Strong hitting not enough for Blue Devils in softball

By John Bernhardt
Margaretville softball coach Kyle Holden is pleased with his team’s offensive production in their first two contests. Holden’s Blue Devils have plated 21 runners but that has not been enough to find the victory column.
Margaretville carried a 9-3 lead into the top of the fifth inning in its opener at South Kortright last Wednesday. The Blue Devils scored four runs in the second and third innings with Cora Bruno and Kate Short getting key hits in the rallies.
TEAM SPIRIT: Coach Kyle Holden, at right, leads his team in a cheer prior to last  Wednesday’s contest against South Kortright.— Photos by Dick SanfordTEAM SPIRIT: Coach Kyle Holden, at right, leads his team in a cheer prior to last Wednesday’s contest against South Kortright.— Photos by Dick Sanford

Bowling Scores: April 2, 2014


Better Half Mixed League, 3/30/14
Heat’s Off 77.5 38.5
Diamonds 69 47
Clueless 67.5 48.5
Pin Heads 67 49
Slackers 63 53
Heat’s On 53.5 62.5
Ollies 50.5 65.5
BYE 16 100

Men’s High Game
Craig Westerfeld 257, Ben Short 227, Kyle Short 219
Men’s High Series
Craig Westerfeld 696, Ben Short 628, Kyle Short 603
Women’s High Game
Maria McAdams 197, Sharon Gavette 179, Lela Davis 174
Women’s High Series
Maria McAdams 532, Sharon Gavette 528, Debbie Westerfeld 504

Organization League, 3/25/14
The Ice Bar 31 21

Andes track squad off and running for a new season

By John Bernhardt
Only five students signed on that first year, seven springs ago, when Andes Central School started a track and field program. A long run of baseball had come to a close when Andes could no longer find enough boys to field a team. This spring, the Andes track team is off and running with track and field participant levels reaching five times the total of that first year.

Plattekill named top "Secret Skiing" spot

By Jay Braman Jr.
Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury has been listed as one of the “Top Eight Secret Ski Spots in North America” according to a March 10 article in by Diana Gerstacker.
Claiming that nothing ruins a perfect day of skiing quicker than a crowd, the online magazine set out to find places where the skier/slope ratio provides more space for enjoyment.
They found eight.

Bowling Scores: March 26, 2014


Better Half Mixed League, 3/23/14
Heat’s Off 77.5 34.5
Diamonds 65 47
Pin Heads 64 48
Clueless 63.5 48.5
Slackers 62 50
Heat’s On 53.5 58.5
Ollies 46.5 65.5
BYE 16 96

Men’s High Game
Alan Gavette 241, Tom Miller 224, Greg Montminy 210
Men’s High Series
Alan Gavette 651, Tom Miller 621, Kyle Short 597
Women’s High Game
Vicki Fairbairn 172, Lela Davis 171, Maria McAdams 166
Women’s High Series
Lela Davis 473, Tina Greene 442, Maria McAdams 441

Young baseball squad taking the field for Roxbury

By John Bernhardt
With eight seniors lost to graduation, the Roxbury baseball team is turning a new page in 2014.
“We have a lot of newbies on our team this year with a friendly, healthy competition among kids trying to earn a spot for several open positions on the field,” said Roxbury coach Greg Funck. “It’s almost like we’re starting fresh with a whole new group. The first three weeks of the season have been really enjoyable. Everyone is working hard and working together well, attending to baseball basics.”

All Stars named for basketball and skiing

The Delaware League has announced boys’ and girls’ all-star teams in basketball and skiing for the 2013-14 sports season.
Those boys earning first-team recognition in basketball are Matt Finne of Davenport, Zach Perry, and Christian Cooper of Gilboa-Conesville, Kyle Short of Margaretville, Griff Metzko of South Kortright and Gregg Mattice of Stamford.
Kyle ShortKyle Short

Andes' Mariah Ruff named top female hoop player in the state

By John Bernhardt
From the moment she picked up a basketball as an elementary student on the hardwoods of the tiny court at Andes Central School, the people who watched her play understood they were seeing something special. Even so, few could have predicted the incredible heights to which Mariah Ruff’s basketball game would one day climb. Last weekend, the Basketball Coaches’ Association of New York announced Mariah Ruff as the 2014 “Miss Basketball,” the top high school girls’ basketball player in any class, at any level in New York State.
High Flying: Mariah Ruff, an Andes native, here in action for her Oneonta High School team.High Flying: Mariah Ruff, an Andes native, here in action for her Oneonta High School team.

Bowling Scores: March 19, 2014


Better Half Mixed League 3/16/14

Heat’s Off 73.5 34.5
Pin Heads 63 45
Diamonds 62 46
Clueless 59.5 48.5
Slackers 58 50
Heat’s On 53.5 54.5
Ollies 46.5 61.5
BYE 16 92

Men’s High Game
Craig Westerfeld 258, Kyle Short 257, Tom Miller 207
Men’s High Series
Craig Westerfeld 649, Kyle Short 634, Tom Miller 585
Women’s High Game
Lela Davis 232, Sharon Gavette 181, Maria McAdams 177
Women’s High Series
Lela Davis 479, Debbie Westerfeld 478, Kayla Gavette 470

Pitching and defense will be key for MCS softball team

By John Bernhardt
With a blanket of snow covering the ground and temperatures that rarely move above the freezing level, it takes forward vision to play and coach high school softball or baseball in the Catskills.
Unlike soccer in the fall or basketball in the winter, spring sport athletes prepare to play their sport of choice in a secondary venue. Sometimes the first time a local high school baseball or softball team will step on their outdoor diamond is Opening Day, the first time they compete in a game that season.

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