Sports

Rams hold off Devils to capture Crossover

By John Bernhardt
Lightning didn’t strike twice for the Margaretville boys’ soccer team.
After falling behind, 2-0, early in Saturday’s Delaware League title game at the Soccer Hall of Fame fields in Oneonta, the Blue Devils hoped to find the same magic that lifted them to a come-from-behind, regular season, victory over the Rams. Margaretville tried the same formula, rallying to knot the score during the close of the opening half.


2008 Delaware League Soccer All-Stars

Following are the names of the boys' and girls' soccer players from the Delaware League who have been selected for first-team, second-team, and honorable mention recognition as 2008 Delaware League Soccer All-Stars.


MCS boys win division; face South Kortright for league title

By John Bernhardt
The road to the Delaware League Boys’ Soccer Championship may have taken some unexpected twists and turns. Yet, when the teams crossed the finish line of the regular season last week, there were no surprises among the division winners.
Margaretville shutdown Stamford, 3-0, to finish at 9-1 in Delaware League play, the champions of the Upper Division. South Kortright crushed Roxbury, 7-0, to take the Mountain Division crown. Margaretville will challenge the two-time defending Delaware League champions, Saturday, at the National Hall of Fame complex in Oneonta.


Andes boys', girls' soccer teams struggle to find stride late in season

A four-game slide has turned the Andes boys’ soccer season upside down. The Mountaineers lost two games last week to run their loss streak to four and even their record at 6-6. The Andes’ offense has struggled during the turnaround.


MCS boys top Rams in key soccer matchup

By John Bernhardt
The only thing predictable about a Margaretville versus South Kortright boys’ soccer match is unpredictability. Every fall the spotlight shines on these Delaware League powers. The long rivalry is a local sports’ epic with chapter after chapter of back and forth toil. Thursday’s showdown in Margaretville was no different, as the Blue Devils took a giant step toward clinching the Upper Division title with an impressive 2-1 victory.


Blue Devils break away in boys' soccer league

By John Bernhardt
It was time for the Margaretville Blue Devils to set themselves apart from the pack in the Delaware League’s boys’ soccer race. A crowded schedule last week saw the Blue Devils playing three league opponents, with a chance to stake their claim as the team to beat in the Upper Division. The Blue Devils did just that, downing Downsville 4-1 at home before besting two contenders, Davenport, 3-1, and Andes, 3-0, on the road.


Girls' soccer teams struggle to find the net; boys' teams add victories to win columns

By John Bernhardt
The American economy is not the only slowdown to hit late September of 2008. Last week, in Delaware County soccer league play, area girls’ soccer teams experienced a slow down of a different sort. Goal production slowed to a standstill last Thursday as all three local teams suffered shutout losses.


Busy week for area high school soccer clubs

Roxbury girls gain experience; Blue Devil boys split in tourney
By John Bernhardt

RCS girls’ offense struggles
“Coming off the last couple of games, we’re definitely playing with more intensity,” praised Roxbury’s first-year girls’ soccer coach Lisa Faraci. “Things have been coming together. We’re controlling the ball more and putting together some good runs. Unfortunately, we’re still having trouble finding the nets.”


Season kicks into high gear for area boys' and girls' teams

By John Bernhardt
Area high school soccer teams had a busy week between tournament play and league matches.
Mayor’s Cup Results
South Kortright 1, Laurens 0
Two local soccer powers squared off Saturday night in the championship round of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup. Laurens, unbeaten and perennial contenders in the Tri-Valley League locked horns with the Delaware League’s unbeaten Rams from South Kortright.


Local teams suffer losses in early soccer matchups

By John Bernhardt
Monday’s 2-1 loss to Davenport was a gut check of sorts for the Andes boys’ soccer team. After dropping a hotly contested come-from-behind decision to the Wildcats, the Mountaineers need to take a hard look in the mirror and decide the team they would like to be.
For the first 25 minutes Monday, Andes looked like one of the Delaware League’s top tier teams. From the left wing, sophomore Eric Reed left his footprint on the first 15 minutes of the game. Reed’s left foot initiated four serious goal attempts.


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