Sports

Margaretville nine wins opener

By John Bernhardt
Cold, damp weather caused Margaretville baseball coach Rick Funck to put a 40-pitch limit on members of his pitching staff during the Blue Devils’ opener in Roxbury last Thursday.
Four Margaretville pitchers shared the hill as the Blue Devils opened their season with a 14-4 victory over the Rockets.


Young talent holds promise at RCS

By John Bernhardt
“I’m ready.”
After 25 years, you might think another softball season would be old hat for Roxbury coach Jane Ware. Nothing could be further from the truth. Ware is brimming with enthusiasm and encouraged with the promise of her young 2008 Rockets’ squad.


Local racers score well at Plattekill Mountain

Local winners in last weekend’s 11th annual snowmobile drag races at Plattekill Mountain included Erick Hinkley of Roxbury, who won the four-wheeler class on a Honda 330; Brandon Johnson of Arkville, who won the 1000 Improved Class in his Artic Cat Crossfire 1000; Zachariah Clark of Margaretville, who won the Kids 120 Class; Vinny Wojciechowski , who pulled the antique out of the barn and pushed his Ski Doo Blizzard 340 to win in the Antique 340 and Red Needham of Roxbury, who won the Antique 500 Class on his Artic Cat 500.


MCS tennis club looking to rebound with strong season

MCS varsity tennis, coming back from a mildly disappointing 2007 where they finished second in their league, looks strong for the new season which began March 31 at Andes, whose home games are being played in Fleischmanns.


Youth movement underway for MCS baseball club

By John Bernhardt
“It’s hard to believe, but every kid wants to pitch,” marveled longtime Margaretville baseball coach Rick Funck. Taking advantage of the budding interest, Funck has pieced together a 16-game 2008 schedule to give his young charges ample opportunity to throw.


Roxbury hoops story

By John Bernhardt
Everything has to fall in place perfectly to move forward in New York State basketball tournament play. From the onset, things just didn’t fall Roxbury’s way Saturday night at SUNY Cortland. The Rockets’ season came to a close as they dropped a hard fought, 51-39, decision to Section III champion Sackets Harbor.


11th annual Snowmobile Races at Plattekill Mountain this weekend

Snowmobile drag racing will hit the slopes of Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury on March 29 and 30. This year will mark the resort’s 11th annual event and is sure to bring excitement to all ages whether racer or race fan. What started out as a fun race between a few sleds has turned into an event that brings close to 350 racers each year.


Pine Hill Arms Triathlon set to roll Saturday

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Pine Hill Arms and Belleayre Mountain Ski Center will present the 17th annual Pine Hill Arms Triathlon this Saturday.
Created that long ago by Pine Hill Arms co-owner Robert Konefal, the race starts at 1:30 p.m. sharp at the ski center and ends on Pine Hill’s Main Street, where participants and spectators flow into the Pine Hill Arms for some post race fun.


Team play key to organizing annual college hoops tourney in Delhi

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By John Bernhardt
When the final horn sounded and the players from the NJCAA Division III, National Champion North Lake College basketball team celebrated their victory in an impromptu mosh pit at center court of SUNY Delhi’s Clark Gymnasium Saturday night, the hard work of another group of champions was not yet done.


40 teams compete in MCS Booster Club's indoor soccer tourney

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Central School Booster Club held its fifth Annual Indoor Soccer Tournament on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at MCS. Forty teams in four different age groups competed in the tournament, which raised funds for the booster club.


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