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May 25, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — BCANY honors Franklin’s Dutcher

Franklin girls basketball coach Mike Dutcher earned Class D Coach of the Year honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of New York, Inc., according to the spring 2013 BCANY newsletter released this month.

Dutcher led the Purple Devils to the Tri-Valley League championship and their first Section Four Class D title in girls basketball this past winter, when Franklin went 20-1. The program’s loss came in the Class D state quarterfinals, 51-46, to Section Three’s Oriskany.

The BCANY selected Dutcher as its Section Four Class D Coach of the Year earlier this year. It also picked his junior point guard, Jordan Beers, as its Section Four Class D Player of the Year and as one of its top 50 players in New York.

Other New York Coach of the Year winners were Ossining’s Dan Ricci (Class AA), Maine-Endwell’s Sonny Spera (A), Irvington’s Gina Maher (B) and Harpursville’s Kurt Ehrensbeck (C).

Maher’s team cruised to state and Federation titles after beating Oneonta High, 55-53, in a Class B state semifinal.

OHS lacrosse team has All-Star

Oneonta High junior Jeremy Leary earned Section Four Division II First Team All-Star recognition for this past boys lacrosse season, Yellowjackets coach Jeff Armer announced earlier this week.

Attackman Leary, who served OHS as a co-captain this spring, was a second-teamer last season. Armer said he believed Leary is the first OHS first-teamer in program history.

Armer also announced that senior co-captain John Gell will play in the Section Four Exceptional Senior Game later this year. Armer added that Gell will play lacrosse next season at SUNY Delhi, a nationally ranked program coached by Leary’s father, Bob.

Green Wave to host dinner

The Oneonta Green Wave Legion baseball team will host a spaghetti-and-meatballs dinner from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Oneonta American Legion at 279 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.

The meal also includes tossed salad and bread. Donation is $8 per dinner.

A gift basket will be raffled off during the dinner.

Clinton HOF inductions Saturday

The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday.

The ceremony will start with a meet-and-greet event from 3-4 p.m. at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge. Dinner will follow the meet-and-greet. Tickets are limited and cost $25 per person. Dinner tickets include reserved seating for the ensuing Induction Ceremony, which will be open to the public as standing room only.

The Bruce Beadle Band will play until the fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Ticket forms are available at NBT Bank, Bob’s Diner in Bainbridge and online at

For more information, call John Harmon at 607-237-6008 or email

Car wash for Kalei is Sunday

The Oneonta Middle School modified baseball team will hold a car wash from noon-4 p.m. Sunday at Stewart’s in Oneonta.

The car wash will raise funds for Kalei Valk, a liver-transplant recipient who is the daughter of coach Kaleb Valk and Riverside Elementary teacher Julie Cook-Lynch.

Donations also will be accepted at the car wash.

For more information or to volunteer, call Alex Brannan III at 607-432-4811 between 5-8 p.m.

3D Bow Shoot set for Sunday

The Gilbertsville Rod and Gun Club, Inc., at 158 Gun Club Road in Gilbertsville will host a 3D Bow Shoot on Sunday. Sign-ins start at 7 a.m. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call Bob ManWarren at 607-859-2526 or call 607-859-2393 on the day of the event.

Andes athletics banquet Wednesday

The Andes Central School Athletic Banquet will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s gymnasium.

All modified, junior varsity and varsity athletes will be recognized.

UVSC’s 2013 schedule set

The Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin will host the following events this season:

May 31-June 2: Loretta Lynn’s NE Youth Regional.

June 14-16: MX Rewind Vintage Weekend.

July 12-14: ATV National Weekend.

Aug. 9-11: Pro National MX Weekend.

Sept. 7-8: Grand National Cross Country.

For more information, call 607-965-8450, email or visit the website

OCC offering $19.13 foursomes

The Oneonta Country Club will offer a special rate to the public June 1 as part of its 100-year anniversary celebration.

The first 30 foursomes that reserve a tee time between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for June 1 will pay a total of $19.13. The rate, which reflects the year the course opened (1913), includes greens fees, cart, hot dog and soda for each member of the foursome.

To reserve a tee time, call 607-432-8950.

The OCC’s 100-year anniversary weekend will run June 14-16.

Gun hunter course June 1

A Gun Hunter Education course will run from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 1 and from 8 a.m.-noon June 2 in Stamford.

All students must pre-register by calling Hank Cioccari at 607-652-8049.

Walton awards night June 3

Walton Central School will host its annual sports awards night at 6:30 p.m. June 3 in the high school auditorium. All varsity teams will be recognized.

Delhi Little League starts June 4

Delhi Little League will begin at 5:30 p.m. June 4 at the Delhi American Legion.

Youths ages 6-12 may still register for the season. Those who have completed Kindergarten are also eligible to sign-up. Players cannot be age 13 on or before June 30.

For more information, call Deanna or Chris Maney at 607-746-2964.

OHS awards night June 6

Oneonta High will host its 67th annual Varsity “O” Athletics Awards Evening at 7 p.m. June 6 in the high school cafeteria.

All varsity teams will be recognized. All athletes and their families are invited.

The Yellowjackets will present the following awards: Male and Female Athlete of the Year; Anthony C. Drago; Herb Burchell; Carl J. Delberta (male and female); E.C. Dutch Damaschke; Service and Athletics; and Cathy Lynch Patron to Athletics.

A dessert buffet will follow the awards presentation in the cafeteria.

Golf tournament June 8

Oneonta Professional Firefighters Local 2408 will host its fifth annual captain-and-crew golf tournament at 9 a.m. June 8 at the Ouleout Creek Golf Course.

Registration costs $280 per team or $70 per person and includes 18 holes, cart, food and prizes. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Greater Oneonta Football Association.

To register or for more information, call 607-829-2100.

Trapper training course June 8

The Davenport Center VFW will host a NYS trapper training course from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 8.

There is a limit of 20 students. To register, call Losie’s Gun Shop at 607-432-6452.

Youth soccer registration open

Registration forms for Oneonta’s fall recreational soccer program are being distributed through the Oneonta elementary schools.

Forms also are available at the Latte Lounge on Main Street in Oneonta.

Registration deadline is June 15. For more information, call Geoff Davis at 607-432-7485 or email

Golf events to benefit soccer club

The Headwaters Soccer Club will hold two charity golf tournaments to benefit its summer soccer camp program.

The 20th annual Hank Hotaling Charity Golf Tournament starts at 2 p.m. June 15 at the Stamford Golf Club. For more information or to register, call George Hotaling at 607-652-9503 or 607-435-8705 or email

The fifth annual Ouleout Creek Charity Golf Tournament begins at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 in Franklin. For more information or to register, call Bonnie Johnson at 607-287-1791 or email

Both tournaments are scramble format. Golfers may register individually or as teams.

Entry fee is $60 and includes greens fees, cart and buffet. First-, second- and third-place teams will receive awards.

Registration open for adult soccer

The Latte Lounge Oneonta Adult Summer Soccer League is securing teams and players.

The league will begin play in mid-June and run until early August. There will be men’s and women’s divisions for ages 17 and up.

To enter a team or to be placed on the free-agent list and hopefully get picked by a team, call Eric Miller at 607-287-0337 or email

For more information, visit the website

MX Rewind set for June 14-16

Unadilla Motocross in New Berlin will host the second MX Rewind weekend June 14-16.

MX Rewind will feature vintage and post-vintage cross country and motocross racing, appearances by motocross legends, a swap meet and bike shows, among other events.

For more information, call 607-965-8450 or visit the website

Milford Cat Classic 5K is June 15

The Milford Booster Club will host the Cat Classic 5K Run and Walk on June 15.

Registration runs from 9-10 a.m. in the Milford Central parking lot. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Milford Central driveway on 42 West Main St. and ends on the track finish line.

Cost to pre-register (by June 13) is $15 per person or $45 per family. Registration on race day is $20 per person. No family rate is available on race day.

For more information, call Gwen Merz at 607-286-7212 or email

Lacrosse league starts June 19

Lacrosse Oneonta’s summer league will run Monday and Wednesday nights from June 19-Aug. 14 at the 6th Ward Booster Club Park across from the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club.

Tentative times are 5:30 p.m. for the Instructional League and 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the Adult Competitive League.

Sign-ups are scheduled for 6-8 p.m. June 11 and 13. Proof of USLacrosse membership is required.

Fees include $25-50 for a mandatory USLacrosse Membership and $45 to join Lacrosse Oneonta. The latter includes a reversible jersey. Players may apply for or renew USLacrosse memberships at the website

The league furnishes goals, balls and the field. Participants will need a stick, a helmet, shoulder pads, arm guards, gloves and a mouthpiece.

For more information, call Bob or Kerry Leary at 607-433-0998, or email or

Hall to display World Series trophy

The San Francisco Giants’ 2012 World Series trophy will be on exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown from June 22-23.

The trophy will be on display in the Hall’s Library Atrium from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Access to the trophy is included with museum admission.

For more information, call 1-888-Hall-of-Fame or visit the website

Softball school runs June 24-27

The 6th Ward All County Softball School will run from 9 a.m.-noon June 24-27 at Ted Christman Field in Neahwa Park.

The school is for players ages 9-17 and teaches fundamentals of pitching, hitting, fielding and base running.

For more information or an application, call John Speranzi at 607-433-2126 or 607-434-8058.

Youth soccer camps start in June

The Headwaters Soccer Club is accepting registrations for its 2013 summer camps.

Seven camps will be held for boys and girls ages 7-17, including team camps.

Cost is $60 per camper per week. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and a water bottle.

The camps run from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday on the following dates:

June 24-28: at Otego American Legion Post 1555.

July 1-5: at Worcester Central.

July 8-12: at Mine Kill State Park.

July 15-19: at Mine Kill State Park.

July 22-26: at Edmeston Central.

July 29-Aug. 2: at Mine Kill State Park.

Aug. 5-9: at Oneonta State.

For a camp registration and information on bus transportation, call The New York Power Authority at 1-800-724-0309 or visit the website

Bowhunter course June 26-27

The Davenport Fire Department will host a NYS Bowhunter Education Course from 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 26-27.

Class size is limited to 40 students.

To register, call Losie’s Gun Shop at 607-432-6452.

O-State to host wrestling camp

Oneonta State will host Ken Chertow Wrestling’s Gold Medal Training Camp from July 12-15.

The camp is for wrestlers of all skill levels and ages. Group discounts are available.

The camp is also seeking a nurse to provide healthcare. In exchange for this service, the nurse may choose a wrestler to attend the camp for free. Nurse candidates also have the option of discussing wages and discounts instead.

For more information, call 814-466-3466 or visit the website

Girls basketball camp July 21-24

The Oneonta State women’s basketball team will host a developmental overnight/commuter camp for girls ages 10-18 from July 21-24.

Team members will serve as counselor’s for the camp, which is designed to develop fundamentals.

Daily activities include 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 instruction, fundamental stations, and games.

Cost is $295 for residents (overnight) and $255 for commuters. A $35 non-refundable deposit is required with the application. Those who submit applications and full payments by June 3 will receive a $10 discount. Group discounts are also available.

For more information, call Daphne Thompson at 607-436-2360.

Lacrosse camp July 24-27

SUNY Delhi will host the High Octane Lacrosse Camp for boys ages 8-18 from July 24-27.

Cost is $375 per person to attend the overnight camp, which is designed to enhance individual and team skills.

Registration and payment is due by July 1. For more information, call Delhi coach Bob Leary at 607-746-4610 or email

Soccer club to host British camps

The Cooperstown Soccer Club and Challenger Sports will host British Soccer Camps from July 29-Aug. 2 at Cooperstown Elementary.

Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a daily World Cup tournament. Campers receive a free replica jersey (for online registrations at least 45 days before camp), a ball, a t-shirt and access to

Free jerseys are given to those who register before June 14.

For more information, call Debbie LeCates at 607-547-7151 or email

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 and

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.