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February 6, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

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.

Bring a girl to O-State game

The Oneonta State women’s basketball team will host its “Bring a girl to the game” at 6 p.m. Friday, when the Red Dragons host Fredonia in SUNY Athletic Conference play.

Girls will have an opportunity to meet the team after the game.

All Red Dragon girls basketball campers who respond by Tuesday will receive a coupon toward the camp. For more information, call O-State coach Daphne Thompson at 607-436-2360 or email her at

Crappie Derby set for Saturday

The Almost-Annual New York State Crappie Derby will run Saturday in Whitney Point.

Entry fee is $2 for ages 13-and-older and free for those 12-and-younger.

Free parking is available at Dorchester Park in Whitney Point as well as the Kiebel Road extension on the west side of Whitney Point Lake.

The last Crappie Derby took place in 2011 and drew roughly 2,000 anglers and an additional 3,500 spectators. The 2011 purse was approximately $13,500.

For more information, call derby coordinator Dave Hughes at 607-692-3263, email or visit the website

OTC to host fundraiser

The Oneonta Tennis Center will host a fundraiser for the Oneonta State men’s and women’s tennis teams on Saturday and Sunday.

The fundraiser will consist of men’s and women’s doubles events. Eight men and eight women will play the O-State varsity tandems.

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