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April 5, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — Local swimmers place seventh

Oneonta Aqua Danse club members Caitlyn Bhend, Samantha Ficano, Remy Kane and Sevran Kane finished seventh in their age-group during the East Zone Synchronized Swimming Invitational, which ran March 28-30 at Union College.

The local quartet, who attended the event for the first time, competed in the 13-and-over team routine competition.

Nearly 200 swimmers from New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut clubs participated.

Bhend, Ficano and the Kanes will compete in the Adirondack Association Championships, which run May 10-11 at Hartwick College.

Softball league starts April 30

The Clark Sports Center is accepting registrations for its 2014 Co-Ed Softball League, which starts April 30.

A captains’ meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $400 per team and all participants must be ages 18 or older and out of high school.

To register or for more information, call Scott Whiteman at 607-547-2800, ext. 109.

O-State to celebrate D-III Week

Division III Week begins Monday and Oneonta State has a full lineup of events planned.

O-State and neighboring Hartwick College are among 448 Division III schools, which account for 40 percent of the programs in the NCAA.

O-State will start two days early as Red Dragons athletes will volunteer at a Special Olympics Basketball Super Regional from 8 a.m.-5p.m. Saturday at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

On Monday, O-State will offer giveaways from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Schumacher Hall. From 5-6 p.m. in the Alumni Fieldhouse Skybox, a seminar on nutrition for performance will be held.

The Alumni Fieldhouse Skybox will host three events Tuesday. The CareerAthletes.Com

seminar will run from 4-5 p.m., the Student Athletes for Equity seminar will go from 5-6 p.m. and former O-State wrestling standout Josh Wake – a Delhi graduate – will speak from 6-7 p.m. in the Student Athlete Career Spotlight. Wake is a Chief Financial Analyst for Chobani Yogurt.

From 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, O-State will host a faculty appreciation dinner at Le Cafe.

Thursday’s schedule includes a Chi Alpha Sigma luncheon from noon-1 p.m. at the Otsego Grille. Sixteen student-athletes will be inducted into the National College Athlete Honor Society.

O-State will end the week with two volunteer activities. The first will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday at The Lord’s Table and the second will go from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday as Red Dragons will participate in CANstruction at the Southside Mall.

Cat Classic 5K is June 14

The second annual Cat Classic 5K Run & Walk, sponsored by the Milford Booster Club, is set for June 14 at Milford Central.

The race starts at 10:30 a.m. rain or shine in front of the school driveway and ends on the track finish line.

Pre-registration by June 12 is $15 per person or $45 per family. Registration on race day is $20 per person.

Strollers are allowed. The top male and female finishers will win awards. Medals will be given to the top three finishers in all age-groups.

To request registration forms, email

Pitch, Hit & Run is Tuesday

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

The youth skills competition will be held on the college’s baseball diamond and softball fields. Registration starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday, 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

OCC leagues start next week

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 captain-and-mate event for potential league members at 5:15 p.m. this Wednesday and will be followed by an informational meeting.

On Thursday, the Thursday night open league will host a captain-and-mate event for potential league members. Golfers may play any time after 3 p.m. An informational meeting will follow at 7:15 p.m. in the clubhouse.

Golfers seeking partners or who wish to sub should call Dave Weaver at 607-432-9074 or email him at

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.

Youth golf clinics start May 18

The new Greater Oneonta Junior Golf Association will host Sunday golf clinics for boys and girls ages 5-13 starting at 3 p.m. May 18 at the Oneonta Country Club.

PGA Golf Professionals Kevin Burnsworth (Dick’s Sporting Goods) and Matt Schulte (Oneonta Country Club) will conduct the clinics, which will run five straight Sundays.

Cost is $50 per child for all five Sundays and includes PGA Golf instruction, playing time on the golf course each week, golf shirt, bag tag and closing picnic. Participants also will play specific holes each week based on their abilities. All children will learn proper etiquette and ball-striking.

The program includes discounted golf rounds for parents and their children after the clinics. Registration is limited to the first 50 children who sign up by May 2. Payment is required with each reservation.

To reserve a spot or for more information, call Burnsworth at 607-434-5058 or email him at

Kids play for free at OCC

The Oneonta Country Club will offer free golf to children of members this season.

Introductory individual memberships cost $795 per year. Spouses may be included at a total family cost of $1,295.

The OCC also will offer a summer membership at the Oneonta Tennis Club featuring indoor and outdoor tennis as well as outdoor pool privileges from May 1 to Labor Day. For more information, call the OCC at 607-432-8950 or visit the website

Junior golf program starts soon

Catskill Mountains Junior Golf is accepting applications for 2014.

The program, which includes clinics, a parent-junior tournament and a banquet, will be offered at Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin and at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury.

Youths ages 5-17 may participate.

For applications or more information, visit the website

SADD run set for April 27

The 16th annual SADD Strides For Safety 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair will be held April 27 at Oneonta High.

Registration and the health fair begins at 11:30 a.m. The race starts at 1 p.m.

Fee is $15 before April 27 and $20 on race day. Those registering by April 1 will be guaranteed an event T-shirt. Registration forms are available at schools in Oneonta, Franklin and Unatego, or by going online at

The event raises money for local SADD chapters. For more information, email SADD adviser Cathy Lynch at

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 or visit the websites or

Basketball camp runs July 7-11

Oneonta State will host its 11th annual Red Dragon Basketball Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 7-11.

The camp, which has a 9-to-1 camper-to-coach ratio, is open to boys and girls ages 6-17.

Cost is $160 per camper and includes T-shirt and basketball. For more information, call O-State men’s basketball coach Vince Medici at 607-436-3280 or email him at