MCS boys defeat Eagles to become holiday tourney champs


By John Bernhardt
“Live by the three, die by the three.” That’s a basketball lesson the Downsville Eagles may have learned Saturday night as they dropped a 50-46 decision to the visiting Margaretville Blue Devils in the championship game of their own tournament.

Bowling Scores: January 1, 2014


Organization League, 12/27/13
Marg. Bowl 41 23
Marg. FD 36 28
The Ice Bar 34 30
Rocko 32 32
Erickson Auto. 31 33
Water Guy 30 34
Reliable Tent 28 36
H. Fairbairn 24 40

Milford girls roll past RCS in tourney play


By John Bernhard
A bruising second quarter took Roxbury out of the game as Milford outscored the Rockets, 22-7, to build a, 34-16, halftime lead in the opening round of Stamford’s girls’ basketball tournament on Friday afternoon.
Addy Lawson hit two three-points, scored eight points, and made three steals during the run as the Milford reached Saturday’s title game with a 56-28 win.

RCS boys’ team bounces back for second straight win


By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury boys’ basketball team heads into the holiday break looking forward to the 2014 part of its schedule. After dropping their first four games of the season, the young Rockets have battled back to win back-to-back Delaware League contests, downing Windham, 42-37, Friday night at home.
After getting himself into early foul trouble, and spending a large part of the first three-quarters on the sidelines, junior Matt Faraci reentered the game in the last seven minutes to spearhead a Roxbury rally.

Gilboa boys edge Blue Devils in double-overtime; Margaretville and Roxbury girls post wins


By John Bernhardt
It was a basketball chess match last Wednesday, the latest is a series of intriguing hardwood match-ups between two Delaware League competitors. If basketball allowed a stalemate, that’s likely where a contest between Margaretville and Gilboa’s boys’ teams would conclude. But, there are no ties on the hardwoods, so it was Gilboa’s turn as the Wildcats edged Margaretville, 63-58, in a double-overtime thriller.

Bowling Scores: December 25, 2013


Better Half Mixed League, 12/22/13
Heat’s Off 45 19
Heat’s On 37.5 26.5
Slackers 37 27
Diamonds 36 28
Pin Heads 34.5 29.5
Clueless 32 32
Ollies 28 26
BYE 6 58

Men’s High Game
Tom Miller 247, Craig Westerfeld 227, Alan Gavette 212, Joe VanBlarcom 212
Men’s High Series
Tom Miller 639, Joe VanBlarcom 602, Alan Gavette 598
Women’s High Game
Debbie Westerfeld 196, Sharon Gavette 185, Susan Wixon 159
Women’s High Series
Debbie Westerfeld 508, Sharon Gavette 495, Susan Wixon 461

Organization League, 12/10/13
Marg. Bowl 39 17
Water Guy 29 27

Devils take the Booster Tournament with win over Gilboa


Colby Russo, #11, of MCS works his way into the lane for a shot during Thursday's action in the first round of the Margaretville Booster Club Tournament. The Devils later prevailed over Gilboa to take the tournament. Read more about the Margaretville vs. Gilboa game in our Sports section. Photo by Dick Sanford

RCS boys and girls post wins over Jefferson


By John Bernhardt
“Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger” is a song by the French duo Daft Punk that won a Grammy Award in 2009. Roxbury boys’ basketball coach Tom Faraci and his team are hoping to put those words to a different kind of test on the hardwoods in the Delaware League this winter. Faraci’s young squad took a big step forward in Jefferson last week, outscoring the JayHawks, 20-11, in the fourth quarter to beat the home team, 51-44, and win their first game of the year.

Rough hoop week for MCS & ACS girls


By John Bernhardt
It’s not uncommon for the opening minutes of a basketball game to present the most daunting obstacle for an inexperienced basketball team. That was the case in three contests last week for the young Andes Mountaineers girls’ team. Andes fell behind by big margins, losing lopsided decisions to Gilboa at home on Monday, to Jefferson on the road on Wednesday, and in the first round of the Margaretville Booster Tournament on Thursday.

Margaretville edges Gilboa to win Booster Tourney


By John Bernhardt

MARGARETVILLE MVP: Margaretville Booster Club Tournament MVP Kyle Short puts in a layup following a turnover on the Roscoe end of the court. The Blue Devils then prevailed over Gilboa to win the tourney. Photo by Dick SanfordMARGARETVILLE MVP: Margaretville Booster Club Tournament MVP Kyle Short puts in a layup following a turnover on the Roscoe end of the court. The Blue Devils then prevailed over Gilboa to win the tourney. Photo by Dick Sanford

It’s a pity so few local fans got to see the boys’ championship game in this year’s Margaretville Booster Club Basketball Tournament. With the season’s first major winter storm looming, tournament officials tried to “one-up” Mother Nature by pushing up the title game to a 10 a.m. Saturday start. The early tip-off and Mother’s Nature’s counter with the early morning arrival of snow meant only a hardy band of local enthusiasts were on hand to watch a remarkably entertaining game.

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