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May 17, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

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Oneonta Youth Football will hold sign-ups from 9-10:30 a.m. this Saturday and June 7 at Oneonta Little League’s Doc Knapp Field.

Players must be age 8 by Dec. 1 and cannot turn 13 before Sept. 1. Seventh-graders are not eligible.

Players must bring a copy of their birth certificates and a $25 registration fee to sign-ups.

Practices will begin at the end of August. Games will be played in September and October.

For more information, call Jason Neer at 607-353-7130.

Milford Academy to practice

Milford Academy in New Berlin will hold its spring practice for the Class of 2014 at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and a complimentary buffet for visiting coaches will be served at Alumni Hall immediately after practice.

To RSVP, call Bill Chaplick at 607-847-9260 or email bc55@milfordacademy.org.

Youth golf clinics start Sunday

The new Greater Oneonta Junior Golf Association will host Sunday golf clinics for boys and girls ages 5-13 starting at 3 p.m. this Sunday at the Oneonta Country Club.

PGA Golf Professionals Kevin Burnsworth (Dick’s Sporting Goods) and Matt Schulte (Oneonta Country Club) will conduct the clinics, which will run five straight Sundays.

Cost is $50 per child for all five Sundays and includes PGA Golf instruction, playing time on the golf course each week, golf shirt, bag tag and closing picnic. Participants also will play specific holes each week based on their abilities. All children will learn proper etiquette and ball-striking.

The program includes discounted golf rounds for parents and their children after the clinics. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Burnsworth at 607-434-5058 or email him at kbpga1@gmail.com.

Riverside 5K set for Sunday

The 11th annual Riverside Elementary 5K Run will take place Sunday.

Registration forms are available online at www.oneontacsd.org, at Riverside Elementary School and by emailing bzeh@oneontacsd.org.

Carolee’s Run/Walk is Sunday

The sixth annual Carolee’s 5K Run/Walk will start at 10 a.m. Sunday in Gilbertsville’s Centennial Park.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. and costs $20 per person. All proceeds will go to a scholarship for a graduating Gilbertsville-Mount Upton scholar-athlete in the name of Carolee Dunham, who died in a November 2007 car accident during her senior year at G-MU.

An auction and entertainment will follow the race. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call Marna Dunham at 607-783-2305.

Trapshoot Sunday in Bainbridge

The Bainbridge Sportsmen’s Club will hold a trapshoot at 9 a.m. Sunday, weather-permitting.

For more information, call 607-967-2222.

Youth baseball clinic May 23

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will present the Legends for Youth Skills Clinic on May 23 at Doubleday Field.

Former major leaguers Joel Bennett, Dave Criscione, John Doherty, David Eckstein, Brian Fisher, Steve Grilli, Scott Hatteberg, Mark Kotsay and Reggie Sanders will participate in the clinic, which is for children ages 7-12. The clinic runs from 4-7 p.m. and includes two hours of on-field time with instructors and an autograph session.

Registration is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 607-547-0397.

BASE Race set for May 24

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host the third annual BASE Race on May 24 as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend.

The charity runs begin with a competitive 10-kilometer race at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K fun run at 8:15 a.m. Both will start and end at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Former major league players will be a part of the race activities.

Pre-registration costs $25 per person or $50 for families and includes a T-shirt (first 300 to register), a goodie bag, a general admission ticket to the Classic and an admission ticket to the Hall that is valid May 24.

Race-day registration is $40 per person and $65 for families. Proceeds support the Hall’s “Be A Superior Example” program, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices for people of all ages.

To sign up, visit the website www.baseballhall.org/BASErace. For more information, call the Hall at 607-547-0397 or the Clark Sports Center at 607-547-2800.

HOF Classic tickets on sale

Tickets for the sixth Baseball Hall of Fame Classic are on sale.

Six National Baseball Hall of Famers and more than two dozen former major leaguers will take part in the seven-inning exhibition game, which is slated for May 24 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

The day will open with the Cooperstown Main Street Game Day Parade at noon, followed by a pre-game hitting contest at 1 p.m. First pitch is slated for 2:05 p.m.

Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith return as team captains and managers. They will be joined by Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Rollie Fingers, along with two Hall of Famers to be announced. Rosters will be announced in April.

Tickets are available via phone at 1-877-726-9028 or online at www.baseballhall.org. Tickets cost $12.50 for first- and third-base seats and $11 for general admission outfield seats.

The Hall’s Night at the Museum program will follow at 7 p.m. as Hall of Famers and former players will greet fans throughout the museum.

The Hall also will host a golf outing featuring Hall of Fame members at the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown. A limited number of spots available for golfers. For more information, call 607-547-0310.

Hall of Fame Classic Weekend also includes the Legends for Youth Skills Clinic from 4-7 p.m. May 23 and an exclusive photo opportunity with Hall of Fame members at 9:30 a.m. May 24. Pre-orders are required for both opportunities by calling 607-547-0397.

Regatta inductions set for May 24

The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce will host the General Clinton Canoe Regatta’s third Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner May 24 at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge.

The event, which is part of the 52nd annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta Weekend from May 23-26, will honor 2014 inductees Ed Ray, Dave Price, Blaise St. Pierre, Gary Aprea, Jeff Kolka and the late Willis Hackett.

The ceremony and dinner will start with a meet-and-greet from 3-4 p.m. in the Hall of Fame tent. Dinner will be catered by Hot Rod’s BBQ.

Tickets cost $25 per person and must be ordered by May 12. Dinner tickets include reserved seating for the induction ceremony, which will be open to the public as standing-room only. Ticket forms are available online at www.canoeregatta.org as well as NBT Bank and Bob’s Diner in Bainbridge.

The Beadle Brothers Band will perform after the ceremony and fireworks will follow at 10 p.m.

For more information, call John Harmon at 607-237-6008 or email him at jharmon@mkl.com.

Baseball book signing May 24

Augur’s Corner Book Store in Cooperstown will hold a book signing for Andy Strasberg’s “Baseball Fantography” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 24.

The book features several photos by Cooperstown resident Homer Osterhoudt, who will be present for autographs. Osterhoudt has attended 66 of the 69 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, including the first in 1939.

For more information, call Augur’s Corner Book Store at 607-547-2422.

Archery league starts May 27

West End Archery is holding sign-ups for its summer TechnoHunt League, which runs from May 27-July 20.

To sign up or for more information, visit West End Archery at 435 Chestnut St. in Oneonta or call 607-432-4947.

MX Rewind coming to Unadilla

Unadilla MX in New Berlin will host its MX Rewind event from May 30-June 1.

The vintage and off-road racing event will feature three full days of vintage racing, including AHRMA vintage cross-country and the addition of AHRMA Observed Trials. The weekend starts with cross-country and trials events May 30.

Motocross racing begins May 31. More than 30 AHRMA vintage motocross classes will race both motos May 31, when Unadilla also will run the first moto for nine promoter-support classes for bikes from 1998 or earlier. The support classes will include three modern classes for children of racers who don’t have vintage bikes.

The May 31 schedule also includes the reworked Team Cup Challenge, which is based on a four-racer team led by a former MX legend as team captain.

On June 1, more than 30 AHRMA post-vintage classes begin, as well as the second moto for the promoter-added classes.

Pre-entry and post-entry is available for all racing classes at MX Rewind. All AHRMA classes do require that racers be full or weekend members of AHRMA. Those who pre-enter an AHRMA class must be full members.

Weekend AHRMA memberships are available at the track. Unadilla promoter-support classes do not require memberships and may be pre- or post-entered.

For more information, visit the website www.mxrewind.com, email info@unadillamx.com or call 607-965-8450.

Unadilla MX to host events

Unadilla MX in New Berlin will host the third annual Team Cup Challenge during its MX Rewind event, which runs May 30-June 1.

Vintage racers will pair up with their champions and compete for this casual “national title.” Participants will receive Full Factory treatment and race side-by-side with motocross standouts such as Guy Cooper, John Dowd, Doug Henry, Barry Higgins, Mickey Kessler, Ron Lechien, Jeff Stanton, Chuck Sun and Jimmy Weinert.

Teams may consist of parents and children, husbands and wives, friends and other combinations. Entry fee is $200 per rider. The challenge is limited to 25 riders.

Unadilla MX also will host the Canadian-American Challenge on June 1. The new event will feature teams of American racers against teams of Canadian racers and is open to all vintage racers. Teams may have one expert/pro racer and two at the novice, intermediate or amateur levels. Each team must have all American or all Canadian citizens.

The overall winner, the top oldest finisher and the top youngest finisher also will be recognized with special awards.

The Can-Am Challenge will be limited to five American teams and five Canadian teams. Teams may pre-register online at www.mxrewind.com, by emailing info@unadillamx.com or by calling 607-965-8450.

Unadilla MX announces schedule

Unadilla MX in New Berlin will continue to celebrate its 45th anniversary with the remaining events on its 2014 schedule.

May 30-June 1: MX Rewind Vintage MX Weekend.

June 22: District 3 MX.

July 11-13: ATV National Weekend.

Aug. 8-10: Pro National MX Weekend.

Sept. 6-7: Grand National Cross Country.

For more information, call Unadilla MX at 607-965-8450, email info@unadillamx.com or visit the website www.unadillamx.com.

OLL to offer Yankees trips

Oneonta Little League will offer two bus trips to Yankee Stadium this year, starting with New York’s July 19 home game against the Cincinnati Reds.

The OLL also will offer a trip to see the Yankees host the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 9.

Cost is $70 per person and includes bus transportation and one game ticket. OLL players, families and sponsors may request tickets now. Tickets will be available to the general public June 1.

To reserve a seat or for more information, email Terry Zimmer at tzimmer2@stny.rr.com.

Walton awards night June 2

The Walton Central School annual sports awards night will start at 6 p.m. June 2 in the high school auditorium. All varsity teams will be recognized.

OHS awards night June 4

Oneonta High will host its 68th annual Varsity “O” Athletic Awards Evening at 7 p.m. June 4 in the OHS cafeteria.

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

Special awards include the Male and Female Athletes of the Year and the Anthony C. Drago, Herb Burchell, Carl J. Delberta, E.C. Dutch Damaschke, Cathy Lynch Patron to Athletics and Service and Athletics awards.

A dessert buffet will follow in the cafeteria.

Covered Bridge Run is June 7

The 19th annual Delhi Covered Bridge Run is set for June 7. The event features a 10-kilometer run, a 5K run and a 5K health walk.

Entry forms are online at www.clasiladies.com/delhi-covered-bridge-run.html. Entry fee is $20 for those who sign up online and $25 at the race. Long-sleeved T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register before May 1.

Proceeds will fund two scholarships to Delaware County graduating seniors and the Catskill Mountain Club for building hiking trails in Delaware County.

Race director Amy Beveridge said via email that last year’s event drew 469 participants and raised more than $15,000.

For more information, call Beveridge at 607-278-5461 or email csvia@delhitel.net.

Lumberjack qualifiers June 7

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS will host its Professional Northeast Qualifier for the area’s top lumberjacks June 7 in Cooperstown.

Local residents will take part in the hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop for a chance to earn entry into the U.S. Championship, which will run from June 20-22 at Norfolk Scope Arena in Virginia and air on ABC in September.

For more information, visit the website www.stihlusa.com.

Hall to celebrate 75th anniversary

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will celebrate its 75th anniversary June 12.

Hall of Famers Joe Morgan and Cal Ripken Jr. will take part in a dedication ceremony on the Hall’s front steps at 11 a.m. June 12.

At 1 p.m., local residents Homer Osterhoudt and Howard Talbot, who were present for the opening of the museum June 12, 1939, will share their memories in the Bullpen Theater.

The Hall will open its newest exhibit, Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend, at 10 a.m. June 13. Members of the Ruth family will be present.

For more information, visit the website www.baseballhall.org.

Cat Classic 5K is June 14

The second annual Cat Classic 5K Run & Walk, sponsored by the Milford Booster Club, is set for June 14 at Milford Central.

The race starts at 10:30 a.m. rain or shine in front of the school driveway and ends on the track finish line.

Pre-registration by June 12 is $15 per person or $45 per family. Registration on race day is $20 per person.

Strollers are allowed. The top male and female finishers will win awards. Medals will be given to the top three finishers in all age-groups.

To request registration forms, email mcswildcatsboosterclub@gmail.com.

Soccer league seeks 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 with full-sized goals.

For more information, call league director Eric Miller at 607-287-0337 or email headwaterssoccer.com.

Charity golf tourneys set

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

The 21st annual Hank Hotaling Charity Golf Tournament will start at 2 p.m. June 21 at the Stamford Golf Club.

The sixth annual Ouleout Creek Charity Golf Tournament will start at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 in Franklin.

Both tournaments are scramble format. Players may register as teams or individuals. Entry fee is $60 per person and includes greens fees, cart and buffet.

First-, second- and third-place teams will receive awards.

For more information or to register, call George Hotaling (Stamford) at 607-652-9503 or email GHteach15@aol.com, or call Bonnie Johnson (Ouleout Creek) at 607-432-3385 or email ladycamel19@yahoo.com.

Soccer camps begin June 30

The Headwaters Summer Soccer Camp will celebrate its 25th year this summer with seven camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 as well as team camps.

Camps cost $60 per week and run from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays during the summer. Campers will receive a T-shirt and a water bottle.

The following is a list of the camps:

June 30-July 4: at Otego American Legion Post 1555.

July 7-11: at Worcester Central School.

July 14-18: at Mine Kill State Park.

July 21-25: at Mine Kill State Park.

July 28-Aug. 1: at Edmeston Central.

Aug. 4-8: at Mine Kill State Park.

Aug. 11-15: at Oneonta State.

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

Softball school starts June 30

The 6th Ward All County Softball School will run from 9 a.m.-noon June 30-July 3 at Field 4 in Neahwa Park.

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

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

Delhi to host swim program

The SUNY Delhi summer swim program for children and adults will begin June 30.

Water Aerobics Classes will be held from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays during the summer at a cost of $45 per person. Swim practices will be from noon-1 p.m., lap swim from 1-1:30 p.m., and open swim from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

Community swimming lessons will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon in the Kunsela Hall pool. Classes include American Red Cross Levels I-VI, Basic Water Rescue, infant/toddler/preschoolers program and a Level VI diving class. Swim team practice also is available.

To participate in Community Swimming Lessons, Delhi, Bovina and Meredith residents should contact their village clerk to register for free enrollment. Hamden residents should contact their town or village clerk to register for one three-week session with a cost of $15 per child, payable to Hamden Town Clerk. Proof of residency is required. Non-residents may participate at a cost of $45 per person per session.

Cost for daily use of the pool is $3 per child, $4 per senior and $5 per adult. Passes are available.

Kunsela Hall pool will be closed July 4.

For more information, call aquatics coordinator John Kolodziej at 607-746-4263 visit the website www.delhi.edu/athletics/aquatics/.

SUNY Delhi seeking lifeguards

SUNY Delhi has openings for lifeguards and swim instructors for its summer learn-to-swim program, which runs June 30-Aug. 8.

For more information, call John Kolodziej at 607-746-4263 or 607-287-1116, or email kolodzje@delhi.edu.

Hartwick to hold summer camps

Hartwick College will host the following sports camps this summer.

July 6-10: Soccer Development & Skills I (ages 9-19).

July 6-12: Competitive Swimming I (ages 8-18).

July 7-10: Junior Hawks Soccer I (session 1, ages 4-8).

July 12-16: Soccer Development & Skills II (ages 9-19).

July 13-16: Junior Hawks Soccer I (session 2, ages 4-8).

July 13-17: Boys Basketball (ages 8-18).

July 13-19: Competitive Swimming II (ages 8-18).

July 20-26: Competitive Swimming III (ages 8-18).

July 27-Aug. 1: Springboard Diving (ages 8-18).

For more information, visit the website www.hartwickhawks.com/summercamps.

Basketball camp runs July 7-11

Oneonta State will host its 11th annual Red Dragon Basketball Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 7-11.

The camp, which has a 9-to-1 camper-to-coach ratio, is open to boys and girls ages 6-17.

Cost is $160 per camper and includes T-shirt and basketball. For more information, call O-State men’s basketball coach Vince Medici at 607-436-3280 or email him at Medicivj@oneonta.edu.

O-State to host basketball camp

The Oneonta State women’s basketball team will host a developmental overnight/commuter camp for girls ages 10-18 from the evening of July 20 to 3 p.m. July 23.

Camp counselors will include present team members. The camp is designed to develop fundamentals. Daily activities include one-on-one and three-on-three instruction, fundamental stations and games.

Cost is $305 for overnight residents and $265 for commuters. A $35 non-refundable deposit is required with each application. Registration form, health form, payment and emergency contact information form are required to attend camp.

Campers who submit applications with full payments by June 2 will receive a $10 discount. The discount is also available to groups of five or more from the same school who register together. Applications received after July 7 require payments in full at the time of registration.

For more information, call O-State women’s basketball coach Daphne Thompson at 607-436-2360 or email her at Daphne.Thompson@oneonta.edu.