Adult baseball league seeks players
The Leatherstocking Baseball League is seeking players for its 2013 season.
Games run from late May through early August in Oneonta, Cooperstown, Milford and Laurens. The league is open to players of all skill levels ages 22 and older.
For more information, call Gary Pochkar at 607-397-8633.
Junior golf clinics set
Catskill Mountains Junior Golf will offer junior golf programs at the Meadows Golf Center in Margaretville and Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin this year.
The courses will host junior golf clinic days, a championship day and a parent/junior tournament in July. The main program will be followed by a season-ending banquet and awards day at Mine Kill State Park in North Blenheim.
The program is open to youths ages 5-17 and focuses on learning how to play, rules, etiquette and proper dress, among other things.
For more information, visit the website www.catskillmountainsjuniorgolf.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outlaws seeking host families
The Oneonta Outlaws are seeking families to host one or more players this summer.
Each host family will receive $300 per player, which will be paid by the Outlaws upon arrival. Host families also will receive a $100 voucher per player. Vouchers may be used to buy food and/or souvenirs at Damaschke Field.
The compensation package also includes one family season pass, which includes admission to all home games during the regular season and playoffs.
For more information, call Outlaws general manager Steve Pindar at 607-432-6326 (office) or 607-437-8779 (cell), or email email@example.com.
UVSC schedule continues May 31
The Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin will host the following events this season:
May 31-June 2: Loretta Lynn’s NE Youth Regional.
June 14-16: MX Rewind Vintage Weekend.
July 12-14: ATV National Weekend.
Aug. 9-11: Pro National MX Weekend.
Sept. 7-8: Grand National Cross Country.
For more information, call 607-965-8450, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website unadillamx.com.
MX Rewind set for June 14-16
Unadilla Motocross in New Berlin will host the second MX Rewind weekend June 14-16.
MX Rewind will feature vintage and post-vintage cross country and motocross racing, appearances by motocross legends, a swap meet and bike shows, among other events.
For more information, call 607-965-8450 or visit the website www.mxrewind.com.
Youth soccer camps start in June
The Headwaters Soccer Club is accepting registrations for its 2013 summer camps.
Seven camps will be held for boys and girls ages 7-17, including team camps.
Cost is $60 per camper per week. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and a water bottle.
The camps run from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday on the following dates:
June 24-28: at Otego American Legion Post 1555.
July 1-5: at Worcester Central.
July 8-12: at Mine Kill State Park.
July 15-19: at Mine Kill State Park.
July 22-26: at Edmeston Central.
July 29-Aug. 2: at Mine Kill State Park.
Aug. 5-9: at Oneonta State.
For a camp registration and information on bus transportation, call The New York Power Authority at 1-800-724-0309 or visit the website headwaterssoccer.com.
Bowhunter course June 26-27
The Davenport Fire Department will host a NYS Bowhunter Education Course from 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 26-27.
Class size is limited to 40 students.
To register, call Losie’s Gun Shop at 607-432-9266.
O-State to host wrestling camp
Oneonta State will host Ken Chertow Wrestling’s Gold Medal Training Camp from July 12-15.
The camp is for wrestlers of all skill levels and ages. Group discounts are available.
The camp is also seeking a nurse to provide healthcare. In exchange for this service, the nurse may choose a wrestler to attend the camp for free. Nurse candidates also have the option of discussing wages and discounts instead.
For more information, call 814-466-3466 or visit the website www.kenchertow.com.
BASE Race set for Aug. 11
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown will host the second annual BASE Race on Aug. 11.
The event features a competitive 10-kilometer race at 8 a.m. and a family-style 5K run at 8:15 a.m. Both events start and finish at the CSC.
Registration is $25 for adults and $50 for families until race day, when registration will be $40 for individuals and $65 for families.
Proceeds support outreach for the “Be A Superior Example” program, which promotes the concepts of healthy lifestyle choices by educating students about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances.
Registration is underway online at www.baseballhall.org/BASERace and www.clarksportscenter.com.
The Hall also will hold a pre-race gathering for runners Aug. 10. Details will be released later this spring.
For more information, call the Hall at 607-547-0397 or the CSC at 607-547-2800.
Gun shows continue in August
The Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club will host gun and knife shows from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following dates.
Aug. 11: Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market at Unadilla Rod & Gun Club (free admission)
Oct. 13: Lisle Gun Show at Lisle Fire Co. ($3 admission)
Nov. 3: Oneonta Gun Show at Holiday Inn ($2 admission)
Table reservations cost $15 and must be paid by cash in advance.
For more information, call 607-748-1010.
Hall accepting O’Neil nominations
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is accepting nominations for the Buck O’Neil Award, which will be presented next in 2014.
The award honors individuals who have enhanced baseball’s positive impact on society, broadened the game’s appeal, and whose character, integrity and dignity are comparable to the qualities exhibited by O’Neil. The Hall created the award in 2007 to honor former Negro leaguer O’Neil, who spent eight decades in baseball. O’Neil received the first award in 2008.
The Hall’s Board of Directors present the award no more than once every three years. Longtime baseball executive Roland Hemond, now Special Assistant to the President and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, won in 2011.
Nominations must be submitted in writing and should detail how the proposed candidate carries O’Neil’s extraordinary traits. Nominations are open from the general public, at any time, and may be submitted to: Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Only submissions received by mail will be considered.