved racing onto the playing court and stealing the ball as the children played.


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