Local grapplers win medals
Several students of Oneonta Brazilian Jiu Jitsu earned medals during the New York State Grappling Championships, which ran April 13 in Fredonia.
Students competed in two grappling styles - gi (traditional jacket and pants) or no gi. Divisions were further broken down by weight, age and experience level.
Jake Keenan and Jonah Herold placed first in gi and no gi; Genista Rifenbark won in gi and finished second in no gi; and Justin Rifenbark took first in gi; and master’s division entrant Kevin Graig took first in no gi and second in gi.
Ryan Grogan and Anthony Hewitt also placed second in gi, and Chris Callagy took third in no gi.
Oneonta Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is located at 55 South Main St. in Oneonta and offers classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, and kickboxing to students ages 14 and older.
Father, son win bench-press meet
Jordan Byrnes and his father, fellow Sidney resident Christopher, placed first in their respective divisions during the Clark Sports Center Monster bench Competition, which ran April 6 in Cooperstown.
Jordan, 12, won the youth 148-pound class by pressing a personal-record 160 pounds. His lift marked an unofficial New York state record. The official record is 104 pounds. The American record for ages 12-13 in the 148-pound class is 170 pounds.
Christopher Byrnes won the 148-pound division for ages 40-44 with a 380-pound bench press. The official American record for age 40-44 148-pounders is 335 pounds, which Byrnes will attempt to break in August.
A total of 69 lifters competed April 6.
Spring canoe race is Saturday
The Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers will hold its Spring Canoe Race at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Registration starts at 10 a.m. at the Route 205 Bridge Fishing Access Site.
The race will include all NYMCRA point classes, Recreation and Recreation Mixed.
For more information, call Jeff Shultis at 607-988-7898 or Gary Toombs at 607-432-3778.
Trapshoot set for Sunday
The Bainbridge Sportmen’s Club will hold a trapshoot at 9 a.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 607-967-2222.
SADD 5K event Sunday
The 15th annual SADD Strides For Safety 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair is scheduled for Sunday at Oneonta High.
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. Sunday 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 ‘spring classic’ Sunday
The Central New York Cyclists will host the annual “Check Your Legs” Spring Classic on Sunday.
The race starts at 11 a.m. in Garrattsville and is open to experienced and beginning racers. Experienced racers ride 38 miles (three laps) over a hilly course. Beginners ride 26 miles (two 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 email@example.com or visit the website www.centralnycycling.com.
Cooperstown to honor Fowler
The Village of Cooperstown will honor native Bud Fowler with the naming of the entrance into Doubleday Field as “Fowler Way” and with the installation of a permanent plaque in the brick wall of the first base bleachers at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Born John W. Jackson, Fowler is recognized as the first African-American player in organized professional baseball. He played for more than two decades in the 19th century, despite facing racial discrimination.
Fowler was born in nearby Fort Plain but grew up in Cooperstown, where his father worked as a barber on Main Street.
Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, Congressman Chris Gibson and MLB historian John Thorn will take part in the ceremony, which will take place at Doubleday Field.
Colonial Ridge to hold meetings
Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens will hold league meetings on the following dates:
April 23: Tuesday AM Men, 9 a.m.
April 25: Thursday PM Men, 5 p.m.
April 27: Friday PM Couples, 5 p.m.
April 29: Monday AM Ladies, 8:30 a.m.; Monday PM Ladies, 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call 607-263-5291.
Golf tournament May 11 at OCC
Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego counties will hold its fifth annual golf tournament at 12:30 p.m. May 11 at the Oneonta Country Club.
Entry fee is $75 per golfer and includes golf, cart and buffet. All proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities.
Entry forms are available at the Catholic Charities office at 176 Main Street in Oneonta, at the Oneonta Country Club, and online at www.charitiesccdo.org.
Send fees and entry forms to Rita Hansen, 52 Country Club Rd., Oneonta, NY 13820.
Riverside 5K set for May 19
The 10th annual Riverside Elementary 5K is scheduled for May 19.
Registration forms are available online at www.oneontacsd.org and at the Riverside Elementary lobby.
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 headwaterssoccer.com.