Sports

Cross-country & snowshoeing program offered

A program on Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Catskills will be held from Sunday-Friday, Jan. 24-29 (also offered February 21-26 and February 28-March 5) at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville.


Time Out: Dec. 30, 2009

by John Bernhardt
Former late night talk show king, Johnny Carson, understood the importance of preparation. “Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is, ‘Are you ready?’ counseled Carson when advising young comedians about the road to success.


Andes boys, Margaretville girls win tourney titles

By Julia Green
The Andes boys claimed the 2009 Margaretville Booster Club Tournament title on Saturday night after soundly defeating the Gilboa Wildcats to take home the trophy. Andes’ Cody Ruff, who was named the tournament MVP, led the Mountaineers with 18 points, eight rebounds and eight steals, and Sage Beemer had seven points and 15 rebounds en route to Andes’ 43-27 victory.


Rockets fell DCS; Devils, Mountaineers beaten

By Julia Green
Roxbury was the only local boys’ hoop team to post a victory last week.


Area girls' hoop teams fall in league play

By Julia Green
All three local girls’ basketball teams fell in Delaware League play last week.


RCS, MCS boys post early hoop victories

Thr Roxbury and Margaretville boys’ basketball teams have posted their first victories of the season.


Girls' basketball coaches hope to build on last year's progress

By Julia Green
Following are basketball previews for area girls’ teams.


Returning players, experience key for area boys' hoop teams

By Julia Green
Margaretville Blue Devils
After graduating only one senior from last year’s squad, first-year head coach Dave Goodchild is looking to a strong core of returners to set the foundation for the Blue Devils squad this season.
“I think the biggest thing that we’ve got – there are four guys from last year, and we pretty much have all of our starters back from last year, so I think we just go on that experience,” Goodchild said.


Youth basketball signups at MCS

Margaretville Central School will hold signups for its youth basketball program on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at MCS. The first practice will immediately follow registration, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and the season schedule will also be distributed.


Hamilton powers past Devils in state tourney

By Julia Green
It was as if a different team had stepped off the bus on Saturday, when the Margaretville Blue Devils boys’ soccer team traveled to Chittenango to face defending champion Hamilton in the quarterfinal round of the Class D, Section IV New York State soccer tournament.
“We knew they were going to be good,” said MCS Head Coach Jeremey Marks about their opponents. “They’re the defending state champs, they had a bunch of kids back from that team, and some common opponents had played them tough, so we knew going in that they were going to be good, and we expected a tough game.”
And a tough game was what they got.


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