Blue Devils capture Delaware League title

By John Bernhardt
Speed racer is James Warner, a senior defenseman on Margaretville’s undefeated soccer team. Warner had just settled a penetrating South Kortright volley, burst off the defensive line and was advancing the ball to begin a Blue Devil counter offensive. Warner’s teammates simply shook their heads in wonder, watching their speedy defensive leader weave the ball up the field.

College soccer experience priceless for MCS grad

By John Bernhardt
For New Kingston native Erica Faulkner, there was no such thing as an athletic challenge she was afraid to meet. If it was manning the shortstop position on an otherwise all boys American Legion baseball team, battling for rebounds around the basket against much taller opponents or patrolling the middle of the soccer field, no challenge was too big for the three-sport Margaretville Central School sport’s star to tackle.

Native Americans host Pow Wow in village

By Joe Moskowitz
Perhaps there were pow wows in Margaretville many years ago, but it is unlikely they would have drawn representatives from so many different tribes . Nearby Mohawks, Lakota Sioux from the West, Incas from South America, and many more.

They all came to Margaretville Pavilion Park Saturday for the Delaware River Bear Circle Pow Wow. A colorful, intertribal gathering where they were able to renew traditions and meet other natives.

Open Eye seeks 10-minute play submission

Margaretville — The Open Eye Theater, a not-for profit company, seeks a dozen 10-minute plays for its upcoming Summer Shortcuts III.

Plays selected will be fully produced, directed, and performed by experienced artists. Comedy, drama, mystery, historical, musical, spoof, and more are welcome. Plays may be brand new, previously produced elsewhere, or published.

Playwrights living in New York State are especially encouraged, but all are welcome to submit.
Casts may include actors of any age. Production values and sets should be simple. Performance dates are August 8-18.

MCS students digging into gardening

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Central School students are earning green thumbs as part of the “Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth” People’s Research Garden Research Project.

The school is working in conjunction with the Cooperative Extension of Delaware County as part of a two-and-a-half year research project that also includes students from Deposit and Downsville schools.

Flood commission meeting at MCS June 17

By Geoff Samuels
An important “open house” meeting of the East Branch Flood Commission will be held this coming Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at Margaretville Central School.

Irving Berlin's America a hit at Open Eye

By Joe Moskowitz
People poured into Margaretville’s Open Eye Theater building during the first weekend in June to see Bill Tari and Cedric Taylor perform in the world premiere of playwright Chris Defaa’s “Irving Berlin’s America.”

It’s a musical about the legendary songwriter’s last night alive. Berlin spent many summers during his 101 years at his second home in Lew Beach. Several of his descendants attended the June 1performance.

Hull, Svoboda named top athletes at banquet

Mitch Hull and Tess Svoboda earned the Outstanding Athlete Awards at the Margaretville Central School Athletic Banquet held May 31.

Other special presentations were made to Caleb Todd and Kellsey Buerge who were named recipients of the Henry Dietrich Sportsmanship Awards. Tess Svoboda and Sean Gauntt received Nate Dougherty Memorial Awards signifying passion and commitment to soccer.

Edmeston knocks Devils out of sectionals

Staff report
A deep Edmeston batting line-up proved daunting for Margaretville as the Panthers scattered 11 hits in eliminating the Blue Devils, 6-1, last week Tuesday in Section IV quarterfinal play.

Margaretville pitching ace Kyle Short had little trouble with the first four batters in the Edmeston lineup. The Blue Devils’ junior right-hander was nearly perfect, retiring 10 of the 12 Panthers he faced batting in those spots. Oddly, Edmeston’s run production was almost all generated by hitters at the opposite end of the lineup.

Academic excellence celebrated at MCS banquet

Margaretville Central School students were recognized for their classroom achievements at the 16th annual MCS Excellence in Academics Banquet held June 3.

The following scholarship awards were presented to members of the junior class:
University of Rochester: Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Award ($30,000 over four years): Kyle Short.
Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology ($30,000 over four years): Evan Sheckler.
Elmira College Key Awards ($60,000 over four years): James Warner and Chelsea Shultis.

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