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June 21, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

Soccer festival set for Sunday

The World Cup Festival will run from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Neahwa Park in Oneonta.

Trophies for first- and second-place teams will be awarded at 5 p.m. Sunday, followed by an exhibition match featuring former professional soccer players and locals selected from the tournament.

Area teams will play 35-minute 6-v-6 games at the varsity, modified, pee-wee and adult levels.

Delhi, Unatego, Gilboa, Downsville and Delhi Select will play for the varsity boys title. Oneonta will have two teams in the varsity girls tournament, which includes squads from Delhi, Stamford and Downsville. The boys modified tournament features Oneonta 14U travel, Oneonta U12 Elite, Delhi, Margaretville and South Kortright. Two Oneonta teams will join Sidney and Elmira at the pee-wee level. Teams for the adult tournament will be announced.

The festival also will feature a skills competition from noon-12:30 p.m. and a free soccer clinic for players ages 10-19 from 3:30-4 p.m. Professional international soccer player Teofore Bennett will run the clinic. Josiah Seton, Ricardo Clark, Keith Kelly, Arnold Kennedy and Manga Fode will serve as assistants to Bennett, a former teammate of Play For Peace Founder Eddie Kingston at Village United FC in Jamaica and Pahang FA in Malaysia.

For more information, call Kingston at 718-913-9503 or visit the website

Bass tourneys start Sunday

The Susquehanna Bass Association will begin its 10-tournament season Sunday, one day after bass season opens in New York.

The SBA reminds anglers that they may take five fish measuring 12 inches or longer per day during bass season, but they should check regulations on the waters they fish.

The 2014 SBA season starts with the In Memory of Joe Kosina Tournament from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday on Canadarago Lake. The team event will feature a five-fish limit. All fish will be released.

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