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March 7, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — G-MU grad wins snocross event

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Corin Todd earned a division sweep during rounds 11 and 12 of the Feb. 21-22 AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Otego resident Todd, who will turn 21 on March 18, swept his Pro Lite #1 heats en route to 45 points and his third main event victory in as many tour stops. He also earned 30 points in the Pro Lite #2 event.

Todd has amassed 431 points and stands second through 12 rounds. He trails Andrew Carlson of Big Lake, Minn., by 11 points.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast Round 11 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and Round 12 at 10:30 a.m. March 16.

Todd and his Leighton Motorsports team will compete in rounds 13 and 14 today and Saturday at the Buffalo River Race Park, which is just outside of Fargo, N.D. Free live streaming is available online at

Oneonta girls take second

Oneonta residents Caitlyn Bhend, Samantha Ficano, Remy Kane and Sevran Kane placed second in the team routine during the Adirondack Synchronized Swimming Invitational hosted by Hartwick College on March 2.

Sevran Kane also placed seventh in the individual figure competition.

The Oneonta Aqua Danse club members competed in the 13-and-over intermediate age-group, along with clubs from Binghamton and Albany.

WCDO to cover quarterfinals

WCDO in Sidney will air three high school basketball state quarterfinals from Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena on Saturday.

WCDO will cover the Class D girls quarterfinal between Franklin and Hamilton at noon Saturday, followed by the Class D boys quarterfinal between Davenport and New York Mills at 1:45 p.m. The radio station also will carry the 5:30 p.m. Class C girls quarterfinal between Harpursville and Little Falls.

The games will be broadcast on 100.9 FM, 1490 AM and via Internet streaming. To stream audio to computers or mobile devices, visit the website and click the “Sports On Demand” logo.

HOF Classic tickets on sale

Tickets for the sixth Baseball Hall of Fame Classic are on sale.

Six National Baseball Hall of Famers and more than two dozen former major leaguers will take part in the seven-inning exhibition game, which is slated for May 24 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

The day will open with the Cooperstown Main Street Game Day Parade at noon, followed by a pre-game hitting contest at 1 p.m. First pitch is slated for 2:05 p.m.

Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith return as team captains and managers. They will be joined by Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Rollie Fingers, along with two Hall of Famers to be announced. Rosters will be announced in April.

Tickets are available via phone at 1-877-726-9028 or online at Tickets cost $12.50 for first- and third-base seats and $11 for general admission outfield seats.

The Hall’s Night at the Museum program will follow at 7 p.m. as Hall of Famers and former players will greet fans throughout the museum.

The Hall also will host a golf outing featuring Hall of Fame members at the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown. A limited number of spots available for golfers. For more information, call 607-547-0310.

Hall of Fame Classic Weekend also includes the Legends for Youth Skills Clinic from 4-7 p.m. May 23 and an exclusive photo opportunity with Hall of Fame members at 9:30 a.m. May 24. Pre-orders are required for both opportunities by calling 607-547-0397.

Bowling tourney starts Saturday

The Milford Fire & Squad Department will host its fourth annual bowling tournament starting Saturday at The Strike Zone in Milford.

The no-tap tournament features five-person teams and is open to the public. Cost is $100 per team, or $20 per person.

Tournament dates are this Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, March 22-23 and March 29-30. RSVPs are due by this Saturday.

The top five teams will earn prize money -- $500 for first, $400 for second, $300 for third, $200 for fourth and $100 for fifth -- based on a minimum of 55 teams. The top male and female bowlers will earn $50 apiece.

All teams must be registered to enter. To register or for more information, call John Steen at 607-435-1743.

Pitch, Hit & Run is April 8

SUNY Cobleskill will host a local qualifier for the Scotts/Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run on April 8.

The youth skills competition will be held on the college’s baseball diamond and softball fields. Registration starts at 5 p.m. April 8, with the competition to follow at 5:30 p.m.

Boys and girls ages 7-14 as of July 17, 2014, are eligible to compete. Birth certificates are required. Age-groups will be 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Winners in each category and all-around champions will qualify for sectional competition at a time, date and site to be determined.

Sectional winners will advance to team championships, with the national finals to follow. National finalists will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 All-Star Game and will compete before the Home Run Derby.

For more information, call Joe McCarthy at 518-255-5164 or email him at