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October 18, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — O-State athletes to rake leaves

Oneonta State athletes will hold their annual Leaf Raking Community Service Event from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Members of the O-State baseball, softball, men’s lacrosse, men’s basketball and men’s soccer teams will rake leaves, free of charge, for elderly residents and others who need assistance in Oneonta and surrounding communities.

Residents do not have to be home to have their lawns raked, but they must sign up ahead of time. To sign up, call Student-Athlete Affairs Administrator Liz Wagner at 607-436-3590 and provide your name, a phone number where you can be reached Saturday and the approximate size of the lawn.

Free wrestling clinic Saturday

The 10th annual SUNY Oneonta Alumni Wrestling Developmental Clinic will start at 1 p.m. Saturday in the gymnasium of the college’s Chase Physical Education Building.

The clinic is free and open to all ages and levels of experience.

Featured clinicians are NCAA Division III All-Americans Rubin Prophete, Josh Wake and Trevor Hiffa.

The clinic will be followed by the 40th anniversary Alumni Wrestling Match at 3 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call O-State’s wrestling office at 607-436-2100 or email

Oneonta to host soccer finals

The Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta will host four high school soccer championship games Saturday.

The quadruple-header begins at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Tri-Valley League girls championship between Milford and Morris. At 1:15 p.m., South Kortright will play Margaretville for the Delaware League boys title.

The T-V boys title game features Edmeston against Cherry Valley-Springfield at 3 p.m., followed by the DL girls crossover between South Kortright and Davenport.

The Oneonta Soccer Club will operate concession stands during the games.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

TWC to televise Pit Run

Coverage of the 20th annual Pit Run will be televised on Time Warner Cable channel 23 at 2 p.m. Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

Produced by SUNY Oneonta, the one-hour video features highlights of the 10-kilometer and 5K road races and the 2-mile stroll. The Oct. 6 event drew 1,004 runners and hundreds of walkers and spectators to Oneonta’s Neahwa Park.

Haile Mengasha of New York City won the 10K in a course-record time of 29 minutes, 53 seconds. Meseret Basa of New York City won the women’s 10K in 36:36.

Pit Run 5K winners were Gilbertsville’s Nate Lull (18:25) and Mary Rommer of Wells Bridge (20:50).

OTC to host junior clinics

The Oneonta Tennis Club will begin its 10-week program for fall junior clinics at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Players will be divided into groups of six based on their level of play for the 90-minute clinics, which will be run by Oneonta High’s No. 1 singles player, Emerson Kelby, and Paul van der Sommen of the OTC.

Cost for the 10-week program is $200 and includes a fall student membership. Cost for students who are already members is $150. Advance reservations are requested.

For more information, visit the website

Delhi Pee Wees play Sunday

The Delhi Pee Wee Football Association will host one game at the Delhi American Legion Field near the pavilion Sunday. The Delaware National Bank Bulldogs will play Cooperstown at 3 p.m.

Trapshoot set for Sunday

The Bainbridge Sportsmen’s Club will hold its final trap shoot of the season at 9 a.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 607-967-2222.

Cheerleaders to compete Sunday

The Binghamton University Events Center will host the Southern Tier Athletic Conference Cheerleading Competition at noon Sunday.

Doors open at 11 a.m. Competition begins at noon. Tickets cost $7 per person.

Delhi to host water aerobics

Session II of SUNY Delhi’s water aerobics fall class will run from 5-6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 23-Nov. 18.

Per-person cost is $6 per day, $20 for one day per week, $30 for two days per week, and $45 for three days per week.

For more information, call 607-746-4263 or visit the website

Hall to host World Series Gala

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host its annual World Series Gala on Oct. 26.

The gala centers on a live broadcast of Game 3 of the 109th World Series in the Hall’s Grandstand Theater and offers refreshments, trivia, raffles and prizes.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, with Game 3 at the home field of the National League champions expected to begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are required and cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Museum members may reserve tickets today. Remaining tickets, if any, will be available to the general public Oct. 21 by calling the membership department at 607-547-0397.

Team to collect donations

The Hartwick College women’s lacrosse team will be going door-to-door in the City of Oneonta from 6-9 p.m. on Halloween night, asking residents for donations of non-perishable goods.

All donations received will be given to the Salvation Army Food Bank.