Sports

Lady Mountaineers top Blue Devils in soccer tournament opening round

By Julia Green
The Andes girls posted a 3-2 victory over the host Blue Devils of Margaretville on Saturday in the first round of the Margaretville Tournament.
The Mountaineers’ Mariah Ruff led Andes, tallying two goals in the second half to bring the Mountaineers level and then surpass the Blue Devils. Margaretville held a 2-1 lead with 17 minutes left to play, when Ruff finished off a direct kick from Kaitlin Mackay to tie the game at two goals apiece.


Andes boys still unbeaten after back-to-back soccer victories

By Julia Green
The Andes boys’ soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to four games this week, posting victories against Davenport and Gilboa on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
“Going into the game we knew it was going to be a tough game,” said Andes Head Coach Adam VanValkenburgh of Thursday’s 2-1 win at Davenport. “Davenport traditionally has been one of the better teams in the league. I think we definitely caught them off-guard – I don’t think they expected us to play as hard as we did.”


ACS girls down Windham; tie in match with Roxbury

By Julia Green
A match-up between the Andes and Roxbury girls on Monday night yielded a score perhaps better suited to a different sport than soccer. After two overtime periods the game ended in a 4-4 tie, despite a 3-1 Andes lead with just over 15 minutes left to play in regulation.


ACS boys top RCS; Blue Devils split in tournament

By Julia Green
The Andes and Roxbury boys battled at Roxbury on Monday, with the Mountaineers emerging with a 3-1 win despite a 1-0 Rockets lead with less than 15 minutes left to play.
Roxbury freshman Spencer Hinkley gave the Rockets the lead minutes before halftime, when he picked up a pass from senior David Clark and created a breakaway that he capitalized on. Hinkely currently leads the Rockets in scoring.


MCS boys off to quick soccer start

By Julia Green
The Margaretville boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer teams posted strong early season results when they faced Milford last Wednesday and Thursday.
The Blue Devil boys received two goals apiece from senior Greg Lehn and junior Tyler Smith in their nonleague game at Milford, which the Blue Devils won, 5-1. The first Margaretville goal came halfway through the first half, when first-year varsity player Ian Williams found the net mere minutes after entering the game as a substitution.


Fund-raising golf tourney Sept. 12 at Shephard Hills

The Second Parkinson’s Patriotic Tournament, a golf tournament to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury.
The red-white-blue scramble tournament will be played with a four-person captain and crew format, and six holes each will be played from the red, white and blue tees; mulligans and skins will also be featured. The $60 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, and dinner.


Area boys' soccer coaches optimistic about upcoming season

By Julia Green
Andes Mountaineers
The Mountaineers of Andes Central School return a strong core of upperclassmen for the 2009 soccer season, including first-team Delaware League All-Star selection Josh Bonifacic and honorable mention Delaware League All-Star honoree Peter Fabrykiewicz from last year’s squad. Bonifacic, a senior, served as the starting goalkeeper for the Mountaineers last year while Fabrykiewicz, a striker, tallied 16 goals on the season to finish as Andes’ leading scorer.


YMCA hosts Sprint Triathlon

Claryville — The Frost Valley YMCA Sprint Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 in Claryville.
The competition is open to anyone and includes a half-mile swim in Lake Cole, 11 miles of road bicycling and a 2.5-mile run.


Local baseball standout recalls career highlights

By Gene Fix
I recently read the article about Patrick O’Connell pitching a perfect game last spring. I was given this article by Ron Tweedie. My name is Gene Fix and I graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1963. I played baseball under Coach Glen Reither.


Roxbury Nine sweeps NE road trip

With the Keator Cup just weeks away, the Roxbury Nine made it clear this weekend past that they are poised and ready for the heat on September 5 and 6.
Their travels to Rhode Island and Massachusetts brought forth a full weekend of unequaled baseball action starting in Bristol, R.I. on Friday night. The 1861 rules contest against the Bristol Blues went eight innings and was handed to the Nine with a 12-10 lead when the game was called due to darkness.


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