Sports

YMCA hosts Sprint Triathlon

Claryville — The Frost Valley YMCA Sprint Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 in Claryville.
The competition is open to anyone and includes a half-mile swim in Lake Cole, 11 miles of road bicycling and a 2.5-mile run.


Local baseball standout recalls career highlights

By Gene Fix
I recently read the article about Patrick O’Connell pitching a perfect game last spring. I was given this article by Ron Tweedie. My name is Gene Fix and I graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1963. I played baseball under Coach Glen Reither.


Roxbury Nine sweeps NE road trip

With the Keator Cup just weeks away, the Roxbury Nine made it clear this weekend past that they are poised and ready for the heat on September 5 and 6.
Their travels to Rhode Island and Massachusetts brought forth a full weekend of unequaled baseball action starting in Bristol, R.I. on Friday night. The 1861 rules contest against the Bristol Blues went eight innings and was handed to the Nine with a 12-10 lead when the game was called due to darkness.


Tennis players earn first Catskills Cup prizes

It was a beautiful weekend of tennis at the first-ever Catskills Cup on Saturday and Sunday, which replaced the long-running Fleischmanns Open.
In the Men’s A Flight, Ib Ilesanmi finished first, defeating Dave Pfister 6-4, 6-0 to claim the title. Ilesanmi took home $750 in prize money while Pfister claimed $250.


Margaretville gearing up for fall sports season

The Margaretville Central School fall athletics season will kick off in the coming weeks.
Boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer practice will be held at 8 a.m. starting Monday, Aug. 17. The MCS golf team will hold practices at 11 a.m. at the Meadows on Route 28.


Martial arts academy opens in Stamford

Stamford — The Mountain Martial Arts Academy of Stamford will open its doors to everyone and would like to invite you to participate in its “martial arts for everyone” month.
There will be classes available for children, starting at the age of six, in Stamford and Delhi and adult classes in Stamford.


Auxiliary golf tournament fund-raiser Sunday at Hanah

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host its 10th annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 9 starting at 11 a.m. at Hanah Country Resort, Margaretville. Proceeds will help to finalize the efforts to raise funds for the four-wheel-drive ambulance that the auxiliary is purchasing for the hospital.


Parkinson's tourney Sept. 12 in Roxbury

The Second Parkinson’s Patriotic Tournament, a golf tournament to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury.


MCS Booster Club hosts sports camp

The Margaretville Central School Booster Club will hold a week of summer camp during the month of August.
The All-Sports Camp will be held the week of August 3 through 6 and will feature a variety of activities including baseball, basketball, soccer, crab soccer, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, kickball, lacrosse, PE paintball, pickleball, tag games, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, wiffleball, and more.


No winner in Legion title game; Margaretville, Walton co-champs

By John Bernhardt
The Walton and Margaretville Junior American Legion baseball teams just couldn’t beat Mother Nature. The two local powers tried for a second time to determine a Delaware League champion, but once again, Mother Nature had other plans. After the Queen of Nature used persistent rains to suspend the championship game last week, the two teams squared off once again last week Tuesday to determine who would be the 2009 kingpins.


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