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15 Margaretville and Roxbury players earn All-Star hoop status

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The Delaware League announced its all star teams for the 2012-13 season last Thursday and five members of the boys’ league champions, the Margaretville Blue Devils, earned recognition as first-team, second-team or honorable-mention all stars.

Earning first-team recognition for Margaretville were Mitch Hull and Kyle Short. Other first team members were Zach Perry of Gilboa-Conesville, Zach Mudge and Dylan Legg of Hunter- Tannersville, Trevor Holdridge of South Kortright and Gregg Mattice, and Matt Anderson of Stamford.


Dream hoop season ends for Blue Devils

By John Bernhardt
It was fitting that Saturday’s Section IV boys’ basketball quarterfinal game in Margaretville was an old-fashioned, nail-biting thriller. The Margaretville basketball faithful had waited a full decade between Section IV playoff appearances by an MCS team on their home floor. Legions of Blue Devils fans packed the Margaretville gymnasium to cheer on their guys. In the end, it was not quite enough as visiting Marathon eked out a 55-49 decision to advance to Wednesday’s semifinals.


Rick Funck named to Hall of Fame

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By John Bernhardt
For retired Margaretville baseball coach Rick Funck, it never really was about the wins or losses. Sure, Funck, wanted to win. But, at the end of the day it was the thanks Funck received from his players and the fact that his guys came out of each season playing better baseball than they had when the season started that really mattered to Funck.

Funck, who coached varsity baseball for 27 years at Margaretville, was inducted into the Delaware League’s Coaches Hall of Fame between games at Friday night’s Crossover Championships in SUNY Delhi.


Devils earn first hoop crossover in 18 years

By John Bernhardt
One play sequence in Friday night’s Championship game symbolized the Margaretville Blue Devil’s ascent to the top of the Delaware League.


RCS girls rally past Gilboa; sectional play is next

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By John Bernhardt
Senior Night at a basketball game is about memories. With family and friends on hand, local high school basketball teams pause for a moment to say thanks to the seniors playing their final regular season home basketball game wearing their school’s colors.
Like a yearbook photo op, Senior Night is often about looking back at highlights that have already occurred. Senior Night last week in Roxbury was more about adding to that memory bank.


Devils roll to Upper Delaware Crown

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By John Bernhardt
Margaretville boys’ basketball coach Jeremey Marks knows how it feels to play championship basketball.

Marks was a point guard on a championship Margaretville team in the early 1990s. His brother, Nate, was a starter on the last Margaretville basketball team to win the Delaware League Crossover title in 1995. Marks became a living link between Margaretville’s past and the Blue Devils’ present when his 2013 squad toppled Stamford, 52-42, to win the DL’s Upper Division championship and qualify to play for the league title Friday night at SUNY Delhi.


'Cats stop Devils; Rockets top ACS

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By John Bernhardt
When the Margaretville girls’ basketball team looks back on the 2012-13 season, no other team will have been as big an obstacle as Hunter-Tannersville. For the third time this season, the Blue Devils found themselves on the short end of a contest with H-T when they fell to the Wildcats, 39-35, last Thursday.


Upper Delaware League crown a three-way tie

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By John Bernhardt
Three teams. Three days. Two nights. That’s the backdrop of an Upper Division basketball drama unique to the Delaware League (DL).

Only three days remain in the DL boys’ regular basketball season, and the Upper Division title is still up for grabs. Three teams; Hunter-Tannersville, Margaretville, and Stamford sit atop the Upper Division standings with identical 9-2 records. With action slated for tonight (Wednesday) and Friday, it’s possible an Upper Division Champion could emerge by the end of the week.


MCS boys keep winning; Stamford downs Rockets

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By John Bernhardt
The Margaretville boys’ basketball team didn’t get caught looking ahead to last night’s Delaware League showdown in Tannersville as the Blue Devils scored early and often in defeating Jefferson, 66-29, Friday night. The win was Margaretville’s 12th in a row and allowed the Blue Devils to keep pace with Hunter-Tannersville on top of the Delaware League’s Upper Division standings at 8-1.
Margaretville raced to a 15-point lead in the opening period holding their guests to just three points. The Blue Devils extended that margin to 34-10 by the half.


Lady Devils win 2; Rockets split

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By John Bernhardt
Slow to start but fast to finish, the Margaretville girls’ basketball team won two contests on the road last week to run its win streak to three games.

The Blue Devils followed the same script in all three contests; falling behind early, scrambling to get back in the game, and then finishing strong to secure the victory. A 17-7 final period helped Margaretville down Jefferson, 35-27, on Thursday after toppling Andes, 62-50, earlier in the week.


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