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January 14, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

Crappie Derby set for Jan. 25

The Almost-Annual New York State Crappie Derby is scheduled for Jan. 25 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 purse that year was approximately $13,500.

For more information, call derby coordinator Dave Hughes at 607-692-3263, email nyscrappiederby@aol.com or visit the website www.crappiederby.com.

OTC to host winter events

The Oneonta Tennis Club will host the following events in 2014.

Doubles qualifiers (Jan. 25): Top eight in each division (men’s & women’s) will compete in the tournament, three sets with three different partners. Top four in each division will then team up for semifinals and finals. No fee for those in all-inclusive membership category. For others, cost is $20 for the qualifiers and $40 for the tournament.

O-State tennis fundraiser (Feb. 8-9): Fundraiser tournament for Oneonta State’s varsity tennis teams.

Local umpires to meet

Local chapters of the Schohanna Board of Baseball/Softball Umpires, Inc., will hold their first business meeting of the season at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at Lecture Hall 5 in Oneonta State’s Hodgdon Instructional Resource Center.

Anyone interested in becoming an umpire for the upcoming high school/summer seasons should attend. Classes start Feb. 5 for baseball and Feb. 6 for softball.

For more information, call 607-287-3537 or visit the website www.schohannaumpires.org.

Pitching camp starts Jan. 26

The Oneonta Pitching Camp for softball players ages 8-18 will start Jan. 26 at the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club.

The camp will run consecutive Sundays, starting Jan. 26 and ending March 2.

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.

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