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December 14, 2012

Area Sports Briefs

Volleyball leagues start soon

The Oneonta Recreation Department is accepting registrations from returning teams for its men’s and women’s volleyball leagues. A team must return at least 75 percent of its roster from 2012 to qualify as a returning team.

Registrations for new teams will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 21. The program has capacity for 12 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams. Early registration is recommended.

All games are played at the Asa C. Allison Municipal building on the corner of Fairview and Academy streets in Oneonta. Men will play Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8, and women will play Wednesdays starting Jan. 9. The regular season will consist of 10 games and be followed by a postseason tournament.

Registration packets, which can be e-mailed upon request, are available at the Recreation Department in Neahwa Park. Teams must pay the $300 entry fee in full and complete a preliminary roster to register. Payments must be made via check or money order payable to the City of Oneonta. Cash payments will not be accepted.

For more information, call the Recreation Office at 607-432-0680.

Benefit for OHS grad Dec. 15

A benefit for Oneonta High graduate Ed O’Malley will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Binghamton Tennis Center.

O’Malley, a 1975 OHS grad, is battling non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The benefit will include tennis matches, drills, auctions, raffles and a buffet. Cost is $30 for tennis and the buffet, $25 for just tennis, and $20 for the buffet and raffle. Cost for students is $20.

To sign up in advance, call the BTC at 607-722-3491. Those who can’t attend but would like to make a donation should visit the website caringbridge.org.

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.

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