Sports

Blue Devils advance to sectional championship, fall to South Kortright

By Julia Green
In typical Margaretville Blue Devil fashion, the team showed up to play when the game was on the line. But in Saturday’s Section IV, Class D soccer championship match at the Hall of Fame complex in Oneonta, that time came with less than 20 minutes left, giving the second-seeded Blue Devils precious little time to find the net.
Margaretville faced cross-league rival South Kortright for the title in the third match-up of the season between the two teams, and the game was a battle from start to finish, with the top-seeded Rams edging the Blue Devils, 1-0.


Local grad inducted into college Hall of Fame

An alumna of Andes Central School received distinguished athletic attention last month with her induction into her college’s athletic Hall of Fame.
Jennifer Ruff Osborne, a 1990 graduate of ACS and the daughter of Mel and June Ruff of Andes, was inducted to the St. John Fisher College Hall of Fame on Oct. 2. Osborne, a 1994 graduate of the college, was a four-year basketball player at St. John Fisher, where she helped guide the Division-III Cardinals to the NCAA tournament in four consecutive seasons.


Margaretville boys advance to semifinals as Lady Devils fall

By John Bernhardt
The Margaretville boys’ soccer team was backed up against the wall. With the clock showing less then 10 minutes to play, Margaretville trailed Roxbury, 2-1, in Friday’s Section IV quarterfinal contest, and you could feel the Blue Devils’ season slipping away.
But conditions changed with lightning-like ferocity.


Rams hold off Devils to capture Crossover

By John Bernhardt
Lightning didn’t strike twice for the Margaretville boys’ soccer team.
After falling behind, 2-0, early in Saturday’s Delaware League title game at the Soccer Hall of Fame fields in Oneonta, the Blue Devils hoped to find the same magic that lifted them to a come-from-behind, regular season, victory over the Rams. Margaretville tried the same formula, rallying to knot the score during the close of the opening half.


2008 Delaware League Soccer All-Stars

Following are the names of the boys' and girls' soccer players from the Delaware League who have been selected for first-team, second-team, and honorable mention recognition as 2008 Delaware League Soccer All-Stars.


MCS boys win division; face South Kortright for league title

By John Bernhardt
The road to the Delaware League Boys’ Soccer Championship may have taken some unexpected twists and turns. Yet, when the teams crossed the finish line of the regular season last week, there were no surprises among the division winners.
Margaretville shutdown Stamford, 3-0, to finish at 9-1 in Delaware League play, the champions of the Upper Division. South Kortright crushed Roxbury, 7-0, to take the Mountain Division crown. Margaretville will challenge the two-time defending Delaware League champions, Saturday, at the National Hall of Fame complex in Oneonta.


Andes boys', girls' soccer teams struggle to find stride late in season

A four-game slide has turned the Andes boys’ soccer season upside down. The Mountaineers lost two games last week to run their loss streak to four and even their record at 6-6. The Andes’ offense has struggled during the turnaround.


MCS boys top Rams in key soccer matchup

By John Bernhardt
The only thing predictable about a Margaretville versus South Kortright boys’ soccer match is unpredictability. Every fall the spotlight shines on these Delaware League powers. The long rivalry is a local sports’ epic with chapter after chapter of back and forth toil. Thursday’s showdown in Margaretville was no different, as the Blue Devils took a giant step toward clinching the Upper Division title with an impressive 2-1 victory.


Blue Devils break away in boys' soccer league

By John Bernhardt
It was time for the Margaretville Blue Devils to set themselves apart from the pack in the Delaware League’s boys’ soccer race. A crowded schedule last week saw the Blue Devils playing three league opponents, with a chance to stake their claim as the team to beat in the Upper Division. The Blue Devils did just that, downing Downsville 4-1 at home before besting two contenders, Davenport, 3-1, and Andes, 3-0, on the road.


Girls' soccer teams struggle to find the net; boys' teams add victories to win columns

By John Bernhardt
The American economy is not the only slowdown to hit late September of 2008. Last week, in Delaware County soccer league play, area girls’ soccer teams experienced a slow down of a different sort. Goal production slowed to a standstill last Thursday as all three local teams suffered shutout losses.


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