The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY - otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports

Local News -

July 26, 2012

Sport Tech going out of business

Oneonta store has been downtown fixture since 1984

ONEONTA — Sport Tech, in Oneonta since 1984, is closing permanently, the sporting goods store owners said today.

Ed and Cameron Lorenz , with Bob and Nancy Scanlon, partners in the specialty shop at 166 Main St., said in a news release that a going out of business sale will start immediately.

Both couples said they plan to stay in the area and are excited about exploring other career paths, a media release said, and plans are under way for possible continuation of their bicycle business.

Sport Tech sold top-of-the line equipment, shoes, clothing and accessories for people with active lifestyles in a range of individual and team sports, its website said.

Customers are encouraged to use gift cards and store credits before the store closes, the release said.

The closing of Sport Tech is a ``major loss,’’ Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller said this morning.

Sport Tech has been not only a significant presence on Main Street downtown but also a flagship operation because of its size and inventory of upscale merchandize, he said.

With changes in the industry, particularly skiing, Miller said, he understood the partners’ decisions to close. The pending arrival of Dick’s Sporting Good at Southside Mall later this year may have hastened their decision but wasn’t the ``ultimate reason,’’ he said.

Miller said he is optimistic about possibilities for the bicycle business, and the city is offering assistance, adding that Sport Tech’s owners have contributed not only to the business community but also to the local culture and community.

``We have to thank the Scanlons and the Lorenzes,’’ Miller said.

Sport Tech formed when Charlie Faulds, Ed Lorenz and Nancy and Bob Scanlon bought Jim Konstanty sporting Goods on Sept. 17, 1984. Cameron Lorenz became the fourth partner after Faulds died in 1988.

Sport Tech won the Otsego County Chamber Small Business of the Year award in 2001 and the Future for Oneonta Foundation’s Business of the year in 2009.

Sport Tech has employed more than 40 people, ages 14-20, who contributed their youth and energy to the store, a media release said, and the owners thanked hundreds of loyal customers who supported them.

Sport Tech has had long partnerships with Oneonta Youth Soccer, The Pit Run, Hartwick College athletics and the track and cross country program at the State University College at Oneonta, the release said.


Text Only
Local News
  • Week in Review: Council parts ways with city manager

    This weekend feature offers a recap of the week's top local stories:

    April 5, 2014

  • Killer David Dart to go before parole board in May

    Though rejected for parole less than two months ago, convicted killer David Dart, serving 25 years to life in prison for the September 1989 knifing murder of 18-year-old Gillian Gibbons in Oneonta, will get another crack at release in May.

    March 22, 2014

  • Clarification

    March 12, 2014 1 Story

  • Developers make plans for four Southside projects

    A Buffalo Wild Wings is proposed to open this year on Oneonta's Southside, which also is the site of two other pending developments, the town supervisors said Monday.

    February 25, 2014

  • Police: Motoristfound dead

    Authorities are hoping an autopsy scheduled for today will explain the mysterious death of a Schoharie County man whose body was found in his parked, running car over the weekend.

    February 12, 2014

  • Two face charges in no-knock heroin raid

    Authorities executed a no-knock search warrant at an Elm Street apartment and arrested two women on heroin possession charges, Oneonta police said Thursday.

    February 7, 2014

  • Oneonta police: 3 youths suspected of vandalism

    The city of Oneonta Police Department has identified three suspects, all younger than 16, in the damage and arson to the Doc Knapp Field on Jan. 18, according to a media release from police.

    January 21, 2014

  • Assailant assaulted former girlfriend while their son, 7, watched, police say

    William H. Danielson, now a murder defendant, allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend while she was putting their 7-year-old son into a vehicle early Friday morning, according to Chenango County law enforcement officials.

    December 31, 2013

  • Obama: Inequality is a major challenge

    December 5, 2013

  • County officials object to logos on SAFE Act website

    New York's new gun control law has hit another thicket of controversy, with three local sheriffs saying Monday they don't want their county's seals or logos used in a state website being designed for pistol permit recertification.

    December 3, 2013

  • Ithaca College student killed in Cobleskill crash

    December 3, 2013

  • Correction

    The address of a digital billboard was incorrect on a photo caption on Page 1 of Tuesday's Daily Star. The billboard is near I-88.

    November 29, 2013

  • Rodney H. Ingalls

    HARTWICK SEMINARY -- Rodney H. Ingalls died Nov. 19, 2013, at the age of 94. He lived a long and exemplary life.

    November 27, 2013

  • Remembering Remy in Milford

    November 27, 2013

  • American failure

    The campaign, on the St. Lawrence, from which so much has long, confidently, and reasonably expected, has ended far short of its object. ... The main army has taken post near St. Regis, for the winter; and ... the division under General Hampton is hutting on the Saranac.

    November 27, 2013

  • Capital projects and audits and Redskins, oh my...

    We are happy to report that we did indeed have a meeting with both the Superintendent of Schools and the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at CCS to discuss our questions and concerns about the proposed capital project. Plus we also had the opportunity to chat with the Business Manager regarding funding for the project. And for the most part we feel we now know more about the project although we still find ourselves musing about it.

    November 27, 2013

  • Championship fever in Milford goes beyond Remy title

    For Milford's boys, the Anton Remy Jr. Tournament title is only the beginning. "We want to win the Tri-Valley title and the Section Four title," junior point guard Will Ward said Saturday after the Wildcats took apart Franklin, 52-25, in the Remy finals.

    November 27, 2013

  • Much to love about walls

    November 27, 2013

  • Volleyball team hopes to spike competition

    Cooperstown has gotten used to volleyball success under Rich Jantzi, and it looks like CCS will prove themselves on the court again this year.

    November 27, 2013

  • Wishing we would fall out of falling back

    We all turned back our clocks on Sunday, Nov. 3 for Daylight Savings Time. But do you know why we do this?

    November 27, 2013

New Today!
Additional Content

Are your taxes going to be done on time?

Yes, they're all finished
I should make it in under the wire
No, I'm late
No, I'm filing an extension
I'm not filing a tax return
     View Results