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September 20, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

The Daily Star

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Punt, Pass & Kick is today

The City of Oneonta's local NFL Punt, Pass and Kick qualifier will run from 5-7 p.m. today at Ted Christman Field in Neahwa Park, rain or shine.

There is no cost to participate. Youths ages 6-15 are eligible to compete. One boy and one girl in each of five age-groups will qualify to advance to sectionals, which will be held Oct. 20 at Damaschke Field in Oneonta and include local qualifiers from the Southern Tier.

Sectional winners may qualify for the Buffalo Bills Team Championship at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Nov. 3.

Registrations will be accepted on the day of the event or in advance at the recreation office in Neahwa Park. A valid birth certificate must be presented at the time of registration. Registration forms must be completed by a parent or legal guardian. Forms are available at the recreation office and online at

For more information, call the recreation department at 607-432-0680.

OCC to host scramble Saturday

The Oneonta Country Club will host a three-man scramble at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The 18-hole, three-person captain-and-crew event will have a shotgun start and cost $120 per team. Teams may enter an optional cash skins game for $30 per team.

The scramble will feature gross scoring only (no handicap). Cash payouts will be awarded.

For more information, call the OCC Golf Shop at 432-8950.

Golf tournament set for Saturday

Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens will host the Clair Jacobsen Memorial Captain and Crew Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The tournament, which will begin with a shotgun start, features four-person teams. Cost is $30 per player and includes prize money (gross only), skins and pins. The event will have a 100-percent cash payout, with $1,000 for first place (based on 32 teams).

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

Free Little League clinic Sunday

Oneonta State will host a free Little League baseball clinic, for players ages 5-12, from 10 a.m.-noon Sunday at Red Dragon Field.

Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. O-State coaches and players will run the clinic.

For more information, call O-State baseball coach Ben Grimm at 607-436-2661.

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.

Basketball officials to meet Monday

The Oneonta Board of Women's Basketball Officials and Board 46 IAABO Men's Officials are looking for new members this year.

People who are interested in working modified, junior varsity and varsity basketball games in this area are encouraged to attend the first meetings Monday.

The men's officials meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at Oneonta State's Morris Hall. It will be followed by the women's officials meeting at 7:30 p.m. Classes for new officials will start in October.

For more information about women's basketball, call Bob Backus at 607-643-5319 or Rob Lishansky at 607-433-5261. For more information about men's basketball, call Fred Ploutz at 607-436-9058 or John Cook at 607-432-8160.

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.

Hall to host film festival

The eighth annual Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival will run from Sept. 27-29 at the Cooperstown shrine.

The festival will start at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 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.

Hall members may reserve tickets starting Sept. 9. Remaining seats, if any, will be available to the general public beginning Sept. 23 by calling the membership department at 607-547-0397 or by visiting the membership desk.

The remaining schedule is as follows:

Sept. 28 (Session 1, 10 a.m.): Cards Against the Wall; The Renegades: A Beep Ball Story.

Sept. 28 (Session 2, 2 p.m.): Holy Grail; Hitting for the Cycle.

Sept. 28 (Session 3, 7 p.m.): La Hazana Del 41; The Only Real Game.

Sept. 29 (Session 4, 10 a.m.): I’ll Knock a Homer for You: The Timeless Story of Johnny Sylvester and Babe Ruth; Not Exactly Cooperstown.

Sept. 29 (Session 5, 2 p.m.): Eddie the Fan; The Booth.

Swim lessons start Sept. 28

SUNY Delhi will hold registration for its fall swimming lessons from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 21 at the Kunsela Hall Pool.

Cost is $45 per swimmer. The seven-lesson program runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays from Sept. 28-Nov. 16. There will not be a lesson on Oct. 12. Each lesson is 45 minutes.

Classes include Red Cross levels I-VI, infant/toddler/preschool group, adult and diving.

For more information, call the office of Delhi swimming coach John Kolodziej at 607-746-4263.

Venison banquet Sept. 28

The annual CANY Venison Donation Program banquet is set for Sept. 28 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.

FAM 5K set for Sept. 28

The 20th annual FAM 5K “Fund” Run/Walk will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 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

Norwich to host 5K run/walk

Norwich will host an inaugural 5K run/walk to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at East Park.

Registration is open on St. Baldrick's website,

Pre-registration is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Registration on the day of the event will be $25 for adults and $20 for students.

The top three men and women in the adult (18-and-older), student (17-and-under) and senior (50-and-older) categories will receive awards for the 5K run. The top three men and women in the 5K walk also will receive awards.

For more information, call Tracy Chawgo at 607-334-1214 or A. Wesley Jones at 607-226-1299.

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