Roxbury stages huge rally in baseball

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Move over New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers aren’t the only team in town who can piece together a colossal come-from-behind victory. Over the weekend, trailing 9-0 against hated rival Boston, the Yanks scored 15 runs over three innings in an historic comeback victory.

Area bowlers rolled to tournament win


Margaretville — Two exciting bowling tournaments took place at Margaretville Bowl last week.
On Wednesday, October 11 the 700 Club had another large field of bowlers in the annual event. Open to any bowler who has ever rolled a 700 series of three games in league play at Margaretville Bowl, the scratch tournament had eight local sponsors. This year, for only the third time in its history, a 700 series was rolled during the competition when Ken Cartwright rolled a 711 series.

Teams gear up for busy spring

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Every day’s a busy day for local high school softball and baseball teams as they return from spring vacation. In the next month local teams will play the lion’s share of the spring schedules with most teams playing 10 or more games over that time span.

MCS baseball rallies past Roxbury


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With the score tied and the game on the line in the bottom of the seventh inning, Kyle Short spoke with his bat. Runners danced from the corners with two outs when the Margaretville pitcher/shortstop stepped to the plate. Short sliced a fastball over the shortstop’s head into left field, and the Margaretville baseball team had its first win of the season, a 9-8, walk-off victory over Roxbury.

Keator gem lifts Lady Rockets past Devils


By John Bernhardt
Satchel Paige claimed his pitching philosophy was simple: keep the ball away from the bat. Last Thursday Roxbury softball pitcher Brittany Keator would have made the baseball pitching legend proud as she kept the ball far away from Margaretville’s bats while tossing a one-hit pitching gem to guide the Rockets past Margaretville, 8-0, in a key Delaware League match-up. Keator struck out 13 and walked one in her pitching masterpiece.

MCS softball team aims for title; young baseball squad rebuilding

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Championship softball has become part of the Margaretville Blue Devil brand. The Blue Devils’ title run in the Delaware League’s Upper Division has reached four, and Margaretville has captured the overall crown two years in a row.

Margaretville Coach Bill Lonecke feels his 2012 team is positioned to keep the magic going.
“We’re looking to run the table. Our goal is five and up. We’ve got the talent. We’ve got the speed. We’ve got kids that are hungry and want to win,” emphasized the Margaretville coach.

RCS coaches have high hopes for baseball, softball teams

By John Bernhardt
For three seasons Roxbury baseball coach Greg Funck has watched his squad evolve. Hard work, a focus on fundamentals, and a healthy dose of patience are all a part of a baseball transformation that Funck believes should result in a Delaware League championship for his team this year.

“We’re setting the bar high this season,” Funck explained when previewing his team. “We want the league. We have a team that can compete with anyone on the baseball field this spring.”

Baseball, softball clubs get season off to chilly start

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Roxbury softball coach Jane Ware marveled at the fact that by April 2 her team had already played three softball games. The Rockets have started their season by winning three straight.

“When you beat the team that nudged you out of a division title the previous season, upend the league’s defending champion, and go to Hunter and bring home a win, you have to be feeling pretty good,” laughed Ware.

Ware’s charges toppled Gilboa, 11-7, last Thursday, toppled Margaretville, 9-5, on Friday, and battered Hunter, 30-2, Monday night.

Players named to hoop all-star team


The Delaware League has announced its All-Star teams for the 2011-12 basketball season.

Among those local students earning recognition on the girls’ teams were: First Team, Kennedy Faraci of Roxbury; Second Team, Desirae Coss of Andes and Amy Filupeit of Margaretville and Honorable Mention, Kelsey Little and Ashley Terry of Andes, Erin Filupeit of Margaretville and Brittany Keator and Kendal Sprague of Roxbury.

St. Platty's a huge hit at Plattekill

By Jennifer Kabat
St. Patty’s Day got rechristened St. Platty’s Day at Plattekill Mountain on Saturday. More than 20 kegs of green beer were served on the deck, and green t-shirts celebrated the new holiday. Kids painted shamrocks on their cheeks, others wore green braids and shamrocks dangled from helmets. The temperature hit the 60s and skiers peeled down to shorts. Some men even skied shirtless. The party though was bittersweet for many as they mourned the end of the ski season, cut short this year by a warm winter with little snow.

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