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 this Saturday and Sunday, as well as 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 Sunday
Oneonta State’s softball team will host a winter clinic for girls ages 10-and-older from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-432-7485.
Gun show March 2
The Midstate Arms Collectors will hold a gun show at the Oneonta Holiday Inn from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2. Admission is $2.
Sixty dealers will be showing arms and military relics from before the Revolutionary War to the present. Some will pay cash for old guns, swords and military items. All federal and state firearms laws will be observed.
Laurens tourneys March 7-8
The Laurens Booster Club will host two 3-on-3 basketball tournaments March 7-8.
An adult tournament will begin at 6 p.m. March 7, with the fifth annual student tournament to follow at 9 a.m. Saturday. Laurens Central will host both tournaments.
Adults will have men’s and women’s divisions for ages 18-29 and 30-and-over. Student divisions are grades 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
Pre-registration costs $40 per team. Walk-in registration costs $50 per team.
Registration materials, waivers, rules and more information are available online at laurenscs.org.
The concession stand will be open during both tournaments, which serve as fundraisers for athletes to attend summer sports camps.
To pre-register or for more information, call Will Weir at 607-433-2786 or email him at email@example.com.
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.