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April 14, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

Milford's Wolfe to meet Obama

Milford native Paul Wolfe and NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski will be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday.

Wolfe is Keselowski's crew chief and helped the driver of the No. 2 Dodge to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Championship last season. Obama will honor the team, including Penske Racing owner Roger Penske, at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The event will be streamed live on the website www.whitehouse.gov/live.

Six advance in Cobleskill P,H&R

Six Cobleskill-area youths won titles during the annual Scotts Turf/Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run local qualifier at SUNY Cobleskill on April 9.

All six earned the right to advance to sectional competition at noon May 19 at Damaschke Field in Oneonta's Neahwa Park.

Sectional winners qualify for Team Championships, which run across the country May 25-June 29 at all 30 major league ballparks.

The national finals will be held at the MLB Fan Fest during All-Star Summer from July 12-16 at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.

Cobleskill's local qualifiers were as follows:

Boys 9-10: David Nicholas, Cobleskill.

Boys 11-12: Joseph DeChristopher, Richmondville.

Boys 13-14: Devin Lewis, Cobleskill.

Girls 7-8: Braelynn Sisson, Central Bridge.

Girls 11-12: Alyssa Pacatte, Cobleskill.

Girls 13-14: Alexandra Pacatte, Cobleskill.

Each contestant pitched into a major league strike zone, hit off of a tee for distance and accuracy, and were timed during a run from second base to home plate.

For more information on the sectional championships, call Steven Andrews or David Coury at 607-432-0680 or e-mail sandrews@oneonta.ny.us or dcoury@oneonta.ny.us.

Softball tournament May 4

The Milford Booster Club and the Milford varsity softball team will host the Milford Softball Tournament and Chicken Barbecue on May 4.

Roxbury and Sharon Springs will play the tournament opener at 10 a.m. May 4, followed by Hunter-Tannersville and the Wildcats. The consolation game is scheduled for 2 p.m., followed by the championship game at 4 p.m.

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