Sports

Season of strong growth puts RCS girls in the sectionals

By John Bernhardt
As Lisa Faraci sees it, there is no magic behind the meteoric rise of the Roxbury girls’ basketball team this season. For Faraci the improvement of her Rockets is all about education. Her Rocket squad is young and eager, shows a ton of heart of the floor, and is resilient and eager to learn.
“The girls love the game and are listening, learning and working on the things we’ve been talking about every day,” explained Faraci.


MCS Senior Sam Capriotti pulls no punches with passion for boxing

By John Bernhardt
Someone once said, “Boxing isn’t for the feint of heart, it’s for the full of heart.” That’s an apt description of Sam Caprotti, 17, a senior at Margaretville Central School.
Sam Caprotti loves to box. Boxing is a form of self-discovery for Caprotti. A sport often called ‘the sweet science’ helps Caprotti discover something deep inside himself, a desire or a need, that allows Sam to continually surprise himself by exceeding what he once believed were his own limitations.


No. 1 Davenport holds off Blue Devils in hard fought hoop contest

By John Bernhardt
Why stop now? Last Thursday, the Margaretville Blue Devils boys’ basketball team continued its pattern of madcap hardwood adventures through the last regular season contest of the year. The Blue Devils failed to convert the winning field goal in three attempts during the final 10 seconds of the fourth quarter, then fell, 49-45, in overtime to first place Davenport.


Roxbury girls are on a roll with 3 wins leading into Sectionals

By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury Rockets girls’ basketball team will enter Section IV post-season play as one of the hottest basketball teams in the Class D bracket.
Roxbury finished the regular season on a roll, winning their final three games including a 55-45 victory over the Delaware League’s Upper Division champion Davenport. Wins over Andes and Downsville later in the week boosted Roxbury’s DL record to 12-3. The Rockets finished the regular season at 12-5 overall.


Bowling Scores: February 12, 2014

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Better Half, Mixed League, 2/2/14
W L
Heat’s Off 63 25
Slackers 49 39
Pin Heads 48.5 39.5
Heat’s On 46.5 41.5
Clueless 46.5 41.5
Diamonds 46 42
Ollies 41.5 46.5
BYE 11 77

Men’s High Game
Mike Maxim 267, Tom Miller 245, Kyle Short 242
Men’s High Series
Mike Maxim 714, Tom Miller 685, Kyle Short 645
Women’s High Game
Susan Wixon 202, Kayla Gavette 191, Sharon Gavette 177, Maria McAdams 177, Debbie Westerfeld 177
Women’s High Series
Susan Wixon 531, Maria McAdams 506, Sharon Gavette 503

Organization League, 2/4/14


Roxbury girls take two wins; H-T senior night foils MCS girls

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By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury girls’ basketball team has arrived. Optimism is soaring as the young Rockets continue to improve. Roxbury won back-to-back contests last week, downing Stamford, 62-43, on Wednesday and Jefferson, 48-31, the following night.


MCS boys split hoop contests; Roxbury boys best Jefferson

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By John Bernhardt
Like most things in life, basketball seasons have stages.  For the Margaretville Blue Devils boys’ basketball team, the 2014 season began with the preseason stage where they prepared for the upcoming campaign. 
That was followed by a highly successful tournament stage when the Blue Devils won championships in their local Booster Club Tournament and the Downsville Tournament. 


Bowling Scores: February 5, 2014

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Better Half, Mixed League — 2/2/14

Heat’s Off 59 25
Slackers 49 35
Heat’s On 45.5 38.5
Pin Heads 45.5 38.5
Clueless 45.5 38.5
Diamonds 43 41
Ollies 37.5 46.5
BYE 11 73

Men’s High Game
Larry Wixon 204, Craig Westerfeld 197, Alan Gavette 192
Men’s High Series
Craig Westerfeld 558, Larry Wixon 557, Alan Gavette 550
Women’s High Game
Maria McAdams 202, Lela Davis 178, Susan Wixon 178
Women’s High Series
Susan Wixon 510, Maria McAdams 482, Lela Davis 456
Margaretville Women’s — 1/30/14


Margaretville magic strikes again; Reither beats RCS at the buzzer

By John Bernhardt
Two seconds. Two seconds sometimes makes the difference between victory and defeat. That was the case Thursday night in Roxbury when Cooper Reither’s runner from just inside the foul line bounced one time on the front of the rim and fell through the net, giving Margaretville a tantalizing 38-37 victory over Roxbury.
Buzzer Beater: Teammates surround Cooper Reither (arm raised) after his basket as time expired gave Margaretville a 39-38 win at Roxbury on Friday night.
— Photos by Dick SanfordBuzzer Beater: Teammates surround Cooper Reither (arm raised) after his basket as time expired gave Margaretville a 39-38 win at Roxbury on Friday night.
— Photos by Dick Sanford


Andes girls top JCS; Roxbury girls score win at Margaretville

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By John Bernhardt
Thursday night’s Andes girls’ basketball game with Jefferson was a litmus test of sorts, an opportunity for the young Mountaineers to gauge just how far they have improved this season. With the Andes crowd on their feet chanting A-C-S during the final minute of play, the Andes girls understood they had passed the test. Andes used an 8-of-13 effort from the foul line in the fourth quarter to edge the JayHawks, 49-43.


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