Mixed soccer results; MCS boys in title game

Sectionals play starts next week

All season long, Emily Baker has pounded shots at the opposing nets for the Margaretville girls’ soccer team. More...

Posted 10/11/2016 10:27 PM


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Posted 10/11/2016 10:27 PM

RCS girls stop Blue Devils; strong defense propels MCS boys

Playing strong defense is an attitude. If your team scores, you might win. But, if your opponents never score, you can’t lose. That defensive minded ethos appears to be Margaretville’s formula for success on the soccer field this fall. More...

Posted 10/4/2016 05:08 PM

Ken Becker recalls moose attack during hunting trip

Wounded animal rushed hunter and sent him flying

It’s not every day that a hunter comes face to face with a seriously angry moose. More...

Posted 9/27/2016 07:54 PM

Wink Hinkley inducted into the Central NY Stock Car Hall of Fame

Morris — The 21st Central New York Stock Car Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on Sunday, September 18 at the former Midstate Speedway in Morris at the Otsego County Fairgrounds. More...

Posted 9/27/2016 07:54 PM

RCS boys post two soccer wins; Blue Devils split in Nelson tourney

Early season games show teams’ growth

They are a young squad, only two seniors and just two returning juniors, a team working to use the todays of the fall of 2016 to build promising tomorrows of the future. More...

Posted 9/20/2016 08:07 PM

Achieving Their Goal

SOCCER DADS AT WORK — A team of soccer dads, together with Shandaken Supervisor Rob Stanley (at right in top photo) helped install soccer goals in Pine Hill's Smith Park. More...

Posted 9/20/2016 08:07 PM

MCS boys win two of three; girls split soccer contests

Teams get going in early action

For Margaretville boys’ soccer coach Jeremey Marks, the first week of soccer action was instructive. Playing away from home, the Blue Devils won two games and dropped one to get their 2016 season underway.  More...

Posted 9/13/2016 08:54 PM


ROCKETS READY TO FIRE—Front row (l to r) Kevin Hubbell, Nick Cross, Isaac Walker, Brady Pickett, Aiden Fox, Andrew Chojnowski, Patrick Wojciechowski, Frank Morales, Cristian Spariosu. More...

Posted 9/6/2016 09:23 PM

Goal scoring power will be key for MCS girls’ soccer team

Offensive growth seen by team’s coach as season’s challenge

For her team to make strides this season, Margaretville girls’ soccer coach Toni Smith knows they’ll need to find the nets. More...

Posted 8/30/2016 06:45 PM

Strong returning core will be key for MCS boys’ soccer team

Experienced veterans will provide leadership for Blue Devils’ club

The Margaretville boys’ soccer team doesn’t rebuild. They reload. Even after losing several key members of last year’s team to graduation, coach Jeremey Marks is expecting his team to be in the thick of the Delaware League title hunt. More...

Posted 8/23/2016 09:48 PM

Barcia, Chalfin earn singles titles in annual Catskills Cup Tourney

Tough competition at tennis competition

Mark Birman, director of the annual Catskills Cup tournament, was elated last week with the results of what he termed “the best tournament yet,” in Fleischmanns. More...

Posted 8/9/2016 08:41 PM

Annual Catskills Cup gets underway Friday

Sold out tourney features players of every age

With a full field in every division, the 2016 Catskills Cup Tennis Tournament this weekend promises to be the biggest yet in the history of the event. More...

Posted 8/2/2016 08:42 PM

23,000 & Counting

HISTORIC MILESTONE — Evan Shaul, 10, from Middleburgh, became the Headwaters Soccer Club's 23,000th soccer player in the club's 27 year history. More...

Posted 8/2/2016 08:42 PM

Delhi nips Margaretville in PONY league title game

Youth baseball summer league a hit on diamond

It was a pretty safe bet that the winning pitcher of Wednesday’s Otsenango PONY League Consolation Tournament champion- ship game would be a kid named Stanton. More...

Posted 7/26/2016 10:44 PM

Margaretville sluggers “PONY” up to Otsenango Consolation Tourney’s championship game

A run of solid baseball play has advanced the Margaretville PONY League baseball team to the championship game of the Otsenango Consolation Tournament. More...

Posted 7/19/2016 08:02 PM

51st Annual Delaware County Men's Amateur Golf Championship



Posted 7/12/2016 06:49 PM

Direct Hit

HOLE IN ONE — Rhode Island resident Arthur Kershaw, above, was playing alone at The Meadows Golf Center on Route 28 in Arkville on July 8 when he made a hole in one on the third hole using an e More...

Posted 7/12/2016 06:49 PM

Father-son team tops field in AFD tourney

Clarks win title

The father-son team of Zac and Zachariah Clark took home the championship trophy of the sixth annual Arkville Fire Department Golf Tournament on June 11.  The Clark duo shot a two-under par 27 for the winning total in the nine-hole tournament. More...

Posted 6/14/2016 08:20 PM

ACS track & field athletes earn trip to NY State finals

Cheyenne Weaver and Peter DiPierro excelled at sectionals

Last Thursday afternoon, members of the Andes Central School community gathered on the school’s athletic fields for a special send-off. More...

Posted 6/7/2016 09:09 PM

Delaware League names spring sports All-Star teams

Delaware League 2016 All- Stars for the 2016 for softball, baseball and tennis were announced this week. Softball All-Stars More...

Posted 6/7/2016 09:09 PM

Deposit tops Rockets in Section 4, Class D softball semifinals

Defending champs end Roxbury’s hopes for title

A strong sectional run for the Roxbury girls’ softball team end- ed on Thursday when defending state champion Deposit topped the Rockets, 20-2, in the Section 4, Class D semifinals  The winners came out swinging and piled up 15 runs in the More...

Posted 5/31/2016 07:03 PM

Roxbury baseball season ends after strong sectional showing

RCS girls advance in softball tourney with win over Devils

The Roxbury baseball team had strong showing in the Section 4, Class D Tournament, opening with an 11-6 win over host Laurens before falling to number one seed Hancock 10-7 on Thursday on the winners’ field.  The Rockets built a 6-3 lead o More...

Posted 5/24/2016 08:14 PM


While driving home from my camp in the Western part of the state, several weeks ago, I learned about the death of the Miami Marlin’s young pitching ace Jose Fernandez. The news was stunning, alarming, and difficult to process. More...

Posted 10/11/2016 10:27 PM

Early Bird

OPENING DAY BIRD — Joe Dibble of Bovina took this nice cock pheasant on Saturday, Oct. 1, opening day of the small-game hunting season. Joe was hunting on Scutt Mountain Road, Bovina. More...

Posted 10/11/2016 10:27 PM


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Posted 10/4/2016 05:09 PM

MCS teams keep winning ways; mixed results for RCS

Blue Devil girls win pair of games; Boys’ streak at 5

She’s an all-purpose specialist, a versatile player who takes whatever position on a soccer field her coaches have asked her to play. More...

Posted 9/27/2016 07:53 PM

Early bow season for deer starts Oct. 1

Albany — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that early bowhunting seasons for deer in New York State will be starting soon.  More...

Posted 9/27/2016 07:54 PM

Eagles edge MCS in Cohen Classic final

Penalty kicks decide contest

The impact of a skilled goalie on a soccer game can be profound. That was the case in the championship game of Margaretville’s Cohen Classic on Saturday night. More...

Posted 9/20/2016 08:07 PM

Match Play


Posted 9/20/2016 08:07 PM

Like Old Times

FORMER TEAMMATES MEET AS OPPOSING COACHES — Former Margaretville Central School (MCS) soccer players and current coaches, Patrick Birns, at left, and Owen Finberg, at right, met for the second More...

Posted 9/20/2016 08:07 PM

Stamford Mayor's Cup Tournament

A FOOT AHEAD — Roxbury's Claire McDaniel (5) gets set to send a pass during action on Thursday in the second round of the Stamford Mayor's Cup Tournament. More...

Posted 9/6/2016 09:23 PM


LADY BLUE DEVILS, 2016-17— Front row: Ithamar Silva, Lauren Gil, Denali Finkle, Victoria Marin, Paige Credaroli, Kayla Petry. More...

Posted 9/6/2016 09:23 PM

Only Needs One

HOLE IN ONE — Schuyler Minew scored the second hole in one of the season at The Meadows Golf Center in Arkville on Saturday, Sept. 3. Schuyley scored his ace using a driver. More...

Posted 9/6/2016 09:23 PM

County Chamber hosts golf tourney at Stamford Sept. 14

Stamford — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 16th annual Business Links golf tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Stamford Golf Course. More...

Posted 8/30/2016 06:45 PM

Cammer Tourney winners named

Roxbury — The Shephard Hills Golf Club hosted the Mark Cammer Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug 21.  The four-person scramble was played using the Callaway handicap system.  The team of Bob VanValkenburg, Mike Hynes, Zac Clark, More...

Posted 8/23/2016 09:49 PM

Soccer and golf practice Aug. 15 for MCS players

Varsity soccer and golf practice for Margaretville Central School students will begin on Monday, Aug. 15 on the Fleischmanns Village Park field. Practice for the boys’ team gets underway at 7 a.m. The girls’ team begins practicing at 8 a.m. More...

Posted 8/9/2016 08:41 PM

Some Racket!

TROPHY WINNERS — Bailey Kretchmer and Brandon Belaski earned a second-place finish in the Catskill Cup Tournament held last weekend on the Fleischmanns Village Courts. More...

Posted 8/9/2016 08:41 PM

Branching Out


Posted 8/2/2016 08:42 PM

New Hiking Trail

NEW HIKING TRAIL — More than three-dozen hikers joined the Catskill Mountain Club and New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on July 29 to celebrate the opening of a new tra More...

Posted 8/2/2016 08:42 PM


SIXTEENTH-ANNUAL “TUNAMENT” — Fifty-six golfers turned out Friday at Hanah Country Club in Margaretville to play in the 16th annual “Tunament,” a golf tournament held an More...

Posted 7/19/2016 08:02 PM


LARGE MOUTH — Mitch Hull of Margaretville, above, caught this six-pound, five-ounce, 23-inch largemouth bass while fishing in the Halcottsville pond near Margaretville on Saturday. More...

Posted 7/19/2016 08:02 PM

County Players

LINING ONE UP — Floyd Eighmey tied for fourth at 228 in the annual Delaware County Golf Tournament. See complete results on page 2B. — // Photos by Dick Sanford More...

Posted 7/12/2016 06:49 PM

Delaware Co. United U14 boys win league title

The DC United U14 boys’ team traveled to Ithaca on June 18 to play TC United in a game to determine first place in the league.  More...

Posted 7/5/2016 08:32 PM

Antler restrictions or voluntary action are tough choices

Historical background Once upon a time in a land – not so far away – there were few trees growing. Pastures climbed most of the hillsides between piles of stone. And in between those piles of stones were not deer, but instead sheep, and later cows. More...

Posted 6/14/2016 08:20 PM

Area kids getting kicks from Delaware Co. Youth Soccer Association play

Popular program teaches skills and sportmanship

The Delaware County Youth Soccer Association continues to grow and provide kids with the opportunity to improve their skills and learn the game. More...

Posted 6/7/2016 09:09 PM

Anderson, Eighmey win Tavern Two-Man at Shephard Hills

Roxbury — Dave Anderson and Floyd Eighmey captured the A-Flight Championship of the Tavern Two-Man Tournament held June 4-5 at Shephard Hills Golf Club in Roxbury.  More...

Posted 6/7/2016 09:09 PM

Tournament Play

PUTTING ONE DOWN — Claire McDaniel of RCS lays down a bunt during last Tuesday's sectional victory over visiting Milford. // — Photos by Dick Sanford More...

Posted 5/31/2016 07:03 PM

Teams wrapping up league matches

Margaretville and Andes play- ed to a 3-3 tie in tennis action on May 23.  Only two of the matches were actually played, with other players winning by default.  Noah Dougherty of Andes was a 9-2 winner over Riley Ancona.  On the flip s More...

Posted 5/24/2016 08:14 PM

Windham overpowers RCS in league baseball crossover

Upper Delaware League champ Windham cruised past Mountain League winner Roxbury, 18-2, in the Delaware League Crossover Champion- ship game on Thursday.  The contest was played at Neahwa Park in Oneonta, but the Warriors made themselves right at More...

Posted 5/17/2016 08:09 PM