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Andes, Margaretville girls post wins

The Andes and Margaretville girls’ soccer teams posted victories last week.


Unbeaten Blue Devil boys are No. 3 in New York State soccer poll

By Julia Green
The target on the backs of the unbeaten Margaretville Blue Devils soccer team got a little bigger last week, as the state rankings released last week by the New York State Sports Writers Association placed them in the No. 3 spot behind top-ranked Hamilton and No. 2 Fort Ann as of Oct. 3. The Blue Devils, who are 10-0-1 and 7-0 in the league, head into the last week of the regular season already having clinched the Upper Delaware League.


Andes boasts top boy, girl area scorers

In the list of area scoring leaders as of Oct. 10 released by The Daily Star last week, Andes Central School has a scoring star atop each list. Junior Peter Fabrykiewicz leads local scorers on the boys’ side, while eighth-grader Mariah Ruff leads girls’ scorers in the area.


Andes girls' soccer coach gets a shave to keep a promise

When it was finally finished, Andes Girls’ Soccer Co-Coach Tom Little had a strange tingling sensation above his upper lip. The Andes coach lost his moustache at a school-wide assembly Friday, fulfilling a preseason promise he had made to his team.


Andes, SK battle to overtime tie in key boys' soccer matchup

By John Bernhardt
Conventional wisdom says that in sporting events no one goes home happy when two teams play to a tie. That was not the case in South Kortright yesterday when the first place Rams held on to salvage a 1-1 tie against Andes. SK had to breathe a sigh of relief when the final horn sounded after the second overtime period with the score still deadlocked at one. As the regular season winds down, the tie allows the Rams to maintain their one-game advantage over the surging Mountaineers.


Andes girls clinch Cohen Classic, fall to Jefferson and South Kortright

By Julia Green
After clinching their first tournament title in roughly 20 years, the Andes girls suffered a tough week, dropping a 5-4 overtime decision to Jefferson and falling to South Kortright in their last home game of the season.
The Mountaineers posted a convincing 4-0 win over Roscoe in the final game of the round-robin MCS Cohen Classic Tournament in Margaretville on Tuesday to claim the tournament title.
“It was quite satisfying for the girls,” said Co-Head Coach Tom Little. “This is the first tournament the Andes girls have won in 20 years or something like that. They were ecstatic.”


MCS boys win tourney in shootout against Ellenville

By Julia Green
It was the fourth time that turned out to be the charm for Margaretville Head Coach Jeremey Marks, as the Blue Devils clinched their first Nelson Invitational Tourna-ment title in Marks’ four years at the helm on Saturday night with a thrilling win determined by a penalty kick shootout following two scoreless overtime periods.


Roxbury, MCS girls each post two soccer wins

By Julia Green
It was a good week for the Roxbury girls, who posted convincing wins over Jefferson and Mount Everett on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.
Rapid-fire scoring was key for the Rockets, who netted three goals in as many minutes early in the second half of Thursday’s game to take a considerable lead over the visiting JayHawks.


Lady Mountaineers top Blue Devils in soccer tournament opening round

By Julia Green
The Andes girls posted a 3-2 victory over the host Blue Devils of Margaretville on Saturday in the first round of the Margaretville Tournament.
The Mountaineers’ Mariah Ruff led Andes, tallying two goals in the second half to bring the Mountaineers level and then surpass the Blue Devils. Margaretville held a 2-1 lead with 17 minutes left to play, when Ruff finished off a direct kick from Kaitlin Mackay to tie the game at two goals apiece.


Andes boys still unbeaten after back-to-back soccer victories

By Julia Green
The Andes boys’ soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to four games this week, posting victories against Davenport and Gilboa on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
“Going into the game we knew it was going to be a tough game,” said Andes Head Coach Adam VanValkenburgh of Thursday’s 2-1 win at Davenport. “Davenport traditionally has been one of the better teams in the league. I think we definitely caught them off-guard – I don’t think they expected us to play as hard as we did.”


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