High school soccer gets underway


By John Bernhardt
After a summer of hot, sweltering, humid, nearly rain-free days, Mother Nature ordered a reprieve just in time for the start of the 2012 fall high school soccer season. On Augusst 13, girls and guys playing soccer throughout Delaware County took to the field to start their fall campaigns and were greeted by cooler temperatures and gentle breezes.

MCS girls prep for soccer season


by John Bernhardt
Nobody appreciates the value of the preseason more than Margaretville girls’ varsity soccer coach Toni Smith. “We have three weeks to prepare,” Smith acknowledged. “Then the action is going to come fast and furious. We need to be ready.”

Smith’s Blue Devils open their season on September 4 in Jefferson. From the opener through September 22, Margaretville plays games almost every other day, 10 contests in all.

MCS schedules first practice for fall sports

Practice for fall sports programs at Margaretville Central School are scheduled to begin next week.
The schedule for the first practices follows:
• Boys’ Varsity Soccer on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 a.m.
• Girls’ Varsity Soccer on Monday, Aug.13 at 6 p.m.
• Golf on Tuesday, August 14 at 11 a.m. at the Meadows Golf Center.
MCS Athletic Director Jeremey Marks reminded athletes that an updated sports physical is required to participate.

Little League program gives baseball a boost

By John Bernhardt
Times have changed but kids remain the same. Given the opportunity to explore and play the game, many youngsters still fall in love with the game of baseball.

With the proper guiding hand, today’s youngsters still discover the simple joys of the game; the twack of a fastball slamming into a catcher’s mitt, the electricity of a solid hit running through the bat and into the fingers, fielders focused and ready balanced on the balls of their feet anticipating the ball moving their way, big league dreams in the imaginations of Little Leaguers.

Gould to race in Olympics


Staff report
Mountain biker Georgia Gould will be taking her second shot at an Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games that open this week.

Georgia, who is the granddaughter of Mary and Kingdon Gould Jr. of Arkville, has earned numerous titles in her racing career and is the reigning U.S.A. Cross Country Mountain Bike National Champion. She is aiming for success in London as a member of the U.S. Mountain Biking Team.

Anderson tops field to take 10th county championship


Staff report
Brad Anderson’s steady play on the back nine at the Delhi College Golf Course helped him to a record 10th Delaware County Amateur Championship on Sunday.

Anderson had nine pars en route to an even-par 72, earning a two-stroke victory over Neil Krick.
Krick erased a rough start to hold a one-stroke lead after the opening nine. That lead disappeared when he bogeyed the par-three 14th hole. Anderson pared to pull into a tie. That tie remained through 16, when Krick holed a 20-foot bendy putt to save par.

Takes lead late

Andes hands out athletic awards

Andes — Andes Central School held it annual athletic banquet for the 2011 –’12 school year on Tuesday night, June 5. Among those students receiving awards were:

Girls’ varsity soccer; Outstanding Performance in Memory of Gladys D. Tuttle, Kelsey Little.
Boys’ varsity soccer, Outstanding Performance in Memory of Gladys D. Tuttle, Sage Beemer.

Girls’ varsity basketball; Coach’s Award, Marissa Heannings; Best Offensive Player, Desirae Coss; Best Defensive pPayer, Ashley Terry.
Boys’ varsity basketball; Outstanding Performance, Sage Beemer.

Delaware League All-Stars named


Delaware League All-Stars in baseball, softball, tennis and skiing were announced last week.
The list of league All-Stars follows, with players from Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury in bold.

Baseball All-Stars
FIRST TEAM: Chris Yearsley of Davenport; Josh Ahearn and Ethan Bass of Downsville; Reno Romito and Nick Jones of Hunter-Tannersville; John Cammer and Nick Smith of Jefferson; Cody Stinson and Cody Burns of South Kortright; Gregg Mattice of Stamford; and Anthony Savasta of Windham.

Errors doom MCS, RCS in sectional softball play

By John Bernhardt
Spotty defense Thursday in the middle innings cost the Margaretville Blue Devils girls’ softball team a chance to advance to the Section IV quarterfinals.

The eighth-seeded Blue Devils committed four errors in the third and fourth inning allowing eight unearned runs as they fell, 12-8, to ninth-seeded Milford. The errors were Margaretville’s only defensive miscues in the game.

Roxbury downs Blue Devils in Crossover

By John Bernhardt
There’s not much Brittany Keator can’t do on the softball diamond. All season long the Roxbury senior has carried her team with one stellar pitching performance after another. Thursday in the Delaware League crossover championship game at Neahwa Park in Oneonta, she spoke with her bat as well as her arm, leading the Rockets to a 10-3 title win over Margaretville.

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