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March 20, 2014

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Wrestling tourney this Saturday

Oneonta State will host its annual Red Dragon Wrestling Festival at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Chase Gymnasium.

Divisions are based on age (6-and-under through over-19) and weight (40-285 pounds). Wrestlers may compete in two weight classes or two divisions, although two fees will be required to do so.

Cost is $15 to enter. Varsity experience is not required for entrants in the youth through junior divisions (6-and-under through ages 13-14).

Participants may weigh in from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday or from 7:30-8 a.m. Saturday in the wrestling locker room of the Chase PE Building.

Clinics start at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by competition. The top three finishers in each weight class will earn awards, along with the outstanding wrestler in each division.

For more information, call O-State wrestling coach Duane Ritter at 607-436-2100 or email him at

O-State to host wrestling clinics

Oneonta State will host its Red Dragon Wrestling Clinic Series on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Chase Physical Education Building wrestling room through April 22.

The elementary school division runs from 6-7 p.m. and focuses on fundamentals and technique. The middle/high school division runs from 7-8 p.m. and focuses on fundamentals, technique, drills, match strategy and training.

O-State wrestling coach Duane Ritter will run the series, which will feature assistants Rocco Caponi, Bill Cooper, Mike Hamilton and Nate Leonard. O-State wrestlers and PHED 207 coaching certification students will serve as volunteer coaches and guest clinicians as well.

Cost is $45 per athlete. For more information, call Ritter at 607-432-2100 or email him at

Hall to offer overnights

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is offering its Extra Innings Overnights program this month.

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.

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