Sports

O’Connell is ‘pitcher perfect’ in MCS victory over Windham

By John Bernhardt
When Windham’s Mike Iacono lofted a pop-up near the line between home plate and first base in Thursday’s high school game at Margaretville, there were three Blue Devils’ infielders who might have been able to make the catch. Calling off his teammates, nobody doubted it was Margaretville pitcher Patrick O’Connell who would finish the play. When O’Connell’s mitt closed around the ball, the sophomore hurler had accomplished the improbable, recording the final put out of a pitching rarity, a perfect game. Not a single Windham Warrior reached base against O’Connell during the entire seven-inning game.


Local teams battled in spring diamond play

Local teams saw plenty of action last week on the baseball and softball diamonds.


MCS features young tennis squad; Andes wins opening match

By Julia Green
Two matches into the tennis season, Margaretville Head Coach Jim Owdienko is working with a fairly young roster.
“We’re definitely in a rebuilding year,” he said. “We lost a lot of people last year, and we’ve got a lot of seniors who are first-time players.”
That list includes senior James Lor, who is currently the Blue Devils’ number one singles player, and half of their number one doubles team of brothers Tony and Alex Ramos.


Local Scoreboard: Week of Feb. 26, 2014 - Sectionals

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Lady Devils, Rockets set to start softball campaigns

By Julia Green
First-year Margaretville head coach Bill Lonecke returns a strong roster from the 2008 Lady Blue Devils’ softball team, including five seniors and three 2008 Delaware League All-Star selections. Lonecke was an assistant with the Blue Devils last year and fills the vacancy left by Robyn Lukaszewski, who accepted a teaching position in the Rondout Valley school district.
“Only having 11 kids this year, they look really good,” Lonecke said. “I only have one girl who is new who came up from modified this year. The rest of them are returning players from last year, and last year we won the Upper Delaware League, and I think we have a real good chance to repeat it.”


Longtime racer is King of the Hill at Plattekill snowmobile event

Roxbury — Ski Plattekill completed their 12th annual snowmobile drag races last weekend with The King of the Hill title won by Logan Gregory riding a Klinger Ski Doo 800. Logan is from Walton and has been racing at Plattekill since the beginning when he was just 10 years old.


MCS, RCS boys of spring look ahead to diamond season

By Julia Green
Despite the lingering chill of the Catskill winter, spring is on its way, as evidenced by the ring of aluminum bats coming from baseball diamonds in local schoolyards. Area schools are getting into the spring swing of things as baseball, softball and tennis teams open the season this week.


Blue Devils fall to SK in baseball

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South Kortright — The host South Kortright Rams used an 11-hit attack this afternoon to race by the Margaretville Central School Blue Devils, 15-2, in the season opener for both teams.

Early-season wildness plagued four Margaretville pitchers. Mitch Van Keuren got the loss for the Blue Devils. Pat O'Connell had Margaretville's only hit.


Plattekill to host snowmobile drag races

Roxbury — Plattekill Mountain will host its annual Snowmobile Drag races this weekend, March 28 and 29, in an event which will mark the resort’s 12th year and crown the coveted “King of the Hill 2009.” This annual event, which has provided much excitement to all ages whether racer or race fan over all these years, will make for a great day of family fun. The resort has taken advantage of the recent cold weather and has been making snow on the strip and burying the course in several feet of snow in preparation for the event. 


South Kortright boys bring home state hoop title

By John Bernhardt
History making. There’s no other way to describe the enormity of what the South Kortright boys’ basketball team accomplished this season. After taking Glens Falls by storm this weekend, the Rams completed the final chapter of a storybook season by beating both Chateaugay and Greenport high schools to become New York State Class D Champions.


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