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January 26, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

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---- — Little League sign-ups Saturday

Catskill Mountain Little League will hold sign-ups from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Robinson Terrace meeting room in Stamford.

Players must be ages 4-12 as of May 1, 2013. Original birth certificate and three proofs of residency are required at sign-ups.

For more information, call 607-538-9696.

Ice fishing clinic set for Saturday

The Otsego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Otschodela Council BSA and NYSDEC are co-sponsoring a free Ice Fishing Clinic at Henderson Scout Reservation on Crumhorn Lake from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

This event is geared towards kids and those who are new to the sport. Species available include sunfish, pickerel, crappie and perch.

A warming area, food, bait and some tackle will be provided. Some tackle will be available.

No license is required to participate. To pre-register or for more information, call Bob Pierce at 607-432-1896.

Softball pitching camp starts Sunday

The 2013 Oneonta Pitching Camp for girls ages 8-18 will run Sundays through March 3 at the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club.

Session I is for advanced pitchers, Session II is for intermediate and Session III is for beginners. There are limited openings for Session I, which runs from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and costs $200. Pitchers must possess the basic fundamentals and mechanics of windmill pitching.

Sessions II and III are $85 each. Session II runs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Session III runs from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

For more information, call Oneonta High softball coach Randy Brockway at 607-435-8205 or John Seedborg at 607-765-6837.

O-State to host baseball clinics

Oneonta State will host two high school baseball clinics at Alumni Field House this winter.

The Red Dragons will hold a pitchers/catchers clinic Sunday and a hitting/defense clinic Feb. 3. Registration for both runs from 11:15 a.m.-noon, followed by the clinic from noon-3 p.m.

Cost is $35 for one clinic or $60 for both. The clinics are designed for high school players who will graduate between 2013-2016.

For more information, call O-State coach Ben Grimm at 607-436-2661 or email ben.grimm@oneonta.edu.

Umpires to hold meeting Sunday

Local chapters of the Schohanna Board of Baseball/Softball Umpires will hold their first business meeting of the season at 10 a.m. Sunday in Lecture Hall 1 of Oneonta State’s IRC Building.

Anyone interested in becoming an umpire for the upcoming high school/summer seasons should attend.

For more information, call 607-287-3537 or visit the website www.schohannaumpires.org.

O-State softball to host dinner

Oneonta State’s softball team will host its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the 6th Ward Athletic Club in Oneonta.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from players or the coaching staff for $8 each. Tickets cost $10 the day of the event. Children ages 5 and under eat free. The event also includes raffles and a small silent auction.

The fundraiser will support the team’s trip to Florida in March.

For more information, call head coach Liz Wagner at 607-436-3590.

Hartwick to hold indoor soccer camp

Hartwick College will host its Jr. Hawks Winter Indoor Soccer Camp from Feb. 18-21 at the college.

The camp is for children ages 6-12 and runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Cost is $80.

For more information, call Matt Verni at 607-431-4728.

Gun shows start Feb. 10

The Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club will host gun and knife shows from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following dates.

Feb. 10: Sidney Gun Show at Elk’s Club on River Street ($2 admission)

March 3: Oneonta Gun Show at Holiday Inn ($2 admission)

Aug. 11: Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market at Unadilla Rod & Gun Club (free admission)

Oct. 13: Lisle Gun Show at Lise Fire Co. ($3 admission)

Nov. 3: Oneonta Gun Show at Holiday Inn ($2 admission)

Table reservations cost $15 and must be paid by cash in advance.

For more information, call 607-748-1010.

Cooperstown seeking nominations

Cooperstown Central is accepting nominations for its Athletics Hall of Fame, which will induct its Class of 2013 in the fall.

Nominations are due by Feb. 18.

For more information or a nomination form, email Cooperstown athletic director Monica Wolfe at mwolfe@cooperstowncs.org.

Youth soccer forms due March 1

Registration forms for the Oneonta Youth Soccer Association’s spring recreational program will be distributed through Oneonta elementary schools and are due March 1. Forms also are available at Latte Lounge on Main Street in Oneonta.

The program is open to youths in grades K-3 who attend school or live in the Oneonta City School District. For more information, email Geoff Davis at geoff.davis@oneonta.edu.

Delhi to offer lifeguard training

SUNY Delhi will offer Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Training, AED, First Aid and CPR-FPR on Mondays and Wednesdays from March 18-May 6.

Classes will run from 6-9 p.m. There will be no classes on April 15 and 17.

Attendance at all sessions is required. Pre-screening the first night includes a 550-yard non-stop swim, a brick swim and retrieval, and a ring retrieval.

Class size is limited, with a minimum of six students. Cost is $270, including a $45 non-refundable deposit at registration. Remainder of fee is due the second day of class.

For more information, email kolodzje@delhi.edu.

State boys basketball tickets on sale

Tickets for the March 15-17 New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Boys Basketball State Championships at the Glens Falls Civic are on sale.

The first 1,000 tickets purchased before March 1 cost $8 each. A 4 for $50 package (four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas) will be offered as well but is only available until March 1.

Regular ticket prices are $10 per session or $50 for all sessions over the three-day event.

State championship weekend begins with the Class D semifinals at 10 and 11:45 a.m. March 15, followed by the Class C semis at 1:30 and 5 p.m., and the Class B semis at 6:45 and 8:30 p.m.

The March 16 schedule opens with Class A semifinals at 9 and 10:45 a.m., with the Class AA semis to follow at 12:30 and 2:15 p.m. Finals for Class D (5:30 p.m.), Class C (7:15 p.m.) and Class B (9 p.m.) are also scheduled for March 16.

The Class A final is set for 1 p.m. March 17, with the Class AA final closing the weekend schedule at 2:45 p.m.

Tickets are available at all Price Chopper locations, the Civic Center Box Office, by phone at 855-GFCC-TIX and online at www.GlensFallsCC.com.

State wrestling tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the 51st annual New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Tournament, which will run Feb. 22-23 at the Times Union Center in Albany.

Session 1 starts at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22 with the Parade of Champions, followed by Division I and II preliminaries from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., quarterfinals from 2-4 p.m. and wrestlebacks from 4-8 p.m.

Session 2 features state semifinals and wrestlebacks from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 23, followed by wrestlebacks and consolation semifinals from 12:30-2 p.m. and consolation finals from 2-3:30 p.m.

Session 3 highlights Division I and II state championship matches and begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 23.

One-session tickets cost $12 apiece. Three-session ticket packages cost $38 for premium seating and $33 without. All seating is general admission, except for premium seating for the finals. Premium seating will not be sold separately during the finals.

To purchase tickets, visit the Times Union Center box office, call 1-800-745-3000 to charge by phone, or visit the website www.timesunion.com.

The Times Union Center will host the state wrestling championships through 2016.

CSC accepting Futsal registrations

The Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown is taking registration for its Individual Winter/Spring Futsal League, which will run Sunday nights.

Cost is $60 for non-members and $25 for members. Players must be at least age 18 and out of high school.

For more information, call Scott Whiteman at 607-547-2800, ext. 109.

Golf continues through March

Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens is accepting sign-ups for its winter simulator golf league.

Two-person teams compete weekly in a captain-and-mate format. Play runs through the week of March 25-29. Playing times are flexible as teams may on weekdays of their choice from week to week.

Weekly fees are $10 per person. A one-time fee of $20 per person is also required to pay for prize money (110-percent cash payout).

For more information or to sign up, call Colonial Ridge Golf at 607-263-5291.

Rat Snake registration open

Registration is open for the 2013 Rat Snake, a triathlon held in honor of the late Dr. Ken Stalter.

The event, which is scheduled for May 18, will feature professional timing. The triathlon/team triathlon will begin at 7 a.m., followed by the trail run at 10 a.m. and the 3-kilometer jog/stroll at noon.

The triathlon and trail run will be limited to 100 participants. The team triathlon will be limited to 10 teams.

For more information, visit the website theratsnake.com.