Roxbury

Liyana, Afro-fusion musical group, performs Saturday in Roxbury

By Julia Green
It is a country that spent its fair share of time in the national news spotlight in recent months for many of the wrong reasons, including a disputed presidential election, a major outbreak of cholera, and an inquiry into the country’s diamond-mining process following claims that the industry was plagued by violence and other transgressions.
But the Zimbabwean “diamonds in the rough” that are coming to the Catskills at the end of January have little to do with the mining of precious stones.


ACS boys down Eagles, Devils in hoop play

By Julia Green
Downsville 46, Andes 71 (Tuesday, Jan. 20)
It was a group effort that led to Andes’ sound victory over visiting Downsville on Tuesday night, which snapped a five-game losing streak for the Mountaineers.
Ethan Berghammer led Andes with 18 points and Eric Reed added 14 while Cody Ruff tallied 11 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and two steals for the Mountaineers, who moved to 7-6 overall and 3-6 in the league. Josh Bonifacic led Andes in rebounds with 11.


Basketball results mixed for girls' teams; Lady Rockets post first win of the season

By Julia Green
Downsville 54, Andes 43 (Wednesday, Jan. 21)
Mariah Ruff led Andes with 19 points, including three three-pointers when Andes hosted Downsville last Wednesday. The Mountaineers also got 11 rebounds apiece from Karli Tait and Rachel Andrews and six assists and five steals from Ruff.
Andes led by two points at the end of the first quarter, but relinquished the lead in the second, when Downsville went on a 13-5 scoring run.


Unique band from Zimbabwe plays at RAG Jan. 31

In one of the most exciting events ever presented at The Roxbury Arts Group, the first-ever U.S. tour of an afro-fusion group from Zimbabwe called Liyana, made up of eight band members ranging in age from 17-23, will perform at RAG on Saturday, Jan. 31.


Margaretville girls split pair in week's basketball action

By Julia Green
Margaretville 39, Windham 29
The Margaretville girls improved to 7-3 overall after a convincing 39-29 win at Windham last week Tuesday.
The Blue Devils were led by Erica Faulkner, who tallied all of her team-high 11 points in the second half, when Margaretville outscored Windham 30-16. Faulkner also had 13 rebounds for Margaretville.


SK nips RCS in boys' hoop thriller

By Julia Green
SK 55, Roxbury 51 (Jan. 13)


Glen George and Heather Gockel county's first father-daughter judges

By Brian Sweeney
When Heather Gockel took her position as Roxbury Town Justice on January 1, she and her father, Middletown Town Justice Glen George, became the first daughter-father judge team in Delaware County history.


Roxbury Catholic Church closed by Diocese

By Julia Green
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Roxbury, a mission of the Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville, will be closing immediately as the result of a decision by the Albany Catholic Diocese to close 33 churches by 2011. In addition to the closings, a number of sites will be merged with others.


Local ski teams compete at Plattekill, Windham

Boys’ varsity skiers from Roxbury Central School took three of the top seven places at Friday’s giant slalom competition at Plattekill Mountain. Garret Hinkley, Nate Liddle and Alex Riordan finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, with times of 28.84, 29.18 and 29.86.


Hoop teams grapple with weather-affected schedules

By Julia Green
Charlotte Valley 55, Roxbury 46 (Jan. 8)
Despite a competitive first quarter in which the Roxbury Rockets outscored Charlotte Valley 15-14, they found themselves in a hole after the second quarter out of which they couldn’t quite dig themselves.


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