Sports

MCS softball, baseball teams advance in sectional tourney

By John Bernhardt
The stakes were high. The pressure was heightened. The script was similar when the Margaretville Blue Devils girls’ softball team battled Gilboa in back-to-back contests last week. Margaretville came from behind on Tuesday to win its second straight Delaware League title, 6-4, in Jefferson.

The Blue Devils repeated the scenario, Friday night scoring eight times in the top of the fifth inning to erase a four-run deficit, when MCS ousted the Wildcats in Section IV opening round play.


Eric Reed advances in tennis sectionals

By John Bernhardt
Andes senior tennis ace Eric Reed advanced in the Section IC Class C/D bracket, winning in semifinal competition last Wednesday at SUNY Delhi to advance in a crossover competition that took place yesterday in Binghamton. The results of Reed’s tournament play on Tuesday could not be reached before the News deadline, and will be reported in next week’s edition.

The Section IV tennis brackets differ from those found in other team sports. Mirroring the bracket system used in the state finals, there is no Class D bracket in Section IV play.


Devils earn Crossover trophy on Brophy hit

By John Bernhardt
As he left the third base coaching box at the end of the sixth inning with his Blue Devils trailing Jefferson, 3-2, Margaretville baseball coach Rick Funck stopped to share a few thoughts with his Jefferson counterpart John Toroni.


Rockets blank Devils in tennis action

The Roxbury Central School varsity tennis team closed its 2011 season with a 9-0 victory over visiting Margaretville in a makeup match Monday afternoon.

The Rockets finished the season as the co-champions of the Delaware League, sharing the honor with the Hunter-Tannersville Wildcats.

In singles play Roxbury’s Kevin Lutz bested the Devils’ James Warner, 9-1, while Roxbury’s Christian Schor and Josh Riley shut out Margaretville’s Lawson Gavett and Claudia Bennett-Coss.


Roxbury, MCS enjoy solid week in baseball play

Staff report
Roxbury split a pair of baseball contests last week while Margaretville added a pair of victories to its strong campaign.

RCS stops Gilboa
Roxbury won a seesaw baseball battle over Gilboa as Danny Bird ripped a run-scoring double in the bottom of the seventh to give the Rockets a 10-9 win.

The teams traded the lead several times before the Rockets staged the winning rally. Spencer Hinkley got things started with a single. After a walk to Kyle Ciaravino, Bird smacked the game-winning double.


Roxbury Nine vintage baseball opens season on Saturday

Roxbury —  If you’re one of those fans who feel that baseball just isn’t what it used to be, then you haven’t seen a “vintage” base ball game lately. One of the finest examples of vintage ball in the Northeast can be seen in Roxbury’s Kirkside Park as the veteran Roxbury Nine open their 11th season of play this Saturday, May 21 at noon.


Local players take trophies in Delaware League tennis

The Delaware League Tennis Tournament was held at Margaretville Central School last Wednesday. Teams participating included Andes, Charlotte Valley, Hunter-Tannersville, Margaretville, Roxbury, Stamford and Windham-Ashland-Jewett.

The boys’ singles play began Wednesday but action was not concluded until Friday when number one seed Eric Reed of Andes defeated number two seed Kevin Lutz of Roxbury in three sets, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.


Roxbury Nine vintage baseball opens season on Saturday

Roxbury —  If you’re one of those fans who feel that baseball just isn’t what it used to be, then you haven’t seen a “vintage” base ball game lately. One of the finest examples of vintage ball in the Northeast can be seen in Roxbury’s Kirkside Park as the veteran Roxbury Nine open their 11th season of play this Saturday, May 21 at noon.


MCS wins in baseball, softball play

By John Bernhardt
Pitching is the art of keeping batters off stride. Effective pitchers mix their pitches, changing speeds and trajectory to interrupt a batter’s timing. That description fit Margaretville’s Kyle Short perfectly Monday as the freshman no-hit South Kortright through five innings. The win was Short’s first varsity start of his career. Margaretville blasted SK, 20-1, in a non-league contest played on the Blue Devils’ home field.


Roxbury tennis nets two wins

The Roxbury Central School Varsity Tennis team continues to roll in the Delaware League with two shutout victories last week.

On Tuesday at home the Rockets blanked Windham.
Singles winners for Roxbury were Kevin Lutz, Christian Schor, Josh Riley, Brittney Bell and Marina Eignor.

Doubles winners for Roxbury were the teams of Tiffany Faulkner and Kaitlin Brew and Tristian Mulder and Kristopfer Walcutt.

On Thursday the Rockets traveled to Stamford were they shutout the Indians on their home courts.


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