Catching On

RESERVOIR WHOPPERS — Al Carpenter of Al's Sport Store in Downsville reports that fishing on the Pepacton Reservoir continues to be good, although it has fallen off some since the end of June. More...

Posted 7/21/2015 07:48 PM

Mark Cammer Golf Tourney is July 26 at Shephard Hills

Roxbury — The second annual Mark Cammer Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Shephard Hills Golf Club in Roxbury on Sunday, July 26.  The Sunday Morning Scramble is limited to 16 teams of four players each. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 11:05 AM

Shavertown Trail in Andes perfect terrain for all hikers

New trail offers moderate climb, reservoir views

The Shavertown Trail is a wonderful new trail that just about everyone can enjoy. The trail is relatively new, so if you haven’t had the chance to get out and enjoy it yet, I recommend you do. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 12:51 PM

Balsam Lake Mtn. hike has spectacular views

Pennsylvania can be seen on a clear day

Perched on top of 3,723 feet high Balsam Lake Mountain, the 47-and-a-half feet tall Balsam Lake fire tower is the highest point this far west, in the Cats- kills. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 10:14 AM

Hook, Line & Sinker

Mark your calendar for this coming Saturday, June 27 for the Family Fun Fishing Day held at the Kenneth Wilson State Park in Mt. Tremper from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 09:12 AM

Margaretville Old Timers’ soccer team hanging up cleats after 20 years

Round Top — The soccer team from Margaretville known as Delaware was in action on Saturday and Sunday June 6 and 7 at the 34th Annual Round Top Invitational Old Timers Soccer Tournament at Riedlbauer’s Resort.  More...

Posted 6/17/2015 09:07 AM

Logging Prizes

GAME OF LOGGING — Jake Rosa of Arkville, right, won third place in the national championship of the Game of Logging contest held last weekend in State College, PA. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 09:07 AM

Hook, Line & Sinker

The recent rains we’ve had have helped keep our rivers and streams at a more fishable level than they had been over the past few dry weeks. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 09:46 AM

Big Pond... BIG Fish

REELING THEM IN — Al Carpenter from Al's Sport Store in Downsville reports that fishing action on the Pepacton Reservoir is warming up, just like the weather. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 09:46 AM

Sectional Showdown

DETERMINED LOOK — Devin Fox of RCS gets set to let go of a pitch against Hancock in sectional action last Tuesday. Hancock was a 15-9 winner. The loss ended a great season for the Rockets. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 08:19 AM

Delaware League All-Stars named

The Delaware League has announced its all stars for the spring 2015 season.  Earning recognition in baseball were:  More...

Posted 6/3/2015 08:19 AM

Time Out

It would be easy to become intoxicated with the riveting power amidst the middle of the Roxbury girls’ softball lineup. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 10:22 AM

Davis’ home runs help Rockets advance in sectional play

Roxbury cruises past Windham in opening round

Her swing is mechanically sound, as sweet a swing as you’ll ever see on a softball diamond. The ball simply explodes off her bat. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 10:22 AM

RCS girls cling to first-place with win over SK; Rockets and Devils fall short in baseball action

Staff report  More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

Millbrook Bird

MILLBROOK TURKEY — Angela Davis of Margaretville, hunting on Len Utter's farm in the Millbrook Valley, shot this nice gobbler on the second day of youth season, April 26. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

Making His Pitch

MAKING HIS PITCH — Margaretville's Sam Tanzer fires a pitch during Thursday's contest at Stamford. The home team rallied to post a 12-11 win. — Photo by Dick Sanford More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

Blue Devils take 3 of 4 tennis matches

May 7 results Margaretville defeated Davenport, 4-3 1S: Yair Sanchez (M) d. Lindsey Zeisler (D), 9-5 2S: Riley Ancona (M) d. Bryce Kohout (D), 11-10 (7-1) 3S: Nathan Backus (D) d. Ian Todd (M), 9-7 4S: Rhiannon Kearns (M) d. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

Talking Turkey

MILLBROOK TURKEY — Angela Davis of Margaretville, hunting on Len Utter’s farm in the Millbrook Valley, shot this nice gobbler on the second day of youth season, April 26. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

RCS softball team still number one after beating South Kortright

Some might think the big news last week in the world of Roxbury softball was Roxbury’s 12-8 loss in the championship game of the Milford Tournament last weekend. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

MCS baseball team’s fortunes take positive turn

Staff report “I was kind of like someone flipped a switch.” That’s how Margaretville centerfielder Nick Plante explained his baseball team’s sudden change of fortune on the diamond last week. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

Men’s league golfer scores hole-in-one on first night of play

Bob Novak of Fleischmanns got the Monday night men’s golf league at Hanah Country Club off to a classy start this week when he scored a hole in one on the par-three 15th hole on Monday evening  More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

Delaware League tennis action this week

April 30 results Stamford def. Roxbury, 6-1 1S: Julia Adams (S) d. Nick Dorrance (R), 0-9 2S: K.C. Rockwell (S) d. Jennifer Blunt (R), 0-9 3S: Jeff Sweezey (S) d. Isabel Batista (R), 0-9 4S: Makayla Swart (S) d. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

Novak hits hole-in-one on first night of league play

Bob Novak of Fleischmanns got the Monday night men’s golf league at Hanah Country Club off to a classy start this week when he scored a hole in one on the par-three 15th hole on Monday evening Bob used a seven iron to score his ace. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

MCS baseball team's fortunes take a positive turn

“I was kind of like someone flipped a switch.” That’s how Margaretville centerfielder Nick Plante explained his baseball team’s sudden change of fortune on the diamond last week. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

RCS freshman hurler shuts down Blue Devils

Anthony Cortese earns second win for the Rockets

Staff report  More...

Posted 4/28/2015 07:00 PM

Get hooked on hiking at Codfish Point

Take a Hike

The trip starts by crossing a replica of an old wooden kingpost bridge, that spans the Plattekill Creek. The trail here is marked with both the aqua LP (Long Path) blazes and the blue diamond blazes of the Platte Clove Preserve. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 11:05 AM

Matt Moyse wins second straight Delaware Co. Golf Tournament

Delhi — Results from the 50th Annual Delaware County Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament. Delhi College Golf Course, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 10, 11 and 12. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 11:05 AM

Soccer club receives funds from foundation

North Blenheim — The Headwaters Soccer Club, celebrating its 26th anniversary, has recently received funding support from the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation, Inc. based in Stamford.  More...

Posted 7/8/2015 12:51 PM

Rochester Hollow offers easy hiking, lots of interesting viewing

Rochester Hollow Just off Route 28 in Shandaken is one of the Catskills’ best kept secrets. The Rochester Hollow Trail traverses an old road that parallels a tributary of Birch Creek as it climbs the side of Rose Mountain. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 09:12 AM

Huckleberry Loop Trail is wonderful & ambitious excursion for hiking fans

Excursion a good test for enthusiasts

The Dry Brook Ridge Trail stretches from Margaretville to Hardenburgh. We will focus on a short stretch just outside of Margaretville, This section of the trail features moderate hiking and spectacular views. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 09:07 AM

Catch Of The Day

PEPACTON RESERVOIR TROPHY — Harold “Skip” Alger of Sidney caught the heaviest trout so far this year on June 9 using a sawbelly for bait. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 09:07 AM

Margaretville saddling up Pony League baseball team

Kids ages 13-15 have opportunity for summer play

For the first time, Margaretville will field a Pony League baseball team this summer. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 09:46 AM

453 racers took part in 20th Delhi Covered Bridge Run

Delhi — It was a beautiful cloudy morning for the 20th Annual Delhi Covered Bridge Run last Saturday. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 09:46 AM

Hancock stops Lady Rockets’ quest for sectional title

Magical season ends at hands of powerhouse

There are moments in a softball contest that can dictate the direction of a game. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 08:19 AM

ACS students honored at athletic banquet

Andes — Andes Central School held its athletic banquet on Thursday, May 28.  The Boys Varsity Soccer Outstanding Performance Award, in memory of Gladys Tuttle, was won by Torin Bacon.  The varsity golf award for the most improved play More...

Posted 6/3/2015 08:19 AM

Bird In Hand

HUNTING SUCCESS — Ryne Perry (right), 18, of Shokan is an avid hunter and fisherman is currently home on break from the University of Pittsburgh. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 10:22 AM

Fish and Game Assn. hosted black powder shoot

The weather couldn’t have been nicer on Saturday, April 26 for The Upper Esopus Fish and Game Association’s first muzzleloader “Blanket Shoot” of the year. All rifles and pistols had to be muzzleloaders with iron sights. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 10:22 AM

RCS rolls to softball Crossover Championship

Rockets post 12-3 victory over Wildcats

Staff report  More...

Posted 5/21/2015 01:45 PM

Fleischmanns planning busy activity week

From Shape Note Singing to Peter Schickele, members of the Fleischmanns Business Alliance (FAB) and Fleischmanns First aren’t waiting for summer to pull people off of Route 28 and into the business community. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

Hunting Tips

NEWS COLUMNISTS “HARVESTS” GOBBLER — Bob Beyfuss, better known to Catskill Mountain News readers as the author of the popular column, “Gardening Tips”, shot this nice go More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

Blue Devils take 3 of 4 tennis matches

May 7 results Margaretville defeated Davenport, 4-3 1S: Yair Sanchez (M) d. Lindsey Zeisler (D), 9-5 2S: Riley Ancona (M) d. Bryce Kohout (D), 11-10 (7-1) 3S: Nathan Backus (D) d. Ian Todd (M), 9-7 4S: Rhiannon Kearns (M) d. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

MCS baseball team has its ups and downs this week

Baseball improvement sometimes comes in fits and starts. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

RCS baseball teams plays its last games for this season

Baseball can be a funny game. Monday, Roxbury’s Rockets played an impressive error free baseball game with sophomore pitcher Ryan Howell throwing an efficient complete game using only 80 pitches. More...

Posted 5/12/2015 07:00 PM

Four interpretative signs installed on Andes Rail Trail

Parks & Trails grant funding Andes project

Andes — The Catskill Mountain Club (CMC) installed four new interpretive signs on the Andes Rail Trail recently, thanks to a grant from Parks and Trails NY. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

Doubling Up

FIRST TURKEY — Anthony Piacquadio, 13, of Margaretville, hunting with his father, Jerry Fronckowiak, shot his first turkey on opening day. The bird was a double-bearded jake. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

Delaware League tennis action heating up

April 30 results Stamford def. Roxbury, 6-1 1S: Julia Adams (S) d. Nick Dorrance (R), 0-9 2S: K.C. Rockwell (S) d. Jennifer Blunt (R), 0-9 3S: Jeff Sweezey (S) d. Isabel Batista (R), 0-9 4S: Makayla Swart (S) d. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

Hook, Line & Sinker: May 6, 2015

What a beautiful weekend, spring has finally arrived. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

First Turkey

FIRST TURKEY — Anthony Piacquadio, 13, of Margaretville, hunting with his father, Jerry Fronckowiak, shot his first turkey on opening day. The bird was a double-bearded jake. More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

RCS girls still playing strong

CRASH COURSE — Cassidy Kadow of RCS slides safely in with a steal of second as the Downsville second baseman can’t handle the throw in action on Friday at Roxbury.— Photos by Dick Sa More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

NYPA reopens reservoirs for recreational boating use

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has opened the lower and upper reservoirs for the season to recreational boating at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant. More...

Posted 4/28/2015 07:00 PM