Hard work key for ACS hoops team

By John Bernhardt
Sitting out a basketball season for a hardwood-loving coach is like a scratch that just won’t stop itching. Jeff Rhone decided to tickle that scratch when he returned to the sidelines to coach the Andes girls’ basketball team this winter. Rhone gets a big boost from assistant coaches Tom and Susie Little, the coaches of last season’s Mountaineer team.

Returning players key to MCS girls hoop season

By John Bernhardt
If experience is a foundation to build upon, then Margaretville Coach Kyle Holden can begin building the Blue Devils’ basketball house.  Holden returns seven players, three who started, from last season’s 8-10 team.  Good size, bench depth and quality previous experience has Holden and his Blue Devils thinking big this year.

MCS boys look for rebound season

By John Bernhardt
“Little things make big things happen.”
Legendary UCLA college basketball coach John Wooden could have been talking about this winter’s Margaretville boys’ basketball team when he made this famous statement several decades ago. Margaretville moves into the upcoming hardwood season with a roster only eight strong. Even so, Coach Jeremey Marks is expecting big things from the Blue Devils.

Big game season gets underway Saturday


The Southern Zone deer and bear hunting seasons open this Saturday, Nov. 17 and continue through December 9.

Officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) predict that 2012 should be another good year for deer hunters in New York.

The DEC’s positive outlook is the result of last winter being exceptionally mild winter, combined with a slight increase in Deer Management Permits (doe tags).

Local youth wins tournament


By Joyce St. George
Ivan Herrera is a 10 year old who, along with his family, lost everything in the flood of 2011. Everything, that is, except his spirit. And on October 22, at the Diamond Classic Martial Arts Tournament, Ivan used that spirit to sweep through the tournament and win every trophy and medal in his class.

League announces All Stars


The Delaware League has announced its soccer and golf all-star teams for the 2012-’13 fall season.
Delaware League Boys’ Soccer All Stars.
First Team: Davenport, Kyle Moorby and Nick Shaw; Gilboa, Brett Potter; Hunter, Dylan Endy and Dylan Legg; Margaretville, Kyle Short, Sean Gauntt, Mitch Hull, and Matt Van Valkenburgh; Roxbury, Dakota Caronia; South Kortright, Trevor Holdridge, Dylan Cole, and Randy Post and Stamford, Erik Ehrhart.

Blue Devils season ends against Elmira Notre Dame


By John Bernhardt
You know you’ve had a terrific season when your first loss comes in your final game in the post season.  That was the case for the Margaretville boys’ soccer team when they fell to Elmira Notre Dame, 2-0, Thursday in the Section IV semifinals at the Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta.  The defeat ended the Margaretville soccer campaign at 13-1-3.

MCS boys play in Oneonta Thursday

The weather-delayed semifinal Section IV, Class D boys’ soccer game between Margaretville and Elmira Notre Dame will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m.

Due to the field availability of the field, the game will be played at the Hall of Fame field off Route 23 in Oneonta.

The game was originally scheduled to be played Tuesday, Oct. 30 but was postponed when Hurricane Sandy closed area schools.

MCS boys down rival SK to advance in tourney

By John Bernhardt
In 180 minutes of head-to-head competition prior to Friday’s quarterfinal showdown, the Margaretville and South Kortright boys’ soccer teams had managed a combined three goals.  The defensive fortress crumbled on Friday as the Blue Devils outlasted the Rams, 4-3, in a wild and woolly Section IV quarterfinal contest played in Margaretville.

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.

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