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March 28, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

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Hartwick College will offer swimming lessons at Moyer Pool through May 19.

Lessons will be available during afternoon and evening hours Monday-Thursday and Sunday each week. Cost is $15 for each 30-minute lesson. 

All proceeds support the Hartwick College Swimming & Diving Program and benefit the annual winter training trip.

For more information, call coach Dale Rothenberger at 607-431-4714 or email rothenberged@hartwick.edu.

OCC to offer public golf league

The Oneonta Country Club will hold an informational meeting for its Thursday Night League at 7 p.m. April 4 in the restaurant, following open play.

The league, which features two-person teams and is open to the public, runs from April 11-Aug. 29. Teams may tee off in the early division (from 2:30-4 p.m.) or the late division (4-6 p.m.).

The league fee is $50 and covers prizes and a banquet on the last day of golf. Greens fees are $10, and carts are available for $8 per person.

Sign-ups will be accepted until April 8. To sign up or for more information, call Dave Weaver at 607-434-2008 or email dweaver@gbrobertsagency.com.

April 5 fundraiser for guys only

Girls on the Run of Central New York will host a Guys Night Out at Brewery Ommegang from 6-9:30 p.m. April 5.

This guys-only event is designed to create awareness of the program and to raise funds to support the nonprofit organization, which provides a transformational learning program for girls in grades 3-8. GOTR CNY serves approximately 750 girls annually across Otsego, Chenango, Delaware, Montgomery, Herkimer and Schoharie counties.

Brewery Ommegang will provide VIP treatment for all attendees with a tour of the brewery, a beer tasting with complimentary glass, and a four-course dinner in Cafe Ommegang. There will be a silent auction with many items donated by local businesses.

Crystal Palace Barber Shop from Oneonta also will attend, providing authentic barber shop hot towel facial massages. Complimentary transportation, from Double Day parking lot in Cooperstown to and from the brewery, is included with each ticket.

Tickets cost $100 apiece and must be purchased in advance. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit GOTR CNY.

A total of 70 tickets are available for purchase. They are available online via PayPal at www.girlsontheruncny.org, by calling Sherrie Kingsley at 607-264-3377 or Sally Trosset at 607-435-1985, or by visiting Matt Grady at Stagecoach Coffee in Cooperstown.

Pitch, Hit & Run is April 9

SUNY Cobleskill will host a Scotts/Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run local qualifier at 6 p.m. April 9 at the colleges baseball and softball fields.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to boys and girls ages 7-14 as of July 17, 2013. Copies of birth certificates are required.

This year, boys will compete in baseball and girls will compete in softball. Overall champions and individual-event winners in each age-group will qualify for sectional competition later in the year.

For more information, call Mike Jorgensen at 518-255-5115 or email jorgenmc@cobleskill.edu.

Hunter education course set

The East Meredith Fire Department will host a New York State Hunter Education Course from 5:30-9 p.m. April 9-11.

Class size is limited to 30 students. Participants must be age 11 or older.

To register, call Losie’s Gun Shop at 607-432-6452.

Wick to host biddy basketball

Hartwick College will hold its Biddy Basketball Program from 6-9 p.m. April 19.

The program is for youths in grades 1-8 and costs $15 per session.

To register, call 607-431-4793 or email parksd@hartwick.edu. Registration also will be accepted at the door.

Cycling event April 21

The Central New York Cyclists will host the annual “Check Your Legs” Spring Classic on April 21.

The race starts at 11 a.m. in Garrattsville and is open to experienced and beginning racers. Experienced racees ride 38 miles or three laps over a hilly course. Beginners ride 26 miles or 2 laps.

A USA Cycling racing license is required to compete. Beginners may buy a one-day license.

Pre-registration costs $15 and may be completed at the website www.bikereg.com/Net/18385. Raceday registration costs $20.

For more information, email Ad Stabel at ad.cnyc.ny@gmail.com or visit the website www.centralnycycling.com.

City softball starts soon

The Oneonta Recreation Department will accept registrations for its men’s and women’s softball leagues through April 26.

Men will play Tuesdays and Thursdays starting May 21. Women will play Mondays and Wednesdays beginning May 20. Players must be age 18 or older. Each 14-game regular season will be followed by a postseason tournament for all teams.

Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each manager must submit a completed registration form, a $400 entry fee and a $92 refundable forfeit bond to the recreation office. Checks or money orders must be made payable to the City of Oneonta. Cash will not be accepted.

Each team will pay its umpire $23 before each game. The forfeit bond will be used to pay an umpire if a team fails to show up for a scheduled game. Forfeit bond balances will be refunded at the end of the season.

Both leagues will hold preseason meetings April 24 at the Laskaris Skatehouse in Neahwa Park. Women will meet at 7 p.m., followed by men at 8 p.m.

Entry forms are available online at www.oneonta.ny.us/recreation or at the recreation office. For more information, call the Recreation Office at 607-432-0680.

Free baseball clinic April 27

Laurens Central will host a free baseball clinic for boys and girls in grades 1-6 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 27.

Pre-registration is recommended for the clinic, which will cover throwing, hitting, fielding, running, stretching and defense.

For more information, call Laurens varsity coach Josh Nelligan at 607-432-2050, ext. 1330, or email jnelligan@laurenscs.org.

Hall to host Mars project April 27

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host the Imagine Mars Project, a workshop for students in grades 4-8, on April 27.

Imagine Mars is a national arts, sciences and technology education initiative sponsored by NASA and the National Endowment for the Arts that leads students to work together with scientists, engineers, artists and civic leaders to design and share a futuristic Mars community.

At the Hall workshop, students will work to create a baseball experience on Mars – factoring in the extreme Martian environment and the physical aspects of the red planet while imagining what life may be like on it.

Working with NASA educators, scientists and Hall staff, students will be asked to create uniforms, stadiums, marketing, concessions and new baseball rules. Within each category, students will work together to devise a way that baseball can be played on Mars.

Cost of the workshop is $10 per student, which includes materials, supplies and lunch and beverages provided by Price Chopper. The first 50 students to register will be accepted. A parent or guardian must be present to register and pick up the student April 27. Parents are welcome to attend the Imagine Mars Project Showcase from 3-5 p.m.

For more information or to register, call 607-547-0313.

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.

SUNY Delhi sets pool schedule

SUNY Delhi’s pool schedule through May 19 is as follows:

Monday-Friday: Lap Swim 7-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m, 5:30-7 p.m.; Open Swim 7-9 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: Open Swim 1-5 p.m.

The pool will be closed for spring break from April 12-21.

Clinton Regatta adds new class

The General Clinton Canoe Regatta will offer a new class for the 70-mile Memorial Day race from Cooperstown to Bainbridge this year.

A competitive cruising class for adults and youths will be part of the Regatta, which is celebrating its 51st year. The class will leave Cooperstown at 7 a.m. May 27.

Entry forms and more information are online at www.canoeregatta.org. For more information, call Rodney and Judy Robinson at 607-434-2634.

UVSC announces 2013 schedule

The Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin will open its 2013 season May 11-12 with the District 3 MX.

The rest of its schedule is as follows:

May 31-June 2: Loretta Lynn’s NE Youth Regional.

June 14-16: MX Rewind Vintage Weekend.

July 12-14: ATV National Weekend.

Aug. 9-11: Pro National MX Weekend.

Sept. 7-8: Grand National Cross Country.

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

MX Rewind set for June 14-16

Unadilla Motocross in New Berlin will host the second MX Rewind weekend June 14-16.

MX Rewind will feature vintage and post-vintage cross country and motocross racing, appearances by motocross legends, a swap meet and bike shows, among other events.

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

O-State to host wrestling camp

Oneonta State will host Ken Chertow Wrestling’s Gold Medal Training Camp from July 12-15.

The camp is for wrestlers of all skill levels and ages. Group discounts are available.

The camp is also seeking a nurse to provide healthcare. In exchange for this service, the nurse may choose a wrestler to attend the camp for free. Nurse candidates also have the option of discussing wages and discounts instead.

For more information, call 814-466-3466 or visit the website www.kenchertow.com.

BASE Race set for Aug. 11

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown will host the second annual BASE Race on Aug. 11.

The event features a competitive 10K race at 8 a.m. and a family-style 5-kilometer run at 8:15 a.m. Both events start and finish at the CSC.

Registration is $25 for adults and $50 for families until race day, when registration will be $40 for individuals and $65 for families. 

Proceeds support outreach for the “Be A Superior Example” program, which promotes the concepts of healthy lifestyle choices by educating students about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances.

Registration is underway online at www.baseballhall.org/BASERace and www.clarksportscenter.com.

The Hall also will hold a pre-race gathering for runners Aug. 10. Details will be released later this spring.

For more information, call the Hall at 607-547-0397 or the CSC at 607-547-2800.