Sports

MCS holds summer camp

The Margaretville Central School Booster Club will hold a week of summer camp during the month of August.
The All-Sports Camp will be held the week of August 3 through 6 and will feature a variety of activities to choose from, including baseball, basketball, soccer, crab soccer, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, kickball, lacrosse, PE paintball, pickleball, tag games, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, wiffleball, and more.


Strong season ends for Lady Rockets

By Julia Green
The remarkable 2009 season came to a close for the Roxbury softball team last Tuesday, when the visiting Rockets dropped a tough 6-2 decision to the host Eagles of Downsville in the quarterfinal round of the Section IV Class D tournament.
“We were there, we just didn’t have that usual spark,” said Roxbury Head Coach Jane Ware. “The kids played well, but in order to play a team that is as good as Downsville, you have to be at the top of your game.”


Margaretville student-athletes, coach honored at year-end sports banquet

Margaretville Central School held its 16th annual athletic awards banquet on Monday to honor the achievements of MCS student-athletes. In addition to recognizing all the Blue Devils’ team accomplishments, individual honors were bestowed in the form of the Henry Dietrich Awards, the Nate Dougherty Memorial Awards and the Most Outstanding Athlete Awards. In addition, the MCS athletic department presented the Distinguished Coaching Award to veteran baseball coach Rick Funck.


Slow-pitch softball league organizational meeting set

An organizational meeting for a newly forming Fleischmanns softball league will be held on Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Fleischmanns ball field. The slow-pitch league will be open to men and women over 17 years of age with the number of games to be played yet to be determined.


Davie fuels Rockets past SK; Milford edges Margaretville girls

By Julia Green
Roxbury 9, South Kortright 3 (Thursday)
Heather Davie was a thorn in the side of the South Kortright Rams’ softball team on Thursday – and not just from her place inside the pitcher’s circle.
Davie’s base running baffled the 11th-seeded Rams’ defense and contributed to a number of runs for the sixth-seeded Rockets, who won their first sectional game, 9-3. She had the lone triple for Roxbury in the third inning and stole home to give the Rockets a 3-1 lead. Davie, who went 3-for-4 and threw eight strikeouts to lead the Rockets to victory, earned the win to move to 14-2 on the season. She and Karly Bolger combined for a total of six stolen bases.


Legion baseball teams start games June 8

Delhi — The Delaware County American Legion Junior Baseball season will begin play on Monday, June 8 with all eight-league teams in action.


Deposit stops Devils in baseball sectionals

By Julia Green
“It was a game that could have gone either way,” said Margaretville Head Coach Rick Funck of his team’s 4-2 sectional loss at Deposit on Thursday. “They had three hits, we had three hits; their pitcher struck out 12 of our guys and Patrick [O’Connell] struck out nine of their guys. It comes down to the fact that they committed one error and we committed five. That was the story of the game.”
Those five errors proved to be the weak link for Margaretville, leading to an unearned run in the second inning and including back-to-back infield errors in the bottom of the fifth inning that gave Deposit what would turn out to be the winning run.


Lucky 13 for Lady Rockets equals Delaware League crossover crown

By Julia Green
Roxbury 9, Margaretville 2
While 13 may have been an unlucky number for the Roxbury Rockets last year, it carries a somewhat different connotation this year.
In an impressive turnaround for the Roxbury softball squad, who went 3-13 last year, the Rockets are 13-2 this season and in possession of their first league title since 2004.


MCS boys take Upper Delaware; fall to South Kortright in Crossover

By Julia Green
Margaretville 8, Hunter-Tannersville 3
It was the same scenario as last year, but with a very different outcome.
Margaretville’s Wednesday game at Hunter-Tannersville was a must-win for the Blue Devils, and win they did, clinching their first Upper Delaware title since 1995.
“We came so close last year,” said Blue Devils’ Head Coach Rick Funck. “It came down to the last two games of the season. We had a chance to beat Hunter to be champs and we didn’t, and then we had a make-up game the next night against Roxbury and we would have been co-champs but we didn’t win that either, so it was a very difficult end of the season last year. This year, the whole scenario played out again, and it happened to be Hunter, and I told the guys, ‘Last year they won – this year, let’s turn the tables.’ And we were fortunate enough to do that.”


Three-run homer by Williams propels Margaretville boys to victory

Margaretville 5, Roxbury 2
The elusive sunlight glinted off the silver barrel of Margaretville slugger Ian Williams’ brand-new bat in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday’s non-league showdown with the Roxbury Rockets. And the resounding crack as he made contact with Roxbury pitcher David Clark’s 0-1 pitch left no doubt that the ball was headed over the outfield fence.


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