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Andes girls finish season with win over Roxbury

It’s been a season of growing pains for Andes coach Jeff Rhone and his Mountaineers basketball team. Leading the youngest team in the Delaware League, it has sometimes been hard for Rhone to track his team’s progress. That’s why last week’s, 46-36, victory over Roxbury during the final week of the season was a beacon of better things to come for Rhone’s novice team.


Roscoe ends sectional bid for Margaretville girls; Roxbury, Hunter boys to meet for title

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By John Bernhardt
With their backs to the wall, the Margaretville girls’ basketball season was on the line. The Lady Blue Devils needed a three-game sweep during the final week of the season to qualify for the Section IV Playoffs. After winning back-to-back Delaware League contests over Stamford and Windham, a late Blue Devil rally came up short, ending their season on the short side of a 47-43 decision against Roscoe on Saturday night.


RCS boys clinch division; will face H-T in Crossover

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By John Bernhardt
It’s on to the second season for the Roxbury Rockets. With wins over Jefferson and Andes last week, the highflying Roxbury boys’ basketball team clinched the Delaware League’s Mountain Division title.


Small enrollment creates loss for Andes athletic programs

By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Central School Board of Education met Thursday to reckon with problems expected with spring sports and to receive updates on a variety of events planned for students in the spring and ongoing negotiation with the school’s teachers.


Hoops roundup: RCS boys surge to top of division as Downsville girls outpace MCS

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By John Bernhardt
A two-year transformation is complete. A convincing Roxbury home-court win over South Kortright last week Tuesday cleared the logjam atop the Delaware League’s Mountain Division. In winning, Roxbury was transformed from "hunter" to "hunted" in the evolving 2008 Delaware League race.


Andes girls make progress

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It’s a family affair this year on the Andes girls’ basketball team. Three Tait sisters, senior Cheyenne, sophomore Karli, and freshman Gina play on the Andes squad. Even more important is the inclusive attitude and unselfish play the entire Lady Mountaineer team has shown in the early season. Andes continued their selfless play this week as four girls reached double-figures in a 66-45 win over Windham.


Andes rally falls short

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A furious Andes fourth quarter rally fell short last week in Windham. Trailing by 12 points in the early minutes of the final frame, the Mountaineers stormed back, shrinking the gap to just two with under a minute to play before dropping a 39-34 decision.
The game took a defensive posture with both teams unleashing stingy defenses from the start. Andes hit only three field goals in a low-scoring first half. Only a rock-solid defensive effort kept the Mountaineers in the game as they trailed 17-10 at the intermission.


Rams scramble

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With SK scrambling to foul, Roxbury extended the floor and kept the ball moving ahead of the desperate Rams. Morgan distributed to Hubbard, and Hubbard volleyed the ball back. As three defenders closed down on Morgan, the sophomore spotted Camillone all alone up court and directed a pass to the senior for the final field goal of the game. Frantically maneuvering for a three-point attempt, SK was cited for traveling with 6.3 seconds left. Ryan Skipper hit one of two foul shots to seal the Rams’ fate, and Roxbury secured the 40-36 win.


Furious basketball rally leads RCS boys past Rams

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By John Bernhardt

The undefeated South Kortright Rams scored 13 unanswered points and their hometown fans were frenzied. Trailing 34-27, with less than four minutes to play, the game was unraveling for Roxbury. In only the fifth game of the season, the preseason promise of a Mountain Division championship run seemed to be slipping through the Rockets’ fingers.


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