Sports

Davie fuels Rockets past SK; Milford edges Margaretville girls

By Julia Green
Roxbury 9, South Kortright 3 (Thursday)
Heather Davie was a thorn in the side of the South Kortright Rams’ softball team on Thursday – and not just from her place inside the pitcher’s circle.
Davie’s base running baffled the 11th-seeded Rams’ defense and contributed to a number of runs for the sixth-seeded Rockets, who won their first sectional game, 9-3. She had the lone triple for Roxbury in the third inning and stole home to give the Rockets a 3-1 lead. Davie, who went 3-for-4 and threw eight strikeouts to lead the Rockets to victory, earned the win to move to 14-2 on the season. She and Karly Bolger combined for a total of six stolen bases.


Legion baseball teams start games June 8

Delhi — The Delaware County American Legion Junior Baseball season will begin play on Monday, June 8 with all eight-league teams in action.


Deposit stops Devils in baseball sectionals

By Julia Green
“It was a game that could have gone either way,” said Margaretville Head Coach Rick Funck of his team’s 4-2 sectional loss at Deposit on Thursday. “They had three hits, we had three hits; their pitcher struck out 12 of our guys and Patrick [O’Connell] struck out nine of their guys. It comes down to the fact that they committed one error and we committed five. That was the story of the game.”
Those five errors proved to be the weak link for Margaretville, leading to an unearned run in the second inning and including back-to-back infield errors in the bottom of the fifth inning that gave Deposit what would turn out to be the winning run.


Margaretville student-athletes, coach honored at year-end sports banquet

Margaretville Central School held its 16th annual athletic awards banquet on Monday to honor the achievements of MCS student-athletes. In addition to recognizing all the Blue Devils’ team accomplishments, individual honors were bestowed in the form of the Henry Dietrich Awards, the Nate Dougherty Memorial Awards and the Most Outstanding Athlete Awards. In addition, the MCS athletic department presented the Distinguished Coaching Award to veteran baseball coach Rick Funck.


Lucky 13 for Lady Rockets equals Delaware League crossover crown

By Julia Green
Roxbury 9, Margaretville 2
While 13 may have been an unlucky number for the Roxbury Rockets last year, it carries a somewhat different connotation this year.
In an impressive turnaround for the Roxbury softball squad, who went 3-13 last year, the Rockets are 13-2 this season and in possession of their first league title since 2004.


MCS boys take Upper Delaware; fall to South Kortright in Crossover

By Julia Green
Margaretville 8, Hunter-Tannersville 3
It was the same scenario as last year, but with a very different outcome.
Margaretville’s Wednesday game at Hunter-Tannersville was a must-win for the Blue Devils, and win they did, clinching their first Upper Delaware title since 1995.
“We came so close last year,” said Blue Devils’ Head Coach Rick Funck. “It came down to the last two games of the season. We had a chance to beat Hunter to be champs and we didn’t, and then we had a make-up game the next night against Roxbury and we would have been co-champs but we didn’t win that either, so it was a very difficult end of the season last year. This year, the whole scenario played out again, and it happened to be Hunter, and I told the guys, ‘Last year they won – this year, let’s turn the tables.’ And we were fortunate enough to do that.”


Three-run homer by Williams propels Margaretville boys to victory

Margaretville 5, Roxbury 2
The elusive sunlight glinted off the silver barrel of Margaretville slugger Ian Williams’ brand-new bat in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday’s non-league showdown with the Roxbury Rockets. And the resounding crack as he made contact with Roxbury pitcher David Clark’s 0-1 pitch left no doubt that the ball was headed over the outfield fence.


Roxbury Lady Rockets win Mountain Division title

By Julia Green
The Roxbury girls’ softball team, which finished last in 2008, completed a stunning turnaround on Monday by beating visiting Downsville, 1-0, to clinch the Delaware Mountain League division title.
The Rockets, 12-2, clinched the title, thanks, in large part, to a strong showing by Roxbury pitcher Heather Davie both in the circle and at the plate. Davie tallied 13 strikeouts and four walks, limiting the visiting Eagles to a mere three hits, and hit what would be the game-winning RBI double in the sixth inning for the Rockets, who committed no errors in the outing.


Margaretville boys battle for league lead as baseball season enters final weeks

By Julia Green
Margaretville 19, Gilboa 7 (Tuesday)
The Blue Devils dealt a hardy loss to visiting Gilboa last Tuesday, defeating the Wildcats 19-7. The Blue Devils jumped out to an early lead, scoring seven runs in the first inning to Gilboa’s one.
“Gilboa did score an unearned run in the first inning – we had an error in the infield – but we came up at the bottom of the first inning and scored seven runs,” said Margaretville Head Coach Rick Funck. “Chris Costa led off with a walk, Cody Fronckowiak singled, and Patrick O’Connell hit a triple. We only had three hits, but Patrick had a triple to knock in a couple runs and we scored a couple more that inning on sac flies.”


Davie's no-hit outing paces Lady Rockets

By Julia Green
Roxbury 2, H-T 1 (Tuesday)
Roxbury pitcher Heather Davie had been knocking on the door for quite awhile, and in last Tuesday’s home game against Hunter-Tannersville, the door finally opened. Davie, a junior, pitched the first no-hitter of her career, tallying eight strikeouts and four walks in the outing, which the Rockets won by a narrow 2-1 margin.


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