Sports

MCS boys rebound in soccer play

By John Bernhardt
Like a Las Vegas table dealer, Margaretville boys’ soccer coach Jeremy Marks reshuffled his Blue Devils’ deck. Exchanging personnel back and forth between lines, Marks gave his team a new look. The Margaretville mix and match dealt Marks and his Blue Devils a winning hand.


RCS defeats MCS in boys' soccer

Like the turning points that change the direction of a person’s life, there are often turning points in a sports team’s season. Midway through the second half in a game played on their own field last Wednesday, the Roxbury boy’s soccer team faced a decisive moment.


MCS girls win Downsville tourney

By John Bernhardt
It was like a step back in time. Watching Elia Tanzer launch her Margaretville varsity soccer career was like reversing the clock several years to watch another Margaretville freshman, the Blue Devils’ prolific scoring threat of years gone by, Claire Cella.


Margaretville to play Nelson Tournament on the road

The Margaretville Central School Nelson Invitational Soccer Tournament will be moved to due to poor field conditions at MCS.
The opening round will take place Friday, Sept. 23 at 4:15 p.m. in Downsville. MCS will play Tri-Valley and Ellenville will face Downsville.
Saturday’s finals will be played at Bard College in Red Hook at times to be announced. For updates, visit margaretvillecs.org. Click on Athletic Updates in the left-hand sidebar.


Bowing hunter tests recscheduled

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North Blenheim — Due to the recent floods, bow hunter and crossbow hunter proficiency tests at locations in Schoharie County had to be rescheduled. The new dates are the following:
Tuesday, Sept. 27: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.—Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club, Middlefort Road, Middleburgh and
Thursday, Sept. 29: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.—New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center (Lansing Manor) 1378 state Route 30, North Blenheim. Contact John Osinski at 518 433-6742 for an appointment.


Roxbury boys advance to Stamford Cup finals

By John Bernhardt
Spirits are soaring in Roxbury. The Rockets boys’ soccer team beat Davenport and Schenevus last week to advance to the Mayor’s Cup championship game. Roxbury will try to dethrone defending champion South Kortright Saturday night at Archibald Stadium in Stamford.


MCS girls look to improve goal-scoring for soccer success

By John Bernhardt
Like a master woodworker, Margaretville girls’ soccer coach Toni Smith is searching for the finishing touches her team needs to produce a polished product.

Last fall, Smith’s Blue Devils finished 5-9 but eight of Margaretville’s nine losses were by a single goal. With several key players returning, Smith is confident her team can compete with anybody. The key to the Blue Devils’ season will be their ability to finish promising offensive chances with scores.


MCS Golfers top Gilboa

With Tiger Woods all but disappearing from the leader boards of the major professional golf tournaments, America is looking for its next golf star. Perhaps America’s next King of the Links will be Keegan Bradley, the St. John University graduate, a rookie on the tour, who recently became one of only three professional golfers to win in their major debut. Bradley was the 2011 PGA Champion.
Or perhaps the next American champion is learning their game on the links somewhere in the land in high school golf competition.


Fleischmanns' Ethel Lehmann stars in 70+ softball league

By John Bernhardt
All summer long the baseball story around the metropolitan New York area has been the tale of two shortstops. New York baseball fans, and to some degree baseball fans around America, have been caught up in a firestorm of day-to-day drama and excitement generated by Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter and Met shortstop Jose Reyes. Jeter had the baseball world counting hits as he worked to put an exclamation point on a legendary major league career.


Rain-delayed Catskill Cup back in Fleischmann on Saturday

By John Bernhardt
It was singing in the rain on the tennis courts in Fleischmanns last weekend. Nearly 50 tennis players danced between the raindrops as they worked through the brackets in five divisions of the 2011 Catskill Cup.

Rain forced intermittent play but spirits were high and most divisions advanced to the final rounds. The local tennis showcase will run its course this coming weekend with championship matches scheduled both Saturday and Sunday.


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