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April 16, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

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The Upper Susquehanna Pedalers & Paddlers Spring Race will start at 11 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday.

The first three places in each division will receive awards.

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

Golf league to meet April 21

The Afton Monday Morning Men’s Golf League will meet at 8 a.m. Monday at the Afton Golf Course.

Anyone interested in playing should be present.

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.

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.

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.

Oneonta to host Pitch, Hit & Run

The City of Oneonta will host a local qualifier for the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition from 5-7 p.m. April 25 at Oneonta Little League’s Doc Knapp Field.

Participation is free and open to boys and girls ages 7-14 as of July 17, 2014.

Each child must have a parent/guardian complete a registration form, which is available at the recreation office or from Oneonta Little League coaches.

Winners advance to sectional competition at Damaschke Field.

For more information, call the Recreation Department at 607-432-0680 weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon or from 1-4 p.m.

Bowling tourney starts April 26

Cobleskill Family Bowling will host a super sweeper tournament April 26-27.

Qualifying rounds will be held at 1 and 4 p.m. April 26. The top five qualifiers will return April 27 to compete in a stepladder final.

First place is guaranteed $2,000 for this scratch, singles tournament.

Entry forms are available at local bowling centers and online at www.bestwesterncobleskill.com/bowling.

For more information, call tournament director Gus Lampo at 607-287-0069.

Soccer club to host tournament

The Oneonta Soccer Club will host its second annual I-88 Challenge Soccer Tournament from April 26-27 at the Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta.

Approximately 50 teams from New York and Pennsylvania will compete in the U8-U16 divisions for boys and girls.

For more information, email OSC President Brian Gillette at osc.president@yahoo.com.

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 www.oneontacsd.org/news.cfm.

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

Softball registration under way

The Adult Summer Softball League in Oneonta will hold open registration for the 2014 season through April 30.

Registration costs $600 per team and includes forfeit bond and liability fee. Money should be sent to Louie Barnes, P.O. Box 925, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Softball league starts April 30

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

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.

Youth conditioning program set

The Oneonta Family YMCA will host a sports conditioning program for youths ages 11-14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 1.

Registration is required for the program, which runs from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Center Street School gymnasium. The program will not run during breaks for Oneonta High or Oneonta State.

A one-time application fee of $20 is also required. To sign up or for more information, visit the Oneonta Family YMCA or call 607-432-0010.

Outlaws to host pro wrestling

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will headline the Oneonta Outlaws’ Rumble on the Mound, a professional wrestling fundraiser slated for 2 p.m. May 3 at Damaschke Field in Oneonta.

The best-selling author and winner of 17 wrestling championships in his lengthy career, Foley will host the event to benefit the defending New York Collegiate Baseball League champion Outlaws.

The Honky Tonk Man, Johnny Valiant and Steve Corino also are scheduled to appear. The rumble also features a 12-man battle royal.

Tickets start at $10 and are on sale at Damaschke Field, online at www.outlawsrumble.eventbee.com or by calling 607-432-6326.

For more information, call 607-432-6326 or visit the website www.oneontaoutlaws.com.

Milford to host tourney May 3

The Milford Booster Club and the Milford softball team will host their annual softball tournament and chicken barbecue May 3.

The tournament starts with Worcester against Milford at 11 a.m., followed by Roxbury and Laurens at 1 p.m. The consolation game is set for 3 p.m. and the championship game will start at 5:30 p.m.

Chicken dinner costs $9 and includes chicken, two sides, roll, dessert and drink voucher. Chicken half costs $5.

Pre-sale tickets may be purchased from any player or by calling 607-437-4225.

Umpires to fight cancer

The local Schohanna Board of Baseball and Softball Umpires will participate in the the fourth annual “Umpires Striking Out Cancer,” which runs May 5-10.

Umpires will donate portion of their game fees to the American Cancer Society and invite all of the local baseball and softball programs to join.

For more information, call Mark Lamb at 607-432-0482 or email marklamb_62@hotmail.com.

Softball league meets May 6

The 35-and-over softball league will hold a second preseason meeting at 7 p.m. May 6 at Dino’s Bar & Grill.

All teams should have a manager or representative attend as the league will vote on rules for the upcoming season and the schedule will be distributed.

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

Unadilla MX announces schedule

Unadilla MX in New Berlin will celebrate its 45th anniversary with the following events in 2014.

May 10-11: Loretta Lynn’s MX area qualifier.

May 11: District 3 MX.

May 30-June 1: MX Rewind Vintage MX Weekend.

June 22: District 3 MX.

July 11-13: ATV National Weekend.

Aug. 8-10: Pro National MX Weekend.

Sept. 6-7: Grand National Cross Country.

For more information, call Unadilla MX at 607-965-8450, email info@unadillamx.com or visit the website www.unadillamx.com.

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 kbpga1@gmail.com.

Hartwick to hold swim lessons

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.

BASE Race set for May 24

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host the third annual BASE Race on May 24 as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend.

The charity runs begin with a competitive 10-kilometer race at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K fun run at 8:15 a.m. Both will start and end at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Former major league players will be a part of the race activities.

Pre-registration costs $25 per person or $50 for families and includes a T-shirt (first 300 to register), a goodie bag, a general admission ticket to the Classic and an admission ticket to the Hall that is valid May 24.

Race-day registration is $40 per person and $65 for families. Proceeds support the Hall’s “Be A Superior Example” program, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices for people of all ages.

To sign up, visit the website www.baseballhall.org/BASErace. For more information, call the Hall at 607-547-0397 or the Clark Sports Center at 607-547-2800.

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 www.baseballhall.org. 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.

Unadilla to host MX Rewind

Unadilla MX in New Berlin will host its MX Rewind event from May 30-June 1.

The vintage and off-road racing event will feature three full days of vintage racing, including AHRMA vintage cross-country and the addition of AHRMA Observed Trials. The weekend starts with cross-country and trials events May 30.

Motocross racing begins May 31. More than 30 AHRMA vintage motocross classes will race both motos May 31, when Unadilla also will run the first moto for nine promoter-support classes for bikes from 1998 or earlier. The support classes will include three modern classes for children of racers who don’t have vintage bikes.

The May 31 schedule also includes the reworked Team Cup Challenge, which is based on a four-racer team led by a former MX legend as team captain.

On June 1, more than 30 AHRMA post-vintage classes begin, as well as the second moto for the promoter-added classes.

Pre-entry and post-entry is available for all racing classes at MX Rewind. All AHRMA classes do require that racers be full or weekend members of AHRMA. Those who pre-enter an AHRMA class must be full members.

Weekend AHRMA memberships are available at the track. Unadilla promoter-support classes do not require memberships and may be pre- or post-entered.

For more information, visit the website www.mxrewind.com, email info@unadillamx.com or call 607-965-8450.

Unadilla MX to host Team Cup

Unadilla MX in New Berlin will host the third annual Team Cup Challenge during its MX Rewind event, which runs May 30-June 1.

Vintage racers will pair up with their champions and compete for this casual “national title.” Participants will receive Full Factory treatment and race side-by-side with motocross standouts such as Guy Cooper, John Dowd, Doug Henry, Barry Higgins, Mickey Kessler, Ron Lechien, Jeff Stanton, Chuck Sun and Jimmy Weinert.

Teams may consist of parents and children, husbands and wives, friends and other combinations. Entry fee is $200 per rider. The challenge is limited to 25 riders.

For more information, call Unadilla MX at 607-965-8450 or email info@unadillamx.com.

OLL to offer Yankees trips

Oneonta Little League will offer two bus trips to Yankee Stadium this year, starting with New York’s July 19 home game against the Cincinnati Reds.

The OLL also will offer a trip to see the Yankees host the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 9.

Cost is $70 per person and includes bus transportation and one game ticket. OLL players, families and sponsors may request tickets now. Tickets will be available to the general public June 1.

To reserve a seat or for more information, email Terry Zimmer at tzimmer2@stny.rr.com.

Covered Bridge Run is June 7

The 19th annual Delhi Covered Bridge Run is set for June 7. The event features a 10-kilometer run, a 5K run and a 5K health walk.

Entry forms are online at www.clasiladies.com/delhi-covered-bridge-run.html. Entry fee is $20 for those who sign up online and $25 at the race. Long-sleeved T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register before May 1.

Proceeds will fund two scholarships to Delaware County graduating seniors and the Catskill Mountain Club for building hiking trails in Delaware County.

Race director Amy Beveridge said via email that last year’s event drew 469 participants and raised more than $15,000.

For more information, call Beveridge at 607-278-5461 or email csvia@delhitel.net.

Lumberjack qualifiers June 7

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS will host its Professional Northeast Qualifier for the area’s top lumberjacks June 7 in Cooperstown.

Local residents will take part in the hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop for a chance to earn entry into the U.S. Championship, which will run from June 20-22 at Norfolk Scope Arena in Virginia and air on ABC in September.

For more information, visit the website www.stihlusa.com.

Hall to celebrate 75th anniversary

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will celebrate its 75th anniversary June 12.

Hall of Famers Joe Morgan and Cal Ripken Jr. will take part in a dedication ceremony on the Hall’s front steps at 11 a.m. June 12.

At 1 p.m., local residents Homer Osterhoudt and Howard Talbot, who were present for the opening of the museum June 12, 1939, will share their memories in the Bullpen Theater.

The Hall will open its newest exhibit, Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend, at 10 a.m. June 13. Members of the Ruth family will be present.

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

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 mcswildcatsboosterclub@gmail.com.

Soccer camps begin June 30

The Headwaters Summer Soccer Camp will celebrate its 25th year this summer with seven camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 as well as team camps.

Camps cost $60 per week and run from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays during the summer. Campers will receive a T-shirt and a water bottle.

The following is a list of the camps:

June 30-July 4: at Otego American Legion Post 1555.

July 7-11: at Worcester Central School.

July 14-18: at Mine Kill State Park.

July 21-25: at Mine Kill State Park.

July 28-Aug. 1: at Edmeston Central.

Aug. 4-8: at Mine Kill State Park.

Aug. 11-15: at Oneonta State.

For a camp registration form or information on bus transportation, call The New York Power Authority at 1-800-724-0309 or visit the website headwaterssoccer.com.

SUNY Delhi seeking lifeguards

SUNY Delhi has openings for lifeguards and swim instructors for its summer learn-to-swim program, which runs June 30-Aug. 8.

For more information, call John Kolodziej at 607-746-4263 or 607-287-1116, or email kolodzje@delhi.edu.

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 Medicivj@oneonta.edu.

O-State to host basketball camp

The Oneonta State women’s basketball team will host a developmental overnight/commuter camp for girls ages 10-18 from the evening of July 20 to 3 p.m. July 23.

Camp counselors will include present team members. The camp is designed to develop fundamentals. Daily activities include one-on-one and three-on-three instruction, fundamental stations and games.

Cost is $305 for overnight residents and $265 for commuters. A $35 non-refundable deposit is required with each application. Registration form, health form, payment and emergency contact information form are required to attend camp.

Campers who submit applications with full payments by June 2 will receive a $10 discount. The discount is also available to groups of five or more from the same school who register together. Applications received after July 7 require payments in full at the time of registration.

For more information, call O-State women’s basketball coach Daphne Thompson at 607-436-2360 or email her at Daphne.Thompson@oneonta.edu.

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 oneontacountryclub.org.