Sports

MCS honors players, coaches at athletic banquet

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School held its 15th annual athletic awards banquet Monday evening to honor the achievements of MCS student-athletes.
Individual honors were bestowed in the form of the Henry Dietrich Awards, the Nate Dougherty Memorial Awards and the Most Outstanding Athlete Awards. In addition, the MCS athletic department handed out the first-ever Distinguished Coaching Award to veteran ski coach George Redden.


Pete Wright Memorial is ringing success

The All-Star break marks the midpoint of the Major League baseball season. Stars from the American and National Leagues come together to play a feel-good contest that is as much about camaraderie and a good time as it is about winning.
Locally, the Pete Wright Memorial Tournament marks a midpoint of sorts for the Delaware County Horseshoe League. Horseshoe pitchers from around the county come together at the barn in Andes for a day of great company, mixed competition, and a good time. In the process, participants raise money for a local cause. This year the tournament raised $500 donated to the Andes girls’ basketball program to be used to help fund participation in summer hardwood camping excursions.


H-T wins title at Shephard Hills

Roxbury Central School and the Shephard Hills Golf Course hosted the Delaware League Golf Championships Wednesday. The Rockets struggled on their home course and finished last in a six-team field.


Kayaking club hosting races this weekend

The Kayak and Canoe Club of New York, a northeast regional kayaking club, will host its 42nd annual kayak and slalom races on the Esopus Creek the weekend of June 7 and 8.
Racing will start at noon on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. The starting line will be at the Woodland Valley bridge, off Route 28, just north of Phoenicia.


Hillis crosses up Lady Blue Devils in Crossover play

JayHawks avenge only loss of season

By John Bernhardt
Jordyn Hillis was on a mission. The Jefferson sophomore was determined to avenge her team’s only Delaware League loss, a 6-5 early-season setback to Margaretville earlier in the spring. Only this time, Hillis and her JayHawks were battling the Blue Devils in the Delaware League Crossover Championship.


MCS girls win Upper Delaware League crown

By John Bernhardt
Margaretville’s nonleague tune-up left a well-oiled machine as the Blue Devils pounded Hunter-Tannersville 16-1 on Tuesday. Margaretville will face Jefferson in the Delaware League crossover title game at SUNY Oneonta tomorrow.


Fersch, Morse win Delaware League tennis titles

By Marge Miller
Roxbury’s Alisa Fersch won the girls’ singles title while Margaretville’s Andersen Morse won the boys’ title at the Delaware League East Tennis Meet last week Tuesday at MCS. Fersch, seeded second for the day, defeated top-seed Sylwia Stopka of Hunter-Tannersville in a closely-fought, three-set match, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, while third seed Morse defeated longtime rival, second seed Alex Porter of WAJ, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.


Locals square off in vintage ball Saturday

The Roxbury Nine will swing into action at Kirkside Park in Roxbury on Saturday, May 17 at noon, playing just as they would have in the good old days, with the boys from the next village, the Mountain Athletic Club (MAC) of Fleischmanns. 


Andes serves up a tennis ace; USTA pro loves coaching

By John Bernhardt

For Mark Birman the spring of 2008 has been a tennis homecoming of sorts. Birman, a United States Tennis Association (USTA) professional in the over-40 age category, learned to play tennis on the courts in Fleischmann beginning in the summer of 1971. This spring, Birman has returned to those courts as coach of the Andes Central School’s upstart tennis program.


RCS tennis team earns win, tie in league competition

The Roxbury Rockets tennis team hosted the visiting Wildcats of Charlotte Valley on April 29 in a match that Roxbury won 4-3. Top-seeded players Christian Schor (Roxbury) and Ray Beams (Davenport) battled to a 9-9 tie, which Beams won in a tie-breaker.


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