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October 24, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

Lunker helps duo win bass tourney

Phil Kroll and Eric Keller won the Susquehanna Bass Association’s Steve Gruver CPA Tournament on Goodyear Lake this past Sunday.

Their winning total weight of 14.22 pounds included Kroll’s lunker of the day, a 4.14-pound largemouth bass that helped the duo fill the five-fish limit.

Bruce Hall and Vince Fink took second at 10.36 pounds. Their total included Hall’s 2.46-pounder that marked the big smally of the day.

Steve Llewellyn and Frank Microni place third at 9.71 pounds, .07 ahead of fourth-place finishers Jaye Stewart and Tim Glover.

The SBA will host its final event of the year, the Arthur and Nathan VanSteenburg Memorial Classic Tournament, this Saturday and Sunday on Otsego Lake. All entries must qualify for the tournament, which is the SBA’s biggest of the year.

For more information, call Vic at 607-432-5262 or Frank at 607-432-7553 (days), or visit the website

Cobleskill swingman off to Germany

Former SUNY Cobleskill men’s basketball standout Damon Franklin has signed with La Petite Baskets in Germany, the college announced Tuesday.

The 6-foot-5 swingman was a two-time All-North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) selection for the Fighting Tigers after transferring to Cobleskill from Mott Community College in 2009. He averaged 14.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 52 appearances for the Fighting Tigers.

Franklin’s signing follows a stint with the Lansing Capitals of the International Basketball League.

Softball camp to run Sundays

The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club will run the Oneonta Fall Pitching Camp on Sundays through Nov. 24.

The fast-pitch softball camp is designed for players ages 8-18 who want to learn how to pitch or develop their skills.

Sessions I and II of the advanced/intermediate pitching camp for ages 13-18 will run from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and from 2:30-3:30 p.m., respectively. Session I will feature drills that reinforce mechanics, speed, accuracy and endurance. Session II will focus on new pitches, honing skills and drills to reinforce pitch and game strategies.

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