Andes Food Pantry the latest in community outreach


By Matthew J. Perry
A new food pantry located in the Presbyterian Church of Andes opened its doors for the first time yesterday. A modest operation at present, open just one day a week, its organizers are preparing to answer to greater community needs.
At present, the pantry will be open on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Andes boys win nail-biter; Rockets and Devils beaten

By Julia Green
The Andes boys clinched a nail-biter on Friday night, when they posted a 52-51 win over the visiting JayHawks of Jefferson. The host Mountaineers held a three-point lead as time wound down, but Jefferson’s Tyler Dibble hit a jump shot at the buzzer to bring the JayHawks within one; a foul sent him to the free-throw line. The Mountaineers held their breath, and exhaled in relief as Dibble’s free throw attempt bounced off the front of the rim.

Fast start leads ACS past Devils

By Julia Green
The Andes boys posted a convincing 73-27 win over the visiting Blue Devils of Margaretville on Friday night, in a game that was rescheduled from the night before. The Mountaineers jumped out to an early lead, outscoring the Blue Devils 20-4 in the opening quarter.

Late heroics lead MCS girls to victory over Mountaineers

By Julia Green
It was the Amy Filupeit show at Margaretville Central School on Friday night, when the host Blue Devils took on the visiting Mountaineers of Andes Central School. Filupeit nailed three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, the last of which came with 31 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 54 apiece.

ACS, MCS girls split games; mixed results for boys' hoop teams

By Julia Green
The Andes Lady Mountaineers split a pair of games last week, falling to South Kortright, 59-42, on Tuesday before posting a 57-45 win over the host Hunter-Tannersville Wildcats on Thursday.

Andes boys down Roxbury, Stamford

By Julia Green
The Andes Mountaineers went on a 10-0 scoring run at the end of their game against the visiting Roxbury Rockets last Wednesday, capped off by a three-pointer from Eric Reed, to give Andes what would turn out to be a game-deciding one-point edge.

Margaretville girls win on late three-pointer; Roxbury girls post first victory

By Julia Green
Margaretville junior Amy Filupeit nailed a three-pointer with 9.9 seconds remaining to give the Lady Blue Devils a one-point lead that earned Margaretville the win in its home match-up against visiting Downsville on Monday night.

Musical doubleheader Jan. 16 at Andes Hotel


Andes — January 16 is a night not to be missed at the Andes Hotel. The Pre-war Ponies are performing in the Yellow Room from 6 to 9 p.m. and immediately after that the Jack Grace Band in the tavern from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is no cover charge for either band.

Man claims bear attack near Andes


State Police are investigating a reported bear attack on a 16-year-old man near in the Town of Andes on Jan. 1. Brendan Porfido, a New Jersey resident, told police that he was walking in the woods with his two dogs near Tunis Lake about 10:15 p.m. when he came across a bear.

Andes boys, Margaretville girls win tourney titles

By Julia Green
The Andes boys claimed the 2009 Margaretville Booster Club Tournament title on Saturday night after soundly defeating the Gilboa Wildcats to take home the trophy. Andes’ Cody Ruff, who was named the tournament MVP, led the Mountaineers with 18 points, eight rebounds and eight steals, and Sage Beemer had seven points and 15 rebounds en route to Andes’ 43-27 victory.

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