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August 12, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

The Daily Star

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Bainbridge-Guilford will hold its fall meeting for varsity sports at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school auditorium.

All necessary paperwork for participation in varsity cheerleading, football, golf, boys soccer, girls soccer and volleyball will be provided at this meeting.

For more information, email Greg Warren at

Edmeston parents to meet

Edmeston Central will hold its Fall Sports Parent Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria.

For more information, email Mike Clark at

Section Four meetings set

Section Four will host its 2013 Fall Sports Rules Interpretation Meetings on the following dates:

Thursday: Football at Binghamton High, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday: Soccer (boys & girls) at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, 7 p.m.

Aug. 19: Field hockey at Harpursville High, 6 p.m.

Aug. 20: Soccer (boys & girls) at Oneonta State’s Morris Conference Center, 7 p.m.

Aug. 20: Girls swimming at Owego Free Academy, 7 p.m.

Aug. 22: Soccer (boys & girls) at Tompkins Cortland CC in Dryden, 7 p.m.

Aug. 26: Soccer (boys & girls) at Seton Catholic Central, 7 p.m.

Aug. 27: Cross country at Chenango Valley High, 2 p.m.

Section Four coaches at all levels of these sports are encouraged to attend.

Youth fishing derby Aug. 17

The Oneonta City Recreation Department and the Susquehanna Bass Association will host the City of Oneonta’s 56th annual Fishing Derby at 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Hodges Pond in Neahwa Park.

The derby is a free catch-and-release competition open to youths ages 5-15. All participants must provide their own poles, bait/lures and a clean bucket.

Parents/guardians must complete a registration/release form for their children to be eligible to participate in the derby.

Parents may pre-register their children for the derby at the recreation office during regular business hours. Event-day registrations will be accepted from 3-3:45 p.m.

The Bass Association also will host activities during the sign-in/registration period. The derby will last for one hour. An awards ceremony will follow.

For more information, call the recreation office at 607-432-0680.

Polar Bear 5K is Aug. 17

The Goodyear Lake Polar Bears will sponsor a 5-kilometer run/walk on Aug. 17 at Krol Field on Lakeshore Drive South, which is off Route 35 in Maryland.

Registration will run from 9-10 a.m. The race will start at 10:15 a.m.

Entry fee is $20. Proceeds will benefit the Polar Bear Jump Fund, an organization dedicated to helping children, individuals and organizations in need.

The Polar Bear Run is part of the Goodyear Lake Festival, celebrating the 106th anniversary of Collier’s Dam and the creation of Goodyear Lake.

For more information, call Melissa at 607-286-9879.

Milford athletes to report Aug. 19

Milford Central students in grades 7-12 who are interested in playing soccer this fall should report to the nurse’s office with sports contracts and proof of physical Aug. 19.

Girls varsity soccer players should report at 7 a.m., followed by boys varsity soccer players at 7:30 a.m., and modified boys and girls at 8 a.m.

The first practices for modified boys and girls soccer will start on a date to be determined.

For more information, call Frank Spurchise at 607-286-9219.

OHS to start practice Aug. 19

The following is a list of start dates for Oneonta High fall sports programs:

Varsity/JV football: 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at OHS (equipment pick-up, 6 p.m. Aug. 16).

Varsity/JV boys soccer: 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at OHS.

Varsity/JV girls soccer: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at OHS.

Varsity/JV cross country: 9 a.m. Aug. 20 at OHS.

Varsity swimming: TBA.

Varsity volleyball: 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at OHS.

JV volleyball: Noon Aug. 19 at OHS.

Modified football: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at OHS.

Modified boys soccer: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at OHS.

Modified girls soccer: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at OHS.

Modified swimming: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at OHS.

Modified volleyball: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Oneonta Middle.

Athletes must bring a completed health-history questionnaire and an updated physical to participate.

For more information, call 607-433-8251.

Unatego practices open Aug. 19

Unatego will start varsity practices for the fall sports season Aug. 19.

Varsity football will practice from 8 a.m.-noon at Unatego, which also will host the opening practices for varsity girls soccer (8-11 a.m.) and varsity volleyball (9-11 a.m.).

The first varsity boys soccer practice will run from 8-11 a.m. at Otego Elementary.

Modified practices start Aug. 26, with boys soccer from 3-5 p.m. at Unadilla Elementary; volleyball from 4-7 p.m. at Unatego; girls soccer from 5-7 p.m. at Otego Elementary; and football from 5-7:30 p.m. at Unatego.

For more information, email Matt Hafele at

Atchinson Cup set for Aug. 24-25

The Oneonta Country Club will host the Otsego County Amateur Golf Tournament from Aug. 24-25.

Known as the Atchinson Cup, the Otsego County Amateur is a 36-hole competition featuring championship and net flights that will be determined by handicaps.

There will be 10 players per flight for the tournament, which is open to all Otsego County residents and non-residents who are members of Otsego County golf courses.

Entry fee is $60.

For more information, call OCC head golf professional Matthew Schulte at 607-432-8950, ext. 2.

Youth football sign-ups Aug. 26

Oneonta Youth Football will hold sign-ups, check-in and equipment distribution Aug. 26 at the 6th Ward Booster Club Field on Scramling Ave., which is across from the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club.

Sign-ups and check-ins for players ages 8-10 will run from 5:15-6:15 p.m., followed by the same for players ages 11-12 from 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Players must be age 8 by Dec. 1 and cannot turn 13 before Sept. 1 to participate. Twelve-year-olds in grades 7 or higher are not eligible.

A copy of each player’s birth certificate and a $25 insurance fee is required. For more information, call Jason Neer at 607-353-7130.

Golf tournament set for Aug. 28

The fourth annual NOT Going Back-to-School Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Otsego and Delaware County Retired Teachers’ Associations, will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Aug. 28 at Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens.

Cost to enter the captain-and-crew tournament is $40 and includes 18 holes, cart, prizes and a Brooks’ House of BBQ lunch. Cost for Colonial Ridge members is $30. Non-golfers may have lunch for $12.

The tournament is limited to the first 18 teams that register. Golfers may enter as individuals and will be placed on teams.

For more information, call Rebeca Byam at 607-432-3509 or email by Aug. 18.

Checks should be made out to Colonial Ridge Golf and mailed to Byam at 247 County Highway 58, Oneonta, NY 13829.