Sports

Andes, Roxbury boys secure spots in sectionals

By Julia Green
Roxbury 53, Jefferson 41 (Thursday)
Roxbury’s Ryan Skipper and DaVaun Morgan tallied seven points apiece in the opening quarter of Thursday’s home game against Jefferson to set the pace for the Rockets in a win that qualified them for sectional play. Skipper led the Rockets with a game- and season-high of 30 points, which included 13 field goals, a three-pointer and three points from the foul line.


Charlotte Valley boys' team outlasts ACS Mountaineers

By Julia Green
Davenport 89, Andes 47 (Thursday, Jan. 29)
The Andes Mountaineers moved to 8-7 overall and 4-7 in the league following an 89-47 defeat at the hands of the Charlotte Valley boys on Thursday.
“We knew we were going to have a tough time going in,” said Andes Head Coach John Bernhardt. “But we did well for a long time.”


MCS girls edge DCS Eagles

By Julia Green
Downsville 36, Margaretville 38 ( Jan. 29)
It all came down to the fourth and final quarter of the Margaretville Blue Devils’ league win over Downsville on Thursday night. Brandi Balcom hit 10 of her 14 total points in the quarter and Casey Hubbell iced two of two free throws in the closing minutes to extend the Blue Devils’ lead to seven.


Two-day Snow Cross planned in Stamford

Stamford — The Central Catskills Trail Association is inviting all to witness a two-day action packed show! The 2009 Snow Cross, sponsored by the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, will be held on February 7 and 8 on Murphy Flats, Route 23 in Stamford.


Snowshoe hike, open house Feb. 8 at Frost Valley YMCA

Claryville — A Snowshoe Hike through some of the most pristine surroundings in the Catskills will be held at Frost Valley YMCA on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3:30 p.m.
Frost Valley will be hosting an open house on that same day. There will be winter activities aplenty so visitors not interested in going on the tracking hike, can go snow tubing or enjoy one of the other programs offered.


Fly tying workshops planned

Phoenicia — The Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection at the Phoenicia Library will be offering fly tying workshops this winter. The purpose of these workshops is to pass on the art and the history of fly tying, specifically the angling heritage of the Esopus Creek and Phoenicia.


MCS grad Owen Finberg receives soccer coaching honors

South Kent, CT — Margaretville Central School graduate (1995) and South Kent School Director of Athletics and Head Soccer Coach Owen Finberg has been recognized as one of the top high school soccer coaches in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Adidas.


Coaches vs. Cancer fund-raiser Friday night at Margaretville gym

By Julia Green
Sneakers will be the footwear of choice for Margaretville Central School basketball coaches on Friday night, when MCS takes part in the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer Awareness Week.


ACS boys down Eagles, Devils in hoop play

By Julia Green
Downsville 46, Andes 71 (Tuesday, Jan. 20)
It was a group effort that led to Andes’ sound victory over visiting Downsville on Tuesday night, which snapped a five-game losing streak for the Mountaineers.
Ethan Berghammer led Andes with 18 points and Eric Reed added 14 while Cody Ruff tallied 11 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and two steals for the Mountaineers, who moved to 7-6 overall and 3-6 in the league. Josh Bonifacic led Andes in rebounds with 11.


Basketball results mixed for girls' teams; Lady Rockets post first win of the season

By Julia Green
Downsville 54, Andes 43 (Wednesday, Jan. 21)
Mariah Ruff led Andes with 19 points, including three three-pointers when Andes hosted Downsville last Wednesday. The Mountaineers also got 11 rebounds apiece from Karli Tait and Rachel Andrews and six assists and five steals from Ruff.
Andes led by two points at the end of the first quarter, but relinquished the lead in the second, when Downsville went on a 13-5 scoring run.


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