The Daily Star
---- — Laurens to battle cancer Saturday
A full day of basketball will coincide with Laurens’ Coaches vs. Cancer day Saturday, beginning with fifth- and sixth-grade games at 9 a.m. and ending with Laurens’ boys varsity team hosting Franklin at 7 p.m.
Between, there will be a boys modified game at 1 p.m., a girls modified game at 2:30 p.m., a boys junior varsity game at 4 p.m. and a girls varsity game at 5:30 p.m.
Admission is free, but donations would be appreciated. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The event also will feature a bake sale, concessions and raffles throughout the day. Among the items to be raffled are signed basketballs by North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and former New York Knicks guard John Starks.
For more information, call Laurens boys basketball coach Andy Carr at 607-432-8032.
Davenport alumni game Saturday
The Davenport National Honor Society will host its first alumni basketball game at 5 p.m. Saturday.
This is a first-come, first-play event as there is a limit to how many people can play. All Davenport alumni are eligible to play in the event, which is open to the public.
Those who are not playing are asked to bring canned foods or pay a fee for admission.
Those who wish to participate must email Cody Wamsley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown is taking registration for their Individual Winter/Spring Futsal League, which will run Sunday nights.
Cost is $60 for non-members and $25 for members.
For more information, call Scott Whiteman at 607-547-2800, ext. 109.
O-State Kids Day
is Jan. 19
Oneonta State will host its third annual Kids in Sports Day at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at Alumni Field House.
The day will be split into two sessions with a break for lunch and conclude at 1:45 p.m. with a question-and-answer featuring Red Dragons student-athletes. Soccer, tennis, volleyball, lacrosse and field hockey are the featured sports this year.
The event is free for children ages 4-13. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
For more information, call Liz Wagner at 607-436-3590 or email Elizabeth.Wagner@oneonta.edu.
Pitching camp starts Jan. 27
The 2013 Oneonta Pitching Camp for girls ages 8-18 will run consecutive Sundays from Jan. 27-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.
Umpires to hold meeting Jan. 27
Local chapters of the Schohanna Board of Baseball/Softball Umpires will hold their first business meeting of the season at 10 a.m. Jan. 27 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.
Ice fishing clinic
set for Jan. 26
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. Jan. 26.
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.
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 Jan. 27 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 per camper for one clinic or $60 per camper for both. The clinics are designed for high school players who will graduate during the 2013-2016 time period.
For more information, call O-State coach Ben Grimm at 607-436-2661 or email email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.