Sports

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Tennis players earn first Catskills Cup prizes

It was a beautiful weekend of tennis at the first-ever Catskills Cup on Saturday and Sunday, which replaced the long-running Fleischmanns Open.
In the Men’s A Flight, Ib Ilesanmi finished first, defeating Dave Pfister 6-4, 6-0 to claim the title. Ilesanmi took home $750 in prize money while Pfister claimed $250.


Margaretville gearing up for fall sports season

The Margaretville Central School fall athletics season will kick off in the coming weeks.
Boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer practice will be held at 8 a.m. starting Monday, Aug. 17. The MCS golf team will hold practices at 11 a.m. at the Meadows on Route 28.


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