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Andes girls shock Candor, fall to defending champs

By John Bernhardt
They came. They saw. They conquered.
The Andes girls’ soccer team faced a daunting challenge in the first round of the Section IV playoffs. Having reached the Sectionals for the first time in over a decade, the 12th seeded Lady Mountaineers squared off last week Tuesday against fifth-seeded Candor. But, that’s only part of the story.


Shootout ends Andes boys' season

By John Bernhardt
In a basketball game, the entire Laurens defensive line would have fouled out. In a hockey game, the Andes team would have played a man up for most of the game. But, in a Section IV soccer game, unless a foul is committed deep in the penalty area, a foul results in only a stopped ball. In a low-scoring sport, defensive walls, goalie play, and good defensive marking can provide daunting obstacles for offensive teams. Laurens rolled the dice by playing a fouling game with Andes’ high-scoring striker Peter Fabrykiewicz in a first-round playoff contest at Legion Field in Delhi on Thursday. The gambit paid dividends as the Leopards edged the Mountaineers in an overtime shootout.


Blue Devils top Rams for Delaware title

By Julia Green
Once again, it was the third time that did it for the Margaretville Blue Devils, who defeated the rival South Kortright Rams 2-1 to claim the Delaware League title at the National Soccer Hall of Fame complex in Oneonta. The crossover game was played Sunday when heavy rain washed out the contest originally scheduled for Saturday.


Delaware Soccer League All Stars named

The Daily Star announced its Delaware League Soccer Girls' and Boys' All-Stars at the league crossover games in Oneonta on Sunday. The 2009 All-Star selections are as follows.


Sectional seedings released; Margaretville boys get first-round BYE

The Margaretville boys received a first-round BYE in the 2009 Section IV Class D tournament, the bracket for which was released Tuesday. The Blue Devils will enter the tournament in the second round, where they will face the winner of the match-up between Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton and Hunter-Tannersville. The second-round game will be played at MCS on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m.


Soccer teams gear up for sectionals; MCS boys to clash with SK in Crossover

By Julia Green
Three in, two out, and the fate of one was hanging in the balance Monday, as area soccer teams awaited the release of the sectional match-ups.
The Margaretville boys and girls and the Andes boys’ soccer teams all qualified outright for sectional play, while the Andes girls’ squad awaited a decision by the ACS administration as to whether or not they would be allowed to advance to postseason play.


Unbeaten Blue Devil boys are No. 3 in New York State soccer poll

By Julia Green
The target on the backs of the unbeaten Margaretville Blue Devils soccer team got a little bigger last week, as the state rankings released last week by the New York State Sports Writers Association placed them in the No. 3 spot behind top-ranked Hamilton and No. 2 Fort Ann as of Oct. 3. The Blue Devils, who are 10-0-1 and 7-0 in the league, head into the last week of the regular season already having clinched the Upper Delaware League.


Andes boasts top boy, girl area scorers

In the list of area scoring leaders as of Oct. 10 released by The Daily Star last week, Andes Central School has a scoring star atop each list. Junior Peter Fabrykiewicz leads local scorers on the boys’ side, while eighth-grader Mariah Ruff leads girls’ scorers in the area.


Andes, Margaretville girls post wins

The Andes and Margaretville girls’ soccer teams posted victories last week.


Andes girls' soccer coach gets a shave to keep a promise

When it was finally finished, Andes Girls’ Soccer Co-Coach Tom Little had a strange tingling sensation above his upper lip. The Andes coach lost his moustache at a school-wide assembly Friday, fulfilling a preseason promise he had made to his team.


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