Sports

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.


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


Andes boys, Margaretville girls win tourney titles

By Julia Green
The Andes boys claimed the 2009 Margaretville Booster Club Tournament title on Saturday night after soundly defeating the Gilboa Wildcats to take home the trophy. Andes’ Cody Ruff, who was named the tournament MVP, led the Mountaineers with 18 points, eight rebounds and eight steals, and Sage Beemer had seven points and 15 rebounds en route to Andes’ 43-27 victory.


Rockets fell DCS; Devils, Mountaineers beaten

By Julia Green
Roxbury was the only local boys’ hoop team to post a victory last week.


Area girls' hoop teams fall in league play

By Julia Green
All three local girls’ basketball teams fell in Delaware League play last week.


Girls' basketball coaches hope to build on last year's progress

By Julia Green
Following are basketball previews for area girls’ teams.


RCS, MCS boys post early hoop victories

Thr Roxbury and Margaretville boys’ basketball teams have posted their first victories of the season.


Youth basketball signups at MCS

Margaretville Central School will hold signups for its youth basketball program on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at MCS. The first practice will immediately follow registration, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and the season schedule will also be distributed.


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