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NJCAA men’s hoop tournament

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Delhi — Tickets are now on sale for the 2009 NJCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship March 12, 13, 14 in the Floyd L. Maines Arena, Clark Field House, on the SUNY Delhi campus.


Wildcats bounce RCS boys in sectional thriller

By Julia Green
By all accounts, it couldn’t possibly have been closer.
When sixth-seeded Roxbury traveled to Davenport Saturday for the second-round sectional match-up against the host Wildcats, it was a close battle from start to finish – a battle that reached its pinnacle when there was literally no time left on the clock. The final was 43-42, Davenport.


Lady Eagles fly past Devils in tourney play

By Julia Green
It was a very different result – and, in fact, a very different game – from the first meeting between the two teams earlier this season.


Tweedie, Cole named to Delaware League Coaches Hall of Fame

By Julia Green
Two local coaches were inducted into the Delaware League Coaches Hall of Fame on Friday. Andes Central School’s Dale Cole and Margaretville’s Ron Tweedie were two of five area coaches to receive the honor this year.


Pairings announced for Section IV tournament

Following is the schedule for the first- and second-round match-ups in the 2009 Section IV Class D high school basketball tournament.


Defensive switch propels Rams to Delaware County boys' title

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By John Bernhardt
With 6:34 left to play in the second quarter, veteran South Kortright coach Bob VanValkenburgh had seen enough. His undefeated Rams were in free fall. When Hunter-Tannersville’s dynamic guard Zack Clark buried a 12-foot jumper from the left wing, the Wildcats had scored 10 consecutive points to take a 12-7 lead in Friday’s Delaware League Crossover Championship. VanValkenburgh knew his team needed a change and called for a time out.


Davenport girls cruise past South Kortright in crossover game

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By John Bernhardt
The Davenport girls’ basketball team unleashed a dizzying display of hardwood skills Friday night in the Delaware League crossover championship game played before a packed house at SUNY Delhi.
New York’s top ranked girls Class D team used a little bit of everything in besting South Kortright, 45-31, to take the title. A stealthy full-court press, varied inside and outside offensive play, and a healthy dose of patience with the ball proved too much for the Mountain League Champions to overcome.


RCS boys top Andes; teams look ahead to sectionals

By Julia Green
Roxbury 60, Andes 46 (Wednesday)
Despite a change of venue in the Roxbury/Andes boys’ varsity basketball game Wednesday night, the outcome was the same as the last meeting between the two teams. A leak in the Andes gym roof led to the game’s relocation to Margaretville, where the Andes Mountaineers held a two-point lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Roxbury Rockets fired up their engines in the second, outscoring their opponents 18-5 to take a 29-18 halftime lead.


MCS girls headed to postseason

By Julia Green
Roxbury 52, Andes 41 (Tuesday)
Jessica Utsler and Jenna Johnston combined for 33 of Roxbury’s total 52 points when the Rockets defeated the visiting Andes Mountaineers 52-41 on Tuesday night at Roxbury. The Rockets tallied 10 points to Andes’ six in the opening quarter to take an early lead.


Hunter-Tannersville boys rally past Davenport for league title

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By John Bernhardt
A trio of unsung heroes helped propel the Hunter-Tannersville Wildcats past Davenport during Monday night’s boys’ Delaware League playoff showdown in Stamford. H-T rallied past Davenport late in the fourth quarter to win a, seesaw battle, 39-36, and become the Upper Division Champions.


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