Youth football league seeks teams
The Boys of Fall Football League is seeking teams to join its full-contact league for the 2013 season.
The Tri-Valley Colts and the Richfield Indians play in the league, which started in 2011 and held its first season in 2012. Players ages 8-18 are eligible to participate.
Those who are interested in joining the league or who may need help fundraising to start a team should call Mindy at 607-437-9450.
Soccer camps end next week
The Headwaters Soccer Club will hold its final summer camp from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Oneonta State.
The camp is for boys and girls ages 7-17, including teams. Cost is $60 per camper. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and a water bottle.
For a camp registration and information on bus transportation, call The New York Power Authority at 1-800-724-0309 or visit the website headwaterssoccer.com.
MX Weekend set for Aug. 9-11
Unadilla Motocross in New Berlin will host the Pro National MX Weekend from Aug. 9-11 at the Unadilla Valley Sports Center.
The UVSC also will host the Grand National Cross Country from Sept. 7-8.
For more information, call 607-965-8450, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website unadillamx.com.
Golf events to benefit soccer club
The Headwaters Soccer Club will hold the fifth annual Ouleout Creek Charity Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 in Franklin.
Entry fee for the scramble tournament is $60 per person and includes greens fees, cart and buffet. First-, second- and third-place teams will receive awards. Golfers may register as teams or as individuals.
Proceeds from the charity golf tournament will benefit the HSC summer soccer camp program.
For more information or to register, call Bonnie Johnson at 607-287-1791 or email email@example.com.
Buck Fever Night is Aug. 10
Whitetails Unlimited will sponsor the Oneonta Area Buck Fever Night on Aug. 10 at the Oneonta Elks Club at 84 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.
The event will feature a two-meat dinner, an auction and prizes. Proceeds will benefit local youth hunting programs such as 4H and Archery in the Schools.
The social hour begins at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10, with dinner to follow at 6 p.m.
Tickets cost $35 each, $20 for a spouse and $15 for juniors ages 15 and younger. Deadline to order tickets is Aug. 3. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
To order tickets, call Dave Lorette at 607-397-1740 (evenings) or 607-434-3559 (days). Tickets also may be ordered by calling WTU National Headquarters at 1-800-274-5471 or by visiting the website www.whitetailsunlimited.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 10-kilometer race at 8 a.m. and a family-style 5K 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.
Gun shows continue in August
The Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club will host gun and knife shows from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following dates.
Aug. 11: Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market at Unadilla Rod & Gun Club (free admission)
Oct. 13: Lisle Gun Show at Lisle 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.
YMCA to host camp Aug. 12-16
The Oneonta Family YMCA’s Guardstart Youth Camp will run from 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Aug. 12-16.
The camp is for youths ages 11-15 and features trips to Zoom Flume Waterpark, Gilbert Lake and other local swimming areas.
Participants must be able to swim 25 yards. For more information, call the Oneonta Family YMCA at 607-432-0010.
Section Four meetings set
Section Four will host its 2013 Fall Sports Rules Interpretation Meetings on the following dates:
Aug. 15: Football at Binghamton High, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 15: Soccer (boys & girls) at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, 7 p.m.
Aug. 19: Field hockey at Harpursville High, 6 p.m.
Aug. 20: Soccer (boys & girls) at Oneonta State’s Morris Conference Center, 7 p.m.
Aug. 20: Girls swimming at Owego Free Academy, 7 p.m.
Aug. 22: Soccer (boys & girls) at Tompkins Cortland CC in Dryden, 7 p.m.
Aug. 26: Soccer (boys & girls) at Seton Catholic Central, 6 p.m.
Aug. 27: Cross country at Chenango Valley High, 2 p.m.
Section Four coaches at all levels of these sports are encouraged to attend.
Atchinson Cup set for Aug. 24-25
The Oneonta Country Club will host the Otsego County Amateur Golf Tournament from Aug. 24-25.
Known as the Atchinson Cup, the Otsego Amateur is a 36-hole competition featuring championship and net flights that will be determined by handicaps.
There will be 10 players per flight for the tournament, which is open to all Otsego County residents and non-residents who are members of Otsego County golf courses.
Entry fee is $60.
For more information, call OCC head golf professional Matthew Schulte at 607-432-8950, ext. 2.
Youth football sign-ups Aug. 26
Oneonta Youth Football will hold sign-ups, check-in and equipment distribution Aug. 26 at the 6th Ward Booster Club Field on Scramling Ave., which is across from the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club.
Sign-ups and check-ins for players ages 8-10 will run from 5:15-6:15 p.m., followed by the same for players ages 11-12 from 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Players must be age 8 by Dec. 1 and cannot turn 13 before Sept. 1 to participate. Twelve-year-olds in grades 7 or higher are not eligible.
A copy of each player’s birth certificate and a $25 insurance fee is required. For more information, call Jason Neer at 607-353-7130.
Youth fishing derby Aug. 17
The Oneonta City Recreation Department and the Susquehanna Bass Association will host the City of Oneonta’s 56th annual Fishing Derby at 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Hodges Pond in Neahwa Park.
The derby is a free catch-and-release competition open to youths ages 5-15. All participants must provide their own poles, bait/lures and a clean bucket.
Parents/guardians must complete a registration/release form for their children to be eligible to participate in the derby.
Parents may pre-register their children for the derby at the recreation office during regular business hours. Event-day registrations will be accepted from 3-3:45 p.m.
The Bass Association also will host activities during the sign-in/registration period. The derby will last for one hour. An awards ceremony will follow.
For more information, call the recreation office at 607-432-0680.
Golf tournament set for Aug. 28
The fourth annual NOT Going Back-to-School Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Otsego and Delaware County Retired Teachers’ Associations, will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Aug. 28 at Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens.
Cost to enter the captain-and-crew tournament is $40 and includes 18 holes, cart, prizes and a Brooks’ House of BBQ lunch. Cost for Colonial Ridge members is $30. Non-golfers may have lunch for $12.
The tournament is limited to the first 18 teams that register. Golfers may enter as individuals and will be placed on teams.
For more information, call Rebeca Byam at 607-432-3509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 18.
Checks should be made out to Colonial Ridge Golf and mailed to Byam at 247 County Highway 58, Oneonta, NY 13829.
<\Bz18>Hall event to feature Fingers
Rollie Fingers will be the featured guest during a special Voices of the Game program at 10 a.m. Sept. 2 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Fingers, a 1992 Hall of Fame inductee who finished his career with 341 saves, will be in Cooperstown that week for the Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Pro-Am.
Tickets for the one-hour roundtable program cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets may be reserved by Hall members from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. starting Monday by calling 607-547-0397. Remaining tickets, if any, will go on sale to the general public Aug. 26.
<\Bz18>Fingers to host Seniors Open
National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers will serve as celebrity host for the 31st annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open and Pro-Am Golf Tournament, which runs Sept. 3-6 at the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown.
Fingers will participate in the Sept. 3 Pro-Am, which begins with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. Fingers also will speak at the fundraiser dinner later that day.
Proceeds from the Pro-Am will benefit Pathfinder Village, a residential community in Edmeston dedicated to children and adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Proceeds also will benefit the Hall’s educational programs.
For more information on the Pro-Am or to register to play, visit the website www.pathfindervillage.org.
The Seniors Open follows Sept. 4-6 and will feature close to 100 of the top senior professionals in the country. Tom Eubank of Ellijay, Ga., shot a tournament record-tying 64 in the final round to win the 2012 Seniors Open.
For more information on the Seniors Open, call the Leatherstocking Golf Course at 607-547-9931.
<\Bz18>O-State dinner Sept. 14
Oneonta State’s athletics department will host its sixth annual “Dining for Champions” on Sept. 14 in the Hunt Union Ballroom.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner follows at 7 p.m.
All proceeds will support student-athlete travel initiatives and facility enhancements. The event has raised more than $90,000 over its first five years.
To reserve a seat before Sept. 2, visit the website www.oneontaathletics.com or call the athletics department office at 607-436-3494.
<\Bz18>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, www.stbaldricks.org/events/2013Norwich5K.
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.