Sports

MCS girls win Upper Delaware League crown

By John Bernhardt
Margaretville’s nonleague tune-up left a well-oiled machine as the Blue Devils pounded Hunter-Tannersville 16-1 on Tuesday. Margaretville will face Jefferson in the Delaware League crossover title game at SUNY Oneonta tomorrow.


Fersch, Morse win Delaware League tennis titles

By Marge Miller
Roxbury’s Alisa Fersch won the girls’ singles title while Margaretville’s Andersen Morse won the boys’ title at the Delaware League East Tennis Meet last week Tuesday at MCS. Fersch, seeded second for the day, defeated top-seed Sylwia Stopka of Hunter-Tannersville in a closely-fought, three-set match, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, while third seed Morse defeated longtime rival, second seed Alex Porter of WAJ, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.


Locals square off in vintage ball Saturday

The Roxbury Nine will swing into action at Kirkside Park in Roxbury on Saturday, May 17 at noon, playing just as they would have in the good old days, with the boys from the next village, the Mountain Athletic Club (MAC) of Fleischmanns. 


Andes serves up a tennis ace; USTA pro loves coaching

By John Bernhardt

For Mark Birman the spring of 2008 has been a tennis homecoming of sorts. Birman, a United States Tennis Association (USTA) professional in the over-40 age category, learned to play tennis on the courts in Fleischmann beginning in the summer of 1971. This spring, Birman has returned to those courts as coach of the Andes Central School’s upstart tennis program.


RCS tennis team earns win, tie in league competition

The Roxbury Rockets tennis team hosted the visiting Wildcats of Charlotte Valley on April 29 in a match that Roxbury won 4-3. Top-seeded players Christian Schor (Roxbury) and Ray Beams (Davenport) battled to a 9-9 tie, which Beams won in a tie-breaker.


Hot streak has RCS boys aiming for baseball title

By John Bernhardt

Don’t look now, but that’s the Roxbury Rockets stampeding hard behind the South Kortright Rams.  After a handful of early season nonleague losses, Roxbury seemed like an afterthought in the evolving Delaware League baseball race.  Yet, two league victories last week, including an impressive 5-2 win over Hunter-Tannersville, leave the Rockets breathing down SK’s neck, one game behind the Rams in the Mountain Division chase.


Margaretville teams hit their strides on baseball, softball diamonds

 

It’s been many years since both the Margaretville softball and baseball teams entered the final weeks of the season with a shot at winning their respective Mountain Division titles.  With the season winding down, both teams have legitimate chances to play for the Delaware League title.


MCS tennis team clinches league crown

 

The Margaretville Central School varsity tennis team finished its regular season with two wins and won the Delaware League with a 9-2 record overall.


Hunter-Tannersville tennis squad downs Rockets

 

The Roxbury Rockets tennis team hosted the Wildcats of Hunter-Tannersville in the last match of the regular season on Thursday, from which Hunter emerged with a 5-2 victory.


Roxbury’s Hubbard squashes Stamford with bat and arm in Delaware baseball; MCS wins

By John Bernhardt
Pitching a no-hitter and hitting for the cycle are two of the rarest feats in baseball. Roxbury senior Steven Hubbard nearly realized both in Delaware League baseball last week. Even more impressive, Hubbard’s feats came in the same game, a 9-0 Rocket win over Stamford on Friday.


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