Rain dampens Fleischmanns Tennis Tournament play

By Sindy Becker
The rain-postponed finals matches of the 34th Annual Fleischmanns Tennis Tournament got underway at 10 a.m. Sunday. It was the first time in its three plus-decade history that the tournament could not be concluded as scheduled. The six remaining finalists, out of the original field of 46 registrants, prepared to take their turns at center court, to resolve the men’s doubles match that had been halted in the crucial third set, and to vie for the coveted men’s and women’s singles titles.

Laura Steiglehner rides for cancer victims

Laura Steiglehner, daughter of Ernie and Janet Steiglehner of Arkville, and granddaughter of the late Francis and Laura Beland, completed her second 192-mile, two-day bike ride across the state of Massachusetts on August 3 to raise money for cancer research. The Pan Mass or PMC is so respected in cycling and fund-raising circles that each year people travel from all over the world to participate.

Georgia Gould aims for Olympic mountain biking prize


By Julia Green
When the 2008 Olympic Games open in Beijing, China on Friday, area sports fans will have a competitor to cheer for with local connections. Georgia Gould, a granddaughter of Kingdon and Mary Gould of Dry Brook, Arkville is a member of the United States mountain biking team.
But if someone had told Georgia when she was a teenager that one day she would be an Olympic athlete, she wouldn’t have bought it.

Rain puts damper on Fleischmanns Tennis Tournament

The 34th annual Fleisch-manns Tennis Tournament, which took place last weekend, could not be concluded on Sunday as scheduled, when an unexpected thunderstorm at noon inundated the courts with more than an inch of water.

Magic roll to 4-0 win in men's soccer league

By Pete Palen
The Margaretville Magic improved their record to 4-0 in The Mine Kill Adult Soccer League last Monday night with a 13-4 victory over Clark’s of Gilboa.
Margaretville got on the scoreboard early and often. The first tally featured a brotherly collaboration as Max Mead slid a through pass to his brother, and former MCS and Cortland State star, Mitch, who fired a shot from the top of the penalty area past the diving Clark’s goalkeeper. A few minutes later, Ryan Pesa headed home an Alex Throssel cross to make the score 2-0. Two more goals by Mitch Mead, one by current MCS Blue Devil stalwart, Josh Smith, and one by Alex Throssell increased the Magic’s halftime lead to 6-1.

Margaretville Magic give Gilboa the boot in men's soccer

By Pete Palen
The Margaretville Magic bested Clark’s of Gilboa, 9-2, Monday night in the Minekill Adult Soccer League. A hotly contested opening stanza saw The Magic leading 3-1 at half time. Margaretville jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on successive goals by Mitch and Max Mead, and Ryan Pesa. Clark’s made a match of it just before the half, tallying on a re-directed shot off a corner kick.

Magic a winner over Roxbury in men's soccer

By Pete Palen
The Margaretville Magic kicked off their inaugural season in The Mine Kill Division of the Sears/Latte Lounge Men’s Adult Soccer League on July 10 with a 14-7 win against Roxbury. After a decade of play in the Oneonta Division of the league, including four straight championship match appearances, the 2007 Oneonta League Champs relished a change of scenery in 2008.

Anderson pours it on to win county golf tourney

Order was restored in the Delaware County amateur golf world last weekend when DeLancey resident Brad Anderson shot a two-over-par, 54-hole score of 218 at the Delhi College Golf Course to capture the county championship for the seventh time.

Area's top female athletes took different paths to success

Carianne Fairbairn, Alisa Fersch and Jessica Srp honored for athletic achievements

Following are profiles of the top female athletes at Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury schools for the 2007-08 academic year.

Athletes of the Year named at local schools

By John Bernhardt
Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury schools recently named their outstanding male and female athletes for the 2007/2008 school year. This week the News profiles the male athletes. Watch next week’s paper for profiles on the ladies.

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