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Morris too strong; ends Lady Blue Devils season

By John Bernhardt
In the end Morris was simply too strong.  The defending Section IV girls’ soccer champions had too much size, too much speed, and too much skill in Saturday’s quarterfinal match-up with Margaretville.  A 3-0 Morris win ended Margaretville’s run of 12 consecutive unbeaten games and put the finishing touches to the Blue Devils’ Cinderella season.


Blue Devils golf up to par

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The rebirth of competitive high school golf at Margaretville took hold four years ago. The MCS golf effort began as a club activity, evolved into a competitive high school sport, and elevated to the status as a Delaware League title contender.

Margaretville concluded the 2012 regular season with a 9-2 overall record. The Blue Devils finished 6-1 in DL play good for second place behind undefeated Windham.

Nine players are on the Margaretville roster. Six of the nine compete in matches. The top four scores of the six make up the team’s cumulative score in a match.


MCS soccer teams earn Crossover co-championships

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By John Bernhardt
Margaretville goalie Mitch Hull could see the entire field in front of him, and he didn’t like what he saw. Margaretville had been whistled for a foul and South Kortright senior Dylan Cole was cuing the ball up for a direct kick, six or seven strides beyond midfield on SK’s offensive side of the field. With time melting on the clock and Margaretville clinging to a 1-0 lead, Hull’s teammates succumbed to protective instincts and retreated to cluster deep on their defensive end in front of the goal.


MCS girls top Wildcats for division crown

By John Bernhardt
The Margaretville Blue Devil girls’ soccer team was on a mission. A Saturday date in the Delaware League Championship game against Downsville had already been secured. Even so, the Blue Devils had something to prove.


Margaretville boys head to Crossover

By John Bernhardt
Phase One of the Margaretville Blue Devils 2012 boys’ soccer season is in the books. The Blue Devils closed the door on a stellar regular season last week by finishing unbeaten at 13-0-2.
Phase Two will unfold Saturday at the Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta when the Upper Division Champions face Mountain Division Champion South Kortright for the Delaware League title.


MCS boys clinch division; Blue Devil girls near title

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By John Bernhardt
It was all good news for Margaretville’s soccer teams last week. It was taking care of business for both the boys’ and girls’ Blue Devil squads with a double victory Thursday afternoon. At the same time, Downsville’s boys and girls dished out double Thursday defeats to Davenport, the closest competitors of both Margaretville teams.


MCS squads down RCS in both boys' and girls' soccer play

By John Bernhardt
They strike with lightning-like intensity; sudden, unexpected and devastating. That was the case on Friday when Margaretville’s boys’ soccer team surged past visiting Roxbury, 2-0, on Pete Palen Field. The victory extended the Blue Devils’ unbeaten streak to 12 games. Margaretville is 11-0-1 on the season.


Z Painting golf tourney benefits MCS PTA

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Margaretville — Hanah Mountain Resort Hosted the first annual Z Painting Cup Benefit Golf Tournament on August 26. Proceeds from the tournament went to benefit the Margaretville Central School PTA organization.


MCS Blue Devils win own tourneys

By John Bernhardt
There’s no place like home. That may have been the motto of this fall’s annual Nelson and Cohen soccer tournaments. Margaret- ville’s girls’ and boys’ soccer teams followed similar scripts in keeping this year’s tourney championship trophies at home.

It was ladies first, with the Lady Devils paving the way during tournament play. The girls dominated visiting Coleman in opening round play of the Cohen Classic Thursday night with a 7-0 win, setting the table for a 9-0 boys’ rout of Tri-Valley in Nelson opening round action the following night.


Blue Devil boys roll to 7th win

By John Bernhardt
Stifling defensive play, solid play in the midfield, and varied yet explosive offense add up to a season opening seven consecutive victories for the Margaretville boys’ soccer team. The Blue Devil’s capped off a four-win week by racing past Stamford, 5-1 on Pete Palen Field Monday night.


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