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April 6, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

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---- — Rod & gun club to meet April 12

The Gilbertsville Rod & Gun Club, Inc. will hold its first meeting of the season at 7 p.m. April 12 in the clubhouse at 158 Gun Club Road in Gilbertsville. Guests are welcome.

The club also will host a 3D Bow Shoot on April 14. Sign-ins start at 7 a.m. and food will be available.

For more information, call 607-859-2526 or 607-859-2393 (day of event).

Umpires look to strike out cancer

The local Schohanna Baseball/Softball Umpire Board will hold its third annual “Umpires Striking Out Cancer” event May 6-11.

The umpires will donate a portion of their game fees to the American Cancer Society.

The board invites all the local baseball and softball programs to join in its fundraising efforts. For more information, call Mark Lamb at 607-432-0482 or email marklamb_62@hotmail.com.

Clinton Regatta adds new class

The General Clinton Canoe Regatta will offer a new class for the 70-mile Memorial Day race from Cooperstown to Bainbridge this year.

A competitive cruising class for adults and youths will be part of the Regatta, which is celebrating its 51st year. The class will leave Cooperstown at 7 a.m. May 27.

Entry forms and more information are online at www.canoeregatta.org. For more information, call Rodney and Judy Robinson at 607-434-2634.

Golf leagues have openings

Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens will offer the following public leagues this year: Monday Morning Ladies, Monday Night Ladies, Tuesday Morning Men, Tuesday Night Men, Wednesday Night Men, Thursday Night Men and Friday Night Couples.

The leagues feature two-person teams and are open to players of all skill levels. Colonial Ridge will pair those without partners. For more information, call 607-263-5291.

Pitch, Hit & Run is Tuesday

SUNY Cobleskill will host a Scotts/Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run local qualifier at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the college’s baseball and softball fields.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to boys and girls ages 7-14 as of July 17, 2013. Copies of birth certificates are required.

This year, boys will compete in baseball and girls will compete in softball. Overall champions and individual-event winners in each age-group will qualify for sectional competition later in the year.

For more information, call Mike Jorgensen at 518-255-5115 or email jorgenmc@cobleskill.edu.

Wick to host biddy basketball

Hartwick College will hold its Biddy Basketball Program from 6-9 p.m. April 19.

The program is for youths in grades 1-8 and costs $15 per session.

To register, call 607-431-4793 or email parksd@hartwick.edu. Registration also will be accepted at the door.

SADD 5K event April 21

The 15th annual SADD Strides For Safety 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair is scheduled for April 21 at Oneonta High School.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the run/walk to be guaranteed an event shirt. Registration forms are available at schools in the Oneonta City, Franklin and Unatego districts and online at www.oneontacsd.org/news.cfm.

Registration and the health fair begin at 11:30 a.m. April 21 in the OHS gym, with the run/walk to follow at 1 p.m.

This event raises money for local SADD chapters. For more information, email Cathy Lynch at CLynch@oneontacsd.org.

Cycling event April 21

The Central New York Cyclists will host the annual “Check Your Legs” Spring Classic on April 21.

The race starts at 11 a.m. in Garrattsville and is open to experienced and beginning racers. Experienced racees ride 38 miles or three laps over a hilly course. Beginners ride 26 miles or 2 laps.

A USA Cycling racing license is required to compete. Beginners may buy a one-day license.

Pre-registration costs $15 and may be completed at the website www.bikereg.com/Net/18385. Raceday registration costs $20.

For more information, email Ad Stabel at ad.cnyc.ny@gmail.com or visit the website www.centralnycycling.com.

Oneonta Pitch, Hit & Run is April 26

The City of Oneonta will host a local qualifier for the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition from 5-7 p.m. April 26 at Ted Christman Field in Neahwa Park.

Children may compete at any time within this timeframe. Participation is free and open to all boys and girls ages 7-14 (as of 7/17/13).

To pre-register, a parent/guardian must submit an entry form/release of liability to the Recreation Department in Neahwa Park. A valid birth certificate must be presented.

Forms are available at the recreation office and at www.oneonta.ny.us/recreation. Event-day registrations will also be accepted.

Local winners advance to sectional competition May 19 at Damaschke Field on Oneonta. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 607-432-0680 during regular business hours.

Free baseball clinic April 27

Laurens Central will host a free baseball clinic for boys and girls in grades 1-6 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 27.

Pre-registration is recommended for the clinic, which will cover throwing, hitting, fielding, running, stretching and defense.

For more information, call Laurens varsity coach Josh Nelligan at 607-432-2050, ext. 1330, or email jnelligan@laurenscs.org.

Junior golf clinics set

Catskill Mountains Junior Golf, a new organization, will offer a major junior golf programs at the Meadows Golf Center in Margaretville and Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin this year.

The courses will host junior golf clinic days, a championship day and a parent/junior tournament in July.

The main program will be followed by a season-ending banquet and awards day at Mine Kill State Park in North Blenheim.

The program is open to youths ages 5-17 and focuses on learning how to play, rules, etiquette and proper dress, among other things.

For more information, visit the website www.catskillmountainsjuniorgolf.com or email cmjg2013@yahoo.com.

Outlaws seeking host families

The Oneonta Outlaws are seeking families to host one or more players this summer.

Each host family will receive $300 per player, which will be paid by the Outlaws upon arrival. Host families also will receive a $100 voucher per player. Vouchers may be used to buy food and/or souvenirs at Damaschke Field.

The compensation package also includes one family season pass, which includes admission to all home games during the regular season and playoffs.

For more information, call Outlaws general manager Steve Pindar at 607-432-6326 (office) or 607-437-8779 (cell), or email stevepindar@oneontaoutlaws.com.