Sports

South Kortright teams make county proud; boys, girls roll to state final four

By John Bernhardt
South Kortright may not be the epicenter of the basketball world but to the residents of the small rural community, and basketball enthusiasts from all over Delaware County, it sure feels that way.
Saturday, everyone from Delaware County was a Rams’ fan.


SK teams bring home sectional hoop crowns

By John Bernhardt
The landscape of Section IV was painted a deep shade of South Kortright Blue Saturday in Binghamton. With one side of The Arena packed with loyal basketball enthusiasts from South Kortright, both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams captured Class D, Section IV championship titles. The Rams will take their twin championship show to the New York State Tournament in back-to-back regional championship contests Saturday at SUNY Cortland.


MCS hosts soccer tourney this weekend

Margaretville — The MCS Booster Club will host their sixth annual indoor soccer tournament at Margaretville Central School on Friday evening, March 13 and all day Saturday, March 14.
The tournament will include 44 teams divided into four age groups. This year the tournament is being expanded with more teams in the grades 6-8 bracket, which will be on Friday evening starting at 5:30 p.m.


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.


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.


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