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April 3, 2014

Area Sports Briefs

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The Adult Summer Softball League in Oneonta will hold open registration for the 2014 season through April 30.

Men’s and women’s teams wishing to play this summer may attend the final informational meetings for each league at the skatehouse in Neahwa Park. The final women’s meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. today. The final men’s meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday.

Registration costs $600 per team and includes forfeit bond and liability fee. Money should be sent to Louie Barnes, P.O. Box 925, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Swim club seeking members

The Sidney Swim Club Summer Competitive Team is accepting sign-ups.

Youths of all ages from all school districts are eligible for the team, which competes April 21-Aug. 15.

Registration fee is $80 and includes USA membership, team cap and T-shirt. Monthly dues cost $25, but sibling discounts are available. Reduced fees are available for qualifying families as well.

For more information, email Sidneyswimclub@sidnesycsd.org or visit the websites www.facebook.com/Sidneyswimclub?ref=hl or www.sidneycsd.org/SidneySwimClub.aspx.

SADD run set for April 27

The 16th annual SADD Strides For Safety 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair will be held April 27 at Oneonta High.

Registration and the health fair begins at 11:30 a.m. The race starts at 1 p.m.

Fee is $15 before April 27 and $20 on race day. Those registering by April 1 will be guaranteed an event T-shirt. Registration forms are available at schools in Oneonta, Franklin and Unatego, or by going online at www.oneontacsd.org/news.cfm.

The event raises money for local SADD chapters. For more information, email SADD adviser Cathy Lynch at CLynch@oneontacsd.org.

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.

Kids play for free at OCC

The Oneonta Country Club will offer free golf to children of members this season.

Introductory individual memberships cost $795 per year. Spouses may be included at a total family cost of $1,295.

The OCC also will offer a summer membership at the Oneonta Tennis Club featuring indoor and outdoor tennis as well as outdoor pool privileges from May 1 to Labor Day. For more information, call the OCC at 607-432-0950 or visit the website oneontacountryclub.org.

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.

OCC leagues start in April

The Oneonta Country Club is accepting sign-ups for its Wednesday night men’s league and its Thursday night open league.

Teams will play nine holes weekly in both leagues, which are open to the public.

The Wednesday night men’s league opens with a shotgun start at 5:15 p.m. and runs from April 9-Aug. 27. The league will feature 20 two-man teams. A league fee of $50 will go toward a year-end banquet and prizes for the winners. Cost is $20 per week, which includes greens fees and cart.

The Thursday night open league runs from April 10-Aug. 28 and will have an early division (tee off between 2:30-4 p.m.) and a late division (4-5:45 p.m.). Two-person teams may be any combination of men and women. The league fee is $50 and weekly cost is $12 to walk and $20 to ride.

For more information, call Dave Weaver at 607-432-9074 or email him at dweaver@gbrobertsagency.com.

Golf leagues start soon

Colonial Ridge Golf in Laurens is accepting sign-ups for 2014 league play.

Leagues will meet on the following dates:

April 24: Thursday PM Men, 5 p.m.

April 26: Friday PM Couples, 5 p.m.

April 28: Monday AM Ladies, 9 a.m.; Monday PM Ladies, 5:30 p.m.

April 29: Tuesday AM Men, 9 a.m..

May 1: Thursday AM Seniors, 8:30 a.m.

League play costs $7 per week for non-course members. A one-time fee of $25 for dues pays for the banquet and prizes.

For more information, call Colonial Ridge Golf at 607-263-5291.

Youth golf clinics start May 18

The new Greater Oneonta Junior Golf Association will host Sunday golf clinics for boys and girls ages 5-13 starting at 3 p.m. May 18 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. Registration is limited to the first 50 children who sign up by May 2. Payment is required with each reservation.

To reserve a spot or for more information, call Burnsworth at 607-434-5058 or email him at kbpga1@gmail.com.

Junior golf program starts soon

Catskill Mountains Junior Golf is accepting applications for 2014.

The program, which includes clinics, a parent-junior tournament and a banquet, will be offered at Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin and at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury.

Youths ages 5-17 may participate.

For applications or more information, visit the website www.catskillmountainsjuniorgolf.com.

Hartwick to hold swim lessons

Hartwick College will offer swimming lessons at Moyer Pool through May 18. Lessons are available afternoons and evenings from Mondays through Thursdays and Sundays.

Cost is $15 per 30-minute lesson. All proceeds support the Hartwick swimming and diving program and benefit its annual winter training trip.

For more information, call Hartwick swimming coach Dale Rothenberger at 607-431-4714 or email him at rothenberged@hartwick.edu.

O-State to host wrestling clinics

Oneonta State will host its Red Dragon Wrestling Clinic Series on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Chase Physical Education Building wrestling room through April 22.

The elementary school division runs from 6-7 p.m. and focuses on fundamentals and technique. The middle/high school division runs from 7-8 p.m. and focuses on fundamentals, technique, drills, match strategy and training.

O-State wrestling coach Duane Ritter will run the series, which will feature assistants Rocco Caponi, Bill Cooper, Mike Hamilton and Nate Leonard. O-State wrestlers and PHED 207 coaching certification students will serve as volunteer coaches and guest clinicians as well.

Cost is $45 per athlete. For more information, call Ritter at 607-436-2100 or email him at ritterda@oneonta.edu.

Hall overnights end Saturday

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will close its Extra Innings Overnights program Saturday.

The program features a sleepover in the Hall’s Plaque Gallery for children ages 7-12 and their parents/guardians. The last installment is open to museum members only.

Cost is $49.95 per person and includes after-hours access to the Hall’s public areas, hands-on programs throughout the museum, a late-night snack, a movie in the Bullpen Theater and a light breakfast the following morning. All junior participants will receive a Hall of Fame knapsack and mementos.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, call the Hall’s education department at 607-547-0313.

GOTR fundraiser set for Saturday

Girls on the Run of Central New York will host its second annual Guys Night Out at Brewery Ommegang from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday.

This guys-only event is designed to create awareness of the program and to raise funds to support the nonprofit organization that provides a transformational learning program for girls in grades 3-8. GOTR CNY serves more than 750 girls annually across Otsego, Chenango, Delaware, Montgomery, Herkimer and Schoharie counties.

Brewery Ommegang will provide VIP treatment for all attendees. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception and beer tasting. Participants receive a complimentary beer glass with the tasting. A four-course dinner prepared especially for this event by the brewery’s chef will take place in Cafe Ommegang. College basketball games will be shown on the brewery’s televisions. Complimentary transportation from the Doubleday Field parking lot in Cooperstown to and from the brewery is included with each ticket.

A limited number of tickets will be sold at $100 apiece and must be purchased in advance. Those who purchase four tickets will receive a fifth ticket at no charge. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit GOTR CNY. Tickets are available online at www.girlsontheruncny.org or by contacting Sherrie Kingsley at 607-264-3377, Sally Trosset at 607-435-1985 or Matt Grady at Stagecoach Coffee in Cooperstown.

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

Pitch, Hit & Run is April 8

SUNY Cobleskill will host a local qualifier for the Scotts/Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run on April 8.

The youth skills competition will be held on the college’s baseball diamond and softball fields. Registration starts at 5 p.m. April 8, with the competition to follow at 5:30 p.m.

Boys and girls ages 7-14 as of July 17, 2014, are eligible to compete. Birth certificates are required. Age-groups will be 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Winners in each category and all-around champions will qualify for sectional competition at a time, date and site to be determined.

Sectional winners will advance to team championships, with the national finals to follow. National finalists will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 All-Star Game and will compete before the Home Run Derby.

For more information, call Joe McCarthy at 518-255-5164 or email him at mccartJ@cobleskill.edu.

Hunter ed course starts in April

The Davenport Fire Department will host a NYS hunter education course from 5:30-9 p.m. April 14, 16 and 17.

Students must be at least 11 years old. There is a limit of 40 students and participants must attend all three nights.

To register, call Losie’s Gun Shop at 607-432-6452.

For more information, call Gary at 607-432-9266.

Youth soccer clinic April 14-17

The Oneonta State men’s soccer team will host an indoor/outdoor soccer camp for youths in grades 2-11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14-17.

Cost is $80 per camper or $20 per day. Registration will take place April 14 at O-State’s Alumni Field House. All pick-ups and drop-offs take place at the same location.

Campers will have access to the Chase pool and may purchase a pizza lunch for $4 per day.

The camp serves as a fundraiser for the Red Dragons upcoming trip to Barcelona.

For more information, call O-State men’s soccer coach Iain Byrne at 607-436-2102 or email him at iain.byrne@oneonta.edu.

USPP Spring Race is April 19

The Upper Susquehanna Pedalers & Paddlers Spring Race will start at 11 a.m. April 19 in Oneonta, rain or shine.

Classes for the 12- and 18-mile events include all NYMCRA point classes, pro, recreation and recreation mixed. All classes start at the Route 205 bridge in Oneonta and finish at the Otego fishing access. Recreation classes, C-1W and youth classes will finish at the Otego fishing access. All other classes will proceed to Wells Bridge, turn a buoy and return to the Otego fishing access.

Hot food and awards will follow at the Otego Elementary School.

Pre-registration costs $20 per amateur paddler and $30 per pro paddler. Pre-registrations must be received by mail before race day. Registration forms are available at the website uspp.pbworks.com and should be mailed to Jeff Shultis, 7 Diane Drive, Otego, NY 13825 with checks made payable to Upper Susquehanna Pedalers & Paddlers.

Race day registration costs $22 per amateur paddler and $35 per pro paddler. Registration opens at 10 a.m. April 19.

The first three places in each division will receive awards.

For more information, call Shultis at 607-988-7898 or email jrscanoe@aol.com.

Bowling tourney starts April 26

Cobleskill Family Bowling will host a super sweeper tournament April 26-27.

Qualifying rounds will be held at 1 and 4 p.m. April 26. The top five qualifiers will return April 27 to compete in a stepladder final.

First place is guaranteed $2,000 for this scratch, singles tournament.

Entry forms are available at local bowling centers and online at www.bestwesterncobleskill.com/bowling.

For more information, call tournament director Gus Lampo at 607-287-0069.

Youth conditioning program set

The Oneonta Family YMCA will host a sports conditioning program for youths ages 11-14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 1.

Registration is required for the program, which runs from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Center Street School gymnasium. The program will not run during breaks for Oneonta High or Oneonta State.

A one-time application fee of $20 is also required. To sign up or for more information, visit the Oneonta Family YMCA or call 607-432-0010.

Outlaws to host pro wrestling

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will headline the Oneonta Outlaws’ Rumble on the Mound, a professional wrestling fundraiser slated for 2 p.m. May 3 at Damaschke Field in Oneonta.

The best-selling author and winner of 17 wrestling championships in his lengthy career, Foley will host the event to benefit the defending New York Collegiate Baseball League champion Outlaws.

The Honky Tonk Man, Johnny Valiant and Steve Corino also are scheduled to appear. The rumble also features a 12-man battle royal.

Tickets start at $10 and are on sale at Damaschke Field, online at www.outlawsrumble.eventbee.com or by calling 607-432-6326.

For more information, call 607-432-6326 or visit the website www.oneontaoutlaws.com.

Unadilla MX announces schedule

Unadilla MX in New Berlin will celebrate its 45th anniversary with the following events in 2014.

May 10-11: Loretta Lynn’s MX area qualifier.

May 11: District 3 MX.

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.

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.

Unadilla to host MX Rewind

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.

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.