Local team battled hard in tourney


Round Top — The soccer team from Margaretville known as Delaware was in action on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9 at the 32nd Annual Round Top Invitational Old Timers Soccer Tournament at Riedlbauer’s Resort. Forty teams from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut participated in the two-day event.

Delaware started off with tough 1-0 loss to USA Col SC. Delaware fought back from a 2-0 deficit to tie NY Albanians, 2-2, and then lost, 3-1, to the always tough Germania (Poughkeepsie).

All Stars named for spring sports


The Delaware League has announced its all-star teams in baseball, softball, and tennis for the spring season of the 2012-13 school year.

Earning first-team honors in recognition in baseball were; Josh Davi of Davenport, Brad Dreher of Downsville, Hunter Grace of Gilboa Conesville, John Quagliano and Jimmy Reeves of Jefferson, Kyle Short of Margaretville, Dylan Cole of South Kortright, Matt Anderson, Gregg Mattice and Erik Ehrhart of Stamford and Anthony Savasta of Windham.

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.

Big inning propels Deposit past Rockets in softball

By John Bernhardt
Softball is a game of inches, a game of stops and starts that can be unpredictable at best. Sometimes one bad inning is enough to totally alter the course of a game. That was the case Wednesday when

Roxbury battled Deposit in Section IV quarterfinal action on the Lumberjacks’ home field.
Erase the second inning and Wednesday’s quarterfinal match-up was a highly competitive contest. Deposit grouped hits and walks to score nine times in the decisive frame, with the game a literal standoff the rest of the way. Deposit would advance with a 10-1 victory.

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.

Longtime Coach Glen Reither headed to Hall of Fame


By John Bernhardt
For Glenn Reither, life is all about teamwork. And, the best team that the long-time Delaware County league coach has ever had is his partnership with his forever sweetheart, his wife Jackie.
Jackie will be at Glen’s side on Saturday, June 1 when the affable former high school and college teacher and coach is inducted into the SUNY Delhi Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place at the Clark Field House from 3-5 p.m.

Sprague paces Rockets in 2-1 sectional softball win

By John Bernhardt
If you enjoy an old-fashioned pitching duel, Roxbury was the place to be last Thursday afternoon. Roxbury pitching ace Kendal Sprague and Richfield Spring’s Kaity Richvalsky went toe-to-toe, pitch-for-pitch, before the Rockets eked out a 2-1 softball decision in an electrifying extra-inning affair.

Short stops Milford with pitching gem


Staff report
It’s a good bet that the Margaretville baseball team won’t be on the short side when Kyle Short takes the mound, The Blue Devils pitching ace sent shock waves through the Section IV high school baseball world last Tuesday, pitching a brilliant 71-pitch, three hitter as 14th seeded Margaretville stunned Milford, 3-1.

ACS track team made great strides


By John Bernhardt
As he evaluated the track season , Andes coach Jeff Rhone uses generic indicators to gauge his team’s progress, markers that say as much about who you are and how you perform off the track as on it.

“We’ve taken a big step forward this spring,” Rhone explained. “When it comes to work ethic and commitment, these kids are making giant strides.”

Andes' Coss high-jump champ in Tri-Valley League competiton

By John Bernhardt
It was an unexpected force, like letting the genie out of the bottle. Shianne Coss had never attempted a track and field high jump until just three weeks ago. Coss, who competes on the Andes Central School track team, had only one practice in an actual high jump pit, an afternoon spent at SUNY Delhi learning to actually launch herself over the bar. The Andes junior has tried her hand at her new pursuit in competition just two times. Yet, Thursday afternoon at the Tri-Valley League track and field championships, it was Coss wearing the championship gold.

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