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July 25, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

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The Daily Star

---- — 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.

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.

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.

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, a 1992 Hall inductee with 341 career saves, 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.

The Hall also will feature Fingers in a special Voices of the Game event at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 in the Grandstand Theater. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Museum members may reserve tickets starting Aug. 5 by calling 607-547-0397 during regular business hours weekdays. Remaining tickets, if any, will go on sale to the general public Aug. 26.

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.

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.