The Daily Star
---- — Area man wins Crappie Derby
Oneonta resident Brian McMullen won the New York State Crappie Derby, which took place Saturday in Whitney Point.
McMullen won more than $1,000 of the $14,000-plus purse with a 12 1/4-inch catch, which matched crappies reeled in by Michael Townsend of Willet and Gary Billins of Marathon. As the first person to catch a 12 1/4-inch crappie, McMullen won the tiebreaker for the top prize.
Kole Schnierderl of Vestal caught the biggest fish overall, a 25 3/4-inch walleye. Chris Carle of Swedesboro, N.J., was a close second with a 23 3/4-inch fish that marked the largest northern pike/pickerel.
Brooklyn’s Joshua Ramzie earned “biggest fish” honors in two categories, with an 18 3/4-inch carp/sucker and a 15 1/4-inch bullhead. Lisle’s David Glezen rounded out the top winners with the biggest perch (13 5/8 inches).
McMullen also earned one of the 28 special prizes awarded for catching the biggest crappie every 15 minutes, as did local anglers Anthony Rotolo of Oneonta, Jim Heath of Laurens and Remington Parkman of Afton.
The derby drew 1,158 registered anglers and had a total attendance of 3,500.
Youth conditioning program set
The Oneonta Family YMCA will host a sports conditioning program for youths ages 11-14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 1.
Registration is required for the program, which runs from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Center Street School gymnasium. The program will not run during breaks for Oneonta High or Oneonta State.
A one-time application fee of $20 is also required. To sign up or for more information, visit the Oneonta Family YMCA or call 607-432-0010.
Pitching camp continues Sunday
The Oneonta Pitching Camp for softball players ages 8-18 continues Sundays through March 2 at the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club.
Session I is for advanced pitchers and runs from 1:30-3:30 p.m. To qualify, pitchers must know the fundamentals and mechanics of windmill pitching. The cost is $210.
Session II is for intermediate and beginning pitchers. It runs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and costs $90.
The camp is run by John Seedborg and Oneonta High softball coach Randy Brockway.
For more information, call Seedborg at 607-765-6837 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soccer camp starts Feb. 17
Hartwick College will host its Jr. Hawks Winter Indoor Soccer Camp from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17-21.
The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-12 and costs $20 per day per camper.
For a registration form or more information, call Matt Verni at 607-431-4728 or email him at email@example.com.
Hunter education course set
The Pindars Corners Fire Department in West Davenport will host a free hunter education gun course for ages 11 and older from 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 18-20.
Class size is limited to 30 people. Participants should bring a snack or supper. For more information or to register, call Losie’s Gun Shop at 607-432-6452.
Hall to offer overnights
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will offer its Extra Innings Overnights program beginning in February.
The program features a sleepover in the Hall’s Plaque Gallery for children ages 7-12 and their parents/guardians. It is open to museum members and youth groups.
Cost is $49.95 per person and includes after-hours access to the Hall’s public areas, hands-on programs throughout the museum, a late-night snack, a movie in the Bullpen Theater and a light breakfast the following morning. All junior participants will receive a Hall of Fame knapsack and mementos.
The program will run Feb. 22-23 and March 22-23 for youth groups only. It also will run March 1-2 and April 5 for members only.
Space is limited. For more information or to register, call the Hall’s education department at 607-547-0313.
O-State softball clinic Feb. 23
Oneonta State’s softball team will host a winter clinic for girls ages 10-and-older from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Alumni Field House.
Cost is $45 and pre-registration is highly recommended.
For more information, call O-State coach Sara Headley at 607-436-3590 or email Sara.Headley@oneonta.edu.
State wrestling tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships, which run Feb. 28-March 1 at the Times Union Center in Albany.
Session 1 starts at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 28 with the Parade of Champions and will be followed by preliminaries from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Quarterfinals follow from 2-4 p.m., with wrestlebacks slated for 4-8 p.m.
Session 2 starts at 9:30 a.m. March 1 with special awards, followed by semifinals and wrestlebacks from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More wrestlebacks and consolation semifinals will run from 12:30-2 p.m., with consolation finals set for 2-3:30 p.m.
Session 3 starts at 6 p.m. March 1 and features Division I and Division II championship matches on two mats. Finals will be broadcast live by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel for the second straight year.
Three-session tickets cost $38 for premium seating at the finals or $33 for non-premium seating. Single-session tickets cost $12 each.
Tickets are on sale at the Times Union Center box office and select Walmart locations. Tickets also may be charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit the website www.nysphsaa.org.
Basketball tourney starts Feb. 28
The inaugural Roland A. Beers Memorial Basketball Tournament will run Feb. 28-March 1 at Walton Central.
The tournament will feature three six-team divisions, for players in grades 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10.
Games will be two 20-minute halves of running time. Regular time will be kept for the final minute of close games. Overtime periods, if needed, will last for two minutes.
Cost is $150 per team. Entry deadline is Friday.
The tournament raises money for the Roland A. Beers Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will benefit a Walton senior looking to pursue secondary education in criminal justice. Last year, the fund awarded three scholarships totaling $2,400.
For more information, call William Beers at 607-865-4730.
Youth soccer registration open
Registration is open for the Oneonta Youth Soccer Association Spring Recreation League.
Youths in grades K-3 who live in the Oneonta City School District are eligible to play.
Children who play for the Oneonta Soccer Club are not eligible.
Players must register by March 1. For more information or a registration form, email Bonnie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soccer refs to meet March 2
The Oneonta/USSF Soccer Referee Association will hold an interest meeting for those who would like to referee youth travel soccer from 2-3:30 p.m. March 2 in Oneonta.
Pre-registration is required to attend. To pre-register, email Geoff Davis at email@example.com or call 607-432-7485.
State basketball tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale for the 37th New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Championships, which run March 14-16 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Tickets cost $10 per session or $50 for all sessions. Advanced tickets cost $8 apiece for the first 1,000 sold before March 1. Fans also may purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $50 before March 1, but this package is limited to 250.
Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office, by phone at 855-432-2849 or online at www.GlensFallsCC.com or www.ticketleap.com.
The schedule is as follows:
March 14: Class D semifinals, 10 and 11:45 a.m.; Class C semifinals, 1:30 and 5 p.m.; Class B semifinals, 6:45 and 8:30 p.m.
March 15: Class A semifinals, 9 and 10:45 a.m.; Class AA semifinals, 12:30 and 2:15 p.m.; Class D championship, 5:30 p.m.; Class C championship, 7:15 p.m.; Class B championship, 9 p.m.
March 16: Class A championship, 1:30 p.m.; Class AA championship, 3:15 p.m.
For more information, visit the website www.nysphsaa.org.
Milford to host tournaments
Milford Central will host its fifth annual March Madness Basketball Tournaments on March 14-15.
On March 14, varsity and junior varsity boys and girls basketball players will form a co-ed team to play Milford staff members and adult relatives at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature a shooting contest open to all in attendance. Adult relatives who wish to play may sign up by calling Brenda Lang at 607‐286‐3349.
On March 15, the Wildcats will host 3-on-3 tournaments for youths and adults beginning at 11 a.m.
Doors open at 10 a.m. March 15 for the double-elimination tournaments, which will have male and female divisions for players in grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and adults. Skilled players may compete at the next level, but those in higher grade may not play down.
Pre-registration (before March 13) costs $40 per team and may be paid by cash or check. After March 13, the cost to register is $50 per team. Those who register on the day of the event must arrive by 10 a.m. March 15.
Teams must have a minimum of three players and a maximum of four. Waiver forms must be completed, signed by a parent or guardian and submitted the day of the tournaments for each player younger than 18. Waiver and entry forms are available at Milford Central’s main office, online at www.milfordcentral.org or by emailing Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register or for more information, call Lang at 607‐286‐3349 or visit the website www.milfordeducationfoundation.org.
SUNY Delhi sets pool schedule
SUNY Delhi’s pool hours through March 16 are as follows:
Monday-Friday: Lap swim 7-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: Open swim 8-10 p.m.
Friday: Open swim: 7-9 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Open swim, 1-5 p.m.
The pool will be closed for mid-winter break from Feb. 21-March 2.
Registration for spring swim lessons run from 9 a.m.-noon March 15.
Waterfront Lifeguard Training class will run from March 19-May 7. Cost is $270.
For more information, visit the website www.delhi.edu.
Golf leagues start soon
Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens is accepting sign-ups for 2014 league play.
Leagues will meet on the following dates:
March 25: Tuesday PM Men, 5:30 p.m.
March 26: Wednesday PM Men, 5:30 p.m.
April 24: Thursday PM Men, 5 p.m.
April 26: Friday PM Couples, 5 p.m.
April 28: Monday AM Ladies, 8:30 a.m.; Monday PM Ladies, 5:30 p.m.
April 29: Tuesday AM Men, 9 a.m..
May 1: Thursday AM Seniors, 8:30 a.m.
Colonial Ridge Golf also will host several tournaments this year.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Outlaws to host pro wrestling
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will headline the Oneonta Outlaws’ Rumble on the Mound, a professional wrestling fundraiser slated for 2 p.m. May 3 at Damaschke Field in Oneonta.
The best-selling author and winner of 17 wrestling championships in his lengthy career, Foley will host the event to benefit the defending New York Collegiate Baseball League champion Outlaws.
The Honky Tonk Man, Johnny Valiant and Steve Corino also are scheduled to appear. The rumble also features a 12-man battle royal.
Tickets start at $10 and are on sale at Damaschke Field, online at www.outlawsrumble.eventbee.com or by calling 607-432-6326.
For more information, call 607-432-6326 or visit the website www.oneontaoutlaws.com.
Unadilla MX announces schedule
Unadilla MX in New Berlin will celebrate its 45th anniversary with the following events in 2014.
May 10-11: Loretta Lynn’s MX area qualifier.
May 11: District 3 MX.
May 30-June 1: MX Rewind Vintage MX Weekend.
June 22: District 3 MX.
July 11-13: ATV National Weekend.
Aug. 8-10: Pro National MX Weekend.
Sept. 6-7: Grand National Cross Country.
For more information, call Unadilla MX at 607-965-8450, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.unadillamx.com.