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RCS boys and girls post wins over Jefferson

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By John Bernhardt
“Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger” is a song by the French duo Daft Punk that won a Grammy Award in 2009. Roxbury boys’ basketball coach Tom Faraci and his team are hoping to put those words to a different kind of test on the hardwoods in the Delaware League this winter. Faraci’s young squad took a big step forward in Jefferson last week, outscoring the JayHawks, 20-11, in the fourth quarter to beat the home team, 51-44, and win their first game of the year.


Rough hoop week for MCS & ACS girls

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By John Bernhardt
It’s not uncommon for the opening minutes of a basketball game to present the most daunting obstacle for an inexperienced basketball team. That was the case in three contests last week for the young Andes Mountaineers girls’ team. Andes fell behind by big margins, losing lopsided decisions to Gilboa at home on Monday, to Jefferson on the road on Wednesday, and in the first round of the Margaretville Booster Tournament on Thursday.


Margaretville edges Gilboa to win Booster Tourney

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By John Bernhardt

MARGARETVILLE MVP: Margaretville Booster Club Tournament MVP Kyle Short puts in a layup following a turnover on the Roscoe end of the court. The Blue Devils then prevailed over Gilboa to win the tourney. Photo by Dick SanfordMARGARETVILLE MVP: Margaretville Booster Club Tournament MVP Kyle Short puts in a layup following a turnover on the Roscoe end of the court. The Blue Devils then prevailed over Gilboa to win the tourney. Photo by Dick Sanford

It’s a pity so few local fans got to see the boys’ championship game in this year’s Margaretville Booster Club Basketball Tournament. With the season’s first major winter storm looming, tournament officials tried to “one-up” Mother Nature by pushing up the title game to a 10 a.m. Saturday start. The early tip-off and Mother’s Nature’s counter with the early morning arrival of snow meant only a hardy band of local enthusiasts were on hand to watch a remarkably entertaining game.


Busy RCS teams win one, drop two games last week

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By John Bernhardt

Sophomore Stacey Sprague is proving to be a force around the basket for the Roxbury girls’ basketball team.

Strong inside moves and a soft shooting touch from the foul line have seen Sprague generate some impressive point totals in the Rockets first two games. Last week Sprague’s 25 points to pace Roxbury to a season-opening 39-27 win over Hunter-Tannersville Tuesday night before a 14-point effort at Gilboa on Thursday.


Young Andes girls team scores first victory over Windham in overtime squeaker

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By John Bernhardt

Years from now, when Courtney Hoyt looks back at her coaching career, she’ll remember her first game as the Andes girls’ varsity basketball coach fondly. Hoyt and her young Andes squad eked out an action packed, nerve-wracking, overtime, 52-47, victory over Windham last week.

The opener had a little bit of everything; a lead that seesawed back and forth several times throughout the game, a late fourth-quarter rally to tie the contest forcing the added period, and enough drama and tension to exhaust the players and their fans.


Bowling Scores: December 11, 2013

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Better Half Mixed League, 12/7/13
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Heat’s Off 40 16
Slackers 34 22
Heat’s On 32.5 23.5
Clueless 30 26
Pin Heads 29.5 26.5
Diamonds 29 27
Ollies 25 31
BYE 4 52

Men’s High Game
Alan Gavette 237, Craig Westerfeld 236, Shannon Frano 220
Men’s High Series
Craig Westerfeld 603, Tom Miller 603, Alan Gavette 593
Women’s High Game
Susan Wixon 190, Tina Greene 187, Maria McAdams 186
Women’s High Series
Susan Wixon 508, Debbie Westerfeld 474, Maria McAdams 472

Organization League, 12/4/13
W L
Marg. Bowl 36 16


Margaretville girls top Jefferson, but lost to Stamford earlier last week

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By John Bernhardt

Standing erect with her hands stretched high, Margaretville’s Sami Hunt can present an imposing challenge for opposing basketball teams.

Hunt might swat a shot away, tip a ball enough to change its course to the basket or simply alter the way an opposing player opts to launch the ball toward the basket. The result is often the same, a blocked shot or missed attempt with Margaretville gaining possession of the ball. Hunt’s defensive play was a huge factor in helping her Blue Devils to their first victory of the season, a 47-33 victory over Jefferson last week.


Blue Devils hold off South Kortright by 3 points

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By John Bernhardt
The box scores tell only part of the story of what happens on the hardwoods at a basketball game. There is more to a basketball contest than who scored the points.

Sometimes a player with very few or even no points on their ledger is a difference maker. That was the case in the Margaretville Blue Devil’s home opener last Wednesday.


Young Andes girls basketball squad learning the game

By John Bernhardt

Courtney Hoyt, the new Andes girls’ basketball coach, comes from good basketball pedigree. Hoyt’s 2006 Downsville Eagles high school basketball team made it all the way to the New York State finals in her junior year.


Bowling Scores: December 4, 2013

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Better Half Mixed League
12/1/13
W L
Heat’s Off 37 15
Slackers 31 21
Heat’s On 29.5 22.5
Clueless 29 23
Pin Heads 28.5 23.5
Diamonds 25 27
Ollies 24 28
BYE 4 48

Men’s High Game
Henry Friedman 233, Bob Erickson 213, Larry Wixon 206
Men’s High Series
Henry Friedman 649, Larry Wixon 546, Bob Erickson 539
Women’s High Game
Susan Wixon 204, Maria McAdams 179, Debbie Westerfeld 172
Women’s High Series
Maria McAdams 506, Debbie Westerfeld 500, Susan Wixon 483
Organization League
11/25/13

W L
Marg. Bowl 33 15


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