Andes boys to compete in Section IV semifinal tonight

The Andes Mountaineers advanced to the semifinal match of the Section IV Class D boys’ basketball tournament following a 45-37 victory over the host Patriots of Cherry Valley-Springfield on Monday night. The victory signaled the first trip to the semifinal for the 12th-seeded Mountaineers since 1989, according to Head Coach John Bernhardt.

Andes boys advance in sectional tournament; Roxbury boys, Andes and Margaretville girls fall

After nearly a week of delays due to a late winter snow storm measuring up to four feet in some locations, area basketball teams finally got back on the court over the weekend as the Section IV Class D tournament got underway.

Sectional basketball games rescheduled due to inclement weather

Three days of heavy snowfall that has left many local areas with more than three feet of snow has wreaked havoc on the 2010 Section IV Class D basketball tournament schedule – but organizers are working to get games in around the weather.

South Kortright boys drive past 'Cats for title

By John Bernhardt
The South Kortright boys’ basketball team was a NASCAR race car on cruise control Friday night at SUNY Delhi. From the opening tip off, SK was a driving force, powering the ball to the basket and cleaning the glass with put-back after put-back, as the Rams rolled to a 56-46 Delaware League championship over Davenport.

Basketball sectionals will pit familiar rivals

By John Bernhardt
When the basketball season finally ends, the Andes Mountaineers and the Gilboa Wildcats should be pretty familiar with each other. The two teams met last night at 7 p.m. at Gilboa for the fourth time in the first round of Section IV playoffs. Gilboa (12-5) is seeded fifth, Andes (9-9) is seeded 12th. The Mountaineers upended Gilboa in the title game of the Margaretville Holiday Tournament, but dropped both Delaware League contests, the first an eight-point loss in Gilboa, the second a 52-48 overtime loss at home.

Late surge gives crown to South Kortright girls

By John Bernhardt
Davenport’s Jackie Gilley has to wish she had a bit more patience as time wound down in Friday night’s Delaware League girls’ basketball title game at SUNY Delhi. With her team leading 35-28 and with only 1:58 left on the clock, aggressive defensive play resulted in Gilley’s fifth foul. The Davenport point guard’s departure from the game would spell doom for the Wildcats as South Kortright rallied to outscore the Wildcats, 12-5, down the stretch and in overtime clinch an exciting, 40-39, Delaware League Championship.

Area teams gear up for hoop sectionals

By John Bernhardt
Several local high school basketball teams took advantage of a new experiment in the Delaware League this season. Each year, Delaware League teams hold one game in their schedule to cover the possibility of qualifying for the Crossover Championship Game. Two teams play in the title game and nine teams end up one game short.

Rockets edge ACS in boys’ hoop; WAJ stops Devils


By Julia Green
In boy’ hoop play last week, Roxbury edged visiting Andes and Windham downed Margaretville.

Windham 76, Margaretville 37 (Thursday)

Andes and Margaretville girls getting set for basketball sectional play


By Julia Green
The Andes Lady Mountaineers are headed to the postseason, having posted a 59-37 win over the visiting Roxbury Rockets on Friday night.

Andes’ offense was fueled by committee scoring, as four players finished with 10 points or more. 

Area skiers on a roll heading into state meet


By Julia Green
Margaretville’s Ian Williams was the top qualifier for the boys’ state ski championship following the Section IV Ski Championship at Hunter Mountain last week.

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