Ahart steps down after amazing coaching career


By John Bernhardt
When Roscoe boys basketball coach Fred Ahart locked the balls in the equipment room and stored away the team uniforms after Wednesday night’s final game of the season, he completed another chapter of an incredible coaching saga. Ahart’s coaching narrative at the tiny Sullivan County school covers 43 chapters, 43 seasons as the Blue Devil football and basketball coach. Ahart’s story is a story of resilience, a story of loyalty, a story of family, and a story of a love in helping shape the lives of young men.

40 teams to play in Mville indoor tourney

Margaretville — The Margaretville Central School (MCS) Booster Club will host its ninth annual indoor soccer tournament at MCS on Friday evening March 9 and all day Saturday, March 10.

Franklin girls down Roxbury in bball


Franklin used a consistent attack to down visiting Roxbury, 49-33, in the opening round of the Section 4, Class D girls’ basketball sectionals last Wednesday.
The host club rode a big game from sophomore Jordan Beers who tallied 23 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and four steals.

The host club held the Rockets to six points in each of the first three periods and had built a 43-18 edge entering the final quarter.
Roxbury finished its season with a 7-10 record. Kennedy Faraci paced RCS with 12 points, Kendal Sprague had nine points and Brittney Keator had an eight-point effort.

Morris defense stifles RCS

A smothering Morris defense overwhelmed the Roxbury boys’ basketball team as the Mustangs rolled to a 49-27 opening round victory in Section IV, Class D play Tuesday night.

Kyle Ciaravino was the primary target of the stifling defensive effort. The Rockets’ defeat was a disappointing end to a Roxbury season that saw the Rockets playing inspired basketball down the stretch. In winning, Morris advances to the quarterfinals hosting Stamford on Friday night.

Unbeaten SK girls are Delaware champs


By John Bernhardt
Sometimes great things come in small packages. That aptly describes the basketball play of South Kortright’s eighth-grade guard Tori Rockefeller.

Rockefeller showed the poise and savvy of a seasoned veteran by scoring a game-high 16 points as the undefeated, number one ranked Class D girls’ team in New York State rolled to a 46-30 Delaware League championship over Davenport Friday night.

Wildcats’ 10 straight

Wildcats edge Rams for boys' league crown


By John Bernhardt
A boys’ basketball contest between South Kortright and Hunter -Tannersville is great sport theater; pulsating drama with intriguing characters, plots and subplots, and rising action that peaks at a climatic high point with just seconds to play in the game. That was the case Friday night when H-T out dueled SK, 52-50, to take home the Delaware League crown.

SK girls nip MCS for title

By John Bernhardt
It would be hard to overstate Sami Hunt’s value to the Margaretville Junior Varsity Girls’ basketball team. Hunt played brilliantly in Wednesday’s Delaware League championship game scoring 15 points, dominating the backboards, and altering countless South Kortright shots. The stellar effort was not enough as SK edged the Blue Devils, 53-48, in double overtime.

Strong finish for local clubs as hoop season winds down

Staff report
How about the play of Roxbury senior Kyle Ciaravino? Ciaravino is closing the final chapter of an impressive Roxbury hardwood career in incredible style. Last Wednesday the Roxbury strong forward scored a career-high 29 points on senior night, his last game on the Roxbury home court, when his Rockets bested rival Gilboa, 55-41.

Margaretville JV girls wind division, play SK for league title

By John Bernhardt
A nearly full-court underhand pass. A three-point field goal that started with the shooter’s back to the basket. Both played critical roles in the unprecedented rise of the Margaretville Junior Varsity Girls’ Basketball team to the Delaware League’s Championship game. Margaretville will square off against South Kortright on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. on their home court in the opening round of a junior varsity championship doubleheader.

Miraculous comeback

Wildcats bounce MCS in boys' hoops

Staff report
In most cases, success on the basketball court depends on an inside/outside offensive game. Teams that establish a balanced offensive attack and can score from around the basket and from the perimeter are difficult to defend.

That balance has been elusive for the Margaretville boys’ basketball team this year. Friday night in Davenport, the Blue Devils staked a strong claim inside the paint but saw their outside game disappear as they dropped a 52-39 decision to the Wildcats.

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