Margaretville, Roxbury skiers score at Plattekill giant slalom

Two skiers from Margaretville and two from Roxbury claimed four of the top 10 spots in the men’s giant slalom at Plattekill Mountain on Friday, while three Roxbury skiers finished in the top 10 in the women’s giant slalom.

Coaches vs. Cancer at MCS

This Friday and next, Margaretville Central School will take part in the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer awareness program. MCS will donate all of the admission proceeds from this Friday's boys' varsity game and next Friday's girls' varsity game to the American Cancer Society to benefit cancer research.

Andes boys down Roxbury, Stamford

By Julia Green
The Andes Mountaineers went on a 10-0 scoring run at the end of their game against the visiting Roxbury Rockets last Wednesday, capped off by a three-pointer from Eric Reed, to give Andes what would turn out to be a game-deciding one-point edge.

Pine Hill Arms race series underway

Highmount — The Pine Hill Arms ski-race series is underway again every Wednesday at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center with registration beginning at 11 a.m.

Margaretville girls win on late three-pointer; Roxbury girls post first victory

By Julia Green
Margaretville junior Amy Filupeit nailed a three-pointer with 9.9 seconds remaining to give the Lady Blue Devils a one-point lead that earned Margaretville the win in its home match-up against visiting Downsville on Monday night.

Rockets blast MCS in boys' hoop action

By Julia Green
DaVaun Morgan led the Roxbury Rockets with 15 points and 15 rebounds as they routed the visiting Margaretville Blue Devils, 63-25, on Monday night. The Rockets came out with all engines firing to post a 21-4 first quarter lead, in which Roxbury’s Garrett Hall tallied eight points.

Bowling: Dec. 30, 2009

Organization League
12/21/09 W L

Margaretville Bowl 37 23
ROCKO 35 25
VanLoan Enterprises 30.5 29.5
Average Joes 30 30
Howard Fairbairn Lum. 29 31
T-Bar Saloon 28 32
Water Guy 26.5 33.5
Erickson Automotive 24 36

Laurens downs Lady Rockets to spoil gritty comeback effort

Roxbury’s Rachel Meckes looks to pass to a teammate: by Dick SanfordRoxbury’s Rachel Meckes looks to pass to a teammate: by Dick Sanford
Story and photos by Dick Sanford
Laurens 31 - Roxbury 29
It isn’t every day that the Roxbury Lady Rockets’ basketball team draws a comparison to the Minnesota Vikings’ football club but both teams suffered similar fates Monday when each fell badly behind in the first half, played brilliantly in the second half to tie the score at the buzzer and then lost in overtime.

Cross-country & snowshoeing program offered

A program on Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Catskills will be held from Sunday-Friday, Jan. 24-29 (also offered February 21-26 and February 28-March 5) at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville.

Time Out: Dec. 30, 2009

by John Bernhardt
Former late night talk show king, Johnny Carson, understood the importance of preparation. “Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is, ‘Are you ready?’ counseled Carson when advising young comedians about the road to success.

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