Cheerleading recognized as sport in N.Y.
In a 17-0 vote by the Board of Regents, cheerleading was recognized as a sport in New York state Tuesday.
It’s the first time competitive cheerleading will be recognized in New York. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association will regulate the sport under its statewide umbrella.
“The NYSPHSAA is excited to have competitive cheer recognized as a sport; today’s vote allows our association to implement coaching and safety standards for cheer coaches as well as highlight and promote the incredible athletes who participate in the sport with a championship event,” NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas said in a media release.
In 2013, the NYSPHSAA conducted its first competitive cheerleading events with the East and West Regional Invitational Tournaments during the winter season.
Pro wrestlers to meet fans at Legends on Friday
On the eve of Saturday’s Rumble on the Mound, a professional wrestling event at Damaschke Field, several wrestlers will be on hand at 5 p.m. Friday at Legends Sports Bar for a Meet and Greet.
Mick Foley, the Honky Tonk Man, Steve Corino, Johnny Valiant, Alex Cross, and spirit squad Kenny and Mikey are among those who’ll attend.
Fans will have a chance Friday to win tickets to Saturday’s event, which starts at 2 p.m. and will include a 12-man battle royal.
Also, Valiant will hold a comedy show from 7-7:30 p.m. Friday at Legends.
Adult summer soccer league looking for players
The Latte Lounge Oneonta Co-Ed Adult Summer Soccer League is securing players and teams for the 2014 season. Play will begin in mid-June and run through early August.
The league is for players 17 and older, and offers an opportunity for high school and college players, coaches and adults to participate.
It’s a 7-on-7 format on a field 75-by-70 yards and full-sized goals, which allows for plenty of scoring.