Boat rental and steam cleaning vendors sought for 2014 season

Do you enjoy outdoor recreation? Do you like meeting new people and encouraging them to explore the wonders of the Catskills?
Consider starting a new business, or adding to an existing one, by renting and/or steam cleaning canoes, kayaks, and sailboats for use on four New York City reservoirs in the Catskill-Delaware Watershed.

Bowling Scores: March 5, 2014


Better Half Mixed League, 3/2/14
Heat’s Off 69.5 30.5
Pin Heads 57 43
Slackers 55 45
Diamonds 54 46
Heat’s On 53.5 46.5
Clueless 53.5 46.5
Ollies 44.5 55.5
BYE 13 87

Men’s High Game
Tom Miller 248, Phil Greene 237, Craig Westerfeld 210
Men’s High Series
Tom Miller 682, Henry Friedman 593, Craig Westerfeld 589
Women’s High Game
Debbie Westerfeld 190, Lela Davis 185, Sharon Gavette
Women’s High Series
Sharon Gavette 448, Kayla Gavette 448, Debbie Westerfeld 439

Jr. Golf program planned for Shep Hills

Catskill Mountains Junior Golf is once again offering a junior golf program at two locations in 2014.
Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury and Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin are both offering junior golf clinic days, a championship day and a parent/junior tournament in July.

Beck Scholar Athlete Award winners named at local schools

By Dick Sanford
The Delaware League has announced the names of 11 scholar athletes who have been chosen 2013-14 Joseph P. Beck Scholar Athlete winners. Also, four other award nominees were awarded certificates.

RCS girls fall to Afton in Sectionals nail-biter


By John Bernhardt
Experience counts in Section IV postseason play. That’s the final basketball lesson of the 2014 season for a young, emerging Roxbury girls’ basketball team. The Rockets showed their inexperience while dropping a nail biting, 28-25, Class D opening round decision to Afton last week.

Hot shooting by SCS too much for Blue Devils

By John Bernhardt
Matt Anderson was feeling it. The Stamford shooting guard was on fire last week, hitting almost every shot he launched in the Indians’ opening round Section IV, Class D, victory over Margaretville.
Anderson blistered the nets with seven three-point goals, four in the second quarter, scoring a game-high 27 points as Stamford advanced with a 65-45 win.

Bowling Scores: February 26, 2014


Better Half Mixed League 2/23/14
Heat’s Off 67.5 28.5
Heat’s On 53.5 42.5
Diamonds 53 43
Pin Heads 53 43
Slackers 52 44
Clueless 50.5 45.5
Ollies 42.5 53.5
BYE 12 84

Men’s High Game
Craig Westerfeld 257, Ben Short 246, Mike Maxim 244
Men’s High Series
Mike Maxim 659, Henry Friedman 624, Craig Westerfeld 617
Women’s High Game
Maria McAdams 200, Vicki Fairbairn 176, Kayla Gavette 171

Women’s High Series
Maria McAdams 509, Susan Wixon 488, Debbie Westerfeld 473

Bowling Scores: February 19, 2014


Better Half Mixed League, 2/16/14
Heat’s Off 63.5 28.5
Slackers 52 40
Pin Heads 52 40
Heat’s On 50.5 41.5
Clueless 47.5 44.5
Diamonds 50 40.5
Ollies 41.5 50.5
BYE 11 81

Men’s High Game
Craig Westerfeld 228, Mike Maxim 212, Riley Ancona 205
Men’s High Series
Craig Westerfeld 613, Riley Ancona 564, Larry Wixon 561
Women’s High Game
Sharon Gavette 193, Susan Wixon 192, Debbie Westerfeld 190
Women’s High Series
Debbie Westerfeld 498, Sharon Gavette 488, Susan Wixon 488

Organization League, 2/13/14
The Ice Bar 22 6
Water Guy 18 10

Season of strong growth puts RCS girls in the sectionals

By John Bernhardt
As Lisa Faraci sees it, there is no magic behind the meteoric rise of the Roxbury girls’ basketball team this season. For Faraci the improvement of her Rockets is all about education. Her Rocket squad is young and eager, shows a ton of heart of the floor, and is resilient and eager to learn.
“The girls love the game and are listening, learning and working on the things we’ve been talking about every day,” explained Faraci.

MCS Senior Sam Capriotti pulls no punches with passion for boxing

By John Bernhardt
Someone once said, “Boxing isn’t for the feint of heart, it’s for the full of heart.” That’s an apt description of Sam Caprotti, 17, a senior at Margaretville Central School.
Sam Caprotti loves to box. Boxing is a form of self-discovery for Caprotti. A sport often called ‘the sweet science’ helps Caprotti discover something deep inside himself, a desire or a need, that allows Sam to continually surprise himself by exceeding what he once believed were his own limitations.

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