Sports

Roxbury Nine, Bovina Dairymen to step up to the plate for a worthy cause

Roxbury — As part of the Roxbury Sidewalk Festival, the Roxbury Nine will square off with the Bovina Dairymen in Roxbury’s Kirkside Park on Saturday, July 4 at 11 a.m.
But, there will be something very different about this particular vintage match. In fact, in the seventh-inning stretch, the clocks will fast forward from 1898 to July 4th 1939—the year Lou Gehrig delivered his history making speech to the world. It was the early summer of that year that Gehrig, the stoic Yankee first baseman was diagnosed with ALS —amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—a disease that was unknown at the time, but would ultimately bear his name.


Andes students honored for athletic achievements

Andes Central School held its 2008-2009 Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, June 10.


Chamber golf tourney a big hit

The 10th annual Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament was another great success, stated Mary Beth Silano, executive director.
Eighty participants turned out to play in the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Golf Outing, held at Delhi College Golf Course. The Mang Insurance Agency was the corporate sponsor for the chamber’s outing.


Rain slowing season start for Roxbury Legion baseball squad

By Julia Green
Thanks to a climate more suited to a rainforest than a summer in the mountains, local Legion baseball teams have struggled to maintain their schedule as rainouts and field conditions wreak havoc on their calendars.
The Roxbury Legion squad played its first game in a week Monday night, when they fell to host Stamford, 11-0.


MCS holds summer 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 to choose from, including baseball, basketball, soccer, crab soccer, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, kickball, lacrosse, PE paintball, pickleball, tag games, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, wiffleball, and more.


Roxbury Nine and Mountain Athletic Club swing it out at Kirkside

Roxbury — The gorgeous green ball field of Kirkside Park in Roxbury makes the perfect setting this Saturday, June 20 at noon for an old-fashioned game of hard fought vintage baseball between the Roxbury Nine and their neighborly rivals, the Mountain Athletic Club (M.A.C.) of Fleischmanns. Vintage baseball is a great Father’s Day weekend gift (that costs nothing!) and one the whole family will truly relish.


Legion teams get into swing of a new season

By Julia Green
Local baseball players didn’t get much of a break when the school baseball season came to a close recently, as the Legion baseball season is already in full swing.
“It’s an easy continuation of the high school season,” said Rick Funck, who coaches the Margaretville Legion team. Funck’s squad features 10 players from his MCS varsity squad, as well as five players from the school’s modified program. Two players from Onteora and one first-time player round out the roster to its maximum of 18 players.


Strong season ends for Lady Rockets

By Julia Green
The remarkable 2009 season came to a close for the Roxbury softball team last Tuesday, when the visiting Rockets dropped a tough 6-2 decision to the host Eagles of Downsville in the quarterfinal round of the Section IV Class D tournament.
“We were there, we just didn’t have that usual spark,” said Roxbury Head Coach Jane Ware. “The kids played well, but in order to play a team that is as good as Downsville, you have to be at the top of your game.”


Legion baseball teams start games June 8

Delhi — The Delaware County American Legion Junior Baseball season will begin play on Monday, June 8 with all eight-league teams in action.


Deposit stops Devils in baseball sectionals

By Julia Green
“It was a game that could have gone either way,” said Margaretville Head Coach Rick Funck of his team’s 4-2 sectional loss at Deposit on Thursday. “They had three hits, we had three hits; their pitcher struck out 12 of our guys and Patrick [O’Connell] struck out nine of their guys. It comes down to the fact that they committed one error and we committed five. That was the story of the game.”
Those five errors proved to be the weak link for Margaretville, leading to an unearned run in the second inning and including back-to-back infield errors in the bottom of the fifth inning that gave Deposit what would turn out to be the winning run.


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