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May 4, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

The Daily Star

---- — Softball tourney set for Saturday

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

Hunter-Tannersville and Milford will play the tournament opener at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by Laurens and Roxbury at 1 p.m. The consolation game is scheduled for 3 p.m., followed by the championship game at 5 p.m.

Chicken dinner sales begin at noon. Dinners cost $9 each and include a half-chicken, two sides, roll, dessert and drink. Half-chickens only are $5 each.

Pre-sale tickets may be purchased from any Milford player or by calling 607-286-7212.

Hall opens baseball scout exhibit

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will open the interactive exhibit Diamond Mines on Saturday.

The exhibit, which honors baseball scouts, will begin a scheduled two-year run in the museum’s second floor and feature a computer interactive of an Anatomy of a Scouting Report that includes more than two dozen reports on players.

The opening will include a Voices of the Game program at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Grandstand Theater. Guests for the roundtable discussion on the role of scouts in baseball will include Hall of Fame executive Pat Gillick; winner of the 2011 Buck O’Neil Award Roland Hemond; Scout of the Year Program Executive Director Roberta Mazur; and Texas Rangers scout and senior special assistant Don Welke.

Tickets for the Voices of the Game event are free but limited and must be reserved in advance by calling 607-547-0397 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, visit the website

Free swimming starts Saturday

SUNY Delhi will offer free swimming from 1-5 p.m. at the college pool in Kunsela Hall on Saturday and Sunday.

The free program also will run May 11-12, May 18-19 and May 26.

Umpires look to strike out cancer

The local Schohanna Baseball/Softball Umpire Board will hold its third annual “Umpires Striking Out Cancer” event from Monday through May 11.

The umpires will donate a portion of their game fees to the American Cancer Society.

The board invites all the local baseball and softball programs to join in its fundraising efforts. For more information, call Mark Lamb at 607-432-0482 or email

Players sought for adult baseball

The Leatherstocking Baseball League is seeking players for its 2013 season.

Games are played from late May through early August in Oneonta, Cooperstown, Milford and Laurens. The league is open to players of all skill levels ages 22 and older.

For more information, call Gary Pochkar at 607-397-8633.

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

Send fees and entry forms to Rita Hansen, 52 Country Club Rd., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Trapper training course May 11

The Cherry Valley Fish and Game Club will host a NYS Trapper Training Course from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 11.

Class size is limited to 30 students. To register or for more information, call Gary at 607-432-9266 during evening hours.

Youth football sign-ups May 11

Oneonta Youth Football sign-ups will run from 9-11 a.m. May 11 at Riverside Elementary.

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

A copy of the player’s birth certificate and a $25 insurance fee is required.

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

For more information, call Jason Neer at 607-433-0840.

Techno Hunt League starts May 13

West End Archery is accepting sign-ups for its eight-week Summer Techno Hunt League, which starts May 13.

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

Riverside 5K set for May 19

The 10th annual Riverside Elementary 5K is scheduled for May 19.

Registration forms are available at and at the Riverside Elementary lobby.

OLL offering Yankees trips

Oneonta Little League will offer three bus trips to Yankee Stadium.

Eastern Travel will provide transportation for fans to visit Yankee Stadium on May 19 (vs. Toronto Blue Jays), Aug. 10 (vs. Detroit Tigers) and Sept. 21 (vs. San Fransisco Giants).

Cost is $65 per person and includes ticket to the game and bus transportation to and from the stadium. There is no limit on the number of tickets that may be purchased.

Reservations will be confirmed after receipt of payment. Checks should be made payable to Oneonta Little League and mailed to Terry Zimmer, 120 Park Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820. A $10 cash fee will be added to returned checks.

For more information, email with the number of seats you wish to reserve.

Wick offeringswim lessons

Hartwick College will offer swimming lessons at Moyer Pool through May 19.

Lessons will be available during afternoon and evening hours Monday-Thursday and Sunday each week. Cost is $15 for each 30-minute lesson.

All proceeds support the Hartwick College Swimming & Diving Program and benefit the annual winter training trip.

For more information, call coach Dale Rothenberger at 607-431-4714 or email

Hall to host baseball clinic

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host its annual Legends for Youth Skills Clinic from 4-7 p.m. May 24 at Doubleday Field.

The clinic gives youths ages 5-12 a chance to learn hands-on training from several former Major League Baseball players. The event concludes with an autograph session for participants.

Registration is free but limited. To register, call 607-547-0397.

Clinton Regatta adds new class

The General Clinton Canoe Regatta will offer a new class for the 70-mile Memorial Day race from Cooperstown to Bainbridge this year.

A competitive cruising class for adults and youths will be part of the Regatta, which is in its 51st year. The class will leave Cooperstown at 7 a.m. May 27.

Entry forms and more information are online at

For more information, call Rodney and Judy Robinson at 607-434-2634.

Registration open for adult soccer

The Latte Lounge Oneonta Adult Summer Soccer League is securing teams and players.

The league will begin play in mid-June and run until early August. There will be men’s and women’s divisions for ages 17 and up.

To enter a team or to be placed on the free-agent list and hopefully get picked by a team, call Eric Miller at 607-287-0337 or email For more information, visit

Milford Cat Classic 5K is June 15

The Milford Booster Club will host the Cat Classic 5K Run and Walk on June 15.

Registration runs from 9-10 a.m. in the Milford Central parking lot. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Milford Central driveway on 42 West Main St. and ends on the track finish line.

Cost to pre-register (by June 13) is $15 per person or $45 per family. Registration on race day is $20 per person. No family rate is available on race day.

For more information, call Gwen Merz at 607-286-7212 or email

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

Junior golf clinics set

Catskill Mountains Junior Golf, a new organization, will offer a major junior golf programs at the Meadows Golf Center in Margaretville and Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin this year.

The courses will host junior golf clinic days, a championship day and a parent/junior tournament in July.

The main program will be followed by a season-ending banquet and awards day at Mine Kill State Park in North Blenheim.

The program is open to youths ages 5-17 and focuses on learning how to play, rules, etiquette and proper dress, among other things.

For more information, visit the website or email

Outlaws seeking host families

The Oneonta Outlaws are seeking families to host one or more players this summer.

Each host family will receive $300 per player, which will be paid by the Outlaws upon arrival. Host families also will receive a $100 voucher per player. Vouchers may be used to buy food and/or souvenirs at Damaschke Field.

The compensation package also includes one family season pass, which includes admission to all home games during the regular season and playoffs.

For more information, call Outlaws general manager Steve Pindar at 607-432-6326 (office) or 607-437-8779 (cell), or email