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June 7, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — Dubbens to enter CV-S Hall

Cherry Valley-Springfield will induct former baseball coach Ed Dubben and his son Scott into its Athletic Hall of Fame on June 20.

Their inductions will take place during the CV-S Athletic Awards Night, which starts at 6 p.m. June 20 in the high school auditorium.

Ed Dubben’s lengthy career included numerous Tri-Valley League crossover championships, several East Division titles and an appearance in the Section Four Class D championship game.

Scott Dubben was a three-sport standout (soccer, basketball, baseball) and set several program records in baseball for the Patriots. He went on to play Division III baseball at Oneonta State.

Delhi inductions Saturday

SUNY Delhi will hold its annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday at the college’s Clark Field House.

The Broncos will induct Stuart Silverstein (Class of 1972) as an outstanding supporter, former wrestler Garrett Keith (1984), former cross country/track athlete Jestina McPherson Dawson (2004) and their 1963-64 men’s soccer team, which went 4-0 in its first season.

A reception with light refreshments and the Alumni Awards Dinner will follow the ceremony, which will take place in conjunction with Alumni Weekend.

For more information, call Delhi athletics director Bob Backus at 607-746-4677.

Powerlifting competition Saturday

Muscles in Motion in Oneonta will host a powerlifting competition at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Powerbowl will feature male and female lifters ages 13 and older who will compete in open, junior (13-17) and masters (50-plus) divisions. Men’s weight classes are 148, 165, 181, 198, 220, 242, 275 and 275-plus. Women’s weight classes are 105, 123, 148, 165, 198 and 198-plus.

Events include bench press, deadlift and push/pull.

Weigh-ins and gear checks run from 7:30-9 a.m. Saturday, followed by warm-ups at 9 a.m.

Entry fee is $50 per lifter or $50 per team (five members).

For more information, call Tom Knuth at 607-426-4025.

Golf event set for Saturday

The Tri Valley Colts will host a parent-child golf tournament beginning with an 8 a.m shotgun start Saturday at the Colonial Ridge Golf Course in Laurens.

Cost to enter the captain-and-mate tournament is $50 per U-14 team and $60 per 15-and-over team. Greens fees and cart cost extra. Youths ages 12 and under play and ride for free.

Prize money, skins, pin shots and barbecue lunch are included.

Eligible pairings include parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, parent in-law and child in-law, and aunt/uncle and nephew/niece.

Hall to host blood drive Saturday

The National Baseball Hall of Fame will host a blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross in conjunction with Bassett Healthcare from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Cooper Park, adjacent to the Hall in a Red Cross bloodmobile.

Donors will receive free admission into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Those who haven’t donated blood within the last 56 days are eligible.

The Hall is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday.

Football sign-ups Saturday

Oneonta Youth Football will hold sign-ups from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday 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.

Covered Bridge Run is Saturday

The 19th annual Delhi Covered Bridge Run is set for 9 a.m. Saturday. The event features a 10-kilometer run, a 5K run and a 5K health walk.

Entry forms are online at Entry fee is $20 for those who sign up online and $25 at the race.

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

Lumberjack qualifiers Sunday

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS will host its Professional Northeast Qualifier for the area’s top lumberjacks from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Lakefront Park 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

Interskate 88 to host roller derby

The Oneonta Derailing Darlings will oppose the CNY Wonderbrawlers in a roller derby match at 2 p.m. Sunday at Interskate 88 in Oneonta.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $8. Cost is $5 for students, senior citizens and children under age 12.

Refreshments and children’s activities will be available during the match. Gift certificates and other prizes will be raffled at halftime.

Proceeds from the match will help the Derailing Darlings for travel games, new uniforms and their application to the Women’s Flat Track Association Apprentice Program.

The Darlings are 4-2 on the season. The Wonderbrawlers are from Utica.

For more information, call Interskate 88 at 607-432-0366 or email

Unatego awards night Wednesday

Unatego will host its annual Varsity Awards night at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Special awards include the Brian Truhn outstanding senior athletes and the most improved athletes.

Hall to celebrate 75th anniversary

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

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.

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. Friday. Members of the Ruth family will be present.

For more information, visit the website

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

Golf tournament set for June 14

The Cullman Child Development Center in Sidney will host the 15th annual Cullman Golf Challenge on June 14 at the Afton Golf Course.

The captain-and-crew event will open with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The event ends with a buffet lunch for all participants and includes raffles, prizes and a hole-in-one tournament with a $5,000 prize.

All proceeds benefit the Cullman Child Development Center.

To enter the tournament, offer a sponsorship or donate prizes, call Amy Williams at 607-563-7529.

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

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, or call Bonnie Johnson (Ouleout Creek) at 607-432-3385 or email

Soccer tournament has openings

The World Cup Festival has team openings for its soccer tournaments, which will run from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. June 22 at Neahwa Park in Oneonta.

The festival is seeking two girls modified teams (ages 12-15) and two adult teams (ages 19-and-older).

Each team will field six players and have a maximum roster of 10. Registration deadline is June 1.

Trophies for first- and second-place teams will be awarded at 5 p.m. June 22, followed by an exhibition match featuring former professional soccer players and selected players from the tournament.

For more information, call Eddie Kingston at 718-913-9503 or visit the website

Unadilla MX sets schedule

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

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 or visit the website

Summer lacrosse starts June 23

Lacrosse Oneonta will hold sign-ups for its summer leagues from 6-8 p.m. June 11 and 16 at the 6th Ward Booster Club Park in Oneonta.

The leagues will run Mondays and Wednesdays from June 23 through Aug. 13, with youths starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by competitive play from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

USLacrosse membership is required to participate. Proof of membership must be presented at sign-ups. Cost for membership is $25-$50 and may be renewed or applied for at the website

Cost to join Lacrosse Oneonta is $45 and includes a reversible jersey. The league will supply goals, balls and field. Participants must have 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

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

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

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

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

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

Soccer ref classes start July 16

Classes for high school soccer officials will run from 6-8 p.m. July 16 in Oneonta State’s Morris Conference Center.

To register or for more information, call Michael Culligan at 607-432-1998.

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. To reserve a seat or for more information, email Terry Zimmer at

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

Soccer camp starts July 21

Michael Iannelli will present the 13th anniversary of his summer soccer camps at The Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta on July 21-25.

The camp will include the individual skills and drills, player evaluation sheets, team play and concepts, soccer Olympics, a World Cup team tournament, and shoot-and-save contests.

For more information or a camp brochure, call Iannelli at 607-435-1690.

O-State to host lacrosse camp

Oneonta State will hold the High Octane Lacrosse Camp for boys ages 8-18 from July 23-26.

Cost is $400 for overnight camp and $300 for day camp.

For more information, call Bob Leary at 315-601-1980 or email

O-State to host youth camp

Oneonta State will host the 18th annual Eastman Associates Munchkin All-Sport Camp for children ages 5-12 from July 28-31.

The camp runs daily, with a short session that runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and a long session that goes from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $60 for the short session and $90 for the long session.

Soccer, tennis, basketball, kickball, racquetball, T-ball, track and badminton will be offered. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the Oneonta State women’s soccer program.

For more information, call O-State women’s soccer coach Liz McGrail at 607-436-3474 or email

Kids play for free at OCC

The Oneonta Country Club will offer free golf to children ages 14-and-under this year

The club also will offer free golf to members who have children ages 18-and-under. Introductory individual memberships cost $795 per year. Spouses may be included at a total family cost of $1,295.

For more information, call the OCC at 607-432-8950 or visit the website

OTC offering private lessons

The Oneonta Tennis Center will offer private tennis lessons throughout the summer.

Tennis director Peter Dumas, who is an assistant tennis coach at Hartwick College, will be available for lessons at $60 per hour ($48 for members). Paul van der Sommen also will be available for lessons at $70 each ($56 for members).

Lessons will be offered at the OTC and other Oneonta-area tennis courts.

Dumas also is offering one free half-hour lesson to all patrons.