Margaretville girls split as Andes, Roxbury fall

By Julia Green
Andes 48, Stamford 54
Defense was the main problem for the Andes girls when they traveled to Stamford to face the Indians last Tuesday. The Mountaineers fell 54-48 to Stamford in the Delaware League match-up.
“Offensively, I was very pleased with how we played,” said Head Coach Jeff Rhone. “I thought we did a nice job of breaking when we had opportunities and we did get some easy baskets in the transition; however, defensively we didn’t play well at all.”

MCS hoop tourney this weekend

The Margaretville Central School Booster Club will hold its 2nd Annual MCS Booster Club Holiday Basketball Tournament at MCS on Dec. 11 through 13. The tournament will again feature boys’ and girls’ brackets and will feature boys’ varsity teams from Andes, Franklin, Gilboa and Margaretville central schools. The girls’ bracket will feature teams from Andes, Franklin, Hancock and Margaretville central schools.

It's women vs. men at MCS on Tuesday

There’s a battle of the sexes heating up at Margaretville Central School. The Class of 2010 is sponsoring a faculty/staff volleyball game on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. with the women taking on the men.
Many of the teachers and support staff have signed up for an evening of friendly competition to determine who rules the school.

Shandaken Primitive Biathlon to be held Jan. 18

Shandaken — After 11 previous years of highly successful competition, the Shandaken Primitive Biathlon will again be held January 18 in New York State’s Catskill Mountains.
While the modern Olympic Biathlon combines cross-country skiing with target shooting using lightweight rifles, the primitive biathlon couples an 18th-century frontiersman’s skills in using wooden snowshoes and his marksmanship utilizing a muzzle-loading black powder rifle.

Andes basketball preview: Head coach looking for defensive aggressiveness from young girls' squad

By Julia Green
“It’s funny, on paper we’re not that young,” said Head Coach Jeff Rhone of his Andes girls’ varsity basketball team. “But in terms of experience, we’re very young.”
In terms of numbers, however, Rhone has the biggest squad he’s had at Andes, with a roster of 14. Five players from last year’s squad return, three of whom were starters for the Mountaineers, who won three games last year.

Andes basketball preview: Bernhardt returns to coach boys with new outlook on the game

By Julia Green
For the Andes boys’ varsity basketball team, it’s a little less “out with the old, in with the new” and more “in with the old with a new point of view.”
Head Coach John Bernhardt is returning to the reins after a hiatus from the coaching ranks while last year’s coach, Adam VanValkenburg, works on completing work on his master’s degree.
“No one else expressed an interest, so I said, ‘What the heck,’” Bernhardt said. “I love basketball, love coaching basketball – it’s a lot of fun, but I must admit it’s a little more taxing on the body as I get older.”

Margaretville boys win season opener

The Margaretville Blue Devils boys’ varsity basketball team opened the 2008-09 season with a win at home over the visiting Purple Devils from Franklin Monday night.
Junior center Brian Faulkner scored a team-high 32 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead MCS to a 56-34 win. Junior Marcus Moore added 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Margaretville basketball preview: Boys' hoop team looks to gain experience

By Julia Green
After a 6-13 overall record in the 2007-08 season, the Margaretville Blue Devils are looking to a young squad to continue laying the foundation.
“Half our roster has not played a varsity game,” said MCS Head Coach Jeremey Marks. “But by the same token, a lot of those guys have had at least a year on JV, so they’re very capable players. It’s just a matter of defining our style, the kids buying into the system and committing to improve every day, and committing to playing tough defense and rebounding combined with a patient offense.”

Margaretville basketball preview: Lady Blue Devils prepare for season opener

By Julia Green
The hoop season is underway, and Margaretville girls’ basketball Head Coach Kyle Holden is optimistic about his Lady Devils’ chances this season.
The girls, who finished last season 9-11 overall and 7-7 in league play, return seven players from last year’s squad, three of them starters. In addition to a strong core of returners, the Lady Blue Devils have a healthy source of senior leadership in the form of five seniors this season, to whom Holden will be looking for leadership.

Andes hoop team starts season with a win at home

Junior Josh Bonifacic led the Mountaineers with 12 points and 16 rebounds as the Andes Central School boys’ varsity basketball team opened the 2008-09 season with a 67-38 win at home over Roscoe on Monday.
Returning senior Ethan Berghammer scored eight of a team-high 13 points during the first quarter while sophomore guard Eric Reed, a first-year varsity player, tallied seven points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the host Mountaineers.

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