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March 29, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

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Hartwick College will offer swimming lessons at Moyer Pool through May 18. Lessons are available afternoons and evenings from Mondays through Thursdays and Sundays.

Cost is $15 per 30-minute lesson. All proceeds support the Hartwick swimming and diving program and benefit its annual winter training trip.

For more information, call Hartwick swimming coach Dale Rothenberger at 607-431-4714 or email him at rothenberged@hartwick.edu.

Softball league to meet Tuesday

Dino’s Bar & Grill will host a preseason meeting for the 35-and-over softball league at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

All teams in the league should have a manager or representative attend as rules for the upcoming season will be discussed and possibly voted on.

The league, which has an A and a B division, also has openings for new teams or players. Games are played at 6 p.m. Monday-Friday at Dino’s.

For more information, call Eric at 607-432-1871 or email eahlqvist@hotmail.com.

Ouleout Creek to meet Tuesday

The Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin will hold an organizational meeting for leagues at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the clubhouse.

For more information, call the clubhouse at 607-829-2100.

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 607-436-2100 or email him at ritterda@oneonta.edu.

OBGC to host softball clinic

The Oneonta State softball team will hold a skills clinic to start the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club’s spring season from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Girls in grades 3-6 are welcome to participate. Softball sign-ups are ongoing and teams will be formed after the clinic.

Practices start in mid-April, with games to begin in May.

For more information, call the OBGC at 607-432-1133.

Hall to offer overnights

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will close its Extra Innings Overnights program April 5.

The program features a sleepover in the Hall’s Plaque Gallery for children ages 7-12 and their parents/guardians. The last installment is open to museum members only.

Cost is $49.95 per person and includes after-hours access to the Hall’s public areas, hands-on programs throughout the museum, a late-night snack, a movie in the Bullpen Theater and a light breakfast the following morning. All junior participants will receive a Hall of Fame knapsack and mementos.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, call the Hall’s education department at 607-547-0313.

GOTR fundraiser set for April 5

Girls on the Run of Central New York will host its second annual Guys Night Out at Brewery Ommegang from 6-9:30 p.m. April 5.

This guys-only event is designed to create awareness of the program and to raise funds to support the nonprofit organization that provides a transformational learning program for girls in grades 3-8. GOTR CNY serves more than 750 girls annually across Otsego, Chenango, Delaware, Montgomery, Herkimer and Schoharie counties.

Brewery Ommegang will provide VIP treatment for all attendees. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception and beer tasting. Participants receive a complimentary beer glass with the tasting. A four-course dinner prepared especially for this event by the brewery’s chef will take place in Cafe Ommegang. College basketball games will be shown on the brewery’s televisions. Complimentary transportation from the Doubleday Field parking lot in Cooperstown to and from the brewery is included with each ticket.

A limited number of tickets will be sold at $100 apiece and must be purchased in advance. Those who purchase four tickets will receive a fifth ticket at no charge. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit GOTR CNY. Tickets are available online at www.girlsontheruncny.org or by contacting Sherrie Kingsley at 607-264-3377, Sally Trosset at 607-435-1985 or Matt Grady at Stagecoach Coffee in Cooperstown.

For more information, visit the website www.girlsontheruncny.org.

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 mccartJ@cobleskill.edu.

OCC leagues start in April

The Oneonta Country Club is accepting sign-ups for its Wednesday night men’s league and its Thursday night open league.

Teams will play nine holes weekly in both leagues, which are open to the public.

The Wednesday night men’s league opens with a shotgun start at 5:15 p.m. and runs from April 9-Aug. 27. The league will feature 20 two-man teams. A league fee of $50 will go toward a year-end banquet and prizes for the winners. Cost is $20 per week, which includes greens fees and cart.

The Thursday night open league runs from April 10-Aug. 28 and will have an early division (tee off between 2:30-4 p.m.) and a late division (4-5:45 p.m.). Two-person teams may be any combination of men and women. The league fee is $50 and weekly cost is $12 to walk and $20 to ride.

For more information, call Dave Weaver at 607-432-9074 or email him at dweaver@gbrobertsagency.com.

Hunter ed course starts in April

The Davenport Fire Department will host a NYS hunter education course from 5:30-9 p.m. April 14, 16 and 17.

Students must be at least 11 years old. There is a limit of 40 students and participants must attend all three nights.

To register, call Losie’s Gun Shop at 607-432-6452.

For more information, call Gary at 607-432-9266.

Youth soccer clinic April 14-17

The Oneonta State men’s soccer team will host an indoor/outdoor soccer camp for youths in grades 2-11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14-17.

Cost is $80 per camper or $20 per day. Registration will take place April 14 at O-State’s Alumni Field House. All pick-ups and drop-offs take place at the same location.

Campers will have access to the Chase pool and may purchase a pizza lunch for $4 per day.

The camp serves as a fundraiser for the Red Dragons upcoming trip to Barcelona.

For more information, call O-State men’s soccer coach Iain Byrne at 607-436-2102 or email him at iain.byrne@oneonta.edu.

USPP Spring Race is April 19

The Upper Susquehanna Pedalers & Paddlers Spring Race will start at 11 a.m. April 19 in Oneonta, rain or shine.

Classes for the 12- and 18-mile events include all NYMCRA point classes, pro, recreation and recreation mixed. All classes start at the Route 205 bridge in Oneonta and finish at the Otego fishing access. Recreation classes, C-1W and youth classes will finish at the Otego fishing access. All other classes will proceed to Wells Bridge, turn a buoy and return to the Otego fishing access.

Hot food and awards will follow at the Otego Elementary School.

Pre-registration costs $20 per amateur paddler and $30 per pro paddler. Pre-registrations must be received by mail before race day. Registration forms are available at the website uspp.pbworks.com and should be mailed to Jeff Shultis, 7 Diane Drive, Otego, NY 13825 with checks made payable to Upper Susquehanna Pedalers & Paddlers.

Race day registration costs $22 per amateur paddler and $35 per pro paddler. Registration opens at 10 a.m. April 19.

The first three places in each division will receive awards.

For more information, call Shultis at 607-988-7898 or email jrscanoe@aol.com.

Swim club seeking members

The Sidney Swim Club Summer Competitive Team is accepting sign-ups.

Youths of all ages from all school districts are eligible for the team, which competes April 21-Aug. 15.

Registration fee is $80 and includes USA membership, team cap and T-shirt. Monthly dues cost $25, but sibling discounts are available. Reduced fees are available for qualifying families as well.

For more information, email Sidneyswimclub@sidnesycsd.org or visit the websites www.facebook.com/Sidneyswimclub?ref=hl or www.sidneycsd.org/SidneySwimClub.aspx.

Golf leagues start soon

Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens is accepting sign-ups for 2014 league play.

Leagues will meet on the following dates:

April 24: Thursday PM Men, 5 p.m.

April 26: Friday PM Couples, 5 p.m.

April 28: Monday AM Ladies, 9 a.m.; Monday PM Ladies, 5:30 p.m.

April 29: Tuesday AM Men, 9 a.m..

May 1: Thursday AM Seniors, 8:30 a.m.

League play costs $7 per week for non-course members. A one-time fee of $25 for dues pays for the banquet and prizes.

For more information, call Colonial Ridge Golf at 607-263-5291.