Margaretville

Deposit stops Devils in baseball sectionals

By Julia Green
“It was a game that could have gone either way,” said Margaretville Head Coach Rick Funck of his team’s 4-2 sectional loss at Deposit on Thursday. “They had three hits, we had three hits; their pitcher struck out 12 of our guys and Patrick [O’Connell] struck out nine of their guys. It comes down to the fact that they committed one error and we committed five. That was the story of the game.”
Those five errors proved to be the weak link for Margaretville, leading to an unearned run in the second inning and including back-to-back infield errors in the bottom of the fifth inning that gave Deposit what would turn out to be the winning run.


Margaretville student-athletes, coach honored at year-end sports banquet

Margaretville Central School held its 16th annual athletic awards banquet on Monday to honor the achievements of MCS student-athletes. In addition to recognizing all the Blue Devils’ team accomplishments, 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 presented the Distinguished Coaching Award to veteran baseball coach Rick Funck.


Dollar General store planned for village

By Brian Sweeney
Work is set to begin on a Dollar General store adjacent to the Margaretville Post Office.
Special permits and a sign variance have been issued by the Village of Margaretville allowing for the project to commence.
The Dollar General is being constructed on a parcel that was originally proposed as the site for a Family Dollar store, a competing chain.


Main Street Cafe opens in Margaretville

By Julia Green
Those who dined at the Key West Café in Pine Hill roughly a decade ago will no doubt recognize the face behind the counter at the recently-opened Main Street Café in Margaretville.
Bob Landes, a native of England with a background in training racehorses, owned and operated the Pine Hill restaurant with his wife Elizabeth, until it closed about 10 years ago.


Lucky 13 for Lady Rockets equals Delaware League crossover crown

By Julia Green
Roxbury 9, Margaretville 2
While 13 may have been an unlucky number for the Roxbury Rockets last year, it carries a somewhat different connotation this year.
In an impressive turnaround for the Roxbury softball squad, who went 3-13 last year, the Rockets are 13-2 this season and in possession of their first league title since 2004.


Rec program sign-up planned for June 4

Registration for the Margaretville/Fleischmanns 2009 Summer Recreation Program will be held on Thursday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Margaretville Central School cafeteria.
A parent or legal guardian must be present to register their child at this time. This is the only time that your child can be signed up for the recreation program.


MCS boys take Upper Delaware; fall to South Kortright in Crossover

By Julia Green
Margaretville 8, Hunter-Tannersville 3
It was the same scenario as last year, but with a very different outcome.
Margaretville’s Wednesday game at Hunter-Tannersville was a must-win for the Blue Devils, and win they did, clinching their first Upper Delaware title since 1995.
“We came so close last year,” said Blue Devils’ Head Coach Rick Funck. “It came down to the last two games of the season. We had a chance to beat Hunter to be champs and we didn’t, and then we had a make-up game the next night against Roxbury and we would have been co-champs but we didn’t win that either, so it was a very difficult end of the season last year. This year, the whole scenario played out again, and it happened to be Hunter, and I told the guys, ‘Last year they won – this year, let’s turn the tables.’ And we were fortunate enough to do that.”


CWC meeting highlights accomplishments

Margaretville — Hundreds of homeowners, schoolchildren, municipal governments and business people in the Catskill region benefited from assistance, money and information supplied by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) in 2008.


Local school budgets approved

By Julia Green
What they asked for, they got.
All three area school budgets that were proposed for the 2009-2010 school year were approved in Tuesday's vote, in which all propositions were given the green light and all unopposed candidates for Board of Education seats were elected.


Three-run homer by Williams propels Margaretville boys to victory

Margaretville 5, Roxbury 2
The elusive sunlight glinted off the silver barrel of Margaretville slugger Ian Williams’ brand-new bat in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday’s non-league showdown with the Roxbury Rockets. And the resounding crack as he made contact with Roxbury pitcher David Clark’s 0-1 pitch left no doubt that the ball was headed over the outfield fence.


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