Sports

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.


MCS starts practice, camp

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Fall sport seasons at Margaretville Central School will start Monday, Aug. 15.
Boys’ varsity soccer practice begins at 7 a.m. and girls’ varsity soccer starts at 8 a.m. Golf practice starts at noon at the Meadows Golf Course.

Participants must have an updated sports physical to practice. If players do not have a physical, they will not be able to practice until they do.


Catskill Cup tennis tourney this weekend

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By John Bernhardt
To Fleischmanns resident Mark Birman, tennis is more than a sport. For Mark tennis is part of his family heritage, a social network that brings together people from all walks of life, and a perfect teaching tool encouraging fitness, strategic thinking, poise under pressure and sports etiquette.
This weekend’s Catskill Cup in Fleischmanns brings Mark full circle, back to his tennis roots. Birman started playing tennis on the public courts in Fleischmanns as a child with his dad, Henry, and some of Henry’s closest friends.


Golfers rack up aces at Meadows

Margaretville — They say lightening doesn’t strike in the same place twice but you couldn’t prove it by the sixth hole at The Meadows Golf Center (MGC) between Margaretville and Arkville over the past two weeks.

During night men’s league play on Tuesday, July 19, Jeremiah Stone of Denver scored a


Local racer earns spot at Motorcross National Campionship

By John Bernhardt
As the temperatures pushed past 90 degrees last week, many among us did a bit of grumbling as we slowed things down, scrambled to find some shade, or scouted out spots on the shore of some local body of water. Not Ryan Sluiter from Bovina.


Delhi Legion team tops M'ville squad

By John Bernhardt
For the first six innings Saturday it was one step forward and two steps backwards for Margaretville’s Post 216 Junior Legion baseball squad. Post 216 battled Delhi, pushing forward then sliding back before falling far behind, then staging a furious last inning rally that left the tying run stranded 90 feet from home plate.
When the dust settled, Delhi had edged Margaretville, 12-11, to claim third place in the season-ending American Legion Tournament in Stamford.

Margaretville scoring


Bainbridge team tops locals in Legion ball

By John Bernhardt
The magic of summer Legion baseball is a catching a glimpse of what kind of a baseball player you someday might be. In small doses, Legion players use a taste of success that gives them a mind’s eye view of future triumphs.


Post 216 Legion edges Delhi in baseball play

By John Bernhardt
Mitch Hull pitched a complete game as Margaretville’s Post 216 American Legion squad won its second game of the summer, nipping Delhi, 6-5, in a game played in Margaretville on Friday.
Post 216 scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning to jump ahead early then used two outfield assists to preserve their advantage during the late innings.
Margaretville got a huge assist when the Delhi starting pitcher had trouble finding the plate in the second inning. Base-on-balls resulted in three of the Margaretville runs as Post 216 surged ahead, 5-1.


Mariah Ruff is Gym Rat All Star

By John Bernhardt
A record field of over 2,200 girls playing on 200 basketball teams from 14 states and Canada gathered in Albany last weekend to take part in the Gym Rat Challenge.
Former Andes player Mariah Ruff was named as one of 39 Gym Rat All-Stars in the tournament. Ruff, a former junior high girls’ varsity standout at Andes Central School transferred this past year to Oneonta where she was an all-star freshman point guard for the Section IV Class B champions. Ruff’s Catskill Mountain AAU team advanced to the championship round of the tournament.


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