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January 31, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

Hall adds senior VP to staff

Jeffrey J. Jones has joined the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown as senior vice president of finance and administration, effective Jan. 15.

Jones replaces Bill Haase, who retired in December following 13 years with the museum.

Jones, who has worked with regional not-for-profit organizations for nearly three decades, had been the chief financial officer and associate executive director for the University at Albany Foundation.

Oswego State graduate Jones also served as CFO for Bellevue Women’s Hospital and Amsterdam Memorial Hospital. He began his career in 1986 working for Coopers & Lybrand in the Albany office.

Jones’ will be responsible for all financial and administrative duties for the Hall, including building operations, human resources, accounting and finance.

Youth wrestlers picked for nationals

Nine members from the Gladiators School of Wrestling Club, a private club in Bainbridge, have been selected to represent New York during the National United Wrestling Association for Youth Duals next month.

Trevor Thayer (Otego, 46 pounds), Max Morris (Norwich, 55) and TJ O’Connor (Otego, 64) will compete in the 8-and-under division for the National New York Wrestling Association of Youth State Team during the NUWAY National Duals, which run Feb. 15-17 at the University of Ohio.

Troy Spratley (Bainbridge, 70), Joseph Marvin (Norwich, 75) and Tyler Rice (Norwich, 105) will wrestle in the 10-and-under division; Dante Geislinger (Norwich, 65) and Elijah Rodriguez (Norwich, 80) will compete in the 12-and-under division; and Alexis Thayer (Otego, 60) will be in the all-girl 14-and-under division.

Additionally, Gladiators head coach Stephen Spratley will be an assistant on the 8-and-under coaching staff.

To help cover travel costs, the Gladiators will hold a bottle-and-can drive and a bake sale Feb. 9 at Kmart in Sidney and Walmart in Norwich. Donations also will be accepted.

For more information, call Deann Washer at 607-895-6434 or Jennifer Rice at 607-244-9881.

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