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September 24, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — YMCA swimming tryouts Tuesday

The Oneonta YMCA Orcas will hold tryouts for their swimming team at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oneonta Family YMCA on Ford Ave.

The Orcas also will host a parent orientation and an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the YMCA.

For more information, call Christiana at 607-432-0010, ext. 302.

Youth conditioning classes set

The Oneonta Family YMCA will offer Youth Sports Conditioning at the Center Street School gym from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The program is open to area youths in grades 6 through age 18 and runs through Dec. 13.

Registration is required and there is a $20 application fee. To sign up, visit the YMCA at 20 Ford Ave. in Oneonta. For more information, call 432-0010 or visit the website

Bowling leagues have openings

The Cobleskill Bowling Center has openings for its fall leagues.

The center is accepting bowlers for its men’s, women’s, mixed, seniors and juniors leagues.

For more information, call manager Gus Lampo at 518-234-0958.

Hall film festival starts Friday

The eighth annual Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival will run Friday through Sunday at the Cooperstown shrine.

The festival will start at 7 p.m. Friday in the Grandstand Theater with a screening of Legendary Entertainment’s “42,” which details how Jackie Robinson became the first modern African-American to break into the big leagues.

Ten other films will be featured during the festival. Tickets are free but limited and must be reserved. Films shown during regular business hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m. after Labor Day) require a paid admission to the Hall.

To purchase tickets, call the membership department at 607-547-0397 or visit the membership desk.

The remaining schedule is as follows:

Saturday (Session 1, 10 a.m.): Cards Against the Wall; The Renegades: A Beep Ball Story.

Saturday (Session 2, 2 p.m.): Holy Grail; Hitting for the Cycle.

Saturday (Session 3, 7 p.m.): La Hazana Del 41; The Only Real Game.

Sunday (Session 4, 10 a.m.): I’ll Knock a Homer for You: The Timeless Story of Johnny Sylvester and Babe Ruth; Not Exactly Cooperstown.

Sunday (Session 5, 2 p.m.): Eddie the Fan; The Booth.

Youth Day, shoot set for Saturday

The Gilbertsville Rod and Gun Club’s annual Youth Day is set for Sayurday.

Youths ages 5-18 may participate but must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a gun safety review. Those who register by 10 a.m. will be eligible for a prize.

Youths will have the opportunities to shoot on a rifle range, shoot on an archery range and trap shoot. Youths may participate at no cost and also will receive a free meal (hamburgers or hot dogs).

Youth Day ends at noon and will be followed by an open trap shoot. A chicken barbeque will be served at 1 p.m. at a cost of $5 per half or $8 per meal. The open trap shoot and chicken barbeque are open to the public.

For more information, call 607-859-2526 or 607-859-2393 (day of event).

Venison banquet set for Saturday

The annual CANY Venison Donation Program banquet is set for Saturday at The Holiday Inn of Oneonta. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served around 6:15 p.m.

Over the past 12 years, CANY has served close to 300,000 meals to the food banks in Otsego and Delaware counties.

Those who wish to attend the banquet should call Mary Martini at 607-267-1953.

Delhi swim lessons start Saturday

SUNY Delhi will open swimming lessons this Saturday.

Spaces are still available. For more information, call 607-746-4263.

FAM 5K to run Saturday

The 20th annual FAM 5K “Fund” Run/Walk will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds.

The FAM 5K, which supports Catholic Charities of Schoharie County, awards FAM Funds mutual fund shares to the male and female winners in several age categories. A kids’ run also will be held.

The FAM 5K also hosts the USATF Adirondack 5K Open Men’s Road Race Championship.

Complimentary fruit, bagels, drinks, music and massage therapists will be available for participants. Brooks’ BBQ chicken will be available to purchase.

For more information, call 800-932-3271 or visit the website

Free martial arts instruction

George Curbelo, the owner and head instructor of the Mountain Martial Arts Academy in Stamford, will offer free instruction for new participants during September to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the academy.

For more information, call Curbelo at 607-652-9087 or visit online.